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Adult Community Learning Summer Programme

posted 17 Apr 2018, 02:36 by Nat Admin

Attached is the Adult Community Learning Summer Programme booklet with courses and workshops for the Summer Term.

A tribute to Anthony Minghella

posted 28 Mar 2018, 01:38 by N Nelson   [ updated 15 Apr 2018, 23:23 ]

Since January, and in their own time, Abi Cornford, April Egan, Becca Whitting, Darcie Bonner and Evie Clarke have been working with a short play of Anthony Minghells's called 'Days like These,' which portrays the isolation that many of the elderly in our community feel. 

They've edited the script to make it work for their purposes, as well as designing and painting images to match the script. They've filmed and edited it, as well as setting it to music. The link to the YouTube video is here:

During the last week of term Miss Saunders delivered an assembly to the whole school about Anthony Minghella and his legacy. Students watched his Oscar acceptance speech which he closes by saying 'this is a great day for the Isle of Wight'. Students then watched a trailer for his film Truly, Madly, Deeply and the video made by the girls. 

We wanted our students to know that such an impressive, creative talent grew up on the Isle of Wight and that his early years - in many ways - were very similar to theirs. He should be a source of great inspiration for all students on the island and hopefully his legacy will encourage our students to use their many talents, and to dream a bit bigger.

The girls received a lovely message from Edana Minghella, Anthony’s sister who said ‘This is amazing. Thank you so much. Very touched indeed and thank you for keeping Anthony’s memory so vividly and creatively alive’


Isle of Wight Regeneration Youth Conference

posted 7 Mar 2018, 03:29 by N Nelson

Students from Years 10 and 12 attended the Isle of Wight Regeneration Youth Conference on Tuesday.

Schools from all over the island came together to meet with inspirational employers and develop plans for the regeneration of key sites on the Isle of Wight.

Darcie Bonner, Iris Black, Callum Moody and Adam Sutherland all had their projects selected to be showcased to rest of the conference. Well done!

Citizenship trip to Parliament and the Supreme Court

posted 2 Feb 2018, 02:19 by N Nelson   [ updated 2 Feb 2018, 02:24 ]

On Monday 29th January a group of GCSE and A Level Citizenship students travelled to London and got a chance to see how democracy in the UK works.


Students started the day at the Supreme Court and were given the opportunity to listen to and take part in debates on issues like religious rights violations and assisted dying, topics they have studied in the classroom. 

Following a tour of the courts students headed to Parliament via Whitehall and Downing Street. On arrival they had a guided tour of the House of Commons and the Lords before taking part in an interactive campaigning session inspired by the women's suffrage movement.


Island MP Bob Seely came down to surprise students and opened the floor for a question and debate session. He took a grilling on issues such as Brexit and the NHS on the Isle of Wight. Year 11 student Owen Cotton said ‘it was an exciting experience to see democracy in action and nice to meet our own MP’.

Ned Elliott, also in Year 11 felt the trip was a successful combination of a fun and an educational experience.

History Trip Film

posted 28 Jan 2018, 03:50 by N Nelson   [ updated 28 Jan 2018, 03:50 ]

Our tour company, Halsbury, sent a film crew to the last trip we took to Berlin and Krakow. You can see a copy of the video they produced on our YouTube page. 

Message from School Transport

posted 15 Dec 2017, 02:14 by Nat Admin

We have received the following message from School Transport:

"We are currently unable to produce permanent bus passes.

The main issue will be that no new Privilege Seat Bus Passes will be issued for the Spring Term until at least mid-January 2018. It has been agreed with Southern Vectis that those who currently have a Privilege Seat Pass can use these until they receive their new one (even though the end date will be December 2017.) Please can you ensure that these students do not dispose of these bus passes until their new one arrives."

If you have any queries regarding this please contact School Transport on 01983 821000.

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