After a busy few months, a little bit of verse to sum up the Sixth Form’s first term…
In a startling coincidence, following my talk last Thursday, Vanuatu has had its most news-worthy weekend ever following the widespread damage caused by Cyclone Pam last weekend. It was certainly strange, having gone through all my photos and memories to prepare for the talk, to see locations that I’d spent time in splashed all over the UK media, although barely recognisable following 150mph winds which destroyed many buildings, crops and vegetation.
On Thursday 5th February, along with Mr Winterburn, we were fortunate enough to visit the town of Oswiecim in Poland located about thirty miles west of the city of Krakow. Whilst unfamiliar to most, the land surrounding the town became host to mass murder of 1,100,000 Jews, Romani, Slavs, homosexuals, Russian POWs and various other minorities under the Nazi regime. It is better known by its Germanic name; Auschwitz.
After witnessing a scintillating performance at the Saatchi Gallery, Mrs Cutbill here tells us all about Lea’s performance in the recent ARTiculation Competition…
This is the title of the course attended by one of our Sixth Formers just before Christmas. Below, Emily S gives us a great account of what she did, how it all worked and what she learned.
Not much was stirring, ‘cept for the clicking of a mouse”
Taking inspiration from our esteemed Head’s end of term address, as well as some very basic pedagogical instruction, I thought I’d begin the final blog of this with a starter activity to get you hooked.
So, match up these numbers with their corresponding designation.
9 Words blogged
13 Hours study (in theory!)
65 Tweets from @radnorsixth
260 Christmas references shamelessly crow-barred
387 School days this term
520 Weeks this academic year
3461 AS lessons per L6 student
At long last, more overdue than a L6 student’s essay, a summary of the recent trip up to the University of Cambridge.
Just something short as there will be a full update tomorrow on a little jaunt we’ve got going on up to the University of Cambridge. In the meantime, best beloved, I know how you enjoy these Friday afternoon offerings and so here is a ‘word cloud’ made from the most popular words from all of the Sixth Form Blogs to date.
…To raise the genius, and to mend the heart’
Leaning back in my seat and glancing up to the gods, my eyes alighted on the title phrase and I thought to myself, “What a wonderful quote.” Sadly, my next thought was “Wouldn’t that be a good line to open this week’s blog about enrichment opportunities with?” but it’s proved a pretty handy intro and hopefully you’ll be reading on…