Head's Newsletter - 18 January 2019

BIG BANG COMPETITION Sanchit Ajmera in Year 13 was awarded a place as a finalist in The Big Bang Competi- tion to be held at the NEC, Birmingham, on 13/14 March 2019. The award of a place at the Finals is a great achievement and testament to the hard work of Sanchit. The Finals are a unique opportunity for young people to present their STEM pro- jects to a panel of judges. Previous win- ners have gone on to represent the UK in international competitions in the USA, Chi- na and across Europe, to appear on nation- al television; to study STEM at the highest levels; to work in some of our biggest com- panies; and to set up their own businesses. Human Rights Project On January 14th. Tiffin Boys’ attended the final event of the prestigious human rights project at Queen Mary College, University of London. This involved the presentation of their final research reports, which in- volved assessment from members of the British Institute of Human Rights, held at Surbiton High School.

We played host to the finest teams in the south east on Wednesday 28 th November at Grist’s for the 70 th running of the Judge Cup. Despite the inclement weather, with a bracing breeze, the event went very well. Year 7s, Nik Hilmy and Jacob Landau, with Ibrahim Dembele, also from Year 7, offici- ating, battled home strongly after a testing first leg. The older A team runners, Connor Foley, super-sub Zach Storey, Tom Arm- strong, Eyoel Abebaw-Mesfin worked their way through the field and new find Ollie Coppellotti brought us home in a creditable 8 th place. The B team provided a similar barnstorming performance: Jacob passing on to Ben Coats, then the B team super- subs Elliott Rutt and Matthew O’Donovan were followed by a Captain’s performance from Kai Pischke and a strong surging per- formance from Magnus Handley to finish 7 th . The officials managed to keep the course from taking off and ensured the smooth running of the event. Well done to Year 10 pupils who collected essential food items for the Kingston food- bank which were very gratefully received and no doubt made a massive difference to families in need over the Christmas period.

All four groups presented fantastically well, with confidence, knowledge and enthusi- asm for their chosen topic area. They han- dled questions from the audience with ease and professionalism, and we came away with an award for the “best written report”. Thank you to all of the boys for their hard work and commitment to the project.

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