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A Week in Our Shoes

A celebration of equality and diversity saw more than 30 workshops, live performances, lectures, exhibitions and other awareness events staged in just one week. Sociology teacher and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion co-ordinator, Dina de Sousa e Santos, chose different themes for each day and selected topics which complemented and developed them. She explained: “A Week…

Life-changing experience

A fortnight at the forefront of the civil service proved a life-changing experience for Eastleigh teenager Esme Lillywhite. The Barton Peveril student was one of just 80 people selected for the Social Mobility Foundation’s Whitehall Internship Programme which helps high-achieving students from low income backgrounds gain valuable insights into leading universities and professions. Eligibility for…

High flier

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And what a way Sam Waddington  chose to prove the old English proverb during a life-changing trip to America. For two weeks this summer, the former Kings’ School, Winchester, pupil joined other disabled UK teenagers for his first taste of solo international travel and an exchange programme focusing…

Results day 2014

We’re celebrating another year of outstanding results and individual student successes after our class of 2014 achieved a 98.1% A*to E pass rate at A Level. A* to C grades were netted by 76% of students with 61% of those taking the Extended Project alongside A Levels attaining A*-B. Top A* grades in at least one subject were secured…

Flat pack hack

Three Product Design students from Barton Peveril swept the board in a design hack competition run by Southampton Solent University in partnership with Ikea. Hazel Crosland, Emily Braybrook and Emma Chiddle designed and built sustainable furniture by combining existing Ikea products – a process known as upcycling. Their work was displayed in the Southampton store…

Going for gold

Ten Barton Peveril sportsmen and women were selected to represent the South East in this year’s British Colleges Sport competitions, bringing home no less than five gold medals from the national championships at Bath University. Tennis player Natalie Sayer (formerly Cams Hill) won the women’s singles competition for the second year running, retaining her title…

Crisis sleep out

A sponsored sleep out organised by Barton Peveril’s Student Committee raised more than £700 for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Students spent a chilly night in the College Quad with only boxes, bags and blankets for shelter. After packing up their cardboard village, the sleep out team sat in the pouring rain…

Meditation makes its mark

Barton Peveril’s lunchtime yoga and meditation sessions have been so successful that they will become a timetabled enrichment option from September.  Each session will be open to all levels of ability and will include both yoga and mindfulness, a technique that teaches participants to clear their minds and focus on the moment. Photography technician and teacher, Dave Tipper, is passionate about the benefits of yoga and meditation for teenagers…

BFestival fun

Our Student Committee raised £365 in just a couple of hours when they staged a mini festival on the last day of the Spring term. The Quad came alive with bunting, bands, stalls and sideshows as weeks of planning and preparation came to fruition and students and staff joined in the fun to raise money for…

Holocaust survivor’s lesson for life

Holocaust survivor Walter Kammerling called on teenagers to trust their judgement and not turn away from the reality of prejudice when he spoke to History students at Barton Peveril. “Everyone has his or her prejudices.  The only difference is how we deal with them,” the 90 year-old told an audience of staff, students and guests…