ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Within the month of September our students took part in the following activities: –

  • Students in Years 7-10 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:
    • Year 7: ‘Time management’, and ‘Community’
    • Year 8: ‘Challenging Stereotypes’, ‘Social Media’, and ‘European Day of Languages’
    • Year 9: ‘Challenging Stereotypes’, ‘Learning Styles’, and ‘European Day of Languages’
    • Year 10: ‘Time Management’, ‘Learning Styles’, and Taking Responsibility’
  • Year 9 and 10 went on a trip to the University of Essex. Pupils had a tour of the University and attended lectures including Art History, Modern Foreign Languages, Philosophy, Sociology and Robotics.
  • National Poetry Day was celebrated on 28th September. Teachers and pupils read and discussed five poems on the topic of freedom at the start of lessons.
  • Year 6 Open Evening was held on Thursday 21st of September. Abbs Cross welcomed many prospective parents and pupils to the school.

Interform was held for Years 7, 8 and 9. The winners were:

  • 7M won the Year 7 girls netball
  • 8R won the Year 8 girls netball and boys football

Year 7 football team had their first match:

On Tuesday the 19th the year 7 football team played their first game for the school. The County Cup game was played away to Lister Community School. Abbs Cross opened the scoring after 4 minutes when Tom Keeley was able to score after a corner. After the break, Reece Rossington-Trotman added a second after 26 minutes before adding the third shortly after. Hugh Kelly also found the net 3 minutes later, before adding his second goal as the game neared its conclusion. A well-deserved 5-0 win.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF JULY

Within the month of July our students took part in the following activities: –

  • Students in Years 7-10 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of Cyber Bullying and Fake News.
  • Year 10 students completed the series of summer internal assessments to test progress on their GCSE courses so far.
  • Year 10 students took part in a series of Business & Enterprise Days which required them to wear formal business dress and look at different scenarios from customer service to product design.
  • Awards Afternoons were held for students in Years 7-10 to celebrate effort and achievements across the year.
  • We had a wonderful and competitive Sports Day with awards for some outstanding personal and group contributions.

We visited the following places: –

  • Year 7 students took part in a three-day residential visit to Disneyland, Paris.
  • 11 students attended the Prom at Stockbrook Manor where a wonderful celebration was had by all.
  • Students in Years 7, 8 & 9 took part in a trip to Thorpe Park
  • Year 9 students took part in a residential activities trip to Kingswood in the Isle of Wight.
  • GCSE PE students attended the World Para Athletics Championships at the Olympic Stadium.
  • Students in the AX Dance Company took part in the ‘Havering Virtual School Annual Awards’ evening at City Pavilion, Collier Row.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures: –

  • Students in Yrs. 7-10 represented the school at District Athletics in Hornchurch stadium.

Noticeable Mentions:

  • Oghenerume Okuku Year 7 girls’ shot put champion.
  • Jade Kavanagh Year 10 200m champion.
  • Jak Wright Year 10 800m champion.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

Within the month of June our students took part in the following activities: –

  • Students in Years 7-10 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of ‘Fair Trade’, ‘Terror Attacks –Our Thoughts’ and ‘Personal Space.’
  • Parents of Year 7 students were welcomed into school to discuss progress and attainment so far at Parents’ Evening.
  • 10 students embarked upon a series of Summer internal assessments to test progress on their GCSE courses so far.
  • 10 s were involved in a presentation and QA session with a local Imam about Islam as a faith and the five pillars that underpin the faith.
  • Year 6 students from a variety of Primary Schools were welcomed into school to attend an Induction Day where they got to meet some of their new teachers and got to experience a day in the life of a secondary school student. Including a taster lessons in Science, Food Tech and a show put on by the Year 9/10 dance groups.
  • 7 & 8 students took part in auditions for AX Dance club.
  • The school held and Art exhibition by KS4 students showcasing their work.
  • There were student council and prefect meetings, about improving different aspects around the school and interviews for the selection of a Head Boy and Head Girl.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures: –

Rounders:
Yr. 10 Girls came third in the Rounder’s Rally at Hall Mead.
Yr. 10 Rounders- Abbs Cross lost against 3.5-4.5. Abbs Cross beat Bower Park 3.5-1 rounder.
Yr. 9 Rounders- Beat Sacred Heart 2.5-4 rounders. Bower Park school- Abbs Cross won 3.5-1.
Yr. 8 Rounders-  Abbs Cross beat Redden Court 4-3 rounders and Marshalls Park 6-4.

