On Friday 9th November 2018, Members of the UK Youth Parliament gathered from across the UK to debate in the House of Commons chamber. Ending knife crime, mental health, ‘equal pay, for equal work’, tackling homelessness and ‘votes at 16’ were all topics of debate.

I went to the House of Commons this year to represent Bracknell Forest as an MYP and to take part in the debates. This truly was a once a lifetime opportunity as we as MYPs are the only other people apart from the MPs to have an opportunity to sit on the green leather chairs.!It was truly inspiring to see all other MYPs across the UK to come and take part in this debate. The debates have truly me inspired to take part in more politically related topics and I hope to inspire my fellow peers to do so too. I also got to meet the Speaker of the House of Commons Rt Hon John Bercow MP who was the Speaker of the debates. During the debates, Labour Party Leader Jeremy Corbyn also visited us and received a standing ovation from the entire council!

Written by Luize, Year 12 at Easthampstead Park Community School.

   

Y7 try Skateboarding!

On Tuesday the Year 7’s tested their balance and coordination in a fun filled skateboarding session that ran throughout the day. A lot of students were put out of their comfort zone and for some it was their first time picking up a board!  All the students showed determination and resilience to keep skating no matter how many times they fell over! By the end of the sessions students progressed from just getting onto a board, to performing basic tricks . All students were a testament to EP, showing respect and pride.  Students supported one another and enjoyed the challenges and tricks. – Mr Cumner

A huge thank you to the PE team for their hard work in organising the event. It was a fantastic event that was well organised and led to lots of funny pictures!   

Easthampstead Park Community School’s Performing Arts Department is proud to present a production of Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST!

Due to the growing success of our productions in recent years, we are pleased to announce that there will be two separate evening events this year:

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th December – from 7pm in The Downshire Theatre

Tickets are available to buy from the Performing Arts Department – £3 per Adult,  £2 per Child

Tickets are sold on a first come first served basis.

Students have been working incredibly hard over the past half term in order to bring you a performance to remember! Our students are responsible not only for the acting and singing, but will also be in control of the lighting and sound. A number of students have also been working hard developing costumes and staging too!

Please do come along and join in the family friendly fun, whilst also helping us to raise funds to support future performance projects. There will be an interval and refreshments will be available to purchase. We are a non-smoking site.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Music by:                 Lyrics by:                                     Book by:

Alan Menken           Howard Ashman & Tim Rice       Linda Woolverton

Originally Directed by Robert Jess Roth

Originally Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe.

www.mtishows.co.uk

Sad news regarding an ex student

commemorate the life of Robert Dordi who has sadly died aged just 21.

Friends of the student have set up a just giving page in Roberts memory and to raise monies for the mental health charity who offer support to young men in crisis.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robert-dordi

Robert was a fantastic young man and was much loved by friends, school staff and family. Our condolences have been passed to the family.

Year 8 Parents Evening, 7-11-18

I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Evening in the PA Building on Wednesday 7th November 2018. Attendance by students and parents on this evening is always an excellent opportunity to get to speak to all the subject teachers and get a real insight into how well your child is progressing. This is a particularly vital opportunity to speak to subject teachers before students choose their GCSE Options later on in the academic year.  It will allow you to have a discussion with subject teachers about the suitability of picking the subject for GCSE.

The school uses an intuitive and easy to use online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

The system is now open for bookings and will close at 11am on Wednesday 7th November 2018. Please print and bring the emailed appointment sheet with you on the night or alternatively use your mobile phone device to access this information. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.

Please visit https://epcs.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointments or click on the link on the school’s website home page.

Mrs Fear

DEAR week is next week!

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) week starts next week on Monday 5th November. All week, students will be expected to stop whatever they are doing at 12:30pm in order to complete 25 minutes of a reading activity.

  • Students might be asked to read independently
  • The teacher may read something with the class as a whole
  • Students may be given non-fiction material, such as newspapers or articles relating to their course to read through in order to extend their knowledge.
  • Students may be asked to read exemplar essays / model answers

As we know, wider reading of a subject is essential for supporting both high achievement and in making sense of the learning that has taken place.

Students should ensure that they are equipped for learning and have brought a reading book to school each day.

Thank you in advance for your support,

Mrs Thornton and Miss Hobbs