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The Endeavour - Autumn_Winter 2018 Edition

The Endeavour - Autumn_Winter 2018 Edition

THE ENDEAVOUR
EVELYN GRACE ACADEMY'S OFFICIAL MAGAZINE

AUTUMN EDITION 2018

Building a community of learners

THE ENDEAVOUR - VOL.4

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy

3 PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE
4-24 NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS
25-31 SHOWCASE
WHAT'S TO COME
32 LETTINGS
34

INSIDE THIS Every term we produce our very own
school magazine: 'The Endeavour',
ISSUE which aims to highlight all our key
events from this term.

We celebrate all our successes as an
academy and highlight staff and pupil
awards.

'The Endeavour' is a brilliant way to
share all the good things that happen
in our academy with the local
community and beyond. 

THE ENDEAVOUR - VOL.4

Dear Parents and Carers,

Principal's Message Our mission is to build a community of cleverer and kinder students. We are on our
way! This has been the most enjoyable term of my career to date as we have achieved so
much. Last year, we laid solid foundations for year 2 and as a result we have improved
behaviour and attendance significantly. Exclusions have reduced by 92% when
comparing the first term in 2017. Similarly, attendance has risen above national
(94.6%) to 95.2%. This is down to the efforts and hard work of everyone involved. It
could not happen without students making a sustained effort to come into school every
day; parents insisting that their children get to school and staff following up on any
student who has any absence from school. Naturally, our aim is for all students to have
100% attendance and come to school every day.
 
This year, I asked staff to increase the amount that they are rewarding students. I am
very glad to say that this has happened. In fact, for every sanction issued, we are
issuing 7 rewards. The next step is to increase rewards yet further and reduce
sanctions. All our staff have been trained in the art of catching our students doing the
right thing. We ask our teachers to spend more time praising and highlighting when
our students get it right. This has had a very positive impact as more students want to
be seen getting it right, so copy good behaviour.
 
One of the highlights of the term was our celebrations of Black Britons who have made
and continue to make history. On the last day of the first half of term, all the staff wore
a T Shirt, proudly emblazoned with the words: ‘BLACK BRITONS MAKING
HISTORY’. This was coupled with a series of assemblies on the contributions of black
Britons to our country, ably led by Mr Morrissey, our Associate Assistant Principal. We
also created a display of some of the most powerful and influential black people in
Britain today. It has been a privilege to ask so many of our students what they intend to
achieve to be the next ‘face’ on a future display.

0207 737 9520 Another great moment was when many of our Year 11 girls had the privilege of hearing
[email protected] Michelle Obama speak at the royal festival Hall. She was an inspiration to us all. Her
self-belief; sense of humanity and level-headed outlook left our students feeling excited
255 Shakespeare Road, about what they might achieve in life.
London, SE24 0QN  
This is the fourth edition of our school magazine and readers will get a good sense of
www.evelyngraceacademy.org what has been going on in and out of the classroom.

The academy has been buzzing with activity and energy. I am left feeling very proud of
all our students and staff.

I would also like to offer a huge thank you to
all our parents for their continued support.

We could not get the best out of them without
your support.

I wish you all a very restful holiday and a
Happy Christmas break and New Year.

Yours sincerely,

Mr T Dainty

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS:

An Evening with
Michelle Obama

& Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

"Cleverer and Kinder"
AN EVENING WITH MICHELLE OBAMA & CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Michelle Obama inspires EGA students at London's Royal Festival Hall
On Monday 3rd December 2018, students at EGA
attended the UK exclusive event 'Becoming: An evening
with Michelle Obama', at the Royal Festival Hall, hosted
by acclaimed novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
Our students watched and listened to two phenomenal
women converse about Mrs Obama's highly anticipated
memoir 'Becoming'.
Throughout the evening Mrs Obama shared life lessons,
words of encouragement and life experiences that have
propelled her over the years to succeed. 
Her words moved some of our students to tears and
brought a new sense of purpose and meaning to how
important education is to them all.
Each student received a free copy of Mrs Obama's memoir!
It truly was an inspirational evening.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Clever and Kinder"
AN EVENING WITH MICHELLE OBAMA & CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

Pamula Goncalves, Year 11 shares her review about the evening:

As a young woman aspiring to work in education and being
brought up with a conscious mind-set of the unjust world around
me, I proudly state that it has been an honour and privilege
watching Michele Obama. She led us into a world of profound
realisation and admiration with her empowering storytelling.
This left the Royal Festival Hall captivated.
 
