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Unity on the airwaves

Media Diploma student Haden Pone had his voluntary work with Unity 101 recognised by a formal award at the community radio station’s celebration evening. Haden came to Barton Peveril from Swanmore College and received the Unity 101 College Award for Exceptional Achievement based on his Extended Project in radio broadcasting. Media students at Barton Peveril…

Oxbridge offers

From English to Medicine, Earth Sciences to Fine Art, this year’s crop of offers to study at Oxford and Cambridge celebrates a broad span of subject choices and an Oxford acceptance level more than twice the published average. Two out of three applicants for Medicine achieved places, making Oxford the destination of choice for Ryan…

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…

Maths awards add up

Barton Peveril’s A Level mathematicians  achieved an impressive eight gold, 18 silver and 14 bronze awards in the UK Mathematics Trust Senior Maths Challenge. High fliers Jowan Atkinson, Tabitha Sparks, Dominic Carey and Curtis Clement went on to represent Barton Peveril in the regional heat of the team competition, coming a very close second after…

Chocolate for children

No child wants to spend Christmas Day in hospital, but those being treated on the Piam Brown ward at Southampton General will receive a sweet surprise thanks to a selection box collection organised by Student Committee member Darcy Allen. Our Library team know a chocolaty good cause when they see one and helped Darcy by collecting more than…

Festive fundraiser

Live music, food and quizzes raised funds for the Society of St James local homeless charity and national LGBT same sex domestic violence charity, Broken Rainbow. Organised by Ethnicity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee students, the lunchtime event enabled students from across the College to celebrate the end of term, the close of the calendar year…

Stellar performance

The tweets, emails and audience comments spoke for themselves: our Christmas concert in Romsey Abbey was an outstanding success! Barton Peveril choir and orchestra joined forces with Wyvern Community Choir and Wyvern College Chamber Choir for a performance of Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins. “Utterly overwhelmed @bartonpeveril – what an incredible concert in Romsey Abbey”…

Happy Holidays!

Southampton Airport’s heart-warming Christmas video was created with the help of local music, acting and film-making communities – including five Barton Peveril students who provided the backing track. The film follows several passengers through emotional seasonal reunions at the airport and features an exclusive new Christmas song, Happy Holidays, written by Upper Shirley High pupil…