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  • Art student Harry sells his paintings to raise funds for hospice

    Published 17/04/18

    Despite suffering from a rare genetic disorder, art student Harry Luxton has overcome adversity and is raising money for a children’s charity.

    Harry, 18, who is studying A Levels in Fine Art, Photography and History, has sold several of his paintings to collect more than £900 so far for the Haven House Children’s Hospice in Woodford Green.

    A former student at Redden Court School, Harry, from Harold Wood, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy which causes progressive muscle degeneration and weakness, meaning he has been confined to a wheelchair since the age of 11. The condition also makes it difficult to use his hands.

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  • Seventh for Joe in British Modern Biathlon – now he wants top three place next year!

    Published 16/04/18

    Student Joe Groves secured a national top 10 place when he competed for Havering Sixth Form College in the British Schools & Colleges Modern Biathlon championships.

    Joe’s 7th place was a tremendous achievement considering he was one of only 3 competitors in the top 7 who attend state schools or colleges. The others were all from independent fee paying and boarding schools.

    But not content with his success – and being the highest placed in the competition from any schools in the local area – Joe, 17, from Upminster, is now back in training and aiming to get a top 3 place next year.

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  • Shekhem selected for youth programme’s USA experience

    Published 09/04/18

    A trip of a lifetime to the USA is on offer for a Havering Sixth Form College student who has been chosen from more than 100 other young people to represent the UK.

    Shekhem Vige, 18, is celebrating after being selected for the Hummer Tuttle Foundation and Windsor Fellowship’s UK-US Youth Dialogue Programme which involves a stay in Chicago during the summer on a university campus and then with an American family.

    It is a superb achievement for Shekhem as there were only 12 places available and he was selected from applicants at many other schools and colleges all over London.

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  • Downing Street reception to support new work experience initiative

    Published 29/03/18

    A reception at 10 Downing Street was attended by Havering Sixth Form College’s World of Work Advisor Kay Williamson in support of the charity Speakers for Schools and their Next Generation programme.

    The event was hosted by Robert Peston, the Political Editor of ITV News and presenter of the weekly TV discussion show Peston on Sunday. He is also the founder of Speakers for Schools.

    The evening brought together leading figures from industries who speak in schools, organisations who have hosted work experience students and also staff, like Kay, who have used the programme.

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  • Aspiring doctors face Medical workshops challenge

    Published 29/03/18

    Six of the College’s students who are hoping to become doctors in the future, took part in a special Medical Day held at Havering Sixth Form.

    The six, all members of our Medics Enrichment group, joined up with pupils from local secondary schools to complete workshops on Diagnostics, Emergency Resuscitation and Medical Ethics.

    The day was organised by MCS Projects and the sessions were run by university students from Barts Hospital and UCL. They also gave the participants a presentation on successful applications to Medical School and they answered questions on their lives as Medical students.

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  • Friday funk and soul at Fairkytes

    Published 26/03/18

    The College’s music department was out in force at Fairkytes Arts Centre for a Friday night of Funk and Soul.

    The students – both from the lower and upper sixth – played a varied programme of popular hits at the Hornchurch venue on March 9th, delighting the audience with their pitch perfect performances and high energy.

    Student John-Michael Mahoney took on the role of compere for the evening and did a fantastic job.

    First up on stage were the Jazz Band with tracks by Stevie Wonder (Isn’t She Lovely and Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing) and Ray Charles (Shake A Tail Feather and Ease Back).

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  • Badminton team in great position for league and cup double

    Published 26/03/18

    The Havering Sixth Form College Mixed Badminton team is going from strength to strength and are among the favourites to win the AoC Sport National Badminton Mixed Cup.

    The team have also had fantastic success in the league and are currently in the top position with one game left to play.

    In a recent match against NewVic Sixth Form College, they won 8 out of 8 games. The team were: Raece Master, Mauteen Wusu, Mannah Rahman, Olamide Owoade, Oliver White and Samraj Kambo.

    They topped this with an excellent performance in the National Mixed Cup, qualifying for the quarter finals by beating Leyton Sixth Form.

