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Swanlea School Presents The Polar Express!

Our Christmas show this year was a collaboration between the Drama and Music and Art departments.

The choir and Drama Club joined forces to perform an adaptation of the The Polar Express by author Chris Van Allsburg. The cast- all from Key Stage 3- stayed behind after school for their rehearsals throughout October and November to perfect their lines and songs.

The performance was performed to an audience of the whole school staff and parents on the afternoon of December 13th. It was a wonderful way to get into the festive spirit!

We would like to thank all of the cast and musicians for their hard work in making this a great production as well as Ms Williams for the fantastic scenery.

Please keep your eyes on the school website in the new year for exciting news regarding our summer performance!

We hope you all have a lovely, restful Christmas

 

Mrs Coulson, Mrs Hibbert and Miss Blackford.

 

Health and Education Ministers Talk Mental Health at Swanlea

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Education Secretary Justine Greening visited Swanlea School last week.

Swanlea was involved in the CAMHS and Schools Link Training pilot in 2015/16 which saw local models of joint working between schools and mental health services vastly improve. The pilot meant that services worked more smoothly together, and children were able to get the right help quicker through the new, trained school leads, reducing pressure on local CAMHS services and improving the mental health support of all pupils.

The Health Secretary and Education Secretary talked to our students about the services available to them and how Swanlea’s help and support has benefited them and their mental health.

We also showed the minsters the work our students have been doing to raise awareness around mental health. Students were thrilled to present the ‘I Am Me’ campaign, a video and set of images promoting awareness of the issue for young people and the community. Needless to say Education Minister, Justine Greening, was more than impressed and encouraged our students to carry on with raising awareness on such an important topic.

For more information on our mental health campaign please go to :

 

http://swanlea.co.uk/swanlea-launches-mental-health-awareness-campaign/

 

The Lady – GCSE Drama

Before the summer holidays the year 9 GCSE drama class embarked on a new and exciting drama project called Re-Fuel. The students worked with professional playwright, Asif Khan, and director, Cheryl Ndione, to develop ideas to create a new play. Over the summer holidays, Asif wrote a play using the pupil’s ideas. The play, The Lady, was set in a minicab office during a Eid party however a mysterious ghost appears asking the party-goers for help.

The pupils performed The Lady at two professional theatres, RichMix Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East during October. The pupils performances at both venues were outstanding and they were true professionals.  Future theatre stars in the making.

A huge congratulations to Aisha Naima Adan, Khadija Begum, Joly Begum, Zahra Haque, Rehan Malik, Anisha Mohamad, Zulaikha Khushi Rob, Sandipa Sen and Rahul Uddin.

 

Swanlea BAME Leadership Programme

A development programme for leaders with global majority backgrounds.

This leadership development programme, funded by the NCTL / DfE Leadership and Diversity Grant, has been co-designed by Swanlea School in partnership with the London Centre for Leadership in Learning (LCLL) at the UCL Institute of Education (IOE).

Please click here for more information.