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Bird film takes off

A passion for film and an eye for detail led to Barton Peveril students Josh White and Lucy Watkins winning the Best Cinematography award at the Wessex Colleges Filmmaking Challenge. The duo’s two minute comedy, The Dead Bird, was one of three Barton Peveril entries in this year’s event.  Each team was given a mandatory…

Parliament Week

The Leader of Hampshire County Council, Cllr Roy Perry, offered a valuable insight into the role of local government when he gave a lecture to first year Politics students. A few days earlier, the college  welcomed Eastleigh MP, Mike Thornton, who held a lively debate with Gifted and Talented students. Both visits  took place during…

Linguists at large

Barton Peveril linguists spent a day at Southampton University where they met undergraduates recently returned from a year abroad and tried out new languages including Mandarin and Portuguese. A series of workshops followed an introductory lecture on the importance of learning a foreign tongue.  During the popular Q&A sessions, students and staff were buoyed by…

Message hits home

“Being busted by the drug squad probably saved my life. I can’t change my past – but I knew I could change my future.” The hard-hitting testimony of former stock market millionaire, Shaun Attwood, provided an inspirational lecture for Sociology, Citizenship, Film and Media students at Barton Peveril. Attwood – who thought his glitzy lifestyle…

Return to Kenya

The chance to make a difference at educational support and community projects in the poverty-stricken region of Nakuru, southwest Kenya, saw 25 students and staff head for Africa. The trip has been running successfully for three consecutive years, with new students working throughout the year to raise funds for future visits and those who have…