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30 May 2017 In My Campion

This year Graduation and Prize Day afforded Campion's graduates and prizewinners an additional honour, that of being the first to receive their awards in a ceremony in the school's new closed gymnasium. Owing to the threat of rain, the new structure did double duty as an auditorium. It served its purpose well and the event came off with only a few minor glitches, the most obvious being a lack of seating as the turnout on 26th May was much larger than expected!

Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, an English space scientist and science educator, was Campion's guest speaker and her lively, witty style kept the audience entertained throughout the evening. The indoor space proved to be more than adequate for the crowd, providing a more intimate environment than in previous years. Anyone standing outside the venue would have heard a lot of hearty cheering for those who were there to be honoured.

Congratulations to our graduating class: we wish them all success on 5th July when the IB results are released. A full list of this year's prizewinners can be seen here. Well done everyone!

 

 

29 May 2017 In My Campion

On 3rd & 4th May, some of our Music students took their ABRSM instrumental examinations, ranging from the preparatory test right up to Grade 7.

The results were 10 passes, 10 merits and 3 distinctions.

The 'distinction trinity' consists of Paolo Tzenetopoulos (Grade 3 piano), Aris Proitsakis (Grade 2 piano) and Emmanuel Psaromatis (Grade 5 piano).

Special mention goes to Nicholas Ignatiadis who obtained a merit in two exams (Grade 7 piano & Grade 5 clarinet) and likewise to Esther Clarke (Grade 4 flute & singing).

Congratulations to all.

N J Fahy

Music Dept

26 May 2017 In My Campion

After a gourmet after school lunch, on Wednesday 17th May, Year 9 departed for Santorini, a gorgeous Greek island. The flight from Athens to Santorini was very short, which was great since we were all very excited to arrive. As soon as we got there we picked up our luggage and headed to our hotel “Porto Perissa”. Until we settled in it was approximately 22:00, so we just walked around Perissa.

The next day, after fuelling up with a delicious breakfast we left the hotel for Fira. We took the boat to the volcano where the unstoppable Mr. Nitsche gave us a lecture. Of course we took detailed notes, which we then learn off by heart (just kidding!). Although the weather wasn’t as good as we had wished for we still swam on the way back in the Black Beach and had lots of fun. But more fun was still to be experienced when we rode the donkeys - one of the major touristic attractions of the island. The sunset that evening made it clear to all of us why Santorini is considered to be one of the best islands in the world. Simply breathtaking! But after the romantic sunset in Oia it was time for dancing in one of the best discos on the island.

On Friday morning we woke up with mixed feelings of excitement and sadness because this was the last day of our trip. We visited an ancient settlement, Akrotiri, which I highly recommend even to the people who find museums boring. It is so well preserved and the archaeologists have done such an amazing job that one can very easily get a clear idea of what life was like in Santorini before the eruption of the volcano. Then back to the hotel for a swim in the pool before leaving for the airport.

Thank you Mrs. Bodington, Mr Faye, Mr Nitsche and Mrs Szambowski for the memories!

Days spent with friends and peers: invaluable

Ariadne Lampropoulou

Year 9

26 May 2017 In My Campion

Following a gourmet after-school lunch on Wednesday 17th May, Year 9 departed for Santorini, a gorgeous Greek island. The flight from Athens to Santorini was very short which was great since we were all very excited to arrive. As soon as we got there we picked up our luggage and headed to our hotel, Porto Perissa. Until we settled in it was almost 10pm, so we just walked around the town.

The next day, after fuelling up with a delicious breakfast, we left the hotel for Fira. We took the boat to the volcano where the unstoppable Mr Nitsche gave us a lecture. Of course we took detailed notes, which we then learnt off by heart (just kidding!). Although the weather wasn’t as good as we had wished for we still swam on the way back at the Black Beach and had lots of fun. But more fun was still to be experienced when we rode the donkeys - one of the major touristic attractions of the island. The sunset that evening made it clear to all of us why Santorini is considered to be one of the best islands in the world. Simply breathtaking! But after the romantic sunset in Oia it was time for dancing in one of the best discos on the island.

On Friday morning we woke up with mixed feelings of excitement and sadness because this was the last day of our trip. We visited the ancient settlement of Akrotiri, which I highly recommend even to the people who find museums boring. It is so well preserved and the archaeologists have done such an amazing job that one can very easily get a clear idea of what life was like in Santorini before the eruption of the volcano. Then back to the hotel for a swim in the pool before leaving for the airport.

Thank you Mrs Bodington, Mr Faye, Mr Nitsche and Mrs Szambowski for the memories!

Days spent with friends and peers: invaluable

Ariadne Lampropoulou
Year 9

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