A group of Year 10 students visited Hertford College, University of Oxford, Thursday 9th May. The day started with a tour of the university the town of Oxford. During the academic taster session, students were taught by a tutor about a topic which took the form of a lecture with interactive activities. The aims of…

  In April Mr Akhtar (Loxford School) and Miss Fallon (Gaynes School) took 9 students to Seoul, South Korea. Read on for their eye-opening story… After just over eleven hours of flying and some airport ice breakers, we were instantly ready and raring to go. As our trip progressed past that initial jet lagged haze,…

Our year 10 drama students have been practically exploring Steven Berkoff’s ‘Total Theatr’e, focusing on abstract still images through physical theatre. Students were given a quote from Kafka’s Metamorphosis and were asked to devise a performance embedding Berkoff’s theatre style.  Students are working extremely hard to create engaging performance, using exaggerated body language, levels, soundscape…

Within the month of April our students took part in the following activities: Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of: PSCHE topics –  Year 7 –   Easter, Respecting Diversity Year 8 –   Easter, Gangs Year 9 –   Easter, Gangs Year 10 – Easter, Smoking Year 11 – Easter, Voting in the…

Bollywood dance is the dance-form used in the Indian films. It is a mixture of numerous styles. These styles include belly-dancing, kathak, Indian folk and “modern”, jazz.  Year 8 students are currently learning a complex routine for Bollywood dance, focusing on traditional Indian actions and Bollywood formations.  Students are working extremely hard to ensure that their group…

GCSE Music Year 10 and year 9 prospective GCSE Music students, were lucky enough to participate in a music workshop, led by ‘Music Teachers 4 Schools’. Students worked for 2 hours, using multiple percussion instruments, including the ‘tabla’.  Students learned the ‘raag’ (or raga), which is the melodic framework for improvisation within Indian classical music. …

  On Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd April 2019, a group of approximately 130 Year 8 pupils visited the Wonderlab Exhibition at the Science Museum, London. The Wonderlab consists of over 50 mind-blowing exhibits, shows and demonstrations and was an experience unlike any other. It is made up of seven different zones, with loads of…

Within the month of March our students took part in the following activities: Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of: PSCHE topics –  Year 7 –   Positive Role Models, Managing Stress, Relationships, Autism Year 8 –   Knife Crime, Healthy Living, Friendships, Autism Year 9 –   National Careers Week, Relationships, Fake News,…