A new Academic Year at Palma College
Life at Palma College has been busy since we got back at the beginning of September. We are getting to know our new students and welcoming them to the Palma College Community. We are happy to be offering 3 fast track courses this year in German, Maths and Spanish, getting students through a 2-year course in just one year.
Our collaboration with Loughborough College offers the opportunity for our students to study a BTEC in Sport. They spend a day a week at the fantastic installations of Best Swim Centre in Colonia San Jordi.
Our student leadership team helped organise our first Community lunch, a wonderful opportunity to share our favourite dishes and chat in an informal atmosphere. Thanks to everyone who made it a success. Any leftover food was as always, donated to the homeless charity http://asociacionesrefugi.org/ We are already looking forward to the next one in December.
As part of our Enrichment programme aimed to give our students valuable life skills, we have had visits from Tineke training for a First Aid course and Renegade Martial Arts who gave an active workshop on Self-defense.
Upper Sixth had expert advice on personal statement writing for their UCAS applications and are now working with Coaching Palma – Just be Sassi’s Sabrina to help with interview techniques.
Lower Sixth have learnt more about their Learning styles and Keywords to help them understand exam questions. Upper Sixth has a more reflective session and used breath and visualisation to mediate on their inner thought process.
Lessons are in full swing and because of our wonderful central location, our Chemistry students had the treat of studying over coffee and ensaimadas with their teacher. Spanish students have been making visuals to learn and discuss the pros and cons of urban living and lifestyles. The AS Art and Design students have been practicing their critical analysis skills while looking at art on display in the galleries of Palma for La Nit de L’Art exhibitions. In class, they have practiced portraiture using charcoal and modelling for each other.