Students and staff celebrate a successful first year

Bicester Technology Studio (BTS) has reached the end of a fantastic first year with its first cohort of Year 10 and Year 12 students.

The school’s first employer-led project, run by Rory Currin of ROR creative, was a great success and one of the year’s highlights. Students were set the task of building a brand identity, ethos and values for one of BTS’ “trusts”. They presented their final projects at the school’s first parents evening in October.

Other highlights include our fantastic fundraising success for Katharine House Hospice, with BTS students raising over £1200 and being named as the charity’s top fundraisers. Students have also been given opportunities to experience real-world examples of retail distribution and construction throughout the year with John Nicolls and Open Doors, and we were also delighted to be awarded NCS Champion College status following Year 12 students taking part in the National Citizen Service programme as part of their induction.

Congratulations to the following students, who were presented with awards at our end of year celebration:

Principal’s cup: Mason Smith, Emily Santos
Employer’s Award: Olaf Waberski
Academic Enterprise Award: Dan Atkinson, David Lambert
SEG Leadership Award: Victoria Wallace, Charley Woodward
Staff Recognition Award: Khadijah Shodunke, Dan Wood, Nyle Heritage, Ryan Smith, Jacob Winterborne, Oliver Mellis, Marcus Keeys, Aamer Dibb, Aidan Canning, Shev Chatindo, Joe Otter, Robbie Carter.

We are delighted with the progress and achievements of our students and are looking forward to the year ahead.