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This Week at Framlingham College
Imogen Papworth-Heidel’s marathon 7.1 million 'keepie-uppies' for Covid Heroes – an inspiration to us all

Imogen, who has recently joined us from Cambridge in Year 6, was inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore back in April to raise money for the Covid Heroes. Both her parents work for the NHS, so she decided to challenge herself to do one 'keepie-uppie' for every key worker in the UK – 7.1 million. Despite doing up to 7000 a day personally, she realised that it could take her decades to complete, so she launched a campaign on social media to donate ‘keepie-uppies’ as well as money to her Just Giving page. Over the last six and a half months, she has had phenomenal support from 2000 people around the world and has even had 'keepie-uppie' donations from Marcus Rashford, Gary Lineker, her personal idol England Lionness Lucy Bronze, Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden from Heart FM, Russell Howard, Martin Kemp and musician James Bay. On Sunday 1st November she met Captain Sir Tom and Katherine Jenkins for his Pride of Britain Award and she completed her final 3000 'keepie-uppies' at Cambridge United Football Club on 4th November.

Overall, she has completed 1,123,586 herself, received 5,976,414 from her supporters and raised more than £12,000 for her 9 chosen keyworker organisations. What an achievement! “I’m absolutely speechless at how much money we’ve raised, how many 'keepie-uppies' have been donated and how many kind messages of support have come in”, Imogen said.

Georgina Kingstone, Head of Prep School Games and PE said “the fact that she is just 11 and can see beyond her little world in Framlingham to what is happening in England is just fantastic.” - See more of Georgie's response in the video clip above.
Click here to view the video clip in the tweet.

Celebrating 82 Gold and Silver expeditions completed over half-term

Eighty-two of our pupils showed great perseverance and teamwork as they navigated their way around Suffolk to complete their Silver or Gold DofE expeditions, sometimes battling against the driving wind and rain.
As a flagship Duke of Edinburgh school (No 1 nationally per capita) we are determined to press on with enabling our pupils to complete the four elements of their DofE awards despite the pandemic. We are scheduling the next expeditions for February half-term and Easter holidays and are exploring creative ways to maintain volunteer work, safely; community support during lock-down is a very good place to start.

DofE co-ordinator, Martin Myers-Allen said: “Let’s see if we can make 100 by the end of March. That would be a fine achievement in these COVID-19 restricted times.”

Excellence in Cricket

Sophie Singer, Hollie Dring-Richardson, Poppy Dring-Richardson, and LouLou Ford have all been identified by their county lead coaches as having the potential to be part of the new Sunrisers Cricket Elite Players Academy Programme. If successful, this puts them on the path towards the England squads and is an outstanding achievement. Competition for places will be tough but we are very proud that they have been held in such high regard in the first place.
Congratulations also to Sophie Singer and Beth Gardens who have made it onto the Elite Players Programme for Suffolk.
Chris Gange, Head of PE and Cricket says, “All the girls involved here show fantastic commitment to the College cricket programme and love their cricket very much. We can never fault the level of effort they display in the sessions. We are certainly excited for the upcoming season to see them in action given the missed summer term last year. It is a very exciting time to be a ladies’ cricketer as the pathway now includes this progression with the Sunrisers. We wish the girls the very best of luck with their various observation sessions.”

Remember, remember the 5th of November

As little moments of joy and celebration are so important at the moment, we were adamant that we should go-ahead with a firework display (albeit a scaled down event, a day early) for our pupils at the Prep School. As the sun disappeared over Brandeston Hall, every year group assembled on the field behind The Terrace and a fantastic variety of fireworks ignited in the sky. Judging by the looks on these gorgeous little faces, it was wonderful.

Work of the Week

Year 8 Science 
Year 8 have been doing some impressive work in Science on forces by studying the Ineos boat, designed for the America’s Cup in 2021. We will share more on this next week including the fantastic models they have made.  

Year 13 Design & Technology
James Buxton, Head of DT comments, “The current Year 13 DT group of students are exceptional. Their folders and their products are of as high a standard as we have ever had come through the College.”

Oscar Endean, Catherine Dutton, Faye Lok, Alice Moore, Rose Dorber, Olivia Birch and Tahjah Aksinoglu are commended for their outstanding portfolios and practical work completed over the course of last year (Year 12). Click below to hear from Mr Buxton why this group are so special.

James Buxton, Head of Design & Technology
Year 13 Art
Harry Potter, Year 13, has been commended by Sue Tansley, Head of Art, for his brilliant “Making of” film. Harry, who has been nurturing his passion for videography for about 5 years now, had the opportunity to work with professional videographer Trevor Fuller, making a promo video for the musician, Nathan Adams.

“I was delighted to be involved with such a great musician and excited to learn new techniques as shooting a music video is much more cinematic and dynamic” said Harry. It was shot in a WW2 bunker on the border between Suffolk and Norfolk and took the best part of a day to shoot and then half a day to edit. This film will be submitted as part of his A-Level Photography coursework.

Sue Tansley, Head of Art commented, “The editing is so slick and the shooting so professional. He is very, very talented.”

Hear how this experience might help Harry in his life after Framlingham College.
Harry Potter, Year 13

Joseph Cockle becomes a Student Advocate for the FT

Caroline Styles, Head of Careers commented, “We were all extremely impressed with Joe’s topical news article, and we feel that he has all the qualities required to be a wonderful FT Advocate”.

The Financial Times offers this chance to ambitious Year 12 students to develop communication skills. Advocates will have the opportunity to become the 'voice of students', so that the FT can better understand their views, vision and ambitions. The placement runs from October to April and Joe will be in regular communication with the FT Schools team. Past advocates have praised the placement saying that their leadership, communication, creativity and public speaking had all improved significantly. Some students will qualify for a reference from the FT at the end.

The Financial Times writes, “The Programme is an excellent networking opportunity. Students will work with like-minded, bright, young people and the FT Schools Team. At the end of the Programme, students will be added to an alumni network of Student Advocates from previous years. Connections like this could be useful in the future for career/client recommendations.”

Old Framlinghamian’s short film is now screening on Amazon Prime

Lucinda Darrington, who left the College in summer 2018, has written and directed a film called The Significant Lives featuring three other Old Framlinghamians.
Set in the future, where all physical disabilities have been cured, the government banishes all mentally ill people to abandoned houses in order to keep up with their ‘golden state’. The film follows five friends as they find friendship, love and unity in a totalitarian state.

Principal's Weekly Address

Christmas is not cancelled!

Tuesday 03 November 2020 

"I am especially grateful that we are here, together. We have been given the opportunity to live, learn, work and indeed laugh together for the next six and a half weeks, and we must relish that opportunity."

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Published: Saturday 07 November 2020
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