Every year at Newton Abbot College our new Year 7 students are set a project to work on over the summer holidays relating to the famous scientist or engineer that their House is named after: Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Marie Curie, Isaac Newton and Thomas Telford. The students can choose how to present their projects and there was a wide variety of models, presentations, portraits, diaries, posters and even train tracks on display.
All students are awarded with certificates and Vivos in House assemblies for their efforts and four students, one from each House, are awarded with books and Vivos for the high quality of their work. This year’s winners were Sam Elphick (Brunel), Stephanie Jackson (Curie), Ella Trevenen (Newton), and Jenny Oddy (Telford).
[caption id="attachment_6894" align="aligncenter" width="437"] Back row: Kate Keys (Brunel), Tracy Dommett (Curie), Colin Gill (Telford) and Anne Farnham (Newton).
Front Row: Sam Elphick, Stephanie Jackson, Jenny Oddy and Ella Trevenen.[/caption] Tracy Dommett, Head of Curie House, said “We are constantly impressed with the standard of projects we receive from our new Year 7s and this year the students have surpassed themselves, making the judging extremely difficult for all of the Heads of House. This has been a fantastic start to the academic year for our Year 7s and it has been great to see them settling in well and embracing College life.”