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Barton students head east for a unique insight into China

Students and staff from Barton Peveril got a unique insight into life and culture in China on a two week trip to Xiamen and Shanghai. The visit, arranged with the Confucius Institute of the University of Southampton and subsidised by China’s Department for Education, combined intensive language learning with a varied range of activities including…

Barton goes Bavarian for Schools’ German Day

Bavarian

100 enthusiastic linguists from the South’s schools attended Barton Peveril’s first ever German Day. Youngsters from Brookfield, Gregg, Noadswood, Romsey, Swanmore, Westgate, Wildern and Wyvern schools were treated to a brilliant Bavarian event designed to encourage the study of languages post-16. Organised by the college and funded by the educational element of the German Embassy…

Volunteers make a difference

A team of student volunteers spent a week of their summer break helping to improve facilities and teaching resources at a primary school in Kenya. The visit to Hadassah Mission School in the slum area of Nakuru saw a dozen students and staff immerse themselves in African culture as they witnessed the realities of life for…

Charity climb

His current focus is on A Level exams but within days of completing the last paper Matt Wateridge will be hard at work in an East African hospital before climbing Kilimanjaro in aid of Help for Heroes. The 18-year-old Biology, Chemistry and Maths student has a place to study medicine at Manchester University when he…

Moroccan adventure

Camel trekking across the Sahara, a night spent in a Berber desert camp and a traditional feast under the stars were highlights of a Moroccan adventure experienced by  A Level Geography students. Beginning and ending in Marrakesh, the five day trip took students far beyond the souks and city walls. Excursions included the Todgha Gorge…

Japan via London

An afternoon at the Japanese Embassy in London introduced modern 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…

In tune

Barton Peveril musicians were on stage at Thornden Hall just before Easter. Their Spring Concert rounded off a busy term which featured a number of events for A Level Music and Music Technology students. Quizzing musicians about life in an orchestra and hearing about the gruelling audition process and competitive nature of the industry was…

Winning streak

The Maths Department is on a winning streak!  Hard on the heels of our success in the Senior Team Mathematics Challenge Barton Peveril made its debut entry in the longstanding SATRO AS Maths Challenge– and won! Tamsin Newlove, Curtis Clement, Chris Finch, Sam Silvester and Dominic Carey spent two hours tackling a series of questions…

Death camp brought to life

News that the government is investing £50m in a new Holocaust memorial and education centre in central London has been welcomed by this year’s Lessons from Auschwitz ambassadors, Lauren Tew and Faye Momber. Each year Barton Peveril selects two Modern History students to take part in the project which offers 16-18 year-olds a profound insight…

Twilight experiments

The chance to find out more about what it means to study Chemistry at degree level is a popular option for A Level chemists attending twilight practical sessions at the University of Southampton. The fun sessions are run by postgraduate students and offer students the chance to carry out a range of supervised practical techniques…