I'm more than grateful for the opportunity offered by my school,
in which other students and I, had been given the chance of
hearing Michele Obama at her “Becoming” book tour interview.
She spoke about her highly anticipated new memoir, welcoming
the audience into her world and sharing with us her deep,
humbling, intense experiences that have shaped her from her

very own childhood days, till present times. Entering the Royal Festival Hall filled me with an
overwhelming excitement about what to expect from this unique experience.

As we came to an end, I was passionately touched as she left us with the Thank you to Mr
reminder that no matter who we’re surrounded by, each one of us is held Champion (Director of
responsible for our own success story. English) for organising

She has given me the hope, strength and dedication to make a tickets to this iconic
difference in a world she works so hard to improve. event for our students.

Pamula Goncalves

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

BLACK BRITONS
MAKING

HISTORY AT EGA

A celebration of influential Black Britons

Our Lives Matter

"Cleverer and Kinder"

BLACK
BRITONS

MAKING
HISTORY

EGA
salutes you

"Cleverer and Kinder"

BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018

(pictured above: EGA staff wearing 'Black Britons making history' t-shirts

Over the course of the month of October we have proudly
celebrated black people's contributions to British society.
It began with a series of assemblies delivered by Mr
Morrissey to every year group across the course of the
week about black history.

Looking out at the students, you could see that this
meant a great deal to them and was extremely successful
in launching and building knowledge amongst the
student body.

During Science lessons for key stage 3, students were The highlight being the visit of Linton Kwesi Johnson
taught about the differing proteins found in foods from (pictured above).
the Caribbean and they conducted related experiments .

This has led to the Science team considering how to The second living poet and the only black poet to be
incorporate more of these types of opportunities into published in the Penguin modern classics series . He is a
lessons  as the excitement and engagement in learning true giant of modern poetry in this country. He spoke to
that was witnessed was clear. some of our year 13 , year 11 and year 10 students.

In Geography, students created flags and masks to His words were hard hitting and honest speaking to the
celebrate their culture and identity. During art lessons hearts and minds of our young people. The message that
there has been a focus on producing portraits of people of stood out was that black history month isn’t about one
colour and exploring the use of pastels to produce month and it isn’t just black history.
differing skin tones. Students have been encouraged to
work on power point presentations and research We are celebrating a forgotten history of British culture.
information about influential black Britons that will be This type of experience is one that should help us all
shared during assemblies and form time. think about our own experiences and those of our
students. He made a huge impression on staff and
The enthusiasm shown by the students has been brilliant students alike.
and a reminder that there are many ways in which to help
our students access learning and build skills. On the last day of the first half of the Autumn Term all staff
wore a shirt to celebrate and show solidarity in the idea that
The creation of the ‘Black Britons Making History’ display we need to recognise the part played in our country by black
outside the principal’s office has been a real success with Britons. A small gesture but a powerful one.
many students stopping to look at the names and feeling
duly inspired when doing so. This is all part of the journey towards creating  cleverer and
kinder children.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS:

100 Years of
Remembering

World War 1

1914 - 1918

"Cleverer and Kinder"

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2018

Evelyn Grace observes two minutes silence
in commemoration of remembrance day

In honour of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day
(also known as Remembrance Day) all our students and
staff came together in an act of respect and humility to
remember the sacrifices, the displays of bravery and the
lives of our armed forces personnel that fought in the
First World War and died in the line of duty.

Highlights of the ceremony included:

A momentous display of respect by the entire school
as all stood together, lined up in single file.
An exhortation read by Hafeez from Year 11

“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow
old, Age shall not weary them nor the years

condemn. At the going down of the sun, and in the
morning. We will remember them.”

Laying of the wreath by our principal, Mr Dainty and
Tatiana (Y11, representing students)
The last point being played, followed by a whole
school two minute silence

It was a very moving occasion.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS

Evelyn Grace presents:

cts of

Random
kindness week

"Cleverer and Kinder"

ACTS OF RANDOM KINDNESS WEEK 2018

Staff at EGA spread cheer across the academy
through random acts of kindness

One of the central pillars of Ark Evelyn Grace
Academy’s mission is to enable our students to
become cleverer and kinder.
 
We thought that it would be a lot of fun to
endeavour to be kinder ourselves – especially in
a week where we would be becoming cleverer as
a result of marking all of our students’
assessments!
 
