Inspiring Author Visits

SMCC has welcomed two fantastic authors this week, as part of the Appledore Book festival Schools Programme – with both sessions following a spooky and sinister theme.

On Monday, Fleur Hitchcock had our students taking part in a creative writing workshop, where they had to produce a piece of chilling writing with an air of increasing tension. Our students produced some amazing work.

On Wednesday,  John Townsend enthralled us with spooky stories about mysterious beasts and many students shared their own tales of terror. John was highly entertaining and very amusing.

Thanks go to both authors for inspiring us and giving us their time.

Another great event organised by Mrs Sauerzapf, our librarian.

Boys Football News

A great afternoon of football today as we welcomed Ilfracombe Academy to SMCC for games in Years 8, 9, and 10.

The Year 8’s put in another good performance in their 1-1 draw. Joe scoring the goal for SMCC. Ryan was player of the match for his strong performance.

The Year 9’s had an impressive victory winning 6-2. Goals from Cohen, Rob, Luke (2) and Will (2). Player of the match went to Luke for his excellent display in midfield.

The Year 10’s were unfortunately defeated 7-4 in another high scoring game. Goals from Jacob, Reef, and Alfie. Alfie was player of the match in a skillful display.

Many thanks to all involved. In particular Harry, Shane, Leo, Jack, Loui, Connor, Josh and Izaac who did a great job in officiating the matches.

Year 7 Boys Football Team

The Year 7 boys football team were involved in another high scoring encounter this week. Despite a committed and promising performance they lost 6-3 to Ilfracombe. Our goals came from Tom (1) and Sam (2). Player of the match went to Aaron for his impressive display in midfield.

Well done to all the boys involved. Mr Potter

Surf Trip

It was a great surfing trip to Westward Ho! this week. The students who attended were a credit to the school throughout the afternoon and it was a pleasure to accompany them.

Well done to all who were involved in the trip. Mr Potter and Mr Godwin

Careers Evening

Tonight year 11 had the opportunity to meet representatives of the local colleges and 6th form centres. They had the chance to start their post GCSE planning. The range of Post-16 provisions could be explored A’ levels,  vocational, apprenticeships and more.

Thank you to all the providers who turned up for this information evening.

Well done Mr Jones for organising such a worthwhile and informative event.

Congratulations to our staff from the Governing Body

To all who work at South Molton Community College.

As members of the governing body, we all want to thank and congratulate you all for the very successful results achieved in Year 11’s exams this past summer. You have our support as we all face the usual challenges of a new academic year.

We all hope to be both visible and fully engaged in supporting the leadership, staff and students in continuing to build on the academic, social and pastoral success of the school.

We look forward to sharing in another successful year with you.

Andrew Redpath and Arthur Symons.
Co-chairs SMCC Governing Body

Another trophy for SMCC Show Jumping Team

SMCC show jumping team were asked to lead the South Molton carnival again this year. The horses and pupils did so with real pride. These ponies are used to a competing environment and were asked to do an event out of their comfort zone. They all behaved in an impeccable manner, a real credit to the pupils that work with them.

Well done to Jess, Lily, Chloe, Rachel, Alice.

Mrs Twyble was also there to support, encourage and cheer on our students.

The girls won first place in their category and have a trophy and rosette which are now on display in the trophy cabinet in school.

SMCC Show Jumping Team lead the South Molton Carnival

On Saturday representatives of SMCC’s show jumping team (most recent over all winners in the North Devon Schools Show jumping League) led the procession in the South Molton Carnival. This is the second year that they have done this.

Tack and turnout were impeccable, complete with hooves painted in SMCC purple. The plaiting of manes alone must have taken hours.

Our students were magnificent. Some sporting sashes and rosettes from their recent win. They won the “Animal” class of the carnival before the procession began. The horses were calm and interested, despite the terrifying noises from the pirate ship float.

A huge thank you from us to our wonderful, supportive parents, carers and grandparents who arranged for the team to take part. They also transported the horses to the town centre, collected money for charity during the procession and picked up after the horses along the route.

Thanks also to our students, who never balk at giving up their time to work as ambassadors for their sport.