News and Dates
Lewisham Young Mayor Elections
On October 11th, Secondary students at Brent Knoll voted in the Lewisham Young Mayor elections. Lewisham have the longest established Young Mayor’s programme nationally – started in 2004 – and Brent Knoll students have voted each year for their preferred candidate. Once voted in, the Young Mayor controls a budget of £25,000 and is a spokesperson for young people in the borough.
The Young Mayor for 2017–18 is 14 year old Laurelle Henry from Sedge Hill School and the Deputy Young Mayor is Edafese Erhenede.
For more information on the Lewisham Young Mayor Programme click here.
College Open Events 2017-18
For Year 11 students moving on from Brent Knoll School after this year, here is a list of Open Events coming up soon at local Colleges.
Business as usual
The school will re-open on 13/09/2017 at the usual time. The school’s water problem has now been repaired. Transport have been notified so it will be business as usual. Thank you
Arts Festival 2017
Don’t forget our ‘Arts Fest’ celebration this Wednesday 12th July at 1pm
It will be an opportunity for our pupils to showcase the outcomes of the work that they have done over Monday and Tuesday. There are a wide range of activities including Dance, Rapping, Steel Pans, Cooking, Drama and Art along with a number of satellite activities. The showcase will be followed by an event in the grounds organised by Parents Forum where they will support a number of activities for the students.
Please come along
Year 10K Dymchurch Trip
10K on trip to Dymchurch ( Part of their Tourism unit for Humanities – researching the British seaside !! )
WE Day at Wembley Arena
Brent Knoll good citizens at WE Celebration Day at Wembley Arena. A great day had by all.
8B BBC Book Competition
8B have entered BBC 2 ‘s story writing competition, they wrote some fantastic stories of up to 500 words . They all received a certificate for taking part. We will find out in the summer , if any of our pupils have won. Good Luck 8B!
Brent Knoll Interborough swimming team
Here’s a collage of our students who represented the school at the South East London Interborough Swimming Gala on Friday 10th March at Carlshalton
Didn’t they do well!!
Christmas Card Competition
Four of our pupils have been presented with prizes in the Chair of Lewisham Council’s Christmas card competition. The overall winner of the competition was Lamar Swaby while Treasure Oke, Lily Lawless and Emeka Nwunemelu were all runners up. The four pupils were all invited to the Town Hall to have tea with the Council Chair and to be presented with their prizes and a printed version of the Christmas card.
Preparing for Christmas
Christmas can be an exciting and fun time, but people with autism may be confused or distressed by all the new activity. Here is a list of tips that may help your family through the festive period.
To view the document please click on the link below
Preparing for Christmas
Brent Knoll Cyclathon raises over £1000!
Brent Knoll pupils raised over £1000 for Macmillan Cancer Care by participating in a mass cycle ride in Mayow Park recently. Organised by Paul Wilson and supported by members of the school’s Duke of Edinburgh Award group pupils completed as many laps of the park as they could. It was fantastic effort by all concerned and thank you to everyone who supported such a good cause.
A group of secondary children took part in a 5 mile sponsored walk through the Darenth Valley to raise funds for Children in Need. The event was inspired by the BBC TV programme Countryfile and gave our young people the opportunity to experience a walk through the Kent countryside while raising over £250 for the charity.
Macmillan Cancer Care Coffee Morning
Our recent coffee morning and cake sale raised over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Care. The coffee morning has become a regular event at Brent Knoll and gets bigger and better every year. Pupils sold cakes that they had baked and guests were treated to a performance by the Brent Knoll Big Sing and Sign Choir. The event was organised by Food Technology teacher Jo Wylie ably supported by school staff. Thank you to all of you who supported the event.
Adam Annand helps to run the fantastic Speech Bubbles drama project with children in KS1. The project has been shortlisted for the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and needs your vote to win! Voting is open between October 3rd and October 28th
- Online: the-sse.org/SEYA
- Text: Text ‘SEYA Adam’ to 67076 (Texting is free)
Summer Term Achievement Assembly Prize Winners
The 2016 Summer Term Achievements Assembly was held on the last day of term. Thank you to all the parents and guests who came to support and celebrate the achievements of our children in all walks of school life.
Here is a list of the major prize winners;
Festival of Colour
Last week secondary students participated in a Festival of Colour over three days. Students worked together in groups rotating round a carousel of workshops including dance, badge making, a rap workshop, a comedy workshop, film making, food making and a workshop run by the Horniman Museum. The festival culminated in a sharing performance in the school hall on the Friday afternoon. Many thanks to all the staff and workshop leaders but particularly to Lucy Govan for organising it all.
A group of students from Brent Knoll took part in an Anti-Bullying Conference at Grays Convent High School in Essex. The students took part in a range of activities and discussions and have brought back their ideas to Brent Knoll. They will meet with the Headteacher in the new school year to take their ideas forward. One of students, Benon Suleyman, impressed the organisers so much that he was awarded an Ambassadors Award.