Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Fame!
Congratulations to the Cast and Crew of Fame!
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We are happy to announce that we are organising a Careers Fair which will take place on Tuesday 7th March. If you, or someone you know would be interested in supporting this event by providing a stall for the afternoon, please contact Mr Dillow (email@example.com).
We want to be able to offer as wide a range of career choices as possible and would appreciate the support to ensure this happens.
On Wednesday 21st September, Farringtons participated in the Model United Nations (UN) held in Westminster at the Methodist Central Hall.
We took three members of the Sixth Form who were part of the debating team and several young and energetic volunteers, who acted as intermediaries between participating nations.
Farringtons School represented Greece throughout the day, a really important country considering what was discussed during the various sessions. The Model UN discussed the refugee crisis and the possibility of nuclear disarmament.
It was a wonderful day and whilst it was great to contribute to the debate and it was even more rewarding to see the students really thriving and enjoying themselves in this sort of formal setting.
On Sunday 2th September a group of boarders went to Go Karting in Brentwood, Essex.
When we got there we had to make our own racer profile. We then had to put on special racing suits before we could race each other.
We then had to watch a small safety video and one of the marshals told us about the rules. After a long wait, it was time to race!
We next went on the race track and when everyone was ready, the green flag dropped and we raced. On average, we all did fifteen laps. It was fun and enjoyable.
First place was secured by Kyle, followed by Diego coming in second position and Su in third. Thank you to Mr Suverkrop for taking us and capturing all the action!
Parco Liu 12CA
Moon Rocks Land at Farringtons School
Pupils throughout the School were able to view and handle lunar rocks and meteorites from the moon last week.
Some 382kg of lunar material was brought back to Earth, most of it for use by scientists, but some has been made available for educational purposes by the UK’s Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). This has included a 1.2 billion-year-old piece of Mars and a 4.3 billion-year-old nickel meteorite collected during some of NASA’s first manned space missions to the Moon.
Whilst the NASA moon rocks were at Farringtons School all students in the Junior school were able to visit the Science Department and to see and touch the Moon Rocks. Senior school students had a Moon Rock lesson during Physics and were able to experience simulated meteorite collisions and handle the samples.
Year 7 student Lilac Wilkins said, ‘‘I was amazed to be able to touch moon rocks and meteorites from millions of years ago. I felt honoured to hold such priceless objects and it’s definitely an experience that I will never forget.’
There was excitement in the air this morning as students finally received their long awaited A Level results.
Year 13 students nervously opened their envelopes which for many held the key to their future university studies.
The students’ hard work and dedication to their studies had paid off and nerves were replaced with squeals of delight.
Farringtons prides itself on ensuring each individual is given the support to fulfil his or her potential and the 7% increased success rate at A*- B level was great to see. The average point score for each student has also increased by 6%.
Many students’ grades exceeded their expectations, including overseas boarders Tony Zhang and Roger So. Tony achieved three A*s, one A and one B and Head Boy, Roger gained two A*s, two As and one B. Both students also gained a grade B in their extended projects. These students must be congratulated for achieving such outstanding results, as English is not their first language.
Dorothy Nancekievill, Head, said, “These great results have opened the gate to university study, in a wide range of subjects, and our students leave Farringtons as confident, capable and charming young people ready for the next stage of their development. The students, the staff and their parents deserve to be congratulated on a job well done.”
‘Unexpected, Unbelievable, Unmissable!’
In July 2016, Farringtons School set off once again to the far away land that is the Ukraine. Taking a total of 19 pupils, past and present, the journey began.
Students returning were buoyant, those visiting for the first time, understandably apprehensive. The campsite, when Farringtons arrived, was awash with jubilant Ukrainian children. Seeing old friends for the first time in a year; tents were pitched, a fire was lit and the first of many songs were sung.
In the rural Ukrainian town of Makoshino, Farringtons pupils and staff alike flourished in what proved to be two life changing weeks. Pupils were emotionally and physically engaged at all times. Never did a dull moment pass.
Activities on the trip included river rafting, museum trips, rifle shooting, tours of local towns and cities and probably most importantly, educating and entertaining the Ukrainian pupils and making a difference in their lives.
New friendships were forged, old ones strengthened. Farringtons students were tested, developed new and harnessed existing skills that will do nothing but help them later in life. In wonderful and in adverse conditions, they learnt much about themselves. Preconceptions and expectations were altered, characters were made.
On a trip unlike any other, students were challenged every day to make a difference. Whether that was teaching the Ukrainian children, assisting those in the village or simply putting a smile on someone’s face. With that in mind those two weeks are truly unequalled.
This week, in the spirit of engaging with current affairs, Farringtons School conducted a ‘Mock Referendum’, where staff and students alike cast their all-important votes.
It was great to see students become involved and contribute to the discussion and the voting process itself. The final results are published below.
On Saturday 18th June, Farringtons welcomed old friends, students and staff from afar to help celebrate our Annual Alumni Lunch.
During a beautifully poignant chapel service, where the Chaplain discussed faith, trust and community, guests were reminded of just what Farringtons can offer. The School’s Chapel, resplendent as is the norm, offered a quiet place for reflection of those times past and those that are sure to come.
Guests enjoyed a formal lunch and were then shown around the School by wonderful members of the Sixth Form. Farringtonians from years gone by marvelled at the how the school has expanded whilst maintaining both ties to its humble beginnings and the sense of community that is synonymous with the green of Farringtons.
It was a truly wonderful occasion and we look forward to next year’s event.
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