Dance students at the Royal Ballet School

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Year 9 and 10 GCSE Dance students and chosen Lower school students were ‘inspired’ by the KS5 students they saw at the Royal Ballet School Insight Day.  The day included a tour of the Ballet school, including classrooms, fitness suite and the wardrobe and watched a lecture demonstration of students from Year 12, 13 and 14.  Students also walked across the ‘Bridge of Inspiration’ which links the Royal Ballet School with the Royal Opera House.  Even the teachers couldn’t help but go across it and do some ballet actions!

The dancers were ‘inspirational’ said Nabilla (Year 10).

‘Watching the dancers made me want to improve my own dancing’ said Reseeda in Year 10.

Ms Coke

46 Mile Cycle Challenge

On the 31st of January a group of our most adventurous Year 11 students attended a series of workshops at Lee Valley Velodrome. The select group have been accepted onto the 2018 PruGOals programme which will culminate in them cycling the 46 mile Ride London event in July. Good luck for the long road ahead!

Coach Faris

Lister Head of Science wins a Leadership Award








Owen Hawkins with Teaching Leaders delivery manager Simon Sharp Picture: Emily Reynolds

The head of science at a Plaistow school has received an award after being recognised for his leadership skills.

Owen Hawkins, who works at Lister Community School, won the award from national education charity Ambition School Leadership after his efforts saw students receive highly targeted support and interventions.

Judges were impressed with the way he shared expert ideas and practices with other scientists.

He was presented with his award last week, when he also graduated from the charity’s Teaching Leaders programme.

Owen said: “Receiving the leadership award has been such a nice recognition of the effort that I and other school leaders put in to what we do.”

The St Mary’s Road school’s headteacher, Anthony Wilson, added: “I am delighted that Owen has been chosen for this.

“It’s thoroughly deserved – he is a dedicated and thoughtful colleague, with a real determination to keep improving.”

Premier League Enterprise Programme

In partnership with West Ham United Foundation and Lister Careers Team

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Fifteen fortunate students in Year 7 were selected to participate in the Premiership League Enterprise Programme in partnership with West Ham United Foundation. This is a six programme tailored to deliver key skills to young people. The lucky students will be focusing on work, business and how they can utilise their skills effectively.  Continue reading

Lister’s first MAT Girls Winter Varsity v Sarah Bonnell

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Huge congrats to our U12, U13, U14 Netballers, and U16 Footballers, for working together and WINNING the first Multi Academy Trust Winter Varsity on Tuesday night. Excellent teamwork, resilience, and sportsmanship ensured our girls claimed the first victory over our rivals. Not only did we win, but both schools gave the opportunity for 56 girls to compete in 2 different sports. Please congratulate the Lister teams for their fantastic team spirit and effort in cold weather. Girls Netball club runs Wednesday morning and lunchtime, and Girls Football runs on Thursday after school, please come along and help us continue this winning streak!

Ms Maxwell