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Chocolate for children

No child wants to spend Christmas Day in hospital, but those being treated on the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General will receive a sweet surprise thanks to a selection box collection organised by Student Committee member Darcy Allen. Our Library team know a chocolaty good cause when they see one and helped Darcy by collecting more than…

Festive fundraiser

Live music, food and quizzes raised funds for the Society of St James local homeless charity and national LGBT same sex domestic violence charity, Broken Rainbow. Organised by Ethnicity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee students, the lunchtime event enabled students from across the College to celebrate the end of term, the close of the calendar year…

Stellar performance

The tweets, emails and audience comments spoke for themselves: our Christmas concert in Romsey Abbey was an outstanding success! Barton Peveril choir and orchestra joined forces with Wyvern Community Choir and Wyvern College Chamber Choir for a performance of Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins. “Utterly overwhelmed @bartonpeveril – what an incredible concert in Romsey Abbey”…

Happy Holidays!

Southampton Airport’s heart-warming Christmas video was created with the help of local music, acting and film-making communities – including five Barton Peveril students who provided the backing track. The film follows several passengers through emotional seasonal reunions at the airport and features an exclusive new Christmas song, Happy Holidays, written by Upper Shirley High pupil…

Valued volunteer

Winchester based charity Brendoncare has recognised the contribution of a student volunteer in making a difference to the lives of older people in its care centres and clubs. Kevin Traves received Brendoncare’s first ever Young Volunteer award in recognition of his ability to really connect with older people at The Old Parsonage care home in…

Winning poem inspired by painting

Every picture tells a story – and the opportunity to explore the meaning behind a painting by Victorian artist Edwin Long led to a national competition win for Barton Peveril student, Brigitte de Valk. Brigitte (17) wrote a poem in response to the scene portrayed in The Babylonian Marriage Market, an extraordinary painting depicting an…

Royal appointment

Finding yourself lost for words when introduced to royalty is one thing – but being unable to speak because you’re wearing a scientific mask is quite another! That was the situation rising golf star Emma Allen  found herself in when the Duchess of Cambridge toured an athlete workshop at the GSK Human Performance Lab in…

Barton buskers back internet sensation

They’re the buskers whose smooth sounds turned an 87-year-old dancer into an overnight online sensation. Barton Peveril music students Cally Jones and Jake Baker-Menage were busking in Winchester High Street when their Frank Sinatra cover got the spritely pensioner’s toes tapping. The feel-good moment was shared on social media and retired delivery driver Ronald Burgess is now…

Culture Secretary visits

Students found themselves performing to a high profile audience when Culture Secretary Sajid Javid paid a flying visit at the invitation of Mims Davies, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh. Mr Javid toured art, sport and performing arts facilities, dropping in on lessons, chatting to students and taking in a performance of songs from The Lion…

Championing change

This summer 4171 students across the UK sat A Level Computing exams. According to Joint Council for Qualifications data, just 314 of them were girls – but the number who achieved A or A* grades outstripped the boys by almost three per cent. Among the high fliers was Barton Peveril student, Phoebe Chapman  who will…