Ashbourne College Blog

Backstage at the Ashbourne Revue

December 16, 2016

The revue has been an essential part of Ashbourne’s history, as it offers the opportunity for the numerous talents present within the college to be showcased. This year, the revue includes acts that range from jaw dropping musical performances to captivating dramatic pieces and dance. Going behind the scenes- where the nerves are still relaxed and smiles still spontaneous- I get some insight into the feelings of a few performers in this year’s revue, as well as their opinions on the show. Technical rehearsals before the show are essential to ensure the smooth running of the event, because ‘to be Continue Reading →

Another great year for Ashbourne at the UK Bebras Computing Challenge!

December 10, 2016

Every year computer science students at Ashbourne participate in a Bebras Computing Challenge, which is sponsored by university of Oxford and companies like Google. At the beginning of 2016, only a select few of over 50,000 students were selected to go to Oxford, and Ashbourne’s Alex Vlasto made the top 3 at the end of the challenge! Ashbourne students have done exceptional well again this time around, with one in particular Jiazheng Zhu really shining through. In the Elite category (16 to 18 years), Dean, who is one of our A2 maths students, got 159 marks out of 200. This Continue Reading →

Tickets are on sale NOW for this year’s #AshbourneRevue!!!

December 6, 2016

The excitement is building steadily for this year’s show as rehearsals take place! Tickets are on sale NOW for just £10, so make sure you get yours while you still can! How to buy tickets Tickets for the Ashbourne Revue are available via Stephanie, who can be found in Old Court Place academic area. You can also reach Steph by sending her an email on stephanie@ashbournecollege.co.uk or via text on 07871 246 517. How to pay You can pay in advance using card, cheque and bank transfer. Payments via credit card incur a 3% charge for payments over £50. Payments via debit card Continue Reading →

Ashbourne student Verena Koay performing at the Royal College of Music!

December 2, 2016

We’re never short of good news to share about our student’s achievements, and we’re especially proud to announce that one of our very talented musicians will be playing at the Royal College of Music this weekend! Verena Koay joined Ashbourne College in September, and has been a wonderful addition to the music department. She began playing the violin at just 3 years old, and by the age of 7, she was playing at an exceptional level. Verena is hoping to go on to study at the Royal College of Music, and we think they would be incredibly lucky to have Continue Reading →

Lansdowne beat Ashbourne Allstars 2-1

November 16, 2016

The season hasn’t started quite how the Allstars had hoped. After a disappointing match against CATS College last week, it was all to play for this week as they faced Lansdowne. In the words of coach Carpene, here’s how the game played out…. Team Line-up Clarke – Goalkeeper Bassem – Defender Arman Defender Adrian Von Boettinger – Midfielder Aidan – Midfielder Alex – Midfielder Bader – Midfielder Marwan – Striker Joe – Sub The Allstars went into this game having lost 2-0 last week to CATS College and looking for a good reaction against Lansdowne College. The Allstars started brightly, Continue Reading →

Former Asher Amy Hyam to have artwork displayed at Saatchi Gallery

November 15, 2016

Amy Hyam was one of Ashbourne’s brightest stars in A level art. She joined us in September 2014, and immediately displayed an incredible talent and an eye for intricate detail that made her work stand out. Amy scooped the Park Gallery Prize for Drawing and Painting at Leighton House during her time here , resulting in her work being displayed for 6 months at a local business. Her amazing work was part of many of Ashbourne’s events, including the Creative Arts Exhibition in March. This is why it came as no surprise to hear of her involvement in this year’s Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Revue auditions start THIS WEEK!

November 8, 2016

The run up to the Ashbourne Revue is always such an exciting time around college. The music and drama departments are buzzing (more than usual!) and students start to think about how they can contribute to a show that is one of the highlights of the college calendar. And what better way to really kick off ‘revue season’ than auditions? When? Auditions for the 19th annual Ashbourne Revue will be taking place from Friday 11th November at 1pm. There will be additional audition dates to follow, so keep an eye out for emails and social media updates Where? Auditions on Continue Reading →

Ashbourne Student Council charity bake sale – Friday 4th November

October 31, 2016

Back in March, we were so proud of student Maria Selyanina and former student Olamide Abolarinwa and their efforts to raise money for good causes. Maria decided to hold a bake sale to raise money for Children with Cancer. Her cakes were absolutely delicious and went down a storm around the college! Olamide got in touch to tell us about her challenge to raise money for Hope for Children by climbing Kilimanjaro. She put in lots of hard work in preparation for the challenge, which was to be expected for someone who was always such an amazing student during her Continue Reading →

Ashbourne students are taking the National Cipher Challenge by storm!

October 16, 2016

Ashbourne College students have been taking part in the National Cipher Challenge since mid October, and as expected, they have been doing an amazing job! So what’s the challenge all about? The National Cipher Challenge is an online code breaking challenge that attracts entrants from over 700 schools each year. The competition consists of 8 challenges, and teams are given one challenge per week. Collectively, the challenges tell a story, and entrants need to crack encrypted messages to reveal what it is. This year, the challenge is to get to the bottom of the mysterious death of young scientist. Jamelia. Continue Reading →

Ashbourne has a fantastic deal on student accommodation in Lee Abbey!

October 10, 2016

This year, Ashbourne has some LARGE SINGLE ROOMS available immediately in Lee Abbey student accommodation, located in Central London. You can apply for these rooms even if you are not a current student. The student accommodation is 5-10 mins walk from High Street Kensington station, which is very close to Hyde Park. The accommodation is newly renovated and the price includes all bills. You will also be provided with breakfast and dinner during the week. Accommodation Name: Lee Abbey Address: 57-67 Lexham Gardens, London W8 6JJ Location: Kensington Price: If you sign up for this deal, the price is discounted Continue Reading →