Monthly Archives: March 2013

A Dad’s Perspective on the Public Speaking Competition

This week our guest blogger is a parent, Mr Mark Richards, who tells us about the regional final of the Public Speaking Competition in which his son Alex is the main speaker.  Also, do look out for our boys in the Scarborough News either this week or next! 4:30 Saturday morning. Not the time you want your alarm to […]

Bedtime rules: Why your child needs more sleep

Do you get enough sleep in this busy world we live in?  More importantly does your child?  Are they stressed, depressed, lacking in concentration? We all put so much emphasis on working hard at school, achieving great marks and exam results and don’t forget to play hard too, but what about getting plenty of rest […]

Day 4 of the Rome Trip… Spanish Steps here we come

Day 4. Wednesday 20th February Another sunny day in Rome and we headed out on foot to the strange museum and crypt of the Capuchin monks. The museum was fascinating – my favourite exhibit being a 16th century book of Herbology – but I found the crypt itself terrifying. It seemed to consist of a […]

Day 3 of the Rome Trip… the saga continues

Day Three. Tuesday 19th February. Ostia Antica was amazing! We had wonderfully sunny weather that day which made it even more enjoyable. It is an ancient town which has been well-preserved a la Pompeii. Students and teachers roamed the space marvelling at the sights and scale of the place. The partly restored amphitheatre was fabulous […]

New and Upcoming IT & Computer Game Design Enrichment

Self confessed geek and IT technician at Scarborough College, Mr. Middleton, is keen to share some of the more interesting recent developments in the world of ICT with the students in an attempt to give them real world experience of a rapidly moving virtual world. One new enrichment activity “Computer Game Design” uses a specially […]

Day 2 of the Rome Trip… The Colosseum

Day Two. Monday 18th February We all staggered out of bed at 6.30 am (!) for breakfast at 7 am and a fast route march to the Colosseum for our guided tour at 8.30 am. It was a very busy day in which we heard all about the grisly history of the Colosseum and visited […]

Classical Civilisations Trip to Rome February 2013

Mrs Walsh writes our blog of the Rome Trip… Day One. Sunday 17th February Five adults and twenty three pupils from Years Seven to Nine met in the school car park at 8 am, excited and a little bleary eyed, and after taking leave of our loved ones, we set off in a three mini-bus […]