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The Blend. A Dynamic, Dramatic and Original Dance Show
In mid March students studying dance delivered a fantastic show presenting three evenings of wonderfully entertaining and engaging dance choreographed by the dancers. The brilliant dancing was enhanced by superb lighting and music to a professional standard.
A superb achievement for all involved.
See LINX magazine at the end of term for pull out double page picture feature on the show
The college has received awards from Comic Relief for the cash it raises on Red Nose Day. Students were in mufti and many staff were in college uniform - of sorts! Students and staff had organised activities and one was karaoke in Hall 2 which was great fun.
A good day was had by all and whilst the academic work continued many hundreds of pounds were raised (see above) for this worthy charity.
Red Nose and Mufti Day for Students, Staff- and Dogs!
Nearly all the money has been counted and we have raised Over £2500 for Comic Relief!!!
Jack Briggs, College super student chef, is one of only two students to make it through to the final of the Great Schools Cook Off Competition. He will represent the college at The Exeter Festival of South West Food and Drink at Exeter Castle on Saturday 29 April. Jack will be competing against a student from Kings. There will no room for slip ups as internationally known and Michelin starred chef, Michael Caines, is the judge.
The Great Schools Cook Off: Jack Briggs is a winner!
The menu which took Jack through to the final was:-
Starter: Smoked mackerel pâté with toasted ciabatta slices.
Main Course: Parmesan chicken wrapped in Parma ham with a side of baked carrots in orange juices, asparagus in a Hollandaise sauce, mixed tomatoes and hassel back potatoes.
Tasty! Once again our student chefs make an impact in a major competition. Well done to Jack- and the Food Technology staff.
This is the fifth year of successful language exchanges with our German partner school, Albrecht Ernst Gymnasium in Oettingen, Bavaria.
Read the full story of the students’ visit to Devon
German Exchanges for Five Years with School in Germany
The Great Egg Race took place on March 28. Students designed and made a vehicle to compete to see which could carry an egg the longest distance. Some basic Physics was involved in the design as well as some engineering skill. Full marks to all those who took part and gave up their time to create their machines. The final result was:
1st Daisy Evans 7NMR with a distance of 7.99M
2nd Emily Green and Isabel Goddard 7SER with a distance of 5.90M
3rd Amy May 7 AEG with a distance of 4.85M
A selection of girls have recently taken part in cricket sessions learning to become young leaders to primary students. The group spent a day with coaches from Devon Cricket and the ECB funded ‘Chance to Shine’ to learn new drills, mini games and how to deliver training sessions.
All the girls passed the course and will now deliver sessions in the summer to Primary schools. Congratulations to the girls involved. Well done!
Girls Qualify to Train Primary Students Cricket Skills
The Religion Department has held another successful ‘Religion and Science’ conference. Year 8 students have been studying the relationship between religion and science. In particular they have focused on the ethical issues surrounding fertility treatment.
At the conference students were given the opportunity to explore these issues in more depth from different religious and non religious points of view. Guest speakers were invited into the college to talk about their own beliefs and opinions. They represented the Roman Catholic, Church of England, Buddhist, Humanist and scientific points of view.
Students then worked in small groups for a workshop followed by the the opportunity to ask the speakers their own questions.
A big thank you to all the guests involved and the student panel, who asked some very testing questions of the panel.
Year 8 Students Explore Religious and Scientific Views
Asdan Students organised the opportunity to throw wet sponges at staff to raise money for Bright Futures. Mr Alexander, Mr Turner, Mr Phare, Miss Thomas and Mrs Hunter put their dignity on the line and took a sponge - or sponges -for charity. To be more exact, over 205 wet sponges were thrown at them in total which raised a splendid £41. I suspect the poor staff involved did not feel splendid afterwards although Mr Alexander did receive a spontaneous round of applause from the large group of spectating students. Hats off to all the staff who took part!
A great event that demonstrated that a small sacrifice can mean you can raise money to support those less fortunate than yourself.
Hats Off to Mr Alexander & Staff: Splatted for Charity!
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