Kinky Boots Reward Trip

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Students from Years 8-11 were taken to see Kinky Boots at the Adelphi Theatre in the Strand as a reward for their hard work, progress and good behaviour in Dance.

The group had a great time and we all have new admiration for people that dance in heels!

Some of the quotes from Lister students

“The best thing we have ever seen”

“The themes were great and really made me think”

“the singing was fantastic and the dancing, wow!’

There will have another big treat for reward students in the next few months.  Will you be one of the chosen few?

Ms Coke

Hollywood Bowl

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To celebrate the success of A Servant to Two Masters and say ‘Well Done’ to the talented cast and backstage crew we journeyed to Hollywood Bowl in Canada Quays to go Bowling! Lots of fun (and food!) was had by all and there were plenty of strikes to celebrate too. Well done everyone, we look forward to the next production!

Ms Voisey

U16 Basketball


The U16 basketball team have enjoyed a long and successful season but now sadly it is the end of the road with defeat in the last 16 of the London Youth Games. As Newham Champions, Lister went on to beat Enfield Champions setting up a last 16 tie away at Redbridge Champions Chadwell Academy.

Lister fell way behind in the first quarter, the large number of spectators playing on their usually fearless confidence. Tactical changes and resilience from the boys brought Lister level at half time, Timmy and Reinaldes scoring well while excellent performances from Filipe, Max and Aaron energised the team. It was Chadwell, however, who took advantage in the third with the big number 9 slam dunking. Home spectators cheered in high spirits and Lister found themselves unable to reply.

Manraj, Eric and Frances (Year 10) came on in the fourth and turned the score line around to put Lister in sight but it was not to be Listers day.

Well done to the boys – Eric, Manraj, Frances, Filipe, Timmy, Reinaldes, Max, Aaron, Hocine – for an excellent cup run.

Mr Muscat


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In Specialist Curriculum today, we discussed Up-cycling, and Ms Bland showed us her own textiles prints that she designed for sportswear.

We looked at upcycled products such as hangers made from chairs, jewellery made from pencil stumps, and a paper chair.

We then made our own clothes in teams using mannequins, newspaper, pins, scissors and masking tape. Here is what some of my fellow students said:

Rida: ‘It was fun and creative.’ 

Amina:  ‘It was good fun working in teams’.

Reported by: Riya Begum DAB


Ms Mortimer

Better Extreme Reward Visit

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On Friday, 62 lucky students were rewarded for their consistent good progress and behaviour with a visit to the Better Extreme trampoline centre in Upney.  The visit was funded with a grant from the Jack Petchey Foundation, who recently presented Jamal Hussain, Learning Mentor, with a Leader’s Award for his outstanding commitment to the personal development of students at Lister.  As you can see from the quotes below, all students (and staff) had a fantastic time, with duelling and dodge ball being the favourite activities!

Kai Miah – Year 8 – “This trip was epic”

Hansa Rashid (Year 9) – “This was a really fun trip, I had a great time with my friends”.

Fatima Hassan (Year 11)

– “I am really happy that we had an opportunity to go on a fun trip like this in year 11; it allows you to relax and take your mind off exams for a short while”.

Sold out!

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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