Pioneer Dance in School

Pioneer Dance Company was in school to run free workshops and clubs in authentic jazz dance styles. Hashim in year 7 said that the workshop was fun. All students who took part have been invited to train with the company. Watch this space.

Pioneer Dance 1Pioneer Dance 2

‘Working in the City’

22 Year 10 students were chosen to take part in a fantastic opportunity with the Brokerage Citylink. The Brokerage Citylink are an independent charity providing young people in London with a ‘Pathway’ of opportunities into employment; working in partnership with employers, schools and volunteers. Their programmes are designed to raise students aspirations by showing them the opportunities available to them in the City and finance sectors, whilst bringing them in to direct contact with the realities of working life. 

An afternoon at renowned international law firm Clifford Chance entailed a networking lunch, eye opening activities around routes in to the City and interview techniques. The students were then given the opportunity to turn the tables and interview volunteers from Clifford Chance. Questions asked ranged from qualifications required to become a lawyer to starting salary for a trainee solicitor. 
 
Sean Vanelli (Hawking student) commented that the best advice he was given on the day was ‘to take negative criticism and use it constructively to better himself as a person.’
 
The second part of the ‘Working in the City’ programme will take place in November. 
PicMonkey Collage

Black History Month

October is Black History month and Lister will be running an event to celebrate.
This years theme is ‘looking into the future’ and will include a motivational speaker, music, dance and poetry. It will be a two part show, with refreshments for sale during the interval.
The event will take place on Wednesday 15th October, from 5:00pm-6:30pm in the Assembly Hall.
Tickets will be 50p for students, £1 for staff, with all money being donated to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
Black History Month Webiste

Frantic Assembly Workshop

20140922_103239_resizedOn Monday, a selection of boys from years 8-11 participated in a workshop with Frantic Assembly, the company that choreographed the movement for the acclaimed play the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time. 
 
Frantic Assembly are a male only group and Johnny the teacher was inspirational.  It was brilliant as we developed our contact improvisation skills as well as trying to ensure that our actions flowed seamlessly into each other.

 
We are hoping that the Dance Department organise a trip to see the company perform on Saturday 1st November at Stratford Circus.
 
Year 11 Dance Captains

Rachel Starts Fencing Season With Bronze!!

 Rachel and Ms Strachan Manchester Int 2013    

GB International, Rachel Shaw, got her season off to a great start when taking bronze at the Bristol Under-17 national tournament, held last weekend. This now means that Rachel will move closer to selection for the Under-17 Europeans and Worlds (held next year), where the top four GB ranked fencers attend the Europeans, and the top four attend the Worlds. Well done Rachel!!

“I am so proud of Rachel’s achievement in Bristol. She has a good chance of selection for the Europeans and Worlds, but has to perform well at the next Under-17 tournament held in Manchester next weekend, and at the Gateshead Under-20 national tournament, also held in October” said coach Ms Strachan. Good luck Rachel!!