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News Magazine Term 1 2022/23


  • The Prometheus Business Studies Award

    Chris Curtis, former Maths teacher at Frome College, kindly donated a £50 M&S gift voucher as a prize for The Prometheus Business Studies Award, to be given to the student who has shown the most dedication to their studies in the subject. The lucky winner was Cameron Baldwin! Mrs Rorke, who nominated Cameron, says he “is a fantastic learner who goes above and beyond in class. He is engaged and works hard to ensure that all of his work is to a really high standard.
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  • Maddie Hobbs Joins British Canoeing's Talent Programme

    Maddie Hobbs in Year 9 was one of the five members of Frome Canoe Club accepted into the 2022 training squads for the British Canoeing’s Talent Programme – an incredibly impressive achievement! Maddie is in the J14 category in the Southern Regional Development Squad and ranks 4th in kayak, with a similar position in canoe. Maddie commented, “I feel very grateful and proud that I was accepted onto the squad when I was only 11 - Covid hit and we lost a lot of training due to lockdown, and also a whole season of racing. I was automatically re-selected for the next season because of these restrictions, so it was very nerve wracking waiting for the squad list to come out after re-applying in October 2021, after a very short racing season (although I had achieved my goal of reaching Div 1 in kayak).
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  • CyberCenturion, BEBRAS, and Oxford University Coding Challenge

    CyberCenturion 2022 On 22 January, students from Years 10-13 participated in the third round of the CyberCenturion Competition. This is a national competition which pits teams of four students against each other to solve cyber security problems within different operating systems. This year we had five senior teams (Years 11-13) and two junior teams (Year 10) compete in a practice round and two rounds of competition. Each team spent six hours solving issues on Ubuntu 18, Debian 10 and Ubuntu 20 virtual machines. The final leader board has not been published yet, but at the end of Round 3 we had all teams in the top 50% of the 165 teams participating, and one junior team in the top 10.
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  • Spanish Duolingo Challenge

      Well done to the following students for taking part in the Spanish Duolingo challenge this term - they all achieved an impressive 40-day streak and have won some goodies to celebrate their efforts! Special mentions go to Yan, who has practised his Spanish on Duolingo every day for more than 400 days, and Jess, who achieved a whopping 533-day streak!   Oscar W Harvey L Elianne C Yan S Lily H Maisie B Elli H Matilda P Ruby H Reuben P Zac M Neve M Harvey S Tara W Jess M Molly B
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  • Primary School Science Visits

      It has been very exciting to invite primary schools from the local area to visit our Science department, to take part in exciting science activities and encourage future scientists. Recently, Year 4 students from Hayesdown and Nunney participated in activities focusing in chemistry, biology and physics. The pupils had a lot of fun, and we are looking forward to more Year 4s and also Year 6s from the middle schools to take part in our masterclass on CSI!
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  • Literacy Logo

    Willow Hunter in Year 12 designed the winning Frome College Literacy Logo Design Challenge! Willow studies Art & Design and Graphics. She hand carved the owl icon and lettering, then printed the design using ink in similar colours to the College’s visual identity, resulting in a lovely texture. The logo will be used in lessons and on posters around school, to encourage students to bring more literacy into their lives.
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  • Take Part in the Last Sapling Dreaming Art Project

    There is this exciting new community art project based around the legacy of the Last Tree Dreaming’s ‘rebirth’ phase. The project, entitled ‘Last Sapling Dreaming’, links to many themes including transformation, nature, hope, growth, regeneration, dreams, aspiration, and hopes for a bright and happy future. Frome College Art Department would love as many students, classes and families in Frome/surrounding villages to be involved as possible, to make the transformation of the ‘Last Tree Dreaming’ a really memorable and special project that will hopefully bring the community together. The aim is to create a sculpture that will last generations, and an exhibition of work made by students across various schools in Frome.
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  • Frome College Becomes Part of the Queen’s Green Canopy

    The Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset is supporting The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC), a unique tree planting initiative created to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year. The project invites individuals and organisations around the country to plant as many good quality trees as possible during the tree planting season, between October and March. In December, members of Frome College’s Eco Club planted 500 trees in and around the Old Showfield in Frome. This enabled us to become part of the Queen’s Green Canopy, and in turn earn a QGC virtual plaque and place on their map.
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  • Senior Mathematics Challenge

    Huge congratulations to our Year 12 and 13 Mathematicians, who achieved fabulous results in the Senior Mathematics Challenge 2021. Over 70% of participating students achieved a Bronze, Silver or Gold certificate. Special congratulations go to Tom Willis for winning ‘Best in Year 12’ and Sam Fordham for ‘Best in School’. Sam Fordham, Harry Forrester and Oliver Robinson qualified and took part in the next round of this competition.
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  • Christmas Concert 2021

    Unfortunately we had to cancel the live Christmas Concert for the community in St John’s Church due to Covid restrictions - but that didn’t stop our festive cheer! Instead, we decided to run an internal concert in the Merlin Theatre, where students performed to each other. Soloists, bands and Frome College Choir performed songs such as ‘Snow Man’ by Sia, ‘Georgia’ by Phoebe Bridgers, ‘Tango Final’ by Astor Piazzolla, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ by J. Fred Coots and Haven Gillespie, and ‘Somewhere in My Memory’ by John Williams. What a wonderful way to celebrate the end of term 2!
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