Yr. 7 & 8 Cricket Team:
Abbs Cross beat Bower Park by 4 wickets. Bower 81 all out. Wickets shared around the team, however Noah Phillips top scorer, having to retire at 30.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF MAY

Within the month of May our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of ‘London Marathon’, ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’, ‘General Election’ and ‘Revision techniques’.
  • Year 6 students and their parents were welcomed into school to discuss transition from primary school into life at Abbs Cross.
  • Parents of Year 8 students were welcomed into school to discuss progress and attainment so far at Parents’ Evening.
  • Yr 10 Business BTEC students sat their online examination.
  • Yr 11 students attended a variety of revision and intervention sessions during Saturday morning school and the May half-term holiday in preparation for their upcoming examinations.
  • Yr 11 Russian and Italian students sat their final speaking examinations.
  • Yr 11 Drama students sat their GCSE Practical examination.
  • Yr 11 Art students sat their GCSE practical examination.
  • Yr 11 English students took part in their GCSE speaking and listening examination.
  • Yr 11 students began their GCSE examination series in earnest.
  • Yr 11 students took part in a special Leavers’ Assembly to celebrate their five years together at Abbs Cross.
  • Yr 8 students watched ‘Broadcast’ – an interactive internet safety performance from an outside company.
  • Yr 8 English students watched a live theatrical performance of Romeo and Juliet.
  • Yr 9 students took part in an interactive Theatre Workshop entitled ‘Stop & Think’ on the topic of:
  • Why the Police use Stop and Search or Stop and Account and the difference between them.
  • Young people’s legal rights and responsibilities.
  • What behaviour might cause young people to be stopped.
  • How to behave during a stop in order that no offences are committed as a result of the procedure itself.
  • A team of Yr 9 students took part in ‘The Franklin Scholars Festival of Ideas Day’ – a critical thinking workshop at Frances Bardsley school. The team, comprising Zaid Ayoubi, Holly Armes, Chloe Archer, Jack Wright and Isabel Tookey, had to present their idea for how young people can engage more with the older generation in front of a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style panel. The team did fantastically well against peers from other borough schools and won second place overall securing a prize of £60 to be spent on an area of their choice in school.
  • AX Dance Company and AX Dance Juniors took part in a Mental Health Awareness event at Romford Market.
  • Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Final – our Yr 10 student finalist, Alex Jones, gave an absolutely amazing performance and secured second place in the competition overall. This led to Abbs Cross being asked to host the prestigious event for the borough next year whci we will be delighted to do.

We visited the following places:-

  • Year 10 History students took part in a visit to the ‘Jack the Ripper Tour’ in Whitechapel.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Yr 10 & 11 Girls Football beat Frances Bardsley to win the league cup 5-0
  • Yr 11 Boys Football unfortunately lost the cup semi-final against Marshalls Park 3-1
  • Yr 10 Girs Rounders beat Frances Bardsley to win 8 – 6½
  • Yr 10 Rounders beat Hall Mead 10-7 ½
  • Yr 7 Girls Rounders beat Albany 12 ½ – 11
  • Yr 8 Girls Rounders lost to Albany 13-8
  • Yr 7 & 8 Athletics rally at Albany – standout performances from Nikolay Yordanov, Brendan Isbell, Freddie Barnacle & Oliver Taylor.
  • Havering Track Athletics Trials –  On Wednesday 3rd May, several of our top athletes competed at the Havering Track and Athletics Trials to try to represent Havering at the Essex competition in Chelmsford. All the students that participated did extremely well with several gaining personal bests! Congratulations to all involved, but particularly Jade Kavanagh, Jak Wright and Millie Ambrose who have made it through to the next stage of the competition in June!

