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Wildlife Captured!

Our Post 16 photography students have captured some more stunning images from their strategically placed camera trap. They are always very excited to retrieve the camera to see what has passed by. This time they have captured a Fox with her cub and a magpie in flight. The pictures are then processed by the students […]

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Car Show Success

The weather was amazing on Sunday for our Car Show, Craft and Vintage Day. We are so grateful for all the help and support we received on the day from our staff, running stalls, providing refreshments and being on hand to help where needed. You really went above and beyond. Thank you. We would also […]

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GCSE Artwork

For her GCSE Art exam, Dolly, a student in class Arne, has created a living sculpture around an apple tree on the lawn outside of Carmel House. Dolly has used the tree as the centre for her wheel design, with ‘spokes’ radiating outward creating something that looks completely natural in the environment. The inspiration for […]

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LEAP Students Create Music

In their Learning Enrichment Activity Programme (LEAP), Students Katherine, Kitty, James, Harrison, Annabelle and Charlotte have been enjoying mindfulness sessions run by Furzey staff member Dan Cook. They have created their very own mindfulness music using specifically chosen instruments to create a soothing repetitive beat. This music will be made available across the school for […]

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Treehouse Theatre

The students enjoyed two terrific performances of Treehouse Theatre’s summer panto ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ on the 9th May.  The panto was immersive and interactive with the students taking part in some of the scenes. The cast had bags of energy and there was lots of boos and hisses from the students as well as […]

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Students visit the theatre

Last Wednesday some of our Drama option students from Pergins, Arne and Furzey had the exciting opportunity to watch ‘Sister Act the Musical’ at The Mayflower Theatre in Southampton. This was a fantastic enrichment opportunity for our students and they really were exemplary representatives for the school throughout the whole day. A big thank you […]

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Running for Lauren

A huge well done to all participants in last Saturday’s 5k your way event at Upton House. A team of former and current staff completed the course in memory of our friend and colleague Lauren Newman. A fantastic £894 was raised for Cancer charities. Thank you to everyone who sponsored their efforts.  

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Bamboozle Returns

Wednesday 26th April saw a welcome return to school of the Bamboozle Theatre Company. They are currently on tour with their wonderful show ‘The River’. Four performances were held, with one class attending each for an intimate sensory experience. The students enjoyed an immersive journey from the river’s source in the mountains as it flows […]

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The ‘VECs’ Factor

  We had some fantastic entertainment on the 29th March as we held a special Victoria School version of the ‘VECS Factor’ student’s talent show. In all, 17 acts took part (and a surprise staff act), ranging from singing, dancing comedy and some special class films. Our judges Sean, Charlotte, Hugo and Lisa had the […]

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Thank you! Ferndown Golf Club

  We are extremely grateful to Ferndown Golf Club who have presented us with a cheque for £5000. Head of Therapies Gemma Milne collected the cheque on our behalf at a special presentation event held at the club. Over £47,000 was raised during their Alliss Invitational Charity Day last September, providing mobility assistive devices, power […]

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