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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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

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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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