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05/06/20

In Year 10-13 and want some virtual work experience? Sign up for the Speakers for Schools 'Experience Programme' today at https://t.co/Yv7pRaMbDu. Contact Mr Allison for more details. https://t.co/q4Bkhvh9Oq

04/06/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

WE STAND IN SOLIDARITY! ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 Please RT / share with young people. Aged 14+? Please join us Friday 05/06 for - interactive discussion on issues that affect young people - - Please email /DM to book and we will send you details. Thank you ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾 https://t.co/BcTJfp1ysF

03/06/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Need some help getting started with that comic or graphic novel? (=^.^=) Tune in to our Festival of Words channel today at 4pm when Nigel from shares tips on story-boarding Set yourself a reminder here -> https://t.co/n69P3NuUof https://t.co/9HWvaak13o https://t.co/Ft6XcCo5LD

03/06/20

See how our classrooms have changed to support . We're really looking forward to seeing our Year 10 and 12 boys again from June 15th. Find out about more our changes at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO https://t.co/8KzVykFVKZ

03/06/20

School reopens to Year 10 on Mon 15th June, and we've made lots of changes to keep our boys and staff safe through . We can't wait to see our Year 10 boys again! Find our how we've adapted our classrooms, corridors and canteen at https://t.co/vjczB8NERO. https://t.co/ozUoVTHo20

01/06/20

Ali hits Mr Miller for six in the playground today. https://t.co/nEH7rxVtGc

01/06/20

Mr May and Mr Miller leading a workout in school today. Keep up! https://t.co/wkwXNKdQxF

01/06/20

We've made a short video assembly, including live prize draws, to celebrate the amount of work, effort and support that our school community is giving each other during this difficult time. Hope you enjoy it! https://t.co/wmgtPhU8bf

01/06/20

This week's reading competition... design a book cover. Think of one of your favourite books and redesign the cover. How will you tempt other readers to discover the book? Win a FREE book of your choice delivered to your door. Find out more https://t.co/ZmO4qg6Lvq

01/06/20

Ryan, Year 8, has made this Word Search using the titles of the books. Check out Ryan's word search at https://t.co/ZeUIFh0BAs. And congrats to Ryan for winning last week's reading competition! https://t.co/9QiJ8gmi2h

27/05/20

J K Rowling has surprised everyone by announcing a new book which she is publishing chapter by chapter on a new website. Completely different to Harry Potter. https://t.co/kVMtgzTiKX

26/05/20

Retweetd From SouthwarkYA's

***COMPETITION*** Aged 11-17? If you want to be a voice of hope during these challenging times why not get creative and use your imagination to create a short yet powerful piece. Enter our and have the chance to win a prize! https://t.co/WwFvtWiOXp

26/05/20

Konnie Huq's writing tips, as part of Festival of Words. Online today from 2pm https://t.co/6gg36RuGmu

26/05/20

Retweetd From Southwark Libraries

Are you sitting comfortably? Then let’s begin! The Southwark Festival of Words is back, with a host of talented writers, storytellers and artists ready to capture your imagination. It’s all premiering on YouTube from 26 May. Find out more at https://t.co/9HWvaaBBUW https://t.co/Nlqu9sGGiQ

25/05/20

Enter our Virtual Performing Arts Showcase. Think you've got a performance worth sharing?! Enter by 7th June. https://t.co/P5NSZwNGJO https://t.co/9SAk7DQJbQ

25/05/20

To our boys who are fans of David Walliams... Chichester Theatre's production of Walliams' 'The Midnight Gang' is available to view for free until 29 May https://t.co/tLfq9K2ALA

21/05/20

Daniel in Year 10 has written some reflections on our times, which we wanted to share with you. "The world is in a dire state right now. It may seem like there is no way out, but that is not true." Read Daniel's article in full https://t.co/UCyNgsQimt

20/05/20

Retweetd From Harris Garrard

Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week. https://t.co/A9etSrRMOd

20/05/20

Get involved with breaking a Guinness World Record! Author and illustrator, Rob Biddulph, wants you to take part in the world's biggest online lesson ever. Thursday 21 May 4-4:30pm. Register today! https://t.co/yI6O6Yh83h

20/05/20

More pictures from our teachers' this week. We've been making cakes with the theme of lockdown. Some cracking cakes - tasty! See all the entries at https://t.co/qr9heJzVr9 https://t.co/dcjRZZ1K2W

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Posted on July 4th 2017

Renaissance Day, Thursday 6 July - Report and Pictures

Here's a taste of what happened on our latest Renaissance Day on Thursday 6 July.

Our termly Renaissance Days are a chance for boys to go off timetable and delve into subjects and experiences they would not normally have an opportunity to engage in fully. 


Holy architecture. Students studied sacred spaces and learned about the architecture of holy buildings. Alpha, Daniel, Adam and Ali spent the day planning the construction of a mosque, and completed a full model by the end of the day.

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Cultural expression through dance. Students learned about cultural forms of expression through dance. They practised movements inspired by Zouk music and dance. This was inspired by the Brazilian lambada but originated in the French speaking areas of the Caribbean. This form of dance combines salsa, meringue, and reggae dance with a speedier beat. In fact, translated from French Creole the word zouk means party.

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Religious migrations. Students studied the religious migrations of the puritans to the USA. In this picture they are calculating the amount of materials and supplies they can transport with them to the New World.  After this, students built their colonies and navigated them through scenarios such as hostile climate and disease. They were also presented with the ethical issues surrounding colonisation, particularly with regard to the treatment of Native Americans.

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Graphene solutions. Boys designed a product made from the super material graphene that could potentially solve a world issue, such as lack of clean water. Graphene is the world's first 2D material and is 200 time stronger than steel and also flexible. At the end of the design stage, the pupils had to present their ideas to the rest of the groups.

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A little more about what else we studied on the latest Renaissance Day.

Year 9

  • Cultural influences in music
  • The Holocaust
  • Religious migrations - history of the USA
  • Religion, culture and society in London
  • Social issues - research project

Year 10

  • Solving world issues using science
  • Climate change and society
  • Controversial science: gene editing
  • A history of Mathematics
  • How will the world end? A study of eschatology
  • DT project
Renaissance Days form an important part of our curriculum offer to students. The days are entirely focused on Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education, Religious Studies and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural education objectives in order to give our students an understanding of the wider world and to enjoy new experiences outside of the normal school timetable.