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Hear from the Principal 30.09.22

I was pleased to meet some of you at the GCSE Coffee Morning yesterday – thank you for making the effort to come. We had interesting and engaging conversations, and I hope that we were able to answer any questions that you had. For those who stayed on for the tour to see the College, I hope you enjoyed seeing the College in action.

The next GCSE Coffee Morning will be taking place on 17 November and I hope to see many of you there. We will also be running House Surgeries later this term to provide you with more opportunities to meet your child’s Head or Deputy Head of House. We will share more information about this soon.

She shoots, she scores

Earlier this month, our Sixth Form female Football Scholarship students participated in their first fixture in preparation for the current season, which started on Wednesday this week. Following the female success at the Euros, I am thrilled that we are able to widen access to football for our female students; ensuring that now more than ever they are provided with opportunity to develop their game and showcase their talent.

If your daughter, or son, is a budding footballer and you would like to find out more information about our Football Scholarship in partnership with Norwich City Regional Development Programme, register your place at our Open Evening on 13 October.

A century of the BBC

On Wednesday this week, we had the pleasure of welcoming Carla Flower, a video journalist working with Yorkshire TV, and Flora McCorquodale, a production management apprentice with the BBC, to speak with our students as part of the BBC100 Schools Tour. It was inspiring to hear Clara discuss her background and how she built her confidence through her career and for Flora to share her journey with dyslexia and how radio became her escape.

Both Carla and Flora showed our students what it means to be resilient and how to overcome obstacles and I know that each of our students will have benefitted greatly from the talks.

Making their mark

Yesterday, girls from Year 8 and 9 attended Make Your Mark, a career-focused event in Waterbeach that focused on sustainable developments. The students had the brilliant opportunity to hear from key figures from organisations such as Urban & Civic, South Cambs District Council and Bradley Murphy Design. They also tried their hand at designing their perfect town and play spaces using specialist software.

At Impington, we value the opportunity to open our students eyes to all the possible career paths and I look forward to sharing more examples of this with you throughout the year.

Hallo! Auf Wiedersehen!

Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting our German exchange students from Kopernikus Gymnasium. The students, along with ours, enjoyed a jampacked week, which included lessons at the College, punting and a rounders match, as well as spending quality time with their host families. We are fortunate to be able to offer our students a number of opportunities to engage with exchange programmes with schools around the world, as far as Japan, and I look forward to sharing more stories from them throughout the year.

September 30, 2022