Nearly 700 students along with 200 pupils from Pakefield High School attended the event on Wednesday the 22nd February 2017; to help them make informed choices about their future. Whether they go to university or into the workplace, the...
Congratulations to all our brilliant Suffolk Scholars on their outstanding achievements!
Exciting futures await. Jessica Austrin, Lily Colton, Rachel Cooper, Ana Elefterescu, Oliver Everett, Jack Holmes, Joshua Sturman, Zoe...
The staff and students at the Lowestoft Sixth Form College are celebrating after receiving the Careers Mark Award for its outstanding Careers in Education Programme. This nationally approved award is given to schools and colleges who...
At the end of the summer term a team of four students, Harry and Jack Adams, Alex Crowley and Charlie Hobbs, travelled to the Scottish island of Arran to undertake the expedition section of their DofE gold award. They had planned a route...
Taster Day is coming! Join us on the 22nd June for a day full of activities where you can meet new people and get a taste of college life. Your invitations will be with you shortly. Look forward to meeting you! 🎭 🎨 🎮 🎸 🎾 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
We are very lucky to have some guest speakers come in next week and speak to our students about their experiences in games design. If you would like to attend please see Dave Chilver for more details. Very excited for this 🎮 BAFTA #gamesdesign ... See MoreSee Less
Week 4: Students enjoyed a sunny afternoon raft building last Wednesday at Oulton Broad Water Sports Centre as part of an 8 week programme during Plus More time. Our students had great fun getting creative building their rafts and trying to keep them afloat!! ⛵ ... See MoreSee Less
Wednesday 10th May 2017 – Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jodi Edington, Daniel Brady, Jordan Dewbery, Luke Page and Alex Preece
After an early start (2:45am) and a short flight (7am) over to Krakow, Poland, we then travelled by coach to our first stop in Oświęcim. Here, we visited the site of the Great Synagogue and had time to reflect on the ‘life of a typical Jewish community’ before the war. We were accompanied by a Rabbi who was able to give a short talk and the opportunity to ask questions about this particular site.
From there, we then made our way to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum and Memorial. On arrival, our group leader from Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) introduced us to our tour guide for the day. We spent approximately 2 hours at Auschwitz I – where we were able to see the various display and exhibits including the newest addition, of a book of 4,000,000 names of those who lost their lives. Researchers are still working on looking for an additional 2million+ names to add to it.
We spent the remainder of our trip walking around the vast site that is Birkenau. Here we saw the living quarters, working areas and the ruins of Crematoria II.
A memorial service was held before we left, readings from 5 students of the 200+ that had attended our trip. This was followed by a Jewish prayer in Yiddish by the Rabbi who had joined us and the lighting of a memorial candle.
The HET have been so helpful, providing seminars before (including a testimonial from a Holocaust survivor, Zigi Shipper) and after the visit, literature and the opportunity to speak to others about our experiences.
A truly heart breaking place, but one that will be remembered forever.
https://www.het.org.uk/ - Lessons from Auschwitz Project ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to the University of East Anglia (UEA) students for coming in to mentor our students in Biology this week.
Jenna has been in twice this week mentoring our students in Maths and Biology. She studied her A levels at South Essex College and came away with an A* in Maths and Biology and an A in Chemistry and Physics. She then studied BSc in Biomedicine at the UEA. Then went to on study MSc in Molecular Medicine and is currently studying a PhD in Cardiovascular Health and Food Bioactives at the Quadram Institute Biosciences. Wow, what an inspiration!
Really appreciate you all coming in and the students really enjoyed the mentoring sessions. ... See MoreSee Less