The National Students' Art Exhibition is a prestigious event held in London every year under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists. It has been running for 15 years and features the best young artists in the country exhibiting alongside work from some of our finest professional artists. It is a truly inspirational exhibition celebrating gifted and talented students and Schools are invited to submit up to 10 pieces of artwork for consideration.
Year 10 drama students gave their audience a thought-provoking evening of performances on the theme of Youth Homelessness on Friday 14th July. The devised pieces created by the students explored the causes and effects of homelessness upon young people using a variety of abstract techniques from companies such as Frantic Assembly, Off Balance and The Paper Birds. Audience members were genuinely moved by some of the stories explored and then entertained by a final piece about the silliness of First World Problems in comparison to the other issues presented.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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.
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.