Care for the Family Talk

Katherine Hill from Care for the Family came to speak to the Sixth Form on Friday 12th October, as part of the Friday Lecture Programme.

She gave us an insightful lesson on what ‘real relationships’ are and how powerful it is to show vulnerability. We were taught about the 5 languages of love and learning to know those around you. It was also very interesting to learn how playing second best to technology could feel.

A very enjoyable talk that created lots of discussion afterwards amongst the students and teachers.

Journey to Boulogne-sur-Mer (France)

It was still pitch black when we left the school at 6 in the morning. All the children were excited to visit a French town named Boulogne but surely even more the Nausicaa’s aquarium. Our journey began on a misty and chilly night, but soon the dark was taken over by the daylight.

When we arrived at Dover, the sunrise gave us a warm welcome. As the sky turned blue, the Channel we crossed through. This huge beast called “ferry” stopped at Calais, and for the first time for some kids, we made a step onto the land of Beaujolais.

Boulogne was now near, very near, and songs began to rise in the coach rear, the pupils were not asleep at all!

Once we had visited the picturesque streets of the old city, it was time for us to have lunch under a shady tree.

Heading to the Nausicaa’s, we went into the depths of the big blue, an absolute maze but a magnificent view. Then we left the aquarium for a French traditional bakery, where we learnt how to make bread and croissants with bravery. Courage was needed, as the baker was a bit scary, playing a strange shouting character with big eyes which were rather eerie. Children will remember him for sure.

Then it was finally time to come back to the country, as the sunset was lighting up the ferry. We arrived at the school after 10pm and I am sure the kids would like to go back again.

Jérôme Le Berrigot

Year 9 Maths Trip to the Science Museum

Year 9 had a wonderful time at the Science Museum. They visited the Winton Mathematical Gallery where, among others, they explored the concepts used by Stirling prize-winning architect Zaza Hadid. She is famous for her curved designs and being involved in the London Olympics Aquatics Centre. They were also thoroughly inspired by the 100+ hands-on experiments in the Wonderlab, where they all also became rockets scientists during a practical show.

The afternoon was spent visiting the ‘Engineer your future’ gallery as well as the ‘Information Age’ and ‘Who am I?

The day was enjoyed by all, with the students being exemplary ambassadors for the school.

We are planning to run the trip again, later in the academic year, for those that were unable to come this time.


Sophie Cocovini

Last week we were very honoured to receive a visit from Lord Evans, the retired Director General of MI5, who came to Trinity to talk to the 6th form, as part of the Friday Lecture Programme.

The Security Service, also MI5, is the United Kingdom’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service, Government Communications Headquarters and Defence Intelligence. MI5’s mission is to keep the country safe.

Students in the Sixth form were fortunate to hear how the agency works and what different roles employees may do.

“It is rare that we get to hear, first hand, the details of how MI5 works, so having Lord Evans come to talk to us was an educational experience. His engaging talk on the life of a spy encouraged me to reconsider the different options for my future, and think outside the box.”
Sasha Year 12


Royal Academy of Arts Workshop

On Friday 28th September Year 10 GCSE Art and Year 12 A Level Art students took part in a portrait workshop run by a tutor from the Royal Academy of Arts. This was an exciting opportunity to take part in a range of drawing activities, using artists work to inspire outcomes, working from imaginative, using text as a stimulus and to draw from a life model. Students created a range of large scale studies exploring with chalk and charcoal techniques, which will contribute to their coursework studies.

National Poetry Day

The library celebrated National Poetry Day on Thursday 4th October by hosting a poetry breakfast.

Students were also encouraged to write their own poems and participate in a national poetry writing competition.

National Poetry Day was also observed during lesson time with a different poem read out at the start of each teaching period throughout the day.

National Poetry Day is an annual celebration that inspires people throughout the UK to enjoy, discover and share poems.

Netball Match Reports

Here is some news from our Netball Teams
U14 & U15/16 Match vs Hugh Christie – Tuesday 18th September.
‘After a slow start to our first match of the season, we managed to work well together as a team and win the match 17-5. Initially we struggled to play our own game, but after we scored our first two goals the defence got bolder and stood up to the opposition. Our attack players then managed to dominate for the rest of the match, only conceding a few goals as they held onto possession. It was an aggressive match but we kept our composure and made it a great start to the season. Congratulations to our player of the match: Rosie.’ By Bex.

U13 Match vs St Gregs – Wednesday 26th September.
‘Well done to the year 8 girls who played in the netball match against St Gregs, and to everyone who contributed to the goal we scored. We are improving as a team, hopefully we will win next time!’ By Cara

Teach Kent Teacher Training Information Evening

Great teachers are never forgotten.

Teachers transform lives and make futures brighter.

Why not train to become one?

Primary and secondary teacher training available.

Teach Kent and Sussex’s first information evening of the new school year has now been arranged:

Thursday 4th October 2018, at 7 p.m.
Sixth Form Centre, Bennett Memorial School, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9SH.

(Further dates will be arranged shortly – please check the Teach Kent and Sussex website for details.)

Training will take place within our partnership of West Kent and East Sussex schools.  Trained teachers gain a PGCE, the national and internationally recognised qualification of trained teachers.  Our partnership has extensive expertise in training teachers and has a 100% employment rate post training.  For secondary trainees training available in a wide range of subjects.

Generous bursaries & scholarships (up to £30k) are available to support you.

For further details see: & twitter: @TeachKandS

Please contact Hilary Sutton, Liaison Officer or Carol Hughes, SCITT Manager by telephone on 01892 521595 or email ( for an informal discussion, more information and to register interest.  We can offer school experience days to support your application.


Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All trainee teacher posts are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Trinity Sevenoaks is a partner school for Teach Kent and Sussex SCITT.