Each member of staff was invited to take part in
‘Kindness Week’, where we each had to perform
Acts of Random Kindness to the person that we
were nominated to support.

(Pictured: A very very happy Ms Angileh as she This meant that we had anonymous chocolates,
receives her act of kindness) bottles of wine, bunches of flowers, special cards
and a whole bunch of other kind acts spread
across the week.

It lifted everyone – the person who gave and the person who received and made our school an even
better place to work in, knowing that the majority of staff were performing acts of random kindness
to each other.

It certainly made us reflect on our journey towards fulfilling our mission and the steps that we take
towards making Ark Evelyn Grace Academy a cleverer and kinder place.

Be
Inspired !

Here are some great
tips and ideas you can
use to show someone an
act of kindness:

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS:

ENRICHMENT

"Cleverer and Kinder"

STEM: THE ALPHA APPS

AlphaApps at COMPTIA and GIF.

In the previous academic year, Evelyn Grace The CEO of Microsoft, Cindy Rose, who 
Academy students took part in the TeenTech came on stage after them, said:
Awards where three of our groups and one of
our teachers were nominated for awards in “How the hell am I going to follow that?”.
the finals.
The AlphaApps were then invited to talk on
Since successfully winning at the TeenTech stage at The Global Innovation Forum.
Awards, The AlphaApps (Leynner, Charles An event where creatives share their ideas
and Bruno, pictured above) made such a great on a stage in London.
impression, they were invited to talk on the
main stage at COMPTIA. With hundreds of influential creatives in
  the room the boys took to the stage after
COMPTIA is a technology conference where being introduced by tv show host Maggie
CEOs from major technology companies Philbin. They presented their idea which
gather to share new products and ideas. many described as “inspirational” and “very
Companies such as Google and IBM were in professional”.
attendance.
  The boys scored a 4.4 out of 5 approval
The boys had a table at the event where rating, ranking them as one of the best
visitors came up to them to find out more presentations at an event where they
about their product, this was then followed by shared the stage with people from Google,
their presentation on the main stage. IBM, Twitter and more.

This presentation made great impressions on For all the latest updates, news and
visitors where some took to Twitter to talk highlights from our STEM programe follow
about how impressive the boys were. us on twitter (@ARKEvelynGrace), facebook
(@ArkEvelynGraceAcademy) and at
www.evelyngraceacademy.org

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"

STEM @ EGA

EGA’s first ever Crest Gold award winners

The STEM team “The AlphaApps” have been awarded the honourable CREST Gold Award this
term for their Augmented Reality product “Big T Adventures”.

This achievement is the 4th national award that the AlphaApps have won since they first were
formed by team leader Leynner Caicedo in 2017.

The collection now includes a TeenTech Award, CREST Silver Award, Jack Petchey Awards and
now CREST Gold.

The CREST organisation awards brilliant STEM projects all year round with their most
prestigious awards being the CREST Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.

The Gold award is reserved for A Level students as the expectation of research and development is
the equivalent of an A Level coursework/project.

To achieve a CREST Gold for a project that was completed before even finishing Year 10 is a huge
accomplishment! We are very proud of EGA’s first CREST Gold winners!

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"

STEM @ EGA

TEENTECH AWARDS LAUNCHES WITH YEARS 7, 8 AND 9!

It’s that time of year again! The TeenTech Awards program is set to officially start in January 2019.
For the first time the program is being offered to all of Key Stage 3.

Kicking off the competition early is a new Year 7 team currently consisting of Ethan, Louie and
Filipe. They are currently looking into tackling the problem of knife crime.

Inspired by last year’s winners, Presley in Year 9 is leading the team of George and Robert to bring
Augmented Reality as part of in-car entertainment
 
TeenTech 2018 winner Leynner said:

“Before doing TeenTech I didn’t know what to do as a career, now I want to have my own business
and see myself as a young entrepreneur. ”

STEM @ EGA

If you are interested in
signing up or would like more
information, find Mr Mohammad in room
1.10.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"

BRIXTON TOWNSCAPE HERITAGE INITIATIVE

In the spring the Art Department worked
with 'Our Hut' on a heritage project. The
project began in 2015 and then was
explored again in 2018 with two year 7
groups. 

This project allowed the students to
investigate architecture in the local Brixton
area. Students also go a chance to exhibit
their work in a local
library within the Lambeth area, as well as
at the end of year GCSE exhibition.

