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From the Head of Frinton Campus

posted 28 Apr 2017, 04:45 by Amy Deamer
As I sit down to write this, our Year 11 GCSE PE students are busy with their practical examinations; typical British weather means it’s raining and slightly dull. However, this has not dampened the spirits of our students and PE staff who are determined as ever to succeed and gain the highest scores.

Frinton Campus this week has felt ever so slightly quieter with over 90 students engaged in their work experience placements, I sincerely hope they make the most of the time at work and can bring back new skills, motivation and a sense of direction that will benefit their studies at TTC. The remaining Year 10 students have today had the excellent opportunity to be involved with ‘Mock Interview Day’, as mentioned in last week’s College News. Initial feedback from employers has been extremely pleasing. The employers I spoke with commented on how wonderful the students were through the interviews. I hope all students involved in this process found it beneficial.

With the GCSEs underway, very shortly I will be sharing with you the end of term arrangements for our Year 11 students. Keeping with the popular topic of GCSE exams, I happened to watch ‘Child of our time’ the BBC series with Professor Robert Whinston that follows the lives of children born in year 2000. I watched with interest as the children now aged 16 and their parents talked about the stress of examinations. Professor Whinston then commented on how exercise can help reduce stress and went on to explain the science behind it.

I absolutely agree that regular exercise is a great way to help our young people. If you can encourage your son/daughter to be active during exam season it just may help reduce their stress levels and get them out in the fresh air.

Mr C Collins
Head of Frinton Campus