After School Computing Club

This is an After School Computing Club. The Year 7’s are working on to build a computer and the Year 10’s are creating their Adventure Game on Python.
Picture 1: Ryan (building the PC) and Stephen (assisting Ryan to gather parts for the PC)
Picture 2: Steven, Abi and Waleed (at that very moment, Waleed had no idea why his code was not working, he almost gave up. But he managed to spot and rectify the error to create his game).


Huge thanks to Fay and the Team at  #ThermoFischer for organising an incredible year 11 and 12  #STEM morning
#Real life science application #Career pathways #Inspiring the next generation.

District Cross Country

Last Thursday year 8 and 9 completed in District Cross Country which took place at the Leigh Academy. We took our largest ever team of 19 students.

All students were extremely well behaved and each student gave their all when taking part. It was very pleasing to see how our students held their own, as they competed against some very strong grammar and private schools.

Each race had between 60 – 80 students involved. James  and Ewan will both probably go through to the next stage to represent our district in the County Championships later on in the year. Here are some our our results – weil done to all who took part!

Children In Need 2019

This year to raise funds for Children in Need Staff took part in a Bake Off against each other. Staff paid to enter the competition with all the funds going to Children in Need. Staff and students voted and there was a 3 way tie for the winner – Congratulations go to Miss Ibrahim, Mr Orsborne and Mr Baldock.


Year 7 Reward Trip

Yesterday, Mr Young took 12 year 7 students on a reward trip to Bluewater Cinema to see ‘How to Train your Dragon 3’ for achieving 50 plus Class Chart points.
All students were a pleasure to be with. They had excellent manners both with staff and members of the public.
A massive congratulations to all students who achieve this milestone and made a fantastic start to UTC life.

Year 7 Senior Tech Support Team

Mr Basit, Teacher of Computer Science had Year 7 students providing Senior Tech support (within their reach) during his Computer Science lessons.
Students solved technical problems and shared any exciting technological news.
The team managed to get a promotion for their outstanding enthusiasm for computing from Junior to Senior Level in Module 1.
For rewards, they have received Class Chart points for being inquirers and knowledgeable, postcards home and a day off from homework in the week when they have shown great commitment, hard work and dedication.
Renata  (7W)
Stevie  (7W)
Tilly (7W)
Alex  (7Z)
Ryan  (7Z)

Remembrance Day Service

Today the Leigh UTC held a service for Remembrance day.

All students and staff across the UTC took part in the service and 2 minute silence along with special guests: Clive Barker – Vice Chair of Governors, Steve Leahey – Principal, Frank Pendergast – Parachute Reigment, Bill Gladden – 6th Airborne, Armoured Reece Regiment and Alec Borrie – SAS member.

At the end of the service students were able to ask our guests questions about what it was like to be Paratrooper regiment and to serve for our country.
We would like to take this opporutnity to thank our guests for taking part in our very special ceremony.

Keep an eye out on BBC South East tonight at 6.30pm as the service was filmed and will be shown tonight.

#RemberanceDay #Poppy #UTC #STEM 

Engineering Week

As part of our Engineering Week year 10 and year 11 had a visit from Sparschatts on Thursday last week. They brought with them a state of the art Mercedes Benz truck to help students complete some workshops they had organised.

Students were able to look around the truck and also took part in various workshops including one about the future of vehicles and also sustainable transport.