Tate Budge in Taekwon-do Triumph
‘Tavistock College student, Tate Budge, won at the British Taekwon-do championships last Saturday and is now British under 16’s sparring champion and British under 18’s 2nd degree black belt patterns champion! He has been on stage with John Bishop at Plymouth Pavillions to celebrate, and met the comedian back stage after his show for some photographs and a chat about the sport and becoming a world champion.
Cambridge University Visit
A group of Year 10 and 12 students from Tavistock College have recently visited Cambridge University in order to learn how to apply successfully to Oxbridge and Russell group universities. The group were the guests of Downing College and found it highly motivating to stay in the Undergraduate halls ( we stayed in a room formerly occupied by John Cleese, in his undergraduate days!)
The group of very able students were shown around both Downing , Emmanuel College and Trinity College and spent an afternoon viewing the College “backs” from a punt on the River Cam.
They attended two academic sessions to show them what a typical seminar would be like and honed their critacl thinking and debating skills.
We are hugely grateful to Downing College who host Tavistock College every year and their schools liaison officer goes so far as to say, “it is one fo the highlights of his calendar to host students from Tavistock College.”
Year 12 Geography and Business Studies students have embarked on an
exciting opportunity to use their classroom based skills and knowledge
in a real world situation.
Working with SW Lakes Trust the 14 students will be working on a project
to rebrand Burrator Reservoir with an aim of assisting visitors to
‘learn about the area and look after the area’.
Mrs Froud from the Geography department said “a sustainable world for
future generations to enjoy is an essential ethos of geography today, so
the opportunity to work with Business Studies and SW Lakes is fantastic
geography in action”.
Mrs berryman, from the Business Studies department will be focused on
the funding and marketing elements of the project said “We’re looking
forward to working on this exciting project and giving the students the
opportunity to experience real world learning”.
The project has an initial time scale of 12 months, but it is hoped that
it will evolve and be an on going relationship between the College and
an area of stunning beauty.