On a damp Monday evening the music department took 5 violinists; Chloe Ryan, Millie Cridland, Lydia Fitton, Abbie Richardson and Caitlin Davies to Burlescombe for a very special candle lit Carol Service. Some months earlier I had been approached by an organisation that fund raise to support the Medieval Chapel in Burlescombe. This Carol service was supposed to take place in this enchanting venue and help yet further raise funds for the Chapel. However, due to excessive rain recently – the Chapel and nearby court had flooded and the service was moved to the beautiful Town Farm House on the edge of the village.
The five girls were a real credit to the school – played beautifully and led the congregation with confidence.
On Friday 14th our High Brass musicians were treated to a two hour specialist brass workshop by the experienced teacher and workshop leader John Fitton. The group worked hard on a variety of material which they then performed at the High School’s successful Carol service. Perhaps the workshop could lead on to an established High School brass band in the new year!
In recognition of Frazer & Amy's song 'Just Be You' achieving the 20 downloads threshold on the School Record Label, please find attached their YRL Bronze Disc Certificate aligned with our YRL Sales Downloads Awards
Recently the creative and media students made a series of short films about relationships. The students worked in collaboration, undertaking a variety of production roles and were guided by film makers MyPockets. One of the films, which featured the captured voices of other students in school, has won the award for best comedy at the Electric December Film Awards. Their film is appearing in Watershed's Electric December Countdown, Showcasing the talents of young filmmakers across Europe. Over 70 short films were submitted into this years Electric December event, so huge congratulations to all involved.
Creative and media students who made the film, Asking Out Tim:
And also the voice of Che Dedames as Tim, in year 9
I know that the production of the yearbook for our school leavers of 2012 has been unsatisfactory. After lengthy delays in delivery, I am acutely aware that the finished product falls well short of the high standards that I expect from Tiverton High School, and that our students and parents deserve. Clearly as a school we got this one badly wrong and I apologise unreservedly. Whilst there is nothing I can now do to make the yearbook the success it should have been, any parents and students who have already paid for copies are of course entitled to full refunds. Please contact our accounts department and our staff will make every effort to process your refund as quickly as possible.
I am very sorry that for so many of our brilliant students their lasting memories of Tiverton High School should be coloured by such a negative experience. I can only apologise again for the disappointment and, whilst it may be of little consolation, I assure you that many lessons have been learnt.
Tiverton High School celebrated St Andrew's Day with a lunchtime of Scottish culture. Students and staff were piped into the theatre where they were served up with some hearty Scottish fare: Haggies, neeps and tatties, followed by shortbread and washed down with Irn Bru. And whilst the feast was in progress entertainment was provided by video extracts of Scottish cultural and sporting success. Thanks to our cover supervisors Mandy and Kirsteen for organising the event, and to the following businesses and individuals for their generosity in supplying the goodies!
Thanks to: Barrs for the Irn Bru; Besshill Farm Shop for haggis; Walkers and Patersons Of Arran for shortbread; Golden Casket Sweets for Edinburgh rock; Co-Op Tiverton for potatoes; Landrake Farm Shop, West Exe for swedes; Morrisons for paper plates, additional shortbread, haggis and Irn Bru; Tunnocks for caramel wafers, Visit Scotland for posters; Wynn's of Oban for Irn Bru sausages; and to our Piper, Norman Ford who gave his time completely free of charge!
The U16 boys football team have made THS history, going further than any other boys team before. Out of 739 Teams that entered, THS are now in the last 32. They have scored 23 goals in 5 games and conceded only 5. They are waiting to find out who their 6th round match will be against. Well done lads and all the best for the next round!