We look forward to welcoming year 7 and 11 on Tuesday 5th September and all other students on Wednesday 6th September.
Although our first full cohort of year 11 students will not sit their exams until summer 2018, a small number of students achieved excellent outcomes in external qualifications this summer.
Ola Kujawinska (year 10) achieved A* in GCSE Polish, Cillian Doyle (year 9) achieved A* in GCSE French and Ambroise Gamrowski (year 8) achieved Distinction in FCSE French.
A number of year 10 students completed the Higher Project Qualification with six grade A’s, two grade B’s and two grade C’s. Ola Kujawinska achieved a grade A*.
The BTEC Travel and Tourism students (year 10) also achieved some pleasing results for their unit 1 examination. We were very pleased that Anya-Mae Morgan achieved a Merit (equivalent to grade B).
On Wednesday Cody Bezuidenhout (Year 9), Erin Taylor (Year 10) and Louis Decleyn (Year 10) were invited to the opening ceremony of the NSAE (The National Students’ Art Exhibition 2017) at The Mall Gallery in London.
They got the opportunity to see their own artwork on display alongside the best artists, aged 12 -18 years, from across the country.
This was a great opportunity to showcase their talents!
On Tuesday 4th July Miss Chant and Miss Trew took 26 pupils to Leicester, where they had been selected out of 100’s of schools to represent Australia and Pakistan in the opening ceremony of their match.
Students stayed at The University of Leicester where they had a taste of university halls; the novelty of their own common areas amongst their own rooms with an ensuite. On Tuesday evening students were taken to a local pub where they received some delicious food and once again were recognised for their manners and respect for other diners in the restaurant.
On the Wednesday, we saw an early start of 7am and many students as walking zombies. Croissants and pain au chocolat were supplied for breakfast and students were fuelled and ready. We made our way to Leicester County Cricket Ground, where students received their tickets, programmes, t-shirts and many other goodies for the match. Students ran through the procedures for the day and began their training for the ceremony. The ceremony took place and our students were a credit to the school. Throughout the day, the match was thoroughly enjoyed, competitions were entered and won and coaching was received on the pitch. A thoroughly enjoyable trip loved by the students and the teachers.
Some of Trinity’s talented students recently entered the National Students Art Exhibition competition. Their amazing work has been selected to exhibit at The Mall Gallery in London:
The following artwork was also highly commended:
The Modern Languages department took 78 students to Boulogne-Sur-Mer on 23rd June 17 to experience French language and culture. We had a fantastic day where we visited the beach, the old town, the castle and even a shopping centre.
The highlight of the day was a visit to a French bakery where our students learnt about bread making and could even have a go at forming croissants themselves!
Thanks to all staff who came along and well done to all students for being a credit to the school!
This week students from Year 9 completed fieldwork on the River Darent.
A superb day was had by all! Students collected data on the velocity, width, depth and sediment in the river as well as recording different invertebrate found.
We discovered that the River Darent has very clean water finding a flattened mayfly nymph, damson and dragonfly nymphs as well as several tiny fish! This was a fantastic opportunity to for students to see what they had studied in the classroom in real life.
A big thanks to all the staff who made the trip possible.
On Monday 19th June, the Year 10 Travel & Tourism class spent the day in London visiting some major tourist attractions.
The aim of the trip was for the students to experience first-hand some of the sights and activities that a tourist to London would and prepare them for their next assignment.
Despite the extremely hot weather on the day, the students enjoyed walking around the Southbank and Westminster, visiting the London Eye, St Pauls Cathedral and the London Dungeons.
They also took great advantage of the brochures and leaflets at the London City Tourist Information Centre, where they had to re-stock once we had left! A great day was had by all.
On Friday 16th June, 30 students had the privilege of attending a workshop at The Fortune Theatre followed by a performance of The Woman in Black. It was a fantastic evening filled with ghosts, moving objects and suspect sounds, a terrifying yet terrific production.
English Gifted and Talented – Love to Read
On the 14th June we attended the Love to Read event at Sevenoaks Prep School after being kindly invited by them to participate, along with a number of other schools.
The visiting writer, Ross Welford, author of ‘Time Travelling with a Hamster’ and ‘What not to do if you Turn Invisible’, entertained us with a reading from his new book as well as lots of anecdotes and even a bit of magic!