Chef Tilly through to the next round

Chef Tilly through to the next round

Congratulations to Tilly Vickery in year 10, who has beaten very stiff competition to reach the next round of the Rotary Young Chef Competition at Merton College on Saturday 29th February.

Tilly worked calmly and effectively throughout, producing some very exciting dishes including caramelised onion and goats cheese tart, stuffed chicken, fondant potatoes and roasted tomatoes, and creme brûlée with redcurrants. Feeling hungry yet?!

Well done Tilly – good luck in the next round. Thank-you to Mrs Smeaton for giving up Saturday to accompany Tilly.

Hamburg 2020

Sixth form international work experience students get a taste of Germany

Eleven of our year 12 and 13 students emabrked upon a week of work experience on Monday January 13th in the fascinating German city of Hamburg. Placements range from businesses to kindergartens and hospitals.

On the Sunday before the work began, the students took the train to Berlin to enjoy a day’s sightseeing. Hightlights included climbing to the top of the Siegessaule (Victory Column – 285 steps), the Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag

This is always a fascinating trip for the students, and often helps shape university choices.

Saludos del BFI

Saludos del BFI

Our year 8 Spanish students showed off their considerable language skills at the British Film Institute on Wednesday January 8th.

Many students volunteered to have time on the microphone, in a hall full of students from many different schools, and everyone was a perfect ambassador for Sackville. 

A special shout out goes to Joe EastcottJamie Evans-Saramiento and Will Woolley who volunteered to perform on stage!

Thank-you to all of the students for their hard work, and to Ms Spearman for organising.

Carol concert 2019

Sackville Carol Concert 2019

Parents, carers and members of the community were treated to a truly uplifting carol concert at St Swithun’s Church on Wednesday 18th December.

With perfectly delivered readings from our year 7s, and some truly inspiring musical contributions, this early celebration of Christmas proved why it has become such an eagerly awaited fixture on the Sackville calendar.

It’s almost enough to make you wish it was next December already.

West Sussex Music Service

West Sussex Music give concert at Sackville

Students from years 7, 8 & 9 were invited on Tuesday December 17th to a small concert to enjoy a variety of classical music pieces and learn more about the different instruments of the orchestra.

Many thanks to West Sussex Music for providing this opportunity.

If students wish to have instrumental or singing lessons at school they can apply through the West Sussex Music website www.westsussexmusic.co.uk.

Christmas cooking in Food Technology

Year 9s and 10s are cooking up a storm for Christmas …

Our year 9 and10 and hospitality and catering students have been getting into the spirit of Christmas this week! Makes you hungry just to look at these.

Y12 Performing Arts

Year 12s (and the odd 13) dazzle with interpretations of Wilde and Kafka

Congratulations to our wonderful year 12 performing arts students, who have worked tirelessly this term on two pieces of interpretative work, based on Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest and Kafka’s Metamorphosis.

Though these are well known texts, the students’ work took an original slant, with the audience spellbound throughout.

We always say this, but the performinag arts are alive and well at Sackville!

Pictured here (left to right) are Dan Bowdery, Amber Davies, Sophie Charman, Jack Charlton Nevitt, Oliver Howland (year 13), Alex Flude, Aislinn Goss and Maddie Wrigley.

Year 9s enjoy Christmas festivities in Germany

Year 9s enjoy Christmas festivities in Germany

Our year 9 students are spending the last weekend of term in Germany enjoying that country’s incomparable Christmas festivities.

The students are away till Wednesday December 18th. An action packed trip of course involves plenty of classroom based activities, but the bulk of each day is spent on excursions.

These include a visit to the Christmas markets in Aachen, shopping visits to various Christmas markets in Cologne, an introduction to the history of chocolate at the must visit Chocolate museum with its freestanding chocolate fountain, and a tour of the magnificent Kölner Dom that survived much of the Allied bombing during the Second World War.

Students will also have the opportunity to spend the day at the Phantasialand theme park; another popular tourist destination.

Top of the Bench 2019

Sackville students are (nearly) ‘top of the bench’

Each year we send a selection of our top chemists to the national Top of the Bench competition. This year Tom Salter and Grace Kolter (year 9) Matthew Botten (year 10, pictured) and Sophie Taylor (year 11, pictured) represented Sackville.

The students are really put through their paces in this competition, with a practical section followed by some seriously testing multiple choice questions. We didn’t quite make the top two, who go through to the next round, but our competitors were strongly commended.

Well done to our team and thank-you to Mr Groves and Mr Langford for organising the trip.