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OPEN DAY SUCCESS

We would like to thank students and parents for their support making our Open Evening a great success!

MISSED OUR OPEN DAY?
If you missed our Open Day and would like to have a guided tour to see the school in action during the day, please contact our Office Manager, Marion Sheppard on 01458 832943 to book an appointment.

Hinkley Point Tour

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Year 9  Aspire students have been fortunate to visit Hinkley Point’s EDF Visitors Centre and have a tour around Hinkley Point B.

This was a great opportunity for students to gain an understanding about Hinkley Point and how this nuclear power station works; students will study this topic as part of the GCSE syllabus. Students listened to an interesting presentation which gave them a brief overview of sites A, B and C at Hinkley Point.  Additionally, upcoming job opportunities at site C were discussed which will be completed in 2025.
The tour itself was fascinating. Students were taken through the turbine hall where they were able to see the electricity output from Hinkley B. They then took the lift to the 10th floor and were shown the rods where the uranium is housed. Students observed the control room which looked like something from a Sci-Fi film and finally were able to witness workers suited up in the radioactive suits ready to go and maintain the boilers in the power station.  
The students were a credit to the school and they engaged and participated positively throughout.  The school would like to thank the staff at Hinkley Point for their time and giving the students the opportunity to see how power stations operate.

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Google Expeditions – virtually visiting places all around the world

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On May 9th all KS3 students took part in the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program.

Google Expeditions is a virtual reality teaching tool that lets you lead or join immersive virtual trips all over the world — get up close with historical landmarks, dive underwater with sharks, even visit outer space! It aims to give students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.

St Dunstan’s was lucky enough to be one of the first schools in the country to be able to use these devices as the Pioneer Program moves around the UK. The students were also joined by nearly one hundred Year 5 pupils from St Benedict’s Junior School and West Pennard Primary School.

It was a fantastic experience for all involved.

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Globe Trotters

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On Saturday 29 April a group of “Globe trotters” from St Dunstan’s set off to see Romeo and Juliet at Shakespeare’s Globe, London, as part of the “Summer of Love” season.

The production was lively and entertaining; there wasn’t a dull moment! Strobe lighting, loud music, streamers descending on the audience and a full rendition of YMCA by the cast in full fancy dress (including a dinosaur!) for the banquet scene had the audience laughing, gasping and singing along!

The students, as ever, were a credit to the school and we were very proud to take them to the performance. We were joined by students and staff from Norton Hill who also enjoyed the performance.

The weather was very kind which made the experience even more enjoyable. We are looking forward to the next trip!

Mrs Bevan, Mrs Pulford and Ms Sheppard

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