I would like to share with you my happiness with the ways in which our students are learning to reflect on the wider issues which should concern our modern world. Over the past two weeks students from Form 9 have led whole-school assemblies with thoughtful and polished presentations. The first one was on hunger in the world, using a moving film on how it affects the poorest people together with presentations and reflections on what we need to think about, in solving it.
The second assembly was on the depletion of the earth’s resources and the importance of conserving these. This group chose to make us think about this through the creation of a farcical and funny silent move made by the students themselves – no doubt drawing inspiration from The Artist. With scenes set in the school’s corridors and toilets it portrayed a future world of oxygen deprivation and a rich elite who have abandoned the earth. The film created by a student of Grade 9, Abid Abbas Singh will be shared on the school’s website shortly where you can view it.
Both assemblies showcased education at its best – responsible, well-researched and well presented ideas, cleverly using creative communication strategies to convey their ideas.
Admission is now open for the Pathways School summer camp. Called Rediscovering Minds the programme runs for two weeks beginning 4th June, from 9.30 am – 2 pm, offering a choice of creative activites (Music, dance, drama, art), indoor sports and a Lifeskills module on leadership and on self-protection. It is open to students age 5 – 14. You will be receiving application forms in case you wish to register for this.