Results:

  • Jak Wright- 1500m – Year 9 – 4:59 – 2nd overall
  • George Barnacle 1500m – Year 10 &11 – 4:49 – 3rd overall.
  • Nathan Pallan 100m – Year 10 & 11 – 12.71 – 4th
  • Nathan Pallan 200m – Year 10 & 11 – 26.75 6th overall
  • Millie Ambrose 100m – Year 8 13.18 – 1st overall
  • Millie Ambrose 200m – Year 8 53 (PB) 2nd overall
  • Jade Kavanagh 200m Year 10 &1 1) 26.2 (PB) 1st

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF APRIL

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 ‘Cyber bullying’ and ‘Autism’.
  • Parents of Year 10 students were welcomed into school to discuss progress and attainment at Parents’ Evening
  • Yr 8 girls received their HPV 2nd dose vaccinations
  • Yr 11 students attended a variety of revision and intervention sessions during the Easter holidays in preparation for their upcoming examinations
  • Yr 11 French students sat their final speaking examinations
  • Yr 11 Music students sat their GCSE Practical examination
  • GCSE Drama students welcomed visitors to the school to enjoy an evening of drama where they showcased their GCSE devised performances on the brief of “Looking back and looking forward”.
  • Assembly topics covered were:
  • Year group based
  • ‘Going it alone’
  • Students watched some of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge finalist performances

We visited the following places:-

  • Year 10 History students took part in a visit to the ‘Jack the Ripper Tour’ in Whitechapel

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Yr 10 & 11 Girls Football beat Frances Bardsley to win the league cup 5-0
  • Yr 11 Boys Football unfortunately lost the cup semi-final against Marshalls Park 3-1

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF MARCH

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 ‘Diversity – LGBT Month’, ‘Tackling racism’ and ‘Knife Crime’.
  • Congratulations to our Yr 10 students took part in the Maths Fest and came first overall out of fourteen London schools
  • Yr 10 PE students helped to host the Havering Primary Schools’ Swimming Gala
  • Students in all year groups took part in the Battle of the Bands auditions.
  • Parents of Year 9 students were welcomed into school to receive a talk about Option Choices
  • Year 9 students received a full programme of taster lessons to help them to make their option choices
  • Year 7 students took part in a very successful Bake Sale for Comic Relief raising over £320 including all of the generous donations.
  • Yr 10 students took part in workshops designed to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation which were facilitated by our local School Police liaison officers.
  • Parents were welcomed to the school for a series of Yr 7 Head Teacher’s coffee morning and evening events.
  • Family and friends were welcomed into the school to witness the live ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition. The winning bands were ‘Truth in a cliché’ (Judges vote) and ‘Echoes’ (Audience vote). A fantastic night was had by all.
  • Year 10 students took part in the Jack Petchey ‘Speak Out’ Challenge
  • Yr 11 students received a Cambridge University Talk
  • Assembly topics covered were:
  • ‘Controlling your temper’
  • ‘Holi festival of colours and rebirth’ (Fresh starts)
  • Mother’s Day
  • Achievement – students received certificates for achievement and special commendations

We visited the following places:-

  • Dance students took part in a Dance competition at the Copper Box Arena, London and came fourth.
  • Year 10 & 11 English students visited the Playwright Theatre, London, to watch a performance of ‘An Inspector Calls’.
  • Year 10 students took part in a Geography urban environment trip to Stratford
  • Yr 11 students took part in a trip to visit the London School of Economics.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Yr 11 Boys Football beat Harris Chafford 5-2
  • Yr 11 Boys Football beat Bower Park 3-2
  • Yr 11 Boys Football beat Hall Mead 3-1
  • Yr 8 Boys Football drew against Royal Liberty 1-1
  • Y7 Boys Football drew 4-4 against Brittons
  • Yr 9 Boys Football beat Bower Park 5-1
  • 7B, 8B. 9C and 10S won their respective table-tennis inter-form competitions
  • The yr 8 and 9 Boys’ and Girls’ teams both came third in the Havering Borough Swimming Galas
  • We also now have two Havering borough champions, Year 8- Hannah Barham and Year 9 Jessica James.
  • Yr 7 Havering Netball Tournament – the team won 1-0 against Hall Mead, then drew against Harris Academy and Albany and then lost both games to Coopers and Frances Bardsley 1-0.
  • Yr 8 Havering Netball Tournament – the team lost 4-0 to Bower Park but drew 1-1 against Hall Mead and finally lost 5-0 to Coopers.

