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:
Congratulations to Shelley for holding their position as inter-house champions. Shelley have dominated inter-house since September. Well done to all other houses. Here is the ranking for Inter House III.
Congratulations Shelley House and well done for demonstrating excellent teamwork.
Twelve very keen readers visited the Natural History Museum in South Kensington at the end of the last term as a reward for their achievements in Accelerated Reader. After a tube journey to the Museum, and taking every opportunity to read, students visited the Cocoon Gallery where they were able to see scientists at work and view some of the millions of specimens held in the Museum. A quick visit to the dinosaurs was followed by the customary pizza, before more reading on the tube journey home. Congratulations to all the students involved: several members of the public commented on how they were a credit to the school.
On Thursday 30th March, Year 9 Theatre School went to Theatre Royal Stratford East to perform their version of Tim Etchell’s ‘Status Update’ in the National Theatre Connections Festival 2017. We started the day with a technical rehearsal and then performed to an audience of around 250 people in the evening. A fantastic time was had by all, with students describing the day as ‘fun’, ‘exhilarating’ and ‘really great’.
It is a close battle between Shelley, Hawking and King houses for Inter House points. Only one day of play left who will shine. Here’s to all the houses. Results will be shared on the first day back after the break. Good luck to all the houses.
Last Saturday, our Lister computing scholars went to programme with Imperial University students. Students were able to programme through robotics. A massive well done to Ashraful Islam and team for coming first in the Challenge. It was an enjoyable day and a valuable experience for our students.
“I can programme in any language now” Marvie Lance
On Friday 17th March, the PE Department took 12 students from Fitness Club and specialist PE to compete in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships at Lee Valley Athletics Centre. There were over 2500 students in attendance from across the country, and as well as competing in rowing races, students experienced London Youth Rowing’s festival of sport, and took part in activities such as an outdoor climbing wall, laser tag, cycling, basketball and many more. Our best result in the rowing races was in the Junior Relay, where Andriy, Fuquan, Samir and Nazmul rowed 2000m as as team and came 36th out of 75 schools. In the year 9 individual race (rowing continuously for 4 minutes), Andriy, came 94th out of 211 students – so a big well done to him! It was a fantastic day and all students received merits for their excellent representation of Lister, and very much deserved this opportunity by being regular attendees of Fitness Club after school on Thursdays.