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On Sunday we took some of our Chinese students up to Newcastle for the day. We visited the Quayside markets, had a cruise along the Tyne and visited the Baltic Art Gallery. There was some beautiful scenery along the river and the cruise took us from the Port of Tyne all the way to Tynemouth. The students learnt about the shipbuilding past of Newcastle and sailed past some iconic buildings such as the Millennium Bridge, Gateshead’s Sage and the Baltic Flour Mill. The markets offered a selection of different foods to try and some beautiful handmade gifts to browse. There was even time to visit the Chinese supermarket before heading back to Hartlepool.
Two of our International students received Special Awards this month. Grace (Xu Sijie) was presented with a certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Photography and Alice (Hu Meiyi) for Outstanding Achievement in Art & Design. The certificates were presented by tutors Richard Hunt and Lindsay Park along with some art materials donated by the College. This year has seen the highest number of Chinese students taking Art based subjects at HSFC and we are very proud of all of their achievements.
We held our first International summer BBQ this weekend to celebrate all of our students’ efforts in their exams and to bid a final farewell to our Y13s. Our team of student chefs worked really hard to produce an amazing selection of food that was enjoyed by students, staff and their families. We followed our delicious feast with some garden games including badminton, pin the tail on the donkey and tennis. Everyone went home thoroughly stuffed and thankfully the sun shined all afternoon.
International Academic Programme
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Think you have what it takes to study A Levels in the UK?
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If so, study at Hartlepool Sixth Form College! More information on how to do so can be found in our International Academic leaflet - click here to download in English and here to download in Chinese.
Annual Celebration of Success
We held our annual Celebration of Success event on Thursday 4th May. This was a special night to award the students with their graduation certificates and outstanding student awards. We invited our host families, teachers and International students to help celebrate and enjoyed some great food and fantastic student performances. We are so proud of our Y13 students and wish them every success as they leave us to move forward in their academic careers. Good Luck to you all!
International Newsletter Spring Edition
Welcome to the second edition of our International Students’ Newsletter. We have had another busy term with three new students joining us in January to complete their A-Level preparation course. In this edition, we would like to share some of our students’ experiences with their host families, some very talented Art students’ work and let you know about our exciting trip to London.
Our international students will soon be graduating from HSFC and have made a celebratory video showing their time here at college. Video made by Wicky, one of our students.
Feng Haoxuan's Visit to Middlesbrough FC
Student Feng Haoxuan (Julian) attended his first English football match on Saturday supporting Middlesbrough FC with Student Coordinator Anna and her family. Unfortunately, Boro were beaten 2-0 by Manchester City but Julian loved the experience and is looking forward to his next match.
Students went to Billingham Forum Ice Rink this month to sample ice skating, some for the first time.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
On 19th Feb 2017, some of our Year 12 students and their hosts attended the annual Chinese New Year celebration which was held at the Grand Hotel in Hartlepool. The event, organised by the Hartlepool Chinese Association and the local council, offered a range of activities such as the Chinese culture quiz, lion dance, singing and dancing performance, and Tai Chi demonstration.
Two of our Year 12 students, Grace and Daphne performed on stage and Grace will continue to work with the association as a member of the committee. It is a fantastic opportunity for international students to get involved in community life and promote their own culture.