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Sixth form Geography Students on Dartmoor
Students from Tor Bridge Sixth Form 'A' level Geography on Hay Tor, Dartmoor on Tuesday 22nd April. The students are measuring the impact of tourism on rural honeypot locations. In this photo they are measuring footpath erosion.
Lessons from Auschwitz:
Tor Bridge students' emotional journey through history
“WELCOME to Poland”, the tour guide says cheerfully. “We are now leaving Krakow on our way to Oswiecim – known by its German name of Auschwitz – formerly the site of the largest concentration and death camps in Europe during the Third Reich.” As opening gambits go, this one is hard to beat. I am joining a group of 200 sixth form students as they embark on what promises to be the school trip of a lifetime.
The Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Record Car visits Tor Bridge High
Tor Bridge High was recently privileged enough to be visited by the new British-built, land speed record car, the Bloodhound SSC. The car is currently in production in Bristol and will make use of a solid-fuel space rocket and the engine from a Eurofighter Typhoon fighter to try and achieve a new land speed record for a car of over 1000mph.
Three of our best student engineers recently entered the Babcock apprentice challenge held at Devonport Dockyard. The competition was tough with several other local schools hoping to take home the silverware, competing in a variety of technical and practical engineering tasks working with Babcock apprentices. An inspiring and memorable day for the team involved learning about marine engineering careers and the vast world of science and technology that is used in this industry. One of the highlights of the day was a tour of the submarine HMS Courageous, which provided fantastic insight into how engineering can provide solutions to the most incredible design challenges, such as living and travelling under the seas. Pictured are engineers Dan Butler, Matt Ambrose and Rob Selley.
“Team TBR” (TBR – Tor Bridge Racing)
Greenpower Racing offers students the chance to build and race electrically powered vehicles with competitions at regional and national level. It is well established as a great way to bring on our next generation of young engineers. Click Here to view our website
As our new school is now complete we have been working with the University of Oxford on a project called ‘Design Matters?’. We are one of five schools taking part in the project which looks at the impact the new school design has on teachers, students and parents and the way they all engage in the education of our young people. Various members of staff have been interviewed and the University have identified 32 students who have come to us in September from Tor Bridge Primary, Leigham Primary and Thornbury Primary. They will be tracking these students to find out what they think about the new buildings, what works and what (if anything) could be better. All Year 7 students have also been asked to write down how they’ve settled in to secondary school life. For more information please visit the Design Matters website. Just click on ‘Schools’ and Tor Bridge is School E.
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