Students at Varndean College following the Sports Leadership Award alongside their academic studies have once again run another fantastic tournament for the ‘Year 9 Surrenden Cup’.
World renowned film critic David Thomson, made a rare UK personal appearance at the Depot Cinema, Lewes, on 10 March, sharing his insights in conversation with Depot Young Programmers. Three of these programmers were Varndean students: Edie Dams, Carlos Almonacid and Phoebe Ralph, who are participants in this programme.
Varndean College students Chantelle Nye-Smith and Rebecca Williamson have won a life-changing trip to Peru after being nominated by the College for a Journey of a Lifetime (JOLT). Rebecca and Chantelle will be travelling on a funded one-month expedition across Peru, Ecuador and the Galapagos this summer.
Students at Varndean College achieved 5 golds, 15 silvers and 8 bronzes in this year’s UKMT Senior Maths Challenge. Over 82,000 pupils from across the UK entered with the top 10% receiving a gold certificate, the next 20% silver and the next 30% bronze.
Varndean College participated in the Music for Youth Regional Festival at the weekend. Two groups performed - Rose Bullen and Anna Braddick who played "Czardas", a very demanding showpiece, and the Jazz Ensemble who played "When it Rains" by Brad Meldhau. Musicians on this piece were: Isobel Manson, Rose Bullen, Ollie Fabb-Pullen, Myles Blair and Philip Carpinteiro Olofsson.
Jude Birch, a Year One A Level Computer Science student at Varndean College has just been announced as one of the winners in Google’s annual Code-In competition and has won a trip to San Francisco and Google’s Headquarters at Mountain View, California!
Friday 26 January saw the official opening of a much-needed new Science lab in Varndean College’s Hutchins Wing.
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