The School Blog

Posted on: 20/10/2017

Blog week ending 20th October

Thank you to all those students and staff who made our Open Evening such a success.  The evening was exceptionally busy with an unprecedented number of families visiting our school. I had so many lovely comments from parents saying what enthusiastic, knowledgeable and accomplished guides our student were. 

Miss Jackman attended Open Evening discussing, amongst other topics, the Learning for Life programme which she leads.  She asked prospective students to add their hopes and dreams for the future to this board. Their responses were as considered as they were diverse.

Our Art department are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the prestigious Artsmark Gold Award as part of the Arts Council creative quality for schools’ programme

Our Year 9 students have undertaken a huge range of creative activities which included working collaboratively with a visiting artist and attending music clubs and performances, drama and productions, design trips, dance workshops and performing the school song at the SSAT conference.

The judging panel commended ‘the school’s high level of commitment at a senior level in developing a wide range of cultural and artistic experiences for pupils. The range of high quality partnerships has positively contributed to the increased take up of arts within the school, and tangible results include the development of students co-coordinating after school clubs with the ambition to participate in the Trailblazers project in the future’

Crucially, every subject includes a creative element, making objects, making videos and recordings, responding to visual artworks, revising through songs, creative games, photography, designing posters, displays and visual mind mapping. 

Very well done to all those involved in this exciting ongoing project.

Pictured, students making coil pots during Thursday’s Y9 Art Club

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The subject of an assembly this week was ‘Ambition’, to inspire students to consider their ambitions in life, to encourage outwardly focused ambition.  In other words, to achieve things that broaden our ambition beyond material issues but to consider a career or path that inspires, supports and makes a difference to those around them too.

Pictured, our Deputy Head Teacher, Mr Beaumont.

Y10 & 12 Art Students visited the Royal Opera House Production Park to explore and learn about the amazing sets, costumes and props created on site in their specialist workshops.  Students were given access to the vast archive to inspire their contributions to the ROH Design Challenge.

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Please be aware that Grade Sheets for Years 10, 11, 12 & 13 have been sent home via email and can also be viewed on the SLG platform.  Please confirm you have read the report via the link provided.

Congratulations to Evie S of 7A and Daisy L of 7O who, along with their team West Kent Meopham Pony Club won their team show jumping competition on Saturday.  The girls are keen to set up a National Schools show jumping team, if anyone is interested please go to see Miss Head for further information.

Pictured, Evie middle back and Daisy middle front.

 

I hope you have an enjoyable half term. 

Best wishes,

 

Sue Hunt