With Half Term on the horizon, our students have shown no signs of slowing down! During the past two weeks they have been busy participating in a host of educational and co-curricular activities and have thoroughly earned their break. I hope students are able to use the week to relax and recharge, ready to return for the Winter term.
You can keep up to date with our College calendar for the next term, here.
Xtra, Xtra, read all about it
Over 700 students signed up for at least one iCAS Xtra activity at the beginning of the academic year. It is encouraging to see that the newly formed Multicultural Forum, a student group that focuses on developing international-mindedness through issue-based discussion, has proven to be popular, with 28 students attending the Forum last week and even more expected to attend in the coming weeks.
I am proud that our students benefit from such a wide variety of opportunities to enhance their practical skills during their time at Impington, including workshops and residential trips. Last week, a number of Environmental Systems and Biology students enjoyed a three day trip to the Malham Tarn Field Studies Council Centre in North Yorkshire to gain hands-on experience of kick-sampling and data analysis in the unique landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. It was heartening to hear about the excellent teamwork skills and caring attitudes of the students during their trip, exemplifying our College values.
Behind the headlines
This month, Year 10 students attended an educational workshop run by The Guardian Foundation, through their Behind the Headlines programme. The aim is to help young people analyse, engage with and participate in the media, it was a valuable session and I know students are excited to put their learning into practice.
A sell out Sixth Form
It was wonderful to see so many of our current students and their families at our Sixth Form Open Evening on 21 October, which was fully booked due to popular demand.
If you are considering your child continuing their learning journey with us, but were unable to attend the onsite Open Evening or guided tours, you can access our virtual Open Evening event here. With useful videos, information about student outcomes and the admissions process, I hope it will be a valuable resource for you during the decision-making process.
Middle Years Programme (MYP) update
At the College, we take a holistic approach to education and aim to develop each of our students into well-rounded individuals with a life-long love of learning. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Learner Profile underpins our curriculum and provides our students with a model for how to treat themselves and others. It is encouraging to see our students expressing themselves confidently, acting with integrity and developing their critical thinking skills as they progress through the MYP curriculum.
For detailed information about the Learner Profile and the curriculum, download the MYP parent handbook here.