Author Nikesh Shukla visits Alperton Community School

On Friday 8th February 100 students attended an inspiring talk given by author Nikesh Shukla. He spoke about what motivated him to write his first novel for teenagers, Run, Riot – a thriller set in real time, which tells the story of a close-knit group of friends who discover corruption has infiltrated the tower block where they live. Continue reading

Youth Travel Ambassadors impress judges with their pitch and public speaking skills

Congratulations to our Youth Travel Ambassadors (YTA) for last week’s Campaign Junction pitch. The judges were amazed by the quality of our students’ presentation and their confident public speaking. They were able to answer some complex questions from the panel on the spot and demonstrated an advanced level of knowledge and engagement in these travel issues and their campaign really stood out. We look forward to seeing how their campaigns develop. Continue reading

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge visits Alperton Community School

On Tuesday 5 February we had the great honour and privilege to welcome to our school HRH the Duchess of Cambridge. The Duchess came to find out more about our wellbeing programmes supporting our students and teachers as part of Children’s Mental Health Week 2019. She was greeted by our Headteacher Gerard McKenna and our Art & Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou, the first UK winner of the Global Teacher Prize. Continue reading

Our Year 8 students learn new skills with the National Youth Circus

On Friday our Year 8 students enjoyed a series of exciting workshops with the National Youth Circus. The workshops were organised by Mousetrap Theatre Projects and were both fun and engaging, getting the students to work together in groups and try out their abilities at juggling, tightrope walking and other exciting activities. Continue reading

Literacy Drop Down days at Alperton Community School

Last week our Year 7 and Year 10 students enjoyed two excellent Literacy Drop Down days. The students participated in a series of workshops delivered by Values and Visions, an educational organisation working with young people to help them develop their inner strength and confidence. Continue reading