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IBM/Nesta Longitude Explorer Competition

Four students from Bodmin College won a place in the finals of the IBM/Nesta Longitude Explorer competition with their concept “Soothe”. The students consisted of 4 year 9’s – Liam, Thomas, Goncalo and Aidan. Soothe is a system that is designed to assist with panic attacks, something that affects a large percentage of the population. […]


Vex Robotics

In December 2015 our all-female school Vex robotics team was formed. The students had two short months to code and build a robot for the “Nothing but Net” event. They worked extremely hard and completed the robot in time to compete in the Regional Championships. On that occasion they did extremely well to come second […]


Longitude Competition

We recently entered several teams into the Nesta IBM Longitude Explorer competition. The competition brief was to design a system for the Internet of Things that would help people with health issues. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the latest technological breakthroughs whereby everyday items communicate with each other without human intervention so […]


Retired Teacher Visits Year 8

Bodmin College had the pleasure of inviting in a retired teacher from Germany to talk to year eight students about life in East Germany and the Berlin Wall. Sabina Thieme was living in East Germany during the communist takeover and saw the wall go up. She spoke about living in East Berlin and being unable […]

Bodmin College nationally recognised as transforming educational practice

Bodmin College has recently achieved accreditation for transforming practice under SSAT’s Framework for Exceptional Education. The Framework for Exceptional Education is a self-review and planning tool incorporating SSAT’s 30 years of experience in school improvement. Co-developed with a group of high-performing schools and reviewed by leading academics, the framework supports schools in quality-assuring their work […]