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Flat pack hack

Three Product Design students from Barton Peveril swept the board in a design hack competition run by Southampton Solent University in partnership with Ikea. Hazel Crosland, Emily Braybrook and Emma Chiddle designed and built sustainable furniture by combining existing Ikea products – a process known as upcycling. Their work was displayed in the Southampton store…

Going for gold

Ten Barton Peveril sportsmen and women were selected to represent the South East in this year’s British Colleges Sport competitions, bringing home no less than five gold medals from the national championships at Bath University. Tennis player Natalie Sayer (formerly Cams Hill) won the women’s singles competition for the second year running, retaining her title…

Crisis sleep out

A sponsored sleep out organised by Barton Peveril’s Student Committee raised more than £700 for Crisis, the national charity for single homeless people. Students spent a chilly night in the College Quad with only boxes, bags and blankets for shelter. After packing up their cardboard village, the sleep out team sat in the pouring rain…

Meditation makes its mark

Barton Peveril’s lunchtime yoga and meditation sessions have been so successful that they will become a timetabled enrichment option from September.  Each session will be open to all levels of ability and will include both yoga and mindfulness, a technique that teaches participants to clear their minds and focus on the moment. Photography technician and teacher, Dave Tipper, is passionate about the benefits of yoga and meditation for teenagers…

BFestival fun

Our Student Committee raised £365 in just a couple of hours when they staged a mini festival on the last day of the Spring term. The Quad came alive with bunting, bands, stalls and sideshows as weeks of planning and preparation came to fruition and students and staff joined in the fun to raise money for…

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…

Return to study

A former accountant who returned to study 26 years after achieving her first degree has won two national awards for outstanding success on the Access to Higher Education course at Barton Peveril. Rowan Edwards won the outstanding academic achievement category of the Laser Learning Awards Access Learner Prize after gaining distinction marks for all 60…

Student Watch

The first students to take part in Barton Peveril’s new Student Watch scheme have been presented with Police Support Volunteer certificates by Hampshire Constabulary. Student Watch is a volunteering opportunity available to all Barton Peveril students. Many of those involved in the programme to date are interested in public service careers, but the experience gained…

Sporting chance of a lifetime

A dream has come true for 18-year-old rugby fanatic, Kyran Richter. The Extended Sport Diploma student and hooker – who also plays for Chichester – is rubbing shoulders with New Zealand’s top players after being selected for the Crusaders’ 2014 International High Performance Unit. Kyran has completed his college course ahead of time in order…

One stop university shop

Two thirds of the UK’s leading research universities were among 73 exhibitors at our Higher Education Fair. Sixteen of the 24 Russell Group universities – including Oxford and Cambridge – were represented at the event which has doubled in size since 2004 and now ranks among the largest of its kind in the country. From…