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Hear from the Principal 20.05.22

Many congratulations to our learning community are in order for this week’s blog, as we approach the final Half Term (week commencing 30 May) of the academic year.

 

Wellbeing workshops

The past few years have not been easy for any of us, so, I would like to draw your attention to two wellbeing workshops which are being hosted by HI Friends.  Emma Moat, a HI Friends play therapist with 15 years’ experience counselling, is running the workshops for anyone who is interested in supporting their children and teens with their mental health and wellbeing and how to deal with loss. The first will be held on Monday 23 May and the latter, Monday 13 June, both at Saint Andrews Centre in Histon.


Art worthy of the Louvre

Attention all art lovers! We have our annual GCSE art show coming up this month, where our students will be showcase their final pieces from their GCSE studies. I have already caught a glimpse of some of the artwork and am in awe of the talent of some of our students, the pieces are breath-taking. Don’t miss your chance to view on the 26 May from 5 – 6pm.


‘Tremendous’ volunteers

Last month, two of our students,  Scobie and Ronald, kindly helped at the Abbey Fields Easter Quiz on Long Meadow. I am so proud to report that their efforts were deemed ‘tremendous’ by volunteers from the charity. Thank you Scobie and Roland for being such wonderful representatives of the College. We hope to organise more volunteering opportunities with the charity in the future, so keep your eyes peeled if you or your child wishes to help.


Lights, camera, action!

I would like to congratulate nine students from our Sixth Form’s Performance School for receiving offers to study at top musical, acting, dance and theatre Colleges from across the UK, including: Performers College, BIMM, Wilkes Academy and the Institute for Contemporary Theatre. A big well done to Lottie A, Emily L, Safira P, Tash P, Lottie W, Emily N, Saffran C, Mia K and Louise R, I wish you all the best in your future endeavours. Find out more about our Performance School.


Tackling the counties

It really does give me great pleasure to share so many good news stories with you in this blog. More congratulations in order for  Year 10 student Vittoria A, who was selected to play for the Eastern Counties Rugby Union for U15 girls squad. The girls narrowly lost in the game against East Midlands but walked away with a victory against Nottingham, Lincolnshire and Derby. Well done Vittoria, we’re proud of you!


Turing le monde

On Sunday, students returned from Le Puy en Vallee, France. While camping, the students enjoyed travelling around nearby cities with fellow French students and also took part in outdoor activities in the Ardèche region. We are thoroughly enjoying all the photos that are coming through from each of the trips. Keep your eyes peeled on our social media channels for updates:  Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


It’s exam season!

Last week, we were honoured to welcome Rachel Sylvester, a reporter from The Times, to the College. Rachel was keen to learn more about the academic and vocational learning that our students enjoy when they study the International Baccalaureate. Students from both the College and Sixth Form were eager to discuss their studies and I was proud to see them represent our College so well. Keep your eyes peeled for familiar faces in the paper soon.