Former student Josh (graduated 2021) visited the Modern Foreign Languages faculty this week. He taught a few French lessons and talked to our KS4 pupils about learning languages, going on a year abroad, and his aspiration to become a translator. In return, he was taught some Spanish by Year 10!
The year 12 Computer Science class has just finished a unit on logic gates and Karnaugh maps . To work out real world problems involving flood plains, ejection seats and bank alarms, students use logic boards provided by UKESF and Southampton University to work out simplified logic gates and truth tables.
Our Equality Group was at the Frome Independent Market at the weekend, supporting the town's young LGBT community for Frome Pride, along side 2BU Somerset , a charity that comes into college to offer 1-2-1 support for our students. There was music, badge making, information and "what does pride mean to you" wall. The students represented the school and supported the LGBT community fantastically. Members of the public were very touched that students would give up their free time to support such a worthy cause, and were delighted at "how progressive" the school was compared to their secondary school experience.
Our Textiles students have had a wonderful morning working with established and innovative drag artist, Remy. The students have been very busy designing and making drag outfits as part of our involvement in Frome College and so Remy spoke to them about the history of drag, and briefly about their own journey and gender identity. Remy showed the students some of their costumes and sketch books, and talked about how and why they have made certain costumes. Afterwards Remy critiqued the students work, with all the groups taking it in turns to show off their work.
Two teams of year 9 students have competed in the Southwest Regional competition for the Underwater STEMhub Challenge at the National Composite Center in Bristol. Teams had to create, program, and design an underwater ROV to detect and collect plastic from the sea. Over the course of the day teams from schools around the Southwest participated in challenges and activities ending with a presentation in front of three judges. Our team Mediocrity came in 3rd in the region.
The Frome College team Downpipe Downpipe Doo was one of 24 finalists in the national Raspberry Pi competition. The team consisted of Jack, Ted, Oren, Jacob, Eric and Thomas who worked for three months creating an invention to transform energy consumption. Their invention was a water wheel that fit in a gutter pipe that could be daisy chained so that water flowing over the water wheel would generate electricity to run small systems such as lights or phone chargers. They were one of 24 teams out of 200 that entered the competition to reach the national final.
A-level chemistry students from both Y12 and Y13 took part in the first round of the UK competition in February. The results have been released and certificates were awarded to all students who took part and completed the paper. 20 students took part and received 9 bronze awards, 1 silver and 1 gold, which was a fantastic achievement. Dr Smith said ‘the students showed great endeavour and resilience to complete the test paper which contained questions of undergraduate difficulty, whilst being based on the A level chemistry our students have been studying.
Dyson engineer, Sophie Adams, has been into College to work with a group of our year 9 & 10 students on creating the future of clean air technology. After a brief talk on current solutions to air pollution, students worked in groups of four to create their own versions of new technology that could help to create clean air. Solutions ranged from mini windmills that compress pollutants into building blocks to street lamps that purify smog and flame throwers that do not emit carbon dioxide for agricultural use. Thank you to The James Dyson Foundation for an amazing workshop!
Congratulations to our two groups of Bronze DofE students who successfully completed their qualifying expeditions. DofE lead, Theo Pavli, said "our young people were a credit to the College and showed resilience, determination and teamwork to complete the challenge."
The Corps of Royal Engineers have paid us a visit as part of our STEM Learning enrichment and career development activities. The officers spent the day talking to our students about the varied and exciting opportunities offered as being part of British Army . During the event, the students were guided to challenged themselves through teamwork activities and solution creation, teaching them important leadership skills. It was a great opportunity and lots of fun.
- Open Evening 2023
- GCSE and BTEC Results 2023
- A Level Results Day
- Debate Day
- Paella Workshop
- Transition Day
- Artsfest 2023
- The Guardian Workshop
- Intermediate Maths Challenge
- American Museum TAG Trip
- Former Student Returns to Teach Spanish
- Computer Science
- Frome Pride
- Textiles Explore Drag
- Underwater STEMhub Challenge
- Students compete in National Raspberry Pi Awards
- Success at the 55th International Chemistry Olympiad 2023
- Dyson TAG Workshop
- Bronze DofE Success
- Royal Engineers Visit
- Screenwriting Masterclass
- Houses of Parliament Trip
- Puppy Party was Pawfect!
- Rotary Young Photographer Competition 2023
- Frome Busks 2023
- Black Swan Young Open
- International Women's Day 2023
- Team Eco-School working in collaboration with Frome Children's Festival
- Interhouse Portrait Artist of the Year
- "ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!"
- Macbeth Workshops for Year 9
- School of Rock
- Holocaust Memorial Day
- Wells Cathedral Choral Concert
- Senior Maths Challenge
- Rotarians donate benches for SEND students
- 'Pledge of Respect'
- Rotary Young Leadership Award 2022
- Remembrance 2022
- Rotarians Hand Over Cheque
- Open Evening is a Flaming Success!
- Frome College Blooms
- Spectacular GCSE & BTEC Results
- Summer School 2022
- Remarkable Resilience Produces Exceptional A Level Results