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First British Astronaut takes part in Canford’s Space Celebrations

Each year the final week of the Summer Term at Canford is devoted to a variety of co-curricular, fun, off piste activities offering pupils the chance to learn new skills, known as ‘Spirit of Place.’

This year, in celebration of 50 years’ of the first Moon landing in 1969, the Canford week was appropriately renamed ‘Spirit of Space’ and was packed with exciting challenges across departments. 

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  • Music
  • Sixth Form
  • Trips
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Canford Educational Partnership Day

The second Canford Educational Partnership Day was held on Friday 14th June. It also offered the opportunity to explore the scope of life beyond school and the variety of career options open to pupils today, and to prepare for the potential career paths of the future.

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  • Careers
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  • Sixth Form
  • The Bourne Academy
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Music success 2019

A number of this year’s Upper Sixth musicians at Canford are celebrating news that they will be continuing their music careers at centres of excellence across the country.  

  • Awards
  • Careers
  • Music
  • Sixth Form
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This Canford Life Podcast

Want to know what it’s really like to be a boarder?   Or what the value is of studying Latin?   Or find out which staff have hidden talents?  Then you need to tune in to ‘This Canford Life’ – Canford’s brand new podcast. 

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  • Community
  • Pastoral
  • public
  • Sixth Form
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Ten Tors 2019

Many congratulations to all our pupils who took up this year’s Ten Tors Challenge.  Canford entered a record four teams of six pupils in the 2019 competition, two Fourth Form teams completing the 35 mile challenge, and two Lower Sixth completing the 45 miles event. 

  • Co Curricular
  • Sixth Form
  • Trips
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Colour Run

We did it!  Canford’s first ever Colour Run took place on Sunday 28th April and it was an outstanding success.

  • Co Curricular
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  • Events
  • Sixth Form
  • Sport
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Senior Play

This year’s senior play was Mike Bartlett’s ‘Earthquakes in London’, a challenging snapshot of the complexities of living within a time of globalisation and technology, neatly condensed into five acts.

  • Community
  • Drama
  • Events
  • Sixth Form
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Land Rover 4x4

Canford’s intrepid race engineers took part in this year’s Land Rover 4x4 in Schools competition and were delighted to reach the national finals.

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Open Day

Come and find out more about our award winning education at our next Open Day on Saturday 27th April.

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  • Sixth Form
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World Book Day

With the strong focus on literacy within the Canford curriculum, World Book Day was an opportunity to further highlight this to the school community. 

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  • Events
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Chamber Choir

On February 14th, Canford’s Chamber Choir travelled to Oxford University to sing a joint service of Eucharist with Oriel College Chapel Choir. 

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  • Events
  • Music
  • Trips
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Business advice

Sixth Formers at Canford are studying the travel and leisure industry and recently enjoyed meeting several experts from two ends of the business spectrum. 

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  • Sixth Form
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Chinese New Year

As part of Canford’s International programme, pupils joined one fifth of the world’s population in celebrating Chinese New Year in fine style over two days with a number of events aimed at offering the opportunity to develop a wider appreciation of Chinese culture. 

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  • Events
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External Speakers

As part of our Sixth Form enrichment programme, we are delighted to be welcoming to Canford once again a wide range of thought provoking external speakers this term to share their experiences.

  • Co Curricular
  • Sixth Form
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Community work

The work with the model town has involved pupils and staff helping to improve their facilities, principally the water control system and the graphical visitor interface at this popular local attraction.

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  • public
  • Sixth Form
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Philosophy Dinner

A-level Philosophy and Theology pupils attended the black tie event to hear Rev. Jervis’ insightful talk on epistemology, entitled ‘Sense, Common-sense, Nonsense and Making Sense’. 

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  • Sixth Form
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Canford Remembers

On Sunday 11th November 2018, the Canford Community joined with millions throughout the country to honour those who gave their lives in the defence of freedom during times of conflict.

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Model UN
"It was impressive to see our pupils participating with such enthusiasm and commitment in this exciting inter-schools competition..."
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