We were very excited to host several authors in College on Friday 17th October for the Isle of Wight Literary Festival. Sarah Holding, an author, held a workshop on Climate Fiction. Publisher, Guy Cross talked to Sixth Formers about careers in …
This has been a week of some high profile visitors to our College and an opportunity for many of our students to benefit enormously from hearing them.
The week began with a visit from Bishop Christopher Foster of the Church of England Diocese of Portsmouth whose return visit we have been looking forward to since he opened our Sixth Form Centre last December. Bishop Christopher shared his wealth of experience with the full Sixth Form and answered a wide range of challenging questions which he answered with frankness and deep thoughtfulness. It is a privilege for our students to be able to hear from such a wonderful man.
The week has ended with another return visit, this time from Ann Widdecombe who, again since her last visit to us in 2012 has shown continued interest in the College. It was our new Year 7 who had the privilege of listening to her this time and, once again, Ann’s wit, wisdom and sense of fun engaged our students and provoked many questions. What a way to end a Friday afternoon.
This weekend is, of course, the Isle of Wight Literary Festival and, as you are probably aware, the Island is welcoming some high profile literary figures, including Ann Widdecombe, for this important event. Our College Librarian, Ms Ryan and a member of the History department, Mr Andrew Mackay, have been very actively involved in ensuring the involvement of schools and today we have also enjoyed visits from Sarah Holding (Author), Guy Cross (Medina Publishing), Julia Golding (Author), Linda Newbury (Author) and Celia Busby (Author).A full report on todays’ activities will be shared next week.
Last night, many of our parents visited the College for our annual Form Tutors Parents’ Evening and I hope that those of you who joined us found the evening helpful and productive. We are nearing the end of the first half term and to receive feedback on this first half of the term will have been informative and reassuring.
Please remember that next Friday is a Staff Development Day and the College will be closed for students.
Form Tutors Parents' Consultation Evening, Thursday 16th October - please select the link below to access the Online Appointment Booking System.