Newsletter 2

Welcome to this week’s bulletin!  As we approach the Christmas Please see below for a reminder about holiday dates and return to College for the Spring term.

News

Some fantastic news from the sports world this week; we are pleased to announce that the Year 10 Basketball Team won a match (by one point!) at the London Basketball Association this Wednesday. Well done to the team. We are now hoping to launch further sports teams at the UTC. Please get in touch with me if you have any ideas for this.

Open Evening – Thursday 7th December

The UTC will host its second Open Evening Event for prospective students and parents this coming Thursday, 7th December. The College day will finish at 2.30pm this Thursday 7th December, to allow time for staff to set up for the event. If your child would like to volunteer to help us at Open Evening, please ask them to inform Miss Whyte.

Term dates

As detailed in a recent letter home from Miss Barker, the UTC Christmas Holiday dates and start of next term are as follows:

Term dates

  • Wednesday 20th December 2017 – final day of term before Christmas holiday
  • Monday 8th January 2017 – first day of new term

Please refer to the recent letter from Miss Barker for details about the change of date to the start of next term.

Book Donations

The UTC is now collecting reading books donated from students, parents and teachers to create a place for quiet reading and book loan in the College. If you have any books you feel able to donate (fiction, non-fiction, of any age or ability), please bring them in with your child / ward and ask them to hand to Ella at Reception or to Miss Evans. Fiction books of interest to students aged 14 – 19 are preferred, but many types of books are useful and of interest. Many thanks in advance for your support.

Key information

IMPORTANT – Year 10 students must bring their PE kit to College on Tuesdays. Please kindly contact Ms Evans if there are any problems with kit.

PE

A reminder that Year 10 PE will take place at the Black Prince Trust Sports Centre (Gibson Rd, Lambeth, London SE11 6PT) from now onwards.

Students will be dismissed from the Sports Centre at 4.30pm on Tuesdays at the end of the PE session. If you are not happy for your son/daughter to depart directly from the Sports Centre, please email me at the address below to organise alternative arrangements.

Year 10 Physics message

Students will be learning about the physics of car accidents in lessons. Please contact Miss McLoughlin should this represent a sensitive topic for your son /daughter so that considerations can be made.

Extending Learning at home

Subject of the week: Engineering

A useful Engineering website to explore with students at home

Why not visit the Tower Bridge Experience? Step inside the most famous bridge in the world and explore its iconic structure, spectacular views and Glass Floor, fascinating exhibitions and atmospheric Victorian Engine Rooms. This experience covers both mechanical and structural engineering, Follow their ‘Walk of Fame’ to discover some of the unsung heroes of Tower Bridge. Uncover their stories and soak in the atmosphere of the working Bridge in one of London’s true hidden gems: the magnificent Victorian Engine Rooms.

This is a great way to encourage your child’s engineering passion whilst providing fun for all members of your family.

Visit the Tower Bridge Experience

Please be advised it is cheaper to buy tickets online than buying them at the event.