In January the Mayors Youth Violence Group delivered a fantastic workshop on identity to all students. Students were able to look at stereotypes and identify prejudice
Barista training took place in March, organised by South Thames College. It was a successful session for the Year 10s, who learnt how to make a variety of hot drinks.
Staff from the Music Klub come in every Thursday to work with both KS3 and Y10. They have built a great session for an individual Year 11 student who has now decided to study Music at college
The Dogs Trust delivered 4 workshops in February to Year 10s, giving them the skills to take care of a pet dog. Jo, the London Education and Outreach Officer from Dogs Trust, ran some dog related workshops at Francis Barber. During the session we learnt about a variety of dog related topics, using interactive resources […]
The Ebony Horse Club continues this term, taking place every Friday morning. Students have been invited to join the club. We are currently being funded by the Ragamuffin Society
As part of the Warchild project, a pupil from Francis Barber took some pupil letters to No. 10 Downing Street. Read the article in the Evening Standard Newspaper: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/learntolive/pupils-deliver-petition-to-downing-street-with-12000-pleas-to-help-children-escape-war-traumas-a3994581.html
Pupils in KS3 along with their teachers, Paula & Gwen used their recycling and artistic skills to create a wonderful display of poppies for the Remembrance day of 11th November 2018. They collected plastic bottles and had them cut so they could use the bottoms. The pupils painted these using acrylic paints and mounted them […]
Dear all members of Francis Barber, I wanted to thank you all for giving me a chance to carry on in my education despite my catastrophic situation in Year10. The fact that the all team didn’t give up on me and helped me get back on the right track gave me the chance to follow […]
Selected pupils took part in a 6 week programme of horse riding at Ebony Stables. This was carried out as a pilot as the Head of the Westdean site had seen horse therapy in action and been impressed. The stables were so impressed by the effect of the experience in calming our youngsters that they have […]
3 Pupils from our Westdean site also had work chosen in a Young Writers competition to appear in a book of short stories to be published in December 2018.