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Hear from the Principal 25.11.22

It has been another busy week at the College; I have been impressed with how engaged our students have been with the different workshops, exhibitions, and talks. It is clear to see that our students are developing the International Baccalaureate (IB) learner profile attributes of ‘inquirers’ and ‘thinkers’ as we progress into the academic year. 

The future is green

On top of the wonderful climate change COP27-themed posters I shared with you in last week’s blog post, some of our students also took part in the local COP27 Youth and Future Generations conference on 16 November. During the day, there were several workshop sessions which focused on how secondary schools are tackling climate change including a COP-style conference, a climate change debate and a display of students’ climate change and green projects. I was tremendously proud of how our students represented the College during the conference. If you missed the creative projects last week, you can view them on our social channels including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Character Education

At the College, we believe that ‘Character Education’ is fundamental to students’ current and future learning. Your child(ren) will be familiar with the 10 Pastoral Curriculum Attributes (PCA), and all our tutor, assembly and ‘deep dive’ talks are built around the attributes. 

Earlier this month, students joined Mr Gee for a series of ‘deep dives’ on important and challenging topics. I was pleased to hear the students’ questions and reflections demonstrated their sense of inquiry; it truly reinforces the value of the time dedicated to exploring topics including e-safety and citizenship.

Take a look at our the full overview of our PCA programme including its objectives and content.  

In the back of the net

I am delighted to share that one of our Sixth Form football scholars, Nicole Quinton, has been selected for the Women’s English Colleges Football Association 22/23 National Squad; a tremendous achievement, and a testament to Nicole’s dedication to her development on the pitch.

Learn more about Impington International College’s Football Sports Scholarship, which combines the rigour of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) with professional coaching and the opportunity to compete in weekly football matches.

Arsenal stadium tour

While not every student is an Arsenal Football Club fan, they relished the opportunity to visit the Emirates football stadium on 17 November. During the visit, the students explored the Director’s Box, Diamond Club, Player’s Entrance, Dressing Rooms, Dugouts, and Interview Rooms while learning more about the history of the iconic stadium (and imagining taking their own turn as a player walking down the Player’s Tunnel!) I hope they found it as inspiring as it was informative.

Mutual learning

It was a pleasure to see how engaged our current Year 11 cohort was with our Year 12 students’ IB Group 4 project.

The Group 4 project is an interdisciplinary collaborative project that is an integral part of the DP and IB Career-related Programme (CP). Earlier this month, our Year 13 students worked in mixed science groups to take a photograph of their choice and investigate aspects of the photo from the perspective of different sciences. The project culminated in students producing posters of their research, which were exhibited for our Year 11 Triple Scientists. I know they found the event insightful and our Sixth Form students immensely enjoyed the opportunity to share more about their research.

November 25, 2022