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  • Authors bring books to life during Reading Week

    Published 15/03/18

    World Book Day was celebrated in the Havering Sixth Form College Library with talks by three authors, a literacy competition and the chance to sign up for the student Book Club.

    The event – called Reading Week @ The Library – ran from March 5th to March 9th and included talks and workshops by authors of different genres as well as a Creative Writing Competition.

    On Monday, author Catherine Johnson spoke to students about her life as a novelist and screenwriter. Her books, mainly historical novels for young adults, include The Curious Tale of The Lady Caraboo, Sawbones and Brave New Girl. Her film and TV work includes Bullet Boy, Rough Crossings and Holby City and she often gives workshops in creative writing to students in schools. She said: “As a bit of a school failure myself I have found ways to make writing accessible and interesting and I like to show people ways of getting their own stories out there.”

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  • Green light for Digital TV Studio after £100,000 funding award

    Published 08/03/18

    A new TV Studio with the most up-to-date digital equipment has been given the go-ahead at Havering Sixth Form College, Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, after funding was awarded from the Mayor of London’s Skills for Londoners Programme.

    The industry-standard studio, complete with video cameras, sets, microphones, lighting rigs, monitors and a sound proofed production control room, will mainly be used by students on the Creative Media Production BTEC Diplomas and A Level Media Studies courses.

    The project is estimated to cost £100,000 and half of this will come from the winning bid for the Mayor’s funding.

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  • 7th Form join the fun at the Mardi Gras Festival!

    Published 08/03/18

    The spirit of the New Orleans Carnival was enjoyed by Havering Sixth Form College music students who performed at the third annual Mardi Gras Brixton Festival.

    Under their band name 7th Form, the students sung and played their greatest hits of the past year, joining a non-stop line-up of stellar musical acts on the Pop Box stage.

    Run by Pop Brixton and 7Suns, the Mardi Gras Festival was set in a mini French Quarter in South London, with daytime craft activities, live R’n’B, funk, brass, Afro-Latin, jazz and rock music, and a best dressed competition, as well as Louisiana themed food, buskers, live art and fortune telling.

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  • Joe goes for gold in the British Modern Biathlon Championships

    Published 06/03/18

    Student Joe Groves is training hard as he prepares to represent Havering Sixth Form College in the British Schools & Colleges Modern Biathlon Championships at Crystal Palace later this month.

    Joe will take on students from schools and colleges nationwide on March 18th in the Under 17s Modern Biathlon, which comprises a 200m swim and a 1600m run.

    Joe, 16, from Upminster, who is currently studying the BTEC Double Award in Science and is hoping to study Sports Science BTEC Certificate and Engineering BTEC Diploma next year, qualified for the championships when he competed in the Eastern regional event in October.

    He came agonisingly close to retaining the Eastern Region title for the 3rd time as he missed out on the Gold Medal by 2 points - equivalent to 0.2 secs in the pool or 0.4 secs on the track!

    It is the combined score in both events that decides where an athlete is placed. Joe came 9th in Britain last year when he competed for his former school, Coopers Company & Coborn. He is hoping this year to improve on this as he swims and runs for Havering Sixth Form College.

    A member of Romford Town Swimming Club which meets at the Abbs Cross Health & Fitness pool, Joe trains six or seven times a week, balancing his studies and his work as a part-time Lifeguard at the new Sapphire Ice & Leisure Centre in Romford.

    Paul Nutter, Deputy Principal, said: “We are all keeping our fingers crossed for Joe that he achieves his goals at the British Schools & Colleges Championships. It is a wonderful achievement to have qualified for the third year running.”

     

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  • Students’ design for Amnesty International wins top prize at the V&A Museum graphics competition

    Published 05/03/18

    Two Graphics students have won a UK-wide competition run by the Victoria & Albert Museum to design an icon for Amnesty International’s Refugee Awareness Week.

    Adam Hawkins and Rebecca Steer worked together to create a GIF which showed the outline of the United Kingdom with the words ‘Open - Refugees Welcome’ across the map in yellow neon letters.

    It was judged to be the best out of hundreds of entries from sixth form schools and colleges up and down the country and will be used by Amnesty International on posters and in digital promotions during their Refugee Awareness Week in June.

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