EPCS legends become National Champions!

Our tremendous trio of Ali (Captain), Kai and Jack have reigned supreme and become Rocket League Esports National Champions.

We are incredibly proud of the team who entered the competition for the first time, after being inspired following a careers visit to Birmingham in November.

The main prize is qualifying for the Insomnia competition, which also takes place in Birmingham. The boys will be competing against last years champions. This will be a live, on-stage playing experience, which will be amazing!

A huge congratulations!

Students take part in Geography Quiz!

On March 14th EP attended this years Geographical Association’s Geography Quiz held at Sandhurst School.14 teams were tested on a number of skills such as map reading, graph and chart recognition, and knowledge of transnational corporations. Although we did not make it to the top 3, Molly, Jessica and Ryan represented EP wonderfully. They were hardworking and enthusiastic geographers who did EP proud.

A special thank you to Sandhurst for holding the event.
Miss Greenshields

Leavers Hoodies for 2019 – Year 11

Students in Year 11 are reminded that if they would like to purchase a 2019 leavers hoodie, they need to log on to ParentPay to pay the full amount of £22 and return their form to Finance via the finance office post box in the Maths corridor.

The form is required by our team in order to meet GDPR guidelines. If forms are not returned, we cannot include the student’s name as part of their school cohort, within the number 19. The letter, including the form, is attached below should you need to reprint it.

The deadline for all hoodie orders is 29th March. After this date students will not be able to order a hoodie as the order will be sent off for the hoodies to be made.

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Overdue library books

Our Librarian, Mr Young, is on a mission to retrieve many of our overdue books. This week students will be given a slip where an overdue book has yet to be returned to the library. We would like all overdue books to be returned before the Easter holidays begin on the 5th April.

The library provides all of our students with fantastic resources and if books are not returned, this means that many other people miss out on an opportunity, whether this be reading a great book for pleasure or using a revision text to aid learning.

If you have an overdue book, please return it to the library as soon as possible.

Year 11 Prom – update

We are delighted to confirm that the Y11 Prom will be going ahead. Our finance department have also confirmed an extension to the deadline for ticket purchases to assist parents.

Tickets will be available to purchase via ParentPay up to and including Monday 3rd June when numbers are to be finalised to the venue.

Students Drop Everything And Read again!

Our second week of DEAR (drop everything and read) took place this week during period 2 lessons. Miss Hobbs, Literacy Coordinator, visited many lessons to find out what students were reading, asking for recommendations and sharing advice on how to pick your next read!

Teachers were also creative in their approaches to reading. Miss Lees invited students to read with calming background music playing while Mr Stalenhoef provided students in his Year 10 GCSE class with wider reading on ‘An Inspector Calls’ their GCSE modern text. Mr Oates provided an animated reading of his favourite book too – which all helped students to realise that reading can be great fun! You can fit it into your day, every day – whether it’s for ten minutes or for hours.

A huge thank you to everybody who got involved in DEAR week and helped to promote a love of reading around our school. Our library was incredibly busy all week, with many students taking out new books and looking at the new displays Mr Young has created to offer some reading inspiration for all years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week, our year 11 students were met by 6 staff in yellow and black uniforms from Revolution Hive. Their day started off with a briefing in the dining hall by Keshav, where students were given an outline of the day and asked about their current levels of motivation and willingness to learn. Following this, students were then whisked off into three different workshops where they were challenged to overcome barriers, consider their strengths and outline a revision plan for both their PPEs and real exams, beginning in May.

Revolution Hive managed to increase the number of students who felt invested in their futures and determined to try in their upcoming exams by a fantastic 20%. We really value their time, commitment and energy on the day as they really demonstrated how a positive mindset can change your whole outlook on revision, exams and most importantly, what you yourself feel capable of achieving.

A huge thank you to Study Higher and the University of Reading for helping us to make this happen for our students!

Careers week in MFL

The MFL team were delighted to welcome a guest speaker into school this week to talk to students about the importance of languages in the workplace.

Mr Mosthav, a school Governor, spent the day with the MFL team and took the opportunity to talk to students in year 7 and 10 about his job as CIO for ATOS (UK and Ireland) which takes him to many different European countries. He spoke about the importance of languages for opening career opportunities and gave students the opportunity to ask questions about his working life abroad. We thank him for taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit us.

“Mt Mosthav gave me some really good information about working abroad. He also helped me learn some German!”  Keira year 7

 

Primary Transitions day in Performing Arts!

On Thursday last week we had over 150 Year 6 students from Great Hollands, Wooden Hill and Jennett’s Park join Performing Arts for the afternoon. They participated in a 70 minute workshop of their chosen art form ready for their final show on the 4th of July. Drama looked at scenes from Fantastic Mr Fox whilst the musicians gave the Greatest Showman cast a run for their money. PA were blown away by their talent as were the sixth form who planned and led the music workshops. We look forward to welcoming them back in June for their final rehearsal day. This years transitions show looks set to be superb!

A huge thank you to all of the staff and students involved – Ms Hill, Miss Sauvage, Mr Webster, Great Hollands, Wooden Hill and Jennett’s Park.