There was a fantastic turnout for our first Sixth Form Open Evening in our new building. There was standing room only and people had to go up on to our balcony to listen to talks from our students and staff before our visitors got stuck into the brilliant activities our partners put on and found out more about our three subject pathways with teachers on the first floor. Lots of applications were made on the night – all the information you need to apply is here.
Thank you to Ian Sherriff from University of Plymouth and carer Dorothy Tudor who came in to Scott College on 3 December to hold a Dementia Friends training session with our Year 12 students. Health and Social Care teacher Mrs Carlson said: “Ian was really impressed and set a challenge for more project work for the students: to come up with solutions to improving outcomes for people with dementia.”
A group of Scott College Sixth Form students took centre stage at TEDMED Live SW on 24 November. Taking their place alongside other speakers our students lead a discussion on the theme of Youth/Truth while headteacher Mr Cox spoke about how Scott College came in to being . Other speakers said the students were “amazing ambassadors” for Scott College, talking about a range of subjects including their experience of gender, social media and the dangers of vaping. “I don’t just want to be that stereotype created by (social) media,” said Charlie, who chaired the debate and was praised for his “insightful” talk. The students were described as “a credit to this city and themselves”. “It’s refreshing to see tomorrow’s NHS join us today. ” said TEDMED Live SW Watch the full discussion by following the link below: Watch on #Periscope: @scottcollegeply are here https://t.co/GZmHQAn4H3 — TEDMED Live SW 2018 (@TEDMEDLive_SW) November 24, 2018
Mr Cox had a great night at the Crowne Plaza at the end of November at The Building Forum for Devon and Cornwall Autumn Dinner and Building of the Year Awards. “I’m incredibly proud that our amazing building was a finalist alongside Oceansgate,” said Mr Cox. “Congratulations to winners Tate St Ives.”
Our students enjoyed an excellent talk about Adult Nursing from Kevin Hambridge. He is a lecturer in Adult Nursing from the University of Plymouth. He was accompanied by Taneea – a third year student – so our students had a real insight into both studying and working in adult nursing.
University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Second Year Dental students spent an afternoon in November at Scott College introducing our Year 9 students to careers in Dentistry as well finding out more about looking after their own oral health. They kicked off with an interactive quiz which the students thoroughly enjoyed before hosting separate sessions on all aspects of studying dentistry.
Year 12 students were given a glimpse into life as an undergraduate at Plymouth University when they attended a Health Taster Day on 16 November. They had the chance to listen to lecturers discuss the courses available to them at the university and to take part in workshops to learn a little more about each course.
Well done to Mrs Cousins’ tutor group who raised money for BBC Children in Need on Friday 16 November in lots of inventive ways including holding a book sale, a Guess the Number of Sweets challenge and Name the Pudsey Bear!
Year 9 Sports Science students have visited City College to get a better idea of what a Sports Therapy and Injury Rehabilitation Foundation Degree entails. The students got to see second-year university students giving real medical treatments to the public. They saw lots of different chronic and acute injuries being treated using various methods which included soft tissue therapy, electrotherapy, taping and joint mobilization. Mr Broomfield said: “Our students came away from the experience very inspired and have said that this opportunity has created another avenue for them to explore on their journey to becoming a physiotherapist. “