The year 7 specialist are into their last term of rowing, here are a few from the races and competitions run on the last session of last term, well done year 7 and some students have been asked to attend rowing sessions during the 6 weeks holiday!
The Rounders season is back! Our Year 8 team had their first friendly match against Royal Docks on Monday 22nd May. It was a close game but we lost 6-4.5. The girls gave it 100% and Kyna received played of the match for Lister due to her fantastic hit between 2nd and 3rd post! If you see any of the girls please congratulate them on their first performance. We have quite a few matches coming up so if any students would like this opportunity please attend Rounders Club on Mondays after school, girls only!
On Friday 19th May Year 7 Theatre School ventured to the Victoria and Albert Museum to discover their interesting and exciting Theatre and Performance exhibition and learn about how professional theatre is made and performed. A highlight of the trip was trying on all the different costumes that had been worn by characters on the stage throughout history and using the lighting box to learn how to tell stories through lighting.
Ex students Misha Djemalli and Sam Mvemba helped seal national success for Essec Schools as Durham were defeated in the Under 18’s Inter-County Trophy Final at Coventry City’s Ricoh Arena. Please see attached link for photos and full match report.
Year 10 GCSE Dance students had a great workshop with UEL Dance students as part of their Collide Festival. The teachers Harriet, Tanake and Amirah are currently studying Dance on the Urban Dance Practise course. However, their hip hop and locking workshops were so professionally taught that you could easily mistake them for professional experienced teachers.
The Year 10s loved it. “It’s the best workshop we have ever had” said Aiyanna. There is talk of them coming back, provided the GCSE dancers achieve their target grades!
Harriet, the team leader said “We all really enjoyed teaching the workshop and were so impressed by the students’ focus and efforts!”
On April 27th our U15 & U13 boys teams played their first ever match in the national tennis league against local Greenhouse tennis school St Paul’s Way Trust. Both age groups performed well and the really showcased their immense improvement over the past few months. The under 15’s won the match 8:4, Ahmad Khan and Haris Meher leading the way with 2 wins each. Our U13’s battled well in a hard fought contest but eventually lost a 10 point shootout to lose the tie 7:6
The Lower School Essay Competition is open! This competition is open to all year 7s and 8s, and all students are encouraged to submit an essay. Essays should be between 900-1000 words. They need to be backed up with sources and should use Harvard referencing. After submitting a first draft (deadline Tuesday 2nd May), students will have the opportunity to work with a teacher to help them develop their ideas in a final draft (deadline 12th May). There will be prizes for the top entries.Students should answer one of the following questions, and email this to me in a word document by the 2nd May. Please also find suggested reading lists below – these are useful starting points, but you are welcome to use any appropriate sources.
There are current fears about a measles outbreak in Europe. Discuss how unscientific myths about vaccines have spread and how we could tackle the problem.
How has our understanding of exoplanets developed over the last 20 years?
Why did William win the Battle of Hastings?
Is there evidence of discrimination within the criminal justice system and if so, what can be done to combat this? Please focus on either race or gender.
Reading lists for each question can be found here: