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Young Writers Competition 2019

Seven of our youngsters had their poems entered for a competition called Poetry Escape. The theme was to inspire students to let the world know what matters to them and express this through poetry. The pupils explored some issues relating to society, friends, bullying, school, social media, injustice and poverty.  The poetry they wrote gave […]

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Barista training

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.

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Music Klub

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

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Dogs Trust Workshops

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 […]

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Ebony Horse Club

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

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Visit to Downing Street

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

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Remembrance Day Poppies Display

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 […]

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Horse Therapy and Riding at Ebony Stables

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 […]

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