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Tiffin boys awarded Arkwright Scholarship

18 July 2017 by

We were very pleased to be informed that  Year 11 boys, Tanveer Bhandari and Hemanth Veluru, have been awarded an Arkwright Scholarship. This is a highly coveted sponsorship within Engineering with only 200 scholarships being awarded annually. Tanveer and Hemanth were successful in submitting high quality concepts within a challenging design examination following a rigorous interview process.

 


Tiffin boys placed first at European Youth Parliament

18 July 2017 by

In early July a group of eight Tiffin students were selected to be the UK’s delegation to the next European Youth Parliament (EYP).  Since 1987, the European Youth Parliament has supported the development of young people into politically aware and responsible citizens by involving them in European political thinking and promoting intercultural understanding.

 

After winning a regional heat in March, they spent four days at Liverpool Hope University engaging in discussion and debate with finalists from 11 schools across the UK.

 

They were placed first by the jury and have now been invited to the 83rd International Session of the EYP which will be held later this year.

 

Many congratulations to the team of Ujjaval Dhingra, Andrew Conder, Sulaiman Amin, Nathan Langford, Adam Fereday, Haaris Malik, Aditya Deshpande and Oscar Duffy.


National Schools Championship success

23 June 2017 by

We had a very good weekend at National Schools, improving on last year’s results. Each event has a time trial where crews are seeded and either get through to the multi-lane racing stage or go home.  With standards always very high at National Schools our goal was to aim to qualify in the time trail and have some fun and if we were lucky we’d make the multi lane racing stage.

 

 


On Saturday our Senior quad made it through the time trials of Championship quads and raced in the C final to come 2nd (16th fastest Championship quad in the country ). The seniors then split into 2 Championship doubles for the Sunday where the double of James Lawn & Jake Lane won the C final producing a sterling performance in a nail biting race where barely a length separated the leading crews. A great performance that bodes well for their Henley preparation.

 

The outstanding performance of the weekend came from the J14 crew of Eyoel Abebaw Mesfin, Nathan Cook, Daniel Smith & Harry Pham Thanh produced an outstanding result to come 4th in the time trials and then 4th in the A Final.  This makes them the fourth best J14 quad in the UK and the fastest state school quad at National Schools.

 

The footage of this race is here at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vOnIlVoYyqw (about 7.30 minutes in)


Team Maths Challenge Success

23 June 2017 by

 

On Monday 19th June, the formidable team of Christian Cases, Arnav Jadhav, Jack Yu and Ojas Gulati set off to the Royal Horticultural Halls in Westminster to compete in the National Final of the Team Maths Challenge. Having breezed through to top place in their Regional Final in March, the team were up against 87 other schools.

 

They took part in four rounds, solving a succession of mathematical problems including a particularly frenetic final relay round. Working fantastically well as a team they kept cool under pressure despite temperatures soaring into the 30s. After a tough first two rounds which placed them outside the top five, they came fighting back in the next two and at the end of six gruelling hours they were placed 5th overall. This was an amazing achievement given that over 1700 schools entered the competition this year and is the best ever result for Tiffin.

 

Congratulations go to all the members of the team for all of the hard work that they put in to prepare and on the day to achieve such a fantastic result.


Go4SET success

19 May 2017 by

On Thursday 27th April one team of Year 9 students and two teams of Year 12 students attended the Engineering Education Scheme (EES) and Go4SET celebration day at BP’s International Centre for Business and Technology (ICBT) in Sunbury. They have been working with a business mentor to produce a creative and sustainable solution to a variety of challenges faced by industry. The day is the culmination of months of hard work and gives the teams an opportunity to showcase their findings to parents, teachers, fellow students, industry experts and a panel of judges.

 

The year 9 team, worked on a 10-week project, ‘Challenging Environments’. The students explored how science and technology could be used to help people live and work in some of the harshest environments on Earth. Working in small teams they developed a project plan, wrote a report and built a physical model that demonstrated their approach and solution. The team was allocated a business mentor to provide guidance, to challenge their thinking and to provide industrial context. The boys worked exceptionally hard and achieved the award for Best Project Report.

 

The Year 12 students tackled a six-month engineering project based on a real world challenge that the mentor’s company is currently facing. One Year 12 team was set the task of developing a device to detect leaks from underwater pipelines and wells. A solution to this could, in theory, help BP use existing ageing oil and gas infrastructure in the North Sea to transport and store captured carbon dioxide thereby assisting the move to a low carbon future. The other Year 12 team worked with Air Products to build a functioning prototype of a molecular weight sensor. The device could be used by operators to identify the type of gas present in a system. All the students are encouraged to show industrial enterprise, creativity and innovation when developing their solution. As they work together they gain extensive experience of problem-solving, team-working and project management. Both teams received the CREST award and the Industrial Cadet Award, and the BP team won the Contribution to the Business award.

