EMS Piano Competition 2014

This year was the first EMS Piano Competition. We entered Fung-Yee Poon (Year 11) who managed to achieve a runner up (2nd) place out of 76 pianists entered from all the schools in the Borough.

Official photographs of this event were taken by Stephen Scrase. I understand that he will be putting these photos online over the weekend so they should be available to purchase by the beginning of next week. These will be available at www.photocoverage.co.uk. They will be in a gallery called “Gallery 16366 PianoFestival” and can be accessed by logging in with username: MUSIC and password: PIANO

As this event was very popular and successful this year we’ve decided to make it an annual event. Many thanks for taking part in this year’s competition and I look forward to hearing more of your pupils play next year.

Go Karting

Adrenalin was pumping and knuckles were white as a group of 30 Yr12 and 13 students visited Team Sport’s Go Karting track in Edmonton on Wednesday 9th of July. Students and staff had a fantastic time hurtling around the indoor track at what seemed like break-neck speeds and some serious competition took place during the races. Special mention needs to go to Charlie

IMG_1231Greensmith – winner of two heats and overall fastest lap; Yakup Yalcintepe and Ruby Robinson also won both their heats and Oliver Warren drove a blinder, keeping Mr. Smith in third place in their first heat. There was huge enthusiasm amongst the students, one asking if there was any way we could get Go Karting onto the curriculum. We will be taking another even larger group of budding Lewis Hamiltons to the track again next Wednesday and very much hope to run this trip again next term.

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Year 12 Biomedical Science trip to Brunel University.

Last week students in the lower sixth visited Brunel University in London. The trip was planned to help the students explore the biomedical science prospects available to us in higher Education and to get a glimpse of university life.

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First we visited the lab where we were given a presentation on undergraduate options at Brunel.  This was followed by a session in the lab where we extracted  DNA from our cheek cells and placed it in vials to take home.

We ended our trip with a tour of the university, viewing the halls, library and the gym that Usian Bolt used during the 2012 Summer Olympics. It was an interesting experience and I can now show anyone who is interested – my DNA.

Catherine Shanu