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November 2017

  • Action Packed!

    Published 24/11/17, by Chris Woolf

    An action packed few weeks: the whole of year 7 at the Science Museum exploring the ‘Wonder Lab’; year 8 at Ealing Gurdwara temple; more speakers in the Q?rius programme; sports fixtures in football and badminton; rehearsals for Pinner Panto; applications for House Captains; Year 7 parents evenings; preparations for GCSE options.

     

    The Wonder Lab is a brilliant place to explore Science and Maths, and students had great fun at the explosive show and experimenting with a whole range of ideas, activities and materials last week. Taking the whole year group on London Underground is a big undertaking, but students excelled themselves. For many students in year 8 it was their first visit to a Gurdwara temple, and as well as learning a lot students were also very well fed in the langar hall. They enjoyed a generous feast, and the whole visit brought their Philosophy, Religion and Ethics lesson to life in a very memorable way.

     

    The Q?rius speaker this week was a Risk Strategist from Price Waterhouse Coopers, who gave a great insight into the world of professional services. As students are about to make their GCSE choices it is a good moment to be exposed to different career options.

     

    A couple of parents at the year 7 evening last week volunteered their services as a Q?rius speaker, which is much appreciated. It is about intellectual curiosity in all its forms, not just career aspirations, so if you have anything that might be of interest to talk about, please do get in touch. At parents evening many many families reported how well their children have settled in, and how busy they are. With sporting success, student leadership elections and performance rehearsals every week, it is easy to see why. You’ll be able to catch our performers on the stage outside Andrew Pearce at 6.20 on Thursday 30th November as part of Pinner Panto. It is a fabulous community event. See you there!

     

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