Blog week ending 28th February

Posted on: 27/02/2020

Year 11 Religious Studies students visited Westminster Abbey for a tour and workshop.  Some of the greatest and most controversial scientists are buried or remembered at Westminster Abbey and this visit encouraged the students to explore the relationship between science and religion as well as providing an opportunity to understand the religious meanings and purpose of practices within the church.

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WG6 Art and Photography students travelled to Amsterdam to immerse themselves in the cultural riches of Amsterdam’s many museums and galleries.  From contemporary photography at the Huis Marseille to Rembrandt and Vermeer at the Rijks Museaum, the trip provided a wealth of inspiration and resource material for students’ own studies - what an amazing city Amsterdam is! 

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The Smallpiece Trust was established to provide students with everything they need to fuel their passion for engineering.  The Trust works with partners to provide a programme of events and taster courses aimed at 11-17 year-olds.  Courses currently booking for Easter include;

Year 8 & 9 CyberFirst Girls Development Day in Kent and Year 10 Physics in Engineering at the University of Warwick.  These courses provide an opportunity to delve deeper into the world of engineering and into university life.  For more details on these and other courses please click here

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Year 9 Food Technology students have been making Bakewell tarts … and judging by the aromas drifting down the corridors, they were delicious!  Students have perfected their ‘blind baking’ skills and decorating techniques.

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Our WG6 Economics and Business Studies students travelled to New York to experience the commercial heart of financial district, Wall Street as well as take in tours of the most iconic landmarks and institutions of the ‘Big Apple’.  We certainly covered the ground, clocking up over 53km over the course of the trip!  The below photos give a ‘snapshot’ of our visit.

A stroll round Central Park

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Ice-skating in Central Park … some were better than others!

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Times Square at night

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Ellen’s Stardust Diner … with their famous singing staff!

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A Broadway show!

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PFA Event.  Come along to our Year 9 & 10 Girls Night at the Movies on 13th March for a special screening of ‘Mean Girls’, which is a great cult teen comedy.  The PFA will be providing the popcorn but other refreshments will be available for purchase.  Students' friends are all welcome .. it’s going to be a great Girls Night in!  Tickets can be obtained from reception, please  enclose money in an envelope stating the student’s name and number of tickets required.

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We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 5th March with a number of activities organised by our librarian, Mrs Davey.  There will be competitions, a Book Swap (Thursday 5th and Friday 6th lunchtime), as well as activities during library lessons.

Students will receive further information about them in the registers together with their £1 Book Vouchers.

The Department for Education has issued guidance to all schools to ensure we are taking the necessary precautions to protect student health and welfare in school.  We have installed hand sanitisers around school as well as reminding students of the importance of good hygiene – to wash their hands regularly and be especially mindful if they have coughs and colds.  Full details, and a link to an ‘advice on the coronavirus for places of education’ poster can be read on our website under ‘Correspondence’ here

Best wishes,

Michelle Lawson

 

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