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Millfield Rugby Trio offered Professional Contracts by Bath Rugby

Three Millfield Upper Sixth Rugby players have been offered senior academy contracts by Gallagher Premiership side Bath Rugby.

Ioan Emanuel, Ieuan Davies and George Timmins will graduate from the Bath Rugby U18 side and join the senior setup this summer. They will also all study degrees at the University of Bath alongside their rugby commitments.

Millfield Rugby Trio offered Professional Contracts by Bath Rugby

Three Millfield Upper Sixth Rugby players have been offered senior academy contracts by Gallagher Premiership side Bath Rugby.

Ioan Emanuel, Ieuan Davies and George Timmins will graduate from the Bath Rugby U18 side and join the senior setup this summer. They will also all study degrees at the University of Bath alongside their rugby commitments.

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Millfield Instrumentalists perform for prestigious Millfield Musician of the Year title

This year’s Millfield Musician of the Year 2021 brought a delightful remote edition of the competition, which saw over 100 entries from students from all year groups. To adjudicate the competition, Millfield Music School welcomed Magdalen College School’s Director of Music Jon Cullen providing insightful feedback for each performance.

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Remote Millfield Musician of the Year Vocal final hits high note

This year brought a delightful remote edition of Millfield Musician of the Year 2021, with over 100 entries, it was a pleasure to see so much talent and determination, even if they were performing from their own homes. Millfield Music School welcomed Magdalen College School’s Director of Music Jon Cullen to adjudicate, providing insightful feedback for each performance.

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Virtual photography talk with Lottie Davies at Millfield School

Millfield Photography students welcomed professional photographer Lottie Davies via Microsoft Teams to hear a talk about her journey as a photographer, the ups and downs of the job and some of her past projects. Lottie’s work is a fragrant mix of surreal set up scenes to more commercial and brand photography.

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Millfield musician offered scholarships at top UK conservatoires

Millfield Upper Sixth musician Woon Ngee Ng has received offers from four of the UK’s top music universities, including Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, and Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She has also received scholarship offers from the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, both with Double Bass as her principal study.

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Millfield dance and drama students work with leading UK dance company and RADA mentor during ‘Curiosity’ programme

Millfield dancers and actors have begun a series of workshops and projects as part of the bespoke Curiosity programme for the spring term. Devised by Director of Dance and Drama, Rhian Fox, students will be working with one of the biggest dance companies in the UK, as well Royal Academy of Dramatic Art mentors.

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evening recital millfield music

Amongst our thriving calendar of events, our fifth event in nine days saw our second Evening Recital. After having an enjoyable concert last Monday, this concert featured an array of students playing some remarkable repertoire to reflect the immense talent these students inhabit, as well as the mere popularity of performance opportunity within the music department.

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Millfield Transform a Life x #TOGETHER FUND Ambassador, Kait Weston, reveals why she chose to support Goal 14: Life Below Water

Kait Weston, the Deputy Head of Pastoral at Millfield, is one of our Millfield Transform a Life x #TOGETHER FUND ambassadors this term. Kait chose to support Goal 14: Life Below Water, as she actively supports the conservation of the oceans, seas and marine resources, and the promotion of their sustainable use and development.

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Millfield Year 10 student Oliver wins Millfield Biology Photography Competition 2020

Millfield Year 10 student Oliver Reynolds has been named as the overall winner of the Millfield Biology Photography Competition 2020, with his close-up image of a bee.

The Millfield Biology Photography Competition invites students at both Millfield and Millfield Prep, staff and the wider community to submit photographs on a particular theme, with this year’s theme named as ‘Conservation’.

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business millfield

Millfield BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship student Ailbe Bartlett has been awarded the Highly Commended prize of £1000 and a full mentoring programme from BBC Dragons' Den star Peter Jones CBE after reaching the final of the Peter Jones Foundation National Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

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football

Millfield footballers took part in a professional development session with former Championship league management duo Lee Johnson and Jamie McAllister. The students were able to experience a simulation of a professional training session, including structured practices and games, strategy presentations and a Q&A with the managers.

