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Year 10 News - December

The first term has been busy for our Year 10 students and we hope they have a lovely break over Christmas!

It has been a fantastic first term for the Year 10's at the GPUTC, I am so proud of each and every one of them; they all encompass what a GPUTC student should and have all hit the ground running. I was also very privileged to take every one of them on the rewards trip as they were all superstars and met the success criteria with ease; indeed, none of the Year 10 students received a single on-call. On the rewards trip, we went to an escape room, did some Christmas shopping and went to the Cinema. Although the weather was not on our side, and it is fair to say we all got fully drenched, everyone still stayed in high spirits. 

This term, our Year 10 students have had numerous opportunities thrown their way as early as September, and they have thrived in each of these situations. In such a short span of time, many have represented our school by attending events such as Open Evenings, Career Fairs, Mock Interviews, and school trips. Again, at all these events, they have made us all proud. 

I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their contributions to the Christmas Hamper Challenge; they were judged, and the winning mentor group was Terri Hall's. The winning mentor group from Year 10 delivered the hamper to the local food bank, and the winning mentor group from Year 10 and from Year 11 received pizza for a lunch time treat. 

I am already looking forward to 2020 with the Year 10 students and have lots of fantastic opportunities lined up already.

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas and a very Merry New Year, 

Miss Holman 


Year 10 Superstars

In my Literature lesson with Y10En2, Katie S. deserves mention; she always leads the class discussions, and when she has been absent she is proactive in getting what she missed. Katie is also always polite, helpful, and gives 100% effort. Because of her efforts, Katie got the highest in the class for her essay on 'An Inspector Calls' too.

Natalia also deserves recognition because she always asks to read aloud in lesson to practice because English is not her first language. When she struggles on pronunciation of a word, she appreciates correction.

In that lesson, Enrico has been the most improved student in his attitude to learning, and Mohammed and Khizer are two who always contribute insight to class discussions.

Tobi - Mr Hemming's Superstar

Charlie S - is taking part in the Tycoon in School competition.  The team are making and selling personalised chopping boards.  Charlie organised a sales event at his old primary school where he sold out.

Our Year 10 Built Environment class completed a site survey for a project on designing a new coffee shop on the Peterborough Regional College site

This photo is taken on visit of Paul Reeves from Photocentric who make 3D printers. Who spoke to our students about opportunities for careers within Photocentric and doing practical activities with our Computer Science students. Next term we will be arranging for students to have a tour of the site which is within walking distance from UTC.