Highlights

Weekly Year 11 Mentoring

As part of the ongoing collaboration between partner schools, pupils from Eastbourne College mentor 30 Year 11 pupils from Willingdon Community School, offering support for their maths studies as they build towards their GCSEs. This weekly group, called Roy’s Homework Club after Mr Lawson’s dog Roy, is one part of the intervention many of these

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Reception to launch the Eden Project Queen’s Green Canopy Project

Staff and pupils of the Coastal Schools Partnership attended a reception at the Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne where Sir Tim Smit, co-founder of the world famous Eden Project, launched his exciting plans to develop the Jubilee Way as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy Project to mark her Platinum Jubilee in 2022. Only last week

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Members of the Reconnect Group walk the Jubilee Way

On a lovely Saturday morning in September, members of the Coastal Schools Partnership Reconnect Group of pupils walked the Jubilee Way. This is the woodland and downland track that will be the centre of an exciting development by the Eden Project, the aim of which is to encourage people to reconnect with their local natural

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‘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

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Engineering Interactive Day

Pupils from across our ESP schools, from Years 9 to 10, spent an exciting day at the University of Sussex, attending an engineering event. Especially aimed at introducing this subjects to female pupils as a future career choice, this was a brilliant day. The pupils were given a tour of the department, including the TFRMC,

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Carbon Neutral Conference

A continuation from the Your Town project, where Eastbourne Schools Partnership pupils planned and designed a project they would like to see realised for Eastbourne Town. Students from Eastbourne College launched their ideas for an ESP beach gym at the Carbon Neutral conference in Jan 2020. They were introduced to Georgie Delaney from Great Outdoor

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Saturday Scholars Workshops

A new initiative which started in 2019. 100+ of our pupils ranging from years 7 – 10 are involved with a Saturday morning Scholars Workshop, designed and hosted by Dr Steve Hobbs. Amongst many other exciting discussions, the groups are also working towards designing ideas to be presented to Sir Tim Smit for the creation

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Roy’s Homework Club

We are continuing to support pupils across our schools with a weekly one-to-one mentoring scheme. Pupils from Willingdon Community School and Eastbourne Academy are working alongside Eastbourne College Yr 11, 12 and 13.

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Shirelands Collegiate Academy Visit

Hosted by Sir Mark Grundy. A group of Eastbourne Schools Partnership teachers spent a day at Shirelands Collegiate Academy, West Midlands. Staff were given an insight into Flipped Learning – the concept is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning that reverses the traditional learning environment by delivering instructional content, often online, outside

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Creative Arts Festival Eastbourne

The C.A.F.E gave a platform for Eastbourne pupils to express their talents using a wide variety of creative methods. By using talent locally, part of the festival’s success was the collaborative spirit of young people coming together,  and sharing their work with the community around them. Uplifting performances included drama and music from The Eastbourne

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ESP meet Sir Tim Smit

A group of our students and pupils from West Rise Junior school had the privilege of spending some time with Sir Tim Smit, from the Eden Project in October. He was given a tour of WRJ school, and the young people discussed with him their views on the future of our town and conservation in

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