Before the fascinating Balenciaga exhibition closed the year 9,10 and 12 Fashion & Textiles students managed to visit it. Students learnt about Cristobal Balenciaga who is considered one of the greatest couturiers of his times, with contemporaries such as Coco Chanel and Christian Dior calling him the master of all. The downstairs part of the exhibition was dedicated to his creations.
Students were able to try on garments and learn about his working methods, watch videos about his shows and how he created and engineered patterns. In the upstairs section designs by many modern designers showcasing Balenciaga’s long lasting influences were on display.
A worthwhile visit.
A select group of Year 10 students attended Saint Anne’s College which is part of Oxford University. During the day the students learned about life at a top UK University. They were given a tour of the campus, interviewed undergraduates and visited Oxfords very own natural history museum.
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On Sunday 21st January six of our pupils braved the snow to compete in the Hillingdon mini marathon trials. Balraj Dang (7H), Sukhraj Dhaliwal (7S), Barneet Kaur (7S), Diya Pawar (7S), Harjit Sahota (7S) and Arshnoor Gill (10s) all performed excellently against athletes who run and train for clubs and all finished within the top ten, which was a remarkable achievement. We look forward to entering this event again next year.
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How can you help?
This Friday, we are inviting you to wear a Christmas Jumper to school. Please donate any amount you can and get involved in this event.
This event has been driven by students of the school and is for a good cause. Please look beyond how silly, funny, uncoordinated you think your outfit will look and get into the spirit of Christmas.
Think about those that are less fortunate than us over this festive period.
Save the Children Charity
•Please can you spend some time in PSHE looking through the stories of the work that the charity do.
•Click on ‘what we do’ and as a form, choose three areas (or more if you have time) to read about.
What can I wear?
•Donate what you can for the charity.
•Wear a Christmas Jumper or
•Wear a Christmas Tie if you have one
•Get creative and stick baubles, tinsel, crackers and create a jumper!
What is not allowed?
•You don’t have to go and buy one. It is not compulsory.
•Any festive tops should respectfully cover your upper body and not be revealing.
•Any festive clothing with logos, pictures and or slogans should not be offensive or suggestive.
•School Head covering/scarf is still expected to be worn during assembly.
Not a non uniform day
•Just like the previous years, this is NOT a full non uniform day.
•You can wear the jumper instead of your school jumper or blazer.
•Anyone who is not in a ‘festive jumper’ will be asked to remove it.
•If you choose not to take part, you simply come in full school uniform that day.
•On Friday, you will have a fancy plastic wallet for the collection in your register. Please can you donate and give the envelope in to Room 16 by 8.30am.
Alan Senitt – Leadership Project
The Year 10’s are involved in the Alan Senitt project again this year after such a successful programme last year.
Pupils involved this year are;
Ms Weaving’s form 10S took part in a form assembly. They presented what British Values meant to them as a form. The assembly was very good with lots of thought provoking information given. Well done 10S.
Jack Petchey Speak out challenge
Year 10 pupils took part in the Speak out Challenge. The workshop included the pupils working with an outside speaker to improve their oral communication skills. At the end of the day they took part in a ‘speak out’ competition.
Pupils involved this year were;