BBC Ten Pieces

Hannah Newson Xylophone Felix Carter Mrs Van Galen Rose Fredericks Trumpet

Rehearsing for the concert performance

Since last summer students at Oathall & pupils from 6 Mid-Sussex Primary schools have been feverishly practising and rehearsing in preparation to take part in the BBC Ten Pieces performance. Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning and the BBC Performing Groups that aims to open up the world of classical music to a generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to ten pieces of music. The project culminates today with a concert at the Kings Church in Burgess Hill.

Listen here to a BBC Sussex radio interview about the project.

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MUNGA 2015


More photos of the event can be seen on the college’s Flickr site.

This week, over 35 students from Oathall and St Paul’s Catholic College took part in MUNGA.  The Model United Nations General Assembly or MUNGA involves students in recreating the work of the United Nations.

Students represent countries from across the globe, debating and amending resolutions on international topics. On this occasion, debate issues were on the availability of clean water and poverty. This involved preparing for the event by researching their country’s standpoints as well as gaining a thorough knowledge of a range of moral and political viewpoints.

On the day, each country’s delegation prepares an introductory speech and, just like the real United Nations, delegates both lobby and debate each resolution.  After argument and compromise between delegations resolutions were passed, albeit in amended forms.

We are grateful to Martin Sinclair for his support and for chairing the assembly itself with considerable gravitas.

Congratulations to all the delegates from Oathall and St Paul’s. They demonstrated considerable maturity, enthusiasm and respect.

cake sale 2015Congratulations! We raised £367.95 for Children in Need.

Thank you to everyone who generously provided cakes, cookies and muffins for the cake sale and of course, to Y8 students Kirsty, Phoebe, Lizzy and Emily who organised the event. A great effort from everyone.


Runaway success at Cross Country

Students from Oathall were runaway winners at the District Cross Country competition this week. The event, hosted by the Weald School took place at Jubilee Fields in Billingshurst. Oathall competed against 13 other schools in the district. There were some outstanding individual and team performances demonstrating exceptional determination and team spirit.

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