Since the return from October half term it has been a very busy time at Thamesmead.
1st November saw the return of the Year 8 trip from Amsterdam – slightly delayed by the weather and fortunately not affected by Brexit!
Year 11s returned to two weeks of mock exams. They received their results at a special assembly in early December. This is a hugely positive learning opportunity for them so that they can really understand where to focus their revision going forward.
We were privileged to hear the ‘Last Post’ played by Matt B during our 2-minute silence on 11th November as we remembered those who have served their country. Our House Captains also laid a wreath at the Shepperton War Memorial.
The Careers department have offered students many opportunities recently including Y11 to the School Leavers Fair, Y10s to AXA insurance, GSK and the Esher College Biology Masterclass and for Y9, the STEM Army Careers workshop.
Some of the practical exams and moderation is beginning in GCSE PE with Rock Climbing and Trampolining taking place at local centres. GCSE Dance have their first exam in early December. Dance students also visited 3 Rivers in Hersham to find out more about their 6th form dance courses.
Students have also seen some great performances to support their learning – Y10s to An Inspector Calls, Y8 history to SIX the Musical and Y9 saw the Peer Productions performance of The Wolves are Coming at Bracknell.
Our own performing Arts students took to the stage themselves in a show called ‘One World’ which was kindly supported by the Shepperton Aurora Rotary Club. Photos from this show can be seen here https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/one-world-show-14th-november/
We celebrated the success of former students at Presentation Evening in late November and news of this can be seen here https://www.thamesmead.surrey.sch.uk/gcse-presentation-evening-2019/
We were pleased to hand over the funds that we had raised during Max’s Festival of Football. over £1100 was sent to Momentum Children’s Charity and Max’s Boys delivered teh same amount personally to Shooting Star Hospice in Hampton.
Our Christmas Bake Off competition began in early December and we have the final to look forward to at the end of term, along with some other festive events including Carols by Candlelight and the singing group Nothing But Treble at Big Tree Night. Our choir will visit our neighbours at the Burlington Care Home for some festive songs.