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.
Group winners by a mile
I am writing to keep you updated on developments in Year 12. I hope that you managed to attend the Year 12 Information Evening and found the meeting productive. It was great to see so many of you in attendance.
I am writing to keep you updated on developments in Year 13. I am delighted to report that nearly all students who have submitted UCAS applications are now receiving offers and our target is to get all applications submitted before the end of term.
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