The school has been awarded a cheque for £428-00 from Waitrose in Enfield Town.
We received the reward because we gained the most support from the three different causes that people could vote on in store. The money will be used as part of the school hardship fund to support pupils in need.
Thanks to all parents, pupil, friends and old boys who supported our campaign, by placing their green token in our designated container in the shop.
The boys of the school who benefit from this will be very grateful.
We will be using this money to support a breakfast club that will be set up in November to help ensure that some of our pupils have a nourishing breakfast before the school day.
Our thanks also go to Waitrose PLC, a company we have good relations with, for their kind donation and on-going support.
EGS Gardening Club is back up and running again for its second year and we are happy to welcome new members. The club runs every Wednesday lunchtime at 1.30 and other activities are also run over the course of the year such as a visiting horticulturist, a chef’s workshop, a visit to an organic nursery and a trip to the local market to sell our produce.
Last year proved very successful with the students, who enjoyed selling their homegrown vegetables and plants at Enfield Town market. This year we are hoping to grow a healthy crop of herbs and vegetables to use in our practical food lessons, stimulating an interest in food provenance and an appreciation for the environment.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have been preparing our raised beds and planting chard, kale and lettuce. We have also been using the compost bin that we built last year to recycle our food waste from the Food Technology kitchen. If you are interested in joining this club, please speak to Mrs Broadley, Mrs Turbett or Mrs Mittins.
As a celebration of the time of year when farmers are harvesting their crops, and to think of charitable giving, all year 7 & 8 pupils took part in a ‘Thanksgiving Assembly’ on Wednesday 4th October.
Christina Morgan, manager of North Enfield Foodbank, was the guest speaker and gave an insightful presentation to the boys on the work of North Enfield Foodbank in providing food parcels to those families and individuals in Enfield who are struggling to keep themselves nourished due to poverty.
In response to this, our boys then presented their own food gifts that they had brought from home. In total our boys presented 160.5kg of food to be distributed to those people in Enfield who are less fortunate than themselves. Christina was overjoyed with the generosity of our boys and Mr Cook, Head of Lower School, proudly thanked them for their gifts.
We look forward to further charitable giving throughout the year. Well done boys!
We currently have vacancies for three Parent Governors. Being a Governor is an important role in the life of the school
as Governors work with the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team in setting the overall strategic direction of the
school.The Governing Body has three core strategic functions:
Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
Holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils.
Overseeing the financial performance of the school and making sure its money is well spent.
Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is the most popular of all the festivals from South Asia. It is also an occasion for celebration by Jains and Sikhs. Come along and see our display in the library!
On Thursday 21st of September, the year 10 GCSE Food students held a charity cake sale at Lower School. Thank you to all Parents, Students and Staff who supported our Cake Sale. The day was a great success, with all cakes sold and £140.21 raised for Macmillan Cancer.