A2 Drama and Theatre Studies

A2 Drama and Theatre Studies students enjoyed a fascinating and challenging interpretation of Woyzeck by Buchner in a new translation by Sebastian Rex at the New Diorama in London last Saturday.

On Wednesday evening the same students presented their own striking interpretation of some key scenes from the play to examination students in Years 10, 11 and 12 in the Drama Studio at 7.00pm.

Cross Country Trials

At the Area Cross Country trials on Thursday Claire Caiger and Alex Lawrence won their events and will now go through to the next round.

Other notable performances were Flo McWhirter (18th), Inca Jordan (8th), Beatriz Losada (16th) and Sophie Coates (17th).

Well done on some excellent performances, and we look forward to hearing the results of the next round.

Harvest Festival

On Monday the College celebrated Harvest, with an emphasis on thanking God for creation and our responsibility to look after the world.

Food contributions were donated by pupils and a collection was taken during the service.

All proceeds have already gone to West Villa Hostel for the homeless in Ipswich.

Physics Lecture

On the 15th October selected students from Years 10 and 11 attended the Institute of Physics lecture on sports engineering entitled ‘Physics and the Games’.

The talk was very relevant for current GCSE physics students and we learnt that Usain Bolt could become a record-holding long jumper, and were also told how to increase our chances of becoming the new velodrome king, and even why not to run in shoes!

The formulas and equations were supported with many practicals such as firing a foam ball across the stage and watching our own Jonathan ‘Usain’ Watt with a high-speed camera!

(Report from Will Wright – Y10)

Thirty-fourth Art Anglia Exhibition and Sale at Brandeston Hall

For the thirty-fourth year, the Art Anglia Exhibition is being held at Brandeston Hall. The exhibition features works by over 100 local artists and this year they will be joined by the highly acclaimed Maritime Art Group who will be exhibiting works of familiar local maritime scenes. Parents and pupils are invited to the opening of the exhibition by Air Vice-Marshal Bill Rimmer, President of Suffolk Royal British Legion and School Governor at 7.00pm Friday, 26th October, and the exhibition is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, 27th and 28th October, from 10.00am to 5.00pm. Funds raised go to The Royal British Legion, The Royal Anglian Regiment and Help for Heroes.

In putting on this event Brandeston Hall School works closely with the Exhibition organisers who have been led since the first exhibition in 1978 by Major General Jack Dye, also a School Governor. General Dye is delighted with the support given by the school and local artists and says, “The charities we are supporting continue to play a vital part in helping our men and women recover from their service in Afghanistan and we are extremely grateful to Brandeston Hall and the artists for their help with the event.”

A selection of artwork by students from the College and Brandeston Hall will also be on display. Further information can be obtained from the College on 01728 723789 or email artanglia@brandestonhall.co.uk.

Framlingham girls’ are County Hockey champions!

On Thursday evening the 1st XI girls played in the County Hockey Tournament held at the College. A grueling night of hockey was endured, with four games of seventeen and a half minutes each way from 5.00pm to 9.30pm.

The girls’ first game was against Ipswich School, and after a slow start they started to play some superb hockey using the space and playing with width, vision and determination. After we had taken the lead Ipswich hit back with two goals, but this did not stop the girls, and they quickly got back to 2-2. With two minutes of the game remaining, Framlingham attacked hard down the right hand side and the cross was met in the middle by Kitty McWhirter, who managed to create some space to strike the winner into the right hand corner to win the game 3-2. This result gave the girls the belief and confidence to go on to play some excellent hockey. The next game against Culford was won 3-0, followed by beating RHS 2-0. The evening was finished off by defeating Woodbridge 3-0. All sixteen girls played a huge part in this tournament and should be congratulated on their success in becoming County Champions. They now go through to the Regional qualifiers after Half Term.

Director of Sport, Simon Sinclair said, “Our Head of Hockey, Jamie Kingstone, and the girls should be extremely proud of this success. They have come a long way in the last six weeks and showed that by playing with structure and as a team brings success. Some of the hockey was outstanding, and the performance against Ipswich School is probably the best performance I have seen in school sport.”

Y9 English War Poetry

During the first half term, Mrs Wrigglesworth’s Year 9 English class were studying war poetry. They analised the poem ‘What were they like’ by Denise Levertov. The students learnt about what poetic devises Levertov had used and how she had used language to describe the change in Vietnam and it’s people.

They were then asked to select their own poem and create a PowerPoint presentation to reflect what the poem was describing. They then showed their slide shows to the class and gave a five minute verbal presentation analysing each verse, describing the language and the poetic devices that the poet had used.


Archie Meadows is the first have his work featured on the blog.

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FramSoc – Springs Dance Company: Journey of the Magi





Fram Theatre, Framlingham College – Friday 23rd November 


In association with Framlingham Churches Together, FramSoc is thrilled to present the magical production, Journey of the Magi, performed by the highly acclaimed Springs Dance Company. This show will be hugely enjoyed by adults and children alike and all the family are warmly invited to attend. Drawing on inspiration from TS Eliot’s poem of the same name, it is a most powerful and compelling mix of dance, theatre, song and poetry which helps us all reflect not only on the travels of the wise men but also the journey each us of makes every year in preparing for Christmas Day. ‘This is the best Christmas Show I have seen. I was touched, amused and moved to tears’: David Bintley, Artistic Director, Birmingham Royal Ballet. 

On account of the anticipated popularity of this event, we request that reservations should be made in advance via the College reception: 01728 723789 / reception@framcollege.co.uk. They will issue you with an e-ticket which you should present on arrival on the night.