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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 ✊🏿✊🏻✊🏾


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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 ->


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


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


Ali hits Mr Miller for six in the playground today.


Mr May and Mr Miller leading a workout in school today. Keep up!


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!


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


Ryan, Year 8, has made this Word Search using the titles of the books. Check out Ryan's word search at And congrats to Ryan for winning last week's reading competition!


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.


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***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!


Konnie Huq's writing tips, as part of Festival of Words. Online today from 2pm


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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


Enter our Virtual Performing Arts Showcase. Think you've got a performance worth sharing?! Enter by 7th June.


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


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


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Bitesize has suggested 7 simple ways we can all show for Mental Health Awareness Week.


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!


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

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Posted on May 21st 2020

"Reflections On Our Times", by Daniel, Year 10

We were very impressed by Daniel's 'state of the nation' message and thought we'd share his excellent piece of writing with you. #ActiveCitizens.

DanielThe world is in a dire state right now. Thousands dying per day, families losing their loved ones, people separated. It may seem like there is no way out, that we are forever to be stuck in this phase where we are not allowed to see anyone and we have to keep ourselves locked inside, but that is not true. It may take time but the world will restore to the natural order of things, families will see each other, people will meet up with friends and all will seem right.

I know it may seem easy to give up and sit around hopeless, but that’s what will make the situation worse for us. People across the world are in the same state as me and you but they are choosing to do something. There are countless people dedicating their time to do something productive or to do something to help the key workers who desperately need protection. That is what we should be doing. Not sitting around playing games or on social media, we should be doing something productive.

There are countless people dedicating their time to do something productive

Also, take time to be grateful that you are surviving this virus when so many others aren’t. Take the time to be grateful to the NHS. Day in and day out the NHS workers are risking their lives for the greater good. It doesn’t even have to be something big, like clapping the key workers is a way you can show that you are grateful.

When this is all over, don’t forget about it. Be grateful you survived and that the world got back to normal but also take time to remember people that have died, whether that be someone close to you or a person in your wider community.

Don’t give up hope, things will get back to the way they were, we will see each other again. It may take some months, but we will meet again.

I would like to leave you with this message.

Hope is like the sun. If you only believe it when you see it you'll never make it through the night.

Daniel Connell, Year 10