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Technology experience for students

Three of our Year 10 students were fortunate enough to be selected for a Careers Week workshop at  international technology company ARM. Based in Cambridge, the boys travelled in each day and took part in workshops, project development and office-based problem-solving. Oliver Pulley, Edward Weekes and Oliver Haley comment on their week: Oli P: Our experience was simply amazing - throughout the week I thoroughly enjoyed all the activities I participated in. ARM, which stands for Advanced RISC Machines, is a company that designs chips used within 97% of technology. Within the week we had multiple tasks to do: the main task was in groups where we worked together for a solution to a problem presented to us by UNICEF. Other tasks required us to create advertisements and work together in cryptography challenge. The skills learnt throughout this experience will benefit me extremely as I had to perform with strangers to fulfil a solution to the problem; giving me good decision-making skills, communication skills and leadership skills as I acted as a leader within the group itself. Overall I would highly recommend for others to take this opportunity if presented to them as it was a highly beneficial and enjoyable experience for me to partake in. Ed: The week at ARM was based around one key problem – chosen out of the three that were supplied by UNICEF – that we had to create a solution for using an ARM processor. After first designing our solution to this problem, we had to create a presentation…

Sunny side up for village fundraising breakfast

Villagers came out in force to support a fundraising event for BVC student and Olympic hopeful Ben Cutmore. Over 200 people attended the Big Breakfast event in Abington Pigotts which was organised by villagers to support the young diving champ. 15 year old Ben Cutmore, of Abington Pigotts, is a year 10 student at Bassingbourn Village College and has his sights firmly set on being selected for the Olympic diving squad in the future. He travels to Stratford Olympic Park in East London  for seven training sessions each week where he is coached alongside Olympic and World Champion Tom Daley. Ben’s passion for diving started when he was just seven and was discovered by a youth sports talent spotter whilst on holiday in Turkey. The Turkish coach encouraged Ben’s parents Karen and Paul to enrol Ben in a diving club when they returned to England … by the age of 11 he had qualified for the British Junior Elite team. Last year Ben continued his busy schedule competing for England in Canada, winning gold and silver medals.   He also competed for Great Britain in the 7 Nations in France and received a gold medal and 4th place as well as entering the Mediterranean Cup in Italy where he won 2 golds and  a silver. At the end of the year he was in Ireland competing against junior and senior divers and he is currently the senior/junior Irish Open Champion So far this year Ben has competed in Norway, winning silver and bronze and earlier this month attended the worldwide junior international…

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