Filed under: Success Stories

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…

Cabaret

This year’s College production was Cabaret –  and the critics loved it! The Daily Echo praised the ‘excellent performances of maturity and depth’ at the heart of the show, while Eastleigh MP Mike Thornton echoed the sentiments of many in the audience when he tweeted: “Just come back from a truly amazing performance of Cabaret at…

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…

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…

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…