Lister takes over UEL

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Over the past few weeks our Dance students from various year groups have participated in some Dance and Music Master classes with teachers and Degree students from the University of London. They had a tour of the facilities and then spent the rest of the day dancing, making music and having a fun experience.
The project will be on again later on in the year, so see Ms Coke if you are interested.

Ms Coke

Year 7 Netball team still unbeaten in Newham League matches!

Inspired from England Netball’s incredible gold medal in the Commonwealth Games, the Year 7 Netball team performed at their best tonight beating Langdon and setting a new scoring record for the season of 13 goals to 0, not unlucky for us! The girls have regularly attended training sessions on Wednesday morning and lunchtime, and this hard work is shown in their consistent performances and team confidence. These are the best results we’ve ever had in Newham League:

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Lister 2 Brampton Manor 2 (draw)

Lister 13 Langdon 0 (win)

Lister 0 Kingsford 0 (draw)

Lister 3 Plashet 0 (win)

Lister 2 St Angelas 0 (win)

Lister 10 Eastlea 1 (win)

Please congratulate Isabella (captain), Tanisa, Amriya, Kyhla, Layla, Michelle, Debora, and Lazia. Notably Isabella as player of the match, and Lazia and Khyla who also played for Langdon as they did not have a full team. You can follow their progress along with other PE & Dance team news on our Twitter page @pe_lister

Miss Maxwell

Accelerated Reader award trip to the National Gallery

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Our spring term accelerated reader award trip was to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. We were treated to a guided tour by the gallery focusing on the theme ‘Myths and Legends’. Our guide brought the paintings alive through explaining the stories upon which they were based and the symbolism used by the artists. It was a fascinating experience for this group of avid readers and they were full of questions!

Don’t forget to keep reading and taking those quizzes to be in with a chance of attending our summer trip!

Ms Rowe

London Stock Exchange Market Opening

On Wednesday 29th of March, Rachel and I took a group of children to the London Stock Exchange organised by my charity School Home Support to experience the Market Opening. The event was also attended by professional and ex professional rugby players.

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Lister Community school was also awarded a plaque to mark the event please see below.

Here are a few comments from the children who attended yesterday.

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What a result!

U’16 girls football team’s fantastic attendance at football training has paid off. They visited West Ham Foundation for a tournament. Warm up led by PE Champion Hanaa. After a wobbly start by Rosa injuring herself in the warm up, it left the team a player short. First game was against St Angelas where persistent chasing by Raissa and Jameelah held the score at 0-0. Second game saw Miriam and Sabia’s defensive partnership rule from the back to allow us to beat Lammas 1-0. In the third game Louise gained her hat-trick against Langdon with some smashing ‘top bins,’ 3-0. Lastly the toughest game of all, Melina was asked to annoy Frances Barnsley’s top player as much as she does her teachers to which she succeeded and prevented her from scoring for a 0-0 draw! For the first time we found ourselves in a FINAL against the dreaded Frances Barnsley… A time for year 8 Aleiyah to shine, volunteering in goal, she made some very important saves and kept the girls in it until 1 minute from time. The final score, 1-0 to Frances Barnsely but a truly OUTSTANDING performance by the team with smiles and medals gained by all…

Ms Moore

Information for the School Community:

Students, Parents and Staff

In common with other schools we have received a letter from Shabnam Chaudri, Faith and Partnership Lead at the Metropolitan Police.  Please read the contents of the letter which are regarding some of the correspondence that has been widely shared on social media regarding Muslims.

Please read the letter and understand that our school is in agreement and will always work with the Police should we have any concerns over the safety of our students and our community.

Read letter here

GCSE Dance Theory Conference

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Year 11 GCSE Dance candidates had a fantastic Component 2 (Theory) Conference lead by Heather Worrall from Artspool. They were quizzed on the 6 professional works in the anthology and given tips on answering the long mark questions on costume, aural setting and physical setting. They even made minature sets on the works!

It was very beneficial. Carlos who had been sick all week, said ‘it was good. I’m glad I came in for it’ Shafinur asked and answered some thought-provoking questions. Olga was surprised at how much information she actually knew, and Prisca made some copious notes!

Heather said to Ms Coke and Ms Lungu: ‘These are such great students, it was a delight to work with them! So much thinking and interaction from them all. Brilliant . You should be very proud of them’

Strong start to the tennis season


Our Lister U13 and U15 tennis teams had their first fixture of the year last week and their commitment to training over the winter months has definitely paid off. Our U15’s came first out of 3 schools winning 11 out of 14 matches. The U13’s did even better winning 11 out of 11 matches. Darbaz was particularly impressive. Having played over 140 hours of tennis since September he won all 3 of his matches – hard work definitely pays off!

Coach Faris