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Week Ending: Friday 14 June, 2013
Year 12 Geographers investigate sand dune ecosystems on North Norfolk coast
Last Friday a group of 33 lower sixth geographers visited the impressive dune system on the Norfolk coast near Burnham Overy Staithe. The weather was bright and warm which helped in the data collection on this otherwise wind swept and remote coastline. The dune system is part of the Holkham National Nature Reserve with the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The field research included surveying of the dune relief, identifying characteristics of the vegetation succession and recording the microclimate and soil conditions. This was a most enjoyable and productive fieldtrip in which the various groups followed transects from the strandline and embryo dunes inland to the dune heath. The photographs show the entire group being briefed at the start of the investigation.
Gyles Brandreth delights audience at FramSoc
Elusive, fleeting, relative, intensely personal; we were all challenged to consider the various guises of happiness as we sat in the Headmaster Porter Theatre last night engrossed by the preview performance of Gyles Brandreth’s new one-man show, Looking For Happiness. Of course it was very funny indeed, littered with examples of outrageous name-dropping, topical references and including audience participation but the comedy was also allowed to breathe, increasing its impact, in those moments when the mood was subtly and expertly changed to invite us to ponder and reflect on how happiness can be discovered in the most unlikely of our experiences. If this was a ‘work in progress’ then audiences at the Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent UK tour are going to leave their theatres happily delighted by what they receive from this truly masterful raconteur.
Year 9 practice DofE expeditions
Year 9 all set out on Thursday from the College on their practice Duke of Edinburgh's Award expeditions, putting into practice the skills learned during the year on maps, compasses and navigation. They set up camp overnight at three locations, including some returning to familiar ground at Brandeston Hall. The conditions were ideal for walking with a cool breeze, the rain holding off under cloudy skies, and a little sunshine too. All groups navigated their way back to the College successfully on Friday to complete their practice expeditions, and they will now plan their route cards for their qualifying expeditions in September, building on their experiences. During Year 10 they will be able to complete activities towards their volunteering, physical and skills to gain a Bronze Duke of Edinburgh's Award. Those wishing to continue further have the opportunity to go on to Silver and Gold in Year 11 and the Sixth Form.
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Key Forthcoming Events
Wed 26th, Thu 27th
and Fri 28th June, 2013
Venue: Headmaster Porter Theatre
Wednesday 3rd July, 2013
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Venue: The Back
Friday 5th July, 2013
14:15 - 15:15
19:00 - 01:00