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Did you go to Ifield Community College? Then you could help the next generation

Ifield Community College welcomed back ex-students from their alumni network and now they want to welcome more back.



An ex-student working with current pupils during a recent PHSE day.

If there is one sure way to get the best advice it’s from people who have experienced it.

That’s exactly what Ifield Community College has gone about doing by inviting back ex-students to offer advice, encouragement and help the student identify what their personal skills and strengths are.

During a recent PHSE Day, the ex-ICC students from the schools alumni network and who now work in both local and national companies, came in to work with the current Year 11 students.

They helped with CV and interview skills and through a series of short activities explained how these skills and strengths helped them in both current and previous roles and how these experiences could be used in the application process for jobs.

Alumni will also be attending and helping out with the VI form open evening on Thursday 22nd November 2018, 6-8pm.

Former students can transform a young person’s confidence, motivation and skills – if you attended Ifield Community College, inspire a future generation and sign up to their former student network


Crawley students take home win at regional robotics competition

This week saw four Year 8 students from Thomas Bennett Community College attend the STEM Club Robotics Regional Competition organised by Tomorrow’s Engineers and in association with the RAF.



It was an exciting day for all four students and the day was made up of several parts.  The students were tasked at the start of the day with the building and programming of a robot to carry out a number of specified tasks based around the idea of humanitarian aid. 

They also researched and made a presentation on current and future use of technology, for this they chose to do prosthetic limbs.  The final part of the competition was a teamwork challenge, for which they had to solve a simple engineering problem using Lego.

The day ended marvellously with the team winning the prize for the best research presentation.  They also qualified for the national competition to be held at the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.

Stuart Smith, Head Teacher at Thomas Bennett Community College said:

“We are incredibly proud of the team who did an exceptional job on the day.  We’re very much looking forward to the team competing at the Big Bang Fair and we’re hopeful for another win!”

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