Trudie Godfrey

X-Calibre scholars sessions

Year Nine pupils from Coastal Schools Partnership schools are taking part in six workshops during the course of the year run by Dr Steve Hobbs. The group is called X-Calibre Scholars, and Dr Hobbs has been very impressed by the willingness of these pupils to engage in these intellectual sessions. Having looked at making connections in … Read more

Festival of Creativity & the Environment

On Thursday 16th November 2024, Over 100 young people from across our partnership came together with key members of the Environment Agency, The local authority and members of the House of Lords select committee plus other leading environmentalists to spend a day looking at the effects of global warming and coastal erosion, the event was … Read more

GCSE Homework Club

As a member of the Coastal Schools Partnership (CSP) we’re delighted to announce that a weekly maths homework club run by Eastbourne College Year 12 mentors for a local secondary school has led to some very pleasing GCSE results. Of the 27 Year 11 pupils from Willingdon Community School who received 1:1 support from our … Read more

LTA Schools Tennis Day

Over 100 pupils from our partnership schools took part in an excellent tennis day run by the Lawn Tennis Association on Friday 17 June, in which they developed a variety of skills using the courts at Eastbourne College. This is the first time a special day like this has been put on for the Coastal … Read more

Knepp Rewilding Visit

Knepp Estate is a large private area that since 2001 has embarked on a series of regeneration and restoration projects aimed at nature conservation – or ‘rewilding’, as it has come to be known. The 3,500 acre land – once intensively farmed – has been devoted to a pioneering rewilding project. Using grazing animals as … Read more

Reconnect Group-Outdoor Learning

Following on from our (several) rambles along the Jubilee Way over the past 2 years, the pupils from the Reconnect group have really got to know the surrounding area and the challenges it faces. The CSP are very fortunate that this has lead to a collaboration between ourselves and Ecotecture, a local Ecological Design company … Read more

Saturday Basketball Club

A new initiative starting this month is our Saturday morning Basketball Club. Two partnership schools will be sharing this experience. As well as being coached by a professional in basketball, they will also be developing valuable teamwork, communication and other skills. We also hope this will promote positive new friendships with the pupils from the … Read more

Youth Engagement Project

We would like to congratulate St Catherine’s College on being chosen as one of only three schools in England to support the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change committee in a Youth Engagement Project this year. They will give feedback to the committee from pupils linked to how best to deliver lessons on changing … Read more

Art on the Line 2021

Following the success of our first Art on the Line project launched in 2015, the Eastbourne Station banners have been updated this week to represent the growing amount of schools from the Eastbourne Schools Partnership. Art on the Line and Southern Rail are proud to support this exciting project and to display the high calibre … Read more

‘Making Natural History’ Environment Conference

25 years ago, 850 children from 92 countries came together in Eastbourne, England to discuss their concerns about the destruction of the natural environment. This extraordinary and pioneering event initiated by children was made possible by adults. A tremendous achievement at the time and one that garnered international attention. The young delegates shared and discussed … Read more

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