Hour Of Code
Week commencing 8th December, all of Key Stage 3 and GCSE Computing and ICT students have once again taken part in 'The Hour of Code'.
This is the second year of the week long, world wide incentive to introduce students to computer coding. Over 70 million students have taken part world wide, working towards the goal of 100 million people trying to code. Read more...
Asda Bag Pack
Isambard students supported the Swindon Foodbank on Sunday 7th December raising funds and collecting food donations at Asda in West Swindon.
We were overwhelmed by the amount of support the community gave to all the students and we would like to express our sincere thanks to all those who donated. The Foodbank arrived at 3pm to collect what we had raised so far, and at that point, it was over half a ton of food. We had also raised an incredible £1037.38 in cash donations. Read more...
STEM Challenge Day
On Monday 24th November sixty of our Year 9 students spent a fantastic day with three engineers from First Great Western. The day was funded and run by the Smallpeice Trust, a charity working to engage students in STEM subjects; Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The focus of the day was to for the teams to design, cost and construct of a defensive sea wall and railway bridge, a task based on the Dawlish sea wall repairs that took place earlier this year.
The teams’ efforts were judged by the visiting engineers and congratulations go to team 5 (Lewis, Ali, Naomi, Harvey , Chloe and Olly), who won based on the performance of their design, and on their fantastic teamwork.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the day and learned a lot about working in Engineering.
Children In Need 2014
Thanks to the generosity of our students and their families we had 21,119 coins donated on Friday for Children In Need, these coins have all been counted and we can reveal that we were able to raise £475.79! Thank you again to everyone who donated, the coins will be taken to the bank in the next few days.
In case you missed it, every tutor group was asked to create a piece of artwork linked to Children In Need using their coins. You can see the result of 8 Earth North's effort here.
Lions Club Peace Poster Contest
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. For more than 25 years, millions of children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest. The theme of the 2014-15 Peace Poster Contest is "Peace, Love and Understanding."
Work by Isambard students was celebrated on the 11th of November with an event where the judges selected the 3 winners. Adam (Year 8) won first prize and his work (pictured below) will now be entered for the next stage of the project at regional level. Runners up were Chloe (Year 9) and Amy (Year 8). All shortlisted students received certificates for their work. Read more…
Isambard Food Drop
A team of Year 10 students volunteered to coordinate a series of food drops with Swindon Food Bank. There has been an amazing response to our Food Drop campaign and we would like to thank everyone for their very kind donations.
We have received a fantastic 1872 items from students and their families and thanks to their kindness many local people will benefit from these goods. Read more...
On Friday 12th September 2014, 18 Isambard students and each head of house, Mr Child, Mr Hatcliffe, Mrs Humphrey and Miss Tucker ‘slept rough’ in the school street to raise awareness and money for Threshold, a Swindon based charity that supports homeless people around Swindon.
Students took part in a session led by Threshold’s Simon Bennett and made their own shelters out of cardboard boxes. After a cold evening, they enjoyed a cooked breakfast courtesy of Mr Child and Mr Hatcliffe. Congratulations to all the students who gave up their time for this cause.