Amnesty Group Protest
The students planned and then held a protest on the afternoon of Wednesday 23rd May.
The Protest was predominantly about the human rights abuses in Chechnya, where the LGBT community are being tortured and killed because of their sexuality. It was a fantastic turn out and the amnesty group were able to raise awareness of what is going on, gaining lots of support from the student body. We obtained in excess of 150 signatures from students, showing their support for the victims in Chechnya. We will be writing to amnesty and sending these off to them to show our support for this cause.
Fabulous ArtYear 9 and 10 GCSE students art work is on display in the corridors and stair wells, on the theme of food. There are also a number of pieces in the display case at the main entrance.
Italian Club with Mr Inglis – Students made their own pizza, learned some Italian words and had a very good time! Most year groups were represented and the enthusiasm was palpable.
Evviva la pizza!!
More Catering News!
Our school caterers, The Catering Academy, recently organised a campaign to encourage students to eat more fruit and vegetables. Lots of year 7s took part (perhaps next year we can open it up to everyone). They took on the challenge in an incredible way, using five fruits and/or vegetables to suggest a recipe idea (of their own, not from a recipe book). Carol Colvin, our Catering Manager, was tasked with sifting through the ideas and found five worthy winners:
These are the 5 winners of the May-Thon:
Alex Ryerson Berry Burst Crumble
Thomas Baker Mixed Turnover
Mathew Laurence Chicken Supreme Pizza
Iris Mcgill Fruit Fritter with Chocolate sauce
Katie Newman Rainforest Roulade
As you can see the ideas are creative and inspiring. Winners received a prize yesterday at lunch time and were flushed with pride. Our canteen will be trialling the recipe ideas and the overall winner will go onto the regional final. The top prize is a private cookery demonstration and lesson from a top chef for the winner and two friends. Competition is fierce among schools in our region with schools sharing their winning ideas on their blogs.
We are very proud, in the Food Department, to work alongside our Catering Team who clearly have the students’ interests at heart. Their chief Nutritionist and Regional Developmental Chef will be visiting us again in the new school year.
We have had another very successful subject specific key words quiz on German verbs designed by Ms Finney. Here are the winners:
Yusuf Razaq, Thomas Herni, Ben Howell, Ellis Gilfether ,Isobel Cook,Alfred Penrose, Sophie WellerAnnaya Gill , Genna Vine,Ismaeel Karim, Amber Pike, Subhan Hamid , Fotios Tsalouchidis-Gryparis
Rehaan Ahmed, Darakhshan Halepota , Christina Furtuna, Poly Moschouris , Leanne Vanstone
There is also currently a quiz from Mr Ray on Maths key vocabulary for all of year 7 on frog.