The afternoon was all about an array of optional sessions including a webinar with school counsellor Chris Nancarrow on Managing Uncertainty; a yoga session with Miss Khosla; and a lesson on crafting a tote bag from a t-shirt from Mrs Mapstone. For years 7, 8, and 9, there was also the option of an hour-long dance workshop with Layton Williams, the dancer and actor known for his performances in TV show Bad Education, and lead role in the West End musical Everyone's Talking About Jamie. After learning one of the ‘iconic’ Jamie routines, students asked Layton questions about his life and career. He shared his thoughts on being the first black Billy Elliot to getting his coat stuck in his wig whilst playing the lead in Rent. It was a much appreciated inspirational, energetic and uplifting almost-end to lockdown learning.
City@6:Tim Otty QC
On Monday 1 March we welcomed Tim Otty QC to deliver the third of our exciting new lecture series. In a wide-ranging and thought-provoking talk that drew on his own specific experiences as a lawyer, Tim discussed the role the courts - both here and abroad - can and should play in safeguarding basic liberties and in protecting minorities, the vulnerable and the marginalised, particularly now, in the age of social media, when the scope for misinformation and unchecked abuse of power and influence is so great.
2800 squatted, £1133 raised
I want you to stand up, sit down, and stand up again... 2800 times. Sound like a challenge? This is exactly what the PE Department, and some pupils, parents, and staff committed to do in the month of February and have now successfully completed!
Computer says yes: Oxford University computing competition
Well done to the 71 students who participated in the Oxford University Computing Competition, a competition open only to those who achieved a Gold Certificate or performed within the top 10% nationally in the UK Bebras Challenge late last year.