Spotlight on EUTC [Autumn 2016 - Issue 04]

It’s been a busy first week back and we certainly don’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon.

We would like to thank all of the parents who visited on Thursday evening for our Year 12 Parent/Carer Evening

Each Wednesday from 4-5pm Visual Arts will be running exciting skills based workshops. This will challenge and support pupils within their own practice; tutorials on InDesign, Photoshop, Drawing, Painting, Embroidery etc.

Miss Trueman will be running an Arts Club for Visual Arts students every lunchtime in Room 36.

Graphics & Computing Clubs are now running with Mr LeBlanc & Mr Zerafa every Monday 4-5p, Tuesday lunchtime and Thursday 4-5pm. Students are welcome to attend for intervention, to extend their skills and to work on projects such as Apps for Good.

Film Club is now running on Monday’s. Film Club is designed to introduce and encourage all students enthusiasm for film. Showing a range of Hollywood Classics as well as the best in British and World and Indie Cinema. Students have access to behind the scenes extras, film fact files and other resources to further develop their love of film. Join in every other Monday 4-6pm in Room 24 The Puttnam Suite (School Cinema). Film Club is open to all years and the next film will be a student choice within the genre of Horror. All films are limited to a 15cert age rating so everyone can come along and enjoy a great range of movies together. To join in the vote for the next movie put code: 9hxwl8 into Google Classroom and look out for the voting form appearing over the weekend. More Info: See Mr Walker. Film Club on 7th November 2016 is The Babadook (4pm - 6pm)

A team of 5 year 13 students have been working the Royal Navy UTC Engineering Challenge 'Operation Amphibious Angel 2017'. The task is to design and build a small remote control device capable of navigating a course of water and land in order to retrieve the supplies and transfer them to a designated point. The first stage of the competition is to submit the design report next week and we wish them the best of luck!

We have now completed 3 British Library shoots where our student teams filmed a series of lectures by Rowan Williams the Former Arch Bishop of Canterbury. We will share them with you once they have gone live at the British Library.

The Elstree Voice and The Architects Dance Group continue to meet every Monday from 4-5pm.

Monologue Club launched this week - any sixth form student thinking about applying for drama school is advised to attend.

There is a Performing Arts trip on Tuesday 8 Nov from 13.15 with JMA/JWE accompanying the students.

Steve Hunt from the University of Hertfordshire will talk to Year 13 about Higher Education in the Creative Arts on Tuesday 22 November at 11.15am

Thank you to all of the parents who attended our first parent/carer forum/PTA. It was a very insightful and exciting gathering. The next date will be 1 December at 6pm. More parents welcome to attend. If you would like to attend please email clare.deacon@elstreeutc.co.uk.

There is a Year 12 University of Hertfordshire Taster Day on Wednesday 7 December. Students will be accompanied by CDE / DHA (further details to follow).

We are working hard to improve communications at EUTC: This Friday we sent out a communication asking parents to provide us with their correct contact information. If you believe you haven’t been receiving the correct communications, please add admin@elstreeutc.co.uk and 9194004@groupcall.com to your address book/contacts, then submit your correct contact details at www.elstreeutc.co.uk/yourdetails

If you would like more detailed information about your child’s attendance and progress at EUTC, in addition to more integrated messaging from the school then please downloads the Xpressions App available at http://support.groupcall.com/xpressions/