On Thursday 18th January, Mark and Harveen from the Anna Fiorentini Film and Theatre School came to lead a workshop exploring the issues surrounding bullying. Using Performing Arts, students developed a deeper understanding of what bullying is and what they should do if they are bullied, bullies or witnesses to it happening.
The workshop was delivered to the whole year 7 cohort and both Mark and Harveen commented on the students willingness to get involved, perform and share ideas and opinions with the rest of their peers.
After the workshop I asked some students what they had learned and enjoyed. Here is a selection of what they said;
"It was really fun and funny because of all the activities that we did. I learned to stand up to Bullies because really they are cowards"
"I liked it when Mark showed us his favorite dance move, the teachers were really kind"
"The whole workshop was really upbeat and unique"
Well done year 7, I was really impressed with your behaviour and attitude to this work!
I am proud to share with you the excellent work that my Year 8 English class have produced - both in lessons and for homework - over the past two weeks.
The unit studied this half term was centered around 19th Century extracts and the students were tasked with a project whereby they had to design an abridged graphic novel based around a text they particularly enjoyed.
The best work produced will be displayed in the school's new Reading Zone!
We had the pleasure of Dan Abramson, the head teacher of the 'top performing 16-19 school in the country', delivering a Grade 8/9 problem solving Maths session to a Year 11 group. There was an overwhelmingly positive response from the students, who found the session "interesting, fun and informative". Dan Abramson commented on how motivated and enthusiastic the students all were, and on the positive working environment he immediately encountered as he entered the school.
We look forward to further work with Kings College in the near future.
As you can see the students (and teachers!) were all well engaged!
Well done to the Language Leaders who have produced some beautiful and informative posters on French speaking countries around the world. These are now proudly on display!
The annual Geography fieldwork trip took place last week in north Norfolk at Overstrand Hall.
The trip was a lovely escape to look at Geography in action along the coasts of north Norfolk. We used a range of methods to investigate the erosion and deposition along the coastline as well as examine the effectiveness of the coastal defenses placed in Sheringham. Our stay also included evening activities on the grounds of Overstrand Hall, a Victorian country mansion, including nightline and bouldering.
The students were a credit to themselves, our school and their families. They all worked very hard on their Geography and learnt a huge amount. They were very supportive of each other and behaved respectfully the entire time.
It was really fun!
Some of our GCSE Geography students have taken a residential trip to Norfolk. They have been exploring the physical processes of erosion on several beaches in the area and have been using a variety of methods to collect data. They are pictured below at Salthouse Beach in north Norfolk.
We are pleased to announce that we are top of the provisional borough league table for English and Maths GCSE results at grade 5 and above. All signs suggest that next year’s results will be just as good if not better. Congratulations to all those who completed their GCSEs not only in our school but in others too, the standard set by GCSE results in the borough is aspirational and all GCSE completers should be very proud of themselves.
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REAL Learning students enjoying their 10 minutes of Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) in Mrs Sanders' class!