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Young Barristers

Thank you to Mr David Green for coming in and leading Barrister career workshops to our Year 10 students. Mr Green is a school Governor as well as a Barrister and was very impressed with our budding law enthusiasts.

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Taster Day at the University of Cambridge

Gonville & Caius College Cambridge work with secondary schools in the Lewisham Borough offering events to encourage students to consider Cambridge as a university destination.  14 of your Year 10 students had the opportunity to visit Gonville & Caius College this year and enjoyed a very informative day.

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Goldsmiths, University of London Taster Day

It is never too early to take students to university taster days.  26 Year 8 students visited Goldsmiths this year; for many it was their first opportunity to visit a university to see the facilities and courses universities offer to students.G & T

University Taster Day for Year 9 Students at UCL

11 of our Year 9 students had the opportunity to visit University College, London for a Taster Day.  As well as meeting and talking to staff and undergraduate students about university life, the day also included an introduction to Higher Education, a Campus Scavenger Hunt and an Academic Taster Session.  It was a very informative day that our students found interesting and worthwhile.

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SOUTH EAST LONDON SCIENCE CHALLENGE DAY

Last week our College participated in the South East London Science Challenge Day at Shooters Hill College. 

Twelve of our Year 8 students, Nifemi Akandi, Fabio Bongiovanni, Cael Devers, Aleksander Gotthard, Divine Igweonu, Nicole Joyce-Stoute, Angello Leo-Prince, Kira Ludwig, Justin Onongaya, Abishan Satheeskumar, Alex Szulc and Maia Wieczerzycki were selected to represent the College at this event and were teamed with students from schools in the Lewisham, Bromley and Bexley boroughs. 

It is a fun event that gives students an insight into a higher level of science and technology.  Students completed challenges during the day that included a robotics challenge, an E-FIT challenge, a vehicle building challenge and a medical diagnostic challenge.  All our students worked extremely hard during the day and showed great teamwork and problem solving skills.

Very well done to Nifemi Akandi and Maia Wieczerzycki whose team came first in the robotics challenge and Abisham Satheeskumar and Cael Devers who were in the team who achieved second place in the E-FIT challenge.

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Art Scholarship Students

20 Year 7 Art Scholarship students attended an Art Connecting Cultures exhibition held at Lewisham Library last week. They were also invited to participate in a ‘Junk Jewellery’ workshop  facilitated by two local artists. The students looked at the influence of jewellery design around the world to inspire them to make a piece of their own jewellery.

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A visit to the Houses of Parliament for our Year 7 students

 

The Houses of Parliament Education Service offer a range of visits for schools and this year we organised a visit for Year 7 students that included a tour of Parliament and a workshop where students learned about Representation & Voting.Students worked in teams taking on the role of a prospective member of parliament.  They had to come up with ideas in their teams on what they felt they would like to improve if they were voted a member of parliament and present their ideas to each other.

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We were also very lucky to meet our local MP Heidi Alexander who took time out of her busy day to speak to our students about her role in Parliament and her constituency.  

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The Southern Science & Technology Challenge Final

 

Congratulations to Anthony James and Ruth Johnson in Year 9 for participating in the Southern Science & Technology Challenge Final at Queen Mary’s University in London. The introduction to the day included a presentation covering the history of robotics and the future of artificial intelligence.  Our students teamed up with Evan and Maisie from Grange school in Buckinghamshire and their task was to program a robot to negotiate an extremely difficult maze. Both students found the day challenging but rewarding; they worked really well as team and represented the school on such a high level.

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