The students were encouraged to explore
the history of Brixton,
do observational drawings, collages of
buildings and explore the local landmarks
of Brixton.

They also had the opportunity to work with a
local architectural company in Brixton: Squire
and Partners.

The Final outcome was a light scape which
lights up on the wall.

The Art Department would like to thank
Judy, Lucy and Suzanna for all their hard
work and really giving our year 7 students
such a wonderful opportunity to explore this
project.

The Brixton Townscape Heritage Initiative
(THI) is a Heritage Lottery (HLF) and
Lambeth Council funded regeneration project
which aims to preserve and enhance the
unique architecture and historic character of
Electric Avenue, whilst stimulating economic
regeneration and raising knowledge,
awareness of and participation in local
heritage.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
EBONY HORSE CLUB ENRICHMENT PROGRAMME, DULWICH

EGA students participating in the Ebony Horse Club Enrichment Program.

A group of our very own EGA students ranging from Years 7 to 9 had the privilege of being a part of the Ebony Horse Riding
Club. The 8 week program consisted of our students getting down and dirty in the stables, as well as learning to become
professional horse riders in the making.
After a few tears and overcoming of fears, our young people got back on the horse (literally!) and have never looked back
since. This program is a great way for our students to gain life skills, increase their confidence and have fun, all at the
same time! To find out more about our enrichment offers, visit: http://evelyngraceacademy.org/enrichment%20

NEWS AMD HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"

LUNCHTIME INITIATIVE

Staff at EGA teach students how to make
a packed lunch

As part of our efforts to enhance lunchtime provision
within the academy, some of our support staff have
been teaching students how to cook and prepare a
packed lunch for themselves using basic ingredients.

Over this term students have learnt how to make
pancakes, sandwiches and nutritious smoothies.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
YEAR 11 GCSE GEOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP, CHISWICK PIER

Year 11 GCSE class take a field trip to
C  hiswick pier:
On Monday 29th October 2018 and Friday 2nd
November 2018, our Year 11 Geographers went to
Chiswick pier field studies centre to carry out their
physical field work on the river Thames.
They collected data for their field work which
contributes towards their paper 3. They collected
data through depth readings and pebble analysis.
All students and staff had a great afternoon and
worked hard, even Angee who nearly nearly got
taken by the tide!
Special thanks to Chiswick pier field studies centre,
Mr Ashraf and Mr Hadden.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
HOSPITAL HEROES, KCL OUTREACH FOR MEDICINE PROGRAMME

Students from Years 7, 8 and 9 undertake a 5-week
programme exploring different careers within a
hospital

Article written by Louie Greenhill, Year 7

A chosen group of us from each year group, undertook a
5-week programme giving us an insight into the NHS
and its many different careers; other than the most
commonly presumed career of a doctor.
I thought it would be about the role of a doctor, but I
found out it was for a 5-week period, looking at 5
different jobs!  I knew I was going to enjoy it as it was a
wonderful opportunity to learn something new about
the NHS.
During our school sessions we looked at the following
careers:
1)      Doctor Dan
2)      Radiologist Rosy – CT Scan multiple images not
just one and builds to be whole video
3)      Surgeon Samina – stitching up using fake skin
but proper needles
4)      Pharmacy Phil – Counting out pills and find out
how they help people with problems

(continued on the next page)....

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
HOSPITAL HEROES, KCL OUTREACH FOR MEDICINE PROGRAMME

5) Last session: Visit to Kings College London
Hospital
When I found out we was going to Kings College
London I was very excited as it was my first trip
at EGA.
I went to the KCL across the bridge not even the
one around the corner and I thought ‘…I might
go here one day.'
At KCL I heard not just from students (Student
ambassadors who were Year 2, 3 and 4 medical
students) but also from people who worked there
in full-time jobs; and people who taught the
students also.
We learnt about student life and finances. We
had lunch and we were shown what
physiotherapist Pippa might do with a patient at
the learning centre.
She showed us six activities that a physio might
use to treat a patient.

(continued on the next page)...

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
HOSPITAL HEROES, KCL OUTREACH FOR MEDICINE PROGRAMME

I have learnt from this experience that in
university there is a lot of financial aid
available, as it does cost a lot to study for a
career within the NHS.
However this experience has increased my
desire to want to go to university and even
more so to study a subject that leans towards
working in a hospital environment. This
experience showed me that a hospital is an
exciting place to be and work in.
If I could work in a hospital I would choose to
be a pharmacist, as you work along side lots of
different people. I think as a pharmacist you
can help people more, for example you can give
more support to helping people to stop
smoking.
I think being able to help people stop
something they desperately want to stop
makes me feel good. I find joy in knowing I
have helped someone.

