Year 12 test out their teaching skills…

fc_year12_teachingSeven French AS students went down to Ipswich to teach a language carousel.

Kristian, Ander, Alex, Emma, Maité, Henrike and Jimmy taught students from Years 1 to 4 an eclectic mix of French, Spanish, German and Swedish.

The pupils at St Mary’s learnt all about numbers, animals, colours and greeting in various
languages.

Click here to view some videos on our YouTube Channel.

College continues to raise money for charity

charity_logosOur final week of term has been a busy one for Charity! Funds raised from the events were
in aid of our Charity of the Term, the Teenage Cancer Trust and our International Charity
of the Year, ZAWT (Zimbabwe Agricultural Welfare Trust).

The charity committee organised a series of events commencing with the College’s first
Staff Triathlon in which nineteen members of staff took part, mostly involving teams of three. Students took over the role usually played by staff and marshalled the events with great enthusiasm whilst providing staff with much appreciated encouragement and moral support along the way. Congratulations go to ‘The Dream Team’ made up of Jacob Rawlinson-Honeyball, Allan Card and Dan Wood who undoubtedly lived up to their name!

The triathlon was immediately followed by our first College Fête, which was thoroughly
enjoyed by all.

During Sports Day we hope to raise another £100 for watching the Tug-of-war of Staff vs the 1st XV College Rugby Team. Sale from soft drinks will make further contributions to our
charities.

Silver & Gold Duke of Edinburgh in Derbyshire

dofeAfter snow drifts and blocked roads led to the cancellation of the Coniston trip at Easter,
the June D of E was adapted to combine Silver and Gold expeditions close together in
Derbyshire. Open to Years 11, 12 and 13, this proved to be very popular with the students.

With a chance to unwind after the academic intensity of GCSE and A level modules, five
Silver groups and three Gold groups set off on their planned expeditions, this time testing
their physical and mental endurance. Some groups demonstrated accurate navigation from
the outset, whilst others developed their skills throughout their experiences. All groups
grew in maturity, self-reliance and teamwork over the course of the expeditions, and all
were successful in meeting their goals.

The next expedition opportunity at these levels will be in the first week of the October half
term, with both Silver and Gold taking place again in Derbyshire. Before then, the current
Year 9 will embark on their assessed Bronze D of E in September, in the countryside
surrounding Framlingham.

Drama News

Two very different productions took place over the past week. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening Our Town provoked a variety of audience reaction with people staying to talk afterwards with cast and others about the performance which did nothing less than examine birth, life and death in a small mid-American town. The students beautifully sustained their American accents throughout and truthfully brought to life their real life characters in a set that was minimal and overseen by the master of ceremonies, the Stage Manager, masterfully played by Edmund Dean. Grace Rider and Tildy Paul played Mrs Gibbs and Mrs Webb with terrific maturity and care for their respective families. Editor Webb, played by Tom Saville, and Dr Gibbs, played by Will Wright, portrayed their loving husbands. But the play centres on the marriage of Emily Webb and George Gibbs and here we had three different Georges and Emilys to show their relationship evolving from childhood.  All played their parts well, with Brandon Langridge and Sophie Grose balancing atop high wooden ladders; George Goodin and Emily Bennett sweetly falling in love at the end of their high school days; and Lily Cartmel and Harry Hopkins showing the adult George and Emily getting married beautifully and taking the story through to Emily’s early death in child birth. There were many terrific cameo roles performed with confident aplomb by Milly Cochrane as the gossip, Mrs Soames; a Simon Stimson from Seb Ebert-Thompson who managed to get progressively (and effectively) more drunk with each performance; and two wonderfully different characters from a talented Dominic Weatherby. And there was also lively and spot-on character acting from Jo-Jo Maberly, Fred van den Berg, Ash Rooke, Robbie Taylor, Taylor Ball, Harry Tor, Guy Lindley, Flo McWhirter, Flo McCausland and George Harrington.

On Monday, AS Drama and Theatre Studies were joined by the talents of Max Falconer and Tom Hampson in a promenade performance of Woyzeck by Georg Buchner in the suite of rooms that make up the Sixth Form Centre. Jimmy Rutherford played the eponymous role with conviction and just the right amount of hysteria; Natasha Coates played his unfaithful wife; Amber Pullen was the dotty and sadistic doctor; and finally Rachel Kwok and Zoe Delmer Best acted their socks off playing the grandmother and the unreliable friend. The production moved from room to room, and aslo outside for a bloody fight on the piazza, taking the audience with it on a tragic journey ending in murder and autopsy. It was ingeniously devised by cast and directors and may well be the germ of the show that takes us to another Edinburgh glory next year.

Photos will be on the website soon.

Tim Alexander selected for Essex County Cricket Club 2nd XI

Framlingham College 1st XI Cricket captain, Tim Alexander has been selected to represent Essex County Cricket Club Second XI against the MCC Young Cricketers at Bishop Stortford in the County Championship, beginning today (Wed-Fri). This is after a string of fine performances for the College with both bat and ball, as well as impressing against Essex when representing the Suffolk Independent Schools’ XI a few weeks ago. We wish him well!

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Year 11 Activities

Over the last week the Year 11s, including those back from the Duke of Edinburgh Silver and Gold Expeditions to Derbyshire, have been able to sample Work Experience placements and join in the post-GSCE Activities Programme. Students have been fascinated by their time in the Ipswich Magistrates Court, seeing a wide variety of cases, whilst others have chosen to sample scary rides at Pleasurewood Hills in Lowestoft. Ten pin bowling in Martlesham, paintballing in our own battlefield copse, a trip to Cambridge, Ipswich Cineworld and a great morning out on the River Waveney near Beccles have made for a rich menu enjoyed by a large number of students.

Volunteering

Students at the College have helped Mills Meadow Care Home secure an award from The Suffolk Adult Safeguarding Board. 

As part of the volunteer programme a number of students visit every Wednesday afternoon to contribute to a range of activities with the residents. They have been involved in a wide range of crafts including making placemats, bunting and design competitions, as well as playing games such as skittles.

Students also make the tea and have a good chat with the residents, all of which has helped the home achieve highly commended status for their creative activities and social participation.

National Cadet Clay Target Shooting Competition

Unknown-3This competition took place on the 15th and 16th June at the Cambridge Gun Club. A field of 200 Cadets from all over the United Kingdom competed against each other in disciplines of Down the Line, a Fifty Bird Flush and Sporting.

As the College is rebuilding its clay target shooting team after a gap of seven years, expectations of doing anything spectacular were put on hold! However, Miles Orford, Mungo Levett- Scrivener, Jack Gawthrop and Toby Warner did their very upmost to keep us in the middle of the table.

The College finished 7th out of fifteen CCFs that qualified and overall 20th out of the forty-five teams that participated. Miles Orford was the College’s top shot, finishing 13th in the CCF list and joint 34th overall. Well done!

Geography: Year 12 Assist in Teaching Fieldwork Skills

Unknown-2Last Tuesday, approximately seventy Year 6 pupils from Orwell Park, Riddlesworth Hall, The Old School Henstead and St. John’s College School, Cambridge, visited the College to investigate the River Ore, Framlingham Mere, Market Hill and the Castle.

They were instructed by College staff in the Geography, History and Biology departments, ably assisted by Year 12 pupils. Working in small groups, the pupils were all involved in a variety of data collection techniques.

As the photograph shows, all the pupils, younger or older, were fully engaged in what proved to be a most enjoyable and productive day.