SMCC awarded as a Champion NCS College

South Molton Community College has been nominated and awarded as a Champion NCS College for 2015/16.

To achieve Champion status, schools and colleges have to meet a number of key criteria in supporting the South West NCS recruitment team showcase the NCS Experience to young people aged 15-17. The status also reflects on the number of young people from within each school or college who grabbed the once in a lifetime opportunity to go on programme in the summer of 2016.

The college has met a range of criteria consisting of, but not exclusive to:

–          Allowing NCS to present to students at assemblies or other year group events

–          Reinforcing key messages to encourage maximum sign ups and turn ups on programme

–          Identifying any students they think would particularly benefit from participation and supporting them to take part

–          Facilitating opportunities for NCS hosted activities (e.g. taster evenings & keep warm activities)

–          Briefing staff internally about NCS

–          Fronting communications to parents and pupils

–          Allowing NCS access to parents/careers evenings and other relevant events

–          Supporting students with any concerns or worries

–          Celebrating the students who have completed NCS and showcase their achievements to other year groups and parents.

Congratulations to all those involved, but in particular to Mr I Jones, Head of Careers.

Inter-house literacy quiz

On Thursday 6th October our students took part in an inter-house literacy quiz – the first of many inter house competitions throughout the academic year. We are very excited about these – the students were fantastic. Thanks to Mrs Sauerzapf and Mrs Hearn for organising. The winning house to be announced in due course!

Our Giant Man

Recent visitors to school may have noticed a new piece of Artwork is now on display at the front of school.

Our Giant Man project started life in July 2014 during activities week and was completed in July 2016! It has involved many pupils and members of staff, who have lovingly embellished him with beautiful intricate designs.

He depicts a figure who is powering forwards, his wings have fallen, but he is holding them up, in order to carry on and get to where he needs to go. He represents STRENGTH, POWER and DETERMINATION- something we can all aspire to.

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