 

Congratulations to the Year 9 boys (below) and the following year 12 students: Arthur Leech, Harvey Wong, Rohan Vijjhalwar, Peter He, Tejas Katyarmal, Shiv Kapila, George Neville White, Aditya Deshpande, Mohamed Dawood, Manish Manoj, Shezoo Rahman and Chinmay Joglekar.

 

 

 


Thames Ditton Regatta success

19 May 2017 by

We had a good weekend at Thames Ditton Regatta on 13th May.

 

The J15 doubles made it to a semi-final and a final in close-fought races; our finalists losing due to a steering incident (ie they hit the bank!).

 

Our J14 quad beat Hampton School in their semi-final and in an EPIC battle in the final beat The King’s School, Canterbury, by 3ft over the 1000m course, rowing through them in front of a packed KSC marquee! This was a great result.

 

 


U12 Cricket success

19 May 2017 by

Since the opening weekend of the season,the U12s have continued to enjoy their cricket and have gelled together to form an impressive team. Having beaten John Fisher, a much stiffer task against Hampton followed. Chasing 132 Jaiveer Johal and Datta Vasireddy began with an opening stand of 51 and Iain Westbrook batted very intelligently for 29. As wickets fell so did our run rate. We inched towards their target, losing confidence in our ability to find the remaining 25 runs despite having 5 wickets in hand. It was intense to watch. The outcome swung both ways and as our 8th wicket fell, the last 10 runs seemed out of reach. Not so though. Shashank Iyer confidently pulled the ball to the leg side boundary twice to relieve the pressure. A great game of cricket was eventually decided by a wide, which although an anticlimactic way to finish, did not undermine the team effort that bought about our first win over Hampton since 1991.

 

This confidence boost led to an emphatic 150 run victory over Latymer Upper including maiden 50s for both Datta Vasireddy and Iain Westbrook, 3 wickets for 2 runs for Jaiveer Johal and 3 wickets for 1 run for Aryan Patel.  The following day we faced Reigate, who presented as our most formidable opposition yet. They racked up 186 in their 30 overs, dominating our bowling in a way that we had not yet experienced. In reply, runs came steadily, but our first 3 all fell without really getting going. Enter Alex Cormack who proceeded to bat with impressively controlled aggression, hitting 14 boundaries on his way to 89 not out. He required the steadfast support of Farhaan Shaikh as a partner who was run out with just 4 to win. Their stand of 63 for the 6th wicket proved a match winning one.

 

As the team continue to experience pleasing levels of success, they do so with great humility, enthusiasm and eagerness to learn.

 


Outstanding performance at UKMT Intermediate Maths Olympiad

5 May 2017 by

On 16th March, 30 students took part in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Olympiad, the follow-on round for students, usually in Years 9-11, performing within the top 500 in each year group nationally in the Intermediate Maths Challenge.

 

The results were our best on record by a considerable margin, with 8 boys achieving a Distinction, of which 6 boys achieved a ‘medal’ and 4 boys achieved a ‘Book Prize’. The last of these achievements is particularly exceptional, reserved only for the top 50 in each year group nationally. These were awarded to Ojas Gulati (Year 7), Christian Cases (Year 9), Vincent Trieu (Year 11) and Navonil Neogi (Year 11). We particularly congratulate newcomer Ojas Gulati, who achieved a perfect score of 60/60. We are, as ever, incredibly proud of the boys’ achievement.

 

 


Tiffin boys sing Evensong at Westminster Abbey

5 May 2017 by

On 3rd April Tiffin Boys’ Choir enjoyed the privilege of singing Evensong at Westminster Abbey.  Singing at Westminster Abbey has played a hugely important role, from the plainsong Offices sung by the monks of the 10th century monastic foundation to the daily choral services sung by the Choir of Westminster Abbey.  Only visiting choirs of a high standard are allowed to  apply to sing Evensong. Before rehearsal time in Cheyneygates, the medieval house of the Abbots of Westminster, the boys  were given the opportunity to follow an audio guided tour of the Abbey which has been the coronation church since 1066 and is the final resting place of 17 monarchs .  In addition Westminster Abbey is also the place where some of the most significant people in the nation’s history are buried or commemorated.    Evensong itself was a profound and memorable experience, especially following the week of the tragedy on Westminster Bridge and outside the Houses of  Parliament.

 

 


Tiffin student success at the Fencing British Youth Championships

5 May 2017 by

Luca Plastow came 2nd at the Fencing British Youth Championships on Saturday in the U16 foil category. En route to the final he managed to knock out the favourite in the semi-finals, only to fall just short at the final hurdle.

 

 


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