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23/05/24

Our Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on . Find our more about our neurodiversity writing competition at https://t.co/xnEkgtfYj5 pic.twitter.com/NTHnNajSD4

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Science experiments with a Science Technician. Experiment 1: metals reacting with oxygen. In this series, our Science Technician, Dr. Rudolf Van Koningsveld, RSciTech, will demonstrate experiments that are part of the Year 7 to Year 11 curriculum. https://t.co/dixREUEioo

22/03/24

Delighted to welcome and his team into our academy this week to film for his latest book. Inspiring our students to develop their reading further.

18/03/24

It is with great pleasure that we can announce that our Science Technician, Rudolf Van Koningsveld, has been awarded The Registered Science Technician Award (RSciTech), a registered mark recognising excellence for technicians working in science education! pic.twitter.com/v7kYxDhU4E

18/03/24

Year 11 students dazzled the examiner with their recent GCSE Component 2 performances, worth 20% of their overall grade.Performing two gripping extracts from 'Starlight Express', the students showcased months of hard work and dedication, leaving the examiner in awe. pic.twitter.com/eAc3eRjgae

18/03/24

Principal's Breakfast on Friday celebrated ten students nominated for 'doing the right thing all the time' this week by their teachers. Each week the winners receive a free breakfast, gift voucher and certificate pic.twitter.com/vfyD3TDyLS

21/02/24

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21/02/24

🎉Congratulations to both and on maintaining their Outstanding Ofsted judgments following recent inspections!Read more about their success here:https://t.co/cXhlAIPOFJ

21/02/24

Very happy to be featured in this week along with following both our Ofsted 'Outstanding' ratings. We're incredibly proud of our staff and students and it's lovely to have our success celebrated! https://t.co/UMwA7yMjcG

20/02/24

Year 12 and 13 students were treated to a talk about economics (and careers) by Chief Economist Peter Arnold . "Peter's talk has encouraged me to pursue a career in economics," said Imran. "I look forward to learning more about the macroeconomic policies in my course." pic.twitter.com/y6KPjVpk7K

15/02/24

We had fun last week celebrating our recent Ofsted 'Outstanding' Award with students. We were very proud of the way our students conducted themselves during the visit. They were a true credit to themselves, our Academy and their families. https://t.co/Frz4TrGe5f pic.twitter.com/S27e95IBt4

13/02/24

Get your tickets for our latest school production, Bugsy Malone, 13th and 14th March 2024. Tickets available on ParentPay from 19th February. Don't miss! pic.twitter.com/mfp6r7W1xP

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We are thrilled to announce that our student, Sebastian, has emerged as the winner in the Southwark Regional Final of Jack Petchey's Speak Out Challenge. A compelling and persuasive performance indeed! https://t.co/iJGSNARJai pic.twitter.com/lrwpFhyoyL

06/02/24

Our Art Prefects have had their second workshop with ceramicist Marie Tricaud. Students fired their ceramics in the kiln and applied coloured glaze. We experimented with colour and different painting techniques, finishing with beautiful results https://t.co/UyUjtBhnU3 pic.twitter.com/hALsSeg85L

01/02/24

Younes, Lawrence, Artur and Chowdhury competed in the Year 7 Spelling Bee earlier this week, taking on challenging words such as onomatopoeia, armageddon, connoisseur, fluorescent, leprechaun, garrulous and haemorrhage. A superb effort from our team! pic.twitter.com/f3onldp091

29/01/24

Urban Plan delivered a great urban development workshop today. Year 10 students were split into five 'development companies' and had to show industry professionals why their team should gain the opportunity to develop a new town centre. https://t.co/DyBJtLqfuN pic.twitter.com/mT1G2GLMOO

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Posted on May 16th 2024

Student Council Organises Neurodiversity Poetry Competition

NeurodiversityFor most of the school year, the Student Council has been working on a group project with students from James Allen's Girls' School to organise a writing competition focused on neurodiversity, which is the understanding of the different ways people's brains develop and work.

Our project, a Neurodiversity Writing Competition, was one of many projects created by students in Southwark Schools Learning Partnership (SSLP) schools, which were all focused on neurodiversity.

On Wednesday, May 12th, we visited St. Saviour's Church in Herne Hill to attend the final event of our project. We met with students from other schools before presenting a summary of everything we have achieved during the project in front of a large audience of students, teachers, and visitors.


See all the entries

Our project was successful, attracting 25 entries from students in many different schools, including an excellent entry by Zain in Year 10 (see below), which impressed our judges enough to be shortlisted. Our best entries, including Zain's, are collected in a booklet, which you can view at https://neurodiverse-writing.com/. The winners, who will each receive a £50 gift card of their choice, will be announced soon on our website.

After we had presented, we watched the impressive presentations by the other groups, who organised an art competition, created a programme to help students moving from primary to secondary school, and sold bags and postcards to raise money for charity.

Afterwards, we were rewarded for our hard work with a celebration of our achievements, which included a pizza party and a silent disco. We all enjoyed this, and it was a great way to end the project, which took a lot of hard work and dedication from everyone involved.

Organising the writing competition was a great opportunity for us to develop various skills, as we designed a website and poster to promote the competition and presented slideshows to large crowds, which improved our public speaking skills.


Neurodiversity Waltz

By Zain, Year 10. One of the entries to the Neurodiversity Writing Competition, organised by our Student Council.

 

In the garden of minds, a dance unfolds. 

Where neurons pirouette, stories untold. 

 

Autumn leaves whisper secrets to the breeze. 

As synapses tango with electric ease.  

 

Dyslexic daisies sway in rhythm's embrace. 

Their petals spelling chaos, defying space. 

 

ADHD fireflies flit and dart, a wild ballet. 

Chasing moonbeams, forgetting yesterday.  

 

Autistic constellations map celestial trails. 

Connecting dots in patterns that never fail.  

 

Anxiety's delicate spiderwebs shimmer at dawn, 

catching worries, weaving resilience drawn. 

 

Depression's brooding cypress trees stand tall. 

Roots anchored in shadows, yet reaching for all. 

 

Bipolar sunflowers turn faces to extremes, 

chasing highs and lows in kaleidoscope dreams.

 

And schizophrenic stardust, oh how it gleams,

Painting galaxies of voices, fragmented streams.

 

Each mind a universe, unique and profound. 

A symphony of quirks, harmonizing sound.  

 

So let us celebrate the neurodiverse ball, 

where every step, every glitch, every fall, 

adds colour to our shared cosmic tapestry.  

 

A dance of beautiful minds. Forever free.

 

By Zain, Year 10