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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…

Writer returns

Author and screenwriter David Nicholls described how a passage in an A Level text inspired his best-selling novel One Day when he returned to his home town as part of Eastleigh Library’s 25th anniversary celebrations. Nicholls’ enduring love of Thomas Hardy started while he was a student at Barton Peveril in the early Eighties.  He…

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…

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…

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…

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…