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!

2017/18 Prefects

Congratulations and many thanks to our prefect team of 2017/18.

They have done an amazing job of representing the school at parents evenings and open events, guided special guests around the school, helped to interview prospective job candidates, and been true role models to our other students at Trinity. In particular, the students have grown in their confidence and have developed great skills of leadership. Since September our prefects have run Friday form times for the Year 7 students and have introduced them to a wide range of activities and news-worthy events from the website ‘The Day’. We are so proud of all they have achieved and thank them for their commitment and effort this year.

Year 11 (almost) finished!

On Friday we said goodbye to year 11, although 20 students do still have one exam left, sending them on their way to a well-earned holiday.

Students had around 25 exams each and their preparation and commitment was impressive. Revision sessions; in holidays, in the mornings before exams, during tutor time all year and after school have all contributed. The maturity and determination demonstrated by the students was tremendously encouraging and of all of the factors in their success, this will have the most telling effect.

Year 10 have taken their place in the exam room and are in the midst of their pre public exams (PPEs).

For year 11, they now move on to study in the sixth form, college and apprenticeships. The 6th Form Induction Day at Trinity is 4th July and we look forward to taking the next steps with these students and as a school.

A tremendous thanks goes to the staff and students who made such a successful exam season. A real team effort from the site team, invigilators, teachers, students, parents and in particular Mrs Bishop and Mr Molsher.

Thank you and well done year 11.

Ben Williams