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Professor Sarah Churchwell gives Fourth Wymondham College Lincoln Lecture

Wednesday 8th February 2012

The fourth annual Lincoln Lecture was given by Professor Sarah Churchwell, Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of East Anglia.

The Lincoln Lecture was inaugurated in 2008 to mark the co-incidence of the bicentenary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, the Golden Jubilee of Lincoln Hall at the College and the opening... Read more »

Visit from newly appointed School Commissioner

Wednesday 1st February 2012

School Commissioner, Dr Elizabeth Sidwell, visited the staff and pupils at The Duke of York’s Royal Military School (DOYRMS) in January.   

The School invited Dr Sidwell, who has 20 years’ experience of running schools and was appointed by Educational Secretary Michael Gove, to demonstrate its success of becoming an Academy... Read more »

Matthew receives offer from Jesus College, Cambridge

Monday 30th January 2012

A year 13 pupil at the Duke of York's Royal Military School has been granted a conditional offer to study mathematics at Jesus College, Cambridge University.

Matthew Garner attended two interviews at the University in December. One interview, with a tutor, tested his mathematical ability, asking questions around the subject. In the second interview, the 17 year old's... Read more »

An animated ICT lesson

Monday 30th January 2012

Sixth Formers at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School saw ICT come to life on Friday. Jamie Denham of Sliced Bread Animation showed students some of the animations produced by his company for clients such as Burger King, Sky and Sony.

The visit was arranged so that students could gain an understanding of what is involved with producing an animated film. Jamie took... Read more »

Bike It Bronze Award

Tuesday 17th January 2012

Senior school pupils at the Royal Alexandra and Albert School have been awarded the Bronze Bike It School Mark by Sustrans, the charity that promotes smarter travel choices.

After the presentation on 16th January, Gayle Amorowson, the Bike It Officer for Sustrans said "the Royal Alexandra and Albert School has taken steps to reduce the number of car journeys pupils... Read more »

Pupils meet Holocaust Survivor

Tuesday 17th January 2012

An audience of over 200, including A Level students, was privileged to hear a testimony from 82-year-old Holocaust survivor Zigi Shipper, as part of a visit organised through the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) to Old Swinford Hospital, Stourbridge.

The testimony was followed by a question and answer session to enable students to better understand the nature of... Read more »

Bryony secures a place in the National Youth Training Choir

Monday 16th January 2012

A year 11 pupil at the Duke of York's Royal Military School has secured a coveted place with the National Youth Training Choir (NYTC).

Bryony Armstrong applied to the choir in September and was called for an audition in Dulwich, London in November 2011. Her letter of acceptance to the Soprano section of the NYTC came through the post this month. The audition required... Read more »

Wrap Up Wednesday

Thursday 12th January 2012

There was a distinct change to the normal school uniform at Wymondham College this week, but it was only for one day.

Students were looking more than usually colourful in an extra layer of hoodies and hats as they took part in wrap up Wednesday as part of 'Big Switch Week' at the College.

On Wednesday staff and students all made a particular effort to turn... Read more »


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