School Council 2018-2019

 

A fantastic new line up of students have been elected to represent their year groups for 2018-2019, as members of School Council and School Parliament. Last year’s Council and Parliament did a fantastic job of running the elections fairly, ensuring assemblies to students were informative and gave students an understanding of the responsibilities attached to the commitment. They also ran a Polling Station in the quad before votes were counted.

As you can see, Mrs Cook presented all students on School Council with a brand new tie so that all students are aware of their council representatives. Parliament representatives are also distinguished with a red double stripe tie. This ensures student voice is well recognised and that students know who to speak to should they wish to raise an issue, start a fundraiser or initiate a whole school drive.

 

As our first item on the agenda, students are supporting an international project: the Christmas Shoebox! Each tutor group has been given just a few weeks to piece together a shoebox full of donated, but good quality, items for a young person in less fortunate circumstances at Christmas time. Each box requires a £5 donation for shipping costs, but this also includes a postage receipt, indicating where the box ended up! We hope to produce a map after Christmas to showcase just how many people across the world we were able to support.

If you are able to donate any items, small enough to fit into a shoebox, to bring joy to a child of any age, from 2-16, please pop items along to our reception.

Our ‘wrap’ party will be held on Wednesday 28th November!   

Beauty and the Beast support Festival of Light tomorrow!

 

Students have continued their work on this years school production: Beauty and the Beast and are getting ready to share previews at tomorrow evenings Festival of Light.

Some of the cast will be selling tickets for the production tomorrow evening too so keep a lookout for key characters!

Beauty and the Beast will take place on the evenings of Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th December – from 7pm in The Downshire Theatre

Tickets are £3 per Adult,  £2 per Child

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis. 

Y11 SMART Spaces Science Revision Programme

We have been invited to participate in a a research project, called SMART Spaces Revision, focused on increasing outcomes in Year 11 ‘double award’ Science. The project is run by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and the Wellcome Foundation. If the school is chosen as an ‘intervention’ school, Science teachers will receive training and materials to deliver over two weeks during May 2019 just before the GCSE Science examinations. Find further information regarding the project below.

SMART Spaces Revision Information for Parents

If you do not wish your child to participate in this research, please either complete the reply slip and return to the main school office, or email our Data Manager, Sarah Pego at Sarah.Pego@epschool.org

On Wednesday the 7th of November our Performing Arts Department welcomed 150 Year 6 students from 3 local primary schools. The students from Wooden Hill, Great Hollands and Jennett’s Park had the opportunity to participate in 3 workshops in dance, drama and music. Our BTEC 12 Music students did a fantastic job of leading the Music workshop which received excellent feedback. The students will soon be returning to work on their repertoire for the Transitions Show in July.

On Friday 9th November 2018, Members of the UK Youth Parliament gathered from across the UK to debate in the House of Commons chamber. Ending knife crime, mental health, ‘equal pay, for equal work’, tackling homelessness and ‘votes at 16’ were all topics of debate.

I went to the House of Commons this year to represent Bracknell Forest as an MYP and to take part in the debates. This truly was a once a lifetime opportunity as we as MYPs are the only other people apart from the MPs to have an opportunity to sit on the green leather chairs.!It was truly inspiring to see all other MYPs across the UK to come and take part in this debate. The debates have truly me inspired to take part in more politically related topics and I hope to inspire my fellow peers to do so too. I also got to meet the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow MP who was the Speaker of the debates. During the debates, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn also visited us and received a standing ovation from the entire council!

Written by Luize, Year 12 at Easthampstead Park Community School.

   

Y7 try Skateboarding!

On Tuesday the Year 7’s tested their balance and coordination in a fun filled skateboarding session that ran throughout the day. A lot of students were put out of their comfort zone and for some it was their first time picking up a board!  All the students showed determination and resilience to keep skating no matter how many times they fell over! By the end of the sessions students progressed from just getting onto a board, to performing basic tricks . All students were a testament to EP, showing respect and pride.  Students supported one another and enjoyed the challenges and tricks. – Mr Cumner

A huge thank you to the PE team for their hard work in organising the event. It was a fantastic event that was well organised and led to lots of funny pictures!   

Easthampstead Park Community School’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present a production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Due to the growing success of our productions in recent years, we are pleased to announce that there will be two separate evening events this year:

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th December – from 7pm in The Downshire Theatre

Tickets are available to buy from the Performing Arts Department – £3 per Adult,  £2 per Child

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Students have been working incredibly hard over the past half term in order to bring you a performance to remember! Our students are responsible not only for the acting and singing, but will also be in control of the lighting and sound. A number of students have also been working hard developing costumes and staging too!

Please do come along and join in the family friendly fun, whilst also helping us to raise funds to support future performance projects. There will be an interval and refreshments will be available to purchase. We are a non-smoking site.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Music by:                 Lyrics by:                                     Book by:

Alan Menken           Howard Ashman & Tim Rice       Linda Woolverton

Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth

Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

www.mtishows.co.uk

Sad news regarding an ex student

commemorate the life of Robert Dordi who has sadly died aged just 21.

Friends of the student have set up a just giving page in Roberts memory and to raise monies for the mental health charity who offer support to young men in crisis.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-dordi

Robert was a fantastic young man and was much loved by friends, school staff and family. Our condolences have been passed to the family.