Young people are at the heart of everything we do. We all want our children to flourish at school. Government statistics and OfSTED reports show students at Tiverton High School are successful. Teachers are able to challenge their students because they know them very well and engage with them as individuals. They know that there is no such thing as an ordinary child; that every child is extraordinary in some way and we are all committed to releasing that individual spark. We believe that inspiration is the key; children are fires to be lit, not urns to be filled!
Mrs Crook, Headteacher
Tiverton High News
A Tiverton High School student felt the heat by reaching the finals of a climate-themed creative writing event in Somerset.
It was the first time that THS took part in the annual Brunner creative writing competition, organised and hosted by Richard Huish College in Taunton. The competition was judged by the college’s English department which saw Alanna Thrupp (year 9) reach the finals with her entry, ‘Climate Change’
The competition involved Richard Huish pupils, as well as its partner schools The Castle School, Haygrove School and Heathfield Community School. Students were challenged to write an imaginative, original short story, dramatic monologue, play script or poem of their interpretation of climate, in light of the recent climate change activity from young people around the world.
Joseph Bennett, assistant principal of the college, said: “The creative writing across our partner schools and colleges is impressively high. We marvel at the creativity, variety and sheer craftsmanship of the entries we get.
“We have been delighted this year to welcome the involvement from new schools and hope to encourage even more next year.”
Photo: Alanna Thrupp (second from left) with fellow Brunner Cup finalists