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Return to study

A former accountant who returned to study 26 years after achieving her first degree has won two national awards for outstanding success on the Access to Higher Education course at Barton Peveril. Rowan Edwards won the outstanding academic achievement category of the Laser Learning Awards Access Learner Prize after gaining distinction marks for all 60…

Student Watch

The first students to take part in Barton Peveril’s new Student Watch scheme have been presented with Police Support Volunteer certificates by Hampshire Constabulary. Student Watch is a volunteering opportunity available to all Barton Peveril students. Many of those involved in the programme to date are interested in public service careers, but the experience gained…

Sporting chance of a lifetime

A dream has come true for 18-year-old rugby fanatic, Kyran Richter. The Extended Sport Diploma student and hooker – who also plays for Chichester – is rubbing shoulders with New Zealand’s top players after being selected for the Crusaders’ 2014 International High Performance Unit. Kyran has completed his college course ahead of time in order…

One stop university shop

Two thirds of the UK’s leading research universities were among 73 exhibitors at our Higher Education Fair. Sixteen of the 24 Russell Group universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – were represented at the event which has doubled in size since 2004 and now ranks among the largest of its kind in the country. From…

Fashion Show success

At Barton Peveril, A Level Textile students are encouraged to explore and experiment, research and respect traditional techniques and discover innovative, unorthodox ways of working. This year’s Fashion Show saw more than 90 students take to the catwalk in a stunning display of talent titled ‘Luminosity’. AS Level creations were inspired by the colour and…

Cornish talent

Hockey’s national governing body has  selected Barton Peveril PE student Luke Cornish for its Advanced  Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence programme, part of a new talented  athlete academy for Year 12 hockey players. Led by the  performance department at England Hockey, the academy aims to ensure  that athletes of the future are supported, motivated and inspired…

Stellar performance

Former St Anne’s pupil, Sara Rayhan, has received an award from the Bangladesh High Commission for outstanding GCSE results. Sara achieved eight A* and three A grades and is now studying AS Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Religious Studies at Barton Peveril.  She was the only Hampshire student from a Bangladeshi background to receive the award.

Kick the caffeine!

First year Applied Health & Social Care students tackled a wide range of issues affecting all sectors of society for their recent health promotion projects, with one group challenging the little-known risks of caffeine addiction head on. Caffeine stimulates the nervous and cardiovascular system, elevating mood in the short term but creating long-term health problems…

Happy to help

Peter Marcus McDowell Impey’s volunteering commitments could lead you to believe that he’s cracked the secret to a 36 hour day. His involvement with three different theatre groups gets him in at the deep end with everything from building restoration to technical production and publicity.  He works on communications for the Wymering Manor Trust, runs…

Holocaust remembered

On Saturday 27 January 1945, Russian troops liberated the Nazis’ biggest concentration camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. On Monday 27 January 2014, two Barton Peveril students will be among thousands of young people across the UK for whom the significance of Holocaust Memorial Day has taken on a deeply personal meaning thanks to the Holocaust…