A special 'Thank You' to all the KCL & EGA members
of staff who facilitated in making this experience a
great success.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"

THE PRINCE'S TRUST GROUP

Prince's Trust Group
Since September 2018 EGA has been
delivering the prestigious Prince’s Trust
Achieve Award.  

The Prince's Trust connects young people
with the world of work and equips them
with the transferable skills and knowledge
they need to succeed with their next steps.

As a project for their portfolio, our Year 11
prince's trust students created a Prince’s
Trust board illustrating the various places
EGA students can access careers
information.

Through this project some of our students
have gained wonderful work experiences
too!

To find out more about our careers provision for students and how you can support
your child, please visit:

http://evelyngraceacademy.org/careers-education-information-and-guidance

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
YEAR 13 ENGLISH LITERATURE TRIP - KING LEAR

King Lear

featuring Sir Ian McKellan. ingratitude’ of his scheming daughters, he
becomes lighter on his feet, more youthful, in a
sense maniacal.

Ibraheem Benmeriem (Yr13), gives In his demented state, every action seemed
his review: calculated and McKellan clearly delivers a
masterclass.
The Yr13 English Literature class ventured
out one evening in late September to watch Munby’s production had modern aspects which
‘King Lear’, performed at The Duke of York gave insight to the Year 13 English Literature
theatre, but shown at The Ritzy cinema in a class, but more importantly it highlighted and
live broadcast.  reinforced the absurdities and travesties of
modern leadership. 
From a grand oak table, an ageing King
reveals his “darker purpose” and splits his The Year 13 class left dumbfounded and
kingdom between his three daughters.  As speechless, as the West End yet again provided a
his grip on society dwindles, a series of secret memorable performance, and this Lear would
correspondences are revealed, ultimately definitely set the bar for those to come.
securing the authoritarian's fate.

With a superlative performance from Sir Ian
McKellan at its centre, Shakespeare’s ‘King
Lear’ is made in to a dark and sinister
production which truly depicts the
unrelenting pain and struggle of a power-
hungry king, with a tendency towards
irrationality. 

By watching and experiencing Jonathan
Munby’s production I can tell that as Lear
descended in to madness due to ‘filial

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
OLD HARRY STACK AND STUDLAND BAY - SWANAGE, DORSET

Year 13 Geography class travel to Dorset:

This term, our Year 13 Geographers went on a field
trip to Swanage in Dorset from 7th - 9th September to
visit Old Harry stack and Studland bay for data
collection for their NEA.
They also went to Weymouth for their human enquiry.
Below are some fantastic pictures of their
surroundings.
Well done to the whole group for excellent
engagement. Also special thanks to Mr Ashraf and Mr
Hadden for driving!

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS:

Sports

"Cleverer and Kinder"
EGA SPORTS NEWS

Football Highlights

Year 8 Football

(Pictured left - Year 8 Football team)

The Year 8 football team have
got off to a good start this
term, winning their first
game convincingly against
ARK All Saints.

We hope to make another big
impact in the London Cup
competitions this academic
year!

Year 9 Football

(Pictured left - Year 9 Football team)

This term our Year 9 football team
have drawn 3-3 to George Green’s
School in the Inner London Cup
and they have
beaten Ark Globe Academy 4-1 in
the South London Cup.

We are confident this team will
produce great results this academic
year!

On Saturday 8th December 14 Year 7 students
will be visiting Leicester for the Premier League
game between Leicester City v Tottenham
Hotspur.

Many stars from the World Cup such as Harry
Kane, Harry Maguire, Jamie Vardy and Hugo
Lloris will be showing their skills in front of our
students.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"
EGA SPORTS NEWS

Netball Highlights

EGA's Under 14s Netball Team

(Pictured to the right)

The U14 girls netball team showed great
character in narrow 10-8 loss against
Charter School recently.
Let’s hope they continue to show the same
teamwork in the next game to come away
with the win!

Basketball Highlights

Fantastic Performance from our Year 8,
Boys Basketball Team

(Pictured to the left)
Our Year 8 boys beat St Thomas the Apostle 32-23 in
the first round this term….a great performance boys!

