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Holocaust Ambassadors - Belsen 75 - posted 25th Feb

Over half term two of our Holocaust ambassadors were able to participate in the Belsen 75 project which has been organised by the Holocaust Educational Trust and the UCL. This involved a one day visit to the concentration camp and later displaced persons camp of Bergen Belsen in Germany. This was an emotional day for our two students and culminated in a memorial for those that were lost and those that were liberated by British troops 75 years ago.

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Sporting Success - posted 5th Feb

Cross Country

10 Hanley Castle students were selected to represent Malvern Hills District in the County Cross Country Championship on Saturday 1st February at Top Barn, near Worcester.  There were some amazing performances, but particular congratulations go to Harry Long who came 6th out of 57 runners and has therefore been selected to run in the National Championships in Liverpool in March. 

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Cyber First Success - posted 29th Jan

We are very excited that a team of cyber security specialists from Year 8 have made it through to the semifinals of the Cyberfirst competition. This is a national competition that is encouraging girls to enter the world of IT and cyber security and they have done incredibly well to get through to the top ten for this region.

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Hanley Castle Students receive offers from Cambridge - posted 24th Jan

Two Hanley Castle Sixth Form students are celebrating receiving offers from Cambridge University: Will Gilchrist to study Economics at Girton College, and Daisy Haynes to study Classics at Corpus Christi College. It marks a successful year for the school, with over 110 offers being received from the prestigious Russell Group universities. However, the full range of offers include Isobelle Hill with an unconditional to study Fashion Buying and Brand Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and Elliot Cresswell with an unconditional place at Bournemouth University to study Physiotherapy. In addition, offers have come in subject areas as diverse as Medicine, Creative Writing, Mechatronics and Robotic Systems, Neuroscience, Psychology, Sport Journalism and Modern Languages.
The Oxford and Cambridge process is a rigorous and demanding one, involving extensive preparation by both the students and staff at the school. The Sixth Form has an established programme in place to support those students applying to these universities. All applicants to Oxford and Cambridge have attended Open Days, received tailored support with their personal statements and UCAS applications, attended HE+ courses to introduce them to Higher Education-style lectures, undergone mock interviews, entrance test practice and, finally, attended the real interview at the Universities.
Will said about receiving his offer, ‘I’m really happy to have gained an offer but I know I need to work hard to get the grades.’ Daisy remarked, ‘I’m thrilled to have the chance to attend such a prestigious university.”
Matthew Scanlan, Head of Sixth Form said, ‘I’m delighted for Will and Daisy, and it’s a testament to their hard work and commitment. I know they will shine.” Commenting on wider student success, he said, ‘It’s wonderful to have students succeeding in lots of disciplines and taking the first steps towards pursuing careers in many different areas. I’m extremely happy that Hanley has been able to support and nurture a wide range of aspirations.”

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Y7 Tewkesbury Project - posted 18th Dec

Each year, the Humanities faculty takes the whole of Year 7 to Tewkesbury over two days to learn about some aspects of the geography, history and religion of the town. We are always welcomed by the wonderful John Moore Museum who not only run both of the history sessions, but also provide space for pupils to learn about the impact of the 2007 floods and the situation of the town in the local environment. Tewkesbury Abbey allows us to take tours of pupils around the vast building picking out some of the more obscure features including the 17th century carving of a dog (apparently etched by the son of a vicar whose mind had wandered during a particularly long sermon!) and the room where Lancastrian soldiers were butchered following the Battle of Tewkesbury.

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National Schools Equestrian Championship 2019 - posted 11th Dec

Over 244 schools across the country were represented at the NSEA Championships at Addington Manor Equestrian Centre, Buckinghamshire. Only teams and individuals that had finished in 1st or 2nd place in their regional qualifier were able to represent their school at this national event. With over 150 competitors in some classes, the standard was extremely high and very competitive.

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