ALICE BURNHOPE TEXTILES WORKSHOP
Y9, 10 & 11 students participated in an exciting workshop run by textiles artist Alice Burnhope who kindly came into school and taught students how to make and use natural dyes and create their own samples. Take a look at what they created and the process they used!
Check out some of the amazing portraits that our students have produced...
DEBATE MATE WITH MR RAMSAY
It was an amazing event! Our year 7 students took on a group of students from another school. The year 7's involved were; Ashlee, Orson, Wesley, Anna, Hepzibah, Efeosa and Joshua. These year 7s have regularly been attending our school’s Debate Mate Club which runs every Tuesday and have been gradually mastering their debating skills and in the process, socialising with others, embedding our school’s GREAT and LORIC skills.
On Tuesday 23rd of January, they visited St Georges Catholic School in Maida Vale W1. They were invited to attend a Novice League Debating Competition. They were signed up to compete in 2 rounds of prestigious debating. No one knew what the topics would be until the day of arrival and then they only had 10 minutes to prepare once the topic was announced.
Our year 7s made good use of their time during the preparation. The use of mobile phones was not permitted by the organisers. Orson showed fantastic leadership setting up the team in order of execution. Everyone was fully prepared within minutes. No notes were made for the first round, despite them being allowed to use them. What confidence they had and what a team! I was so proud of them.
The topic was 'Should The Government Make Maths Compulsory Until 18 Years of Age?'
Deptford Green was given the proposition stance and the other school was given the opposition. What do you think would be the natural stance to argue from? Whatever side of the argument you're on, our year 7s were not deterred or phased by the challenge.
Orson spoke first reciting Sunak’s Maths proposal. The opposition countered smoothly. Our second speaker, Joshua manoeuvred his hands in a very professional manner, looking the opposition right in the eyes. However, the opposition was not defeated and came back with good interjections. It looked like our year 7s had lost their heads – well almost. Orson’s plan came back into the mix to steady them. Our third speaker was Anna, projecting her voice, demanding all to listen. You could see the referee’s eyes lit up whilst Anna put her points across. Efeosa walked back and forth with words spilling out eloquently. He was precise with his thoughts and reverted back to the initial message in order to keep the talk on topic. Would this be enough?
Yes, it was! Year 7s won the first round, and what a round indeed! Our year 7s were in shock as they thought they had lost. Why? Because one opponent from the opposition had counteracted some very good points on several occasions. However, our year 7s worked together as a team and learned much from the experience.
They went on to the next round facing a mix of year 7 and 8s this time. The question was 'Should the Monarchy be Abolished?' Deptford Green was the opposition, and their opponents were the proposition. Another difficult task for our year 7s. How did they do… sadly they lost the second round by 1 point! However, it is possible that they will still be entered for the finals. Watch this space!
On Friday 20th January, the Year 7 football team played Acland Burghley School in what turned out to be a thrilling football match. With two excellent goals from Henry (the latter accompanied by a rather amusing goal celebration) and particularly courageous defending from Zuka, the team excelled throughout. A particular highlight of the match was an exceptional point-blank save from goalkeeper Isiah after a looping free kick had deflected towards the goal. Equally impressive was Julian’s tireless work ethic throughout.
Despite eventually losing the match, the team showed tremendous sprit - a facet noticed by the opposition’s coach. I look forward to watching this team develop and improve in the next few months. Onto the next game!
Thank you Mr George! We look forward to hearing all about it...
ALL THINGS CAREERS
XELLO: WHAT IS IT AND HOW TO USE IT
We would like to remind you that students at Deptford Green School have access to Xello.
Loredana in Y10 has kindly produced a step-by-step guide to show how Xello can be accessed from any digital device from home. (See below).
Xello can be used by students in Year 7 through to Year 11 to prepare for academic, career, and future success. It works best if used regularly and supports students to:
- Build Self-knowledge
- Create a Plan
- Explore Options
- Learn & Reassess
- Define their interests, skills, preferences, and aspirations so they can explore opportunities.
