Last week we had the privilege of welcoming to our school the director Michael Attenborough CBE, who came to work with our students on a series of workshops based on Shakespeare’s life and work. Continue reading
We are very pleased to announce that Ms Balasingam has been shortlisted in the “New Teacher of the Year” category for the TES School Awards 2019. It is amazing to be nominated for the third consecutive year for an award by such a prestigious organisation. Continue reading
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.
On Tuesday 14 May, five musicians from the 50+ piece orchestra of Canada’s National Arts Centre visited our school and performed for our Year 8 students. The event was organised by the Artists in Residence charity with the aim to inform students about the opportunities of being a professional musician. Continue reading
Alperton GCSE French students participated in a cultural exchange this week with students and teachers from the Collège de l’Étang de l’Or in Montpellier, France. Continue reading
On Saturday 4 May 2019, nine Year 9 Alperton students, accompanied by Miss Kerai and Mrs Sehdev, attended the Pangea Maths UK competition finals held at Middlesex University. Pangea is a reputed competition organised in 21 European countries, and is a fun and challenging competition for the primary and secondary students. Continue reading
The Year 7 students of Alperton Community School were given the great opportunity to participate in the Race for the Line (RFTL) – a car racing competition based on an international STEM model. The course of the programme extended over 6 weeks, beginning just after the spring half term. Continue reading
On Tuesday 26 April, one hundred and twenty Alperton students had the privilege of visiting The Official Nelson Mandela Exhibition currently taking place at Leake Street Gallery, London. The exhibition gave the students an insight into the personal life of the world’s most iconic freedom fighter and political leader.
Through the numerous galleries and artefacts on display, the students were taken back in time to the rural childhood home of Nelson Mandela, and follow him through the years of struggles against apartheid regime and the global celebration of his release after 27 years in prison. The students found the exhibition truly inspirational and educational and were deeply impressed by some of the items on display: “The artefacts were so lifelike that it felt like I was standing next to Nelson Mandela himself.”
Being inspired by the exhibition, our students wanted to share an inspirational video with their colleagues and have put together a presentation about their experience at the exhibition:
On Friday 26 April, our year 10 textiles students participated in a series of workshops with the Celebrity Make-up artist and stylist Cinta Miller. The workshops were organised by the Artists in Residence charity run by our art and textiles teacher Andria Zafirakou, winner of the Global Teacher Prize winner 2018.
The workshops encouraged sustainable fashion and the students were taught how to create garments from recycled materials. Some of the students will be attending London Fashion Week next year so this project was a great source of inspiration for them. Many thanks to Artists in Residence for organising this great event.
On Tuesday 2 April, our year 7 students were able to finally see their foam rocket cars in action during the Race for the Line competition. The challenge was part of a project run across the country to increase young people’s interest in STEM subjects, by getting them to work in teams to design, build and race their foam rocket cars.
The race track was built in our MUGA where students and staff gathered to watch the exciting race. We were pleased that all the cars met the safety instructions and arrived at the finishing line intact. Many thanks to all staff involved in delivering the workshops and organising the racing event.