Dear Parents / Carers

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope you have had a good week and this letter finds you and your families well. This week at the college we have taken time out of our busy schedules to remember and reflect on those who sacrificed their lives for us in WW1 and all the following conflicts. This has been done in assemblies and also at 11am on Thursday when all students took part in a two-minute silence. We will end our week of remembrance on Sunday when, along with the House Captains and Head Students, I will lay a poppy wreath at the memorial in Bideford.

This weekend saw the start of this year’s Ten Tors campaign with an overnight camp at Bachelor’s Hall. Students spent their time learning the important skills that they will need to undertake this challenging event. Also this week, we have seen the Year 8 boys football team travel to Pilton for an afterschool match. It is so wonderful to see our students take part in such events again after over 18 months with restrictions. Football and outdoor education are just two examples of the range of extra-curricular activities at the college. If you would like to know more details about what is on offer, please contact your child’s tutor.

This morning I had the pleasure of meeting with a small group of students for cakes and hot chocolate. These young people had been nominated by staff at the college for doing something amazing including exceptional kindness, being helpful, producing some great work and effort in extra-curricular activities. I look forward to meeting more nominees over the coming months.

Finally, thank you as always, for supporting the regular COVID-19 testing programme at the college. Our twice weekly testing schedule is an important way to keep our community safe during the ongoing pandemic.

Best wishes

Dr Ankers


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