Holocaust Memorial Day


On Holocaust memorial day our Year 9 History students were asked to produce a memorial to the victims. We had some superb written work and some excellent artwork. All the students have worked hard and produced work demonstrating sensitivity and understanding. Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines (who was rescued as a child from Prague in 1939) has very kindly accepted my invitation […]

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Well Run, Sam


Congratulations to Sam Mills of 7SMBr who has won the Under-12 Devon Cross-Country Championships. There are many excellent runners in Devon schools, so Sam has done fantastically well and we are very proud of him. The third-placed runner, Billy Turl of Isca, also has a Clyst Vale connection…

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Annual Award – Individual Shield Presentations


The students who won the 2015-16 Clyst Vale Annual Awards were presented with individual shields in  much quieter circumstances recently. The Caring Cup, originally donated by counsellor Dave Howell, was awarded to Hannah Nordqvist (now Year 11) for her consistent and selfless support of the Amnesty Group, as well as always being supportive of peers and younger students. The Ostler family’s […]

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Giving at Christmas


Thanks to the kindness and generosity of students, parents and staff, Clyst Vale donated over 40 shoeboxes to The Samaritan’s Purse “Operation Christmas Child”, so orphans and displaced children receive a present at Christmas. We have supported this appeal for twelve years, ever since the then student College Council wished to adopt it as a charity, and I must thank […]

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Robotics Workshop


On 23 November we were fortunate to have representatives from the organisation ‘2.times do’ in College to work with 30 of our Year 9 students.  These workshops have been funded through the East Devon Science project which has been designed to promote STEM subjects and encourage students to start considering career options. Maddy Knight (9JCO) has written an account which […]

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