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  • Teacher’s 300-mile challenge in aid of Cancer Research UK

    A TEACHER at King’s Ely is using her pedal power to raise funds for a cause close to her heart. Claire Gilbert, who is a Biology Teacher, French Teacher and Wellbeing Lead, is cycling 300 miles this September to raise as much money as she can for Cancer Research UK. She is taking on the challenge in memory of her aunt, Phyllis Broussard. Claire, who lives in Cambridge, has raised more than £700 so far. She said: “I'm not a...

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  • Local dyslexia school has record numbers of students applying for University places

    Frewen College is delighted to have a record number of Sixth Form students applying to UCAS this year for University places.  71% of our Sixth Form students who will be leaving Frewen in 2020 have applied to study at university with a range of courses from History & Politics to Film Making and Sports Therapy. This is way above the national average. Located in Northiam, near Rye, East Sussex, Frewen is a day and boarding independent school for girls and...

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  • Frewen’s GCSE students make huge progress and get impressive results

    Following what has been a significantly challenging time for GCSE students and for teaching staff nationally, Frewen College students have once again achieved impressive results in their GCSE and equivalent courses, with a 100% pass rate and with 79% of all grades at 9-4.   Principal of Frewen, Mr Nick Goodman said: “This is a are fantastic achievement for the young people in our school. Even allowing for the variation in top grades nationally, these are the best results ever....

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  • Gordons School

    Hockey Giants Unite for School Team

    Historic rivalries have been swept aside as two hockey giants from opposing countries unite this term to teach at Gordon’s School. Former Pakistan Olympian Muhammad Irfan has joined former GB player David Mathews on the Hockey coaching staff of the First Team which this year enjoyed its most successful season ever. Mr Irfan, a prolific goal scorer and renowned defender hopes to build even further on the First Team achievements and brings a wealth of experience both as a junior...

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    Choristers join forces to deliver beautiful virtual recordings

    ELY Cathedral Choristers have come together – virtually – to record two wonderful lockdown songs. Missing being able to sing, live and learn together on a daily basis due to Covid-19, members of both the Cathedral’s Girls’ and Boys’ Choirs, all of whom are pupils at King’s Ely, decided to join forces remotely to record two songs which mean a lot to them. The girls have recorded ‘How Shall I Sing that Majesty’, sung to Ken Naylor’s tune, Coe Fen,...

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  • St Johns

    St John’s College makes far-reaching changes for tomorrow’s world

    In a world where children are being educated for jobs that do not currently exist, it is vital that learning establishments make significant adaptations in the way students are taught. St John’s College in Southsea is doing just that! From September 2020, The Lower School (Reception to Year 4) will see students start their learning journey, with a curriculum based on child-led development and discovery. In the Middle School (Year 5 to Year 8), students will study a wider curriculum...

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    King’s Ely student’s designs shine in international fashion competition

    A TALENTED King’s Ely student and young fashion designer has been invited to showcase her creations at next year’s Cracow Fashion Week. Katie Wood, 17, will be exhibiting some of her work at Cracow Fashion Week 2021 after achieving second place in this year’s fiercely contested Polish Talent Support International Fashion Competition, organised by the Polish-American Fashion Foundation and Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design. Katie, who lives in Ely and who is in Year 13, says she is...

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    An interview with SJC Medic Society Founder, Tom

    Last week we interviewed SJC Medic Society Founder, Tom (Year 12), to find out more about why he wants to study Medicine at university and what inspired him to write an article for Medic Mentor magazine. What made you want to seek a career in medicine? There are many influencing factors that made me want to study medicine. However, it was definitely not a decision I made overnight. I have always had a love for science, learning and discovering new...

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  • The Dragon’s Community School Song – a virtual recording

    The Dragon’s Community School Song – a virtual recording

     The creative spirit of Dragon School is embodied in a lockdown project involving over 100 members of the school’s community. The Music department coordinated a virtual recording and film of ‘Reach for the Sun’ demonstrating what can be achieved through collaboration, enthusiasm and modern technology.  It was fantastic to be able to count among the participants:  a grandparent – Lulu - popstar of the Sixties who retains her distinctive and powerful singing voice  a parent – Alexander Armstrong - the...

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    The Benefits of Relocating to the South West

    At the start of 2020 the biggest challenge for the housing market was Brexit: was it going to result in a downturn even though we had certainty about which direction we were heading? But none of us knew that Covid-19 was just around the corner which was going to affect every single one of us. During lockdown for those of us working, we knew the demand for houses was growing and that there was likely to be pent-up demand when...

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