Month: May 2019

Donations Sought For Scott College Garden

Students at Scott College are putting their green fingers to use by creating a medicinal garden next to the school. Scott College is working in partnership with City Business Park to transform an area of woodland which is between the two sites. Students doing it as part of their skills section of their Bronze and Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award will be working with the weekly Gardening Club to start work to tidy up the site and plans include reinstating the pond as well as growing a variety of plants including some with medicinal properties as well as vegetables. “We have big ideas for the area,” explained deputy headteacher Mr Cresswell. “We can use it for breaks and at lunchtime and we’re really looking forward to getting started.” Students and staff are asking for help from the local community around Scott College to get them started. “Our students are after donations to get us going,” said Mr Cresswell. “If any of our community happens to have sheds full of old tools, seeds, bags of compost, weed control matting, wheelbarrows, cuttings, pots, wood or anything else garden-related that they’re no longer using, please get in touch. “Knowledge and expertise are also…

Keeping Our Patch Clean

The Scott College litter pick team joined forces with community litter-picking group Clean Our Patch to collect five bags of rubbish in just one hour in Stoke. The Scott College litter-picking group go out every Monday to clean the area around the school and were joined by Rosanna and Ash from Clean Our Patch to give the path which runs down the side of Scott College a really good clean. “It is a pleasure to  supervise a group of young people from Scott College who volunteer to go out each week and pick up litter to keep the local area tidy,” said teacher Mr Allen, who supervises the students while they are out collecting rubbish. “The students always do it with a smile on their faces as they know they are helping to clean the environment. It was great to get involved with Clean Our Patch as part of Keep Britain Tidy month to do a litter pick of the community surrounding Scott College. “We plan to join them again in the future!’ El Clarke from Clean Our Patch said: “It was a pleasure to have Scott College join us in our Keep Britain Tidy Great British Spring clean. “Their…

Triathlon Challenge For Students

Mr Broomfield’s Triathlon Club are celebrating their success as students Ellen, Ruby and Charley took part in the Cornish Tri Series at Tolcarne in Newquay on Sunday 19 May. The event involved a 200m swim in open water followed by 4k cycle then finished off with a 2.5k run. Mr Broomfield said: “A triathlon is physically and mentally demanding, the girls did brilliantly. “They had to battle the elements and swim in cold temperatures then find the stamina to cycle along the beautiful coast before, finally, running to the finish line. “I am enormously proud of their achievement and the hard work they put into this. They have been practicing very hard in the build-up to this event by attending our extracurricular activities such as swimming and running club after school. “This is a sport that I am passionate about and I am planning to grow in the school.”