Cavanna Homes Enterprise Gifted and Talented Challenge Day!


On Friday 8th May, 50 Gifted and Talented Key Stage Three students took part in a property challenge day. Students worked in mixed teams and took on different roles: project manager, surveyor, architect, marketing director and finance director.   Groups created their own companies and produced layouts for houses and roads; complete accounts; information about internal features; advertisement materials; a […]

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A Spotlight on Clyst Vale


As the school bell rang 9.00am, twenty-nine KS3 students were tasked with the mission to write, film and edit eight news stories as part of the BBC School Report project. Thanks to the hard work of teachers and students, almost all the reports were published on the BBC News website before the 3.30pm deadline.   Whilst students in the previous […]

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Day of Tolerance, 5th December 2014


They say a picture paints a thousand words, and this applies to a photo. Clockwise, from the mid-left of the photo…   Wall posters. The student Amnesty group had organised information sheets about tolerance as a concept and about Amnesty case-studies, activity sheets, and a wall of reflection all around the room.   Table of goodies. To raise money for […]

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Freya’s Reading Roald Dahl!


CONGRATULATIONS to Freya Wellaway from 8RDH who was one of a number of students to guess all six ‘mystery’ teachers in the ‘Who’s Reading Roald Dahl?’ Literacy competition.     Let’s hope she enjoys her fabulous prize: a brand new Quentin Blake illustrated copy of the hilarious ‘Revolting Rhymes’!   Watch out for more Literacy competitions in October!

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A Date is Great but a Title is Vital


  Congratulations to James Clark from 7SLA who was the lucky one drawn out of 85 students who recited this rhyme to Where’s Wally to win Mr Simpson’s Literacy Competition ‘Stop Me and Rhyme It!’ James won a brilliant Roald Dahl dictionary from the library. Did you remember the rhyme?     Go and do it in your next lesson!

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Safety Success for Sam


Sam Terrett,  a Year 7 pupil at Clyst Vale, has been selected as the 2014 winning entry of the National Federation of Builders’ short story competition –  ‘Stay Safe, Stay Away’. As the winner, Sam has won a £500 donation for the school alongside £100 in W H Smiths vouchers for himself.  Additionally, he will also be treated to an […]

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An Email from the BBC!


  Recently, in English lessons, 7R1 read ‘Abomination’ by Robert Swindells and we enjoyed it so much that we decided to e-mail Sarah Muller at the BBC to try and persuade her to serialise it and put it on CBBC as a children’s drama. On Wednesday the 11th of June we received a reply from Hannah Roger who is the […]

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