Year 8 girls make over £120 for charity with their Design Technology enterprise
Over the autumn term four year eight girls have been manufacturing pen holders and selling them to their teachers in support of St Luke’s Hospice and ‘Solar Schools’. Erin Bolding, Emma Bailey, Niamh Mathews and Cloe Phare worked tirelessly through all their lunches and breaks to produce the high quality pen holders and managed to make £120 for the charities. Mr Keegan who supported the enterprise was astounded by the effort, commitment and enthusiasm shown by the girls. Community Fundraiser for St Luke’s Hospice Wayne Marshall said, “From all of us at St Luke’s Hospice we would like to pass on our thanks to Erin, Emma, Niamh and Cloe for their creative fundraising initiative. The money raised by the girls will go directly to providing specialist end of life care for local people”. The girls are now considering other enterprising activities and have decided supporting an animal charity will be their next focus.
Tavistock College Remembrance Day Service
On Armistice Day, 11th November, Tavistock College held their annual Remembrance Day service in St Eustachius. The service was conducted by the Rev Andy Barton and attended by all year 9 and year 13 students. Readings from the head and deputy head boys and girl, Jed Coiley, Amy Collacott and Jamie Brown were followed by prefects Joe Waye and Issy Stuart reading out of the names of all those from the then Tavistock Grammar School who died in the First and Second World Wars. The tribute and epitaph was given by sixth form cadet Guy Williams, while a special part was played by six bilingual students reading a poem by Siegfried Sassoon in their native languages, to commemorate the world wide nature of the wars. Sofia d’Alessio introduced the poem in Italian, Louis Taylor spoke in French, Natasha Griffiths in Greek, Alex Norgate in Russian and Norika San Juan and Alyssa Benito spoke in Tagalog. The college army and air force cadets provided an honour guard for the occasion.
The service was attended by many parents and grandparents, along with former members of staff and friends of the college. It was a particularly poignant and moving occasion and the college is very grateful to Mrs Maureen Wilkinson, of the Royal British Legion, Mr Tony Holder, who played the Last Post and Reveille, and to the Town Hall for their kind offer of hospitality after the service.
AS Geography Students at Plymouth University Lecture
On Thursday 6th November Mrs Froud and AS geography students attended a lecture at Plymouth University as part of the public Mark Blacksell lecture series, titled ‘Why do we need to look at military landscapes?’ The lecture was a fascinating exploration of physical geography as well as social and political aspects of the military’s use of landscapes within the UK.
Mrs Froud commented: “Our students were the youngest there, but conducted themselves in a mature manner and were a pleasure to spend the evening with in a fascinating lecture hosted by the Geography Faculty of the University of Plymouth”.