Top Tips to help you parent during a pandemicFear usually drives us to take urgent action, however, children can be really traumatised by fear so it is our job as adults to understand how to model overcoming fear, and how to help our children overcome their fear.
For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Right now, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across eight different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids.
All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. You can find it here.
The Science Museum is running a FREE online course on “Creating Engaging Learning Experiences” aimed for primary and secondary.
There is also a FREE make and create Bubble Geometry course for Primary school level for those with bored kids at home or maybe could be something fun to work into Lower School.
28 January – 16:00-17:00
25 February – 13:30-14:30
25 March – 16:00-17:00
To book a place please visit their website HERE
GCSE and A level students in Art & Design and Film & Media stormed this year’s Independent Schools Association Arts Competitions scooping five individual wins, three second places and three high commendations. Well done everybody, what a fantastic achievement – we are so proud of you.
The winners now go forward into the National competition later this academic yer.
You know how people are always saying “I’m going to write a book” or indeed “I’m writing a book”, but then it never gets finished or you realise it’s rubbish or you realise you’ve got literally no good ideas?
Well, one of our Year 11s has done it and it’s on Amazon! … Let’s all support him by buying a copy, an ideal stocking filler for Christmas.
Well done to Martin! – You Can Find It Here
The ISA Film & Digital Art Competition is held annually and is a fantastic opportunity to showcase both creative and technical skills to produce art works in the digital genre by students in independent schools in the UK.
There are three categories: Computer Animation, Short Film and Digital Art.
Two of our Film and Digital Media and Design students were recognised, one as the overall winner in the Key Stage 5 Animation Category and one in third place for the Short Film Category in Key Stage 5.
The ISA praised. the animation, ‘Disconnected’, stating ‘This raw, disturbing animation about the mental health challenges of lockdown contained powerful imagery, twinned with an all-too-relatable cautionary tale about mobile phone obsession. It generated real empathy for the tortured main character, the soundtrack was brutally effective, and it packed a real punch overall. Very impressive work.’
And the praise for the short, ‘Like it is,’ discusses ‘A powerhouse performance, great editing, good use of a single location and props made this a pleasure to watch. I loved the soundtrack and use of animated titles. Full of charm and truly heartfelt.’
With so many virtual events to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right one for your students to attend. So we’ve written a summary of the virtual open days taking place across our 6 renowned Colleges to help you.
We hope they can join us to find out about our subject areas and courses, see what it would be like to be a student here, and get advice on portfolios, accommodation and more.
Find the right event – and be sure to encourage them to book a place.
Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of ArtsWhen: 3 November – 9 December
Discover Central Saint Martins
When: 9 – 13 November
Discover London College of Communication
When: 2 – 25 November
Discover London College of Fashion
When: 4 November, 2 – 5 December
On Friday 25th of September we decorated the school with posters as always, the Graphics department provided us with one made by students. There were also some prints of poems, tongue twisters and riddles In different languages on the walls, to encourage the students to pronounce different sounds.
Today we received a printed copy of Inside Kent Magazine (October Issue) featuring a Q&A about one of our Graphics & Photography teachers Sarah. The article which showcases some of her many freelance projects as a Graphic Designer & Illustrator also includes a little bit about why she chose to pursue her career in teaching and her background in the subject. You can find it online here (Page 8-9) in its digital form, as well as inside printed copies which can be found in various venues around Kent.
Neal Layton is raising a small but important amount for the NSPCC.
A few years ago Neal Layton and two others started by running a couple of 10K’s, they progressed to ultras (London to Brighton and Thames Path 100k’s) so Neal now aims to be the last of the original three amigo’s to show that he still has it and do our bit to raise some money!!!
Donations are being taken via the link below