Weekly College Update

Friday 11th June 2021

This week we celebrated some of the close links we have to our local Salisbury Community. Our S6C Art Students have a wonderful art exhibition open at Salisbury Library;  our S6C Sports teams had a Futsal match with Wiltshire College students held at Five Rivers Leisure Centre, as well as our S6C History Students linking in with Salisbury Museum for their most recent project.  Further details of these exciting local community links can be found below in this bulletin.  

We have also been really pleased to welcome onsite prospective students and parents for small family tours of the college.  We have had some wonderful feedback and it has given families an opportunity to look round the college in small groups for a personalised tour.  We hope to see some familiar faces. 

We look forward to welcoming our new students for our College Freshers Day on Tuesday 29th June.  Staff have been preparing taster lessons that should inspire students and provide an exciting start to the courses they will study in September.  

Today, sadly we say goodbye to our international students who have joined us this year from the European Community. Every year we are blessed with an amazing group of young people who show such maturity and passion for learning. They add a wonderful richness to our community and thrive in their personal development.   The students will return home with their S6C course certification and recommendations for their future studies  before they  finalise preparations before University. 

Wishing you a restful weekend, enjoying the sunshine. 

Vice Principal 

S6C Sports – Luke Muchmore, Teacher of Sports

S6C finally returned to competitive football action in a Futsal (5 a side, indoor) match against Wiltshire College at Fiver Rivers. Despite being new to this version of the game, S6C ran out 13-4 winners despite early pressure from the opposition. Louis Cartwright opened the scoring after a good one-two with striker Finn Russell. Two left-footed goals by George Goff before halftime gave us a 6-0 lead. Harvey Roberts scored two quick goals after half time to extend our lead, after this Wiltshire College came back into the game which made for a more interesting last 20 minutes. 

A special mention goes to international student Matija Rados, who was finally able to appear in a competitive fixture for the college despite arriving in September – he leaves for Croatia next week, so we wish him all the best for the future. S6C football are looking forward to returning to 11 a side fixtures in the next academic year, where we will be once again competing in and looking to win the Wiltshire Schools FA u18 Boys Cup.

Goalscorers: Harvey Roberts (4) Ben Hayward (3) Louis Cartwright (2) George Goff (2) Matija Rados (1) George Allen (1) 

Art – Laurence Rushby, Teacher of Art & Photography

S6C Art and Photography students have a showcase of some of their artwork in an exhibition which opened on Thursday 10th June at Salisbury Library.  This is part of the Salisbury Schools Art Exhibition, which has been running for several years. This is our third time exhibiting at the gallery. 

From the acorn...

From the acorn to the ‘mighty oak’, the art and photography  students at S6C have explored the process of growth that they experience through the elements of their art course and  many aspects of their everyday lives. 

Following an exceptional year they have reflected on their work and selected the moments that showed best the process of learning through perseverance and resilience.

The quote inspired us never to give up. It marked our journey through COVID and online teaching, and helped us  remember that great things come from the small experiments, the mistakes and the many trials that make an artwork.

The artists have written a short statement to accompany their work.  To visit you just need to register at the library door for track & trace.  Please do feel free to pop in and have a look, we would love to hear some feedback from you. 

History & Philosophy – Dr Sally Tye, Faculty Lead for Humanities 

A group of history and philosophy students are taking part in a local oral histories project with Salisbury Museum. Students will have the opportunity as part of this to create some of their own oral histories which can be used as primary sources for their coursework on British Politics 1951-1997. This will not only introduce them to a new historical technique and a wider range of careers in history but also put their coursework at the forefront of historical research.

Careers – Rosie Roberts, Careers Lead

Parents can now access the slides from the Life Skills session on Work Experience using their own email address by following the link in the letter sent to parents before half term.

If your young person has not registered yet then please can you help them go through the slides: