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Our year 8 specialist Business students got first hand experience in selling today. Students spent time planning and creating their products through market research. Students then worked out their finances to calculate how much profit could be made.

Students sold a range of products from flexi pencils and glow sticks to bouncy balls and tennis kits. All students made a profit and will now go on to analyse how they can expand.

Students used a variety of skills including numeracy and were able to apply the theory they have learnt.

Comments made from students were insightul such as “we had to think about real world problems” Rayan Zinga. “We were competing with each other aswell” Rabiu Toure.

All in all a fun packed positive and profitable day for Business studies specialism at Lister.

Mr I Ahmed (Acting Head of Davinci/Business and Computing Teacher)

Computing lessons by Sarah Bonnell


Last week our computing girls from Lister attended Sarah Bonnell for friendly competition and computing lessons. Students learnt how to program through activities such as writing algorithms for a robot to cook pancakes and a Binary treasure hunt. Students really enjoyed themselves and are much more confident in the subject. “I wasn’t going to pick it next year but now I know I can do it” Fatimin. “Computing is really cool” Nahidah. “We can teach the boys at Lister” Marwalid

Special thanks to Salma Adel (Head of Computing and Business Sarah Bonnell) for hosting.

Coming soon!

Sarah Bonnell are hosting the Farraday national competition. keep an eye out for more collaborations!

Ms S Begum (Acting head of Computing, ICT and Business)

National Game Jam (Royal Festival Hall)


Last week our computing specialist students attended the national game jam at the Royal Festival hall. Students were able to meet professional hackers from Denmark and took part in a competition. Students programmed their own game and created controllers from household materials. Our student not only were able to put their programming skills to practise but had great fun at the same time. “This was amazing!” Rahat Robe, “I want to do this when I’m older” Uzair Waseem.

Special thanks to Ms Haynes (Head of Music) and Ms N Begum (Careers) for their support.

Coming soon!

Our computing students will be working with robotics in conjunction with STEM.

Ms S Begum (Acting head of Computing, Business and ICT)

Lister students meet Lutalo Muhammud – GB silver medalist, Rio 2016

Lutalo Muhammud – GB silver medalist, Rio 2016

A select few students were privileged enough to meet the world famous Lutalo Muhammud during Super Learning Day 3. A year 7 student said ‘Today we had an amazing experience with a GB Olympian – Lutalo Muhammud. A Taekwondo legend taught us how discipline can come a long way and that you really can achieve your dreams. It was great to see his physical technique when he kicked the targets. Thanks to Miss Moore for this amazing opportunity.’

Ms Moore

East London Schools’ Individual Table Tennis Qualifiers at Raines Foundation School

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On Monday 6th February 6 students from Table Tennis club competed in the Jack Petchey East London Schools’ Individual Table Tennis Qualifiers. There were 12 schools involved in the competition and Lister entered an U13 and U16 team which had 3 students in each. Unfortunately we were up against strong competition, and neither teams made it past the group stages, however, Moustapha (Yr8), Abel (Yr9), and Akil (Yr9) won a match each, and all students received a certificate for their participation. If you are interested in Table Tennis please come to club on Monday lunchtimes with Miss Maxwell. 

Accelerated Reader reward trip to Docklands Museum

Accelerated Reader reward trip to Docklands Museum

 Sailortown Gallery
On Friday 27th January our best readers visited the Docklands Museum to reward them for their fantastic results on Accelerated Reader during the Autumn term. A great day was had by all, with the visit to the Sailortown Gallery being everyone’s favourite, while the Slavery Gallery proved a very interesting and moving experience. The day finished in the library with celebratory pizza and cake, so get reading and doing your quizzes to be in with a chance of an invitation to the next trip to the Natural History Museum at the end of March.

Ms Connell


Shakespeare Essay competition winners

Shakespeare Essay competition winners
 Shakespeare essay
Congratulations to Harry, Darbaz and Anika, the three winners of the year 8 Shakespeare essay competition. They recently visited Newham Bookshop to buy books as their prizes, and Harry, the overall winner, will be invited on the next library reward trip at the end of March.


Ms Connell


Specialist PE Row 4 Results Area Finals – Tideway Visitors Centre in Central London

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On Thursday 2nd March 9 students from Year 7 and Year 8 Specialist PE represented Lister in the Area Finals of Row 4 Results with London Youth Rowing. Students competed individually, with Luiz in Year 8 winning 1st place in his timed 3 minute row. Students then competed as a team in a 12 minute relay, where each student rowed for 1 minute at a time. Overall Lister came 3rd which is a brilliant result, as well as receiving a certificate and t shirt for their achievement. Well done to all involved!

Miss Maxwell

Specialist PE Year 7 and Year 8 Row 4 Results Competition with London Youth Rowing

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On Friday 27th and Monday 30th January our specialist PE students from Year 7 and Year 8 competed in Row 4 Results here at Lister with Coach Dan from London Youth Rowing. Each Year 7 student rowed for 2 minutes, and the Year 8 students rowed for 3 minutes. It was a fantastic competition, and the top 6 distances rowed in each year group (3 boys and 3 girls) have now won a place in the Area Finals at Tideway Visitors Centre in central London this Thursday 2nd February! Well done to all students who took part especially to the top 12 students who will be representing Lister Community School later this week. Any students interested in Rowing opportunities please attend Fitness Club on Thursdays after school with Miss Maxwell.