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Creative Arts – Bronze Arts Award

Posted: 3 October 2016

Over 40 Students in year 10 and 11 at Tavistock College have completed the ‘Bronze Arts Award’. This qualification is in association with Trinity College London, The Arts Council England and funded by the National Lottery. This qualification allows students to explore the Creative Arts in a number of ways. Students had to choose and complete an arts challenge, review an arts event, research someone who is an inspiration to them and then finally teach someone a skill in any form of the Arts. Students did this alongside their Creative Arts lessons at the college but also completed the work in their own time, showing both personal motivation, passion and dedication. The outcomes were varied and exciting; including teaching dance, playing an instrument, visiting an art gallery and reviewing a film. This qualification is highly recognised within the arts and schools. Students will now have the opportunity to work on Silver Arts Award (a level 2 qualification) which they are already excited about.

Tavistock win Year 7 Devon co-operative schools football tournament

Posted: 30 September 2016

Year 7 football team win the Devon Co-operative school football tournament!!!

We entered two Tavistock football teams into this 16 team competition. The two groups for our teams comprised of 6 teams.

In the five group games both teams finished with records of Won 4 Drew 1 Lost 0 and won their respective groups. The style of football and character shown by both teams was fantastic and very impressive. As you can see by the results below there were tremendous performances.

Group A results

Tavistock A 2 West Exe B 0 – Hayden Halfyard, Jack Hutchinson
Okehampton A 0 Tavistock A 0
Tavistock A 1 Holsworthy B 0 – Hayden Halfyard
South Molton B 1 Tavistock A 2 – Jack Hutchinson (2)
KEVICS 0 Tavistock A 2 – Jack Hutchinson (2)

Group C results

Tavistock B 2 Budehaven 0 – Joe Short, George Mclaughlin
Okehampton B 0 Tavistock B 1 – Peter Walters-Fox
Holsworthy A 1 Tavistock B 1 – Ollie Mack
Tavistock B 4 Dawlish B 0 – Joe Short (3), Peter Walters Fox
Tiverton A 0 Tavistock B 5 – George, Joe (3), Peter

Quarter – Finals

Tavistock A 1 West Exe 0 – this was a close game, but Tavistock always had the edge and a brilliant close range finish by Jack Hutchinson from a Matt Brimacombe cross decided the game against the reigning champions.

Tavistock B 0 Okehampton A 0 – this draw saw both sides progress due to a superior goal difference.


Tavistock A 0 Okehampton A 0 – Tavistock win 4-3 on penalties.

A very tense game saw very few chances. In the penalty shoot-out Owen Hicks saved two penalties to progress the team to the final.

Tavistock B 0 Cullompton 1

One chance decided this close game and the valiant efforts of the boys wasn’t quite enough. A tremendous performance to get to this stage.


Tavistock A 2 Cullompton 1 – golden goal.

Tavistock made a fantastic start when in the first minute their influential captain Matt Brimacombe crossed for striker Jack Hutchinson to score. The game continued to be close and Cullompton got an equaliser halfway through the game. There were limited chances for the remainder of the match, but a brilliant double save from Owen Hicks took the game to golden goals extra-time. One goal wins the tournament and after a scramble in the penalty area the persistent Jack Hutchinson shot into the bottom right hand corner of the net to win the trophy for Tavistock College.


Tavistock A – Matt Brimacombe, Owen Hicks, Branden Allen, Hayden Halfyard, Will Paxman, Ffin Clarke, Jack Hutchinson

Tavistock B – Joe Short, Charlie Brownlow, Ollie Mack, Fin Shaw, George Mclaughlin, Jay Spencer, Peter Walters Fox, Tyler Ewings.

Please congratulate all the boys involved they were an absolute credit to the college. Determination, teamwork and desire to achieve clearly on show.


Creative Arts – Ignition Workshop

Posted: 30 September 2016

We were delighted to host an Ignition workshop at college last week as students from year 12 and 13 Performing Arts and BTEC Sport took part in the workshop lead by ex-student Perry Johnson. Ignition are a National Physical Theatre Company specializing in creating movement work with young male performers, they are an off shoot of the infamous Frantic Assembly (who created Curious incident of the Dog in the Night time for the National Theatre). Their work is high octane and urgent with an emphasis on strength and fitness. The young men in the work shop worked very hard and within two hours were creating difficult physical responses to music and each other. Students said

‘Everyone got really involved, I didn’t feel nervous and it was really great to work with new people’

‘It was great fun to explore a medium that I hadn’t done before and brilliant to try it in an environment where everyone was on a level’

‘Immense – just brilliant’

‘Id forgotten how good things like that are!’

We are looking forward to further work with the Theatre Royal and their connected companies as our partnership grows.