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Cycling in Puddletown Forest

October 3rd, 2011 by Ian in Links for students

The SLC cycling group decided to try something a bit different. Instead of our usual pleasant cycles through the local countryside, we attempted some more strenuous and skillful off-road cycling at Puddletown Forest. As you can see, the students led the way in “getting air” over the jumps; the best that staff could manage was to slowly roll along, and Mick couldn’t even manage to stay on his bike doing that! A great time was had by all, and everyone is asking “when can we go again?”

Somerset Art Weeks visit

September 23rd, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Today we took advantage of one of the fantastic free art events taking place during Somerset Art Weeks and visited an exhibition of animation.

The venue was the home and studio of artist and animator Kate Noble. We were treated to some truly wonderful animations in the simply exquisite private cinema belonging to the artist.

The day was inspiring and entertaining and we urge everybody to make the effort and get out and about in Somerset during SAW to experience some Art.

Next weeks ‘Night of Light’ looks to be a beautiful event in a gorgeous place.

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Stunning Silhouettes

September 20th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Today in multimedia we looked at how to create stunning images using two photos. By turning everyday pictures into silhouettes we could create dramatic shots that look very realistic.


Michael and Gary delivered the goods very early on with these great shots of birds and skaters.


Well done.

Peg looming

September 14th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Sue got to work with a peg loom today, a traditional weaving method, and produced a beautiful piece of work.

Well done Sue


September 13th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

Multimedia sessions started again today and Gary, Michael and Sam got us all off to a flying start with some digital colouring.

Gary particularly impressed everyone with his ‘Skull and Bones’ image (left)

Well done to all.

Trip to Bath

July 19th, 2011 by Becki in curriculum, Links for students

Yesterday on Thursday 14th of July, Jane, Suzette, Julia, Billy and I went on a trip to Bath. We went on the train from Yeovil pen mill, and got off at Bath spa. When we arrived in Bath Jane had printed off some maps so we could find where we wanted to go, although after spending about five minutes trying to decipher where we were and where we wanted to go on this tiny little map i discovered we had been stood behind a massive poster with the same map we had been looking at the whole time. We finally made it to Pultney Bridge it was absolutely beautiful, we had the weather on our side and it was a glorious day, the sun was shining and it was really warm.  We looked at the bridge and the all the little water falls underneath, in the meanwhile it was like Julia hadn’t left work and was constantly on the phone trying to sort things out. We went for a coffee in a little cafe which looked out right over the bridge and the water.  After that we went to the Queen Victoria art gallery and looked at some truly wonderful pieces of work full of colour, no two pieces were the same and were all fantastic in their own way. Upstairs in the gallery was full of much of older work which dated back to the 1300’s  the painting were a lot more dark and more depressing but were really good in their own way. Afterwards we walked up to Royal crescent and walked through the circus on the way, all the old Georgian houses were absolutely  stunning in the Royal crescent, here is where we has our picture taken, after multiple tries to get Jane’s camera to work, and Jane feeling more and more embarrassed we finally had one taken on my camera. Afterwards we sat in the green on the front of the crescent and sat down and had some lunch, the sun was still shining and made it all the more gorgeous and we had finally managed to prize Julia away from her phone for five minutes. Afterwards the time had flown by and it was nearly time to go home, and we hadn’t even done any shopping yet, we walked back to the town but on the way got drawn into lots of little shops with sales in. By the time we had got back to the town we only had about 40 minutes until we had to meet at the train station, although i was relieved i was knackered and ached everywhere i felt like i had walked a marathon. After popping in a few shops we all met at the train station, i know i can speak for us all when i say we had a really wonderful day and the weather was absolutely gorgeous.


Dylan and Sue find their ‘Path’

July 17th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

As the end of the year draws closer, the cycling group chose London for their annual trip out. Starting in Richmond Park we made use of all the fantastically laid out cycle routes through the city, ending in Battersea Park.

Whilst in Battersea, Dylan and Sue explored their faith and embraced Buddhism. They are now fully committed to. .

  • Practicing the good way
  • Practicing the straight way
  • Practicing the true way
  • Practicing the proper way

    Fingers crossed.

    A great end of year treat for a group who’ve worked hard and made great progress.

    More info about the Peace Pagoda is at

    Dog Walking

    July 8th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

    A bright eyed and bushy tailed spaniel called Penny joined the workforce today to kick off a new friday afternoon activity.

    We will be walking and exploring the local scenery with the help of our four legged friend every week to compliment the fishing and cycling activities already on offer.

    If you fancy a nice hike in the country with a bit of ball throwing along the way, then join us.

    Who knows where we’ll end up.


    June 24th, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

    A great day at Cranborne as these pictures show, lots of work, lots of fun.

    Thanks to all for their hard work.


    June 23rd, 2011 by PhilS in Links for students

    Becky learnt the power of a striking image with silhouettes today.

    After completing a tutorial using stock photos, she created this beautiful picture using two of her own photos.

    A wonderful dramatic shot was created. Good work Becky, and working solo. Oh my days!