“Opportunities are like sunrises, if you wait too long you miss them”. William Arthur Ward.
Over the last couple of weeks, our students have been making the most of the opportunities presented to them. A team of Year 7 Mathematicians have competed in the NEMO Maths Challenge against other schools in the area. Against very tough competition, they were pipped to the post by just one point.
Three Year 9 students, Oliver Williamson, Tom White and Bailey Southern, have competed in the Robot Triathalon in Derby. Over three very challenging events the team returned victorious having beaten several university teams. Some of our Year 9 students have also been competing in the Bebra Computing Challenge, including Lydia McFetteridge who scored in the top 1% of students from across the whole country.
Our Year 9s have also had the opportunity to meet Douglas Carswell, who visited TTC as part of the Speakers for Schools Initiative. Mr Carswell spoke to them about broadening horizons and encouraging our students in their ambitions. He made reference to our geographical position on the fringes of London and the wealth of opportunities this brings.
With exams on the horizon and the pressure mounting, it is perhaps important to remember that school is about much more than gaining those all-important qualifications: “The journey not the arrival matters.” T.S.Elliott.
Mr D Woodcock
Head of Thorpe Campus