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Local WVC NHS Fundraiser gathers momentum - posted 11th May

Witchford Village College have been at the forefront of an NHS fundraiser since the college closed, just prior to lockdown. The fundraiser for the Addenbrookes Charitable Trust, challenges students, staff and the local community to walk, run or cycle 5K for the NHS and donate to their JustGiving page.

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The Female Lead - posted 1st May

Now more than ever, there is a need for a strong sense of community. That’s what The Female Lead society at Witchford Village College has tried to establish. The Female Lead is a charity, which hopes to tackle the issues of low self-esteem in women by reducing gender stereotypes and providing realistic role models that young women can aspire to be like. As word spread of the society, so did the numbers, by the third session there were over 30 girls all openly discussing the question: ‘What makes a good role model?’ Looking forward to the future, hopefully The Female Lead will seek to rise the community of girls at Witchford by championing supporting one another, rather than tearing each other down.

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WVC Fitness Challenges - posted 29th Apr

Witchford Village College have been keeping incredibly active since the Coronavirus Pandemic caused the college to close. The #HealthySelfie Challenge was setup by the PE Department to give students, staff and their families an incentive to keep fit and healthy during this period. The engagement has been phenomenal, with over 2000 entries in the first three weeks of the challenge. Keeping physically active during the pandemic is so important, not only for our physical health, but for our mental well-being too. The initiative will continue whilst the college remains shut, with different challenges to take part in each week.

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WVC Book Club Skype Andy Briggs - posted 11th Mar

Prior to lockdown, students from our well attended Book Club enjoyed a lunchtime skype Q & A session with Andy Briggs in the new college library. Andy is a screenwriter, graphic novelist and author who has written on movie projects such as ‘Judge Dredd’ and ‘Foreverman’ and worked for Spiderman creator Stan Lee. He has also worked on TV projects for Syfy, Netflix, ITV and Amazon.

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National Careers Week at WVC - posted 6th Mar

National Careers Week 2020 started at WVC weeks ago with preparations to hold careers events for as many of our students and feeder primary students as possible. During assembly and form, all students took part in careers activities that linked nicely to our half term theme of Society.

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Debate Mate Competition - posted 6th Mar

Witchford VC’s round of the Debate Mate Competition, organised by Lucy Fraser MP QC, took place today. Our teams debated the motion ‘do prisons work?’. Students had to develop arguments that held despite personal beliefs which was impressive. The winners, Hope & Bethany will now go on to debate in Parliament with Alison as their reserve. Well done to Madeleine, Lottie, Adam and Alexander who debated well, and to Grace who played a supportive role.

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Goat Project Update - posted 4th Mar

The goal of keeping four pygmy goats at WVC has taken a step closer. Fundraising activities took place throughout the summer term to raise money to create a suitable environment for the goats and to fund their on-going costs. The goats will be school pets and college house mascots. The maintenance of their environment and welfare will be an ongoing duty that all students can contribute to, teaching them about responsibility.

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