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Be more active and have fun – a challenge for Barton’s girls in 2018

This Girl Can!

Barton Peveril girls are keen supporters of the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign to promote women’s sport. Ten of them are getting involved in encouraging females on campus to get more active over the next few months – the highest number of volunteers in colleges across the country. “Sport is compulsory at school but when young…

Praise for hardworking students in the Principal’s Commendations

Students who have excelled in their studies or contributed to the College through supporting others or helping out with activities were praised by Principal Jonathan Prest at his lunchtime Commendation event. “We have been impressed by your attitude and approach to your studies,” he told them. “When you put more into life, you get more…

Focusing on success in photography. Matt wins a top award

Former Barton student Matt Roseveare is celebrating winning a top prize in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards. He came first in the 12-18 year category for his stunning evening picture of an owl at Farlington Marshes after judges decided it was the most striking and memorable of all the entries from the young photographers….

Hard work adds up to success for Barton Peveril Maths students

A four-strong team of Maths A level students has won through to the final of the Senior Team Maths Challenge, defeating 12 other colleges and schools along the way. They beat Winchester College in the last round of the regional event, thanks to their skill on timed puzzles and other maths challenges. The team consists…

Students praised for outstanding Extended Projects

  Students have been recognised for producing excellent work in their Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) alongside their A levels. The production of these 5,000 word dissertations, reports, artefacts or performances requires young people to work independently and develop research skills which will prove valuable at university and in the workplace. A good mark for an…

Barton students ASPIRE to the heights

On just one day in November, A level students had the difficult choice of learning more about the Dutch painter Vermeer, French subtitled movies or biodiversity in Southampton at lunchtime workshops. The weekly talks are offered through Barton Peveril’s ASPIRE programme (formerly known as Gifted and Talented) to stretch students’ minds and encourage them to explore…

Barton Peveril sixth former becomes the Lord-Lieutenant’s Sea Cadet

Barton Peveril student Matt Evans has been chosen as the Lord-Lieutenant for Hampshire’s Sea Cadet for 2017-18. The 17 year old will escort and support Lord-Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson on various duties throughout the year, starting with Remembrance Day commemorations. The Lord-Lieutenant is the Queen’s personal representative in the county, escorts members of the Royal Family…

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…