2 December 2016

Congratulations to the Real Ideas Organisation on the announcement of £1million of Government funding to turn the Devonport Market Hall into a centre of technology.

We’re pleased to be partners in this development.

Last week the Minister for Digital and Culture, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, visited Devonport to meet the team behind the project which will see the disused market hall become a cutting edge digital technology hub.

Our students were in Devonport completing some Geography fieldwork at the same time and were invited to meet Mr Hancock and to discuss some of the future ideas with him.

Read more here.



photos Tom Brewer

Excellence

Next in our series of sharing outstanding work is an example from Benedict O’Connell 7W.

Mrs Edwards said, “All students in Year 7 Science lessons have been studying a unit of work on Cells and Health. The students in 7W were asked to research deficiency diseases associated with a lack of certain vitamins in the diet and create a poster to educate the public about the importance of vitamins in a balanced diet. Benedict’s work was outstanding”.


Pro Skills Printit

Further examples of excellent work are the images produced by Alex Courts and Daniel Smith who entered the Pro Skills PrintIt competition at the end of Year 9.

Mrs Brown said, “The competition enabled students to spend some time learning about the print industry which is a key element of their GCSE course. The brief was to promote healthy eating in a supermarket environment. Alex and Daniel both received silver awards and a bag of gifts including a polaroid camera”.


Daniel’s design


 Alex’s design


City of Plymouth Festival

I’m pleased to share some results from the City of Plymouth Festival.

Preet Pradeep 10P

Bible reading – Commended and joint runner up with 84% Shakespeare Acting – 1st place and Commended with 85% performing a scene from ‘The Merchant of Venice’

Lalit Kathiresan 9W

Bible reading – 1st place and Commended with 85% Acting monologue – 1st place with Distinction 87% performing ‘Getting out of games’ by Antony Wieland Solo Verse speaking – 1st place with Distinction 88% speaking ‘Hedgehog by Anthony Thwaite’ Sight reading – Runner up and Commended with 85%

Preet and Lalit are pictured with their trophies.



Collaboration

Earlier this week we provided mediation and mentoring training for a group of students who have been appointed as anti-bullying ambassadors at Eggbuckland Community College.

Ms Moreton would like to thank our Peer Mentors James, James, Alan, Tahmid and Alfie for a great afternoon of collaboration, sharing and training.




Sports Update

Basketball

The U15 achieved a good victory against All Saints Academy this week but Mr Bunney reports a ‘bad day at the office’ for the Year 8 basketball team. Although the team won 14 – 4 v MAP they suffered defeats against Stoke Damerel (22 – 8) and St Boniface (30 – 15).

Badminton

Mixed results for the U16 team as they beat Lipson 5 – 0 but lost 3 – 2 to Plymstock.

Football

A very good win for the U16 football team beating Torbridge High 2 – 0 in the Plymouth Cup.

Mr Orkney congratulates Alfie Turner as he scores his sixth goal of the season for the 2nd XI who won their match this week against Plymouth University.


Rugby

Mr Burt said it was a beautiful afternoon for 10-a-side Rugby at Plymouth College. However, the Sixth form team was under pressure.


Future Events

5 December

Sixth Form Open Evening

12 December

Carol Service

14 December

Speech Day

16 December

Final day of term (school closing at 12.40 for students who have permission to leave the site)

Tuesday 3 January 2017

First day of term (A week)

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