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21/03/19

It's ! Thank you to Mrs Cassie for nominating a poem entitled 'Your Best' by https://t.co/zYfbwwBAoR

20/03/19

Congratulations to the first two Y7 recipients of the headteacher’s gold award in recognition of gaining over 100 achievement points. Both former ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ students. https://t.co/f0XlwP5c2Z

19/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to Alfie Pitt who scored 4 tries for the Y7 rugby team today against Oxted! Special mentions also to POMs Ben Morrison and Josh Morse with some great defence 🏉

19/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the ⁦⁩ Y11 Netball team with their last fixture against ⁦⁩ today! Great team work & lots of interceptions in defence! A fantastic effort from Andrea L who was awarded POM! 👏🏻💪🏻 https://t.co/mtTs74ogUU

19/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

A tough game for the Y9 ⁦⁩ Football team against ⁦⁩ ⚽️ Well done to POMs Joel D, Jake D & James T! It was great to see Y10 students supporting and coaching the team! 👏🏻 https://t.co/RXtfjKGmkt

18/03/19

Year 11 Prom tickets, Yearbooks and Hoodies are on sale now. Don't miss out! https://t.co/IJbTHI7EKE. https://t.co/iyGMrxKzwk

15/03/19

This week's news bulletins are available to view and download via our website now https://t.co/FJuISMBpLz. We'd like to wish all of our followers a wonderful weekend!#FridayFeeling

15/03/19

Year 7 working hard in science , fully immersed in dissecting a flower and identifying the reproductive organs. https://t.co/MpjbDCouC2

14/03/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

2 superb sessions with year 11 science students. Looking at core practical skills and really interrogating a method that’s slightly different to the original! A pleasure to teach 👍🏽🧪🔭 https://t.co/lgqzLtVnLI

13/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford PE

Well done to the Y9 Football team with a tough cup game against today. They fought until the end but ultimately faced defeat at 1-3. Congratulations to POMs Josh C, Ollie M & Max P! ⚽️

13/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Great to share a fantastic variety of the skill, physical & volunteering activities that students have already uploaded onto eDofE with ⁦⁩ parents/carers this evening! 🏉🧁🏊🏼‍♀️⚽️🤸🏻‍♂️📸🎹 https://t.co/fHZW4WT9b6

13/03/19

Our admissions team have been extra busy this week, processing the flurry of acceptance forms for our new Year 7 cohort. The deadline is this Friday, 15 March so don't delay, accept your place today! https://t.co/sUKKIkaPHH

13/03/19

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. It's always great to hear such positive feedback about our students in the local community

11/03/19

Our lessons are ‘calm and purposeful with good behaviour and pupils working together', according to Ofsted. But don't take our word for it - book a tour with us today! https://t.co/1XSR8Nz17u https://t.co/rNlKsaEvek

09/03/19

Retweeted From Kirsty Sandiford

Great to see updates in ⁦⁩ newsletter! ⭐️ 👀 ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/miTfgaDZ0m

08/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford DofE

Excellent work today with ⁦⁩ students starting route cards for their practice day walk⁩! Team Snail 🐌 Pig 🐷 & Llama 🦙 are up & running! Thank you ⁦⁩ for helping the students find grid references & plan their routes! 🧭 🗺 https://t.co/fJhJja66kE

08/03/19

Our weekly news bulletins are available to view on our website now https://t.co/FJuISMBpLz . Wishing all of our followers a happy weekend! https://t.co/XJ4zUGIFJN

07/03/19

Retweeted From de Stafford Jenkins Centre

Understanding Me group kicked off today for our year 7s. Discovering our uniqueness and learning about the 8 intelligences, what are YOU good at?

07/03/19

well spotted!

07/03/19

Another reason to celebrate this ! student Zach Vellacott has completed his '16 before 16' classic novel reading challenge. Mr Garner is seen here presenting him with his reward. Well done Zach, keep up the great reading! https://t.co/bvIH7UQmNB

Posted on: 30/01/2018

Year 10s get inspired at Oxford University

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Year 10 More Able – Visit to Oxford University

 

I had the privilege of taking some of our More Able year 10 students on a visit to St Hilda's College at Oxford University on Friday 26th January. With the stunning backdrop of the Oxfordshire countryside and the river Isis just outside, our morning started with a preconceptions-busting talk from Hannah Rolley, the University's Outreach officer. This enabled the students to discuss their ideas about who a typical student at Oxford might be compared to the modern, actual reality. They now know that 60% of Oxford's intake comes from state school students - just like them! Although standards are undoubtedly high, they are achievable, and there is also plenty of financial help available for those who need it. The students were told about the broad depth of studies available to undergraduates as well as the world-renown quality of their lecturers and individual tutor system.


Next, our students were introduced to two current undergraduates based at St Hilda's who honestly, and humorously, answered all their eager questions about the reality of life at one of the world's most admired universities. The undergraduates told them all about the social and fun side to their life at St Hilda's as well as the academic side. Their enthusiasm was catching! The advocates then lead our students on an eye-opening tour of the campus including student accommodation and the well-equipped library. We ended up surrounded by many more of the current undergraduates as we enjoyed a very generous free lunch in their very elegant canteen. Great cheesecake!


The afternoon continued to inspire with a stroll through the heart of Oxford city centre incorporating all of the iconic and world famous colleges in their glorious settings, but avoiding the multiple bicycle- riding academics intent on pursuing their degrees! Just being in the same environment gave our students a real taste of the fun that studying in these surroundings could bring as well as the prestige!


Our walk culminated in a visit to see some of the priceless treasures housed in Oxford's Ashmolean museum to make our students realise that Oxford's scholars are encouraged to use the whole city as a resource to make learning come alive! Here our students undertook a structured creative writing session, using some of the museum's classical collections as inspiration. Our students responded with the ease of imagination that the young and gifted possess and produced some worthy writing indeed which they were happy to share. I felt very proud!


Finally, a quick pit-stop at an eye-catching old-style sweet shop, with its multiple magical jars full of every delight imaginable, finished off a truly inspirational and horizon-broadening day. I hope our visit has now encouraged our students to aim high and believe that they too would be warmly welcomed at Oxford and could thrive, and succeed, at the very top!


Mrs Cassie
More Able Coordinator