October 16-18th 2016
30 students in Years 9, 10 and 11 worked through their half-term holiday as they were lucky enough to be on the annual school visit to the European Parliament in Brussels.
They met and discussed Brexit with MEP Emma McClarkin, who talked to students about her views on trade, immigration and the future of Britain outside the EU. As always our students proved excellent ambassadors for Hamilton asking many challenging questions. Yasmin in Year 9 asked Emma why she thought the UK had voted to leave the EU, whereas Megan (Year 10) was interested in how politicians can engage youth voice without giving them the right to a vote at 16. After a really interesting question and answer session our students were given a tour around the Hemicycle (the debating chamber of the European Parliament) and visited the innovative museum, the Parliamentarium.
There was, of course, also plenty of time for waffles and chocolate as students visited Bruges and a chocolate factory on the way home which was also thoroughly enjoyed.
Our thanks goes to Mrs Shortland for organising such a fantastic opportunity for our students, as well as Mrs Douglas, our school governor and Mr Mee for their on-going support.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2016
October 16-18th 2016 30 students in Years 9, 10 and 11 worked through their half-term holiday as they were lucky enough to be on the annual school visit to the European Parliament in Brussels. They met and discussed Brexit with MEP Emma McClarkin, who talked to students about her views on trade, immigration and the future of Britain outside the EU. As always our students proved excellent ambassadors for Hamilton asking many challenging questions. Yasmin in Year 9 asked Emma why she thought the UK had voted to leave the EU, whereas Megan (Year 10) was interested in how politicians can engage youth voice without giving them the right to a vote at 16. After a really interesting…
Monday, September 12th, 2016
The college Open Evening will be held on Thursday 15th September between 6.30pm and 8.30pm. This is will be a fantastic opportunity for prospective parents and carers to visit the college and see for themselves the first rate education and quality care provided at Hamilton. You will have the chance to wander around our £16.5 million build which opened in September 2014. You can visit our ICT rooms, DT rooms and Science labs and try out the state of the art technology that is used to enhance teaching and learning at Hamilton - every single classroom here has WIFI connectivity, as well as being kitted out with the very latest equipment to ensure that students make the best possible progress…
Monday, June 20th, 2016
The Air Training Corps are proposing a new building at the college to use in place of the existing ATC 'hut'. The City Council would be interested in your views - the attached contains further details, and how to feed back
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016
Tuesday 31st May History 9:00am - 12:00pm H1 Mr Fairclough & Mr Petrie Wednesday 1st June Mathematics 10:30am - 1:30pm M1 & M2 Mrs Partridge & Ms Geary Thursday 2nd Science 9:00am - 12:00pm S6 & S8 Ms Mackness, Ms Dixon & Miss Skelding Friday 3rd Geography 9:00am - 12:00pm H3 Miss Moore
Friday, March 18th, 2016
Siyabonga to all our friends in South Africa who joined with us today to take part in a fantastic Skype concert across continents to connect our school with theirs in celebration and song. It was a brilliant event to be a part of as around 80 pupils at Hamilton took to our stage at the same time as pupils at school in South Africa to perform a combination of African and Western music together. There was also some rousing dancing and great musical performances from talented performers from both sides of the globe. Tomorrow, our young people will take The Siyabonga Project on the road to compete in the regional heats of a Music Festival. We wish them every success,…
Friday, March 4th, 2016
This weekend pupils have set sail across the channel to the Opal Coast in France as part of a fantastic learning experience to improve their French speaking skills. All weekend pupils will be expected to communicate in French as they take part in a vast variety of organised activities. There will be the opportunity to visit a Patisserie and take part in the making of French bakery items which the students are really looking forward to. There's also a trip to a speciality Sweet Shop, a Sealife Centre and a French Hypermarket. In fact, the itinerary is so packed that it would be impossible to list it all here. Make sure you look out for our full story and pictures…
Friday, March 4th, 2016
This week an incredibly talented cast of Hamilton students have performed each night in a brilliant production of the well-known Broadway musical 'Little Shop of Horrors'. We are unbelievably proud of our pupils who worked tirelessly to rehearse for their shows and really did put on a performance of such a professional standard. There were show-stopping dance routines, toe-tapping musical numbers and first-rate acting performances on each and every evening - not to mention a 7foot, all-singing, flesh- eating plant taking centre stage! We really hope you had a chance to catch our show. The students and staff are already looking forward to next year!
Thursday, October 1st, 2015
We are delighted to announce that our College production for 2016 will be 'Little Shop of Horrors'. Students were treated to a performance of some of the music when they arrived for school on Monday morning and this is going to be a continuing feature of College life as we build up to one of the must-see events of the new year! Miss Iredale, Miss Austin and Mr Popp led a production meeting in the Arc on Monday lunchtime to encourage as many people to take part as possible. Workshops are being held across the week so that students can decide which aspect of the production they'd like to get involved in - the Arc was packed with eager volunteers so…
Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
On 29th September, Year 11 pupils and parents are invited to attend our annual 16+ evening to meet with Post 16 providers and discuss life after Hamilton when they leave us in the summer. The evening will run from 6.30 - 8pm and is a great opportunity for pupils to meet with colleges that they might be interested in attending, ask those all important questions and also pick up prospectuses to browse through at a later date and discuss with the people at home. There will be lots of different providers in attendance such as Brooksby Melton College, Gateway College, QE and Heart of England. In addition, we are also delighted to welcome the Armed Forces, Advanced Football…
Monday, September 14th, 2015
Pupils at Hamilton having been showing their support for the United Nation's International Day of Peace during the past fortnight. It all began with a week of assemblies from 14th September where pupils learnt all about the importance of this day in strengthening the ideals of peace around the world, particularly at a time when every minute two people die as a result of a conflict somewhere around the world. Pupils were very moved by what they heard and, as a result, Ms Lowe approached the Student Leaders and Mrs Shortland, and challenged them to get involved with the 'One Day One Goal' project which uses the power of football to bring people together in peace to spread…