Staff V Year 11 Basketball Team

On Tuesday 11th July the U16 Newham Champions (Lister) were met with their toughest challenge yet, the Staff Basketball Team made up of Mr Goldser, Mr Botterill, Mr Sharif, Miss Tetteh, Coach Faris, Coach Solomon, and Mr Muscat.

The U16 dominated the first quarter with their ruthless offensive plays, allowing Max, Reinaldes and Hocine to find the basket. The staff team looked to Mr Sharif for inspiration and by half time Mr Sharif had placed his mark on the game. Link up play between Coach Faris and Mr Sharif brought the score within five by half time.

Fitness began to show in the third with the U16 making progress towards the victory. Solid play from Vong opened up big Timmy to hit the three pointers, the teachers looked well beaten. However, a strong team talk by Coach Solomon inspired the teachers. Goldser showed true power on defence and Botterill began to make his mark on the game. Muscat finally began a scoring run and great link up play between Solomon and Faris took the game within two points with one minute to play.

The U16 boys had to much on this occasion with the final scores 52-45. A respectable score for both teams and a great send off to the year 11’s.

Great end to the season.

Mr Muscat

Lister Literary Festival

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Last week we welcomed four fantastic writers to Lister to tell us all about their lives and work. Novelist Alex Scarrow talked to years 6, 7 and 8 about his Time Riders adventure series, his career as a video games designer and his latest horror series about dissolving humans! Year 9 were really excited to welcome one of Lister’s favourite authors, Alex Wheatle. Alex chatted about his turbulent past from Brixton gangs, to winding up in prison and how books saved his life. His books have barely sat still on our shelves since. Plaistow-born crime novelist Dreda Say Mitchell inspired year 10 on Friday by sharing her journey to becoming a published writer despite friends telling her that her East End background would hold her back. We also had poet Adisa with us for two days wowing year 6 with his slick wordplay and leading a workshop with some year 7 creative writers. The poetry they produced was brilliant!

Ms Rowe