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GCSE Success For Scott Students

Scott College may not have a Year 11 until September but that doesn’t mean we don’t have GCSE results to celebrate today. Over half of Year 10 sat their GCSE Statistics and English Literature GCSEs and a number of Year 12 students took English Language and Maths. Headteacher Mr Cox said: “We’re really pleased with our first set of GCSE results which shows our students are on track to do amazing things in Year 11. Our top scorer Eden achieved Grade 8 in Statistics and we had plenty of other high grades to celebrate. I’m really looking forward to this day next year to see what our students achieve.”

Scott’s First Leavers Celebrate University Places

Our first ever leavers are celebrating achieving university places. James is off to Cardiff University to study Biochemistry and Ellie achieved the grades to study Dentistry at the Peninsula Dental School. Trixton joins Plymouth University as a future paramedic and Audrey is off to start her journey towards being a social worker at Bath University. Marsha starts Biomedicine at Cardiff Met and Indya joins Marjon on their Psychotherapy and Counselling course. Cydney will join the Radiography course at Plymouth University. Good luck to all our Sixth form students going on to their next stage of education. GCSE results are out on Thursday from 9.30-11.00am in the Scott Suite

Look out for Scotty – our Elmer

We loved creating our medical-themed Elmer  – Scotty – to Jason and Krystyna’s winning design and now he is out in the wild – well, at Mount Edgcumbe – for everyone else to enjoy! Be sure to look out for him and let us know if you spot him. “We ran a competition in school across all year groups and Jason and Krystyna’s design won,” explained Mrs Carlson, Health and Social Care Lead. “Using their designs they got to work and chalked and stencilled these on to the elephant. It was a time- consuming task whilst he was painted with acrylic paint. “It took several layers and a long time to dry and extra students helped out along the way.  The design was freehand and reflected what Scott College is all about. “A huge thank you BLKC Decorators Limited who very kindly made him weatherproof for us for free so he will last a lifetime.”    Maisy spotted Scotty at Mount Edgcumbe!

MP Luke Announces Year 10 Election Result

Not every school election result is announced by a real politician but that’s what happened when Year 10 at Scott College ran a campaign about politics, health and well-being. As part of Project-Based Learning students were asked to create a political party and a manifesto around an issue that they feel strongly about – students then voted and Scott College’s local MP Luke Pollard came to Scott College for the afternoon to announce the winner. “Students had to think of a name for their party, design a logo and create posters and leaflets to advertise their manifestos,” explained Mr Morris, head of the Class of 2020. The elections took place on Friday 24 May and the whole year group, as well as a number of  Year 12 students, were involved either as participants or as members of the audience. Party leaders delivered their election speeches and students voted using an online survey. As well as announcing the results Luke Pollard spoke to the audience and was given a tour of the school in Stoke. “Students conducted their research and delivered their speeches with maturity and with a clear insight into the issues that they addressed. Congratulations to Beth of the Philanthropies party who was elected as…

Spotlight on Ellie’ s Volunteer role

We are really proud that our Sixth form student Ellie’s voluntary work at St Luke’s Hospice was highlighted as part of Volunteers’ Week. You can read all about it HERE 

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.”

Paramedic Taster Day

A group of eight Year 12 students travelled to Bristol on Saturday 30 March for a Paramedic Taster Day at the University of the West of England. They got an idea of what it’s like to prepare for a major incident, how to stop a catastrophic haemorrhage and had a good look around the inside of an ambulance.    

Lessons from Auschwitz

Sophie and I had the opportunity to be a part of the Lessons from Auschwitz project which is aimed at young people in order to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust and reflect on the contemporary relevance of it. As a part of the project we went to an orientation seminar before the main trip and heard from a Holocaust survivor called Hannah Lewis. Her story was heartbreaking and made us reflect on the experiences of all those affected by the holocaust, not just those sent to concentration camps. On Wednesday 13 February we travelled to a very cold Poland. Our first visit was to the town of Oświęcim which, before the war, had a large Jewish community which accounted to 58% of the population. By going here we started to understand the ordinary lives in which the Jewish community had before the war. Our second visit was the Auschwitz I where we learnt about the lives of the prisoners in the camp and the conditions in which they lived. One of the most challenging things to see here was the massive amount of personal items which were left behind after the camp was liberated. The items included…