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Stateside study

Second year student Christina Webber, will be studying stateside this autumn after being awarded a scholarship place at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. The Trust received more than 1200 applications for places on its 2013/14 Study in the US Programme which is run in partnership with the US-UK Fulbright Commission. The scheme encourages academically talented,…

Boxing days

Stacks of present-filled shoeboxes filled destined for underprivileged children across the world are a familiar sight in the run-up to Christmas, but it’s a rare family that donates more than 550 boxes in a single year! Alex Reeve and his mum, Sandra, did just that after setting out to beat their 2012 total and fill…

Knit wit

Forget Rupert Bear and Dr Who; a Barton Peveril student has taken the scarf world by storm after sporting a binary knit at a recent Maths Inspiration event. Maths and Further Maths enthusiast, Jo Baldwin, was one of 15 students attending the popular show which she first discovered as an AS student. At last year’s…

Passion for fashion

A passion for fashion and thirst for a challenge saw second year Textiles, Fine Art and Business Studies student, Alyna Wadsworth, stage a catwalk show for her Extended Project. Alyna’s clever teaser campaign on social media and around the College created an air of intrigue about NOIR, her autumn/winter collection of 12 complete outfits comprising…

Talent on tap

Hundreds of toes were tapping during the song and dance numbers at this year’s Christmas Performance –but little did the audience know that 10 of them belong to a gold medallist! Viki Sarker has just returned from the IDO World Tap Dance Championships in Germany where the England team lined up six gold, two silver…

Sideline blog

When Josh Reynolds’ tutor suggested he should start blogging as part of his Extended Project on football journalism, little did he think his opinions would attract more views than those of professionals like Michael Owen, Ray Parlour and John Aldridge. But that’s exactly what happened after Josh began blogging on sportlobster.com, the one-stop shop for…

Lights, camera, action!

“Be prepared for lots of surprises, but keep focussed on what you want to achieve.” These were just some of the pearls of wisdom that Ben Willbond provided for students of Film, Media and Communications & Culture during a talk primarily aimed at young film makers, but also any student aspiring to a role within…

Retina in residence

Barton Peveril’s Youth Dance Company had a unique opportunity to work with Belgium-based dance company, Retina, and perform to a packed auditorium at The Point, Eastleigh. Renowned for its physically vibrant and ambitious contemporary work under the artistic direction of Filip Van Huffel, Retina has firmly established itself as a company that enables other dancers – both…

Afternoon at the Embassy

An afternoon at the Japanese Embassy in London introduced 25 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…

Nerves of steel

Finding themselves stuck between a rock and a hard place was all part of a challenging experience for Extended Diploma in Sport students. An adrenalin-pumping weekend in the Brecon Beacons tested both physical and mental agility through a range of activities including mountain and gorge walking, caving and climbing. As well as learning how to…