Car Boot Sale - Sunday 31st July
We anticipate the Car Boot Sale on Sunday 31st July to go ahead as planned. Any weather related changes will be posted here.
July 2016 HVC Community Book Club
Hope Wakes Week - Well Dressing 2016
Well Dressing designed by Archie Bradstock Y7
2016 Well Dressing
The well dressing art competition has been won this year by Archie Bradstock.
Students in Year 7 were asked to create a well dressing on the theme of “Celebrating British Values”.
Since November 2014, all maintained schools are required by the Department of Education to teach and promote fundamental British Values as part of their curriculum to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The British government have defined fundamental British Values as follows:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance
In Archie’s winning design, he has chosen to focus on celebrating mutual respect and tolerance and the rule of law against the back drop of the Union Flag.
Mutual respect and tolerance
In Archie’s design, he represents the idea of mutual respect and tolerance of people of different faiths and those with none by showing the symbols that represent 6 world religions that are practised in multi-cultural Britain today. They include, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism, Shinto and Buddhism.
At Hope Valley College, as well as proudly celebrating local, national and Christian traditions, students also learn about a range of world religions, their beliefs, values, customs and traditions. During their time at Hope Valley College, as well as visiting local Christian churches, all students at Hope Valley College will be able to visit an Islamic mosque and Buddhist temple. Students learn about the Jewish holocaust and from history, the impact on adults and children when there is religious intolerance and genocide.
The rule of law
In Archie’s design, he represents the idea of the rule of law with the symbol of the “scales of justice”. The concept of universal rule of law in Britain dates back to when King John was forced to sign the Magna Carta in 1215. Since then, every person in Britain, including the King or Queen, is subject to the rule of law. At Hope Valley College, students learn how the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety. In the same way, school rules protect individual students’ happiness, safety and learning in College. The scales of justice represent the balance of evidence that must be considered for justice to be carried out. It also represents the balance that exist in a free and democratic country between rights and responsibilities.
Cancelled - End of year celebration for parents, staff, friends and governors
UNFORTUNATELY, DUE TO A LOW UPTAKE IN TICKET SALES, WE HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CANCEL THIS EVENT. APOLOGIES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.
Please get your tickets now for our end of year celebration on Friday 15 July .
Parents, staff and friends are invited to join us from 7:00pm until 11pm. We will be serving a meal, the menu includes steak pie with Guinness, green Thai chicken curry and a vegetarian option, lemon roulade or profiteroles with chocolate. A bar will be available, music for dancing and a room showing a selection of this year’s adventure films.
We would like you to join us at this event to say “thank you” to a number of staff, governors and PTFA volunteers who are moving on to other projects after many years of service to the College.
Tickets are £10 each and can be booked online via the College website or this link:
Hope Valley College physicists rise to the challenge
Eleven Hope Valley College students have been awarded certificates of commendation by the University of Oxford for their achievements at the British Physics Olympiad.
To compete in the Olympiad, the Hope Valley College students, all of whom are expecting an impressive clutch of GCSE A* grades this summer, had to answer complex and challenging physics questions designed to test the most gifted science students in the country.
The annual challenge is designed to encourage the study of physics at degree level and in particular applications to Oxbridge.
David Willis, Principal of Hope Valley College said “Our students really did rise to the challenge and were very successful in this Olympiad. Most have already chosen to study physics at A’ level in September at an impressive range of sixth form schools and colleges. I am confident that many will be inspired further to choose physics when they apply for Oxbridge or other universities in just 16 months’ time. At Hope Valley College, we want our students to be happy and confident with high expectations.