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  • Unexpected Visitor Stalks the Corridors at College

    Friday 27th March 2020 - Wildlife Correspondent, Thriftwood College.While the United Kingdom sits pretty at home, doing their bit to fight the Corona Virus pandemic, on-duty teachers Mr. Fulljames and Mrs. Wood were facing a very different danger lurking at Thriftwood College. An escapee from a local zoo, or a visitor from a travelling circus? No-one could tell, and the full-grown 1.2m tall, 190kg adult male lion certainly wasn’t saying a thing. The word on the street is that exotic creatures could be hiding in plain sight in homes all over the Country, so keep your eyes open and your camera phone at the ready!
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  • Britain’s Got Talent

    Some K5 students visited the London Palladium recently to be part of the audience at Britain's Got Talent which was hosted by Ant and Dec and Simon Cowell.
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  • Presentation Assembly 2019

    On Friday 6th December 2019 we held a Presentation Assembly for our students to celebrate their achievements during the last academic year.
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  • The Moral Story Assembly

    On the 21st November 2019, Thriftwood College held a very special Assembly, where parents were invited to attend, called the Moral Story. Each class took on a different ethical issue including "The Use of Social Media", "War", "Being Different" and "Gender Roles".
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  • Pumpkin Patch Project

    KS4/5 Work-Linked Learning students have been busy on a "Pumpkin Patch Project" with RHS Outreach and the Thriftwood College horticulture team. This is a funded project to transform a grey area of their local community into a green space for the enjoyment of others. The project began with an initial visit to the new plot at the Chelmsford Community Allotments in April 2019. They met with volunteers, did a survey of the area and tested soil.
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  • College Residential to Kingswood in Norfolk

    Class 11JE had a very successful residential trip to Kingswood in Norfolk recently. Students experienced a wide range of activities including archery, abseiling and obstacle courses and were encouraged to be independent and follow a timetable. We also managed to fit in a short visit to Cromer beach too! Everybody worked really well together and tried really hard to overcome various fears and anxieties.
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  • Students visit Pontlands Park Hotel

    The KS5 Hospitality and Catering group visited Pontlands Park Hotel to find out more about the Hospitality business and what it's like to work there. They had a tour of the hotel, asked questions about working there and enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea! Many thanks to Pontlands Park for their generous hospitality.
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  • Students visit Smurfit Kappa

    Students from Years 10 and 11 visited Smurfit Kappa recently to tour their facility and to learn about recycling and packaging. Many thanks to Smurfit Kappa for their hospitality.
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  • Local Artists visit College

    As part of our Work Linked Learning provision, we have been inviting local artists in to the College to display their work in our Thriftwood Gallery and to talk to our students about their techniques and what it is like to be an artist.Our artist for December was Colin Steed, who has been teaching, exhibiting and painting commissions for many years and became a professional in 1998. He has led many courses in this country and abroad and writes for ‘Leisure Painter’ magazine. He is a familiar face to some of our students as he is also a Site Manager at Thriftwood School! On Tuesday 18th December, Colin gave a demonstration of a watercolour painting which the students and staff were enthralled with and was of great benefit to the students.
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