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  • New Patron of Reading Gets Started!

    Published 12/10/17

    Our new Patron of Reading, Non Pratt, came to Fortismere on Tuesday 10th October, for workshops with Year 8s and Year 10s. 

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  • Authors for Grenfell: Anthony McGowan 

    Published 06/10/17

    Author Anthony McGowan engages Year 8s with tales of football, farting and fatherhood!

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  • VEX Robotics Success!

    Published 05/10/17

    Fortismere's VEX Robotics team wins the regional competition to reach the National UK Final!

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  • Creativity with Nikki Sheehan

    Published 27/09/17

    On Thursday 20th September the lovely author Nikki Sheehan, creator of Swan Boy and Who Framed Klaris Cliff? came to Fortismere library to talk to some really appreciative Year 9 students.  She kept them enthralled with her take on creativity and they learned that perfection is only achieved after lots of mistakes have been made!  They were particularly interested in the subject matter and research that went into her latest YA novel Goodnight, Boy and asked lots of pertinent questions. 

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  • New Patron of Reading!

    Published 04/09/17

    We are delighted to announce that our new Patron of Reading is author, Non Pratt. The Patron of Reading is a designated children’s author with whom the school has a special relationship.  The idea is for the Patron of  Reading to help develop a 'reading for pleasure' culture and create a buzz about books at Fortismere.

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  • STEM Project Success!

    Published 19/07/17

    Fortismere entered two teams for this year’s Go4SET Project and the Year 8 team won the 'Best Overall Project' Award! They were ably assisted by their mentors from Symmetry in Crouch End.

     

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  • Creative Writing Masterclass

    Published 14/07/17

    On Thursday 13th July students from Years 7 and 10 were treated to creative writing masterclasses from Caroline Green.  

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  • Talking Copy with Sports Journalist

    Published 14/07/17

    Students were excited to meet Jon Brodkin, Sports Journalist for the Guardian.

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  • Year 12s Talk Media, Feminism & Donald Trump

    Published 14/07/17

    It was great to welcome Keren Darmon, who has recently completed a PhD in Feminism and Media Studies, to speak to Year 12 Media and Sociology students on Monday 10th July.  She spoke about her PhD and experience of working in the Media before getting students to reflect on definitions of feminism, Donald Trump’s election and the Women’s March in January.  

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  • Animatronics at Large

    Published 14/07/17

    Sixth Formers had the opportunity to learn about concept design in the film industry from an expert in the field, Chris Goodman.

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  • Inspiration from a BBC Producer

    Published 14/07/17

    Thank you so much to James van der Pool who came into the library on Friday 7th July to talk to some of our Year 7s about turning facts into stories.  James is a producer at the BBC and works on programmes like Horizon.  He showed how stories that can be complicated or serious can be made into something that grabs the imagination.

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  • Working in Publishing

    Published 12/07/17

    It was fantastic to welcome former student Eve Wersocki Morris back on Tuesday 4th July to talk to Year 12 English and Media students about working in the publishing industry.  Her talk was incredibly useful and she guided students through the process of getting work experience, and advised them of practical steps they can start taking now in order to plan for a career in publishing. 

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