Links for students Category

The Woman in Black and Chinese New Year

February 8th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

On a damp grey drizzly day a group of nine staff and year 11s caught the train up to London for our annual winter term dose of “The Woman in Black.”

Despite the weather we managed to go round an empty Covent Garden and a bustling China Town, the day after Chinese New Year. That was a site to remember. We made friends with some police and swapped caps and helmets.

The play was splendidly frightening although those who’d seen it in school noticed the subtle changes from the original script…..not necessary we felt.

The day ended well despite us missing our train and having to catch the next one. Bless the taxi company who waited for us.

Centre Walk February 2012

February 7th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Chris took us all on a long walk around the North Dorset countryside this morning. He claims the route was about 7 miles but I’m sure we saw polar bears at one point. The scenery was beautiful, the ground very muddy and the weather crisp but dry. To round off a great morning, there was as amazing meal waiting for us when we got back. Roasted red pepper and tomato soup followed by fish pie and vegetable lasagne. It had all been prepared by Duncan with help from Charlotte, Fran and Vicky.

Thanks to Chris for organising the walk and Duncan and his assistants for the meal!

Play the video for a few photos:

BTEC in Construction Skills

January 13th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Lots of our students take a course in Constructions Skills from Certificate to Diploma level. Some students follow the course in the centre and some go to the also excellent Skills4Life centre at Rylands Farm.

Here Stephen is working hard wiring a light fitting. Useful skills and a possible career?

Sky’s the limit

December 1st, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Skye made a gorgeous self portrait using photography, Gimp and Inkscape.

She then transfered the image to paper with the projector and coloured it using water soluble pencil crayons, then she took the real risk and water washed the whole thing to create a painting.

Brave girl Skye!

Well done, and keep that winning smile up.

Emily TV

December 1st, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

A groovy bit of stencil art from Emily B this week.


Emily used canvas and acrylics to make this contemporary DJ piece.


Here we go again with those block rockin beats


Well done Em.

Red Card

November 24th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Dan created a banksy inspired piece of work today. Commenting on the recent racism in football incident, he used ‘gimp’ and ‘inkscape’ to create a stencil image of Hitler giving Didier a red card.

Keep up the good work Dan.

Dillons weaving

October 12th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Dillon made this beautiful piece of work in D+T today. Using the peg loom he made a gorgeous woven sampler using neutral colours of taffeta, leather and cotton.

Later we placed some pieces of metal to contrast against the softness of the fabrics.

Well done Dillon.

Jewellery making

October 11th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Making jewellery from recycled materials is one of the themes for D+T this year and today Duncan made his first 2 pieces. The earring on the left is made from the cutaway piece from another piece all made out of old silver spoons from the charity shop. Considering the spoons cost 50p for 3, I think we may have stumbled across a neat way to make in expensive jewellery from junk.

Well done Duncan.

3D modelling

October 11th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

The multimedia group started working in 3d modelling  today. The subject was a pencil sharpener and Gary, Sam and Michael all did extremely well and produced great first models.

Well done to everyone.

Cycle Group

October 10th, 2011 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

The SLC cycle group continue to try out new ideas. Last week they decided to leave the bikes behind and go to the outdoor Green Gym at Weymouth. Stephen and Darren tried out the various fitness machines, exercising the different muscle groups. Mick wisely decided that he was already fit enough and watched from the sidelines, giving advice. I bet the next day they ached in places they didn’t know they had places!