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  • Walk to College campaign wins £250 of TfL funding

    Published 19/06/17

    A campaign by College students to win £250 of Transport for London money to encourage young people to walk to College was highly acclaimed by a judging panel.

    The students – Elton Hove, Charles Innes, Ridima Thapa, Jack Luggar, Alice Sellar, Dolapo Olumoko, Ke'Sean Murrain and Mary Manu - pitched their idea at a Youth Travel Ambassadors contest at Myplace Youth and Community Centre in Harold Hill, to a panel which included representatives from Havering Council, TfL and the Met Police.

    Their campaign was to try to increase the number of students walking to Havering Sixth Form College from Upminster Bridge Station and from Hornchurch town centre, rather than taking the bus.

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  • Trophies for sporting stars at presentation evening

    Published 12/06/17

    Superb sporting performances and achievements were rewarded at a College Sports Presentation Evening, held at Upminster Rugby Club.

    Trophies for Sports Personality of the Year, Most Improved Players and team awards were given out to those students who have showed terrific commitment, leadership and talent throughout the year.

    The fun evening, attended by students and staff and compered by Sports Co-ordinator Graham Hall, was rounded off with dancing after the formal presentations were complete.

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  • Local Business Week inspires money-making events

    Published 06/06/17

    Business students used their skills and knowledge to organise money-making and charity events in College to support Local Business Week.

    The start-up events included a car wash, waffle shack, ice cream shop, talent show, milkshake stall and a 7-a-side football match.

    As well as the student-led events, high profile speaker, Dr Sarah Wood, also came in to College during the week, to talk to students about how she founded her video ad tech company, Unruly.

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  • Farewell concert showcases students’ musical talent

    Published 05/06/17

    Music students performed a fantastic final concert of their course, playing and singing original songs and compositions to an appreciative audience.

    The upper sixth students, many of whom are likely to achieve Distinction grades for their Music Performance BTEC Subsidiary Diploma qualification, organised and directed their own arrangements and compositions. 

    The College jazz band also performed and technical support was offered by the BTEC Music Technology upper sixth students..

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  • Top honours for students at Awards Evening

    Published 29/05/17

    Students who have worked hard, achieved success and shown outstanding commitment to their studies were celebrated at an Awards Evening at College.

    Attended by parents, governors and staff, the evening was a chance to acknowledge and applaud those students who have dedicated themselves to achieving the best they possibly can this year.

    Bursary awards of either a laptop or £400 were presented to six exceptional students for excellent progress, determination and attitude in their subject area. These special awards are handed out in memory of five members of staff from the College and one student who all sadly passed away while working or studying here. 

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  • Joseph selected for life-changing opportunity on USA youth programme

    Published 22/05/17

    A fantastic trip to the USA this summer awaits student Joseph Howes who has been selected from hundreds of other young people to be an ambassador for the UK. Joe, 17, was chosen for the Hummer Tuttle Foundation and Windsor Fellowship’s UK-US Youth Dialogue Programme and as part of the scheme, he will stay in Chicago with an American family.

    It is a superb achievement for Joe, as there were only 12 places available and he was selected from applicants at many other schools and colleges all over London. He said: “I feel privileged but nervous to be chosen. I didn’t dream I would get in, but I applied because I thought, what can I lose if I don’t go for it?”

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  • Success for Legal Secretary students offered jobs at top law firms

    Published 15/05/17

    Job offers at top international law firms have already been made to four impressive students on the CILEx Legal Secretaries course – even though they have not yet finished their studies.

    Chloe Baldwin, Jae Bagwell and Emily Gilkes-Tarsey have secured contracts with Linklaters and Lois Steel has been offered a position at Cameron McKenna (CMS) – all based in London.

    The girls were ecstatic when they found out they had been chosen from the many other applicants on similar Legal Secretarial courses at colleges in Basildon, Thurrock, Dartford, Southend, South Essex and Barking, among others. They will start work in August this year and can complete their College course without having the added stress of looking for employment.

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  • Jack Petchey honours for students making a difference to the College community

    Published 08/05/17

    Six deserving students have received Jack Petchey Achievement Awards for showing kindness towards others despite difficulties in their own lives and for the positive impact they have had on the College community.

    Also honoured with a Jack Petchey Leader’s Award was Creative Arts Faculty Technician Anneliese Attack for her dedicated support of young people and for always going the extra mile to help with various College projects. Annaliese has spent the money she received on a £750 sandblaster used in our design technology courses.

    The winning students were selected by the College Council from a number of very worthy nominations for the awards.

    The students were:

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  • West End theatre experience for drama students in 'Take the Stage' project

    Published 01/05/17

    Drama students were given the chance to work with a professional director and perform as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ on the West End stage.

    They were chosen from 900 applicants to join the Take the Stage project run by the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in Covent Garden where stars such as Lenny Henry, Gemma Arterton, Dominic West, Janet McTeer, Una Stubbs and many more have performed.

    The project, based around the play Saint Joan, involved a series of workshops and rehearsals which took place both at the Donmar Theatre and also here in College with a theatre director.

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  • Higher Education and Careers event inspires students to aim for fantastic futures

    Published 24/04/17

    A Higher Education and Careers Day offering students ideas to plan their next steps for a successful future was held at College.

    The event, which ran all day, involved universities, employers, apprenticeship providers and training agencies and was attended by more than 1,000 lower sixth students.

    There were 50 different stands at the Careers Fair where representatives were available to answer questions, hand out prospectuses or leaflets and give advice.

    There were also 68 talks for students to choose from, where guest speakers gave informative presentations on everything from Student Finance, Student Life and How to Choose a University course to Roles in TV and Film Production, Careers in Nursing, Routes into Teaching, Careers in Business and Finance, Working in the Fashion and Music industries, Working Abroad and Gap Year opportunities.

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  • Students honoured at EPQ Celebration Evening

    Published 17/04/17

    A Celebration Evening to acknowledge outstanding achievement and commitment in the Extended Project Qualification was attended by students, parents, staff and governors at Havering Sixth Form College.

    The Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) is a challenging piece of extended writing which involves carrying out academic research and then producing a university-level piece of work and presentation.

    Students can choose a topic of their choice to research and the project can be in the form of an essay or report, or an artefact, musical composition or dramatic presentation, backed up with paperwork.

    The EPQ, which is studied alongside A Levels or Level 3 BTECs, is highly-regarded by universities and employers because it helps the student develop a range of study skills and demonstrates a dedication to independent learning.

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  • Lord Lexden visit gives students insight into life at Westminster

    Published 10/04/17

    Havering Sixth Form College hosted a talk from a member of the House of Lords last Friday to encourage students to become more engaged with the political and parliamentary process. 

    Conservative peer Lord Lexden, formerly known as Alistair Cooke, met with Politics students for an hour to talk about the work and role of the House of Lords. This was followed by a question and answer session on various aspects of the parliamentary process and life at Westminster in general.

    Learning Plus Officer Claire Hackett said: “This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to interact with someone who knows the parliamentary system inside out, as it can sometimes seem far removed from their daily lives.”

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