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We had a very successful visit by the detection dogs on Thursday 23rd January. We were delighted with the positive and mature way the students responded to the visit. The dog handler said that the behaviour and co-operation of the students was amongst the best he had seen in any school.


There was a thorough search of the site; this involved searches of the toilets, the changing rooms, lockers, corridors, the playground and around 30 classrooms for students in years 7-11. For each class, students silently filed out of the room past the dog and queued up in the corridor so the dog could sniff their bags and coats in the room. There was no need for any further investigation of a student’s property as the dogs detected nothing to indicate a problem. Similarly, there were no drugs found in any area of the site.


However, we remain very vigilant about the danger of drugs. The moment we think that drug taking can never happen at college is the moment we create the circumstances in which it can happen. We warned our Students of the detection dogs’ visit but we will be planning further, unannounced visits. We will continue to teach students of the dangers of drugs and of criminal exploitation by organisations, like County Lines, which is a drug trafficking practice in rural areas and smaller towns, away from the bigger cities.  Our ultimate aim is to continue to provide and maintain a safe and healthy environment for our students to attend for their education, and we thank our parents very much for their continued support for us in us meeting this aim.


The 9th of November marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a remarkable moment at the end of the 20th century that led to German reunification.

Our year 8 German students reflected on the events on a special lesson held that week.

They first looked at why the wall was originally constructed and students were asked to imagine what life would have been like for those surrounded by the wall. They then learnt about the fall of the wall and what that meant not just for Germany but for Europe too.

Inspired by the 30th anniversary, art installation “Vision in Motion”,the class created their own artwork, which combined the German flag with messages written on handprints. Together their wall is a reminder of a pivotal moment of hope in world history.

On Tuesday 12th November, Wyvern College celebrated Odd Socks Day.

Odd Socks Day formed part of Anti-Bullying Week. It is a chance to celebrate that we are all unique.

The day sends an important message to people that they should be allowed to be themselves, free from bullying, and helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way.

Thanks to all the students and staff members that dug out their oddest socks and wore them with real style.

Wyvern Geography department and our Year 7 and 9 students have undertaken a project, combining inspiring artistry and travel.

Students painted geographical pictures or messages of positivity on rocks and have hidden them around the school site. Each rock is labelled with @wyverngeographyrocks which links to an Instagram account. The idea is that people will find them and post their finds online. They will then keep them or re-hide!

We were hoping to see some would travel quite a way this summer as some students took them away on holiday.  As you can see we have had rocks turn up in some far flung locations. Let’s hope they travel onto more.


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