Lockdown has not quelled the Millfield spirit, with the annual celebration of our Upper Sixth Media students’ fabulous work hosted virtually at the end of June as part of a YouTube premiere.
Here at Millfield we were well equipped to roll out remote learning for our students at relatively short notice. We have been using iPads for many years and we already had provisions in place to facilitate effective remote teaching and learning. Millfield is a leader in using technology in the classroom, on the sports field and in our co-curricular programmes and we continuously innovate to deliver the most effective provision and learning experiences. Alongside our academic study, fitness and conditioning programmes, coaching services and seamless pastoral care are available for students, staff and members of the Millfield community alike wherever they are learning in the world.
Former Millfield Head Boy Jack Dickens, who now works as the international editor for the Reaction newspaper, joined Millfield Politics Certificate students to give a talk on how we, as a society, think about the coronavirus.
Politics student Maddie outlines British educator and contemporary historian Sir Anthony Seldon's lecture on leadership in times of crisis.
Millfield students have the opportunity to take part in over 55 different Millfield Activity Programmes from their homes in a new virtual MAP offer.
Millfield students have been able to hear from over 35 experts from fields including academia, professional music and sport as part of their remote learning programme.
Listen to Millfield's Academic team, including Deputy Head (Academic) Alex Haydon, Head of Academic Extension, Dr Abbie Pringle, and Head of Learning Support, Julie White, discuss how students can continue their academic interests from home.
Millfield's Director of Music, Matthew Cook, Head of Art, Paul Maxfield, and Head of English, Drama and Media, James Baddock take live questions from an audience of parents and students on how we can all unleash their creative sides in lockdown.
The Covid-19 pandemic has meant that 2020 leavers have had a very strange year: no exams, a sudden end to their school experience and uncertainty around university places and the year ahead. For Upper Sixth leavers who are unsure as to what to do next, Millfield Head of Careers and Higher Education, James Brittain, offers some advice and top tips so students embarking on life beyond Millfield can be reassured about their choices.
In this video blog, meet Head of School for the summer term, Freya, who takes you through her typical day while remote learning from her family home in Cornwall.
Just before the end of the 2020 Spring Term, Millfield students and their teachers began a transition into remote learning from their homes as a result of the international coronavirus pandemic. Here, some of those students explain how they have found online lessons so far.