By Harvey Taylor, Head of Visual Arts, 15 June 2020

Great news – the BBC has selected two pictures submitted by two our students to the Sixth Form College Association  "At Home" online exhibition to feature on the BBC News website.

The pictures, can be found HERE

Well done to Charlotte Cater, with her painting entitled 'Escape":

And to Lily Goodey for "Nick via the Internet" :

Facemasks for NHS Workers

By Gillan Scott, Design & Technology Dept, 17 April 2020

I was able to pick up our 3D printers from college on Thursday and have been running a face shield production line at home for NHS workers since then. My wife is a GP in Felixstowe and through her I have been able to distribute them to the staff at the town’s GP surgeries and district nurses working on the front line. The headbands are being printed on our two 3D printers using Plastic PLA filament, the screens are clear polypropylene acetate sheets and the straps are made from large rubber bands. I can produce 6 a day/42 a week as each print takes six and a half hours. So far 32 have been made and we have enough resources to produce several hundred more if needed.

Science Laboratory Protective Equipment donated to NHS

By Graham Rayner, Assistant Principal , 1 April 2020

Seven boxes of protective kit from our science dept (including protective gloves, masks and goggles) have been delivered to a collection point in Chelmsford for use by the NHS

A level Drama students see "The Visit" at the National Theatre

By Fiona Bush, Performing Arts, 2 March 2020

On Thursday 27th February 100 A level Drama students, from year 1 and 2, went to The National Theatre London to see a production of Friedrich Durrenmatt's "The Visit", recently adapted by Tony Kushner. "The Visit" is a set text for the A level course, so invaluable for students to see a professional production of this play. It is also another production that they can write about in the productions essay in their written exam. This production was set in the run down New York district of the fictional Slurry. It was fantastic to see how balconies could be flown in, a huge revolve can work to reveal different locations, a live jazz band can set the mood, alongside highly professional performances from the whole cast, headed by Lesley Manville and Hugo Weaving. 

Students also got to see a costume exhibition in the National Theatre foyers; some of them even saw Matthew Horne in the foyer and got their photo taken with him! (pictured with Emma Buckingham and Merrion Flower)