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  • Reading Champions!

    Published 12/07/17

    Our Reading Champions evening in the library on Thursday 29th June was glorious.  Since March, our Year 7 students have been reading books from a list originally created by S F Said (our Patron of Reading), English teachers and the librarians.  They had to present the book they enjoyed the most to their English classes and each class then chose their favourite. 

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  • Carnegie Award Shadowers

    Published 12/07/17

    On Thursday 29th June, our Patron of Reading, S F Said, spent the afternoon with our Carnegie Shadowers in the library.  Last year SF judged the Carnegie Amnesty Prize and enjoyed it so much that he read the shortlst this year specifically to be able to discuss the books with our Shadowers.  This was an incredible session.  Our students had so much to say and all views differed.  This is the essence of the Carnegie book group – students reading novels they wouldn’t usually pick off the shelves and then forming their own passionate opinions of them.  And not being afraid to voice them!

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  • Flash Fiction with SF Said

    Published 12/07/17

     

    On Thursday 29th June, our Patron of Reading, S F Said, worked in the library with one of our Year 9 classes on flash fiction.  He explained that the three things which most good stories need are characters, setting and plot.  He suggested ways to create these and then gave the students five minutes to write, without stopping, their first drafts.  He gave them a break, talked about his own writing and then got them to think about ways to improve their stories.  Five minutes re-drafting produced some superb flash fiction.

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  • Creative Writing Group

    Published 12/07/17

    On Thursday 29th June Fortismere’s Patron of Reading, S F Said, had lunch with some of Ms Massey’s creative writing group.  These lovely students have been working with Ms Massey in the library every Wednesday after school and have produced some phenomenally imaginative work which they then illustrated and which we have now made into a book to be on display in the library for posterity! 

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  • National Women into Engineering Day

    Published 30/06/17

    Celebrating National Women into Engineering Day

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  • Year 9s Learn About Historical Fiction

    Published 30/06/17

    Author, Sarah Matthias, encourages Year 9s to use good fiction as a way of learning more about historical periods.

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  • Trip to China

    Published 22/06/17

    Mandarin students enjoy a trip to China, exploring historical sites and taking part in calligraphy lessons!

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  • Up, Up and Away!

    Published 22/06/17

    Students overcome their fears to climb the O2!

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  • World Refugee Day, 20/06/17

    Published 22/06/17

    Year 7s work with Sita Brahmachari on World Refugee Day - a moving experience for everyone involved.

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  • Carnegie Medal Celebrations

    Published 21/06/17

    Year 8s celebrate the Carnegie Medal 2017!

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  • Nicci Cloke at Muswell Hill Library

    Published 14/06/17

    Author Nicci Cloke engages Year 9s at Muswell Hill Library.

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  • Performance Poetry at Muswell Hill Library

    Published 09/06/17

    Performance poet and author Steve Tasane delighted a Year 7 class at Muswell Hill Library on Thursday 8th June. 

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