Rome Trip

During the Easter holidays, 34 students from Year 8 to 13 went on a school trip to Rome. Students were lucky enough to have Mass with Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square, which is a once in a life-time event opportunity and will be something neither students or staff will forget.

Students also toured the historic Colosseum and enjoyed a walking tour of Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum. They enjoyed exploring the beautiful St. Peter’s Basilica and visiting some of the most iconic sightseeing places such as the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. They even got the opportunity to cheer those on running the Rome Marathon!

Our students have expressed how incredible they found the trip and were a true credit to our school whilst in Rome.

Autism Awareness Week

After an excellent week of fundraising as part of World Autism Awareness week, we have managed to raise £448.54.
Half of this will be given to the National Autistic Society and the other half will be used to resource the sensory space in school. Thank you to everyone who supported this cause.
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Particle Physics Masterclass

Year 12 Physics students spent an amazing day at Southampton University at their annual Particle Physics Masterclass last week. Students attended lectures and demonstrations that included high power lasers, particles that make up atoms, general and special relativity and neutrinos. The day gave excellent curriculum knowledge reinforcement and an extension to some undergraduate topics as well as providing an opportunity for students to ask questions about recent developments in the subject.

French Exchange Update

On Friday students took part in lessons in the French schools, and then enjoyed a crêpe and hot chocolate in a café. In the afternoon they visited a sea museum where they were able to touch some starfish and sting rays in the touch-pool, as well as visit a nuclear submarine and a Titanic exhibition. In the evening the Year 11 and Sixth Form students were invited to a reception at the town hall to celebrate the long lasting relationship between Poole and Cherbourg.

An article has been published in a French newspaper today following the official welcome. The title of the article: The French welcome their English friends.