News Articles for 2012

Science Live

10 December 2012 :: Science Live

On Friday 23rd November 25 Year 10 and 11 students attended the GCSE Science Live event at the Dominion Theatre in London.

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Vandyke's Chess Team win again

26 November 2012 :: Vandyke's Chess Team win again

 

Vandyke’s debut in the ECF National Schools’ Championship has got off to a fantastic start with 2 wins from 2 matches.

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Vandyke Remembers

26 November 2012 :: Vandyke Remembers

 

Two weeks ago Vandyke commemorated Remembrance through a series of moving assemblies, this year focused upon airmen of the second world war who were shot down and badly burned.  

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Smile Week breaks all records

26 November 2012 :: Smile Week breaks all records

Smile Week in the week before half term was the most successful to date. 

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We Will Rock You!

26 November 2012 :: We Will Rock You!

 

On 11th and 12th December Vandyke performs its version of ‘We Will Rock You’

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Former student visits Vandyke

12 November 2012 :: Former student visits Vandyke

I completed my GCSEs and A-Levels at Vandyke before going to Jesus College, Cambridge in 2008 to study for a degree in Natural Sciences.

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National Art Club and London Exhibition

12 November 2012 :: National Art Club and London Exhibition

For the last few months, Rosy and I have been taking part in an Art course at Central Bedfordshire College

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Chess at Vandyke

22 October 2012 :: Chess at Vandyke

Vandyke 4 – 1 Lord Grey

On 2nd October Vandyke’s Chess team hosted Lord Grey School in the library.

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Leighton 10

08 October 2012 :: Leighton 10

It was a warm and sunny Sunday morning at the end of September when an intrepid team of Vandyke staff runners approached the start line of the Leighton 10 (formerly, and more accurately, known as the Tough Ten). 

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Vandyke goes to Eton College

08 October 2012 :: Vandyke goes to Eton College

On 23rd September the Vandyke Chess team consisting of Dominic Bartram (captain), Thomas Lymbery, Seb Daggett, Jack Harriman, Stuart Mackrell and Sean Cooper made their debut     appearance at the ECF (English Chess Federation) National Rapidplay tournament at Eton College.

 

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Arkwright Scholarship for Vandyke Student Emma

24 September 2012 :: Arkwright Scholarship for Vandyke Student Emma

Vandyke Upper School Sixth Form student, Emma Marks, has been awarded the prestigious Arkwright Scholarship.

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Vandyke's Chess gathers momentum

24 September 2012 :: Vandyke's Chess gathers momentum

With the English Schools’ National Rapid Play Tournament at Eton College less than a week away, the Vandyke Chess Team had their third and final warm up game. 

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Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma

10 September 2012 :: Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma

Vandyke Upper School student Emma Marks had the day of her life when she carried the Olympic torch on its journey through Luton.

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Dance Showcase

10 September 2012 :: Dance Showcase

Vandyke Dance Showcase on 3rd July was again a hugely enjoyable success this year. 

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Exam Success

10 September 2012 :: Exam Success

Students achieved excellent exam grades once again this summer.

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Holocaust Memorial Event

09 July 2012 :: Holocaust Memorial Event

On 28th June Vandyke Upper School hosted a unique occasion with 200 guests including students, staff and parents, councillors and members of the wider community.

 

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Art and Design Open Evening

09 July 2012 :: Art and Design Open Evening

Making an exhibition of themselves!  Vandyke's annual art exhibition has become one of the highlights of the summer term.

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Vandyke's Football Success!!

25 June 2012 :: Vandyke's Football Success!!

 Vandyke Upper School’s Professional Football Academy has achieved major success this season. 

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Great Britain Badminton Superstar visits Vandyke

25 June 2012 :: Great Britain Badminton Superstar visits Vandyke

Vandyke was visited by Great Britain badminton player Anthony Clark recently.

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Farewell to Year 11 and Year 13 students

12 June 2012 :: Farewell to Year 11 and Year 13 students

On the Wednesday before the half-term break we said a formal farewell to our Year 11 students.

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The Story of Eva Schloss

12 June 2012 :: The Story of Eva Schloss

On Thursday 28th June, at 6.30 pm

 The History Team is proud to welcome Holocaust survivor

Eva Schloss

to speak at Vandyke Upper School

 

 

 

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PTA QUIZ NIGHT

12 June 2012 :: PTA QUIZ NIGHT

The next PTA Quiz night is on Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm.

