I hope you and your families enjoyed a relaxing Easter break and that our student community feels refreshed and ready to tackle the term ahead.
Turing the World: Italy
I was delighted to hear from some of you following your children’s recent visit to India. It is heartening to hear that your children have found the experience “life-changing” and that it has improved their awareness of the diversity of the global community. Recently, our Year 9 and 10 students returned from Italy, where they spent three days taking lessons with their Italian peers, as well as a day spent sightseeing in Rome, visiting the Colosseum, Villa Borghese and the Sistine Chapel. Our Latin/Classics students also benefited from an excursion to Pompeii to consolidate their learning about this influential period in history. The next international excursion will be to Zaragoza in Spain and you can stay updated by following the College on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Inspiring the next generation
Last month, our students were invited to attend an interactive lecture at the College given by one of our student’s parents, and expert in the field of molecular biology, Dr Birgit Meldal. Meldal is a passionate STEM ambassador and I am pleased to share that our students were inspired by her research and experiences, with positive feedback from everyone who attended the event.
On the subject of STEM, I am proud to announce that this year a number of students will be taking part in FXP Festival, a Cambridgeshire education initiative for students aged 12 – 19 years old. The Festival is centred on the exciting world of game design and development. The nine-week programme will enable students to strengthen their practical skills in design and computing, as well as important life skills, including collaboration, communication and leadership. The students will benefit from mentoring sessions with industry professionals and I wish them all the best of luck!
They shoot, they score
I would like to congratulate our U15 Handball teams who recently competed in the South East Handball competition, which took place at the University of Cambridge Sports Centre last month. Our girls’ team won a well-deserved first place (winning all six of the matches they competed in), while our boys’ team secured a sought-after second place. As a result, both teams have qualified for the regional tournament in May, an accolade achieved by just 40 teams out of the 450 which took part in the county competitions!
Cheerio Mrs Griffiths
I am sad to share that we bid a fond farewell to the longest serving member of the Impington Village College community at the beginning of April. Mrs Griffiths has been a stalwart member of our teaching team since 1990, and tributes from her PE and SEND students poured in – a testament to the positive impact she had on students during her time at the College.