43 year 9 students from Oathall set off in the early hours of Friday morning travelling to Ypres to support their learning about the causes and effects of the First World War. The group visited cemeteries of British and German soldiers across the Ypres Salient, with many of the students stunned by the scale of the loss of life. (more…)
Last Wednesday, a group of year 9 students from Oathall attended a journalism course at the Guardian newspapers London offices, where they got to experience the buzz and pressure of producing a front page using real live articles being prepared by Guardian journalists. (more…)
A group of OCC students took part in a special workshop at Ardingly College yesterday, Sunday 2 March, with renowned composer Alexander L’Estrange.
Alexander’s Zimbe score is a fantastic fusion of traditional African songs and jazz music.
Our musical students will be joining hundreds of others from West Sussex on stage to perform it as part of the Big Sing showcase at the Ardingly ArtsFest in Haywards Heath.
The festival runs from Sunday 22 – Thursday 26 June 2014 and our performance of Zimbe will take place on Wednesday 25 June, find out more here.
As part of their GCSE curriculum year 10 Geography students have just completed field trips to Newhaven and Seaford to study the Coastal Zone and Tourism. At Friar’s Bay, Newhaven they learned how landform features are created by the coastal processes of erosion, transportation and deposition. And at Spash Point, Seaford they gathered evidence of tourism management, and the problems of human intervention in coastal systems.
In September a group of Y11 Geographers went on a residential field trip to West Lulworth and Swanage, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast. The students designed surveys and collected data for their Controlled Assessment about the impact of tourism on West Lulworth. They also studied the coastal landforms and processes which attract the tourists to the area. This included a walk to Durdle Door along the Dorset Coastal Path.
They enjoyed an overnight stay at the Swanage Youth Hostel, relaxing with an evening of ten pin bowling.
Well, we all made it home safely after our fun-filled, musical, Spanish experience! Sorry that we weren’t able to post much whilst we were away but here are a few photographic memories of our trip. Thanks to Emma, Gemma, Miss Driscoll and Mrs Godbolt for their photographs.
UPDATE! See more photos in our Flickr gallery here
Year 7 students participated in 8 different activities during their weekend stay at Windmill Hill.
Every student was given the opportunity to test their nerve in the challenging tasks on offer.
Good team work and encouragement together, with lots of fun, ensured that all students achieved things that they didn’t think possible.
Students in Year 7 have had a fantastic weekend of adventurous outdoor activities at Windmill Hill in East Sussex. If you want to see how they got on check out their Windmill Hill blog.
86 Students and 14 adult volunteers have just completed a weekend of hiking & camping on the South Downs and Ashdown Forest in preparation for the Duke Of Edinburgh Bronze Award Expedition taking place later this year. Apart from a small amount of rain, the weather held out, and aside from being a bit footsore and tired everyone survived the experience !
Updates and photos about the half term ski trip to Austria can be found on the 2013 Ski Trip page.