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From the Head of Academy

posted 1 Jul 2016, 06:35 by kbetteridge@tendringtechnologycollege.org   [ updated 1 Jul 2016, 06:36 ]

This has been a week of celebrating the successes of our students at TTC. The PE department hosted their annual sports awards evening on Monday.  The sporting  achievements of our students, as individuals and as teams are exceptional.  I was struck by the dedication and hard work that each child (and parent) put in to achieving this success.  Our guest speaker, coach for Northampton Saints Rugby Club, John Williams, stressed in his speech, "it’s hard work that gets you there.....you only get out what you put in".  This commitment has also resulted in success for technology.  TTC students  competed in the Micromouse Schools Championship held at Birmingham City University.  They performed exceptionally well with Kaycie Fraser coming first with Bailey Southern and David Cox in joint second place.  In the drag race Daryl Hindle posted the fastest ever time set in this competition.   Not only are our students fast they are also very economical with the TTC Shell Eco team managing to achieve in their final run, 3325 miles per gallon beating many universities including Cambridge.  As a result of this, Tom Philpot, has been rewarded with a weeks work experience with the Renault Formula 1 team. 

A big well done to Mrs Burley and all students involved in the e-twinning project.  Their project based upon migrant integration - 'The new who do you think you are?' was awarded UK overall winner at the 2016 national awards and conference held at the National College for Teaching and Leadership.  This is a fantastic achievement and I have enclosed a link.  

National Award https://t.co/gkP2SQLn9I 

Finally, this afternoon I attended the Year 9 Graduation Ceremony.  It was a very special event, one that celebrated the achievements of the year group as they move from Thorpe campus to Frinton campus.  I left them with a simple Dr Seuss quote to reflect upon "You have brains in your head, you have feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself in any direction you choose."