During the Easter break, A Level media student Aseem took part in the BFI Film Academy Residential, delivered by the NFTS (National Film and Television School). Only 66 participants are selected to take part in this programme from around the UK and each place is worth £3000. Continue reading
On Wednesday, 18 April, our Year 7 students took part in the Your Life You Choose Programme, a multi-agency presentation intended to educate young people about crime and its consequences. The programme is a fantastic way to raise awareness of gangs and knife crime amongst young people and teach them how to protect themselves from it. The project is run by magistrates in North West London and it’s the fifth year our school has participated in this programme.
Throughout the day, students were rotated through a series of workshops with police officers, magistrates, prison officers, paramedics, inclusion officers and ex-offenders. They were taught about the dangers of carrying knives, how to keep themselves safe and away from crime, and the consequences that follow when making the wrong decisions.
The students were very engaged in the workshops, asking questions and showing interest in the subject.
“The presentation was very interesting and gave us a better understanding of the dangers of crime and how to keep ourselves safe. It made me think more about the choices I make in the future ” (Student, Year 7)
Our Headteacher, Mr. Gerard McKenna, commented: “The programme delivered a deep and powerful learning experience for our Year 7 students. Our vision is to provide a caring, supportive community where every child knows how to keep themselves safe. We believe it is extremely important that students are educated to make the right decisions in life, especially decisions which will keep them from harm and will keep them on track to become a successful adult, who will impact positively on their local community and society as a whole.”
The Project Coordinator of the YLYC, Alison Zilberkweit, was very pleased with the outcome of the event and enjoyed her experience at Alperton Community School.
On Friday 13 April, a group of girls from Alperton Community School attended the iamtheCODE London Global Goals Hackathon. Continue reading
A collection of some of the best footage detailing Andria’s journey to being named the “world’s best teacher” 2018.
— Global Teacher Prize (@TeacherPrize) March 21, 2018
We are very proud of Andria here at @AlpertonCS! @jeremycorbyn congratulates @Andriazaf on winning the Global @TeacherPrize 2018. #TeacherPrize
Footage courtesy of : https://t.co/pK0W4AQdjr pic.twitter.com/wSuOmpw5aM
— Alperton CS (@AlpertonCS) March 21, 2018
“That’s when you see fantastic human beings created” pic.twitter.com/27X3LGxcLZ
— BBC Daily Politics and Sunday Politics (@daily_politics) March 25, 2018
The ‘World’s Best Teacher’ got a hero’s welcome in Brent. Andria Zafirakou picked up the global prize in Dubai and has returned to her school to show off the prize to her pupils. pic.twitter.com/11sJ3J4AKy
— ITV London (@itvlondon) March 26, 2018
— BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) March 19, 2018
“It’s a great responsibility that I now have” – ‘World’s best teacher’ Andria Zafirakou discusses her $1m award win pic.twitter.com/g9rU0z1SEM
— Sky News (@SkyNews) March 22, 2018
— DfE (@educationgovuk) March 16, 2018
— Nick Gibb (@NickGibbUK) March 22, 2018
— Angela Rayner (@AngelaRayner) March 18, 2018
— Tony Blair Institute (@InstituteGC) March 18, 2018
Andria Zafirakou, who teaches at a school in north London, has won a $1m Global Teacher Prize.
She gave an inspirational speech as she picked up her award – here’s why she won it.
— ITV News (@itvnews) March 18, 2018
Absolutely fantastic to see London teacher Andria Zafirakou chosen from out of 30,000 applicants from around the world to win the Global Teacher Prize. Our warmest congratulations to @AndriaZaf and staff at @AlpertonCS for this very well-deserved honour https://t.co/gncqJcACfu
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) March 18, 2018
UK teacher wins global best teacher prize https://t.co/SyRD8AolOf
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 18, 2018
— Alperton CS (@AlpertonCS) March 26, 2018
On Tuesday 27 March, Tim Harris JP, the organiser of the North West London local heat of the Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition, presented certificates to our Year 8 students at our Celebration Assembly. He commended the students for their excellent performances in a competition that took place at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on Saturday, 10 March. Continue reading
Art & Textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou from Alperton Community School has been named as the winner of the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize 2018, awarded under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai.
Now in its fourth year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to the profession as well as to shine a spotlight on the important role teachers play in society.
The winner of the prestigious award was announced today, Sunday 18 March 2018, at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai.
Many thanks to all the parents who took the time to give us such positive feedback.
A group of 30 of our Most Able Year 10 students were invited for a day visit to Jesus College, University of Cambridge. The trip offered our students the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a student at Cambridge university. Continue reading
Last week our school hosted a series of fantastic Parents Evenings for our Most Able students at our Ealing Road site. Continue reading
This month our year 12 students visited Magdalen College at Oxford University and had a fantastic experience on the campus. Continue reading