The Grand Brighton and Myhotel both welcomed in Varndean students from the BTEC Hospitality course to interview and observe the hotel staff in their professional roles. They conducted themselves impeccably during their visit and made teachers Tim Speller, Gavin Desborough and Catering Manager Mark Hancock very proud.
Students must write a working skills training manual to complete the unit, as well as be observed showing their newly acquired working skills in a real customer facing situation.
Brighton and Hove City Council are running their Cycle Training – Bikeability course at Varndean. It starts this coming Monday, 20th April 15:15-16:45 and runs for four evenings finishing on Friday 24th April.
It’s the Level 2 course, and students need to have completed Level 1 first.
You need a bike and a helmet to do the course. If you don’t have your own bike the Council are able to loan bikes and helmets to students who need them.
Glyndebourne is looking for young singers and instrumentalists aged 14 to 19 to audition for their latest large-scale community opera Nothing, to be performed at Glyndebourne in February 2016.
Glyndebourne has a well established relationship with Varndean through GYO members, work experience and Songs to Share. This is an opportunity for more young singers to taste one of the workshops for free! More details can be found on their website.
Year 8 students were the first to try out the new Makey Makey kits purchased by the Computing Department. Students have been creating their own computer games, testing and revising their games and now have an added level of challenge and creativity. The kits allow students to operate their games and other software in unusual ways. Mrs Hems’ group experimented with random items found around the classroom and using each other as receivers for commands.