The Sixth Form are launching a book club to which staff are invited.
The first book will be ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak. If you’d like to take part please read the book and we will have a discussion group in the new library 4 weeks into the next half term – around about 25th November. Please let me know if you are taking part so that I have an idea of numbers.
Last week, ten lucky Year 8 students who are part of the Geography ‘Water Explorer’ Club, were invited to visit HSBC Headquarters in Canary Wharf. Chosen from 500 teams from across the country; Tylan, Zayn, Reilly, Savvas, Antonio, Alexander, Anna, Rachael, Rianna and Pilar competed at the National Celebration Event.
On Friday we raised a grand total of £128.22. This Morning
If anyone wishes to donate please see Ms Cooper asap.
Many thanks for all your help and support during this event.
Please tell the students how well we did as a school.
On Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th July the school underwent a SIAMS inspection. A SIAMS inspection focuses on the distinctive Christian nature of the school, the quality of the worship and the teaching and learning within the RE department. The outcome was extremely positive and Bishop Stopford’s was graded OUTSTANDING across all aspects of the inspection.
Year 9’s worked in Design Technology to produce a wall display for the canteen. The display is a reproduction of The Eatwell Guide which represents the government’s recommendation on healthy eating and achieving a balanced diet.
Students worked industriously, applying their skills and knowledge of textiles, graphics and resistant materials to produce colourful and creative food items.
Students had to design a streamlined rocket that was able to launch an egg and return it to earth unbroken. This was a fun, but very wet challenge enjoyed by all.. Students had to design a NASA style logo for their rocket and stick to a budget when designing their finished article,. Students completed a project brief illustrating why they chose certain features of their rocket.
On Thursday 7th July Bishop Rob, the Bishop Edmonton, visited us to celebrate the school’s Foundation. The service saw the presentation of the school scrolls, by the newly appointed prefects and Bishop Rob preached about the importance of values and community. It was a fantastic occasion with the pupil worship group leading all the singing, the School Choir performing under the leadership of Karen Gibson and the steel pan group playing the processional music. Prayers were offered by the Year 7 students for the Stopfordian family and benefactors of the school as the school moves into its 49th year.
Eid al-Fitr is an important Islamic holiday for Muslim communities across the United Kingdom. This event involves many Muslims waking up early and praying either at an outdoor prayer ground or a mosque. People dress in their finest clothes and adorn their homes with lights and other decorations.
On Friday 24th June Water Explorer (Geography Club) hosted its very own ‘water festival’. We celebrated access to clean and healthy water, at the same time creating awareness of those people around the world less fortunate than us.
We set up stalls and played games to raise money for the ‘water explorer’ charity. These included:
Guess the number of sweets in the bottle (Congratulations to Ja’lan from 7M who guessed the closest number to 143 sweets!)
·Bowling over water bottles as skittles
Overall the club are succeeding in many great challenges, and are well on their way receiving an award at a presentation in London.
Come and support Bishops at the RUDOLPH WALKER’S INTER-SCHOOL DRAMA AWARD
RWiSDA was first pioneered in the 1970’s with two schools from Brixton by Rudolph Walker OBE, a highly respected and much loved actor with over 40 years’ experience in theatre, films and television. See our page HERE and find out more.
The school choir sang their hearts out on Tuesday 14th June to a large congregation at St Paul’s cathedral. The choir were invited by the President of the London Diocesan branch of the Mothers Union to sing at the cathedral to mark the 140th anniversary of the Mothers Union. The Choir, with several new members, sang the gospel songs ‘Stronghold’ and ‘Speak to me in my Father’s voice’. The cathedral broke into applause for the choir and at the end of the service they were greeted by many comments of high praise. The choir will be performing at the school Foundation Service when Bishop Rob will be visiting us on Thursday 7th July 2016.
Past, Present and / or Future is the 2016 title for the GCSE Fine Art and Textiles exam project. Students completed a period of 8-10 weeks to develop their ideas through preparatory studies before spending two days in the Art department realising their final outcome as part of the 10 hour, controlled assessment.
In our school assemblies we have been explaining the importance of Ramadan for Muslims. He has included a description of the rituals that take place throughout Ramadan along with an exploration in the idea of fasting.
Throughout Ramadan all Muslim members of the Stopfordian family will be able to meet daily in the School Library from 1.40pm, Monday to Thursday, for the Dhuhr prayer, and on Friday for the weekly regular prayer /Jumm’ah at 1:30 pm.