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NAVY NEWS, JANUARY 2010 39
Explore
the future
Double celebration Creative drama at
at QVS
for Trinity CCF Queen’s College
BOTH the Contingent Turner is an Upper Sixth Former
NOW into the new academic
SCHOOLS are now so well- teenager’s education.
Commander and the Cadet Cox’n at Trinity studying Physics,
year, Queen Victoria School
inspected and so transparent in Queen’s has a well-run
of the RN Section have been Chemistry and Biology, having
(QVS) looks back on a summer
their dealings with parents that programme of excursions and
honoured by the Lord Lieutenant achieved 14 GCSE A or A* grades
of activity, and forward to a busy
families can almost take it for expeditions to events in London,
of Devonshire Capt Eric Dancer including four As in the BTEC
and rewarding new session.
granted that all of the 300 or so Bristol and Bath.
RNR. Public Services gained through
A group of pupils of various
HMC boarding schools will do Within school, being part of a
Lt Cdr (CCF) Geraldine CCF.
ages, and one QVS teacher,
a competent job getting their large demanding production team
Poulet-Bowden RNR received a She joined CCF in Year 9 and
undertook an expedition to
children through their GCSEs and – cast or technical – for a major
Certificate for Meritorious Service took to the RN section like the
Malawi this summer, following
A-levels and letting them play the play can often teach more about
2009. Her citation highlighted proverbial ‘duck to water’.
a similar trip to Peru three years
major sports. teamwork than large amounts of
the selfless work, leadership, Alex has attended many camps
It’s a bit similar to the motor CCF or DoE. Recent shows have
ago.
commitment and enthusiasm she and courses organised by CCF
industry. Modern cars are so ranged from My Fair Lady to a
A combination of exploration,
gives to the cadets and staff of her RN HQ including an annual visit
good that consumers can now heavy-metal version of Macbeth
community help and cultural
CCF Contingent and to the wider to HMS Raleigh to improve her
take it for granted that they (see picture right).
experience means that these trips
national camps and courses run dinghy sailing skills at Jupiter Point,
will be reliable, economical and
have a life-changing effect on
by CCF RN HQ. a leadership weekend at HMS
comfortable.
those who participate.
Whilst teaching at St Margaret’s Collingwood and subsequently
Whether you buy a Ford or a
They also count towards
School, Exeter, in the early 1990s the leadership week for which she
VW comes down to the detail and
the Duke of Edinburgh Award
she set up one of the first UK girls’ was rewarded with a certificate
individual preferences.
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Scheme, and several pupils are
school Combined Cadet Force from the Royal Navy Leadership
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hoping to complete their Gold
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units, becoming its Contingent and Management School.
over schools comes down to
Award this year – a remarkable Commander and leading it to In August 2008 Alex attended
specialisms.
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achievement for pupils still at much success. the CCF Summer Camp at BRNC
Queen’s College has spent many
school. Having moved to Trinity School, Dartmouth and was selected to
years developing an outstanding
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Cadet camps have occupied Teignmouth, she revitalised the lead her Division.
reputation in the visual and
a number of pupils, including moribund RN section before In August 2009 she returned to
performing arts.
a visit to Bisley, the world- becoming Contingent Commander BRNC but this time as a member
It mounts school plays that local

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famous home of rifle-shooting, to in April 2008. of the newly-formed CCF Band
critics regard as near professional
participate in the annual schools’ Both Army and Navy cadets which will take part in the Cadet
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standard, the annual Quartz visual
competition there. have since had many opportunities 150 celebrations next year.
arts festival draws thousands
Over 20 members of the Pipe to experience naval life, through For her ‘outstanding service in
of visitors to see paintings and
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Band travelled with staff to Basel visits to and passages on the unit’s the Cadet Force of the County’,
sculpture, and the choral music is ->ÌÊÓÎÀ`Ê>˜ÊÓä£ä
in Switzerland in mid-July, to affiliated ship HMS Albion and Alex has been appointed the
outstanding.
take part in the Tattoo there. RN courses. CCF Lord Lieutenant’s Cadet for
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“What this represents is an
Over several weeks, QVS Cadet Cox’n Alexandra Devon 2009.
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emphasis on creativity,” explained
pipers and drummers played
headmaster Chris Alcock.
their part in every performance,
working alongside professionals
Diversify with Kelly College
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Admiral Kelly in 1877, is proud and netball teams have achieved
doctors of lawyers quite honestly.
Such experiences are
of its 130 years of service to the county and regional success.
But if you can give them the
invaluable in developing practice
Royal Navy. At the same time, Kelly is
encouragement and freedom to
think creatively, that’s a gift for
and performance skills, social
Kelly is situated in the beautiful particularly proud of its music
life.”
maturity and a realisation of what
south-west of England and offers and drama.
For Service families who
professionalism entails.
a co-educational full and weekly One of Kelly’s strengths is the
inevitably lead peripatetic lives,
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university; others have gone on to
larger school, while retaining the academic potential of all pupils.
colleges or to employment.
advantages in the individual care In recent years, every leaver who
Around 40 new pupils began
and class size of a smaller school. has wished to proceed to Higher
their time at QVS in mid-August. The Preparatory School is Education has done so.
They all have at least one co-educational and has a further Small class sizes ensure indi-
parent who is a Scottish member 190 pupils aged 2½–11 years. vidual attention and a committed
of the UK Armed Forces or who The Prep School shares many of staff seek to work with parents to
has served in Scotland. the facilities of the senior school achieve the personal goals of each
Fully funded by the Ministry of including boarding from Year 5. pupil, whether that be a place at a
Defence, QVS provides stability Kelly provides a high-quality, top university, international sport-
and continuity of education – well-balanced education with a ing representation, or a chosen
academically, on the games field strong commitment to a whole career.
and more widely – for children range of extracurricular activities. Entry to the Senior School is
whose family circumstances will The staff are fully involved seven by examination and/or interview
typically have seen them move days a week, 24 hours a day. at 11+, 13+ and at Sixth Form
through four or five schools, Kelly enjoys a reputation for level. Scholarships are available at
in different education systems, excellent academic results (98.5 all age groups and full details are
before coming to QVS at the age per cent pass rate at A-level, with available from the Registrar.
of ten. 59 per cent at grades A and B For further information about
If you would like to know in 2009) and for its cultural and bursaries or to arrange a visit,
more about QVS, please contact sporting achievements. please contact the Registrar,
the Admissions’ Secretary on The sporting record of the Candace Greensted, on 01822
(+44) 0131 310 2927 or visit the school is very strong; Kelly has a 813100, 01822 612050 (fax) or
website www.qvs.org.uk national reputation in swimming, admissions@kellycollege.com.
kELLY
COLLEGE
Co-educational Boarding, Weekly Boarding
and Day School for pupils aged 11-18,
Prep Boarding from Year 5
Fee reductions for Service families
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