Currently, all Year 10 students should have completed the CV activity and uploaded their CV to the CV section.
All Year 7 students should have completed the interest section.
Well done to all students who have done so.
We encourage all students to use the experience and storyboard sections to record participation in enrichment activities in and out of school.
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT :
Your child can create dynamic actionable plans that outline the steps needed to achieve school, career, and life goals.
They can learn about career possibilities and educational pathways by exploring interactive content and lessons and developing age-appropriate skills and knowledge for success in school and beyond.
Explore Xello with your child by logging in together. Your child can log in to his or her account via desktop or mobile device to share what they’ve learned about themselves, the world of work, and their future options.
STEP 1: Go to our website
STEP 2: Go to Quick Links
STEP 3: You should see this screen
STEP 4: Go to your emails/outlook
STEP 5: Use your SCHOOL email address which is your username plus @student.deptfordgreen.co.uk
STEP 6: Say yes to staying signed in
STEP 7: Go back to this screen and sign in to Xello
STEP 8: You should now be in your account
Spotlight on….SECOND WAVE YOUTH ARTS
Young people in South East London and Lewisham in particular, have a fantastic selection of Art activities they can participate in.
Second Wave is situated at 1 Creek Road Deptford SE8 3BT, a mere 10 minutes’ walk from Deptford Green School and they offer a variety of free activities designed to develop skills and confidence in a creative and safe environment, including:
Changemakers : Leadership Programme Thursdays, 7pm - 9pm
Drama Group for 11-16 Saturdays 12pm - 1:30pm
Performance Group for 14-18 years Saturdays 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Find out more and to register click HERE
Austin Daboh, Vice President of Atlantic Records UK in conversation with Deptford Green students
We were privileged to welcome Austin Daboh for an insightful talk and Q&A about the music industry.
Austin took us through his career journey from BBC Radio 1 Extra and onto Spotify and Apple Music and now his role as Vice President of Atlantic Records UK. Austin generously shared his story, starting out as a young man from Woolwich South East London with a passion for music at a time when the UK Garage and Rap scene was exploding , working in retail and building work experience with smaller music companies.
He explained that in his previous and current roles, he is still enjoying listening to music and going to gigs and thinking about how to grow talents. He also looks at and analyses data and can get into interesting discussions with his team about new music and artist to sign.
So there you are, this is where attending Debate Club and doing Music and Business GCSES could lead to!
At the event we were lucky to be joined by one of our wonderful alumni, Katie, who opened the event at the piano with one of her latest songs. Katie is now a Music Prformance student at Access Creative College in Shoreditch where, as well as continuing to craft her own songs, she is also collaborating with other young people and leading a band.
Austin had some brilliant tips for all young people in the audience, whether they are aspiring artists and creatives, students more interested in the business side of the industry or with different career interests. He talked about perseverance and the importance of being polite, punctual, and having a vision.
We would like to thank Austin for coming to Deptford Green and sharing his absolute passion for Music and for his warm encouragement.
Hope to see him again very soon and we will leave you with a quote from a student who said:
“ I loved seeing and hearing from a successful person who looks like me”
For more images and info click HERE
Year 8 Brilliant Club Visit: Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
On one of the frostiest mornings in January, Year 8 The Brilliant Club Scholars made an early start to visit Emmanuel College in Cambridge. To find out how they got on, click HERE
As always Ms Nembhard has got a packed schedule of activities centred around Careers and developing ideas for your future journey beyond Deptford Green so try to get involved as there is truly a rich programme of Careers Events for you to engage with this term.
If you want to know more, email: CNembhard@Deptfordgreen.co.uk or call her direct on 0208 469 4896
A GENTLE REMINDER: COMING UP IN MARCH... WORLD BOOK DAY! THURSDAY 2ND MARCH