Last weekend we took some of our most talented musicians to Bantry, Ireland for the West Chamber Music Festival. This annual trip has become a favourite for the department and the Festival-goers, who welcome us kindly each year!
From boat trips, country walks, bow-making, photo-shooting and of course, concert-going, the activities were endless.
A highlight for us though was watching our Quartet in residence – the Behn Quartet – perform. They were phenomenal and played a range of repertoire from Dvorak, Haydn and the world premiere of McDermott’s ‘Sleemhnan’ which can best be described as techno music for live strings!
Year 8 had a great dance workshop with Bismark Anobah who is a well known dance practitioner in London and beyond. As well as being known for his dancing and high energy, he is also well known for his fierce ‘Simon Says’ game.
The workshop was so good and the music was so contagious that all three Theatre School teachers joined in.
Years 10’s GCSE Drama class had the opportunity to visit Rose Bruford College on Tuesday. All the staff that we met were really lovely and knowledgeable.
We had the chance to take part in 3 different workshops. First was set/costume design. In my opinion it was really fun everyone seemed to be having a really good time and we all got really creative and a bit messy. We created our final pieces with the inspiration of a piece of text from Macbeth. We learnt about how to design set and thought about what we wanted our audiences to see. Continue reading →
Throughout June our top tennis players have been taking part in the National HSBC Road To Wimbledon competition. The event was a great success with 19 boys and 6 girls competing for a chance to play on the hallowed turf of Wimbledon.. Well done to all those that took part and a special congratulations to our winners and runners up Ahmad Khan, Keisha Patel, Furqan Rana and Remi Bakari. Good luck for the county finals!
The first MAT Varsity sports event was hosted here at Lister on Wednesday 14th July against Sarah Bonnell school. Students participated in an Athletics competition which included hurdles, 100m, 200m, 800m, 4x100m relay on the track; and discus, javelin and shot put throws on the field.
The girls competed brilliantly, with some of our Lister students winning gold, silver and bronze certificates for their performances. The end result was narrowly won by Sarah Bonnell by just 18 points but the girls should be proud of their resilience and fantastic effort throughout. Big thank you to all the PE team who delivered the event which ran smoothly and was congratulated by Sarah Bonnell.
This is the start of many MAT Varsity sporting events, so if you would like to part and help us beat our rivals next time please attend extra curricular clubs for selection.
A big thank you to students and staff who played in the ‘friendly’ game of Netball at lunchtime on Wednesday 28th June. Everyone gave it their all, and despite the Year 7 & 8’s fierce determination, they couldn’t put a shot past the staff team and had to face Ms Clay’s exceptional scoring rate! 30 students will receive merits and certificates for their participation in this Netball match for National Sports Week. Well done all!
To celebrate National School Sport Week 2017 Lister is hosting a variety of staff v student sporting challenges as well as Sports Day this week. Yesterday it kicked off with a London Youth Rowing event where staff and students competed against each other at lunchtime in an indoor rowing relay competition! 8 teams competed in total, and despite a lot of talk from teams (notably the staff SLT team!) the 6 minute race was won by TEAM PE! Was there any doubt?! Thank you to all staff for getting involved, and well done to all students who competed – you have all received merits for your participation. Better luck next year everyone!
Please can you give the Year 8 Girls Netball team a huge well done. They have competed in 10 matches this season and finished 5th out of 11 schools in the Newham League which is a fantastic effort! Their last play as a Year 8 team was Thursday 22nd June which was a very enjoyable inter-borough summer tournament on sunny day in Haggerston Park. Team happy consists of: Mayriam – GK (captain), Kade – GD, Nikol – WD, Cosmina – WD, Jawahir – C, Mya – WA, Kyna – GA, Mariama – GA, Sonia – GS/WA. If you would like to get involved in Netball club, training for Year 7 & 8 is every Wednesday lunchtime in the Sports Hall with Miss Maxwell, and all years every Wednesday after school with a coach.
Last week current Current Year 10 GCSE Dance students and potential GCSE Dance students went to NewVic and participated in a workshop with the lLevel 2 Performing Arts students and the Drama and Dance teachers, Annie and Zuri.
We had a tour of their newly built performing arts facilities and watched a piece they devised based on the misuse of social media. It was very good and thought provoking, “I loved it’ said Paloma Continue reading →
14th June 2017Mr T Gava
Following on from our intrahouse rowing competition here are some photos and videos of the morning.