News Articles for 2014

Cadbury World Visit

08 December 2014 :: Cadbury World Visit

34 Year 11 students visited Cadbury World on 20th November

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Victoria & Albert Museum - Art & Photography Trip

08 December 2014 :: Victoria & Albert Museum - Art & Photography Trip

Art & Photography students visited the Victoria & Albert Museum recently.

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Business Department Tesco Head Office Visit

08 December 2014 :: Business Department Tesco Head Office Visit

Tesco's Head of Human Resources & an Economics Graduate visited our Business Studies Department.

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Tate Modern & Houses of Parliament

24 November 2014 :: Tate Modern & Houses of Parliament

A group of Year 11 students recently vistied the Tate Modern & the Houses of Parliament

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Harry Potter Revisited

24 November 2014 :: Harry Potter Revisited

On 7th November ten Year 11 students visited Oxford Unitversity

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Remembrance Events

24 November 2014 :: Remembrance Events

To mark Remembrance students participated in a series of special events.

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WW1 Centennial Trip

24 November 2014 :: WW1 Centennial Trip

French/History Departments WW1 Centennial Trip

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Outstanding result for Hayley Cosby

24 November 2014 :: Outstanding result for Hayley Cosby

Outstanding AS Finance result for Hayley Cosby

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SMILE WEEK

11 November 2014 :: SMILE WEEK

Another wildly successful SMILE Week!

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Law Students Triumph in Mock Trial Competion!

10 November 2014 :: Law Students Triumph in Mock Trial Competion!

Year 12 and 13 law students compete in a mock trial competition at Bedfordshire Magistrates’ Court. 

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Science Week

10 November 2014 :: Science Week

Mary Bassett Lower School students visit Vandyke as part of  Science Week.

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£1086 raised 4Aurora

10 November 2014 :: £1086 raised 4Aurora

Vandyke recently handed over a cheque for £1086 to the charity 4Aurora

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Year 12 Bosworth Battlefield Trip

20 October 2014 :: Year 12 Bosworth Battlefield Trip

Fifty-nine Year 12 students recently visited Bosworth Battlefield

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Akram Khan Workshop

20 October 2014 :: Akram Khan Workshop

The dance students of Vandyke were privileged to have a workshop run by the Akram Khan Dance Company.  

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Emma Roberts inspires furture Chemical Engineers

20 October 2014 :: Emma Roberts inspires furture Chemical Engineers

Emma Roberts inspires a new generation of Chemical Engineers

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GCSE Geography trip to Birmingham

06 October 2014 :: GCSE Geography trip to Birmingham

On 24th & 25th September we took the entire year 11 Geographers to Birmingham.

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Law Students visit Aylesbury Crown Court

06 October 2014 :: Law Students visit Aylesbury Crown Court

As part of their introduction to the A-Level course, the Law students visited Aylesbury Crown Court recently.  

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Duke of Edinburgh

23 September 2014 :: Duke of Edinburgh

Seven Vandyke students travelled to the Lake District National Park to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Gold award expedition between the 27th - 31st August

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Andrew Selous visits Vandyke

23 September 2014 :: Andrew Selous visits Vandyke

SW Beds MP Andrew Selous visited Vandyke Upper School following completion of an extensive building programme to see the new facilities for  himself.

 

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Chess at Eton College

23 September 2014 :: Chess at Eton College

On 14th September 13 Vandyke students went to Eton College to take part in a chess tournament.

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Vandyke Students at Twickenham

23 September 2014 :: Vandyke Students at Twickenham

Four students from Vandyke Upper School joined 1,008 people from around the country and took part in the world’s largest rugby scrum on Friday 12th September at Twickenham Stadium to mark the launch of the Rugby World Cup 2015 – The one year countdown.

 

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Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

09 September 2014 :: Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award

Six Vandyke Students travel to Snowdonia to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.

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Burnley FC Manager launches Vandyke Sports Academy

21 July 2014 :: Burnley FC Manager launches Vandyke Sports Academy

Burnley Manager, Sean Dyche was the guest of honour at the launch of the Vandyke Sports Academy on Tuesday 1st July.

 

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Sarah Harrington

21 July 2014 :: Sarah Harrington

My Paris Trip

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Dance Showcase

21 July 2014 :: Dance Showcase

The Dance Showcase 2014 was truly exceptional!

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Physicists - the Real Superheroes

21 July 2014 :: Physicists - the Real Superheroes

Professor Paul Shore from Cranfield University came in to school on 15th July to talk to some of our most talented scientists.

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Salters Chemistry Camp

21 July 2014 :: Salters Chemistry Camp

In July Jemma Siddle, Frankie Dimmock and Cicely Roach took part in a Salters Chemistry Camp held at the University of Nottingham. 

 

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Art & Photography Exhibition

08 July 2014 :: Art & Photography Exhibition

Art & Photography Exhibition

Wednesday 25th June

Follow us on Twitter@VandykeArtDept

 

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Anthony Clark visit

07 July 2014 :: Anthony Clark visit

On Monday 30th June we were joined by Anthony Clark (GB Badminton) as part of our commitment to Sky Sports 'Living for Sport' Project.

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Year 12 Performing Arts Students

23 June 2014 :: Year 12 Performing Arts Students

On Monday 16th June the Vandyke Year 12 Performing Arts class performed to a delighted crowd of parents, friends and staff in the Drama Studio and Theatre.

