YR 11 Prom

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We have celebrated the end of an era with our Year 11 students; with a leavers assembly on Wednesday 26th June; showing five year’s worth of wonderful memories and culminating in a ‘big bang’ send off.

On Friday 28th June, we gathered together one final time for the prom at the stunning location of the Antrobus House in Amesbury. The students arrived in plenty of style and looked incredible. A huge thank you to Donald Capewell; a friend of AVC and the parent of former students Ashley and Harriett, who took these striking and magnificent photos for us.

We hope the students had an amazing evening; our wood fired pizzas were delicious and the chocolate fountain proved to be a big hit.

Special thanks to Sue Lucas, Angela Reeve, Fiona Richards, Nik Kilminster and Sara Seale for help and support and for Mr Owen; who came back from a private event due to high demand from the students.

Rounders Competition

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Avon Valley College entered two teams, YR 9 & YR 10, at the Level 2 Rounders Competition on Wednesday 5th June 2019. The teams competed against St John's, Stonehenge, and Pewsey Vale School.

Both teams played really well with the YR 9 team demonstrating some fantastic batting and fielding skills. They lost by only 1 1/2 rounders to the eventual runners up, Pewsey Vale. They lost to Stonehenge and the AVC YR 10 team, but managed to draw against St John’s.

The YR 10 team won the whole event winning all their games, which means they have now qualified for the Wiltshire School Games in July. An amazing team performance and well deserved.

Congratulations to: Aimee T, Lindsey A, Nicole T, Rachel A, Eleanor F, Aaliyah B, Lauren W, Megan K, Emily B, Charlotte D, Mhurron S.

Aimee M, Caitlin S, Chelsea G, Sovaia N, Nina B-M, Ellie T, Jasmine S, Grace S, Demi A, Kiara W, Franlani W.

Darcey Bussell Dance/Fitness Final

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Congratulations to the following YR 7 students who performed at Salisbury Cathedral in the Darcey Bussell Dance/Fitness final on Saturday: Jaz, Mphatso, Lily, Brooke, Emma, Elise, Rosie, Emily & Charlie. Avon Valley College were one of seven schools participating.

Unfortunately, we did not win, but the students were amazing and enjoyed the performance by magician Maddox from Britain’s Got Talent. He showed our students a trick before performing on stage and part way through he’s performance, he persuaded Jaz and myself on stage and then levitated Jaz of a table!!

The students also had the opportunity to meet Darcey Bussell (by Mrs Harries).

Democracy Week

Avon Valley College held a ‘Democracy Week’ last week, during which students found out in tutor time about how our political system works and the key elements of a democratic society. Students completed activities around this theme during the week.

Mr Owen and Ms Butterworth also gave an assembly on the Brexit debate – which prompted some lively discussion! Students who attended the assembly were asked to vote Remain or Leave – the results are now in, and were conclusive! 70% of students voted Remain, 30% Leave. Students engaged really well with this theme, and it has been great to see political discussion taking place in tutor groups and around school. The AVC result was much more clear-cut than the original referendum!

Some students were asked to give reasons for their votes…

“I voted Remain because I want to be able to work and travel easily in Europe in the future” (Year 10 student)

“I voted Leave because I want the UK to be able to decide its own laws” (Year 7 student)

“I voted Remain because I want Britain to be a welcoming country” (Year 11 student)

“I voted Leave because I want more money for our country” (Year 7 student)

Level 2 School Games

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The first ever Level 2 School Games Festival took place at Avon Valley College this week. Nathan David British Dodgeball Ambassador in the South of England who plays for the England team attended the festival and led the warm up and over saw the officials. Nathan had previously attended the last two Wednesdays and delivered sessions to the Year 8 boys during the PE curriculum PE, including
practicing techniques and discussing tactics.

Unfortunately the festival only saw Avon... Valley College enter teams, but we had four Year 8 and two Year 7 teams.

The competition was split into two—one for students who haven’t represented their school and the other for those students who have represented the school.

The Yellow team will now go on to the Level 3 Final in Marlborough on Wednesday 10th July 2019.

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