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OM Alison Oliver awarded MBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list

OM Alison Oliver (1987-1989; Warner) has recently been awarded an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list for all the work she has done for the Youth Sport Trust. This achievement is the third highest ranking award in the Order of the British Empire and is bestowed on individuals who have contributed significantly to important services in society. 

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Senior Music Open Musicians' Platform Millfield

Millfield’s first evening concert in the Johnson Hall brought us The Open Musicians’ Platform to kick start the academic year. This concert is made for our intermediate students, between grades four to seven where we saw a great range of repertoire from various genres and instrumentation take stage, as well as some students performing for the first time in front of a socially distanced audience, as well as viewers at home via the live stream on Millfield’s Senior School YouTube Channel.

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Duke of Edinburgh Millfield

Millfield School’s Outdoor Department has seen 108 students complete their Bronze, Silver and Gold Duke of Edinburgh award qualifying expeditions in a safe environment during the first half of the 2020 Autumn Term, despite current COVID-19 restrictions in some regions.

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edchudleightalk

Old Millfieldian Edward Chudleigh (1993-1996; Shapwick) presented a talk to Millfield BTEC Art students on the links between engineering and art and how he has used art technology to develop his new sustainable energy machine, Genesis2, and created thousands of PPE face shields for frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Millfield appoints international event rider Mel Wilder to lead Equestrian Sports programme

Millfield has appointed accomplished event rider Mel Wilder as Equestrian Sports Programme Manager, beginning in September 2020. Mel will work with Millfield’s newly titled Chief Coach Danny Anholt, who has been the Director of Equestrian Sports at Millfield since 2000, to help evolve and develop a new approach for equestrian and education at Millfield School.

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Millfield GCSE students receive Centre Assessed results in exceptional exam year

Despite the decision announced by Ofqual that Centre Assessed Grades would be awarded to students at GCSE and A Level at the eleventh hour causing further delays, most Millfield pupils are today able to celebrate an exceptional range of GCSE results. Some students are still awaiting BTEC results after last minute changes. Students were unable to sit exams this year as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.

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Millfield Sixth Former Benjamin signs for Audi for the 2020 GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup

Millfield Lower Sixth student Benjamin Goethe has begun a career in professional motorsport after signing for Belgian Audi Club team WRT for the GT (Grand Touring) World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup, a four-round series which began in Imola, Italy and runs until Autumn 2020.

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exam results

Millfield students are celebrating their achievements today following an extraordinary year with no public summer exams.

Despite the difficulties with A level results this year, it has been fantastic to see Millfield students’ achievements and we are thrilled to finish with 42% of grades at A* or A and 73% of all A levels graded at a B or higher.

 

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“Millfield changed my life:” how a Polish student achieved her dreams of an education with the help of former local MP and a Somerset independent school

An eighteen-year-old student from Poland has gone from arriving in England with barely a word of English to a promising career in Nuclear or Aerospace Engineering, thanks to a former local Somerset MP and leading Somerset independent school, Millfield in Street.

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Millfield student pursues Events Management and starts own company after illuminating Somerset landmark during global pandemic

After using his stage management experience from school to illuminate local landmark Glastonbury Tor on Thursday evenings after the national clap for carers during the COVID-19 pandemic, Millfield Upper Sixth student Sam Wardell from Glastonbury is now going on study part-time in Events Management at the Events Academy in London, as well as starting his own events company.

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Rhys Miller

Millfield Music scholar Rhys is performing for thousands online during his self-produced ‘Corona Sessions’ live stream music event on Facebook and Instagram.

The  Year 10 student plays classic and contemporary rock, metal and blues covers on his social media channels, as well as featuring on numerous online open mic nights in London and Hereford.

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Eggs for NHS

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Old Millfieldians (OMs) across the UK have been working within their industries to help educate the public, create vital personal protective equipment and delivering Easter eggs to key workers during the outbreak.