Pupil Blog

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

The Stables

The Stables

On Monday 2nd June we all trudged back into school, after a busy half term, and what did we find? The Stables! A completely updated refectory with new chefs, new menus and most importantly new food! Everyone is trying the new food: to the right you can make your own sandwich or... read more

Lewis launches the Pupil Blog

Lewis launches the Pupil Blog

Welcome to the first ever Abbey Gate pupil blog. This is a brand new feature where the pupils explain their points of view about the school and what’s been happening. On Friday 9 May three historians (two were a pupil’s parents) gave Year 8 a walk-through of three majo... read more