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Holocaust survivor’s lesson for life

Holocaust survivor Walter Kammerling called on teenagers to trust their judgement and not turn away from the reality of prejudice when he spoke to History students at Barton Peveril. “Everyone has his or her prejudices.  The only difference is how we deal with them,” the 90 year-old told an audience of staff, students and guests…

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…

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…

Bard news

Drama and Performing Arts students added a valuable line to their CVs when they took part in a mentoring initiative at The Berry Theatre in Hedge End. Following the success of the students’ 15-minute Macbeth – their own version of Shakespeare’s tragedy created for performance in secondary schools  – local Y9 pupils were inspired to…

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…

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…

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…