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July 5th 2016

Twynham Sixth Form - Year 13 Commencement Ceremony

The Commencement Ceremony marks the formal transition from being a Year 13 student at Twynham School to the beginning of the next stage in life.

The sun shone brightly on the afternoon as the young men and women of Year 13 joined with their tutors, senior staff and school governors in celebrating this ‘Rite of Passage’.  It was a glorious occasion with an excellent Alumni speech, this year given by Ashleigh King. 

Ashleigh joined year 12 from Avonbourne School and progressed form Twynham School to read sociology at the London School of Economics.  Since completing her degree she now works for Universal Studios and a senior talent recruiter, mixing with the Stars. Ashleigh spoke honestly about her journey and shared her ‘best tips’ with our students. The speech was both motivational and inspirational.

The same too could be said for the ‘Valedictorian' speech which this year was given by our Deputy head Boy, Niall Pearce. It would be fair to say that his extrovert character came to the fore in a speech that was both reflective and entertaining, culminating in a Rap sung to the rest of the year group, and anyone else on Christchurch quay who cared to listen for that matter.

The speeches were followed by the presentation of certificate and the event was rounded off with strawberries and cream, cupcakes and a celebratory drink. A lovely way to be together as a community and say ‘well done’ to our young men and women as they move on from Twynham School.

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Apr 26th 2016

Twynham School - Head Boy and Head Girl Appointed

Twynham School is delighted to announce the appointment of our new Head and Deputy Head boy, and Head and Deputy Head girl for the coming academic year. The field of applicants was exceptionally strong and the successful candidates were, from left to right, with me, in the photo: Deputy Head Boy, Declan Johnson; Deputy Head Girl, Amy Jones; Head Girl, Caitlin Smits and Head Boy, Oliver Moss. It was an very difficult decision to make due to the outstanding applications this year and Mr Cook, Ms Morris and I agonised over who should be successful. After much deliberation, these were the successful candidates. Declan is taking physics, mathematics, economics and geography. He would like to go on to study economics at a London university and outside of his studies he is a keen surfer. Amy is studying French, English Literature, Music and Philosophy & Ethics. Amy is hoping to study French together with another language ab initio at university. Her interests include music where she is a very accomplished singer, pianist and flautist. Caitlin is taking mathematics, further mathematics, geography and history, and is planning to study mathematics at Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, or Southampton. Caitlin also tutors 5 to 15 year olds for English and mathematics and was a member of the 6th Form netball team which were league champions this year, beating teams with much older players at Bournemouth University and Bournemouth Arts University. Oliver is taking Physics, Maths, Politics and Spanish and hopes to go on to either study mathematics at university or go through commercial pilot training. We feel very fortunate that we have such capable and able students within the Sixth Form and I’d like to thank all those who put their names forward. We very much look forward to working with Caitlin, Oliver, Amy and Declan over the coming year.