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Taking a twirl

Shannon Newsom was just four years old when she first got the baton twirling bug. Twelve years on and she is bowing out on a high having won World and European Championship titles as part of the England team at a recent competition in Italy. Going for gold has taken up most of Shannon’s free…

Six-a-side success

Barton Peveril footballers added to an impressive season’s trophy haul by winning the Hampshire six-a-side tournament for the first time since 2008. The team won every game in the group phase beating Totton, Bournemouth and Poole, St Vincents and Peter Symonds without conceding a goal. Sparsholt were beaten in the quarter finals, Farnborough were beaten…

Moroccan adventure

Camel trekking across the Sahara, a night spent in a Berber desert camp and a traditional feast under the stars were highlights of a Moroccan adventure experienced by  A Level Geography students. Beginning and ending in Marrakesh, the five day trip took students far beyond the souks and city walls. Excursions included the Todgha Gorge…

Japan via London

An afternoon at the Japanese Embassy in London introduced modern language students to new aspects of Japanese culture and improved their character writing skills. Club Taishikan takes its name from the Japanese word for embassy and runs a series of weekly workshops on everything from origami and calligraphy to traditional dress and dancing. Students following…

In tune

Barton Peveril musicians were on stage at Thornden Hall just before Easter. Their Spring Concert rounded off a busy term which featured a number of events for A Level Music and Music Technology students. Quizzing musicians about life in an orchestra and hearing about the gruelling audition process and competitive nature of the industry was…

Top textiles

Barton Peveril was represented in the finals of the National Fashion Textiles Competition for the second year running with Lucy Warne having her work exhibited at London’s Spring Knitting and Stitching Show. Lucy’s first year fashion show garment, Coloured Lights, was one of 20 pieces shortlisted from almost 200 entries. “I still can’t quite believe…

Designs on success

Fine Art, Product Design and Business student, James Willcocks, attended a celebration event at the Design Museum in London after having his work shortlisted for a national prize. James was asked to consider how design can surprise us and change the way things are seen and experienced. His response was a bench formed by seats…

We are the champions!

Barton Peveril footballers took the Hampshire County Cup finals  by storm, winning both their matches and making college history. In the 1st XI final, two goals each from Matt Bainbridge and Sam Morris saw off Andover College in a 4-1 victory in the Pete Munroe Trophy. In the 2nd XI final, two goals from Tom Tuckey and one from Ben…

Winning streak

The Maths Department is on a winning streak!  Hard on the heels of our success in the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge Barton Peveril made its debut entry in the longstanding SATRO AS Maths Challenge– and won! Tamsin Newlove, Curtis Clement, Chris Finch, Sam Silvester and Dominic Carey spent two hours tackling a series of questions…

Future investment

Students’ sights were set firmly on the future during National Careers Week when more than 120 universities, training providers, local employers and gap year organisations visited Barton Peveril. The College’s well-established Higher Education Fair brought over 70 universities and colleges from throughout the UK together under one roof. As well as picking up prospectuses –…