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World Book Day

World Book Day took place on 1st March this year, however due to the weather it was postponed for a week.  Once again staff came dressed as their favourite literary characters.

Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge - Update.

All of our finalists performed in front of their peers and a selection of the English department in the hall during P3 Wednesday 7th March  All the speakers had really upped their game and they turned out some amazing performances!  Speakers were marked on delivery / content and structure. 

The Guardian

On Tuesday 27th February, an amazingly aspirational day was spent with 21 KS3 pupils at the offices of The Guardian in Kings Cross.  In one short and information packed day our dedicated team of journalists sourced the news for, wrote, edited and printed their own newspapers!  They worked incredibly hard and we all learnt so much - including what a panic it is to meet that print deadline!

Poetry Live

On Friday 23rd February, 45 of our year 10 students visited Poetry Live at the Apollo theatre in Victoria.  There they watched guest speakers read and talk about their poetry.  A number of the poets feature in the 'Power and Conflict' GCSE poetry anthology that we are currently studying; they spoke alongside a member of the examining team who provided the students with some fantastic insight into how to approach the p