If you are someone who gets embarrassed answering a question in lessons or reading aloud to a class, just imagine standing up in the library and answering one of these questions in detail: ‘If you were a biscuit, which type would you be?’ ‘You are a language expert. Explain to the class the meaning of…

On Thursday 28th February 2019, a group of 18 Y10 pupils took part in a careers ‘insight day’ at HSBC in Canary Wharf. The event entailed students taking part in a banking project and gained first-hand experience of working in a professional environment. Students felt inspired to excel at school to pursue a career at…

Within the month of February our students took part in the following activities: Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of: PSCHE topics –  Year 7 –   Internet Safety, What is CSE?, Fairtrade Fortnight, Year 8 –   Internet Safety, What is CSE?, Fairtrade Fortnight, Year 9 –   Internet Safety, Acid Attacks, What…

GCSE Dance students, both year 10 and 11 performed a variety of choreography to a large audience on Monday 11th February. Performance titles included: AX Dance Company ‘Nightmare’ GCSE Year 11 Stimulus E: National Press in the 1970s GCSE Year 11 Stimulus B: Storm Thorgerson Album Cover Design GCSE Year 11 Stimulus C: An Item Worn On Your  Head…

GCSE Drama students and prospective year 9 Drama students attended the Queen’s Theatre in  Hornchurch, to watch the GCSE Drama text performance of DNA. ‘DNA’ written by Dennis Kelly is a modern day black comedy with a dark heart, telling an explosive tale of a group of misfits at the edge of society…   The group of…

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Ruby (current Year 8) was successful in winning a Jack Petchey award and she decided to put her winning money towards workshops in the dance department. AX Jnrs and Year 10 GCSE Dance welcomed Georgia Hussey to Abbs Cross, to learn two intense and complex contemporary choreography, as well as polishing up on their Graham…

I think that the Maths Challenge was an innovative and challenging idea to boost the confidence and skills of Pupils within Abbs Cross. With an array of questions varying in difficulty, it was a great activity that brought the essence of teamwork and fun into maths. This competition put students into mixed ability groups to…

The Jack Petchey Foundation events are a brilliant opportunity for young people to celebrate their amazing achievements and be recognised within their local community. It was a pleasure and privilege to see so many of our students attend the Jack Petchey Annual Award ceremony, at The Queen’s Theatre.  Students were welcomed onto stage and presented…