Tech addiction

With advancements everyday in the world of technology, it can be hard to see how better smartphones and tablets and video games could possibly be a bad thing. Interactive whiteboards in schools and online homework make education so much simpler while the tiny computers in our pockets make communication across the globe the norm. Fifty years ago such things were a vague dream up there with flying cars and commercial space travel, but now it can be hard to escape the wide reach of technology. We are – quite literally – living the dream. Continue reading “Tech addiction”

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Shhh…

With increasing workloads and a million other stuff that needs to be done getting enough sleep can seem like it’s not that big a priority. You may have been told growing up that sleeping can help your body recuperate from the day’s activities but with only 50 kcal of energy being saved in eight hours sleep (that’s about the same as a piece of toast) that doesn’t seem to be the case. So why is sleep so important? Continue reading “Shhh…”

Not Dead Yet

With the recent release of David Attenborough’s new series ‘Planet Earth 2’, attention has once again turned towards the environment and how we can preserve it. For years we’ve been warned about the dangers our present lifestyles are posing to the rainforests, oceans, bees and/or polar bears. Everything we do seems to hurt some part of the natural world, so much so that some are even wondering if global warming even exists, but with a new report saying global wildlife populations have dropped by 58% since 1970, it seems like the warnings weren’t unfounded.

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Strode College Sport – Hockey

The Strode College hockey team: From Top Left: Bettony Coleman, Rachel Lynch, Becky Edwards, Amy Clegg, Hannah Paddison, Ila Burton and Alix Titcombe. From Bottom Left: Ella Stickley, Charlie White, Lianna Burt, Freya Legg, Louisa Denham, Charlotte Cox and Sarah Bradley.
The Strode College Women’s hockey team:
From Top Left: Bettony Coleman, Rachel Lynch, Becky Edwards, Amy Clegg, Hannah Paddison, Ila Burton and Alix Titcombe.
From Bottom Left: Ella Stickley, Charlie White, Lianna Burt, Freya Legg, Louisa Denham, Charlotte Cox and Sarah Bradley.

It’s been a fairly successful last couple of months for the Strode College Women’s hockey team.

The team have won half of their four games against other colleges. Firstly in September they enjoyed a 2:1 victory at home to Bridgwater College Women’s 1.

Then in October they won 1:0, again at home, to Richard Huish College Women’s 2.

However against Richard Huish College Women’s 1 they suffered a 2:0 defeat.

While away at Truro and Penwith College Women’s the spoils were shared after 3:3 draw.

In the AoC Sport South West Hockey Championship the team finished fifth. The other teams in the competition were Richard Huish, Exeter, Truro and Penwith and Bridgwater.

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