We cordially invite you to view our Year 11 GCSE Art Exhibition at
Margerison Gallery, Stanborough Secondary School, every Monday
3.30-5.00pm from 17th June – 8th July.
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Last year we entered the Schools Bible Project competition where we studied some of the great events in the life of Jesus Christ and wrote an essay about one of them. Most schools in the UK entered and the list below are last years prize winners. It was our first time and we came forth in this national competition.
1st Prize jointly:
Dr Challoner’s High School, Little Chalfont Bucks
St Columba’s Boys School, Bexleyheath
2nd Prize jointly:
The Pinstanley School Braunstone Town Leics
St John Payne School Chelmsford
3rd Prize jointly:
The Cedars School, South Croydon
Lacon Childe School Cleobury Mortimer
4th Prize jointly:
Oaklands Catholic School Waterlooville Hants
Stanborough School Watford
We also gave our own internal joint 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes.
This year the prizes are
- 1st prize, £50
- 2nd prize, £30
- 3rd prize, £20
Choose one of the events in the life of Jesus, read about it, think about it and then write about it as if you had actually been present. These events are described in the New Testament which is the second half of the great book we call the Bible. It is a central part of the worlds great religious heritage.
Here Are The Events From Which to Choose
- The Wedding at Cana (John 2:11-12) It was Christs first miracle, John describes it as happening “on the third day”. Is there any significance in that?
- The Feeding of the Five Thousand (Matthew 14:13-21) They were busy people with homes and families, but they had been so attracted by Christs preaching that they followed him all day and were hungry. What did He do? The people were Jewish, they remembered their own history and the manna in the desert. It must have made them wonder: who is this man, Jesus?
- The raising of Lazarus (John 11:1-44) Lazarus had been dead for three days. His body must have started to smell and decompose. And yet Christ raised him. Does it point to anything that might happen to Christ himself?
- The Last Supper (Matthew 26:26-68, Mark 14:22-14) It was the season of the Passover and Christ asked his Apostles to find a suitable room for a solemn banquet. It was the night before He was to die…
- The Resurrection (Luke 24:1-148) A Crucifixion was a savage, ghastly death. Christ’s broken body was placed in a tomb and sealed with a great stone. Three days later, women came back to make to body clean with fragrant oils and spices. But the tomb was empty…
How to Enter
The competition is open to all UK pupils aged 11-16. The essay must be typed on a computer and must carry the name of the pupil, date of birth, year group and full address of the school.
- Choose one incident from the list above after studying them all carefully. Study other accounts (authors) some incidents are described by more than one of the evangelists Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
- Write a description of the incident in YOUR OWN WORDS AS IF YOU HAD BEEN PRESENT. This work must be unaided by your teacher. You can either choose to be one of the people actually involved, or you can invent a character for yourself. You can decorate your essay but elaborate artwork that might be damaged in the post is not recommended. No plastic folders or laminated work. Ordinary A4 sheets held together by staples or paper clips are best. Maximum 5 pages (1,000 words).
- The teacher will then check that the work complies, collate all by year group and post it to arrive no later than June 30th. Winning prizes will be notified at the beginning of the Autumn term. The four main prize winners will be invited to attend a special ceremony in November or early December 2019 in London at the House of Lords. They will attend with their family and teacher and have a TOUR OF PARLIAMENT, TEA AT WESTMINSTER and then receive their prizes. In addition a large number of runner up prizes will be awarded and these will be mailed direct to the school in September 2019.
- All entries become the property of Christians Direct and are non-returnable. You are advised to email a copy of your essay to yourself and your teacher.
Christian Projects is an ecumenical charity bringing together members of mainstream christian denominations in Britain. The School Bible Project has been running annually since 1989.
We are excited to be launching Show My Homework, an online tool to help you keep track of your child’s homework. Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, all their deadlines and their submission status and grades. We have decided to bring on this system to improve the way we communicate with parents and give you greater visibility into the homework we set.
You will be provided with login details to your personal account which is linked to your child’s homework calendar where you will be able to see your child’s To-do List and any homework that is overdue. These logins will be sent out within 2 weeks after launching but in the meantime, you are still able to view all homework.
To view all homework set without login details please go to the main menu on this website and click on Homework. Please note you will need to use the filter options at the top of the page to find your child’s homework.
- 24/7 access
- View quality and quantity of homework
- Translation into over 50 languages
- Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android devices
- Receive automated notifications before homework is due
We have launched Show My Homework on 14.02.2019 and we hope that this service will provide parents with a deeper insight into the homework your child receives. More importantly, we hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management and help them to keep on top of their workload.
