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News Magazine Term 1 2022/23

 

  • Remembrance Day 2021

    On 11 November, a group of Year 9 students, the Student Union, and staff gathered in the Memorial Garden to pay their respects to the fallen. Students read out tributes to our former students lost in conflict before the College engaged in a two minute silence. Those attending the service laid poppy wreaths on behalf of our community around the Memorial Garden’s pond and had moment of quiet reflection. The memorial service closed with poem reading and the Kohima Epitaph.
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  • Christmas Exhibition for Staff and Students

        To celebrate the high standard of creativity at Frome College, the Art Gallery (room A3 in the quads) was opened to all students and staff to visit during break and lunchtime for a Christmas Exhibition. Between 13-17 December 2021, this Festive Exhibit featured work created across year groups in Art, Photography and Graphics as well as including spectacular pieces made by students for ‘Green Week’ using recycled materials such as paper scraps and drink cans. We hope the art show inspired those who saw it and thank you to all of our students for their hard work and creativity.
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  • Restoration of Museum Images

    Students in the Photography department have worked with Frome Museum to learn how to restore old photographic images from the catalogue. The images students have been restoring come from the Singer Negatives Collection, around 3000 glass negatives that record many of the items that were made in Frome by J W Singer Ltd. The negatives are being cleaned, re-wrapped and digitised so that many more people can see the images online. This is an important skill for our Photography students to learn as the protection of Frome’s historical artefacts preserves imagery for generations to come.
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  • Please Help Us Get Funding for Mr Titchener's Memorial Sculpture

    It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr Dave Titchener, site supervisor, science teacher, colleague and friend, passed away unexpectedly in October. Mr Titchener, ‘Titch’, joined Frome College in 1987, and over his 34 years of service to the college he taught and supported many, many individuals in our community. To honour Mr Titchener’s life and contributions to Frome College’s community, we have sent a proposal to the council in hopes of creating a beautiful memorial sculpture out of living willow, which would last for generations on our site. Further details are found via https://www.yrpri.org/post/61176 .
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  • Student Photo Wins Prestigious Award

    Roan Jones in Year 11 has won the prestigious RSB Photography Competition Young Photographer of the Year, up against entries submitted worldwide. The image he submitted, entitled ‘Submerged’ was in response to the theme ‘Interconnected’. Roan commented on his achievement and work: “I feel happy and excited to have won this award. I felt surprised and glad to get the email letting me know.
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  • Hot Chocolate with the Principal Term 1 2021-22

    New for this academic year, Hot Chocolate with the Principal is the highest weekly reward available to students at Frome College. Each week staff are asked to email Mrs Reynolds with their nominations for any students that they feel have gone above and beyond what is expected of them, in and outside of the College. Mrs Reynolds then chooses the winner(s) and invites them to her office to share a mug of Hot Chocolate, where they chat about their achievement and goals. Imogen Lines Imogen won first place in the Ilfracombe U16 Girls Single Tennis Tournament in the Consolation Draw.
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  • Year 10 Bronze Practice Expedition 2021

    A huge well done to all students who were able to attend the two camps. They should all be congratulated on their resilience and general good spirits throughout. And a big thank you to the adult volunteers without whom these camps couldn’t have taken place. On both camps the weather wasn’t kind on the first day and particularly Saturday when the heavy rain persisted all day.
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  • Poetry Workshop at Frome Library

    On Tuesday 28 September a group of students took part in a Poetry Workshop Day at Frome Library. The day was organised by Somerset Literature Works and involved the amazing poet Beth Calverley. Students were able to listen to poetry, write their own poems and work with Beth and her Poetry Machine to create collaborative poetry. There were also opportunities to share work with each other and the Mayor!
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  • Centenary Church Service

    A gathering of staff, students and governors (old and new) celebrated Frome College’s centenary at St John’s Church on Saturday 26th September 2021. The service created a “warm community spirit” and was accompanied by fantastic performances from current college students. Emma Reynolds, College Principal, commented that it was “fantastic to hear such talented musicians who showed such confidence, poise and professionalism.” A reading of the poem ‘ To Frome College’s Green Spaces ’, written by 10Y4 as part of Big Green Week at the end of the September, was evocative and at the centrepiece of the service. Speeches came from Chair of Governors, Max Wide; Principal, Emma Reynolds; Reverend Colin Alsbury; former teacher Roland Hurrell; and former Principal Barry Bates.
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  • Centenary Exhibition at Frome Museum

    As part of a series of events marking Frome College’s centenary, Principal, Emma Reynolds; Vice Principal, Kirsten Windsor; Student Union President, Abi Murphy and Vice President, Elsie Lee visited Frome Museum’s fascinating exhibit of memorabilia from the first 100 years of the school’s history. On opening in 1921, the college was called Frome County Secondary School. It evolved into a grammar school before becoming Frome Community College, and is now known as Frome College. Two of the eye-catching exhibits on display were examples of very different school uniforms worn fifty years apart.
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