Autumn Term: Special Lessons and Events

This term was packed with special lessons and events:

On the 14th and 15th September our students attended a Study Skills Training Session delivered by Mr Gordon Sparke from Study Skills Zone. Our students learnt a variety of skills, including how to improve your memory, how to discover your learning style, ‘mind mapping’ and how to ‘grow’ your brain!

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On the 20th and 22nd September our students took part in a series of Awareness Sessions, focusing on the harmful effects of pornography.  Ps Ray Patrick, Little Eden’s Chaplain, Gloria Tukeba, from Our Great Commission, and Carole McWhinney, from No Ordinary Woman Chat Show, delivered these relevant sessions.  

On the 13th October Ms Sinclair organised an Art Lesson at the Tate Britain museum. Students from Year 7, 9, 10 and 11 had the opportunity to admire British contemporary art and engage in workshops with artists in residence.

Night photography can produce some great images! On the 26th October, Mrs Smith delivered a fantastic Photography Lesson. Using torches, sparklers and glow sticks, the students learnt about long exposure while having lots of fun.

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On the 1st November our football team visited Francis Combe Academy to play a friendly interschool match. Our team took the opportunity to unveil the new school kits. Even though Francis’s team won the match (5:2), it was a great learning opportunity, and the event was well-supported by students and staff.    

As part of the celebration of Black History Month, on the 1st November the School’s Cafeteria hosted an African and Caribbean Food Fest. They served a delicious variety of dishes such as: banku and okra stew, vegetarian curry goat, rice and peas, and fried plantain. Yum!

On the 4th November our students attended a whole-day Leadership and Self-esteem Training Session delivered by Mr Jackson Ogunyemi, better known as “Action Jackson.”

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 On the 8th November the School’s Cafeteria hosted a Brazilian Food Feast. Students and staff were truly delighted to try Feijoada (bean stew), Farofa (fried cassava flour), Pão de queijo (cheese bread) and even brigadieros (Chocolate truffles)!

On the 20th November the PTA held a fantastic Quiz & Curry Night at Saffron Restaurant. The Top Cats team, Sheila, Karen and Mike, won resoundingly! The event raised £110.  

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