On 19th of June, the music department took forty students to watch a matinee performance of La Boheme at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
For many, this was the first opera they had ever attended and provided some enrichment to the curricular and extra-curricular provision here at Enfield Grammar.
There was a real buzz after the performance and the boys were talking through what they had seen all the way back to Enfield (in between world cup fever of course).
The department would like to thank the Opera House for providing such a great opportunity and to our two volunteer helpers, Mrs Hooke and Mrs Kocabali, for giving their time to support this amazing trip.
Today the Year 9 band and Dravko performed at Bush Hill Park Primary School in front of a baying crowd of primary students across all year groups. The sun shone, the music rocked and the reception of the staff, guests and students was amazing.
The event was part of a careers aspirations day arrange by our very own Governor, Paul Riddel, in his role as Chair of the Enfield Caribbean Association who do great work in and for our local community.
For Zdravko Danilov this was a homecoming gig and a chance to wow his former peers, which he did. He opened the concert with piano renditions of All Of Me by John Legend (Ddravko’s own arrangement) and Fur Elise by Beethoven, as is his versatility!
The Year 9 band, consisting of Ahmed Ibrahim, Josh Emsley, Miles Barnett-John, Freddie Pickles and Ben Rebario, performed a full set – a truly remarkable feat for students of such a young age. The ability to turn up and perform with such professional attitudes and musical standard is testimony to the amazing work our peripatetic staff put in with the extra-curricular ensembles, producing serious top-class musicians.
I would like to thank Bush Hill Park Primary for hosting such an amazing day and hosting us so warmly and a special thank you to Paul for the great work he does for our boys and the local community.
We left the school with chants from the audience (and staff!) for a third set, living up to the mantra ‘Leave them wanting more… not less’.
These boys went to compete in the STEM Engineering competition at RAF Henlow.
They had to create a rocket car from scratch.
They came an excellent 3rd out of 12 teams and only missed out by a 10th of a second.
The were great ambassadors for the school and Yr 7
Well done boys.
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.
RIBI Young Chef Competition Success!
The winners of the School Heat, Josh Gilmore, of form 8U and Luc Field, of form 7F attended the next round of the cooking competition at Redbridge College recently.
The judges chose to award Luc 2nd place. One of the judges, Lynden Davies, a professional chef who has cooked at No10 Downing Street, several premier league football clubs and Robbie Williams amongst others, declared Luc’s tandoori Pilaff dish ‘the tastiest main course of the day, superb’.
Well done to both boys for a fantastic achievement.
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