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posted 9 Jul 2014, 07:40 by


Once again the Summer Bash was simply brilliant! 800+ students and 80+ staff enjoyed the death defying rides, music, food, games, fireworks and the gunging of Mr Rodd. The weather was glorious and the students were reluctant to leave. Our students were excellent. They were so well behaved and they thoroughly enjoyed chasing the staff on the dodgems. I bumped in to some students on the Saturday and they told me it had been "AWESOME!" A huge thank you to all the staff who gave up their Friday evening to supervise and a huge thank you to the students who made it a pleasure to be there. We were all exhausted on Saturday but it was worth it. 

Have a look at the photographs of Year 5 STEM day in College News. Our Year 10 students hosted Year 5 students from local Primary Schools for a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics day. This was fun learning for all involved. A big thank you to the staff who organised and took part in this event. 

Have a look also at the photos from the Year 13 Prom. Again, this was a lovely evening made very special by all who were there, particularly the scooter parade. Some fantastic Vespas and Lambrettas were on display. Good luck to all the Year 13s with their exams. 

Sports day at Thorpe campus was another fabulous event. The sun was shining and the atmosphere was as warm as the weather. The full results and report are in this issue. Well done to the participants, PE department and all the 6th form helpers. 

I received the news last week that Bryan Barker passed away. Bryan was appointed Headteacher of the original Gunfleet school in the late 70s. His task was to amalgamate Gunfleet with the then Landermere school. He moved on to promotion at a school in Whitby in 1983 but it was Bryan who laid the foundations of Tendring High School that became Tendring Technology College. Some parents and grandparents will remember him I am sure. I worked at Tendring High school 25 years ago and he was mentioned with fondness when I joined the school all those years ago.