Last week the Year 10 and Sixth Form Art-Textiles students visited the ‘Twisted Thread – Knitting and Stitching Show’ at Alexandra Palace. Students had the opportunity to view a gallery of work and speak to the designer-makers about processes and inspiration. They also had the opportunity to talk to Fashion and Surface Design graduates who were exhibiting their work and speak to university lecturers about the courses available to them in the future. Many of our students also took part in the ‘Campaign for Creativity’ by stitching their names onto the petition board at the show. It was a brilliant day and everyone went home tired but with a head full of ideas and inspiration.
The Anglo European School support the philosophy of a broad an balanced curriculum including the Arts. We fully support this move to apply pressure to secure creative and performance subjects in the curriculum offer. We also sympathise with colleagues who through financial and curriculum reductions, have been forced to remove them in other schools through no fault of their own. It is important that the value of these subjects is championed and our students continue to be very vocal in this respect. If you can spare a minute or two to help our creative subjects get the support that they so desperately need, please sign this petition. 5000 signatures are needed to take this to parliament.
Our Campaign for Creativity petition aims to provide better opportunities at school for children to be creative and to think creatively. The rigid
nature of the national curriculum provides little opportunity or time for children to express themselves creatively, artistically or professionally. Creativity is vital to child development, not only as a means of expression and communication but to support life skills such as problem-solving, strategic thinking and resilience. Creative thinkers hold the key to the UK’s future success, not just in culture and the arts but across business and industry too. It is vital to their long term development that creative students have opportunities to select, embrace and qualify in creative subjects incrementally in the same pathway development as scientists, lawyers, doctors and others.
NHS Blood and Transplant Presentation
The Sixth Form students were lucky enough to have Jim Smith from the Anthony Nolan Trust visit today as part of the Sixth Form speaker programme. Jim spoke about blood, stem cell and organ donation.
At the end of the presentation, the students were given the opportunity to take away forms which allow them to sign up as blood or organ donors with NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT). The presentation was extremely thought provoking as it featured many case studies of students of a similar age to them. The message delivered was one of hope as the Anthony Nolan Trust is instrumental and very successful in finding matching donors all around the world. Our students listened respectfully and asked many thoughtful questions, before a huge percentage of them took away registration forms to hopefully add to the next generation of what Jim called, ‘Life Savers’.Anglo welcome over 1000 guests to its annual Open Evening
The Anglo European School welcomed over 1000 guests to its annual Open Evening last week. They visited departments and also had the opportunity to listen to the Headteachers’ address. It was a glorious evening and there was a very positive atmosphere as parents and young people were shown around by our Year 8, 9, 10 and Upper Sixth tour guides.
The main school and the International Sixth Form were on show. It is also possible for tours of the school to be arranged and anyone interested in joining the school should contact Admissions@aesessex.co.uk
For those wondering whether or not to follow an A level or an International Baccalaureate programme in the Sixth Form there is a further opportunity to learn more at a special evening we are hosting at the Anglia Ruskin University (Room 221, Michael Ashcroft Building) on Thursday 19th October at 7pm.