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A Day in Cambridge

22 June 2014 :: A Day in Cambridge

Punting and preparing for University

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South Beds District Athletics

09 June 2014 :: South Beds District Athletics

On Wednesday 4th June, 56 eager athletes got onto the coach from Vandyke to go to Luton’s Stockwood Park to compete in the annual District Athletics competition

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Molly Wasway

09 June 2014 :: Molly Wasway

Molly Wasway accepted into The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain

 

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Sixth Form Geography Trip to Swanage

09 June 2014 :: Sixth Form Geography Trip to Swanage

After the Easter break the geography team took 9 Year 12's and 2 Year 13's away on a residential field experience to Swanage

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Elysia Allsopp

09 June 2014 :: Elysia Allsopp

Ex Vandyke Student Elysia Allsopp performs at The Royal Opera House

 

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An Evening of Excellence at Vandyke

19 May 2014 :: An Evening of Excellence at Vandyke

A packed theatre of students, parents, staff and governors were treated to an Evening of Excellence at Vandyke Upper School on 1st May.

 

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History Trip to Bletchley Park

19 May 2014 :: History Trip to Bletchley Park

As part of the GCSE History controlled assessment which requires a study of a local site, 80 Year 10 students spent the day at Bletchley Park learning about the creation and development of the site, and appreciating the significance of the site as a factor in defeating Nazi Germany in WW2.

 

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Year 11 & 12 Trip to Munich

19 May 2014 :: Year 11 & 12 Trip to Munich

The History Team was recently pleased to take 50 Year 11 and 12 History students to Munich

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Year 12 Law Students visit to Milton Keynes Magistrates Court

08 May 2014 :: Year 12 Law Students visit to Milton Keynes Magistrates Court

The Year 12 law students were able to see court procedures in practice when they visited the Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court on Monday 28th April.

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Morocco Trip - Team 2

08 May 2014 :: Morocco Trip - Team 2

World Challenge Trip to Morocco - Team 2

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Year 9 Student Voice Charity Group

08 May 2014 :: Year 9 Student Voice Charity Group

At the end of last term members of the Year 9 Student Voice Charity group visited elderly residents in Leighton Buzzard.

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Morocco Trip - Team 1

08 May 2014 :: Morocco Trip - Team 1

World Challenge Trip to Morocco - Team 1

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Hats off to Vandyke!

24 April 2014 :: Hats off to Vandyke!

Students and staff at Vandyke Upper School held a fund-raising day recently, in aid of The Brain Tumour Research Charity. 

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Year 12 Students visit Oxford University

24 April 2014 :: Year 12 Students visit Oxford University

Experiments in slime-making were among the highlights of a trip to Oxford University on 26th March, when a group of seven AS physics students spent the day at the Department of Materials. 

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Life as a Cambridge Undergraduate

24 April 2014 :: Life as a Cambridge Undergraduate

Year 12 Student, Amber Williams, has been trying out life as a Cambridge undergraduate, as one of 360 participants in the 2014 Cambridge University Students’ Union (CUSU) Shadowing Scheme.

 

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Information from Bedfordshire Police

26 March 2014 :: Information from Bedfordshire Police

Please see attached letter with advice for parents and students from Bedfordshire Police.

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Science Assemblies

24 March 2014 :: Science Assemblies

Last week was National Science and Engineering Week. To mark this occasion, Mrs Mead, our Head of Science, led a series of assemblies about our amazing bodies.

 

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The Big Bang

24 March 2014 :: The Big Bang

The Big Bang, Uk Young Scientists & Engineers Fair

 

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Students celebrate Pi day!

24 March 2014 :: Students celebrate Pi day!

March 14th – the third month, fourteenth day, 3.14. The unofficial celebration of the mathematical value Pi, and a time for Vandyke Maths students to unleash their creative side!

 

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Music through the Ages

10 March 2014 :: Music through the Ages

For one night (and one night only!) Vandyke Theatre transported a captivated audience on a journey through time!

 

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BE Aerospace Visit

10 March 2014 :: BE Aerospace Visit

On Tuesday 11th February a group of twenty students from Years 10 and 11 visited B/E Aerospace.

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Youth Speaks Success

24 February 2014 :: Youth Speaks Success

Vandyke’s “Youth Speaks” team wins through to the district final.

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Year 13 trip to The Galleries of Justice

24 February 2014 :: Year 13 trip to The Galleries of Justice

Year 13 Law and Psychology students were given a fright this week when they were taken to the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. 

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Sports Leadership Award

24 February 2014 :: Sports Leadership Award

Several students received their certificates for  passing their Level 1 Award in Sports Leadership recently.

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Trip to Ultravision

04 February 2014 :: Trip to Ultravision

As part of the AS Applied Science course, students research how science is actually used in the    workplace.

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Young Ambassadors

04 February 2014 :: Young Ambassadors

On Friday 24th January four students from Vandyke, Sammy Beharry, Lucy Bygrave, Joe Sames and Toby Hines, attended the Youth Sports Trust "Gold" Young Ambassador Training day at University of Hertfordshire.

 

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Vandyke Sweeps the board at Youth Speaks

21 January 2014 :: Vandyke Sweeps the board at Youth Speaks

The first round of the Rotary Club Youth Speaks Competition was held at Vandyke on Wednesday 15th January. 

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Christmas Hampers

21 January 2014 :: Christmas Hampers

Students helped to spread a little Christmas cheer at the end of last term. Members of the student voice charity group worked hard to raise funds to buy 75 elderly Leighton Buzzard residents chocolates and flowers.

 

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Girls Football

21 January 2014 :: Girls Football

MK Dons Sport and Education Trust are hoping to continue raising the profile of female football.

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