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TBCC Students Learn to Become Role Models
Some of our Year 9 students learnt how to be role models for younder students as part of an on-going programme to improve their confidence and life chances. Students, aged between 13 and 14, are taking part in the inspirational Be the Change programme, which is happening for the second time in Gatwick and Crawley after an extremely successful first year in 2016-17.
Participants at the Be the Change 'Stepping Up Conference' spent the morning learning the importance of leadership skills and working to support others, before being take by surprise when they were joined by younger children from local primary schools for the afternoon session held at the Hilton London Gatwick Airport on Friday, January 12. View the Image Gallery
Year 11 Drama trip to see War Horse
Year 11 drama students attended the theatre performance of War Horse at the Brighton Centre at the end of January. The show was a jam packed performance exploring what life was like through WW!; stduents were particularly impressed with the fantastic use of puppetry during the performance. Students will need to wrtire about the performance during their final written exam in drama and I think it is sage to say they will have a lot to write about as the performance was excellent.
A number of audience members praised the students for being well behaved, polite and friendly -they did themselves, the school and me very proud.
It was a pleasure to take them all to the theatre.
Kick-Boxing Black Belt
Kiyana Pasupathy 7HEm had her kick-boxing exam recently has just been awarded a BLACK BELT in Kick-boxing – although she did get a black eye in the process!
Well done for your great achievement Kiyana, you are a pleasure to teach and such a positive role-model for other students.
Ms Wilson (PE Teacher)
On Thursday 1st February our U12 football team attended their first tournament at Hazelwick. The girls were quite nervous as they hadn’t played together before but were determined to do their best. Overall they placed 5th out of 7 teams, winning 3-0 against Gatwick, drawing with ICC and St Wilfrids and losing against Hazelwick and Oriel. The team consisted of; Gracie Lazell, Shannon Watts (captain), Paige Finch, Casey Matthews, Riham Karami and Jahmeila Perrina.
Ms Harrison (Head of PE)
Y11 Teaching and Learning
The leader of Teaching and Learning for TKAT Central has been in school several times recently to visit Y11 Maths lessons, and he has spoken very positively about the focus of the students during maths lessons and about the quality of maths teaching and learning.
The leadership team are also very pleased with the progress that Y11 students are making and are particularly impressed with the recent improvements in PPE results shown by the majority of Y11 students in English and maths. Many students improved their PPE results from November to January. With continued hard work there should be lots to celebrate in the summer.
Thomas Bennett was asked by Wakehurst Place to take part in a workshop to create some pieces of work for their Glow Wild exhibit that took place at the beginning of December. Over 50,000 people visit this exhibit each year so it was a great privileged to be asked. Nineteen students in year eight were selected and worked alongside an accomplished arts from the street sculpture company Same Sky. Their pieces were excellent, creating water lily shapes which were then covered with tissue paper and their designs. The smaller lilies were floated on water and the larger were set up next to the lake. Many of the visitors commented on how professional their work looked alongside the work of other artists. Mrs Kate Wilson - year team leader for year 8 - was very proud of their efforts and said it was the best work there. View the Image Gallery