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War Child Project

Pupils are currently taking part in a War Child project in conjunction with the Evening Standard and The Independent Newspapers – the extract below is from the first article published featuring their work.  One pupil from Francis Barber PRU will go along to Downing Street to present letters written by pupils later on this month. Pupils paired […]

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Peter Jones Enterprise Scheme

Having accompanied a group of our KS3 and KS4 pupils, it was interesting to watch their gradual immurement in the project.  The presentation was well thought out, immediately explaining the purpose of the enterprise scheme and why they are focusing on schools.  A good selection of start-up business ventures were used to demonstrate a range of […]

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Y11 Burberry Trip

Prior to half-term, year 11 students from Westdean and Tooting went to visit to Burberry HQ. All displayed mature behaviour, engaged with all of the tasks and were a real joy to work with. Westdean and Tooting students worked as teams with a mentor from Burberry and each team was given a design brief to create an accessory or garment for a particular demographic. […]

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Mental Health Foundation

On Tuesday 6th February Westdean pupils cooked a curry for staff and pupils for Curry & Chaat. It was to promote teamwork, acts of kindness and just having a chat. Staff made a donation and the money raised will go towards a new game for break time. We have done two of these events over […]

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Halfords Employability Day

Four students from Westdean (including two from Pathways) attended an employability day at Halfords in Redhill. During the day they practised changing tyres as well as having the opportunity to work on one of the coaches car. I hear it is still running! All students found the day enriching as they were given a taste of what […]

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Tag Rugby Tournament November 2017

Both Tooting and Westdean sent teams to the first Tag rugby Tournament of the year, held again in Dulwich. This was the first time many of the players from both teams had competed and so was a learning curve for all involved. Westdean were put in a tricky pool and managed a draw and 2 […]

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War Child Project

Last Term K1 examined and identified in their English lesson young people who are not only heavily affected by War yet also are kidnapped, allured and forced to be War soldiers; in Congo. The prime focus was to gain understanding of these young people’s living conditions, the dangers they are exposed to, the childhood they […]

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Reading Mentoring Programme at Tooting Primary School

Reading Mentoring Programme Tooting Primary School 2016-2017   Four pupils were selected to be reading mentors for a group of reception pupils at Tooting Primary School. They worked with a selection of 4 / 5 year olds over a period of 6 weeks. They listened to them read and helped them to develop the skills […]

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Year 11 Drama Trip to School of Rock

          THEATRE VISIT   On Thursday 12 January Francis Barber year 11 GCSE Drama students took part in a theatre trip to the West End to see the award-winning play “School of Rock” at the New London Theatre. The play is based on the 2004 film of the same title and has conquered  […]

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Little Fish Theatre Company Visit – Thursday 24th November

Kiss & Tell Kiss &Tell is a dynamic interactive play and workshop that sensitively explores a sexual encounter between two young people which is secretly filmed on a mobile phone. It explores the consequences and attitudes of peer groups through this narrative. Kiss and Tell engages young people in discussions on: Sex and the law […]

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