Yr 10 Havering Netball Rally – the team lost 5-2 to Redden Court then won 2-0 against Emerson Park and won again 3-2 against Frances Bardsley but lost the final game 6-2 against Harris Academy. They came third overall in the rally.

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY

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 ‘The Holocaust’, ‘Show Racism the Red Card’ and ‘Diversity – LGBT History Month’.
  • Yr 9 students received their vaccinations for Revaxis & Meningitis
  • Students in all year groups took part in a full technical rehearsal for the School Production of ‘Fame’. They also put on a matinee performance for children form our local feeder primary schools as well as three nights of full performance for friends and family. The show was a true success.
  • Yr 9 students took part in workshops designed to raise awareness of Child Sexual Exploitation which were facilitated by our local School Police liaison officers.
  • Sports Leader students welcomed students from our local primary schools for a visit.
  • Dance students took part in ‘An evening of Dance’ performance.
  • Parents were welcomed to the school for a selection of Head Teacher’s coffee morning and evening events.
  • Assembly topics covered were:
  • Yr 7 – Valentine’s Day and Lent
  • Yr 8 – Chinese New Year and Resilience
  • Yr 9 – A variety of presentations about Option Choices from Subject Leaders
  • Yr 10 – Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, Resilience and Lent
  • Yr 11 – A performance from the Cast of Fame, Resilience and NCS??

We visited the following places:-

  • Yr 9 students took part in a RE trip to Barking Mosque.
  • Yr 10 Drama students watched a performance of ‘The Crucible’ at eh Queen’s Theatre.
  • Yr 10 Drama students watched a performance of ‘Woman in Black’ at the Fortune Theatre.
  • Yr 11 MFL students spent a week exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg in Russia during half- term. A fantastic experience was had by all who took part.
  • Yr 11 students took part in a trip to visit the London School of Economics.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Yrs 7-9 students took part in the district trampoline competition. Yr 9 came 6th and Yr 8 came 7th Congratulations to Daisy Campbell in Yr 9 who came 3rd overall.
  • Yr 7 Netball rally – Abbs Cross came 4th in our pool.
  • Yr 7 Netball team beat Drapers Academy 5-1
  • Yr 7 Football Girls 7A lost 5-1 to Frances Bardsley and 7B lost 3-2 to them.
  • Yr 10 Netball team beat Emerson Park 14-10
  • Yr 10 Netball team beat Hall Mead 25-4
  • 7S won the Girls’ Interform Basketball competition
  • Yr 7 Boys’ Football beat Emerson 1-0, drew 4-4 against Brittons and lost 3-5 to Royal Liberty
  • Yr 8 Boys’ Football lost 1-5 to Emerson Park and 4-7 to Hall Mead.
  • Yr 10 Boys’ Football lost 2-3 to Redden Court
  • Congratulations to Mitchell Kennedy (Y11) who got his 1st Dan (black Belt) in the sport of Judo last month and has trained with the England Squad for 2 years!

