Royal Geographical Society visits Tavistock
On 30th November the geography department hosted two ambassadors from the Royal Geographical Society (Where Paddington Bear goes in London to look for films on Peru!).
Grace and Emily, minus Paddington Bear spent the day with year 7, 8, 10 classes as well as sixth formers looking at the role of geography in society, the responsibility geography has in a sustainable future as
well as careers opportunities from studying the topic.
Through interactive sessions and geography games, RGS Ambassador Grace hopes to return to college in the New Year with the year 9s.
The year 8s reviewed their session Jacob “their use of geographical knowledge and experience made our
workshop great fun”
Becky “there’s no job that we could think of that doesn’t include elements of geography”
Mia “I thought it was good that they gave us a clear understanding on what they do and how we could become like them”.
Paolo “I likes it when we were doing activities about countries”
Last Thursday the year 7 and 8 netball teams went to Launceston on a very wet and windy evening, the fixture had to be played inside due to the conditions. The year 7 girls had a great game with Rubie Hepworth as captain. Grace Maccugowska was chosen by the Launceston team as player of the match which was due to her scoring a couple of great shots. The year 7 team came away with a 3 – 0 win.
The year 8 girls had the opportunity to play two teams, the first team where slightly stronger and we lost by one goal however in the second game we came back even more determined and secured a win. The players of the match went to Kate Hillson and Amy Brimacombe.
Well done girls you showed great sporting etiquette and determination,
once again a pleasure to take away.
Law Court Visits
As part of their A level law studies Tavistock College law students have all attended court this term. Year 12 law students visited Plymouth Magistrates Court, where they were welcomed by local magistrates who accompanied them during a morning in court, seeing a wide variety of cases, from drugs possession to assault and actual bodily harm. These cases illustrated many key principles of the criminal justice system and were a real introduction to the actuality of court life. Year 13 students went to Plymouth Crown Court, seeing the more serious criminal offences, and were fortunate to have Judge Galloway, a highly experienced barrister and Recorder, clear the court to welcome the students and explain his role in the system. His descriptions of memorable cases were riveting and students left with a much greater understanding of the criminal court system.
Mrs Harris and Mrs Lay