Extra-curricular Newsletter w/c 26th Sept

Duke of Edinburgh Open Evening

  • We are holding a Duke of Edinburgh Open Evening on Thursday13th October between 6pm-7pm.
  • This will be an information evening where students and parents can learn more about the award and its different sections.
  • The evening will take place in the Maths department and all students in Years 9-11 are welcome to attend.
  • We will be holding a raffle at the event to help raise funds for this year’s D of E events.


Ski Lessons

  • We will be starting our Ski Club after half term over at Tallington Lakes.
  • Traditionally we run a Monday Group with a block of 5 weeks of lessons for Beginners up until Christmas.  We then run an Intermediate Group from January up to February half term when the College Ski Trips take place.
  • With two separate Ski Trips running this year there may be the demand to run a second night of ski lessons on a Friday after school.
  • If you are interested in booking in for these lessons can you please contact Mr Lewin so he can assess the demand. The lessons are £65 for the 5 weeks which includes transport to and from Tallington and a one hour group lesson each week.
  • Email: Lewin_R@ucc.rutland.sch.uk


Leicester Tigers Rugby Trip

  • We can now confirm our first trip of the year will be to see the Leicester Tigers play the Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday 8th October.
  • We have a few tickets available and students will be taken to and from the game by minibus. We will be leaving UCC at 1.15pm and return at 6.15pm with the total cost being just £20.
  • To book a place on this course please visit the college website: www.uppinghamcollege.org.uk
  • Then click on Parent Links, Online Payments and then Clubs and Activities and then simply chose the Leicester Tigers Rugby Trip option to pay for.


UCC Gains ‘Leadership Academy Status’

We are delighted to announce that the college has been recognised as a national specialist centre of excellence with „Leadership Academy Status‟. This is in recognition of all the hard work our staff and young sports leaders do to promote sport in the college, in the primary schools and in the local community.

The „Leadership Academy‟ initiative is a scheme to reward and recognise some of Sports Leaders UK‟s best Approved Assessment Centres who “go beyond the call of duty”. The category has been launched to recognise the impact that exceptional centres can have on their local communities as well as their own Sports Leaders.

UCC has qualified for the academy status by showing its capability and courage to challenge accepted practice, and offering students a diverse range of extra-curricular opportunities. Schools that are recognised for the status are those who demonstrate good practice for organisations in their local area. “Leadership Academies have a very positive impact on the local community with regards to increased voluntary hours, community placements and events.” (association.sportsleaders.org.uk)

On Wednesday 21st September, our Director of Academy Sport, Mr Tom Bourne, was presented with the award plaque by Sports Leaders UK Partnerships Manager, David Savidge.

David said “Being a father of young children myself, I am really passionate about what schools children attend and how the teachers have an effect on them. Teachers are really important. I would genuinely love for my children to attend a school like UCC, with teachers like Mr. Bourne making such a positive impact on them.” This is a fantastic compliment and amazing feedback for one of our schools many great teachers.

Along with the Sports Leaders UK representatives, David Wilby, who is Rutland County Council‟s „Portfolio Holder for Lifelong Learning‟, also attended the award presentation. He spoke of how impressed he is with the Sports Leadership UK programme and the way in which UCC has adapted it, mentioning “the importance of diversity and leadership skills available to students”. He also congratulated our two representative Sports Leaders students, Michael McGinty and Georgia Lorentzen.

We are very proud to have earned such a prestigious award. Well done to all of our teachers and students who were, and continue to be involved with Sports Leaders UK.


Don Bosco Exchange 2017

  • This year’s Don Bosco/UCC exchange will take place between Monday 10th April and Friday 14th April 2017.
  • We are now taking applications from all students in Years 8-11 who would like take part in the trip to Belgium this year.
  • The 5 day exchange includes two days of sporting competition, a day at a theme park and four nights staying with a Belgium host family.
  • The cost for this year’s exchange is £200.
  • Please contact Mr Lewin for more details at: Lewin_R@ucc.rutland.sch.uk