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BVC tea party for Spanish students

Students from  Escolapios Albacete visited Bassingbourn Village college on the return leg of our Spanish Exchange. Accompanied by teachers Lola Martinez and Francoise Alessandri, 19 Year 11 students from the school in Albacete stayed with families in Bassingbourn and the surrounding villages, having been matched previously when the BVC students visited Spain in October last year. The Spanish students spent time with their English counterparts in school enjoying such delights as a traditional cream tea, a treasure hunt, a basketball match and a presentation by the BVC college captains. One of the highlights was a geography lesson when English and Spanish students alike discovered the complexities of Cockney rhyming slang. In addition to free time spent with their English families over the weekend, the Spanish group also visited Cambridge and London, packing lots of sightseeing and experiences into their trip. The visitors were presented with a framed photograph as a momento of their time in Bassingbourn by Ms Violeta Rios, an MFL teacher at BVC who organised the trip. She said:"It was a great success - the students were all very pleased to see each other again and lots of friendships have been made. "All the students, both English and Spanish, have had an amazing time and they have had an unforgettable experience. All families have also been very happy and had a very nice experience hosting a Spanish student in their homes. "I would like to thank the BVC students, their families and my colleagues at BVC for their help in making the visit…

Anglian Learning Launches Primary Hub

A specialist Primary Hub has been launched by Anglian Learning, adding three further schools to the Cambridgeshire multi academy trust. Stapleford Community Primary School, Fen Ditton Primary School and Bottisham Community Primary School have joined the trust after a period of consultation with their governors, staff and parents. The schools join the existing academies Bassingbourn, Bottisham and Sawston Village Colleges and Netherhall School and Sixth Form. Leading the Primary Hub is Executive Primary Headteacher Prue Rayner, who has experience as a primary headteacher and as a highly-regarded senior Her Majesty’s Inspector with Ofsted. Prue has a wealth of experience within the education sector both in Cambridgeshire and nationally. After graduation from the University of London, Prue’s career path led her to Milton Road Infant School, Fulbourn Primary School and Stretham Primary School in Cambridgeshire. She took on leadership of Caldecote Primary School which saw her assume her first role as head teacher. Prue also has experience of taking on the leadership of a school in special measures and bringing about substantial improvement. During her career, Prue has also developed experience of secondary education and of the provision of education for pupils who have special educational needs. In joining Anglian Learning, Prue has returned to work in Cambridgeshire where she grew up and has spent most of her life. She said: “I was drawn to primary teaching because of my love of children’s zest for life, their ability to learn, to be resilient and to make life joyful. I fully intend to use my experience working…

Community award for BMX star Josh

BVC student Josh Izzard's dedication to BMX racing has been recognised at a community awards ceremony. Josh was presented with the Vince Paige Sporting Achievement Award, dedicated to Vince Paige, founder of the Letchworth Garden City Eagles FC, who passed away last year. Josh has been BMX racing for the last few years and has been selected to take part in the Regional School of Racing, with the potential to lead to future selection of the Great Britain Cycling Team and ultimately to the Olympics and World Championships. He was nominated by by the Chairman of Royston Rockets BMX Club who said that Josh is always willing to help new club members feel included and attends all coaching sessions. The Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards were held at a celebratory reception at Wymondley Priory Barns on Friday 2 February 2018. The awards celebrate people in North Hertfordshire who volunteer and ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference in their local community. Organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), the winners were nominated by members of the public and chosen by the judging panel, which comprised of Cllr Alan Millard, NHDC’s Chairman, Nick Gill, Editor at The Comet, Jack Wells and Steven Roberts of Willmott Dixon, Anne Taylor from North Herts Centre for Voluntary Service, and Claire Morgan from the Communities Team at NHDC. Each winner was presented with an engraved glass trophy, bouquet of flowers and gift vouchers to acknowledge their volunteering achievements. Cllr Alan Millard, NHDC’s Chairman said: "We are delighted that the hard…

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