Movember total update

The total raised so far from 'Movember' is nearly £300 so well done all those that took part. More photos are available to view at the website gallery events section.

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Movember 2013

Well done everybody....a fantastic effort! Total raised to follow shortly..........

More photos are available to view at the website gallery.

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Menin Gate Ceremony

This Remembrance Day, four students from Borden Grammar School were invited by the Mayor of Sittingbourne to attend the Menin Gate ceremony in the twin town of Ypres, Belgium.  The occasion marked the formal start of commemorating the start of World War I in 1914.

 

Students took part in the traditional parade, culminating in two minutes silence at the Menin Gate.  Afterwards, they were given a tour of the town and chance to visit St George's memorial church.

 

http://www.cwgc.org/find-acemetery/cemetery/91800/YPRES%20(MENIN%20GATE)%20MEMORIAL

http://www.lastpost.be/en/x/58/ceremonies

http://www.stgeorgesmemorialchurchypres.com/

 

Students win table tennis tournament

A team of students won the Kent Schools Table Tennis Team Tournament held on 13 November at Medway Park, Gillingham.

 

The team comprsing of brothers Matthew and William hutson (aged 17 and 16 respectively), Nicolas Waters (14) and George Spillett (14) competed in the U19 category and beat off the opposition from Oakwood Park, Highworth and Rainham Mark Grammar schools.

 

The four students now go onto represent Kent in the E.S.T.T.A Butterfly National team Championships in Tower Hamlets in January.

 

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The team with their trophy and medals from the competition.

William Hutson, George Spillett, Nicolas Waters and Matthew Hutson.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students receive prestigious Engineering Scholarship

STUDENTS RECEIVE PRESTIGIOUS ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP

Jagan Annamaraju and Samuel Jonas from were awarded a prestigious Arkwright Engineering Scholarship recently at a ceremony in London supported by the Institution of Engineering & Technology and the engineering company BAE Systems. The two students were presented with their Scholarships by Jonathan Firth, Director of Operations & Projects, Virgin Galactic and met the organisations that are sponsoring their Scholarships – The Mercers’ Company and The Lloyd’s Register Foundation respectively.

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships support young people from across the UK who have the potential to be industry’s future leaders in engineering and technical design. During their sixth-form studies, Scholars receive £600 to support their technical courses and have access to a range of exciting opportunities to learn more about engineering, such as mentoring and company visits. The Scholars’ schools also receive £400 per Scholar.  Jagan won his scholarship whilst at Borden Grammar School, though he is now studying for his A levels at a school in Beckenham.

Scholars are selected following a rigorous selection process comprising a detailed application form, a two-hour aptitude exam and an interview hosted at a top engineering university.

The Chief Executive of the Arkwright Scholarships Trust, Dr Martin Thomas, commented: “This year’s assessment process was extremely tough. Any secondary school can become affiliated to enter students, and this year we had 1371 applicants competing for just 371 Scholarships. Jagan and Samuel, and all of our new Scholars, have absolutely phenomenal potential for future careers in the engineering profession. Congratulations to Jagan and Samuel.

The photos show Jagan Annamaraju and Samuel Jonas being presented with their certificates by Representatives from The Mercers’ Company and The Lloyd’s Register Foundation respectively.

 

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