Callington Dance Festival
On Wednesday 15th October, Year 10 GCSE Dance Students Participated in the annual ‘Callington Dance Festival’ with four other local schools. Students participated in a number of workshops which developed their technique, contact and choreographic skills. As well as this, the students also performed their own, choreographed, group piece ‘Mayhem’, which we have been choreographing in lessons.
Students said the Festival was a great experience because, ‘We got to learn and improve our dance technique’ and ‘it will really help me to achieve a better grade in GCSE as I learnt a lot’.
Miss Giles, Dance Teacher, said: “Their performance was fantastic! They should be really proud of their achievements and I am very lucky to have such a fantastic and talented class.”
Political Speed Dating at Tavistock College
Sixth form students at Tavistock College were pleased to welcome local councillors to a political speed dating event last Thursday 15th October. A group of Sixth Form students were able to put to councillors on matters that interested them. Ten councillors from a range of areas, with widely varying responsibilities, attended and both councillors and students went away with a much better understanding of each other’s respective roles and concerns.
This was the fourth such event, this time hosted by the college, and the first to involve the Sixth Form as part of the College’s provision for politically interested and community minded students. Both Helen Harris, from the college, and Debo Sellis, Devon County Councillor, who organised the event, were delighted with the way the session went.
Debo Sellis said: ‘There were some super ideas & enthusiasm from the students – brilliant!’
Helen Harris said: We are very grateful indeed to the councillors for giving up their time. Students were really interested and engaged by this event
Sporting Student Stars at Tavistock College
Emily Morley is a member of DRKJ Karate group in Plymouth Crownhill where she has recently achieved her 2nd Dan at Karate Jutsu after many training sessions. Emily has also just taken away five gold medals for fighting in a tournament in the U15 – U18 age category. Well done Emily keep up the hard work!
Chantel Whiting, age 12, started boxing at the age of 11 and hasn’t looked back since. She has recently been selected to compete in Guernsey and Portsmouth representing the Western Counties boxing team. Chantel trains 3 time a week at the Mayflower Amateur Boxing Club and competes most weekends. She has been recognised as an up and coming talented boxer and boxing for the Western Counties at such a young age so early in her career is very impressive. Few female boxers have achieved this honour at such a young age. We look forward to seeing what the future holds for Chantel!
Stephanie Hutchins, aged 15, has many talents when it comes to sport but she excels at cricket. Stephanie has recently secured a place on the Devon team; she has been for England trials and is now on the scouting watch out list and being monitored. She has been selected for the Devon Elite squad and won bowler of the year for the Devon U15s. Her team recently came 2nd in the UK Plympton 1st regional Cup and won the Plympton 2nd Cup. Stephanie certainly has a very exciting sporting career ahead of her and it is all down to her hard work and dedication to sport.