Students and staff celebrating Christmas Jumper Day
The Headteachers met the cast and directors of “Lord of The Flies” today to congratulate them on their fantastic achievement and rave reviews! This was a brave undertaking…a serious play with some very political and thought-provoking themes that many students will not encounter until Year 10. The entire production was professional, convincing and aesthetically captivating.
“Well done to all the students and staff involved.”
“Absolutely fantastic well done to everyone.”
“It was captivating from start to finish. Never seen a school production like this one. So convincing! Sincere congratulations to the Arts and Drama departments.”
“It was really stunning! So creative! Congratulations to the incredible staff who put this together and all the cast who brought it to life. Brilliant!”
“Loved every minute of it. So much hard work and effort. Well done to everyone involved.”
“It was utterly amazing, so professional, brilliant projection of voices and utterly captivating. Very creative. Can’t wait for the next drama.”
“Great stuff! Very creative, lots of action, great lighting effects. I will definitely come again.”
“Hats off to all the performers, they were excellent!”
Our Annual Winter Fair organised by the School Association was a resounding success! Many students tried their hand at “Splat the Rat”, “Roulette”, “Open the Door” to name but a few. There was an extravagant selection of cakes and biscuits alongside home-made crafts for Christmas presents. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all and we would like to thank the members of our School Association who work so tirelessly to ensure much needed funds are raised to support our unique educational opportunities and that children have a lot of fun in the process. If you would like more information about how you could support the AESA
10 students from 8C accompanied Jody Gee ( Headteacher) and Cate Peeters ( Head of Languages) to a prestigious event in Durban Court in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office hosted by Nick Gibb, Minister for Education, UCL and the British Council. Students were addressed by the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Justine Greening, her Chinese counterpart and Minister Chen Baosheng and Rt Hon Mark Field, Minister for Asia and the Pacific.
Mr Field spoke of the importance of our students’ language skills for the future of international relations with China, stating that “everyone was a diplomat who spoke a foreign language”.
Minister Chen called our MEP students “trail blazers” and congratulated them on their recent hurdle tests. He encouraged them to continue with their language learning, despite the challenges it presents, so that this generation could “ build a common future” between our two nations.
Justine Greening expressed her delight at the success of the programme and how much the students have achieved in their first year. She told the students that their “words could change the world for the better.”
The students were set a number of challenges during the day, including writing Chinese characters from memory on decorative scrolls, a timed sentence building competition and a very tricky round of Chinese Whispers between schools with some hilarious outcomes.
Mrs Gee said, “This was a fantastic day which our students thoroughly enjoyed. It was important for them to see themselves as part of a wider, very unique, transformational programme and the high esteem in which it is held by our government and the Ministers in China who have pledged their on-going support for our work in schools developing students’ learning of Mandarin. Yan Morris from 8C added, “ It was very interesting to see what the other schools have achieved alongside us on the MEP programme.”
Upper Sixth students were visited by a representative from the University of Greenwich giving them a hands on experience of using equipment which is used in research and industry. The spectroscopic techniques are an important part of the A level and IB specifications. This initiative is funded and co-ordinated by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
The RSC supplies portable equipment (worth several thousands of pounds) to universities’ outreach departments. The universities then bring the equipment, along with real live undergraduate and postgraduate students and their research supervisors, who demonstrate the equipment, help our sixth formers use it, and share their experience of how they use spectrometry in their research. http://www.rsc.org/campaigning-outreach/outreach/educators/#sias
It’s a great workshop for our students to learn about key specification points, as well as being enriched and inspired by the tools they learn in the classroom being used for real.
The Brentwood Schools Swimming Gala was held on Wednesday 15th November for the boys, and Wednesday 22nd November for the girls. Anglo entered teams with students from all year groups including some 6th form students. They competed as a team in individual events and relays. Below are some of the best individual results along with the overall team results. Well done for all those who took part!
Brentwood School Boys Swimming Gala (15/11/17):
2nd – Sean Eloidin- Yr7- 25m Butterfly
3rd- Mikey Kely Yr8 25m Butterfly
2nd Daniel Panchuk Yr7 50m Backstroke
3rd Stuart Cuff Yr9 50m Breaststok
2nd- Freddie Gray- Yr 7- 50m Frontcrawl
2nd – Hayden Quareshi- Yr 8- 50m Frontcrawl
2nd – Micah Naveratnam – Yr 9- 50m Frontcrawl
3rd- Alessandro Palma Beccati- Yr 11- 50m Frontcrawl
2nd – Sean Eloidin- Yr7- Individual Medley
Overall team results:
Overall school result – 4th
Brentwood School Girls Swimming Results (22/11/17):
3rd- Elle Marie Hudson- Yr9- 25m Butterfly
3rd- Shakila Karim- Yr 9- 50m Backstroke
2nd- Rosie McCann-Seniors- 50m Backstroke
2nd- Freya Muratoglu- Y 7- 50m Breaststroke
2nd- Ellie Clarke- Seniors- 50m Breaststroke
3rd- Masha Jones- Yr 9- 50m Frontcrawl
3rd- Alicia Wisbey- Yr 11 – 50m Frontcrawl
3rd- Senior Girls Medley Relay
3rd- Senior Girls Freestyle Relay
Overall team results:
Y 7- 7th
Yr 8- 7th
Yr 9- 4th
Overall school result – 6th
Sinead Earley, International Co-ordinator and Claire Penn, International Secretary attended the International Schools Award last night where we picked up the award, a flag and a plaque. We also received an honourable mention for being involved in the programme for fifteen years. Our thanks to Kathryn Bragg for successfully reapplying for this award on behalf of the school.