Special Achievement:

Hannah Turnbull (2016 Leaver) was recently named as the winner of the Havering Young Artist 2016 competition for her dress which was inspired by ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ and created in commemoration of the Holocaust.  Hannah’s dress will now feature in the Jewish Museum and will also be on display in the synagogue each year during the Holocaust Memorial Week.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY

Within the month of January our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Students in Year 7 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of New Year, London Culture, Martin Luther King day and Internet Safety.
  • Students in Year 8 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of New Year, Personal Safety and Martin Luther King day.
  • Students in Year 9 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of New Year, Making Decisions, Martin Luther King day and Decision Making.
  • Students in Year 10 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of New Year, Human Rights, Martin Luther King day and Rights & Responsibilities.
  • Students in Year 11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of New Year, Difference and Diversity and Martin Luther King day.
  • Year 11 students and their parents were welcomed into school to discuss student progress.
  • Students in all year groups received assemblies on the importance of names.
  • Students took part in Year Council and School Council meetings.
  • The parents of Year 8 students were welcomed into the school for a Head Teacher coffee evening.
  • The parents of Year 9 students were welcomed into the school for a Head Teacher coffee morning.
  • Year 11 students took part in a thorough and rigorous round of mock examinations in preparation for final exams in the Summer term.

We visited the following places:-

  • Yr 7 and 8 students took part in a rewards trip to the Harry Potter Studio Tour.
  • Year 11 students took part in a Design Museum trip.
  • Students in all Year groups represented the school at the O2 Arena taking part in the ‘Young Voices’ event.
  • Sports Leaders hosted a Primary School Visit.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Students in all year groups took part in the KS3 and KS4 London Youth Games Dance Competition. The KS4 group unfortunately came a close second in the Borough Final but the KS3 group managed to win the Borough Final and will now go through to the Final Round to defend their title as ‘Dance Champions of London’. We wish them luck!
  • Yr 11 Boys Football team beat Coopers 3-0.
  • Yr 7 Netball team beat Drapers Academy 5-1.
  • Yr 9 Kingball Interform Competition was won by 9M.
  • Yr 7 Girls Basketball competition was won by 7S.
  • Yr 10 Girls Netball team beat Emerson Park 10-6.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF DECEMBER

Within the month of December our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Students in all year groups performed a variety of pieces for the Christmas event for parents as well as a matinee performance attended by children from of our primary feeder schools.
  • Yr 7 students watched a special performance of the school Christmas Variety event performed by students from all year groups.
  • Yr 11 students all received interviews with members of the SLT regarding their 6th form plans.
  • Parents and Carers were welcomed into the school to attend a Head Teacher’s Coffee Morning
  • Students in all year groups attended Rewards Assemblies to celebrate achievement across the term.
  • Students convened for a School Council meeting
  • Yr 11 Art students sat their mock examination.
  • Yr 11 Russian students sat their Russian mock oral examinations.
  • Students in all year groups have received PSCHE lessons on the topics of ‘Human Rights’ and ‘Christmas-Hannukkah’.
  • Students in all year groups enjoyed a delicious, traditional Christmas dinner with festive music, hats and crackers.

We visited the following places:-

  • Yr 10 and 11 students took part in ice-skating reward trips to Canary Wharf ice-rink.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Yr 7 & 8 Girls took part in the Badminton Interform Competition
  • Yr 7 Boys took part in the Badminton Interform Competition
  • Yr 9 Boys took part in the Badminton Interform Competition – 9R were the winning form.
  • Yr 9 Girls took part in the Badminton Interform Competition – 9R were the winning form.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Within the month of November our students took part in the following activities:-

  • All students and staff took part in a remembrance event on Armistice Day.
  • All students learnt about democracy in PSCHE lessons in preparation for the student prefect elections.
  • Students took part in a ‘Question Time’ event where they were able to put questions to the potential future Head Boy and Head Girl candidates.
  • All staff and students took part in the election process to appoint Tayo Wilson as Head Boy and Abbey Bryant as Head Girl.
  • Yr 7 watched a presentation from ‘Streetwise’ – a performance group educating students on road safety and how to conduct themselves out and about in public.
  • Students took part in a Dance Off competition
  • Yr 9 students watched a PSCHE performance by Georgia Bux on ‘Making the right decisions’.
  • All students received an assembly celebrating Diwali.
  • Students took part in Christmas event auditions
  • Students from last year’s 7,8,9,10 and 11 attended the Awards ceremony where they were presented with their GCSE certificates, subject prizes and Head Teacher’s awards.
  • All students took part in PSCHE lessons on the topics of Road Safety, Friendships and Remembrance Day.
  • Yr 7 students and their parents attended a Welcome Evening where they met tutors and discussed progress so far.
  • Yr 11 students received Playback Mentoring interviews

