Around 20 Year 7 students were selected to take part in a Mandarin Chinese taster session. The session was led by an experienced teacher form the SOAS institute in London
They were able to learn about China and Chinese culture and had the opportunity to understand more about the Chinese signs and alphabet. They thoroughly enjoyed this experience and asked for the next one…. More to come from students soon!
When we arrived I was mind boggled that the college was so big and that there were 44 different colleges all through Oxford. I was intrigued that they all belonged to the same university. Each college was for a different subject.
I was stunned when the man said “OK, its time to go to the museum”. The museum was extremely intriguing as they had 7 dinosaurs and 2 of them were found in the UK. They also had whales and the head of a sperm whale which was massive.
They had a park just for the university and it was in pristine condition.
Oxford also had a lot of history. Did you know that Queen Mary wanted the bible to stay in Latin but two men didn’t want it to be in Latin so they argued. Then Queen Mary put them in a cage and decided to create the most horrific fire. She burnt down all the houses in Oxford and the people who tried to burn the two men.
I loved my day at the university and I would go again. I was very inspired and my favourite bit was hearing the history about Oxford.
By David Boggeln
Our gymnastics team of Musa, Rebecca, Jack and Sophie travelled to Stoke-on-Trent to compete in the Under 16 Mixed National Floor and Vault Gymnastics Championships.
The competition included opposition from 17 other schools from all parts of the UK, who had all qualified as winners of their Regional Competitions.
After 3 of the team vaulted and completed an individual floor routine, all 4 combined to produce a group floor routine of exceptional quality. All of this combined to give the team a 3rd place finish!
This is a remarkable achievement, particularly as we fielded 3 Under 13's in an Under 16 competition, but also because our students prepare with fairly limited equipment and apparatus in comparison to some of the other entrants.
The students and their coach, Cairine Cranfield-Thomson have put in a terrific amount of hard work towards achieving this goal and should be congratulated on an outstanding achievement!