Suffolk New College students and staff together with the College Chaplaincy and the Christian Youth Ministries (CYM) today celebrated Remembrance Day with a ‘Garden of Remembrance’ mural on the wall in the College atrium. Students picked their choice of flower; a poppy, sunflower or forget-me-knot, then wrote a positive message and pined it on the wall.
Suffolk New Academy is in the process of changing leadership but the Trust and Sponsor, Suffolk New College, would like to reassure parents and the public that the priority is the quality of the education for the pupils. The Department of Education has raised concerns at the 2013/14 results and the 24%, A* to C for five GCSEs including Maths and English, which needs to be significantly improved upon.
College student Nadia Colley was thrilled with the opportunity to work with celebrity chefs at the Aldeburgh Food & Drink Festival.
TV chef Thomasina Miers, a former MasterChef winner and founder of the Wahaca group of Mexican restaurants, and Michelin-starred Galton Blackiston, from Morston Hall in Norfolk, were on hand to give Nadia some tips.
The annual Freshers' Fair hosted by the Suffolk New College Students’ Union, which was held in the College Atrium on Wednesday 17th September, was a great success.
Many local businesses and volunteering charities attended, promoting their businesses and causes, with lots of offers for students to take advantage of.
The aim of the fair was to provide access to information, help and support for students and staff at the College. But there was a fun side, too, with a number of sporting activities on offer, including; handball, with Olympian Louise Jukes offering taster sessions, canoe machines, touch rugby, dodgeball and parc golf to try out.
Lewin Goulbourne, Students’ Union President, said; “We try each year to create a fair that provides lots of information for the students and also encourage them to get involved in non-curriculum activities, too. We really appreciate the support and thank the many local businesses and charities that supported us this year.”
At Suffolk New College, 58% of all students’ results were graded A*-C, with an overall 96% pass rate.
Teaching staff who were judged as outstanding by their colleagues and through external moderation have received a special ‘thank you’ at Suffolk New College.
More than 60 staff reached the grade this year after being observed by line managers and 40 attended a ceremony at the college’s Shelley’s restaurant.
Over 1,000 students, guests, sponsors and supporters attended Suffolk New College’s End of Year Celebration.
The event was split into two sections; the morning presentations which included students from the Creative Arts, Sport, Environment & A level and Enterprise and Technology courses, and the afternoon presentations which saw Commercial services, Health & Childcare and Construction & Engineering course students also take to the stage to celebrate their success.