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The Coronation of King Charles III


On Friday 5th May 2023, some of our students planted a Cherry tree to commemorate the upcoming coronation of the King. They did an excellent job digging and planting. 

We have planted it at the front of the college for all to enjoy. We look forward to watching it grow. This will be a beautiful reminder of this significant occasion in British history. 


Street Art Community Project

A small group of our students were invited to take part in a subway art community project in Chelmsford. Four students worked with local artists called Brave Arts who previously worked with our students at the college to create our stage mural. They had a great time and also did something they had never experienced before. The artists were really impressed by the behaviour and skills of our students. 




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  • Break the Bias Art Trail

    Break The Bias Art Trail Thriftwood College students Maria, Lacee-Leigh and Faith answered the call for female artists to submit work to be displayed as part of Chelmsford’s International Women’s Days programme of events. The theme this year is ‘Break the Bias’ and the student’s interpretations of what it means to be a woman were chosen for display on the art trail in shop windows across the city centre. All three canvases were displayed in the window of ‘Linguary’ in The Meadows, alongside work by their Art Interventions mentor, Anna. Cover Supervisor and Interventions Manager at Thriftwood College, Carol, was impressed with the young aspiring artists, saying, “The recently formed Art intervention that Anna runs is already producing amazing results, on a creative and emotional level.
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  • World Book Day

    World Book Day We have had a busy few weeks at Thriftwood College celebrating World Book Day. The pictures from our Extreme Reading competition were fantastic, with staff and students getting involved throughout college. A Key Stage 4 class enjoyed a trip to a local graveyard to take spooky pictures of themselves reading which linked in with their work on ‘Gothic Literature’. A Key Stage 5 class went to the Osea Island Causeway to see the inspiring landscape which featured in the film ‘The Woman in Black’.
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  • Macmillan Coffee Morning

    Our Macmillan Coffee and cake sale kicked off this morning with an amazing display of baking talent. Creative staff and students entered their bakes to be judged during assembly by Mr. Kyndt, Mr. Halliday and Head Judge Mr. Fulljames. Samples were taken, fluffiness and chocolatey goodness was discussed and judges gave their verdicts: Most Appealing Bake to Students – Winner - Mrs Satterly Most Attractive Bake – Winner - Ms Collins Best Tasking Bake – Winner - Mrs Wilkins Each winner was presented with their Amazon gift card prize, donated by Business and Enterprise funds. After Assembly, Year 13 B&E ran the Cake sale, dishing out hundreds of tasty treats to staff and students and eventually raising over £160 in the short hour and 15 minute event.
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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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