On Tuesday 17th July Years 8 & 9 spent their Criss-Cross Day working across several departments on the theme of “Hamilton, an American Musical”. Students were on a carousel between Dance, Drama, Music, Design & Technology, Humanities and Media. In Performing Arts they had the opportunity to learn performance work from the hip-hop musical which is set during the American War for Independence, learning the history of the key battles and the social geography of immigration in Humanities. In Media the students designed poster campaigns for the musical and created set, costume and makeup designs in D&T. ​​​​
The students took part in a “show and tell” assembly during PREP at the end of the day and showcased their best work. All staff involved in sessions were really impressed with their creativity and enthusiasm, well done to Year 8 & 9 on another successful cross-curricular day!
Mrs C Stevenson, Head of Performing Arts

Year 9 MFL students welcome visiting teacher from Leverkusen

Year 9 German students were very excited today to welcome a visiting teacher from Bracknell’s twin town in Germany.

Miss Folde who teaches English at a secondary school in Leverkusen, was delighted to be able to spend the day with our students and gain an insight into the British school system.

In the afternoon Miss Lees’ Year 9 German class showcased their film projects about life at EPCS and then had the opportunity to ask Miss Folde questions in German.

Miss Folde thoroughly enjoyed her day and was extremely complimentary about the school, facilities and our students.

We look forward to continuing our partnership with Leverkusen and hope to be able to take a group of students to Leverkusen soon!

 

 

 

Water issues NOT affecting EPCS

We are aware of two significant water leaks locally, however, we have checked our systems and currently, our water pressure is fine. We will open as normal should we receive communication from the water company there is an issue we will let parents know via the website. We may close early if this is the case but currently, this is unlikely. Students should be in school as normal

Thanks for your support Liz Cook

Thank you for a fantastic evening at SHP

Whilst many people were preoccupied with the football a group of students and staff attended SHPs live to screen of the musical “All about Jamie” from the Apollo Theatre in London

It was a fantastic show and well worth seeing if you get the opportunity to do so.

Students were, as ever, a pleasure to be with, I look forward to attending other events.

Mrs Cook

Reserve Sports Day Cancelled

We have regrettably taken the decision to cancel our reserve Sports Day, originally calendared for Friday 13th July. The weather forecast is currently for a 50-60% chance of rain. The decision has also been affected by the school struggling to get a generator for this reserve date, without which we cannot provide a commentary on the track events through a public address system.

In light of sports day not taking place, we will look to create an opportunity for students to compete in House Sports competitions in September. Further details will follow nearer the time. Many thanks for your support

 

Year 6 Aspirations Transitions Event

On Tuesday 26th June EPCS welcomed over 200 audience members to the Downshire Theatre to watch Y6 students from Great Hollands, Jennett’s Park and Wooden Hill perform in the EPCS Aspirations Transitions event. As always, this event was a great success with some wonderful performances from the y6 students and some from our students currently at EPCS. We always aim to show the Y6 students a positive experience as a taster of secondary school life, which hopefully we achieved with new parent’s saying “I think it’s a lovely idea to put on a performance with primary schools, my daughter is excited to be joining EP”. Thank you to everyone who came along to show their support and to the students themselves for their hard work in the run up and for having such great enthusiasm!
Mrs Stevenson is happy to share copies of the video file from the performance with any parents who’s child was involved, please email her directly at charlotte.stevenson@epschool.org with the name of your child and their primary school.
The PA Dept, EPCS.

Sports day date moved

Due to the weather conditions predicted for Friday, Sports Day is cancelled and the reserve day of the 13th July will now be considered. The school day on the 6th of July will operate as normal with the uniform expectations set by Governors in place.

I have phoned our uniform suppliers, and they have all sizes of the PE shorts in stock They are aware our sports day has moved to the 13th of July (pending a decision on the weather conditions) and will ensure any orders placed in good time will be delivered via the school collect system the day before. This arrangement means all students should be able to access and participate in the correct kit as per our uniform policy. Please can you support the school by making sure your child has all the necessary equipment and is aware of our expectations

Regards Liz Cook