Month: February 2019

Headteacher Mr Cox on ITV Westcountry

Mr Cox was on ITV Westcountry on Tuesday 12 February 2019 talking about how our Sixth Form students start their day at 10am and finish at 5pm and how it benefits them and their learning. It’s just one of the innovative ways we can respond to what works best for the young people preparing for careers in medicine and healthcare at our small,specialist school. Should the school day start at 10am? The later start has been introduced at @scottcollegeply in #Plymouth – and headteacher Martyn Cox says his students are less rushed, less busy and in a better state to learn. — ITV News WestCountry (@itvwestcountry) February 12, 2019

Sport Science Lab Visit

A group of students visited Plymouth Marjon University and got to take a look at the Sports Science Laboratory. Mr Broomfield, who  took his Sports Science class, said it was “a unique opportunity”. “Students got to explore future career paths and degree courses related to sport and health.” The Sports Science Laboratory contains a selection of high-tech equipment such as force plates, a virtual golf simulator, a reactive wall and, the most exciting, the anti-gravity treadmill where they changed the atmospheric pressure so students were running on the equivalent of the moon. “Our students had an eye-opening experience and a good insight into what it would be like to study a Sports Science Degree at the university,” said Mr Broomfield. “The students were fully involved in the visit and thoroughly enjoyed getting to use equipment which professional athletes use. After the visit students were openly talking about how great the facilities are and that they would love to go to the university to study for a degree.”

‘Collaborative and enthusiastic’ students enjoy EPIC day

Seven of our Sixth form students were invited by Professor Ray Jones, Director of the EPIC project, to Plymouth University to attend Innovations For a Long and Healthy Life on 31 January. It was all-day event attended by Trixton, Marsha, Mia, Cydney, Bleona, Audrey, Emily and the team delivering the EPIC project and older people, a number of SMEs and NHS care providers and charities. The day involved workshops looking at how technologies can help support eyesight, hearing, dental requirements, mobility and mental and social wellbeing for a healthy older age. Trixton said: “It was an amazing opportunity to work with healthcare professionals and professors, where we came up with an idea to incorporate smart speakers into care homes. Professor Jones said we will be working on this idea as Digital Champions – helping elderly people to use the Smart technology to keep to a routine and have reminders, listen to music and much more.” Professor Ray Jones said our students were a  “credit to the College”. “I wanted to say how great your students were who attended the conference – bright, engaging, polite, fun, collaborative and enthusiastic!”