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News from schools in the South East Region

Greenshaw students win award in Young Enterprise Showcase Final 2019

On Wednesday 1 May, a group of Year 12 students From Greenshaw High School competed against other London-based schools in the final of the Young Enterprise business and enterprise competition. The judges were so impressed with the Greenshaw students that they were presented with the award for the best presentation of the evening.

The group had started up and been running their own company for the competition, called Astro Bear. As part of the activity, they took responsibility for different roles within the company in order to research, develop and sell their products commercially. To reach the showcase final they had to submit a business report and then discuss their business with the judges at their trade stand and make a presentation to a live audience and judging panel on the evening.

Feedback for the students from the judges was extremely positive, expressing the view that: “The team were a real credit to themselves and the school.” Students were praised for their resilience and determination to succeed.

Inaugural ski trip at Orchard Park

During the Easter holiday, a group of students and staff enjoyed Orchard Park High School’s inaugural ski trip to Grandvalira, in Andorra.

The students spent five energetic days skiing, receiving five hours of expert ski tuition each day. All students progressed from the beginner to the intermediate slopes on the mountain range. They enjoyed superb snow every day, with snow falling for four of the five days of their stay. The students were complimented on their behaviour and attitude. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the trip and the school now hopes to make it a regular annual event.

Local golf club supports Green Wrythe

Children and staff at Green Wrythe Primary School were absolutely delighted to receive a cheque for £4,000 from Mitcham Golf Club. The local club chose Rainbow as its charity this year and held a special charity golf day, as well as having collection tins on the bar in the club. The cheque was presented to the school by Club Captain, John Parks.

The funds have helped to build a playhouse for the Rainbow playground and develop the sensory garden, which opened at the beginning of April.

Amazing opportunity for children at Tweeddale

Two Year 6 classes from Tweeddale Primary School had the amazing opportunity to experience a visit to Sky Academy Studios in London. Each child had the chance to film and put together their own news report with the help of the Sky Academy Skills team.

New attendance reward system at Victor Seymour

An attendance working party has reviewed the attendance policy at Victor Seymour Infants’ School. The school recognised that it needed to reward children who have excellent attendance - even if they have not reached 100%. Going forwards, all children who achieve a termly attendance of 98 to 100% will receive a certificate. These children will also be invited to take part in a special activity on the last day of each term. The school will also celebrate children with the most improved attendance. They will receive a certificate and will join in the summer term activity.