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Year 11 Awards Evening

12 June 2012 :: Year 11 Awards Evening

Recently staff, governors and the parents of 140 Year 11 students gathered together in the Vandyke School Theatre to celebrate the outstanding efforts and achievements of the ‘Class of 2012’. 

 

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Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma Marks

21 May 2012 :: Olympic Honour for Vandyke Student Emma Marks

Vandyke Upper School is fully embracing this year’s Olympics in  London, and celebrating the honour that has been bestowed on one of its students, Emma Marks. 

 

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Vandyke Plants Coubertin Oak

08 May 2012 :: Vandyke Plants Coubertin Oak

With 93 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Vandyke has planted one of 40 ‘Coubertin Oaks’ – trees grown from acorns taken from an oak planted in 1890 in Much Wenlock in honour of the founder of the modern Olympic movement, Pierre de Coubertin.

 

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Science in Action

08 May 2012 :: Science in Action

Bosons and Mesons, Hadrons and Quarks – all part of a unique opportunity to listen to one the world’s most respected Theoretical Particle Physicists; Dr William Murray.  

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Sculpture Workshop

08 May 2012 :: Sculpture Workshop

At the end of last term the Art department’s BTEC students were fortunate to have sand casting    workshops taught by the artist Martin Heron.

 

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Olympic Hockey Star visits Vandyke

23 April 2012 :: Olympic Hockey Star visits Vandyke

Great Britain and England hockey star Ben Hawes visited Vandyke recently. 

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Year 12 visit to Hampton Court

23 April 2012 :: Year 12 visit to Hampton Court

On Thursday 29th March, Year 12 AS history students visited Hampton Court Palace for a study day on the importance of Thomas Wolsey during the early reign of Henry VIII.

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Holocaust Survivor visits Vandyke

26 March 2012 :: Holocaust Survivor visits Vandyke

Students recently received a lesson they will never forget when they heard first hand from a Holocaust survivor about the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps.

 

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Sixth Form Students visit Hockliffe Lower School

26 March 2012 :: Sixth Form Students visit Hockliffe Lower School

On Monday 12th March, four of our A Level Science Students and Head of Science, Mrs Mead, kick-started Hockliffe Lower School’s Science Week by demonstrating some ‘magical’ experiments.

 

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Rock Challenge 2012

26 March 2012 :: Rock Challenge 2012

Seventy students from Vandyke performed in the ‘Global Rock Challenge’ event at Stevenage recently.  The event is organised by the ‘Be Your Best Foundation’ who aim to get young people working together on projects in which they can show leadership and team skills.

 

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Going Bananas for Fair Trade

19 March 2012 :: Going Bananas for Fair Trade

On the 6th March in Fairtrade Fortnight Vandyke hosted an evening event organised with the Leighton Linslade Fairtrade Steering Group. 

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V Fashion 2

12 March 2012 :: V Fashion 2

The Art Department organised their second V Fashion Show, which took place on Friday February 24th at 7pm. 

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Power cut

12 March 2012 :: Power cut

On Friday at 10.45am the school had a power cut. 

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Open Mic Night

24 February 2012 :: Open Mic Night

Vandyke’s Music Department continues to build on its recent successes and the effect that this is     having on the students was clear for all to see during ‘Open Mic Night’.

 

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Music Week

24 February 2012 :: Music Week

The week before half term, the school was transformed into a festival of musical talent, or at least of musical enthusiasm, as staff and students strutted their stuff to raise money for Keech Hospice. 

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New York Trip

24 February 2012 :: New York Trip

On Wednesday 8th February Vandyke undertook its biggest school trip abroad ever!  

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Oxford University Visit

06 February 2012 :: Oxford University Visit

Some of Vandyke’s highest academic achievers in Year 11 were invited by Oxford University to visit for the day.

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PTA QUIZ NIGHT - 3RD FEBRUARY

23 January 2012 :: PTA QUIZ NIGHT - 3RD FEBRUARY

Our next PTA Quiz night is on Friday 3rd February.  7.15pm for a 7.30pm start at Vandyke.

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Year 9 Reading Challenge

23 January 2012 :: Year 9 Reading Challenge

Our year 9 students are meeting the challenge head-on to read as many books as they can!  

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Senior Citizens Have a Ball

09 January 2012 :: Senior Citizens Have a Ball

Once again the annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party was a great success. Over twenty senior citizens came for tea and entertainment in the last week of term

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Christmas Hampers

09 January 2012 :: Christmas Hampers

Students visited Laburnham Court sheltered housing just before Christmas laden with Christmas goodies for the residents. 

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