On Wednesday 20th November 2019, our new cohort of Digital Leaders visited the Apple Store in Regent Street for a coding session. They had the opportunity to use Sphero Bolt robots and then programmed them to navigate through a maze. It was great fun! We have a Digital Leaders in each class who help support their classmates with using their iPads effectively for the learning.
Heronsgate School took part in the Shakespeare Schools festival this term year and performed their version of a Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Albany theatre in Deptford on Thursday 14th November 2019. This is a UK-wide youth drama festival that aims to transform lives through the unique power of Shakespeare. From September the children took part in a special weekly club and have worked extremely hard to learn the language of Shakespeare, develop their acting skills, consider staging and props in order to produce an exciting and wonderful performance. We are so proud of all they have achieved!
On Thursday 7th November 2019, the Arts ambassadors went to a special visit to the Woolwich Print fair where they got create their own prints with an artist. They also got to look around the print fair and discussed how the different art works made them feel and what they noticed.
On Friday 11th October, 3 of our Junior Travel Ambassadors attended their first Junior Travel Ambassador (JTA) conference where they met with lots of different school from Greenwich. They learnt about a range of ways to keep safe and active when traveling by car, bus, rail and when on foot! The JTAs are excited to deliver a ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ assembly to educate all pupils on how to keep safe when walking and traveling during the darker, winter months. They also are planning to make a road after video to share in assembly and to parents.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Artsmark Gold award for our ‘continued commitment to provide high quality arts and cultural experiences for pupils.’
The Artsmark council noted that at Heronsgate ‘You have continued to build on your already strong partnerships, including with Snap Theatre and developed new ones with the Tate gallery. Heronsgate Radio is an example of an innovative project which has engaged pupils and you have continued with a wide range of afterschool clubs. Pupils have also had the opportunity to perform in a range of settings including a large-scale performance with Young Voices at the O2, and end of year arts showcase at a local venue. During the recent inspection, Ofsted has commented positively on your curriculum and provision for pupils, you have also provided ongoing CPD for teachers which has raised the ambitions for pupils and teachers.’
Well done to our brilliant Arts team for their dedication and hard work.
Heronsgate had two fantastic days at Royal Arsenal and Thamesmead with the exciting visit from Dominic Mensah – a GB Tumbling Athlete from Inspired Through Sport!
This is a video of Dominic at the 2018 British Championships!
Inspired Through Sport are dedicated to supporting British Athletes and inspiring the next generation of sporting heroes! They help GB’s best on their journey to success through a #GIVINGBACK athlete support programme.
The children at Heronsgate had a fantastic time with Dominic who delivered an inspiring assembly and even showed us how he can do a standing back flip on our stage! The children then got to have a session with Dominic where they took part in a exercise activity and learnt about health and fitness! The children enjoyed asking Dominic lots of questions about his sporting journey!
Our radio presenters were also very excited to interview Dominic for our Heronsgate radio station where he answered lots of questions and talked about his aspirations for the future!
Our children and families raised an amazing £1181 across the both school events, which helps Dominic to progress in his sporting career. Heronsgate will also be receiving a large proportion of the sponsorship money to buy new PE equipment for the school! Congratulations to all the children who fundraised!
We hope to welcome more inspiring athletes next year at Heornsgate!