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.
Our SEN students were privileged enough to have a sports masterclass with Olympian Montell Douglas just before the Christmas break. Montell works for the Sky Sports Mentorship programme and offered us her time free of charge to work with our students. The students engaged in lots of short, different activities and thrived in every activity that she asked them to complete and also got to wear her European championships gold medal.
On Friday our Inclusion Cheer leading team, the Lister Lions, participated in the final competition of the year run by Ascension Eagles. The event was at the ExCel as usual. The standard was very high as every team wanted to end the year with a Gold Award and the possibility of being a Grand Champion.
Lister Lions have made great progress this year. Their routine had difficult stunts, balances, tumble runs and dance solos. “I really like the dancing” said Sumaia. Lister Lions’ hard work was rewarded as they gained the award Grand Champion in the SEN division.
The Lister Young Carers would like to thank all students for their submissions and congratulate the winners of the poster competition:
1st place — Rhys A., Year 7 Hawking House.
2nd place — Jack B., Year 8, King House
3rd place — Prisca N.N., Year 9, Da Vinci House
Our Y10 boys enjoying an excellent opportunity at Oxford University; Museum of the history of science, botanic gardens and organic chemistry department. Today is all about methods of synthesis and extraction; from the first extraction of penicillin; the extraction of active molecules from plants; to doing an investigation on the synthesis and separation of lemonone. #chemistryisfun
In August, we celebrated the school’s highest ever GCSE performance
with 66% of outgoing Year 11 students achieving 5 or more A*-C grades (54% including English and Maths), making Lister Community School the only secondary school in Newham to have improved its exam performance every year for the last four years in a row.