Mar 28, 2022

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It felt like a monumental occasion to have the Year 13  Commercial Music class perform live in the school theatre on 15th March, following the cancellation of their GCSE  performance exam evening in March 2020. With this weighing on the students’ minds throughout the planning and rehearsal process that began in January this year, they [...]

Mar 28, 2022

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Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th March marked our very first live music performance evenings since March 2020; a truly joyful reminder of how good it feels to celebrate our students’ musical achievements. The students in 11/A and 11/C had been preparing for the performance since January this year, creating plans based on a brief provided [...]

Mar 28, 2022

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On the 7th and 8th March, the English department were pleased to welcome back theatre company Box Clever, as they performed their adaptation of Macbeth for students in Years 10 and 11. This was a wonderful opportunity to see the play live, and for some enthusiastic individuals to participate in key scenes such as the [...]

Mar 14, 2022

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March 3rd was the 25th anniversary of World Book Day with the theme this year being 'you are a reader'. Teachers brought in their favourite books and discussed with students their journeys as readers. Tutor time was a dedicated World Book Day session with reading tips, videos and a themed Kahoot to play together, which was [...]

Mar 14, 2022

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Over the last few weeks the Food Department have been receiving some beautiful entries for the ‘Cram it on a Cupcake House Competition’. Students from all year groups were challenged to decorate a cupcake in the most extravagant way possible, literally cramming everything they could onto one cupcake. From the entries we received (and after [...]

Mar 14, 2022

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This is the Sixth year Vandyke Upper School has organised this trip to obtain the John Muir Award and it still remains the Geography department’s favourite trip. Once again the students were a pleasure to spend 4 days with. They conducted themselves in a respectful and fun manner throughout the experience; showing consideration to each [...]

Mar 14, 2022

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All our GCSE and A-level Drama students had a  fantastic opportunity when Splendid Productions brought their production of "UBU" to our theatre. "UBU" is a new creative adaption of Alfred Jarry's surrealist classic. It explored, power, leadership and ambition with a heady concoction of music, laughter, politics, foolishness and hard-hitting theatrical nonsense. Year 11 student [...]

Mar 01, 2022

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A huge thank you to Steve Root from M & M Properties in Leighton Buzzard for sponsoring our Rugby team, this has allowed us to invest in a new set of match shirts. Without M & M Properties this would not have been possible and we are grateful for their generosity. This will allow students [...]

Mar 01, 2022

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Over the last half-term, students from Years 9 and 11 took part in a national writing competition.  They were challenged to write a story with only 100 words on the theme: Twisted Tales - Words of the Wicked. We had seven entries for the Young Writers competition from our very own creative writing club (every [...]
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