At the start of the last academic year, 10 sports leaders were elected to represent the College within the IOW Leadership Programme. During the year these students had training within various fields and they used these skills to assist with org…
Zac Lacey finished his disability swimming season on a high when he collected three medals at the May Phillips Down Syndrome British Swimming Championships at Reading’s Central Pool on Saturday 12th July.
Zac is a member of West Wight Swimming Club an…
I am pleased to report that, at the end of our first full week back in College, there is already much to celebrate. Our students have settled extremely well into the day-to-day routines with every year group recognising the very special challenges and opportunities of their year. The excellent attitudes, the courtesy and the behaviour already apparent in our community are a pleasure to witness. The lovely weather is probably contributing to this general sense of wellbeing, so long may it last! However, I have also received an unusual number of messages of sadness this week, where families are being touched by illnesses and bereavements. As always, I would ask that prayers are said for our strong community.
Also during this first week, opportunities for extra-curricular activities are beginning to be shared with our students. For example, I know that the staff organising the first College production of the year have been overwhelmed with the number of students attending for auditions; similarly, the numbers volunteering for the Young Enterprise and other activities have reflected the enthusiastic energy of our students. Please be assured that we are collating the comprehensive list of extra-curricular activities that we offer.
I had the privilege of meeting with Mr and Mrs Ellis this morning. They are passionate about ensuring their thanks and deep gratitude are conveyed to each and every single person who has supported them in whatever way during the desperately sad journey of Joe’s illness and his ultimate passing away. The funds already raised and the continuing contributions all support the Joe Ellis Trust Fund. They have asked that you read their message of thanks on the Joe Ellis Facebook page, for which a link is provided in this letter. Please hold the family in your prayers as they approach Joe’s birthday tomorrow. Thank you.