Respect Festival Success


On Saturday 31st May we held a stall at the Exeter Respect Festival to help raise funds to buy equipment for our partner school in Kenya. We sold lots of loom bands and also encouraged children and adults alike to help us create a garden. It was a fantastic day and students from CVCC came to help not only on […]

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Write for Rights is Right On!


Clyst Vale’s student Amnesty group staged another highly successful Write for Rights Day. Inspired by Miss Watt and Miss Money, the students created displays about Amnesty International, and its current campaigns. They also organised sales of hot chocolate and cakes to raise funds for Shelterbox for the Philippines. Lunchtime entertainment was provided by some well-known faces (from Clyst Vale’s staff) […]

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Amnesty Day


Friday 19th July was Amnesty Day again at CVCC. Luckily this time we were sponsored by Rose Confectionary and at the last count, we had raised over £600. Many thanks to Rose for their generosity and big thanks to those who brought cakes in.  We had a jam packed day focusing on Women’s Rights in Afghanistan. We had many students involved in lessons, drama […]

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Cambodian Adventure Draws Closer


The time is drawing near for our four intrepid travellers to bid farewell to their friends and family and embark on what will undoubtedly be a life-changing journey to the heart of Cambodia.   Beginning on July 15th, the four week trip will be a challenge. No communication with home, hot humid conditions and a culture vastly different to their […]

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Two Steves Meet Year 7


  On Tuesday 11 June, authors Steve Barlow and Steve Skidmore visited Clyst Vale and made Year 7 students both laugh and learn whilst improving their creative writing skills.  Magic 3s, using yourself as an author and stealing others’ stories are going to help everyone become the next JK Rowling.

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Youth Speaks Success


Last night saw the Exeter heat of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition, a national event that allows young people to promote something they feel passionate about. Clyst Vale entered two teams – Oli Self, Frazer Loveman and Jake Sullivan taking the topic of ‘Should Apathy Matter’; Lucy Bourne, Toby Goodwin and Jemima Hardwick considering the question ‘Does International Charity have […]

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Budding Year 7 Writers Shortlisted


Four Year 7 students have each written one of only 18 short stories shortlisted from 174 entries in the Exetreme Imagination Festival Short Story Competition, which has been organised by the Devon Arts in Schools Initiative (daisi).   Entrants had to write a story of 250 words based on the topic of a frosty winter’s morning.  As you can see […]

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Write for Rights


Friday marked the 4th year in a row that CVCC has celebrated the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: 2012 marked the biggest celebration yet. We held a whole school event that had a bit of everything: a concert, hot chocolate, masses of cakes and sweets, and the furious writing of letters and cards. Working alongside Amnesty International, […]

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BBC School Report Day


Today, 31 excited students have taken part in the BBC School Report Day. The stories were based on different events which have happened recently. They formed groups and worked together on their own stories. The stories vary from GCSEs to the Olympics; professional table tennis player Vicky Smith came in for an interview and a student even got to play a […]

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