Pupil Blog

The Ultimaker 2 Has Arrived!

The Ultimaker 2 Has Arrived!

Thanks to money donated by the PTFA there has recently been an exciting new addition to the DT department - The Ultimaker 2 (a 3D printer). During half term the printer landed in the workshop as the most advanced piece of equipment owned by the school. This machine is... read more

Being a New Year 7

Being a New Year 7

We are the new Year 7s, also known as the “newbies” - that name has followed us round the school like a ghostly whisper! In the last half term we have been trying to find our way around the school, meeting new friends (and teachers) and learning what our favourite foods ar... read more

Barcelona Hockey Tour comes to a close

Barcelona Hockey Tour comes to a close

Sunday 26th October 2014 The final game was a 10:00 kick off which meant an early breakfast, fast checkout and also remembering the hour went back - so well done to everyone on tour for a slick exit from our hotel base! Alas, the local marathon delayed the start as the... read more

Day 4 - a bit of Spanish culture

Day 4 - a bit of Spanish culture

Day 4 - Saturday 25th October. After early breakfast, the squad set off to Barcelona city centre for a guided tour. Our guide, Sandra, explained the major Gaudi build, La Sagrada Familia and how it is due to be completed in 2026. Following this we, along with the... read more

The sun continues to shine - Barcelona Day 3

The sun continues to shine - Barcelona Day 3

Game 3 Friday 24th October Egara Hockey club After mid-morning training and an afternoon of shopping, the girls were ready, revitalised and thoroughly prepared for tonight's match. The team started with great intent and after 10 minutes it finally happened; a goa... read more

Day 2 report from a sunny Barcelona

Day 2 report from a sunny Barcelona

Day 2, Thursday, and after a generous and expansive breakfast, training started at 10:00 with international coach Jorge Debanach. The Junior FC complex of 3 astro pitches, indoor and outdoor pool, 6 clay tennis courts and 12 panel tennis courts... read more

Battlefields Day 2

Battlefields Day 2

Following an early start at 7’o clock we travelled to Essex Farm, which provided our first taste of the mood of a Commonwealth cemetery. After visiting another site to pay our respects to Toby Kimber’s relative, we visited Sanctuary Wood.  Here we actually got to exper... read more

Barcelona Hockey Tour - Day 1

Barcelona Hockey Tour - Day 1

Game 1 v Ilhuro Hockey Club - Wednesday 22nd October A glorious evening, after an early morning flight from Liverpool Airport, saw all the girls keen to impress. Ilhuro started strongly and their talented midfield displayed fantastic stick skills and despite some resilient... read more

Battlefields Day 1 - A sobering experience for all

Battlefields Day 1 - A sobering experience for all

After a total journey time of 12 hours, the Year 11 Historians arrived at the French WW1 Battlefields. Our first stop took us to the Canadian memorial at “Vimy Ridge.” This was constructed to commemorate the 11,285 missing Canadian soldiers. All of the students were... read more

Hola, Bonjour, Guten Tag!

Friday 26th September was 'European Day of Languages' which is a celebration of the 6000 or more languages which are spoken worldwide. Abbey Gate College pupils have been celebrating all week with games, quizzes, poster competitions and much more. Form groups have been looking at different European flags, making animal noises in other languages, listening to celebrities who speak another tongue... read more