The weather outside was frightful,
but the music was so delightful,
the fairy lights were all aglow
and the musicians twanged, hit and blowed.
Okay, creative use of grammar aside, this year’s Christmas concert was awesome! The hall was packed with friends and families, students and teachers all excited to celebrate the festive season. We had over twenty different acts performing a whole host of genres including carols for audience participation.
The highlight of the show was a guest appearance from the Big Man himself… Santa! We still don’t know where Mr Ness was during this guest appearance but we know he was very sad that he missed St Nick’s rendition of ‘Ho, Ho, Ho, Ho’.
If any of the audience took photos we’d love to see them, but in the meantime check out the photo gallery.
We hope you all have a lovely break – the Music Team
Congratulation to Sean Sinanan and Michael Bakare who have made it through to the second round of the English Speaking Union’s School’s Mace Debate Competition after competing against other schools in Enfield. They will now debate with schools in North London for a place in the Regional Finals.
On Thursday 29th of November The EGS music department took a group of students to attend a violin masterclass with the amazing Jeanine Thorpe at Mount House School in Hadley Wood.
Our students had the unique chance to get 1:1 advice from Jeanine -within minutes of working with her, the students had noticeably improved and they each left the session with some important practice points.
The day was capped off by an incredible show of virtuosity, musicality and passion displayed by Jeanine in an evening recital.
As we returned to school we were all left with a sense of bemusement, enthusiasm and inspiration.
It was a trip we will not be forgetting for quite a while.
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.
LOWER SCHOOL ASSEMBLY
WEDNESDAY 4TH OCTOBER
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!
Head of Lower School
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!
I plan to have a cake sale on Tuesday, 17th October in the upper school staff room, as a fundraising event for my grandson, Andy, who needs an operation to enable him to walk unaided (email sent to you all back in September).
If anyone wants to show off their baking skills and bring some cakes in too, I wouldn’t say no!
Each portion will cost £2, so please come along and enjoy some cake whilst making a difference to a 6 year old’s life!
Many thanks and please don’t forget.
Come to the Library – New titles arriving this week!