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Year 9 STEM Event - posted 14th Oct

On Tuesday morning 66 year 9 girls took part in a virtual event hosted by Stemettes, a social enterprise which encourages girls aged 5–22 to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.

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SVC’s new Best of the Best Book Award - posted 9th Oct

Our student library assistants have been busy helping to decide the shortlist for a brand new book award. Launching after half term, the SVC Best of the Best Book Award seeks to find out which book from the last few years is the school’s favourite.
The longlist of books was selected from books published in the last few years which have won or been shortlisted for awards like the Carnegie Medal and the Blue Peter Children’s Book Award. These have been narrowed down to a shortlist by staff members and student library assistants.

Will your favourite book be on the shortlist? And which one will take the prize? Keep an eye out after half term to find out and get reading!

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Science masterclass with National Space Centre - posted 29th Sep

Every year, we run Masterclasses for different year groups in conjunction with the National Space Centre. Even during these very different times , we couldn’t miss out! This year, we had a virtual Masterclass run by Sophie Allan, one of the leading teachers at the Space Centre. The lesson focused on Forces and our year 7s even managed to make a hovercraft. The students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Calling All Former Students - posted 5th Feb

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If you’re a former student of Soar Valley College, we want to hear from you!
Your experiences since leaving could help to motivate and inspire our current students to feel more confident in making decisions about their future. We’d love you to join our alumni network and stay connected with the school.
We’ve partnered with the national education charity Future First, who specialise in helping schools like ours to stay connected with their former students.
You can choose how and when you help – perhaps you can act as a career and education role model, provide work experience, become a mentor in person or online, or help with donations, fundraising or even apply to become a governor.
It doesn’t matter when you left us, whether you’re in further education or employment, whether you still live nearby or have moved further away, there are still ways you can help.
In order to sign up, just follow this link and fill in the online form – we promise it will only take a couple of minutes.

https://networks.futurefirst.org.uk/signup/soarvalley

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New Student Library Assistants Take Up Roles - posted 30th Jan

20 students from across years 7 to 10 have recently taken up their new roles as assistants in the library. The students underwent a rigorous selection process which started all the way back in the autumn, including applications and interviews, and received training in the library in January. Their roles include helping other students find new books to read, issuing and returning items at the desk, and creating new displays and activities to make the library an exciting place to be.

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Student Paired Reading Training - posted 3rd Dec

 Sixty enthusiastic and highly committed Year 10 students have just completed t heir paired reading leader training. These students have volunteered to help younger students in the school to read at the start of the school day. Students have undergone a rigorous training programme in which they have developed key skills to help assist younger students to read with confidence. During this session, Year 10 students also received training to review their new skills and experiences to incorporate them in to their PS@16 application in Year 11 and to attain recognition for the volunteering element of the Duke of Edinburgh Award or any volunteering within the wider school community.

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We are a Route to Resilience school - posted 3rd Dec

In the 2018/19 academic year, we successfully took part in a programme called Route to Resilience. This is an evidence-based, practical approach to supporting and developing the emotional wellbeing and resilience of children and young people.

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