Barton Peveril News

Valued volunteer

Winchester based charity Brendoncare has recognised the contribution of a student volunteer in making a difference to the lives of older people in its care centres and clubs. Kevin Traves received Brendoncare’s first ever Young Volunteer award in recognition of his ability to really connect with older people at The Old Parsonage care home in…

Stella Natalis – Tuesday 16 December

A massed choir of more than 100 voices will bring a modern-day message of peace and goodwill to Romsey Abbey on Tuesday 16 December with a performance of Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins. Best known for The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, Jenkins is the world’s most performed living composer and celebrates his 70th…

Winning poem inspired by painting

Every picture tells a story – and the opportunity to explore the meaning behind a painting by Victorian artist Edwin Long led to a national competition win for Barton Peveril student, Brigitte de Valk. Brigitte (17) wrote a poem in response to the scene portrayed in The Babylonian Marriage Market, an extraordinary painting depicting an…

Royal appointment

Finding yourself lost for words when introduced to royalty is one thing – but being unable to speak because you’re wearing a scientific mask is quite another! That was the situation rising golf star Emma Allen  found herself in when the Duchess of Cambridge toured an athlete workshop at the GSK Human Performance Lab in…

Barton buskers back internet sensation

They’re the buskers whose smooth sounds turned an 87-year-old dancer into an overnight online sensation. Barton Peveril music students Cally Jones and Jake Baker-Menage were busking in Winchester High Street when their Frank Sinatra cover got the spritely pensioner’s toes tapping. The feel-good moment was shared on social media and retired delivery driver Ronald Burgess is now…

Culture Secretary visits

Students found themselves performing to a high profile audience when Culture Secretary Sajid Javid paid a flying visit at the invitation of Mims Davies, the Conservative parliamentary candidate for Eastleigh. Mr Javid toured art, sport and performing arts facilities, dropping in on lessons, chatting to students and taking in a performance of songs from The Lion…