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.

 

Alperton students visit The Official Nelson Mandela Exhibition

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:


You can click here to download the PDF file. 

Sustainable fashion workshops with artist and stylist Cinta Miller

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.

Year 7 students take part in the exciting Race for the Line challenge

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.