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November 2019

At 11am on 11th November students, staff and governors at the College marked Remembrance Day
with a two minute silence. All students from Year 9 paid their respects by attending our own College
Remembrance Service around our Remembrance Memorial with readings by George Clark, Lily
Damazer and Ella Brown and the Last Post played by Tom Bradbury. Thank you to everyone for a
very moving service.





Castle building in Year 7

Would be William the Conquerors enjoyed
huge success in the classroom when
challenged to design and build authentic
medieval castles. They were judged on
accuracy and creativity - and with Christie
Hart's gingerbread design, taste! Everyone
did a fantastic job, but the overall winners
were Charlie Hamilton Andrews, Christie
Hart, Lily Egleton and Holly Curd.







Particle Physics Masterclass at the University of Sussex Trip

All our Year 12 Physics A Level students were given the opportunity to visit the Particle Physics and
Quantum Physics labs at the University of Sussex. Particle Physics is one of the first topics our A Level
students cover, and this was the perfect introduction for them. At Sussex, our students were looked
after by various experts in this field. They gave their time up to give our students tours around these
state of the art labs, give them lectures, as well as guide them through using the same computer
program that these researchers use to analyse data they collect at CERN.








Masterchef 2019

The annual Uckfield College Masterchef competition​ took place this week with a selection of chefs
from across​ the year groups​ taking part in a bid to show off their culinary skills​. ​With a wonderful
array of ingredients and prizes being provided ​by the Rotary Club of Uckfield. The winner will go
forward to the District round on the Rotary Young Chef Competition in the new year, and Rotarian
Howard Dingwall was on hand to present the prizes.

The standard o​ f dishes this year was again very high.​ The judges​,chefs Matt Ridley of the Highlands
and Martin ​Doyle ​were extremely impressed​ with the amazing food our students produced. Over the
two hour cooking session e​ very student​ that took part performed ​very well ​to professionally produce
their two chosen dishes​. The winner was Poppy Beard in Year 10 with runners up prizes being given
to Alfie Morrison (Y8) and Sadie Chant (Y12).

The winning menu comprised of a main course of Saffron Ravioli with Ricotta ,Basil and Prosciutto
filling served with a tomato sauce and dessert of Passion Fruit Pudding.

This year the ‘Dish of the Day’ award for an outstanding food item, was awarded to Robyn O’Connor
(Y9) for her delicious Cardamom and Bayleaf Choux Eclairs

Well done to every student who applied and took party in this year's competition as always you have
made the Food Department of Uckfield College extremely proud.













Drama Evening impresses audience

Year 10 Drama students
performed extracts from
a range of scripted plays
to an audience of family
and friends on Friday
18th October. Students
successfully presented
playwright’s intentions in
original and exciting
ways in a range of styles
and genres. Both their
drama teacher and
parents remarked upon
their impressive
commitment, maturity
and progress. Their hard
work definitely paid off.
Well done to them all!







Y9 and 10 Drama Students have a scary time in London!

On Tuesday 19th November, drama students from Years 9 and 10 travelled to London to watch the ghost
story, The Woman in Black, at The Fortune Theatre. The students, who initially asserted that they
would not be scared, thoroughly enjoyed being made jump by screams and slamming doors and
appearances from the woman herself. Many hid through several sections and most admitted to being
far more frightened than expected!
The students were a credit to the college and a delight to take to the theatre - we received
commendations from members of the audience following the show about how well behaved our
wonderful students had been and our coach drivers were highly complementary too.
Photos are courtesy of The Woman in Black website.




Uckfield College PTA very kindly
funds BookBuzz, an incentive
from the Booktrust

BookBuzz is a scheme where participating schools
give their students the opportunity to choose their
own book to take home and keep from a list of 17
titles suitable for 11 to 13-year-olds. The books are
all carefully selected by a panel of experts to ensure
quality, suitability and to encourage reading for
At Uckfield College we offer this to every student in
Year 7 every year, but only because our PTA very
kindly pays for this. The books are excellent, offer a
wide range of genres and cater for all tastes.




Volunteer it Yourself visit Uckfield College

Volunteer it Yourself (a Community
Interest Company) visited Uckfield
College on Friday 25th October.
They ran several interactive and
practical workshops for Year 10
and Year 11 Engineering students
including ​employability skills and an
introduction to the trades sector as
a career.
The presenter was engaging,
friendly and relevant and his
interactive workshops focused on
communication. Our students
enjoyed the workshops and gave
their full commitment; working very
well together in mixed teams.




Open Doors Project

Uckfield College took part in East Sussex County Council’s Open Doors, an innovative project that
allows students to see real workplaces and have authentic conversations with employers.

This year we took Year 11 students to Metaltech in Hailsham where we had a presentation giving an
insight into their company and then had a tour of their business. At the end there was an informative
talk about further education, future careers and the world of work. In the afternoon we had an
interactive experience of Gatwick Airport Careers.




