7 EGS students have qualified for the second stage of the National Cyber Discovery program for Yr 10 – 13 run by GHCQ. The boys are:
- Cory North
- Dylan Parsons
- Adam Hutchinson
- Arion Sejdia
- Asim Mohammed Yr 11
- Oscar Lock Yr 12
- Che Sampat
If each one of the boys passed the Assessment stage, are now will move onto the Game stage hopefully will qualify for Essentials stage then, move onto the national finals in June.
There are certificates for each student. Here are photos of the students from Yr 10.
Here is a snippet of what the boys face in the next stage:
“As a junior agent, you will have access to the beginner levels of two bases – the Headquarters base and the Moon base. The Headquarters base will see you tackle various cyber criminal gangs. You will have to gather information, crack codes, find security flaws and dissect a cyber criminals digital trail. The Moon base is where you’ll learn to program in Python. Using your own code editor, you will be able to execute and run your own code, gradually picking up all the skills you will need to write your own programs. “
Callum Dodds Yr12, is ranked 5th in UK in Under 20s at 800m
Due to Callum’s successful performance over 2017 and high national ranking, finishing 3rd UK for Under 17’s – 800m, and 4th UK – 400m, Callum has been selected by British Athletics to join an elite Junior performance programme called AASE (Advanced Academy of Sporting Excellence 2018) aimed at athletes 16-18yrs who show potential to become senior internationals.
The programme is organised by British Athletics and is designed to meet the needs of young athletes who have potential to achieve excellence in their sport.
Callum has now moved up an age group this year to the Under 20’s and is currently training for the National Indoor Championship which take place in Sheffield at the end of February.
Callum recently broke his indoor PB for 800m – 1:52.43, a fantastic race! This currently takes him to 1st – 800m Under 20 age group.
We are able to offer you the opportunity to take a community language GCSE at the end of this academic year. The languages we can offer are:
- GCSE Turkish – OCR J737 TBA
- GCSE Polish – AQA 4685 TBA
- GCSE Portuguese – OCR J736 TBA
- GCSE Greek – Edexcel 2GK01 TBA
- GCSE Bengali – AQA 4635 TBA
On Tuesday the 12th of December 2017 the music department conducted our annual ‘Charity Enfield Town Busking Tour’. This is a tour consisting of playing in Palace Gardens for two hours (in the freezing cold) with the final hour (and the chance of some warmth) in Waitrose.
Every year the musicianship gets better, and every year the day on which we perfrom gets colder and colder. Our boys were amazing! Three hours in the cold to raise money for a good cause, bashing, plucking and blowing the christmas cheer into the hearts of the passers by.
We are please to announce that this year we raised a total of £513.70 for our chosen charity, MIND – a charity supporting mental health. A huge thank you goes to Palace Gardens and Waitrose for supporting this event, the genorosity of the public in Enfield Town and to the boys themselves for all their hard work.
For more information or support with mental health issues, please see the link below.
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.