As we all adjust to the latest Government guidance, I wanted to reassure you about the steps that we continue to take in school to make it as safe as possible whilst also maintaining a stimulating educational environment:
• The one-way system around school has reduced the amount of congestion in the corridors
• Teachers are maintaining their social distance from the students whilst they teach
• Students walk straight into their classrooms to reduce congestion
• Hand desk and equipment sanitiser is available in each teaching space
• Students have their own designated areas at break and lunchtimes
• Lunchtimes have been staggered to avoid overcrowding in the dining area
• If a student has a positive COVID test result, we swiftly contact trace students who may have been potential contacts and ask parents to collect them. This is an effective precautionary measure.
As the winter season begins and the country is experiencing a higher incidence of COVID-19 cases, the expectation will be that all students wear masks in the corridors next term.
If there are any medical reasons why your child cannot wear a mask, please write a signed note in your child’s planner.
I hope your child enjoys the break and that you and your family have a safe half term.
Animation Club - Media Studies
With Halloween around the corner, animation club have had fun animating short Halloween themed gif. Thank you and well done, to the students who attended Animation Club at Lunch every Wednesday and Thursday.
Below is a sneak peak of some of the work completed by two Year 9 students: Aleeha Sayed and Shamila Mahmood.
We Love Reading!
Staff Book Review
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Mr. Jones owns a farm, and is like most other farmers, one who mistreats and abuses his animals. After being ridiculed for long enough, the animals, led by the pigs, rebel against the tyrannical farmer and assume responsibility of the farm. Very soon however, it becomes apparent that the lust for power, held by some animals, will eventually result in the downfall of this rebellion. With animals turning against each other, how will they cope with the bloodshed which will ensue?
Snowball was a beacon of light, whom I thought was the voice of reason. He contrasted Napoleon and genuinely wanted the best for all the animals. His exile highlighted how often, a good character can be drowned out by a negative one, leaving tyranny and danger in their wake. I believe that Snowball was a martyr for animalism, and that his opposition to Napoleon, although it may have seemed insignificant at the time, paved the way for a spark of hope which lit the fire to end the brutal reign of the pigs.
The part of the book which was most poignant for me, was the comparison of the animals to the Russian Revolution, which resulted in the deposition of the Tsar and his family and led to the rise of Joseph Stalin. By comparing the animals to Russian communism, it highlighted how perhaps, humans who embarked on rebellions to overthrow stable rulers, were not always successful, and it quite often led to more bloodshed than was originally anticipated.
‘Four legs good, two legs bad.’- Animal Farm
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