EP Students attend event with author Clare Balding!

On Friday 6th October a group of Year 7 and Year 8 students went along to hear a very inspirational talk from TV presenter turned author, Clare Balding.   Clare talked about her two books “The Racehorse Who Wouldn’t Gallop” and the “Racehorse Who Disappeared”; which were  based on her real life experiences.  For example: The Horse Who Disappeared was actually about Shergar the horse who famously won the 1981 Derby, sadly later he was kidnapped, never to be found.   She shared some enriching stories from athletes, whom she has encountered throughout her career. Stories of perseverance, encouragement to “dare to be different” and to “not to worry about failing – try it any way!”  She said think of our athletes when you need motivation, who are just like us; they have to do the boring everyday stuff too, enabling them to do great things.
Two of our students Lillie-May Bale and Jorja Absolom, were lucky enough to be picked to go up onto the stage with Clare to share stories which they are currently writing.  Our students came back from the event saying that the experience was “fun, inspirational, educational and exhilarating”.
 

Pre-loved school uniform shop opening

Exciting news!  Our pre-loved school uniform shop will be opening on Wednesday 4th October 2017 between 3-4pm and every Wednesday thereafter.

We intend to sell the items for a small cost which will go directly towards school funds.  However, if a family are experiencing difficult financial circumstances we are able to consider donating items.

Please feel free to pop in on a Wednesday afternoon between 3-4pm to view what we have available, or contact Mrs Clay (01344 390899) or Mrs Thurgood (01344 390822) to make an appointment.

30th Sept Criss-cross day a great success!

Last Friday, all students at Easthampstead Park Community School took part in a criss cross day! Normal lessons were suspended for the day, and students worked on different themed cross curricular challenges in their year groups. Whilst Year 7 students took part in a Bike It day, Year 8 learnt about the history of protest and people fighting for their rights. Years 9 and 10 had exciting sessions with the emergency services, whilst Year 11 under took hands on science practicals in support of their GCSEs. A fun and educational day was had by all; hopefully the photos below will give you a taster of what we got up to!

  

Sixth Form visit University Fair at Emirates Stadium!

Accompanied by Mr Stephenson and Miss Murphy, the sixth form embarked on a trip to London today to attend the UK University Search Fair at The Emirates Stadium. Much information and many prospectuses were gathered! Find below a few photos from the visit.

Open Evening – A huge THANK YOU to our student helpers!

A big thank you to the parents who allowed their children to be ambassadors tonight for our open evening. We received many compliments about our student helpers, in particular about their infectious enthusiasm and helpfulness. We are very lucky to have students who are so fantastically dedicated to their school.

If you are a prospective parent with a child in Year 5 or 6 and were either not able to attend our open evening, or did attend the open evening and are keen to learn more about the workings of our school, why not sign up for an open morning tour? Tours are running from 9am-10.30 daily, from 2nd-13th October. Contact the school reception to book your place!

The photographs below should give you a taster or what we got up to. Alternatively, click here to view a photo diary of the evening!

 

   

Early closure: Weds 27th Sept due to open evening

Open evening is an extremely important event in the Easthampstead Park Community calendar, and allows us to show off our students and facilities to the year 6s and their parents. To allow preparations to take place, school will finish at 12.55 which is the end of
Period 3.

Please see the letter below for further details.

Thank you to the many parents who have supported the school by allowing their children to act as ambassadors during the evening, they really are our best advert!

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Year 9 GCSE Aspirations Evening – Aiming high!

Yesterday evening, Year 9 parents and students attended our GCSE Aspirations evening. Mr Puttick talked about the importance of students being resilient in their learning, having a growth mindset and not giving up when the going gets tough. Miss Pettipas, Mrs Devine and Mr Brown then talked specifically about GCSE English, Maths and Science, what students need to do to succeed in each subject, and how their parents can help to support their studies. A big theme throughout the presentations was the importance of students being independent, and taking responsibility for their learning. If parents have any questions about GCSEs, we ask that you contact either your child’s tutor, or subject teacher in the first instance. We wish all of Year 9s every success as they embark on their GCSE journey at EPCS!

Students make a flying start to ‘Matilda’ rehearsals!

Yesterday saw our ‘Matilda’ cast get stuck into their first rehearsals with Miss Murphy. We saw some excellent character portrayals with the cast participating in some character development workshops. See if you can spot our Miss Trunchball, Freya Smith!

Tickets will be going on sale next month for our performance on Weds 6th December in the Downshire Theatre, EPCS 6-8pm.