Studio School Makes a Big Splash at Red Funnel

Following on from our previous visit to the Columbine Building to see the construction of the new Red Jet, students were invited to take part in filming the emergency video for the soon to be launched Red Jet 6.

The Red Jet crew explained to students how to fit the life jackets and exit the £6 million catamaran safely. Whilst a camera crew filmed the action, students evacuated the vessel using an emergency slide to the rescue raft. ‘I thought I was going to die,’ said Olivia Keeble, ‘the way they got everyone off so fast was really impressive!’


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PR Roles Suit Studio School to a T

During the prestigious La Solitaire BOMBARD Le Figaro single handed yacht race in Cowes last week, several students contributed to the marketing company OC Sport in setting up base in the Race Village and acting as ambassadors for the event, conducting customer research and public surveys over the five day period.


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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

On Monday 6th June, students celebrated the 90th Birthday of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by throwing an indoor street party.

The festivities began with activities such as making of flags, banners & crowns. Baking took place for the occasion and students brought in a plate of food to share with friends. A toast was made by Mr White and the whole school spent lunch together to make this prestigious occasion.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Year 10s are about to embark on their Duke of Edinburgh journey, with a training day and practise expedition. To sign up or find out more information, contact Rob Edwards in the school office.


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Tackt-Isle Adventures

Enrichment on Friday 17th June consisted of a day at Tackt-Isle Adventure Activities in Bembridge. Students took part in a range of water-based activities including kayaking and paddleboarding. Land-based ventures comprised of riding Segways, photo orienteering and raft building.


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Inspiring Tomorrow’s Workforce

By junior reporter Jamie Clark.

On Monday the 27th June, Year 10 visited the Isle of Wight County Showground in Northwood, to take part in a careers fair with a difference.

Students had the opportunity to speed network in an activity called ‘Ask the Business’ where groups of students moved from table to table trying to find out as much information as they could about the 15 local companies that were represented there. Vikoma, Nat- West, the NHS , Betapak , BAE systems , UKSA and the IOW college to name but a few. Industries offered a ten minute sector presentation on what their company is about to help us in students in their career choices. An interesting day was had by all.

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Primary Science Masterclasses

By junior reporter Lewis Gerrard

On Wednesday the 29th June, 57 pupils from Holy Cross Primary School visited the IOW Studio School for a science experience morning.

Pupils from year 5 and 6 were separated into groups and given an experiment to perform. They were given a mix of iron filings, sand and salt and had to separate them into two different piles. They used a magnet to separate the iron filings, filtered the sand and boiled the water to leave a salt solution.

They also explored the difference between hazards and risks and devised a list of rules for the lab. Many pupils had not been in a lab before and enjoyed using the Bunsen burners for the first time. They are now looking forward to attending their secondary schools to be able to carry out more experiments. Some pupils were keen to join us in year 10.

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