National Fencing Championships
Good Luck to, Alice Bannister, Rachel Bentley, Millie Stocks, Ellen Robbins-Wilkinson, Hannah Wilson, Louis Foster, Tom Lewis and Luke Burkinshaw our Hope Valley students who are representing East Midlands at the British Youth Fencing Championships this weekend in Sheffield.
Year 8 Faith Walk
Students and staff set off from HVC early on a lovely sunny Thursday morning to visit three different places of worship, to learn about their different faiths and beliefs.
First stop was the Medina Mosque in the Abbeydale area of Sheffield. We were met by a volunteer from the mosque. He showed us how Muslims practise ablutions when they have entered the mosque to pray. We were shown around the mosque and had a talk about the Muslim religion and given the opportunity to ask questions. We couldn’t have been made more welcome. We were surprised to learn that members of all faiths are welcome to pray there.
Next stop was Sheffield Cathedral, where we were shown around the more modern parts as well as the places which date back to Norman times. The guide was very informative, although we struggled to hear her over a band that were rehearsing. We met the Canon of the area in the Canons’ meeting room, which was beautiful. The Canon was very keen to answer questions on Christianity and the church today.
We had wonderful sunshine during our picnic on the grass outside the cathedral, then we went onwards to the Buddhist centre(s). There are two in Sheffield. We were met by two volunteers there and had another very interesting talk about what it means to be a Buddhist and how Buddhists live their lives with a goal of becoming enlightened. We all took part in a meditation session, which Buddhists spend time each day doing. It was very relaxing and Buddhism has been proven to be a very healthy choice of lifestyle and to reduce stress.
May 2015 HVC Community Book Club
Young Enterprise 2015
Our Young Enterprise team have had a very successful time of late. The team have developed an iPhone and iPad application to help students in their day to day College life.
Year 11 Parents Evening - Wednesday 6th May, 6:30-7:30pm
Parents of Year 11 students are invited into school to for an important update on progress in English following the recent mock exam. Students will be given their exam papers to bring home to discuss with parents and will also receive data which breaks down their performance across the different units in English and a current 'working at' grade based on Controlled Assessment combined with their mock exam performance.
Mr Middleton will offer guidance to parents on how they can best support the students' preparation for the June exam and make the most of the mock exam as a learning experience. Past history shows that this evening plays a significant role in moving the students forward and improving on mock performance.