To keep up to date on the move please download the Show My Homework app once you receive your login details, you will then be sent push notifications to let you know what homework is due. You will also be notified of grades, overdue homework and announcements/events. If you or your child have any questions about the service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Show My Homework, who are always happy to help. Just visit help.showmyhomework.co.uk or call 0207 197 9550.
Stanborough School held the annual Carol Concert at the Stanborough Park Church on Tuesday 11th of December, 2018. The programme featured music performed by the school orchestra, choir, and various ensembles, interspersed with Scriptural readings, dramatical presentations and congregational singing. Watch highlights from the concert in the video below.
Stanborough Secondary School pupils were moved by the realisation that the struggle for equality still has some way to go and duly accepted his invitation to create an art piece. One of our year 9 pupils, Stephanie, won 3rd place. Mr Harrington is seen here with Stephanie’s art piece in his right hand. Stephanie received a bundle of gifts from Mr Harrington including a certificate of completion from the House of Commons.
Runners up were celebrated with a special assembly: 1st prize an £80 art set for Stephanie, 2nd prize, £50 set for Nusaiba and 3rd prize, £30 set awarded to Evie. 12 additional pupils received consolation prizes for their effort, they were Kristiyan, Rohan, Marlon, Clyde, Carlos, Nyasha, Thea, Mikaela, Sarah-Jane, Melissa, Ethel and Leah.
In the first part of the workshop, the instructor explained to us what marine engineering is, what marine engineers do and what this profession aims for. I was amazed at the fascinating things that marine engineers build; being a marine engineer means more than simply building boats and submarines. It is building whatever needs to be built in a creative and innovative way.
In the second part, we had a practical activity and a competition. The class was divided in groups of three and our task was to build a boat with thick paper and some wires. We would then put all the boats in water, filling them with some marble balls. Finally, the boat that could hold the maximum number of balls without sinking, would win. In the end, it was harder than we thought. Building a little paper boat is difficult enough; this made me realise that to build a real boat is not an easy job.
By the end of the workshop, engineering was becoming a very viable and attractive career option. While I might not necessarily opt for marine engineering, other areas of this profession are definitely worth exploring. What intrigued me most about engineering is how it has comprises maths and physics principles, along with creativity and originality.
Text by Lisia
Text by Mrs Milis-Hopa
Video by Mr Zapotichny
Five teenagers from a Garston secondary school spent two weeks in India in February on a character-building trip teaching children in a school attached to an orphanage.
Pupils from Stanborough Secondary School have been involved in annual trips to India for the past twenty years since recently-retired science teacher Kish Poddar took a group of 14 students to a small orphanage in Thally in Tamil Nadu to build a chicken shed to help the orphanage become more self-sufficient. The second project undertaken the following year was to paint the newly constructed boys dormitory, sponsored by the UK based Charity STOP International for the same orphanage.
For the next seven years the annual trips involved helping with basic construction work and decorating in various orphanages in Tamil Nadu state as part of the students’ coursework for the International Baccalaureate examination although one year they acted as volunteers at an eye camp in northern India. After this it was decided to give the Year 10 students the opportunity to help underprivileged youngsters in the children’s homes.
After months of preparation, planning lessons and gathering resources – with the help and advice of the English teacher who accompanied the group – five students ( three boys and two girls) and three staff (including Mr. Poddar) from the school travelled to India during the February Half Term break to start two weeks of teaching at the BESSO Primary school delivering ten 40-minute lessons each day for eight days.
Returning students have always claimed to find the opportunity a very special experience and this year’s group proved to be no exception. As one, summing up the views of the rest of the group, said, “Year after year I would sit on the same Stanborough chairs and listen to the previous Year 10 students explain how this trip changed their lives. However, I did not really believe that a trip could really be that moving. I loved seeing the children so happy and enthusiastic with so little and in the end it was very hard for me to let them go. This experience has touched my heart and I would surely love to come again.”
Organiser Mr. Poddar explained that the school’s director felt that the orphans benefited from the experience as well by having their ties with the UK strengthened and having English-speaking natives teaching their lessons. The teachers benefited by observing a different teaching style and being exposed to new resources. That the children enjoyed having the students each year was obvious from the way they remembered and asked about those who had visited them during previous years.
He added, “During their time in India the students had a set routine of waking up and lights out times, meal times and recreation times and had to put up with the novel experience of a mobile phone curfew from 10:30 pm to 7:30 am by handing in their phones to the staff. To make the trip more enjoyable the timetable included two days of sightseeing and one day of shopping. The team visited the Maharajah’s Palace in Bangalore and the beautiful Bannerghetta Wildlife Safari Park and Zoo.”
Explaining the rationale behind the scheme Mr. Poddar continued, “These trips are designed for the physical, mental and spiritual growth and development of the students. Humanitarian projects such as these play an enormous role in building character. We believe that Stanborough School leads from the front in this area.”