Gifted & Talented Medic Weekend – ‘Medicine’
Guest Post by Cameron Renwick, Head Boy
On Saturday the 18th March, I attended a ‘Medic Conference’ held at The University of East London, in Stratford, London. It was part of the ‘Gifted and Talented’ programme at Trinity. Its main aim was to give an insight into the world of medicine, and it definitely did. It delved into the world of ‘UKCAT’ and ‘BMAT’ testing, which are tests that assess your overall skill and knowledge, and are essential in gaining places at University, when applying for medicine. The day also entailed people from various Universities talking about what medicine is really like; it seemed to me to be a most demanding career! A speciality registrar in Emergency Medicines, Dr Christopher Odedun, also spoke about the day-to-day medical cases that he deals with.
The company that ran the whole conference, ‘Medic Mentor’ monitor the application process and give interview tips and techniques to boost our chances of gaining a place at University.
Overall, it was an incredibly insightful day into the world of medicine, and it really opened my eyes into what career choice I would like to make.
All students have had another chance to write prayer requests and things they are grateful for our prayer board. This is the second time this academic year that we have done this, and we have also included a space for prayers that students feel have been answered this time around. There are some beautiful and heartfelt prayers from students who are grateful for their families, friends, education and clean water.
On Monday 13th March three students from Trinity were invited by the Mayor of Sevenoaks to attend a flag raising ceremony and commemorative service to mark Commonwealth Day.
Harriet Booth, Isabella Doherty and Victoria Creak were chosen to take part by virtue of their outstanding effort and contribution to the Somme History Competition last academic year.
All three students read the poem ‘The Fallen’ by Robert Laurence Binyon during the service. The students were a credit to the school and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Miss H Collis, History Teacher
Last Friday, Year 8 students had the opportunity to visit the stunning Mandir in North London.
Whilst at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, students were able to observe an ‘art ceremony’ whereby Hindus believe they awakened their Gods with flames, music and bells.
The architecture was simply stunning and the history of the temple was interesting. Students have already made plans to go back and visit to spend more time there. It was a very calming environment with welcoming staff who made us feel very comfortable in their place of worship.
“I’m in love” was just one of the comments when Year 10 students visited Canterbury Christ Church University.
Students who have opted in to complete an additional qualification (Higher Project Qualification) had the opportunity to do further research. During our visit we had a tour of the library and instructions of how to handle ‘moving shelves’ and how to research particular sources whether it be a journal, book or magazine article.
Students worked hard during their independent study. It was a beneficial experience for all students. Pupils were excited that there were specific resources for their chosen topics.
All students had a fantastic opportunity on Thursday morning when they heard the young adults from iCare Revolution (part of Hillsong) do a lively and entertaining presentation on relationships and friendships.
There were games, songs, life stories and a lot of fun was had! It was wonderful to hear their message that everyone has a purpose and that we can each make the decision to run towards that purpose and forget our past.
Our students recently enjoyed a visit to Canterbury Christ Church University and found the day to be both useful and very enjoyable.
The Student Recruitment Team thanked our students and said they found them to be an absolute pleasure to work with and incredibly well behaved during the ‘Library Taster’ at Augustine House.
They were given a great deal of useful information for their Higher Project Qualification research.
Trinity School recently entered UKMT, a nationally recognised Maths team challenge for the top four students in Years 8 and 9. Megan Barnard, Jack Nolan, year 8 and Joshua Davis, Max Tindal from Year 9 were selected to represent Trinity in this Gifted and Talented competition held at St. Olave’s School, Orpington.
Over 30 schools from London and the South East entered teams. There was a series of team challenges including a group challenge, cross number, a shuttle race and a relay race, which proved to be the most fun.
All four students contributed extremely well and at the end of the day were delighted to find out that they had come 7th out of all the schools, a huge achievement. They enjoyed applying mathematical knowledge to real world puzzles and scenarios. They rose to the challenge of competing against the top students of all the schools who had entered.
A huge congratulations to all 4 students who should be commended for their analytical skills and logical reasoning.
Mr Fisher, who entered the team, is extremely proud of them and Mr Taylor, who accompanied them on the day, was hugely impressed.