We visited the following places:-

  • Yr 11 GCSE Art students visited the Tate Modern Art gallery
  • Yr 11 students watched a performance of ‘Safe Drive, Stay Alive’ at the Queens Theatre designed to educate the students on road safety
  • Student winners attended the Jack Petchey Awards Evening at the Queens Theatre

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • U16 Girls football beat Albany school 6-0
  • Students took part in the Havering Borough Cross Country event
  • 8A became the Girls Interform Champions
  • Yr 10 Boys Football narrowly lost 1-0 to Wilmington Grammar school
  • U16 Girls Football won 4 games and drew one game in round one of the Havering Borough Football Competition and are now through to round two
  • Yr 11 Boys Basketball beat Bower Park 45-43

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

Within the month of October our students took part in the following activities:-

  • EMD Dance workshops.
  • Students in all year groups had their individual photos taken with a year group photo taken for Yrs 7 and 11.
  • Yr 8 girls had their HPV vaccinations.
  • Students took part in ‘Dance off’ auditions.

We visited the following places:-

  • Yrs 7, 8 & 9 students took part in rewards trips to Stubbers where they developed excellent team work skills.
  • Students in Yrs 9-11 took part in a rewards trip to Thorpe Park’s ‘Fright Night’ where ‘a slightly scary,but fabulous’ time was had by all!

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Yr 8 Boys football interform champions were 8C
  • Yr 7 interform champions were 7B for football and 7C for netball
  • Yr 9 Boys football won 5-1 against Bower Park.
  • Yr 9 interform champions were 9R
  • Yr 11 interform champions for netball were 11A
  • Yr 10 Boys football beat Barking Abbey 2-1 with the winning goal being scored by William Medlock
  • 50 students across Yr 7-11 took part in the District Cross Country event. Some of our highest achievers include Jack Wright (2nd) and George Barnacle (13th) and Jessica James.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

Within the month of September our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Ex Yr 11 student Hannah Turnbull won first prize in the Havering Art competition. Her GCSE Art work is now on display at an exhibition at Frances Bardsley Academy
  • Students in all year groups took part in auditions for our next school production ‘Fame’
  • All students continue to enjoy our dedicated ‘drop everything and read’ time
  • Abbs Cross opened its doors to the local community and welcomed prospective Yr 7 students to our exciting Open Evening – a fabulous time was had by all who visited. Our student tour guides received many compliments from parents during the evening.

Abbs Cross took part in the following sporting fixture:-

  • Yr 9 boys football drew 1-1 against Redden Court (Andy Crawford scored, Rohan Hatton was goalkeeper and Rekem Ereku was awarded man of the match).

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF JULY

Within the month of July our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Yrs 7-10 students and their parents attended their Rewards Ceremonies to recognize their effort and attainment across the subjects.
  • Students took part in the AX Dance Company and AX junior auditions
  • Yrs 9&10 took part in EMD Dance Academy workshops
  • Yr 6 students and their parents attended our ‘Meet the Tutor’ event
  • Yrs 7-9 students took part in the Big Dance event at the Queen’s Theatre
  • Students took part in a full School Council meeting

We visited the following places:-

  • Yr 11 attended their Leavers’ Prom at Ye Old Plough House

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • All students took part in our Sports Day events. A fantastic day was had by all.
  • Year 7-10 students took part in the district athletics competition at Hornchurch stadium achieving some notable PBs.
  • Yr 11 Boys won the league final 3-0 against Emerson Park to become Borough Football Champions.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE

Within the month of June our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Yr 9 & 10 dance students took part in an AX Dance company event
  • Yr 7 & 8 dance students took part in AX Junior dance auditions
  • Yrs 7-9 took part in the Junior Music Festival
  • Yr 6 students attended admission interviews and induction day
  • The Art Department held an inspirational exhibition of Yr 11 GCSE Art exam work
  • The school came together to watch England win the Euro 2016 football match against Wales.
  • Yr 8 students took part in the new Student Council
  • Yr 10 students took part in a Business and Enterprise day.
  • Yr 7-9 students took part in a variety of Arts inspired subject workshops.