Are you a fan of seeing great potential
in action?

Become an EGA Sports supporter today!

Follow us on twitter @egasport and instagram
@ega_sports for all the latest news, highlights and results

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

NEWS & HIGHLIGHTS:

A celebration of staff
and student
achievements

"Cleverer and Kinder"

A CELEBRATION OF STAFF AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TERM

(Pictured above - 'The Alpha Apps', Leynner, Bruno and Charles)

Well done to our Year 11 Students Lynner, Bruno and Charles for their
innovative work!

Our boys have created an augmented reality comic book called 'Big T Adventures' which, along with
the app (which they have also made), you can scan pages of the comic book bringing the characters
to life in your actual environment as you interact with them using your phone to play the
augmented reality video games. Each of the games is linked directly to what is happening on the
page you have scanned.
The comic was used last summer term in English classes to engage Year 10 and Year 8 students
with English literacy. Students were able to read the comic and come up with their own alternative
endings.

Congratulations to Pedro Jesus,
Year 10 on his Jack Petchey Sports
Leadership award!

(Pictured left - Pedro Jesus, Year 10 and )
Out of 1,700 young leaders from across London,
Pedro (who finished runner up) was one of the
10 short listed young leaders to receive this
award. 

SHOWCASE

"Cleverer and Kinder"

A CELEBRATION OF STAFF AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TERM

Louie Greenhill becomes our first Year 7 to be
awarded with the careers champion badge

For his great contribution  helping EGA get our Quality in
Careers Mark and for his written article on the Hospital
Heroes programme for the school magazine - 'The
Endeavour', page 14.
Well done Louie!

Well done to Bruno Silva, Year 11, who has entered the prestigious photo
competition titled 'Better Lives'.

We wish him every success as a talented
photographer and highly respected member of
the EGA community.
Better Lives is organised by the Economic &
Social Research Council.
 
Here are the fantastic images Bruno took and
used to enter this competition:

SHOWCASE

"Cleverer and Kinder"

A CELEBRATION OF STAFF AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TERM

Fantastic art by Nicole Gonzalez
Villa, Year 11

A lovely piece of art homework made by
Nicole Gonzalez Villa in Year 11.
Very impressive piece completed in an
evening!

A study of Friday Kahlo for our project
looking at identity and inspired by the Frida
Kahlo exhibition.

Amazing artwork displaying Sherlock Holmes by
Oliwier Slomski, Year 8

As part of his English reading homework, Oliwier
spent four days creating his masterpiece depicting
his imagery of Sherlock Holmes.

In his own words, Oliwier shares his creative
process:

"Through reading books, watching clips and

listening to Mr Amoah teaching us about Sherlock

Holmes, I became intrigued by the charecter of

Sherlock Holmes. I was able to remember what

he looked like and all the things he did. This

inspired the design of my homework.

I really enjoyed learning about Sherlock Holmes,

so I was really happy when Mr Amoah set this

homework." Oliwier used cardboard, plastic, fabric, hot glue

and paint to produce his creation.
The homework set was to plan, prepare and bring

in resources for a Sherlock Holmes creative Mr Amoah (Teacher of English and Media
challenge.  studies) said "I was absolutely thrilled to see

Following successful completion of their the effort Oliwier had put into his work, for
assessment, the students were tasked with which he has been very humble. 

demonstrating their knowledge and The class were all impressed with what he had
understanding of Sherlock Holmes through produced and have definitely taken inspiration
creative means. from it."
 

SHOWCASE

"Cleverer and Kinder"
A CELEBRATION OF STAFF AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TERM

Well done to Gabriela Espinoza, Year 8 for
winning the best design for this year's
school Christmas cards!

Congratulations to our Year 13
students who won first place in one
of their open entry Battle of Britain
Regatta Boat Races.

This term our Year 13 competed in the ‘open
entry’ Battle of Britain regatta – they raced
two races against 12 other boats, and won
one.

NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

"Cleverer and Kinder"

A CELEBRATION OF STAFF AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TERM

CONGRATULATIONS TO MS MORGAN
ON RECEIVING HER BA (HONS) IN
EDUCATION STUDIES

Ms Morgan inspired staff and students
this term when she graduated from
University. Her achievement
demonstrated our core values:

Self Discipline
Endeavour
Excellence
BE INSPIRED...
In her own words, Ms Morgan (who is one
of our learning support assistants from our
SEN team) shares her story:

"I went to university when I was 19, but I
did not finish the course, I did however tell
myself that I was going to go back. I was
determined.

