Axe Valley Academy

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April

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Congratulations to Shaun Gould

Shaun had his first boxing bout on Friday night at St George’s Hall in Exeter. There was a packed house to watch local amateur boxers take part in 12 bouts. Shaun was fighting in the 65Kg weight class. He came up against a more experienced boxer and narrowly missed out on a points decision. It was fantastic to watch Shaun in action. He took the fight to his opponent and showed both tremendous spirit and stamina. His next bout is in Chardstock towards the end of May. Thanks to all the boys who made the trip to Exeter to cheer him on. We were all proud of him. Well done.

March

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Axe Valley Community Bio Diesel Project

   
Lots of our Sixth Form students have been working on the Bio Diesel Project. The project which is being led byMr Colville had some exposure in the local media this week. Please click here to view the BBC report.  

 

Congratulations to Jess Watkins

Jess recently sat the scholarship exams for Aberystwyth University. She passed with flying colours and was awarded with financial help towards her studies and probably more importantly an unconditional place on her chosen course. This is fantastic news and well deserved. Well done Jess.

Axe Valley Community College vs Sidmouth

There are some games you look back on and wonder how you failed to get anything out of it and this was a classic example of that. Morrison hit the bar in the first minute after a great ball over the top from Moughton and that seemed to sum up the game. The woodwork was rattled a few times, the keeper was in top form and kept Sidmouth in the game.

Some sloppy defending helped Sidmouth take the lead and that lead was doubled shortly after the re-start by a great strike that left Vincent with no chance. Wyatt moved up front in the second half and he tormented the Sidmouth defence.  We pulled a goal back and went close to equalising in the final seconds but it wasn’t to be. Final score Sidmouth 2 Axe Valley Community College 1

 

UCAS Convention

Thanks to all students that came along to the UCAS Convention. We hope you had a productive day and are now more informed about the opportunities that exist in furthering your education after the Sixth Form. Please visit the Higher Education and Job Hunting page for more information on applying to University.

 

Axe Valley Community College vs Woodroffe

The second game of the season was a must win game for us. Strengthened by the return of Videan to centre half and the switch of French to goalkeeper, the boys had a solid defensive base to build on.  A clean sheet was a must after last weeks game and a clean sheet was achieved. The game was looking to be heading for a draw but two goals in the last 15 minutes from Luke Morrison and Tom Vincent meant we had our first win of the season.

Road Traffic Collision Event

We had a fantastic session on Tuesday 9 March  with Devon And Somerset Fire and Rescue Service who led a number of workshops on Road Traffic Collisions. The event finished with Bryony, Sam, Chloe and Ryanne being cut out of a car. Thanks to all the Firemen who helped with this event.

 

Demonstrating the impact RTC’s can have on the heart

 

 

Hydraulic cutters are used to cut the corners off the car roof

 

 

Once all corners and the windscreen are cut, the roof is removed

 

 

The casualty is removed through the rear of the vehicle

 

Axe Valley Community College vs Colyton

The first game of the season was a strange one. Whilst the boys played some great football in the 10 minutes before half time to claw back a 2 goal deficit, they struggled in the second half and lost out narrowly. The final score was 8-2 to Colyton. The photograph of Tom below shows the effort the boys put in. Next match vs Woodroffe.

 

February

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Congratulations to Laura Gould who has recently been appointed as East Devon’s Youth Press Officer. Well done and good luck with your new role.

We are starting to plan this years Summer Prom. If anyone has any suggestions, please feel free to share them with Mr Horn and Mrs Levi.

Challenge Day 3 will be happening on March 31. You deserve the chance to go somewhere and have a fun day out. People seem to like the idea of Thorpe Park and Paintballing. If there any other suggestions, please pass them our way.

January

Welcome back and Happy New Year. This term we have some events to look forward to and some dates for your diary.

UCAS application deadline is January 15 (now January 22 due to the snow). Please complete your applications as early as possible.

February 9 is Challenge Day 2. We have Geoff Wake coming into the College to speak to students about the role of NATO in the modern world.

March 15 is the UCAS Higher Education Convention at Westpoint Exeter. This is a compulsory trip for all Year 12 students. There is a £2 charge to cover the cost of transport. Buses leave at 8.50am and will return by 3pm.  Please make sure payments are given to Mrs Levi.

The following web address is useful to help students prepare for the day.

http://www.ucas.com/events/howtoprepare/

March 31 is Challenge Day 3.