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Congratulations to Billy May Year 11 student at The Marlborough Science Academy who has been selected for Hertfordshire County Cricket Academy’s Under 17s first match of the season – against Cambridge University 2nd X1 at Clare college,Cambridge.
The team is managed by the former England player David Capel who was coach at first-class County Northamptonshire last season and includes another former England bowler Mark Illot as bowling coach. Billy made his county debut for the Under 15s last season. He also played against “Have I got News for You” team captain Ian Hislop for a BBC team against “Private Eye” at the Duchess of Norfolks ground Arundel Castle which also stages first-class cricket.
Already this season he has played for Hemel Hempstead Mens’ First X1 a number of times including in the National club cup helping Hemel to a 5 run victory over Middlesex team Brondesbury with the most economical bowling figures of either team.
Recently some Year 9 and 10 Marlborough students were given the opportunity to visit Balliol College, Oxford University.
‘Visiting Oxford University was a good experience. ‘
‘Visiting Balliol College gave me the chance to understand how to get to University and what is expected when I get there. It was a good experience and also helped me understand what a University looks for in an application. ‘
‘The trip to Oxford University definitely inspired me to study hard and try to go to a University like Oxford. It was really good to see what we would need to achieve to be considered for Oxford and some of the courses they offer.’
‘The Oxford experience helped me to understand University as a whole. I now know exactly what Universities are and why you may want to go to them.’
‘The trip was extremely beneficial and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is thinking of going to University because I learnt a lot. There was a very welcoming feel to the University and we now all know what we need to achieve to get into a Russell Group University’.
Year 9 and 10 Marlborough students outside Balliol College, Oxford eagerly waiting to meet Kate Kettle our Outreach Representative from Oxford University.
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Teaching pupils how to make healthy meals has proved a recipe for success for a St Albans school
which has scooped a special award for its cooking club.
The Marlborough Science Academy was awarded a Golden Spoon gong from Let’s Get Cooking for taking part in the national initiative which aims to bring local communities together through cooking.
The club was singled out due to the valuable contribution from the school’s chef Stuart Hubbard, who helps teach the lessons and has inspired some of the students to consider a cooking career.
Alison Pantling, who runs the programme, said: “Stuart has been able to really encourage the boys to take part and enjoy food. He’s become a role model for them. They look up to him and really focus during club sessions.
“Two boys even asked if they could work shadow him for a day which is something they would have never thought about doing before.”
The school was presented with their award by television presenter Kate Bellingham, best-known for hosting Tomorrow’s World and children’s TV show The Big Bang, at a ceremony in London.
Let’s Get Cooking senior manager Maggie Sims said:
Using food and cooking is a natural way to bring people together. With The Marlborough Science Academy we’ve seen first-hand how it can help people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities build relationships and make new friends.
Learning how to cook a nutritious meal from scratch and on a budget can make such a difference to people’s health, and it’s so much more fun when you can do it alongside others.
Article taken from The Herts Advertiser, March 2013