It is always somewhat of a shock when we suddenly reach the year 11 leavers’ assembly. It feels like just a moment ago that I was writing about their exams starting. As I was walking around the fantastic art and photography exhibition last week, it was lovely to see so many parents enjoying the show and to reflect with them on how quickly, not just this year, but their child’s entire Frogmore journey, has passed.
This year’s leavers’ assembly and art show had an additional poignancy following the sad news about our beloved Luke. Seeing Luke’s excellent artwork on display was a fitting tribute to his resilience and determination to complete his studies here at Frogmore. There were times during the year when he was unable to be in school due to his illness, but when he was able to be here, he worked his socks off to do his very best. In this, he was an inspiration to us all.
Luke’s funeral will take place at Easthampstead Park crematorium at 3.30pm on Wednesday 26th June. Luke’s family have set up a collection to support the Naomi House and Jacksplace charity, should you wish to contribute: https://www.fordmears.uk/fund-page/?fp_id=45040
At times such as this, the true values at the heart of a community are what shine through. Over the past fortnight, the Frogmore family has shown, as always, real care and consideration for each other. This has enabled even those most affected to carry on – whether with their exams, lessons, or the general busyness of school life.
All our thoughts remain with Luke’s family.
We have a full calendar of events throughout the year, click the link below to view them.
Year 10 Exam Timetable
Class of 2019 Photography and Art Show
Well, what can I say…The Class of 2019. I’ll start with what I know best, the artists and photographers; what a funny group they are! An eclectic, eccentric mix of artists, always willing to think out of the box and go above and beyond. Frogmore art and photography students have proved once again why they are a leap above the rest, by putting on an end of year show as part of their leaving celebrations. What a show it was. 75 students put on an exhibition of excellence. It was attended on Wednesday and Friday night by teachers, governors, family, friends and not forgetting the young artists themselves. The three rooms of art and photography were full to the brim and there was a genuine buzz of excitement, awe and wonder at the high level of achievement.
This year’s work included: Jess Murfitt’s quirky mixed media work on identity and colour; Chelsea Udal's work on spacemen and planets; Caitlin Lacey's fine art pieces on portraiture and environments. The photography work included Ewan Duckett's frozen flower and Colette Patterson-Green's mixed media, woven photography and textile pieces on nature and colour.
The standard just gets higher and higher every year. When you see the students come in and view their hard work displayed in such a professional way and they hear other people talk so positively about their work, it is worth all the hard work.
If you did not get time to see the show, don’t be disappointed as the students’ artwork is displayed around the school for another academic year.
Mrs Christian – Subject Leader of Art
Year 8 Language Festival
All of our year 8 students were in for a real treat last Tuesday as they tried out a range of different languages, taught to them in small groups by our amazing young interpreters. They learnt numbers and colours in Spanish and Japanese and enjoyed writing Chinese characters in Mandarin. Italian weather descriptions and German “Guess Who?” were also a big hit as was British sign language where students were taught how to sign animals and spell their names. French clothing and Polish food (with tasty samples) were a great way for year 8's to discover just how much fun learning a language can be!
We would like to thank all our young interpreters who prepared their lessons and delivered them with such enthusiasm and energy making the day an enormous success!
Vielen dank, merci beaucoup, muchas gracias!
The Modern Languages Department
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Trip
When we arrived, we had a pre-concert talk. Our talk told us about the history of Russian composers, and composing Russian music.
After that, we had a moment to buy some refreshments. We talked to a few of the musicians before they went to perform. They asked us some questions about which school we went to, and if we played any instruments. Then we took our seats in the auditorium and listened to the orchestra play Two Polovstian Dances from Price Igor by Borodin and Violin Concerto No.2 in G minor Op. 63 by Prokofiev, with Diana Adamyan, an award-winning musician, as the solo violinist.
Then during the interval, we had another chance to get more refreshments, before the orchestra then played Night on the Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky and Francesca da Rimini Op.32 by Tchaikovsky. The orchestra had played spectacularly, and we were all impressed after the amazing performance.
We thought that the violin player, who was 18, was exceptional. She knew the whole concerto off by heart, which was very impressive as it lasted 20 minutes. Then she left the stage and came back on to collect some flowers and to bow in front of the crowd. A huge round of applause came from the crowd, it was immense!
Written by the year 10 Music Group.
Leavers Assembly 2019
On Friday 14th June we welcomed our year 11's back for their final assembly. Refreshments were provided whilst the students enjoyed a last get together as they got their shirts signed by peers and staff. On behalf of all the staff at Frogmore Community College, may we bid them farewell and wish them all the best for their future.