Award winning playwright Simon Stephens visits drama students
Yesterday, Simon Stephens, an award winning playwright, visited drama students at Sittingbourne Community College to support in their theatrical education. Year 10 are studying his play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, as one of next year’s GCSE texts. They were given the opportunity to work in small groups with the playwright, receiving first-hand tips and advice on how to present the characters in the play, whilst post-16 students were given directorial ideas on their BTEC devised production of Grimm Tales.
Simon has taught on the Young Writers' Programme at the Royal Court Theatre for many years, and he is now an Artistic Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. His adaptation of the best-selling novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, has won 7 Olivier Awards, and it is currently on stage in the West End at the Gielgud Theatre.
Everyone Has a Story to Tell
On Wednesday 21st June, every student in English lessons at Sittingbourne Community College was let loose to write for pleasure, without the pressure of assessment or marking. All English lessons celebrated National Writing Day, which recognises that ‘everyone has a story to tell’ and is supported by authors such as Michael Rosen and Michael Morpurgo. Students of all ages created engaging and imaginative texts, ranging from mythical fables to autobiographical recounts to poetry. Selected pieces will be published by the national educational charity, English & Media Centre which can be followed @EngMediaCentre Twitter feed, and under #EMCLetThemLoose.
Collaborate Art Show
We invite you to join us in celebrating the work of our art, textiles and photography students at the inter-trust visual-arts show ‘Collaborate’.
The show will take place on Thursday 13th July from 4-6pm at the Community College Whitstable.
Information regarding ‘legal high’
It would seem that a problem exists in the wider community regarding a certain ‘legal high’ known as nitrous oxide, also referred to as ‘laughing gas’. Canisters associated with this substance have been noticeable in certain areas within Sittingbourne and beyond. We thought parents might appreciate being better informed in the event of their children being prey to these issues and recommend looking at the following site for this and other issues. If you have any ongoing concerns please do not hesitate to contact the school.
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Year 11 – final examinations and school attendance
After the Additional Science examination tomorrow (Friday 16th), Year 11 students who have completed all of their courses (coursework and examinations) will be permitted to go home. The science examination will finish between 10.30 and 11.00am.
Students who still have examinations to sit in the coming fortnight, or coursework to complete, will be required to remain in school to attend lessons and intervention sessions. There are important history intervention sessions taking place on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning (9am-12pm) and it is vital that history students attend these.
In addition, students may be requested by teachers to attend personalised intervention sessions in order to complete units of work or prepare for examination.
If, due to transport issues, a student is unable to make their way home immediately after the science exam tomorrow, they should stay in school and go to their normal timetabled lessons until the end of the school day when they can take their usual means of transport home. Students will not be permitted to roam the school site after the examination.
Parent/Guardian email address update.
The Sittingbourne Community College is changing the way it sends out student reports, they will now be sent via email, not posted. Because of this we will need confirmation we have an up to date email address for you.
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Pupils at Sittingbourne Community College stretched their maths skills to the limit at the Secondary Maths Challenge, at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone.Pupils at Sittingbourne Community College stretched their maths skills to the limit at the Secondary Maths Challenge, at Invicta Grammar School in Maidstone.
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The Parliamentary Review
The Sittingbourne Community College has been selected to appear in the 2015/16 edition of The Parliamentary Review. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector, with this edition aimed particularly at leading policymakers and executives within Secondary Education.
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