Arriva Bus Video

Sixteen students from Trinity School were delighted to be given the opportunity of starring in an Arriva Bus video called ‘How to Catch a Bus’.  The aim of the video is to help alleviate the fear that some students have of starting secondary school and having to catch a bus on their own for the first time.

The following students took part in the filming:

Year 7: Brookin Dean, Helena Edmunds, Ava Francis, Grace Garrard, Thomas Harrison, George Hull, Luke McWilliams, Holly Owen, Vivienne Pearson and Jed Welland.

Year 8: Poppy Buckle and Joseph Wolney

Year 9: Ryan Braaf and Thea Peacock

Year 10: Tarminna Miah and Amelia Turner

Two cameramen, a film director and a representative from Arriva Buses spent all day filming on site and in the local area on 25th April.  The students were amazing all day and proved to be wonderful ambassadors for Trinity School.  Students in Key Stage 3 really enjoyed watching the finished product during their final Assembly of the academic year.  The video can be found on YouTube: “How to Catch a Bus Guide”.

On September 13th 2018, a team from Arriva Buses are delivering a bus safety assembly to our new Year 7s and existing Year 8s where the video will be central to the presentation. The safety awareness will continue in the car park where the Year 7s will take part in an interactive roadshow using an Arriva double decker bus.

Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition

Students at Trinity completed a Duke of Edinburgh Silver Expedition over three days in July. This was a real achievement for the two groups as they had to overcome many challenges along the way. The students bonded as a group, demonstrating initiative and self-reliance, along with numerous outdoor skills, allowing them to navigate around the Ashdown Forest on the one of the hottest weekends of the year so far. Well done All!

A group of Able and Ambitious students from Years 10 and 11 visited the University of Warwick in July. Warwick is one of the Russell Group Universities and is ranked in the top ten with a reputation for excellence in research, teaching and innovation. The University is well known for its links with business and industry.

The students, considering a number of degree courses, made the trip up the M11 with Mr Ben Williams at the wheel to visit the campus.

The day was informative and inspiring. The students had a campus tour and were able to see inside a hall of residence, the arts centre and the Students’ Union. A library tour included the opportunity to see the innovative laptop chargers in the form of a running treadmill! A lecture in the Zeeman Building included topics about campus life, funding and the portfolio of Undergraduate Degree Courses available. After a break by the lake, the students made their way home to Trinity.

Mrs A Hussey

On July 11th the Chief Executive Officer of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Sir Stuart addressed the whole of Year 10 and talked about his life and the work of the NCVO. Whilst Year 10 had researched the work of the NCVO in form time, and had their questions prepared for the Q&A session, they did not realise that Sir Stuart would be testing their own knowledge about the NCVO.

Sir Stuart opened his talk by asking them some probing questions. The students had to think about the number of charities in the UK, where most of the charitable donations come from and what charity receives the most donations. It is worth noting that the largest voluntary sector in the country is in sport; something many parents on a Saturday morning can identify with.

The students were then able to ask their questions to Sir Stuart, who gave some very informative and lively replies.

Mrs A Hussey

Sixth Form Induction Day

It was a sunny 6th Form Induction day with next year’s sixth formers looking incredibly dapper, suited and booted in their work attire.

After a welcome assembly and introduction to the 6th form team the students then had an introductory hour to each of their chosen subjects, a chance to meet the teacher and learn what the next 2 years hold.

The day was not all work! An hour of circus activities on the patio saw some competitive paired juggling, plate spinning, stick tossing, giant bubbles and more.

We completed the day with a relaxed BBQ in the sunshine and talk of plans for the summer break. Thank you for coming and we look forward to welcoming you back in September.

Year 10 Art Trip to Knole

On Tuesday 26th June, year 10 Art students got the opportunity to visit Knole House, learning about the History and Art. Students explored the courtyards and showrooms and used this is an opportunity to record, draw and gain inspiration.

They got to be creative by taking part in a gelli printing workshop exploring with layers, textures and image making techniques.

 

 

This was a fantastic opportunity to produce a body of work to support their GCSE coursework.

Mrs D. Rayfield

The school community gathers at TRINfest!

The sun shone as students, prospective pupils, parents, teachers and governors gathered together to celebrate another successful school year at Trinity. A huge thanks to all those who came, supported, performed and helped out at this wonderful community event. Mr Lawrie orchestrated a fantastic line up of student talent with musical performances including a jazz duo, ukulele band and solo pieces to delight the crowd.

What’s more, we raised £900 which will be ploughed straight back into school to directly benefit the students! Now a regular feature on the Friends of Trinity School fundraising calendar, we encourage everyone to support their events which provide another vital source of funds into the school.

 
Mrs M Sweeting, Chair of the Friends of Trinity

Year 8 visit to Wintershall

Students of 8B visited Wintershall estate in Guildford where they watched three different acts showing the recreation of Jesus’ life. There were live animals, outstanding performances and the peaceful backdrop of the Wintershall was beautiful.

 

It was a lovely day, students were a pleasure to take and the emotive drama performances were very true to Luke’s gospel with Christian messages about love, forgiveness and judgement.

Miss E Chant

Personal Achievement – Xander Dodd Cruickshank

Many congratulations to Xander in year 8, who recently competed in an Obstacle Course Racing (OCR) event in Essex and qualified for the World Championships in his age category. OCR is an endurance event running normally 10 to 12k which includes lots of obstacles. We wish him the best of luck for the Championships which will take place in October.

PiXL Edge Update

So far we have had a great response to the PiXL Edge programme that we have been running in Key Stage 3 & 4. To date, 499 students have started working on at least one task to give them ‘The Edge’. This programme enables the students to try their hand at a variety of different activities to gain skills such as leadership, organisation, resilience, initiative and communication. Activities that the students have completed so far include teaching younger students at a Riding School, leading warm ups in PE and speaking in assembly to their teachers and peers.

Congratulations to all who are involved and keep up the excellent work. We look forward to awarding those students who complete their ten tasks with an Apprentice Level certificate next year!