On Wednesday 16th October Abbs Cross music department welcomed Nimrod Margalit, a specialist in Israeli and Eastern Mediterranean music to run a GCSE workshop. Greek, Israeli and Palestinian music is new to the GCSE music specification and to be able to learn from a musician brought up in that culture was an extremely valuable experience.…

Our Year 11 are now hard at work in Ghana. They are teaching and building foundations and making bricks for the new school building. There has been some rest and relaxation luckily.

After being lucky enough to have attended a live performance of ‘Giselle’, performed by the wonderful English National Ballet in September, Abbs Cross Academy’s year 10 and 11 GCSE Dance students, continued their learning, participating in a workshop, led by professional dancers along with live musicians. In the Abbs Cross Academy Dance Studio, Dance students…

Year 7 had an amazing time at Stubbers spending time getting to know each other and working in teams so that they can support each other throughout their next five years together. We were really proud of them.

On Tuesday 1st October GCSE and prospective GCSE Music students from years 9-11 took part in a mixing workshop at Havering College. The session was based around an element of the GCSE theory paper; the use of electronic FX enhance performances in post production. Students were taught about 4 of these FX; reverb, vocoder, delay…

The pupils have visited the Bayeux Commonwealth War Graves cemetery – the pupils  were fascinated by the idea that the soldiers of warring nations were buried side by side. They are now on their way to the US cemetery vice Omaha beach. We look forward to seeing more photos tomorrow.