University Challenge

On Wednesday 12th July 10 UCTC Sixth Formers took the trip to Heathfield Sixth Form to take part in an inter-college University Challenge against Hailsham, Heathfield and Uplands.

The UCTC team consisted of: Ben Ricketts (Team Captain), Megan Roser, Perry Petracopoulos and Jacob Bartlett. The Challenge was composed of 8 rounds; History, Science and Maths, Literature, Art and Popular Culture, Sport, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, and Quick Fire.

Year 7 Geography Field Trip

On 20th June the Geography department took year 7 out on the annual summer trip to Ashdown Forest, Arlington Reservoir and Firle Beacon.

This trip gave students the opportunity to  look in detail at the influence of the geology on the scenery and human activity at each location.  This ties in with the Local Area and Geology work we have been doing this year in year 7 geography.

Summer Concert

 

The final concert this year will be on June 30th at 7.00pm, and will be a charity event in aid of PAPYRUS. Tickets: £5 for Adults £3 Students/Concessions will be available on the door.  Charlie Damazer (Year 12 student) is organising this, and has asked if anyone would like to donate a prize for the raffle for this great cause, please would they contact him for information by email: 11ccdamazer@uctc.org.uk

Year 8 Salters' Chemistry Festival

On Tuesday 13th June four Year 8 pupils, Ben Chevassut, Elenor Nyren, Isabel Nyren and Edward Peasgood, attended a Year 8 Chemistry Festival at the University of Brighton.

They were nominated by their Science teachers for continued enthusiasm, hard work and consistent high results all year, and then selected through an application process.

South of England Show

South of England show 8/9/10 June

The South of England show is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and our display of 'Edible bugs' is proudly displayed in the Countryside Hub.

 

Eco club students, under the guidance of Clare Brown (Art teacher) and Hollie Hughes (year 9), have produced a display of insects made from recycled materials along with real insects that are intended for human consumption. The idea is that possibly, in the future, we will be eating insects as a main source of protein as much of the world does now.

 

Science News

Antweight Robot Challenge

 

Working with STEM ambassadors from Stem Sussex a number of year 9 pupils in spend several hours in science lessons designing and building their antweight robots to compete in a robot wars challenge. The science behind engineering a protected, nimble and sturdy robot were discussed and prototypes trialled and developed.

 

Mock Election report 2017

The 8th UCTC Mock Election took place recently, with it's aim to produce a useful and educational experience to expand everyone’s current political knowledge.
 
The debate occurred on the 5th of May at 1:20pm, with Liberal Democrat’s Chris Bowers, Labour’s Angela Smith, Conservative’s Nus Ghani, Green’s Davy Jones, and an Independent Peter Griffiths (formerly attended under UKIP).
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