Friday 3rd May 2019
The students at The Vyne never cease to amaze me with their energy and enthusiasm for learning and getting involved. Year 10 have been doing their final practical food exams and made some wonderful baked goods; Year 11 continue to prepare for exams; Year 9 are moving the Peace Garden Project forward, working with Fujitsu and external consultants; Year 8 you will see later have been to university, while a full range of students have been involved in our show stopping summer production of Legally Blonde, thank you Mrs Cunio and Ms Ledwith. All that, before we mention the CCF who have returned from Easter camp. You will be exhausted just reading about it all below - luckily we have a bank holiday to recover!
Year 8 Visit to Winchester University
20 Year 8 students attended a successful and inspiring visit to Winchester University in April. They were treated to taster sessions in Osteoarchaelogy, Political Studies and Educational Studies, as well as a tour of a campus including the comprehensive Library, the Student Union block and various eateries. There was some impressive debating taking place in the Political Studies session and a fervent discussion in the Educational Studies session where the question was posed “should children under 12 be treated as citizens, with citizens rights?”.
Combined Cadet Force Easter Camp
Over the Easter holidays the CCF took away 27 cadets to the New Forest.
13 of the older cadets stayed for the full 8 days, while the younger ones stayed for 4. Holly L acted as instructor support to the adults for the younger groups and Bailey C was the senior cadet. The 12 older cadets operated in two groups of 6 and followed the National Navigation Award Scheme (NNAS) to train and assess their competence. For the last 2 days they were divided into a group of 8 to complete the NNAS Bronze award and a group of 4 to complete the Silver Award. I am delighted to say that all the cadets were successful.
During the week the cadets participated in indoor rock climbing and swimming and at the end of the week they completed a walk where they were also presented with an unexpected first aid scenario to deal with. The recruits followed a training syllabus of Basic Navigation and Basic First Aid. With the exception of Kyle H, who hurt his foot and was unable to complete the navigation, all passed both subjects, which accounts for 40% of their basic army proficiency. Finally on the last day the 18 cadets, (including 9 recruits) attended the Dismounted Close Combat Trainer (a video range) to improve their shooting skills.
In the run up to Easter we were pleased to promote a number of cadets based on their capabilities. Toby T to Corporal who has instructed the younger cadets on Signals and succeeded in getting them through their Basic and 1 Star assessments. And the following cadets were promoted to Lance Corporal for successfully completing their Cadet Force Instructional Techniques course and demonstrating their suitability: Evan C, Freddie E, Tyler F, Sarina N, Josh P.
We were also pleased to congratulate the following 6 cadets for successfully passing their Signals 3 Star assessments.This is an online exam set by the Royal School of Signals at Blandford: Sgt Jed T, Cpl Harry R, Cpl Toby T, L/Cpl Aaron L, L/Cpl Sarina N, L/Cpl Shane W.
Well done to all the cadets for their efforts and commitment to The Vyne CCF.
Lt. Col. Gordon Lock | Contingent Commander | Vyne School CCF
VyneArts Performance - 'Legally Blonde Jr'
The performance was a great success, with fantastic audiences on both nights. The show saw many of our younger members take on leading roles for the first time and they did an amazing job, supported by some of our more experienced performers. Thank you to all those that supported our students - it really is appreciated!
We also had lots of great feedback from parents and staff and received the following review from Mr Ross, one of our valued governors:
“Just a quick note to say what an absolutely fantastic performance of Legally Blonde the students put on tonight; it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and really showcased The Vyne students at their best. With so many great performances and standout routines it's impossible to single out anyone in particular so please pass on congratulations to the whole cast. My daughter was also really impressed with the confidence and abilities of everyone involved and was so glad I 'encouraged' her to come along! With such emerging acting talent I can't wait for the next production:-)
And well done to Ms Ledwith and Mrs Cunio for a great job in getting the students to perform to such high standards. It was clear from the quality of all the performers, the songs and the overall production that you've obviously put in a great deal of hard work and effort into it so a massive thanks to you both.
Well done to all involved”
Ms Ledwith, Performing Arts Teacher
Year Group Assemblies and News
Planned Educational Visits for 2018-19
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