Victorious House Summer News
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Thanks to everyone who has brought in milk bottle tops for the College challenge, especially to Jeremy Savage for bringing in a carrier bag full. At the last count Victorious were 2nd!
Mrs Cadle has organised a Victorious quiz recently, the winning tutor group currently is VSC. Well done.
Victorious Top Ten House Point Achievers:
Harry Batt - VHW 266
Bronwyn Edmonds - VHW 197
Sam Wood - VMH 194
Mollie Bedford - VSP 194
Isabella Skipp - VNS 186
Maisie Bedford - VTF 174
Hannah Lapworth - VWS 168
Poppy Raval - VNS 165
Lucy Mace - VWS 156
Matthew Bottomley - VSC 149
An excellent achievement, well done to you all.
Personal memories and some comments from tutors as we say goodbye to Year 11 :
- Georgia Foster: trustworthy and loyal. A diligent student who has helped make VWS a great tutor group. Georgia said the French trip in Year 9 was amazing.
- Rebekah Powell: calm, steady, and hardworking through the easy and the tough times. Her favourite memory was when she went on a night walk for D of E.
- Charley May Dekker: Overcame huge changes, moved to New.Zealand.and returned. She will be remembered for her amazing singing.
- Ellie Mills: took responsibility for leading tutor activities,
- Jacky Sykes: good at organising tutor activities, and for sharing her strong opinions during tutor discussions. She will be remembered for her recent portrayal of The Wicked Witch of the West in the production of The Wizard of Oz.
- Chloe Waterman: contributed really well to house based day 10 sessions.
- Nicola Ellis- A bubbly person, always smiling.
- Sabrina Holden- caring and thoughtful. Her kindness has touched all members of the group.
From VSP: Ashley Wilson - Willing to help at anytime
From VGC: Emily Richardson I really enjoyed skills force.
VAB Tutors said “One of our memories especially for Joe Cobb, Craig Cousins and Brandon Foster was the Victorious karaoke when we were singing 5 gold rings. They were brilliant! Katrina Walcroft was always helpful and smiling. She was fantastic in Day 10 making a newspaper, and has always looked after the younger students in the group.
From VTF: Becki Mcgrath: very hard working and trustworthy.
- Lloyd Gore: will be remembered for riding the Enduro, and for his jokes!
- Sachin Amonker: has an eclectic taste in music. He has always been very hard working
- Sam Hodder: Very hard working and always cheerful and happy.
From VNW: Lauren Addis said that the time at Henry Cort had gone quickly, but she will remember some amazing times and good friends.
Thoughts on recent work experience Year 10 :
Jon Mowlam : What I enjoyed was understanding what work is like at Fareham College. I was given a variety of tasks, including painting a display board, and helping to create an exhibition of student’s work.
Ewan Green : I enjoyed the time at HMS Collingwood. I made an electronic game, soldering the components in place.
Kaleb Thompson : I was placed with Alan Brind Tree Service company. The job involved felling, trimming and dead wooding trees. I was using power tools to remove debris and cut hedges. My work experience has confirmed that this is an area I would like to work in for the future.
Sam Hughes : I think my work experience at Barnbrook Systems went very well. I had a great time, and I learned a lot about business, technology and the manufacturing process. I saw the potential of some of the technical devices used in the company, including the electronic beam welder, electromechanical devices and the computer aided design, which will help me in following a career in Aeronautical design and engineering.
Nick Tennent : My work experience went really well, it was really interesting. In the first week I was at Flying Start Nursery in Portsmouth, and in the second week I was with Hampshire Fire and Rescue. I was allowed to go in a fire engine, which was cool. They were very different experiences, but I enjoyed them both.
Reasons to be proud :
VSC - Josh Goddard: On Saturday 23rd June, 47 players and coaches arrived in Orlando, Florida, to compete in the Embry – Riddle aeronautical University Basketball tournament and team camp of around 400 players against teams from Miami, California, Orlando and Canada. During the five days of the camp, every team played each other from every age group – U15’s, U16’s and U18’s. On the last day, we played in a knockout championship tournament, where the U16’s lost their first game, U18’s lost in the semi-finals and my team – U15’s – lost in the finals against a very strong U18’s team from Miami. This then made front page news in the local newspaper! As well as playing basketball everyday, we had an inspirational guest speaker, for example one day we had Head Coach Ridder talk to us about the overall game and what it takes to win championship games, and the most memorable speaker was the referee from the NBA, who talked to us about fouling and how to avoid it. We also had a Dunk Contest, a Warriors Challenge and to complete the camp there was an all star game where the best 12 players in the camp played a game against the University’s team (National Champions!). Overall, it is the best camp I have ever played in and was so inspirational I wish I could go back year after year just share the passion I have for the game with other players like myself. It was one of the best weeks of my life.
VGS - Keighley Smith: On Friday 29th June the Henry Cort Concert Band went to Disneyland Paris. We arrived at the hotel about 10.00pm. The following morning we performed in the Park. Afterwards we were given time to go round the Disney Studio Park and the Main Park. On Sunday morning we went on a tour of Paris, and had lunch alongside the River Seine. We all really enjoyed the trip. Thanks to Mr McAlister, Mr Williams and Mr Challen for organising it.
VSP - Chloe Snook : Last year I came first in a ballet group for the British Arts Award. This year we came third with a scene based on the Black Death. The accompanying music was taken from Schindler’s List. It was a great experience.
VGC - Yasmin Bridges went with the concert band to Disney Land to play and had a fantastic time. Also from VGC Andrea Gray has been a guide for 2 years, and has recently achieved 3 more Guide badges, Team Player, Active Response and her 2nd Challenge badge. For the Active Response badge we had to learn how to contact the emergency services, and some basic first aid. For part of my Challenge badge I helped to pack shopping bags for customers in ASDA.
VHW - Will Crossley: I have been playing ice hockey for 7 months, and I practice 5 days a week. I have recently been involved in trials for Swindon and Guildford. Both teams wanted me in their Under 14 A Team. I have decided to play for Guildford. Also from VBW, Adam Garnham: I play right back for the Under 12’s in Whiteley Football Club. At then end of this season I think we will be top of the B league. Harriet Goddard Tandy: I took part in Rock Challenge this year. On the day of the competition we left early to be at Portsmouth Guildhall by 8.30am. We were the first to rehearse, which meant that we had the opportunity to see all the others schools rehearsing after us. Everyone was excited but nervous. We got into the Regional Finals for the first time, and came second overall. Tierney Day: I completed the charity walk at Collingwood. We helped raise money for the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Children’s Fund. We helped the children with a decorated crowns competition to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. Lots of really awesome cars were racing round the track. Nick Bold: Recently I went to Tile Barn, in the New Forest, on the gifted and talented trip. We stayed in a bunkhouse, and during the day we took part in a variety of activities and visits, including Beaulieu Motor Museum. We went canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing, low ropes and did some archery. It was an extremely enjoyable trip, despite the mud!
We are sorry to be saying good bye this term to Mrs Jones, and to Miss Thompson who is moving to teach in Suffolk, and Mrs Cadle who will be teaching in Portsmouth from September. We would like to thank them for their valuable contribution to Victorious, and we wish them all the best for the future. We will miss you next year.
I wish everyone, both staff and students in Victorious, an enjoyable summer break.