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

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

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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Fracking in the UK

Recently it’s been hard to turn without seeing someone protesting for or against fracking. But is it the solution to our country’s foreign oil dependence as the government claims? If fracking is the miracle we need to cope with rapidly increasing energy demands, why are so many environmental campaigners dead set against it? Continue reading

Some Awesome Distractions… I mean Films

Only two weeks back and we can already feel the pressure of exams looming. With teachers reminding us at every turn and the homework piling up, sometimes you need a little something to take your mind off it. Here are five upcoming films guaranteed to take you to another world…

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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.

Strode College Sport – Football

Football

The Strode College Men’s 1st football team: From Top Left: Tom Ball, Alex O’Brien, Joe Foreman, Will Vaughan, George Brown, Callum Sydenham, Ryan Catterall, Cameron Shepard, Rhys Garret, Coach: Mike Dear From Bottom Left: Tyler Compton, Joe Walsh, James Lee, Laurence Cata, Joe Brine, Rob Holmes

The 1st team haven’t enjoyed much success lately having not won a single game last year.

September saw a 9:3 loss away to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College 1st Team and an 8:1 loss at home to Bridgwater College’s 2nd team.

October proved no more successful with the team losing Both their away games. Firstly a 5:1 loss to Yeovil College’s 1st team and then conceeding nine times without reply against the 3rd team from Gower College.

November saw just the one game away against Guernsey College’s 1st team but that resulted in a 3:0 loss for Strode.

December also saw only one game and Strode managed to break their losing streak with a 5:5 draw at home to St Brendan’s Sixth Form College Men’s 1st team.

The 2nd team haven’t had a season to remember so far either.

It started well with their 4:2 win against Weymouth College’s 1st team but the six games after that against team such as Bridgwater, Richard Huish and Cabot Federation.

The team have conceded 29 goals in the process of their last seven games and scored just 11 goals themsleves.