Orphans in Need: Fundraising sale!

Each academic year, students in their second year at Cadbury College choose to take part in an enrichment activity.  Students can choose from sports options, work experience opportunities, something to complement their learning or support a portfolio of charitiable organisations. This year, the charity enrichment group consists of 20 students, all eager to fundraise and support local, national and international charities by hosting events, sales and activities both in and out of college.

Dedication and determination from our drama students!

Second year Drama students are working towards devising their practical project which will be staged in December 2016. The piece was inspired by a visit to see Kneehigh Theatre’s Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips by Michael Morpurgo at the Birmingham Rep on Thursday 13th October.

Students’ work is also inspired by Frantic Assembly who came into college and delivered a workshop with them, and Theatre Complicite whose work they are studying as part of the course. They have just built their set and have written the script themselves.

Ravinder Jhite said, “The students have worked as a strong team and shown exceptional commitment and organization. They have come into College during half-term to rehearse their piece for a full day of hard but enjoyable work on staging the play. The play is about childhood in the wild and features some stunning scenes.”

Students encounter a world of diversity!

Yesterday, twenty six A level Art, Photography and Creative Writing students visited 3 very diverse galleries.

Reflecting on their adventure, the students and staff talk about their exeriences during the day:

"We began in Reading Gaol where there was an exhibition titled “ Inside” where various famous contemporary artists and writers responded to the theme of being inside a prison and also the imprisonment of Oscar Wilde and the work he wrote whilst serving time from 1895-1897 for being gay. It was quite an eerie and claustrophobic experience for most of us but also a great opportunity to witness how grim life would have been, being confined to a very small cell for 23 hours a day. The accompanying artwork and text was powerful and evocative.

 

Our next stop was the Oxford Modern art gallery.

Cadbury students awarded certificates & scholarships to LIBF

This summer, 9 of Cadbury College's Financial Studies students achieved some of the highest marks in the Level 3 Financial Studies exams in the country.  Their success and dedication to their studies has been rewarded by none other than The London Institute of Banking and Finance, who have awarded them certificates of achievment and scholarships to study a degree course with the LIBF.

Congratulations goes to all the teaching staff in the Financial Studies department, but an extra congratulations goes to the following students who have worked hard over the last academic year to achieve their goals and #BeSuccessful!

Junaid Mohammed
Ryan Owen Jones
Grace Esposito
Mohammad Jonas Daoud
Yousuf Rahman
Talal Yafai
Manaf Hizam
Osamah Bashir
Ali Yafai

Ashlee Roberts: Where is she now?

What did you study whilst at Cadbury? 
I studied English Language and Literature, History, Law, Psychology (AS) and I also completed the Extended Project in A2.

How was your college experience?
I adored my time at Cadbury! The community of students and lecturers were welcoming and warm hearted. Everyone has a like-minded attitude to education and are focused on securing the next step on the way to their dream careers.  I left with a wealthy amount of friends, knowledge and satisfaction.

NCS "takeover" Cadbury College

The ’Takeover Day’ was held in partnership with NCS for all Lower 6th students on the 4th and 5th October.  The aim of the day was to promote the understanding and development of employability skills through activities led by NCS practitioners.

Activities included:

Daniel exhibiting fantastic artwork in Cardiff

Daneil Yeomans joined Cadbury Sixth Form College in 2003 from North Bromsgrove High.  He achieved ABC in his A-Levels, in Art, Design Technology and Media Studies, and has gone on to achieve fantastic things in the world of art and design.  He went on to study at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, where he trained using a technique known as ‘sight-size’ favoured by many of the masters such as Velasquez, Sargent & Van Dyck.  In-keeping with his training, Daniel continues to paint only from life under natural light, and has a purpose built studio in the Welsh countryside, Montgomeryshire.

Over the next couple of weeks, Daniel's portrait of ‘Montgomery Town Crier’ will be displayed at the Welsh Assembly ‘Senedd’ in Cardiff.

Prior to this exhibition, Daniel's work has been showcased at a variety of exhibitions and events:

Melody Hossaini and NCS inspire students

On 20th September 2016, Melody Hossaini visited Cadbury Sixth Form College to talk to students about reaching goals, dreaming big and achieving all that they set out to do. Previously a star on Alan Sugar's The Apprentice in 2011, Melody is now founder and CEO of InspirEngage International after beginning work in the youth sector at just 13 years of age.  

As part of their #SUCCESStour, Melody joined NCS at Cadbury College to talk to our students about her journey, and how they too can achieve their big dreams if they take opportunities and are determined enough to see it through.  

Students enjoy their KickStart Experience!

The summer holidays are a great time for our students to recuperate after the academic year.  However they are also a fantastic opportunity, particularly for first year students, to build up some experience and prepare themselves for their upcoming second year and beyond.  Four of our students decided to grab the opportunity with both hands, and they signed up for the KickStart Programme run by the Springboard UK charity.  Springboard’s KickStart programmes are open to school and college leavers (16+) who are undecided on their career plans and is designed to help them in their career decision making, which is particularly helpful at a time when gaining a foothold on the career ladder is particularly difficult for young people.

Physics students are flying high!

This month saw our first year Physics students complete the annual Cadbury College air rocket competition, hosted by our very own specialist Physics teacher, Ian Kemp.

Every year, the students are provided with a brief to build a rocket out of paper and card that will fly the furthest distance when propelled by compressed air from the rocket launcher.  The students spend around 4 hours constructing, testing and perfecting their designs, before taking them outside to take part in the competition.