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SLT Update November 16th

16th November 2018


  • Last Sunday, four of our prefects represented the College by laying a wreath at the Melbourn Remembrance Day service. Lucy Dickinson, Kai Hocknell, Jessica Taylor and Rebecca Taylor were excellent ambassadors for all our students in recognition of the sacrifice of that generation. It was also really pleasing to see many other members of the College involved in the parade and I’m sure many were involved in their own villages.
  • Our students have done extremely well in the recent Education Perfect Northern Hemisphere Championships, with Rosie Elliott, Gabrielle Phillips and Ben Woodrow gaining the highest scores and more than 30 students gaining certificates. Well done to everyone who participated. This showed a great commitment to independent learning.
  • Science club students are in the process of making prototypes for a renewable project. This will be submitted once the class has finished and MVC will be competing with other schools around the world. Watch out for future updates!
  • Our Year 9 boys made a winning start to their basketball league with an impressive victory over Parkside on Wednesday - 32-18 - with George Whybrow as the MVP with several points. Unfortunately, the Year 11 boys couldn’t follow this up, as they were defeated by the same school ,who boasted a few Cambridge Cats players. Next Wednesday, we have another double header, this time against Swavesey, before our Year 7 and 8 boys host a triangular tournament against Bassingbourn and Sancton Wood on Thursday 29th November.
  • Yesterday, Hannah Galbraith represented the College in the British Shooting Schools East of England Pistol Championship in Southwold. She got through the heats into the final and after a lengthy and nerve-racking shooting competition, gained sixth place in the Junior category. Well done, Hannah.
  • Cameron King, Ollie Habergham, Joe Randall, Vicki King and Mikaela Foumaki took part in a KS4 Badminton Tournament on Tuesday. This was the first Badminton doubles fixture some of the students had participated in. However, they played tactically, communicated well and worked as a team. The boys had a brilliant result and won the tournament! The girls played up against some tough Year 11 students in preparation for their exams next year but came away with a positive experience which will help them to improve for their practical performance next year.
  • Yesterday, Mr Holmes attended the termly Mandarin Excellence Programme Headteacher meeting in London. Included in the updates and topics for discussion was some feedback regarding the 2018 trip to China, which looks like it’s going to be a fantastic opportunity for our MEP students. Letters regarding the trip will be sent out soon.
  • The total for our non-uniform collection for Children in Need is £541.10! Thank you to everyone for your help and support today.
  • Home Start Royston and South Cambs are looking for Home Visiting Volunteers. For more details contact
  • It’s nearly Panto season (oh, no it isn’t), so do go and see Cinderella performed by the Melbourn Amateur Dramatics Society. MADS is a not for profit society which performs at Meldreth Village Hall.


Have a good weekend.


Regina Lawrence

Deputy Principal



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