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Headteacher's Weekly Message: 30th November 2018

Sarah Bonnell students at The AllBright Club

On Thursday 29th November three of our Year 11 students, Melanie, Sephora and Sorrell, represented Sarah Bonnell at the Fitzrovia AllBright Club. The students were invited by Seyi Akiwowo, Executive Director of Glitch and former Sarah Bonnell Student, who was chair of the event.  Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinene, authors of ‘Slay in Your Lane: The Black Girl Bible’ were keynote speakers at the event. The event focused on the issues pertinent to black girls and young women in society today with the authors of the book speaking about their motivation for writing the book and their own experiences growing up in London. The students were also interviewed about the issues black girls face online and the possible solutions to these issues. It was an inspiring evening and the students were eloquent, thoughtful ambassadors for Sarah Bonnell and for their generation. Huge thanks to Seyi for providing this opportunity – a great example of how Sarah Bonnell alumni can support our current students by giving them confident, successful, ambitious and powerful role models. Aim High

December is ‘Be Nice’ month    

This year we have matched on one of our five school values to every month on the school calendar. December is linked to ‘Be Nice ‘and the Year 8 team are leading the way with a ‘Happy Tree’ with different rewards available for students each day. Be Nice

Year 11 find out about Sixth Form and prepare for GCSEs

On Wednesday Sarah Bonnell welcomed over 20 different Sixth Form colleges to the Piazza for our annual Sixth Form Fair. It was great seeing so many of our former Year 11 students and hearing about their Key Stage 5 courses at places like Brampton, London Academy of Excellence, Newham Collegiate Sixth Form and more.

Mr Archer, Ms Whitfield and Mr Hudson also gave advice about how to revise effectively and prepare for the GCSE exams. Year 11 Practice Exams take place in December and January.

Tickets are selling fast for our brilliant school show ‘A Christmas Carol’

If you haven’t got your tickets yet, there is still time! The shows are on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 December at 7pm in the Assembly hall. Tickets are £2 for students and £4 for adults and can be purchased from student services.

Rae Potter – Headteacher