The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award

Pupils in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the option to participate in the competition known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold).

This is a personal development programme comprised of different levels where students complete activities and challenges to demonstrate their abilities to work as part of a team.

European Youth Parliament

The European Youth Parliament is one of the principal forums for young people to debate current political, social and financial issues and exchange ideas. Participants have the opportunity to travel within Spain and abroad for regional, national and international sessions.

Participating in the European Youth Parliament allows pupils to develop a thorough knowledge of the European Union, an understanding of how decisions are made in the European Parliament and the knowledge required to form their own opinions and to discuss issues that affect Europe in a critical and constructive way.

The EYP sessions give pupils the chance to demonstrate their linguistic skills in English and their public speaking abilities. They also use teamwork and research skills, and have a chance to improve their confidence and self-assurance when defending a motion. It is an excellent addition to their CV when applying to international universities.

Robotics

Robotics is a growing area of technology and ever more pervasive in modern society. Knowing how to design a robot requires problem solving skills coupled with a knowledge of computer programming, sensors, actuators and electronic control devices such as micro-controllers.

Robotic competitions and challenges offer pupils at Caxton College the opportunity to compete with other schools and gain invaluable skills and experience  while working as a team meet this challenges. Every year Caxton pupils participate in Desafió Robot which takes place in the City of Sciences in Valencia where students from all over the Valencian community build robots which compete against each other. Having these skills will add value to the curriculum of our students especially in the fields of Science and Engineering.

Visiting Speakers

Throughout the school year our students enjoy special talks by experts in the fields of science, art and technology. Through these talks, our aim is to enhance our students’ learning experience and provide the opportunity for them to come into contact with real world professionals.

Our speakers

18/02/2019

Dr. Álvaro Pascual-Leone

We would like to share with you the talk given by Dr. Álvaro Pascual-Leone, researcher and professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, which took place at the 3rd Educational Innovation Forum organised by our school under the title “The Challenge of Educating a Healthy Brain”.

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21/06/2018

José Saborit, painter, poet and professor

Here is a short video on our Year 11 & 13 students Art exhibition. The painter, poet and professor José Saborit came as a special guest and he shared creative experiences with our young artists.

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26/04/2018

Professor Tom Bennett

Highlights of the talk given by Professor Tom Bennett during  our 2nd Forum on Educational Innovation, titled ‘The Teaching Revolution: Education based on evidence, not superstition’.

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13/04/2017

Professor Bob Lenz

We would like to share a few of the highlights of the talk given by Professor Bob Lenz from the U.S., which took place at the 1st Forum on Innovation in Education organised by the school in collaboration with La Caixa Foundation.

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01/06/2016

Uiso Alemany at the opening of Voices from Within

Art Exhibition of Caxton College Secondary and Sixth form Art students attended by the renowned artist Uiso Alemany

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Special Days

Throughout the school year at Caxton College we celebrate world days to support art, human rights, life, sport and culture, among others.

The school organises educational campaigns with experience-based activities in association with some of these special days, with the aim of raising students’ awareness of the importance of human values in their lives.

Some of the activities take place in conjunction with the world day of books, music, the internet, smiles, sport, science or freedom of expression.

Trips

Our pupils have the opportunity to celebrate the end of each academic year outside of the school environment with trips that last from one night to a week away, either within Spain or abroad, depending on the student’s year group.

On these trips organised by the school, pupils develop different abilities, work together in a new environment and take on new challenges; but most of all, they learn to overcome any fears or uncertainties through these activities.

These trips are an incredible opportunity to improve personal skills such as independent learning, self-management, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership qualities.

One of the most important tasks that the school undertakes is not only to guarantee the academic level of its pupils, but also to provide them with a broad curriculum that offers them ways to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.

School Musical

Each year we give a performance of a well-known musical for children in order to raise funds which go toward one of the charities that we support, the Spanish chapter of the VHL Alliance (Alianza Española de Familias de von Hippel-Lindau).

This artistic initiative allows our Secondary students to demonstrate their talents and English language skills. In addition, it allows both students and adults to work together as a team.

Participating in such an enriching academic activity reinforces the students’ self-confidence, improves their communication skills and enhances their language skills. It also fosters creativity and develops empathy, emotional intelligence, responsibility and commitment in the student actors. Dramatic art is an incredibly fun activity that allows our pupils to form new bonds of friendship.

Mandela Cup

The Student Council organises the Nelson Mandela Cup each year, whose objective is to strengthen the bonds with other local schools whilst providing an opportunity for students to enjoy a day of sport. Teams from the American School, Cambridge House and Caxton College compete in tennis, paddle, basketball, football and volleyball.

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