Filed under: Success Stories

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…

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…

Fashion Show success

At Barton Peveril, A Level Textile students are encouraged to explore and experiment, research and respect traditional techniques and discover innovative, unorthodox ways of working. This year’s Fashion Show saw more than 90 students take to the catwalk in a stunning display of talent titled ‘Luminosity’. AS Level creations were inspired by the colour and…

Cornish talent

Hockey’s national governing body has  selected Barton Peveril PE student Luke Cornish for its Advanced  Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence programme, part of a new talented  athlete academy for Year 12 hockey players. Led by the  performance department at England Hockey, the academy aims to ensure  that athletes of the future are supported, motivated and inspired…

Stellar performance

Former St Anne’s pupil, Sara Rayhan, has received an award from the Bangladesh High Commission for outstanding GCSE results. Sara achieved eight A* and three A grades and is now studying AS Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and Religious Studies at Barton Peveril.  She was the only Hampshire student from a Bangladeshi background to receive the award.

Radio star

What does it take to stand out from 8000 other applicants and become a paid intern at Radio 1? Former Media student Pete Simmons popped back to share the inside track with current students and Head of Department, Adrian Kelly. Pete is now working as a team assistant for Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra on…

Happy to help

Peter Marcus McDowell Impey’s volunteering commitments could lead you to believe that he’s cracked the secret to a 36 hour day. His involvement with three different theatre groups gets him in at the deep end with everything from building restoration to technical production and publicity.  He works on communications for the Wymering Manor Trust, runs…