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Speed Networking and Work Skills Event – 19/10/17

Recently 15 students from Year 8 attended the above careers related event at Lord’s Cricket Ground. Students from Lister got the opportunity to meet with professionals from a variety of sectors and get in-depth knowledge and careers advice from them. They also met and networked with CEO’s, directors and senior professionals and engaged in learning about work skills and volunteering opportunities.

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Black History Month

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A lot has happened at Lister to celebrate Black History Month. The themes ranged from Literature to Sports and Performing Arts and in the last week was the culmination of a mix of cultures, debates and entertainment workshops mostly ran by students and a few guests including professional dancer Chrissie Kiyou and former amateur international boxing champion Carlos Moreno.

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SRE Education Parent Consultation Morning – Tuesday 31st October 2017

Lister Community School’s Sex and Relationship policy aims to support the personal, social and healthy development of students in order for them to lead responsible, happy and healthy lives. Therefore, as part of Year 9 PSHE Education,  we intend to deliver a series of sessions on Sex and Relationship Education which are in-line with current government guidelines and most importantly, prepare our students to accept and cope with the changes that take place in their own development and of those around them. Continue reading

Lister Basketball are off to a shooting start!

The U16 boys played their first ever match against solid opposition, School 21. Lister, the current Newman Champions, fielded an all new squad including an upcoming superstar from year 7, Titus.

Lister got off to a slow start but the boys soon got into their groove with great offensive play, Daniel and Frances linking up with the pass and cut for Lister to dunk the ball home.

Titus showed his class in the latter stages. The team provided the screen for Titus to drive through the post to land the big 2 points that sent Lister home with the points.

Great team effort. Lister win 51-28.

Mr Muscat

All roads lead East

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Year 9 and 10 GCSE Dance students had a fantastic workshop with Jasmine and Marvin, dancers from East London Dance. The students had a great time learning contemporary dance technique and floor work. The Year 9 boys enjoyed working with Marvin on tricks and balances.

The students are enjoying all the Dance styles and performances they have experienced so early on in their course.  They have many other great things to look forward to.

Forthcoming events:

Saturday 11th November GCSE Set Phrases Day
Tuesday 21st November, Sadler’s Wells to see Rambert perform A Linha Curva (GCSE set work)
Thursday 7th December Dance Episodes (Lunch time dance show)
Thursday 1st February 2018 Inter-house Dance

Celebration of Achievement Evening

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On Wednesday 11 October, Lister hosted it’s annual showcase event, Celebration of Achievement evening. The event is held annually to recognise and celebrate the academic achievement of our students, both present and past. The event also witnessed some wonderful musical and dance performances. It was a wonderful occasion attended by our staff, parents and Governors. A special thanks to Andrew Arnold, a member of our governing body, who gave an inspirational speech and spoke at length about the importance of making the right ‘choices’.

It was equally great to see so many of our current Year 12 cohort and pleasing to hear how well they have settled in their next stage of learning. Ms Griffin provided the closing remarks along with the promise that the school community will continue to work together to build on the success we have had in the past few years with our GCSE results.

Under 16 girls football news

U’16 girls show great resilience!

The under 16 girls football team showed passion for the game yesterday as they played Emerson Park at home in the Essex cup. Every student exceeded Miss Moore’s expectations from the start by all remembering to bring in their shinpads! The game got off to a lively start with Miriam sweeping at the back to clear any shooting opportunities and Alieyah saving any shots that did manage to pass the back four. Lister manage to hold the star studded opposition for 12minutes until the first Ronaldo type free kick flew into the back of the net. Unfortunately just before half time, after getting her fingertips to a shot Alieyah landed awkwardly on her ankle leaving Lister needing a volunteer goalkeeper, Ledia filled those boots, thank you! The girls continued to show their resilience by pushing through to have a few goal scoring opportunities for Mya, Asmaa and Monika. Although the team lost they made both themselves and Miss Moore SOOOOOOO proud. The picture says it all. Well done girls and see you at training on Thursday.

Referee – Louise Leedham
Head coach – Sabia Begum
Team – Rosa, Miriam, Mahe, Hanna, Alieyah, Tanha, Dhanira, Asmaa, Rabia, Melina, Monika, Aleena, Nusrah, Ledia, Mya, Mayriam, Zahira

Ms Moore

Newham Cross Country – Wednesday 11th October

22 of our Year 7-9 students competed in this event at Wanstead flats this week.

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As per Cross Country tradition, the rain was pouring and the wind was howling, but this didn’t stop our students from showing great resilience and completing the course. In Year 7, Jacob came 4th out of 52 students in the borough, and Ellie in Year 8 came 10th out of 58 students, both qualifying to represent Newham at the London Youth Games later this year. Please congratulate both athletes when you see them!

Ms Maxwell


Lister Dancers welcome Italia Conti vocational Performing Arts students

All GCSE Dance students had a great visit from students from the prestigious Italia Conti  Academy of Performing Arts. These students are studying a vocational performing arts course, but are specialising in Dance.

Our students had a commercial street dance workshop taught by course leader, Lucy Dungate and then watched the Italia Conti students perform a 35 minute piece which included many dance styles such as hip hop, ballet, contemporary and jazz.  ‘They were so flexible and talented’ said Wendy (Yr 11)

It was a great inspirational experience for our dance students.

Ms Coke