We visited the following places:-

  • Yr 10 GSCE Geography students conducted a field trip to Walton-on-the-Naze.
  • During our annual Arts Week Yrs7 -9 visited the Kings Cross Theatre in London to watch a brilliant performance of ‘The Railway Children’ whilst Yr 10 visited the Gielgud Theatre to watch an amazing performance of ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime’.
  • Students in various years visited the Science museum.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Year 7 took part in the RFL Champion schools East London Finals
  • Year 9 Girls took part in a rounders rally held at Sanders Drapers school. After a challenging pool round they reached the semi-finals against Albany who were finalists last season. They won that game and then faced Coopers Coborn school. After a closely contested game they unfortunately lost but the girls played an excellent game.
  • Yr 7 & 8 students took part in a variety of rounders rallies and matches and had various successes.

In other news….. the Abbs Cross cat gave birth to 5 kittens behind the café during a thunder storm during flood day and we look forward to the time when the kittens are old enough to be adopted by Abbs Cross staff.

 

ABBS CROSS IN THE MONTH OF MAY

Within the month of May our students took part in the following activities:-

  • Yr 7 took part in a Challenge & Enrichment event and awards ceremony.
  • Yr 8 students took part in two days of music conductive workshops where they had the opportunity to work with professionals using electronic technology to create their own musical instruments. The event concluded in a fantastic presentation.
  • Yr 8 & 9 AX Junior students attended the Big Dance Pledge event at the Queen’s Theatre and performed ‘Burst’ and ‘Rather Be’. They also observed many primary school students performing their dance pieces.  It was a great experience and the sun stayed shining for the whole afternoon!
  • Students in Yrs 7-10 attended Student Voice team planning meetings.
  • 37 Abbs Cross pupils completed RFU Rugby Ready and Refereeing Level 1 courses. Boys and girls in Year 10 and 11 developed excellent leadership skills and have since become excellent role models for their younger peers during rugby sessions.
  • Yr 11 maths mock examination.
  • Yr 10 student Jasmine Dillon represented the school in the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge Borough Final. Jasmine delivered a heartfelt speech about prejudice towards deaf people speech to an assembled audience of approximately 250 and she had to compete against the champions from all other Havering schools. Although Jasmine did not win, her confident and mature delivery was impressive and she represented the school very well.
  • Yr 11 students attended an assembly to prepare them for their examinations.
  • Yr 11 students began their GCSE public examinations.
  • Yr 11 students all attended interviews for the new Abbs Cross 6th form places.
  • The Yr 11 students attended their final assembly.
  • Yr 11 students attended maths revision sessions on Saturday mornings and during the half-term break.

We visited the following places:-

  • Benhurst Primary school to rehearse for the Junior Music Festival.
  • AX Juniors performed ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘Rather be’ in the The Big Dance outdoor event at the Queen’s Theatre. They were also taught the Big Dance choreography by Akram Khan.

Abbs Cross took part in many sporting fixtures:-

  • Year 11 boys’ football team extended their unbeaten run to 7 games, after beating Campion 5-4 on penalties in the semi-finals. It was a hard fought game in hot conditions but remained 0-0 at full-time. All 5 Abbs Cross players cooly finished their penalties, with Goalkeeper Josh Strizovic burying the deciding penalty.
  • Year 9 Rounders versus Chafford, Abbs Cross had an outstanding win 10 rounders to 2.
  • Year 10 Rounders versus Chafford,  Abbs Cross had a narrow win of 7 rounders to 7 1/2.