June 13th, 2013
Calling all Parents & Carers of female students who will be in Year 8 this coming September.
We have just finished arranging our HPV vaccination schedule for the next academic year.
Please make a note of the following dates:
1st injection – Weds’ October 16th at 9.30am
2nd injection – Weds’ 11th December at 9.30am
3rd injection – Weds’ 11th June 2014 at 9.30am
Mop-up session – Weds’ 2nd July 2014 at 9.30 am
If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the immunisation team on 01392 208470 .
June 12th, 2013
Fourteen Year 8 students went to view the Masters of Print Exhibition at The Burton Art Gallery and Museum on Tuesday this week. Seeing at first hand original works by Picasso, Matisse, Dali and Warhol.
The exhibition is on loan from The Tate Gallery and shows a range of different print techniques from some of the greatest artists of the 20th century and is a golden opportunity to witness these works.
Returning to college the Students then took part in a print workshop during the afternoon, creating images based on their sketches, using the ‘Collagraph‘ technique.
More photos of the day on our Flickr Pages
June 10th, 2013
Bideford College Student, Rowan Chanin, is the new Devon Schools’ 100m champion for 2013 after winning at Exeter Arena at the weekend and will compete for the county at the South West Champs next weekend.
There were also fine performances from Alex Vizor =2nd in the high jump and 6th in the triple jump, Dani Jewell 2nd in the 3000m, Bobby Talbot-Adams 4th in the 800m and 5th in the high jump.
Lucy Burnett was placed 6th in the 800m, Scott Braunton 6th in the 3000m, Alexina Mills 6th in the shot and Hannah Vincent 6th in the discus.
Well done team Bideford.
June 6th, 2013
Moreton Park hosted a Primary Schools Sports festival organised by the College’s Year 9+10 sports leader students.
The multiskills festival for Key Stage 1 pupils featured 180 students from 4 primary schools. As you can see the sun shone & everyone had a fantastic day.
June 6th, 2013
French exchange students visiting the College as part of the SEACS project today were treated to a demo by the ‘Green Power‘ Race Team.
The cross Channel visitors got to see up close & personal the electric powered car which the GP Team have been working on since October last year.
With only 2 weeks to go until the ‘Race Day’ event at Newquay airport the final adjustments & tweaks are well underway.
The College I.T Technicians are also working with the GP Team looking at ways of creating a ‘Live On-Board Video Stream’ on the day. We’ll keep you posted.
You can follow both projects by the links above.
Read more on the Green Power Blog & The SEACS website
May 24th, 2013
Earlier in May the College was visited by inspectors from Ofsted. Today they released their ‘Summary of key findings for parents and pupils’.
You can read/download the full report here
May 23rd, 2013
A week ago 32 students and 4 staff took the opportunity to visit the Golden Hinde II in London. The ship is a replica of Drake’s Flagship and the trip was at the invitation of the Golden Hinde Trust, who were celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the building and launching of the Golden Hinde II from Hinks’ boatyard at Watertown, Appledore.
On arriving at our destination the group were divided into different groups – the officers, the barber surgeons, the gunners and the lowest of all were the staff who were the cabin boys. The girls had to adopt boy’s names and speak in deep voices as back in Drake’s time it was considered unlucky to have females on board ship. We were assembled on the Gun Deck and then put through our paces learning about Barber Surgery, Navigation, and Firing Cannons. Any mention of the Spanish during the evening was greeted by spitting on the floor! During the evening the origin of a number of phrases such as ‘3 square meals a day’ and ‘on the fiddle’ were explained as was the need to not mention you were born under the sign of Scorpio if you needed blood letting by the Barber surgeon.
The final activity of the evening was a mock battle with the Spanish, which of course ended in victory. The students and staff then had to sleep on the Gun deck, which was only about 4 foot high, so resulted in regular banging of heads on the beams. After an uncomfortable nights asleep, breakfast was bread and cheese and plenty of fruit to prevent the onset of scurvy. Mr Nias then marched us along the South Bank to take in the sights – The Tower of London, the Globe Theater, the Tate Modern, the Houses of Parliament, and the London Eye.
The visit was great fun and quite nostalgic for Mr Ford, Mrs Nicholls and Mrs Trott all of whom were at the original launching dressed as Elizabethan children.
May 23rd, 2013
A select group of brave students from Y10 to Y12 enjoyed the Reduced Shakespeare Company’s performance of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged!) at The Queens Theatre on the 21st May.
Brave? Well, it’s Shakespeare, and he’s hard to understand, old-fashioned and irrelevant to the 21st Century, right?
Wrong. We were all entranced by the way this troupe presented the Bard’s work to us in their trademark fast-paced, slightly irreverent fashion, with some really significant pauses for reflection that struck home with teachers as well as students.
The BAFTA award goes to our own Sophie Lawrence and Greg Lewis, aptly chosen to present Ophelia’s crisis-ridden mind. Who knew Sophie could be quite that loud?!
Perhaps the best part was the welcome in the foyer afterwards from the actors; our students loved meeting them, having their photographs taken with them, and having their comments retweeted by the group for the world to read.
May 21st, 2013
Bideford College Students Michael Townsend, Josh Salmon and Kieran Tanton won The Devon Golf Championships team trophy at Brixham, South Devon.
They will now go on to represent Devon in the English Schools Championships at Woodhall Spa, National Golf Centre in Lincolnshire during July.
Well played Team Bideford.