We are delighted that Dawn Davies has joined our Performance Team at the college as our Physiotherapist. Dawn has an excellent background in sport working with Northampton Saints Elite Player Development Group in Eastern Counties, working with all Junior rugby age groups in the region as well as with Ipswich Hockey Club. The idea behind this is to give all athletes at the College the best opportunity to be at their maximum performance level to play sport and to prevent long term injuries. Not only will she be assessing athletes on Monday evenings, she will also have injury clinics on a Thursday and will also be delivering lectures to Elite Athletes on Injury Prevention and Nutrition. We look forward to our pupils benefitting from this first class service.
Framlingham College girls enjoyed a successful weekend of Hockey against Wymondham College with the 1st XI winning 7-0 with hat-tricks from Lottie Nickson and Kitty McWhirter. Lottie is enjoying her first season in the 1st XI whilst still only in year 11, and Kitty, who is new to the College, currently represents England U18’s. The 2nd XI also had a convincing 7-0 victory. The u15A team drew 2-2 with a notable performance from Beatriz Losada. The u14A team enjoyed another excellent victory this week and Flora McWhirter scored the third hat trick of the weekend in the team’s 4-0 victory.
Lottie Nickson (Y11), Kitty McWhirter (Y12) and Saffron Wilford (Y11) have all been selected for the Bury tigers playing in a tournament this weekend at Redbridge, Essex. From that tournament they may get selected for the prestigious Saxon tigers teams at Futures Cup which takes place in October/November half term, this tournament features the nations top junior talent so we wish our girls the very best in their quest for selection.
Jamie Kingstone, Head of Hockey
This academic year we welcome a number of new staff to Framlingham College. Laura Wrigglesworth joined us in April as Head of Learning Support from Northfield School, Stocktonand has already made a big impact in her department. William Judd joins the Design and Technology Department and will play an integral role in the co-curricular life of the College, especially with the CCF after being a PCSO in Wiltshire. William attended Bath Spa University and the University of Portsmouth and has joined us from Ralph Allen School, Bath. Leo Goldsmith takes over as Head of English after joining from Hinchley Wood School in Surrey. Leo studied at Jesus College, Oxford, Liverpool University and the Institute of Education in London. He has a passion for 17th century literature, creative writing, digital publishing and modern film. Jacqueline Allfrey will be teaching Business Studies & Economics and joined from Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe. Jamie Kingstone joins the PE department and takes over as Head of Hockey and was formerly Hockey Professional at Ipswich School. Jamie is an England U18 and centrally contracted coach. Laura Zuperl joins us from France and will be working as the French Assistante. Oliver Kitson is a Graduate Assistant Teacher from Bath University and will be involved in the games department, coaching sport and assisting in the PE department. Ex professional rugby player, Charlie Sadler, who attended Moulton College joins us a rugby coach. We have no doubt that all of them will thoroughly enjoy their time at the College.
Music takes on an exciting new look this year as we see the launch of the A Level Music Technology course.
Currently seven students have chosen to study the course and much excitement has filtered through the department as they use the most up-to-date equipment and resources.
The department now boasts a music sequencing suite, equipped with eight top of the range iMacs running the composition programme “Logic”, as well as a first class recording studio (featuring a Midas Venice mixing console twinned with a Mac Pro) and adjacent Live Room; both of which have been acoustically treated and sound proofed.
The recording studio is also connected to the entire building allowing students to record concerts in the Recital Hall and Headmaster Porter Theatre to a professional standard, as well as their own musical ventures.
The Recital Hall has also had a revamp, with a new Interactive Smart Board as well as updated computers and software, meaning that all students can benefit from the College’s new Music Facilities.
On Wednesday 12th September, Dr Marc Morris returned to the College on what looks set to become an annual visit because he goes down so well with all sorts and conditions of audience. On a windy, cloudy afternoon, he gave two tours of the castle to Year 11 historians, really setting them up with questions as well as answers about the Bigods’ time in Framlingham.
In the evening, he gave an excellent talk on the Norman Conquest, accessible yet provocative to novice and scholar alike, and his suitcase emptied of books sold at the end testified to the level of interest he had aroused. It was good to see an audience of students, parents, colleagues and friends enjoying serious scholarship so lightly worn. Did Harold really get an arrow in his eye? Read Marc Morris’ The Norman Conquest!
We are pleased to announce that we will be providing a trial weekend express service between Newmarket and Colchester to Brandeston and the College.
Beaconsfield Arms, Occold – Thursday 13th September: From 7.30pm
Traditionally we have started each new academic year with a visit to a local pub for a very informal social gathering. These annual FramSoc opening events have proved to be most popular, particularly with parents who are new to the schools. Having previously travelled both to the south and the west of Framlingham, we thought we would go north this time for the benefit of parents living in the Eye/Diss area. We would be delighted to see you for a drink and an optional bar supper, from wherever you may hale, at The Beaconsfield Arms in Occold. If you are able to join us at this event could you please email Amanda Taylor: email@example.com so that we can give the landlord an indication of the size of our party.
This is a pay as you go event