Showing posts from January, 2017

Our Winning Streak Continues - Weekly Sports Round-Up

Welcome to our weekly round-up of our sporting activity over the last week.  A big well done to all of our players, your effort, hard work and teamwork made all the difference! Putting you and our school ahead of the competition.

Wednesday 25th January 2017

It's a 6 to 1 win for our netball team. 

Our Year 7 champions took on Stantonbury playing on our home turf, showcasing their excellent handling skills. Aaliya in centre court, and Lily in defence, kept us ahead of competition and worked seamlessly with the team to line up some great shots for our shooters, Sophie and Sam. Once again a big round of applause for their outstanding teamwork.

Friday 27th January 2017

Badminton team realise their Gold.

Our badminton team continue their blazing trail of wins at the Lord Grey tournament, taking gold in the boys' singles (BS) and doubles (BD), the girls' singles (GS) and doubles (GD).

Well done to our fantastic players.

Ethan won gold BS and BDNadeem won gold BDLisa won gold GS and GDAs…

A thrilling night in Birmingham at the Young Voices Choir

Event review by Niamh Bewick, Year 8
Picture: Some of our students at the Young Voices Choir in Birmingham

Thursday 26th January 2017
As some of you may already know, lots of our school pupils went on a trip to the Genting Arena, Birmingham, to be part of the Young Voices Choir
This year the Young Voices Choir had over 6,500 children performing, which meant it retained its title as the world's largest children's choir. This year they had a few famous faces such as Natalie Williams, Tammy Callaghan and The Beatbox Collective. I also went along to Young Voices and as soon as we walked into the arena and saw just how big the choir actually was, we were almost overwhelmed! The sheer energy that was coming from all of the different schools from all over the country made me feel really proud to be part of the concert. It was a thrilling night and if I had the opportunity to go again I would take it without a doubt.
Thank you Niamh for your write up; certainly sounds like you and your p…

Big Ben, London Eye and the British Film Institute - Year 10 German Film Day

Wednesday 25th January 2017 

Year 10 explore history, Germany and film

It was a culturally enriching day for our Year 10 students as they headed to the big smoke for an interesting tour of the British Film Institute (BFI).  
The film study day started with a review of excerpts from a couple of German feature films; our students discussed how the use of different camera angles created visual interest, and the impact this had on the audience. We also explored how sound tracks are used to create mood, and talked of the importance of opening scenes. It was an interesting and stimulating discussion.
In the afternoon, following a brief introduction to the historical background, we watched a feature film 'Berlin36', which dealt with the fate of a Jewish athlete in the run-up to the 1936 Olympic games. Through watching this film our students were able to understand what methods and techniques filmmakers use to draw in the audience and create an emotional response.
The BFI is situated betwe…

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