Lots to feel very proud about for us here at Sandbach College this week. Three of our students made it through to the Teen Tech Finals. Eva Yuen (Y13) presented her ‘Should Muscular Dystrophy be genetically eradicated’ project entered into the ‘Research’ category. Rachael Joyce (Y13) presented her ‘Passive Amplifier’ in the ‘Best Innovation – Model, Prototype or Product’ category and Megan Hough (Y13) presented her ‘Bluetooth Speaker’ in the ‘Best Innovation – Concept’ category. Despite competition being fierce, we were delighted that Megan Hough won her category, receiving £1000 prize money for the school and hopefully a trip to Buckingham Palace to meet TeenTech patron the Duke of York. Our very own Katie Warrington (Y12) along with Ella Reeder (Y9) were also chosen to represent the school as former finalists and winners and had the difficult job of compering the event. A great testimony to how STEM continues to go from strength to strength in both our main school and our College. Our BTEC Sport students once again showed their leadership capabilities playing an integral role in the running and officiating of the South Cheshire Schools Athletics Championships and another busy weekend for our Hockey player Gaby Goodman – on International duty again against Ulster [the latest I heard she had scored twice too!!] and for Anya George – attending qualifying rounds for the prestigious rowing regatta at Henley. Congratulations to Iveta Jones [Y12] who has successfully secured an Apprenticeship at Bright Stars Day Nursery and well done to the following girls for being entered into our Top Hat Attendance Award prize draw. [Lauren Cooper; Iverta Jones; Emily Radford; Sarah Shufflbotham; Ocea Birtles; Dylan Raine; Olivia Clare; Nadia Barr; Jenna Deighton; Ella Ball; Melissa Slack; Rebecca Davidson; Caitlin Jenkinson; Lucy Shirley and Gabrielle Trotman] Our Year 12 forms are busy setting up their Grow-a-Twenty fund raising initiatives – look out for a variety of ideas over the coming weeks including car washes, a Euros sweepstake and a pie throwing ‘out-know’ the teacher event, in addition to the Golf Tournament at Crewe Golf Club that is taking place on Monday 4th July [there are still places available – email for more info firstname.lastname@example.org]. Our new College facility is really taking shape, we have a water tight building with windows. Inside, the planned ‘learning hub’ is an impressive size and the classrooms on the first and second floor are simply stunning. It really is going to be a fantastic learning environment. The last few exams are now taking place and I would like to say a massive congratulations to all students who have sat exams over the last few months – they have conducted themselves professionally and astutely and can feel satisfied and proud that they have done their best – whatever the outcomes may be in August!
Here’s to another bright and successful week!
Zoe Hughes – Head of Sixth Form
Thought for the week: ‘If you can’t stop thinking about it, don’t stop working for it’ – Anon