As I began working here at EGA, I became
pregnant with my daughter and while on
maternity leave I said to myself that I will
find a course in education, get the grades I
need for university and complete my
degree.

I chose to read Education studies, because
whilst at EGA I really saw the difference
one could make in young people's lives.

I wanted to pursue my career within the education environment. It was a hard, long and difficult
3 years juggling work, studying and being a first time mum, but it was something that I was
determined to achieve.

My inspiration for going to university was my Daughter and my Grandmother. My grandmother
was very upset with me when I didn’t finish university the first time, so I told her that I would go
back and make her proud, which I did.

My advice to anyone wishing to go to university, would be just go for it, it is a long and difficult
journey but the benefits and the jubilation that you get when you complete the course you have
chosen is magical."

SHOWCASE

"Cleverer and Kinder"

A CELEBRATION OF STAFF AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS THIS TERM

Every week our staff nominate another member of staff to receive this award for providing exceptional help and support.
Well done to the following members of staff who received 'Hero of the week' throughout this term!

Mr J.King Ms M.Lawal Mr E.Evans
Director of Learning, Year 9 Attendance & Welfare Officer Vice Principal Culture & Ethos

HEROES
OF

THE TERM

Mr E.Beckford
Director of Learning, Year 10

Mr N.Morrissey
Associate Assistant Principal

Mr T.Savill Mr D.McEwen Mr S.Mohammed
History Teacher Assistant Principal - Curriculum &
Computer Science, KS5 & STEM
Data Coordinator

SHOWCASE

LETTINGS

Here at Ark Evelyn Grace Academy we are proud of our facilities. We have a range of amazing spaces on offer for public hire.

Our facilities which are available to hire include:
• Full size indoor basket ball court
• Four badminton courts
• Sports hall
• A dance studio
• Two multi-use games area
• An all-weather astro-turf
• A 100-metre running track
• Meeting rooms and halls

Each of these areas provide a safe environment in which to work and play.

Our facilities are available to the community, for filming, photography and events outside of normal school hours.
Our facilities are available to hire:
• Weekdays from 6pm-10.30pm
• Saturdays from 9am-4pm
• Sundays from 9am-6pm

For more information on pricing and availability please visit the website http://evelyngraceacademy.org/contact/facility-
lettings or call the lettings line on 0207 737 9520

AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

WHAT'S TO COME THE ENDEAVOUR - VOL.4

Parents evening dates: Thursday 10 January 2019 - 5pm - 7.30pm
Thursday 17 January 2019 - 5pm - 7.30pm
Year 11 Parents Evening Thursday 31 January 2019 - 5pm - 7.30pm
Year 9 Parents Evening Thursday 07 February 2019 - 5pm - 7.30pm
Year 12 & 13 Parents Evening
Year 9 Options & Pathways Information Evening

Thursday 24th January 2019
5:30pm

All Parents/Carers are welcome

DATES FOR YOUR Christmas Break
DIARY Monday 24th December 2018 – Friday 04th January 2019

Spring Term 1
Inset Day – Monday 07th January 2019
All Staff Return – Monday 07th January 2019
All Students Return - Tuesday 08th January 2019
Term Ends – Friday 15th February 2019
Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February 2019

Spring Term 2
All Staff & Students Return - Monday 25th February 2019
Inset Day – Monday 11th March and Tuesday 12th March 2019
All Staff & Students Return - Monday 25th February 2019
Term Ends – Friday 05th April 2018         

KEEPING UP TO DATE THE ENDEAVOUR - VOL.4

We are active on social media and
regularly post the latest news and
highlights from the academy. Please
visit our social media pages and
keep up to date with us.

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy

@ARKevelyngrace

www.evelyngraceacademy.org

EGA IS NOW A FLAGSHIP SCHOOL

The Inclusion Quality Mark – Flagship School.
The Inclusion Quality Mark Award provides UK schools with a nationally recognised validation of their inclusive
practice and ongoing commitment to developing educational inclusion.

There are three award levels, beginning with the IQM Inclusive School Award. Two higher award levels are available to
schools that continue to grow and develop their practice in conjunction with other like-minded schools – IQM Centre of
Excellence Award and IQM Flagship School Award.

EGA is now a flagship school meaning we offer the highest level of incusive practise and will be working with other
schools to support them to improve.


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