Earthquake!

Earthquake!

Year 9 geography students were set a challenge this month: To design an earthquake resistant building out of materials found in the home. Each building had to have three features that were able to absorb shockwaves and the pupils had to justify their choice of design...

Books to support wellbeing

Books to support wellbeing

We marked the end of our Children’s Mental Wellbeing Week with students opening boxes of gifted books from two school supporters. Their generosity boosted our libraries with more than 40 of the latest releases and award winning books. Encouraging students to enjoy...

This is what we think

This is what we think

Pupils added to a graffiti wall for anti bullying week. Her are some of their thoughts:    

Greek games of today.

Greek games of today.

The Junior project this term is Ancient Greece. This week we have been looking at the history of the Olympic Games, discovering the similarities or differences to the Olympic. We have learnt about historic sources and how we can tell a lot from the past by artefacts....

Remembrance Week 2021

Remembrance Week 2021

While most of the seniors were away on their trips to London pupils still at the school had the privilege of going over to Takeley War Memorial to Remember the lives lost in the Two World Wars. The Juniors were able to pin their poems to the memorial wall on the...

Lower Senior trip to the Science Museum and Dickens Museum

Lower Senior trip to the Science Museum and Dickens Museum

We started our journey from Bishop's Stortford station to the Science Museum.  Once we had arrived at South Kensington we took a stroll through the tunnel and went out to the front of the Natural History Museum where we had 2 minutes silence at 11:00 for Remembrance...

Boat trip between the two Tate Galleries, a GCSE Art trip.

Boat trip between the two Tate Galleries, a GCSE Art trip.

On 11th November Upper Senior Art students took a train from Bishop's Stortford to Liverpool Street and then on to Westminster. As they walked past Westminster Abbey, they stopped on the street to observe the 11am two-minute silence for Remembrance Day. It was a...

Harvest thanksgiving

Harvest thanksgiving

  Gifts brought in by the children for the local food bank. An assembly where we can share and say thank you for food, shelter and community.  

1066 and all that

1066 and all that

Studying History comes alive when you can actually visit the site of a major part of what you are studying. You can't study the Normans and not visit Battle near Hastings. So that is what our year 7s and 8s did. And what a wonderful day it was; a refreshing trip after...

Encouraging the love of reading

Encouraging the love of reading

Encouraging, nurturing, and supporting a love of books and reading for pleasure can increase empathy, reduce the symptoms of depression, improve relationships with others and improve wellbeing throughout life. We are trying to ensure that our school library reflects...

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