Leavers’ Prom

October 17th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students, News

When around this time last year some Year 11 students came to ask me if they could have a prom I said what I say every year when I’m asked this, which is: Yes, if you organise it and raise some money towards it. What made this year group different was that they actually did organise it and actually did work hard to raise money to make it happen. So for the first time in SLC history we had a Leavers’ Prom.

As you can see from the photos, everyone had a great time.

Well done to everyone involved. It’s certainly very quiet here without you all. And thank you to Vicky and all the other staff who worked so hard.

The one that didn’t get away

October 17th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Here’s Jake with a very big fish that, for once, didn’t get away! Despite being so big it broke the net!

Sailing in company

October 3rd, 2012 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

This summer SLC students and staff have taken to the water on Friday afternoons, making the most of the dry weather and enjoying the ‘Summer’ breeze!

BTEC visit to Sainsbury’s

June 14th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Btec visit

Some time ago the BTEC Construction group visited our local Sainsbury’s, which was being expanded. Everyone was impressed by how seriously the site took health and safety and it’s environmental responsibilities. It was a very informative visit and we’re grateful to the site manager for giving us some of his valuable time.

Zero Tolerance - PPE must be worn

A tidy site is a safe site

Well done Jay

May 3rd, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Jay presentation
We are very proud of Jay’s achievements at the North Dorset Skills Centre this year. Here he is receiving a certificate having completed his first year of the plumbing course.

Well done and good luck for next year!


April 28th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Jennie Loader from ArtsLink came to the Learning Centre on Monday to lead a feltmaking workshop with the GCSE Art students. We made dreads and a piece of felt art each, you can see the results here. We had a great morning and really enjoyed learning the processes involved in felt making. Thanks Jennie.

Dave the Gecko

April 28th, 2012 by Becki in Links for students

Dave,  our new team member enjoys the view from his elevated tree platform made by Charlie in DT.

He lives in the Science room and is fed and handled by the students.

Wire Sculptures

March 12th, 2012 by Ian in curriculum, Links for students

Fiona Campbell spent two mornings with our art students, thanks to Sherborne ArtsLink. The students produced some absolutely amazing and beautiful wire sculptures. Play the video to see their wonderful creations. (Be patient waiting for it to start, it’s worth it.)

Thanks to Fiona and Sherborne ArtsLink for making this happen.

War Horse

March 12th, 2012 by Ian in Links for students

Following the hugely popular theatre trip to see the stage play “War Horse” in London, the year year 10 girls went to the cinema in Yeovil on Monday to see the film.

It was felt it was a success. “Not bad as it goes,” and this was backed up by the sound of quiet sobbing from about 70% of the large audience….not us though…”we’re hard core.” (except for Jemma).

WaterAid donation

March 9th, 2012 by Ian in News

Over the last year or so we’ve been collecting money for WaterAid. WaterAid uses practical solutions to provide clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene education to the world’s poorest people. We take it for granted here that water is available and safe but that’s not the case in many parts of the world.

We are very proud to have raised £184.36. Many thanks to Phil Strong who organised the fund raising and thank you also to all the staff and students who contributed.

£184.35 is enough to pay for 36 village wells, making a difference to the lives of hundreds of people.