Amazing trip to Valencia learning about the Spanish culture

The MFL department is very pleased to have conducted another successful trip to Valencia for the sixth consecutive year. Twenty-seven Alperton students from Year 7 to Year 10 have had the unique opportunity to travel abroad and enjoy 5 memorable days learning about the Spanish language and culture.

During the trip, the students took part in a number of adventurous activities including kayaking, swimming, tree climbing, and a fun splashing competition. The time spent in Valencia has helped the students develop their independence, confidence and their interest to learn more about Spanish culture.

The behaviour of the students was exemplary throughout their stay and was praised by all staff who worked with them at the centre. Most impressive was the way they supported and encouraged each other, especially during activities that some of them found challenging.

Once again this would not have been possible without the effort of the MFL team. Many thanks for their commitment and hard work in organising this amazing trip for our students. Looking forward to another great adventure next year.

Alperton staff attended the TES School Awards ceremony 2019

On Friday 21st June, a number of ACS staff attended the TES Schools Awards ceremony 2019 to support our teacher Kobika Balasingam’s nomination for the ‘New Teacher of the Year’ award. The gala ceremony took place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane and was hosted by the comedian Harry Hill.

It was a fabulous evening and all ACS staff that participated at the event really enjoyed the experience. A big thank you to everyone supporting Kobika during the ceremony and a special mention to Ms Warwick and Ms Sharma for their instrumental role in Kobika’s nomination.

The evening celebrates the commitment and innovation shown by all the teachers and support staff within the UK across 19 different categories. Ms Balasingham was honoured to be nominated for this award and to take part in the ceremony and said: “It was a privilege to share the evening with the winners and the nominees of the TES Awards. It is truly a remarkable job being a teacher and the evening was a cherishing lifetime moment.”01

Alperton Cricket Team won the McKinsey Cup tournament

Well done to the U13 Girls cricket team who won the Brent McKinsey Cup cricket tournament for the third consecutive year.

It was a challenging match, but the girls played exceptionally well throughout the game. Congratulations to the entire team and looking forward to the Middlesex finals where the girls will be representing Brent.