Year 7 hockey Festival at Beacon Academy

We took 15 Year 7s to develop their hockey skills and then play in mixed games with Beacon, Uplands
& Chailey - all had a great time, played some good hockey and some wonderful “singing” on the bus
on the way home!




Year 7 Football win North Wealden schools' football

A huge well done to our Year 7 boys' footballers who won the North Wealden Schools football
tournament on Tuesday afternoon. Joining us for the tournament were Chailey, Heathfield and two
teams from Beacon. Uckfield College also had two teams entered (A and B) with the B team finishing
in 1st place gaining an impressive 11 points from a possible 15. Our Uckfield A team finished in 3rd
place with 7 points. Well done to all boys involved in a superb afternoon of football!

Uckfield A- Charlie Gill, Ollie Pope, Tom Barrett (C), Louis Peeters, Seb Smaldon. Sonny Causton, Joey
Garroch, Jack Wren and Toby Morrall

Uckfield B- James Robinson, Zach Moore, Ollie Fowler, Teddy Wren, Jayden Jeffrey, Bailey Harris, Jack
Meier and Thomas Hill




The Year 8 & 9 Girls' Football

The Year 8 & 9 Girls' Football Tournament was played here at Uckfield yesterday on the 3G. There
was some great play from all schools - Beacon, Uplands, Heathfield, Chailey and Uckfield.

The Uckfield Year 9 team came through as Champions!

Great work by the BTEC boys Jack, Spike, Kian & Justin who ran & officiated the competition. Well
done all!







Badminton News

On Thursday 14th November our badminton teams competed in the North Wealden Area round of the
National Schools' competition. Heathfield, being the only other school to attend, travelled to Uckfield
for the annual match that always produces some great games.

Our Key Stage 3 girls had a resounding 5-0 win. The Key Stage 3 boys unfortunately lost 1-4 despite
some very, very close scoring games. The Key Stage 4 teams both won - the girls comfortably 4-1 and
the boys went to 2-2 needing to win the final doubles game, which the boys did with confidence. So
the 3 winning teams go on the County round of the competition in the New Year. Well played





Week ending 25th October 2019 
All the sports news and results from the week!!
6th Form County Cup goes to sudden death penalties!

The U19’s had a great game against Bexhill College on Wednesday, it finished 2-2 after extra time, so
it went to penalties, in fact it went all the way to the 14th penalty to separate the two sides,
unfortunately for our u19’s we missed that penalty and Bexhill secured their place in Round 2. A really
good game though, with some great goals and good football played by both teams, MOM was CB Joel



Andrews, who scored an absolute screamer of a goal and defended incredibly well. The next game is
the county league against Stars College on Wednesday 6th November.

Y9 Rugby Team v Warden Park
Uckfield 2 - 12 Warden Park

A valiant effort by our U14’s but Warden Park were just too fast, too strong, too powerful and too big.
Good effort boys, you all showed great resilience, stand out performances from Ben Smith and Milo
Rayner Parkin.




Y7 Football Team
beat Warden Park 4-1 in Round 2 of the County Cup

These boys are shaping up to be quite a force on the football field, beating a very good Warden Park
Team 4-1 to go into the 3rd round of the County Cup, well played boys, great performances from
Toby Morrall, Sonny Causton and MOM Seb Smaldon.




U15 Girls Football Team v The Weald School

Well done to our u15 girls who had their 1st 11 a side game of the season against the Weald School,
it was a great game but our inexperience showed at times and we conceded 3 goals in the 1st half,
we improved in the second half and defended much better, and only conceded 1, despite numerous
chances though we failed to score so the game finished 4-0. Great performances from Hannah
Chevasut and Milly Whiteway Roberts, but WOM goes to the captain Sophie Carpenter who had her
work cut out marking one of their county players who was at least 1ft taller than her.
Follow us on Twitter!!! To keep up to date on all the Sports news from Uckfield PE department follow
@UckColl_Sport on Twitter. Thanks for reading
Mr Topping




Showjumping News

On 23rd October 2 Year 9 students attended a NSEA competition at Duckhurst.
Charlie Collins and his horse Snow Train (aka Dilly) represented Uckfield College along with team mate
Emily Allardyce-Bassett on Heather.
Charlie and Dilly completed 2 beautiful rounds considered she is a very green horse still. They
finished on 4 faults in first class 60cm and 8 faults in the 2nd 70cm. 4 faults is classed as a pole or a
Emily Alladyce-Bassett had an unfortunate 4 faults in 70cm and 8 faults in the 80cms. She did some
super fast turns and considering Heather had not been out since spring they both showed so much
Well done to them.




Please keep in touch!

We always love to hear news of our students’ achievements out of College, so please do e-mail to
keep us updated with the fantastic range of activities they are involved in. Please e-mail details to
Toni Fletcher,​ ​[email protected]​.​ We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you.


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