Thursday, 21 July 2016

German Exchange 2016 - Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium students visit Tomlinscote school

At the beginning of the month a group of 23 students from the Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium visited Tomlinscote school as part of the German Exchange 2016.

Among the different activities the students engaged with during the 10-day visit were a trip to Oxford, a meeting with the Mayor of Surrey Heath and participating in the Handball project.

First day at Tomlinscote

Visit to Oxford

Handball project

We are very much looking forward to the second part of the German Exchange 2016 in October when a group of Tomlinscote students will travel to Germany to visit the Robert-Bosch-Gymnasium.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Year 8 Intensive Language Courses in Japanese and Chinese 2016

Last month a selected group of Year 8 students had the opportunity to participate in an intensive week of learning either Mandarin Chinese or Japanese language and culture.

These students participated in a wide range of activities ranging from normal classroom lessons to sports, cooking, dressing in traditional costumes and visits. It was impressive to see the students getting involved in Tai Chi, karate, and getting hands-on in the kitchen by preparing and tasting sushi and dumplings.

Traditional Chinese craft

Kimono workshop
Tai Ji Workshop

Karate session

 The Chinese students had the opportunity to pay a visit to Wellington College and take part in Tai Chi fan and calligraphy sessions organised especially for our students.
Wellington College's Chinese Centre

Calligraphy session at Wellington College's Chinese Centre
It was very rewarding to see the students using the language by the end of the week and the feedback received was extremely positive. The Language College will be opening the opportunity for those eager and linguistically talented students to embark on an early GCSE courses from September 2016.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Year 7 French & German trips

Good evening.

The Year 7 French trip students are due back at 9.30pm as originally planned.

The Year 7 German trip students are due back just after 9.30pm.

Please park with consideration for the fact that several coaches will need to manoeuvre and stop to offload students and luggage. Many thanks.

Thursday, 23 June 2016

French Trip

Students had an exciting day exploring Amboise. This involved walking around the beautiful town, exploring Leonardo da Vinci's house (including the gardens) and a guided tour of the château.

Apologies; due to the weak internet connection we are unable to share photos today. We are sure students will share their photos with you when they get home.

Year 7 German trip - Day 4

Students are back at the hostel after a fun day at Phantasialand.

We would like to reassure all families that the incident that took place in a German cinema today was in Viernheim, more than 100 miles away from our school party.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Year 7 German trip days 2 and 3

During days 2 and 3, students had the opportunity to visit the Haribo factory sale, explore the city centre, enjoy a river cruise to Königswinter, use the railway to travel up the mountain, play football on a nearby pitch in the evening, visit a school (that looks incredibly like Hogwarts!) and sample some of the local food like Wiener Schnitzel. Very busy days!

French Trip Day 2 and 3

Students have thoroughly enjoyed Futuroscope, dancing with robots was a highlight along with many other 4D experiences. In the evening we were captivated by the laser light show which included a game show at the beginning, laser lights, fireworks and a beautiful storyline. 

Today started with the traditional crossaint breakfast followed by our excursion to La Rochelle. The sun came out to greet us as we walked around the harbour. The aquarium was 'fascinating, showing us different types of fish and sharks. The mini cinema showed us what fish eat, and what to expect as we walk around the aquarium.'

Apologies for the delay in publishing- the internet signal is not as strong or steady as we would like. 

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Year 7 German trip

With our new German friends. We had a lovely time at the school and some will stay in touch. We then went into town.