Simon Derungs talks about the challenges of marketing in the digital age

Sixth Form students were visited by Simon Derungs who has had a long and successful career in advertising and marketing. He has worked in some of the best advertising agencies in London helping to create campaigns for brands including Fosters’, McVitie’s, UBS and the British Army. As Head of Marketing at BT managed the launching of the new BT Sports Channel and the sponsoring of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. He spoke to the students about the highlights of his career and how marketing companies need to meet the challenges of marketing in the digital age. Simon was put in touch with us by Speakers for Schools, a charity that help provide speakers to schools free of charge

Anglo students share their talents to support school charities

Thursday 28th March saw the opening of our annual charities week. In true Anglo style, the CAS Drama group embarked upon a journey of showcasing the wide range of outstanding talent that we have at the school. The Carnival of Talents offered a display of the confidence, flair, and aptitude that our lower-school students possess. With artistry ranging from singing, drumming and dramatic readings – the 11 acts that took part had the audience singing along in the masses. Congratulations to Megane Sykes, who was crowned Queen of the Carnival for her vocal performance of “Somewhere only we know”. With £150 raised from this event and an attendance of 160 lower-school students, the CAS Drama group were able to execute a well-organised, inclusive and successful event.

Anglo achieve Healthy Schools status

Vivienne Miller, Business Manager, and Ruth Wootton, Assistant Headteacher attended the Healthy Schools Awards Ceremony 2019 at Chelmsford City Racecourse to accept the award for Healthy Schools status 2019-2020 on behalf of Anglo European School.

British Biology Olympiad success for Anglo students

Congratulations to students who entered the British Biology Olympiad, which challenges and stimulates students with an interest in biology. It enables students to demonstrate their knowledge and to be suitably rewarded with publicly recognised certificates and medals. The competition consists of two, 45-minute multiple choice papers to be taken online under staff supervised exam conditions. Top scoring students will be offered the opportunity to attend an award ceremony in London. Two of our students, Joshua Creese and Izabela Turner received the Bronze Medal, one received the Highly Commended Award and the remaining students received the Commended Award. Mrs Beard, Upper Sixth Year Leader, and Biology teacher said “This is a fantastic achievement as the test is extremely rigorous and statistically to give you an idea of our students achievement, 9465 students took part in the exam this year from 727 schools worldwide. Out of which, only 14.9% achieved a bronze medal award, 16.8% achieved a Highly Commended award and 18.5% achieved a Commended award. Just another fantastic achievement that shows the hard work and commitment of our young people. They did tremendously well and should be very proud of themselves.”

Sixth Form student fundraising for ToiletTwinning

“Hello everyone, my name is Esther Itieimoh and one of my policies as Deputy Head Girl was to link the use of spare change to a fundraising scheme. ToiletTwinning is a charity that not only builds safe and functioning latrines for communities in the developing world but also educates them on the importance of sanitation.

With help from them and the school, I was able to put together this mobile loo. Over the next few weeks I will be moving it to various locations around the school with the aim that people will dispense their spare change in it. The main goal is £240 to build a block of latrines and I’m kindly asking if you see this around school you could donate as much as you’re willing to give.

Once we have achieved this, we will receive a certificate with the location and a picture of the place the latrine was built and be added onto the websites supporter map.

Thank you for your help.

Student Receives Volunteering Award

Megane Sykes met with Mrs Gee this week to discuss her amazing commitment to a local care home over the last two years. Megane volunteers at the Millard Care Home in Braintree. She spends time with elderly people in the home and is especially empathetic towards those suffering with Alzheimer’s disease. Megane’s work has gained attention recently as she was awarded Braintree’s Volunteering Award and Braintree Council made a short documentary of her work to encourage more young people to do the same.

Megane is a credit to her school and its values and ethos; she is principled, caring and very impressive in her determination to help those in need of a little company and kindness.