Bury St Edmunds school gears up for end of term with creativity and celebrations

Students from County Upper school in Bury St Edmunds.'County Upper School art exhibition, Philip Crutchlow, Cameron Mitchell, Amber Lennox and Freya McBain'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150625-000503009
Students from County Upper school in Bury St Edmunds.'County Upper School art exhibition, Philip Crutchlow, Cameron Mitchell, Amber Lennox and Freya McBain'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150625-000503009
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Students at County Upper School in Bury St Edmunds have been gearing up for the end of term with a wealth of creativity and celebrations.

Hundreds of people including the Mayor of St Edmundsbury Cllr Patrick Chung flocked to the school’s annual art and design exhibition which show-cased a wealth of vibrant pieces by GCSE, AS, A2 and a selection of Year 9 students .

County Upper School computer programmers with programme for their computer trip to Shanghai, Trevor Cheek, Alex Fayers, Bryony Smith, Sophie Aris, George Cremen-Merrill, Alex Shingleton'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150625-000601009

County Upper School computer programmers with programme for their computer trip to Shanghai, Trevor Cheek, Alex Fayers, Bryony Smith, Sophie Aris, George Cremen-Merrill, Alex Shingleton'Picture Mark Westley ANL-150625-000601009

Head Vicky Neale said: “This year’s exhibition was a joy to see and the talents of so many young people, enhanced by the skill of their teachers, was humbling. At a time when industry is looking for creativity and practical skills, I’m confident our students and their work will impress them.”

Practical skills are also being championed by the school’s computer science team who have been selected to represent the UK in Shanghai for the CoSpace World Chamionships.

The competition this summer focuses on students’ computer programming and robotics skills.

Mrs Neale thanked Microsoft for providing sponsorship and would be pleased to hear from anyone else who is able to help with the costs of the trip.

County Upper School prom ANL-150626-151903001

County Upper School prom ANL-150626-151903001

To mark the end of their compulsory schooling, Year 11 students donned sharp suits and shimmering gowns for their prom.

Mrs Neale added: “The end of compulsory schooling is a significant milestone and, whilst the majority will return, it is important to mark it properly.

“Students certainly appreciate the time and effort which goes into putting it on and it is all part of the ‘County spirit’ for which we are renowned.”

A string group from the school aslo played at last week’s Raising the Bar awards.

If you can help with the costs of the Shanghai trip, call 01284 754857.