Work experience at NBC Universal Studios

Our A Level students had a marvellous three-day work experience opportunity at NBC Universal Studios in London.

Ms Maharaj accompanied the students on the first day with the media conglomerate during our recent teacher’s week. The students had an invaluable experience over the three days, with lectures and workshops from all departments including finance and business insight, marketing and advertising, research and creative teams.

Aspiring Futures Society fuels Year 12 applications

The successful launch of the  Year 12 Early Entry Programme — the Aspiring Futures Society — has seen a record number of students in Year 12 applying for a range of outreach programmes with top universities.

A total of 35 students have applied across 18 different programmes including: K+ with Kings College, Target Medicine with UCL, Pathways with Bath, Imperial, Queen Mary and LSE, STEM programmes with Imperial, STEM Smart with Cambridge and many more.

Several students have already successfully secured places on these prestigious programmes. Seven have been accepted onto the Bridge the Gap programme with Queen Mary University and a further three students have secured a place on the STEM Smart Programme with the University of Cambridge. We look forward to hearing about more success as the applications close and students receive their offers of places on the programmes.

Students create 3D food masterpieces

Year 8 Art students have been exploring art inspired by food.

After lots of drawings and paintings of real cakes in lessons, the students responded to the artwork of artists Wayne Thiebaud and Claes Oldenburg with amazing 3D homework sculptures.
Students have created structures using paper, card, paint, fabric and recycled materials in their own time. Some students attended the weekly Art Club to put the finishing touches to their impressive work. We are very proud of their work and look forward to seeing what creative outcomes they produce in the future.

Year 10 students shine in Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge

This term, 50 students from Year 10 were selected to participate in a Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge workshop at Mulberry Stepney Green School.

The Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge is an opportunity for Year 10 students to develop important communication skills in a fun and positive environment where their views are respected. Every year more than 200,000 young people take part.Our students joined a full-day workshop delivered by an expert trainer. They were taught how to speak with confidence, express their thoughts and opinions in a respectful manner, and communicate clearly while listening to their peers.

Sixth Form geographers host brunch for Year 11s

Sixth Form Geography students (with a little help from their teachers) held a Geography Brunch this term.

It was held at lunch time, and Year 11 students were invited to find out more about studying Geography at A Level, ask questions and have some hot chocolate and snacks. The Year 11s had the opportunity to look through the current students’ folders of work, sample exam papers, textbooks and to discuss career pathways with Geography. 

Thank you to all Year 11s who came along and to the Sixth Form students for being wonderful hosts.

Year 8 embraces safety first

This half term, Year 8 students were fortunate to attend a Drop Down Day, which links to the PSHCE curriculum. The day consisted of students attending a range of workshops called Safety First, which is a blue light collaboration project delivered by the London Fire Brigade, Metropolitan Police and the London Ambulance Service.

The Safety First team delivered vital prevention education messages to our Year 8 students.

The London Fire Brigade delivered sessions focused on arson, fire prevention and fire safety. Students learnt how to keep themselves and others safe.
The London Ambulance Service introduced the concept Choose Well and the importance of getting the right care at the right time. There were discussions on the growing problem of knife crime and the principles of haemorrhage control. Our young people were also given the opportunity to reflect on who else might be affected by knife crime, such as the victims’ families.

The Metropolitan Police Service presentations and discussions focused on the dangers of child exploitation and gave students the opportunity to spot the signs of this. The presentation also featured serious youth violence, with activities related to gangs and knife crime, and the repercussions and dangers of the choices students may make. Students were also informed about the positive actions they can take.

Students found the Drop Down Day thoroughly engaging and we cannot wait to welcome our public services back again next year.