Lent 2016 newsletter
Browse our Lent term highlights and new comment columns.
Good Schools Guide
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Much to the delight of English Heritage (Historic England), Dr Dutta (Classics department) proposed a blue plaque for Samuel Beckett at 48 Paultons Square in Chelsea. A plaque was simultaneously erected for the physicist, Patrick Blackett. Here, Dr Dutta is saying a few words at the unveiling.
Whole School Photograph
The School Captain's selfie. For a more formal photo please see the Parents' page.
Remembering the Fallen
Alleyn's pupils are researching the lives of AOBs who fought in WWI as part of the WWI centenary commemoration.
National Water Polo Successes
It's been a bumper few months for our boys', girls' and mixed water polo teams. Read on for the latest results.
Maths & Physics Society
Year 13 student, Sara Haxhia, gave a terrific talk on parallet universes.
Laura Sheffield has won gold in the U17 and silver in the U20 competitions at the National Fencing Championships. It is the first time anyone has won the U17 two years running aged 14 and 15.
Inter-Schools Cycling at the Herne Hill Velodrome
Cycling continues to be very popular with pupils and at the recent Inter-Schools' Cycling Championships the Alleyn’s Girls team took the trophy for the third year in a row. The U14 team came 6th in their age group and the U16s were a very creditable 4th in their group.
Alleyn's Parents' Association
For information about the activities of the APA please click here.
We belong to the Schools Together Partnership, an ISC, DoE and ISSP backed-organisation that encourages collaboration between schools and local communities. Visit the STP site to read about our activities.
Science Building Opens
We are delighted that our RV Jones Science Building has now formally opened. It features state of the art labs, a rooftop observatory and a cloud chamber. RV Jones was a notable Alleyn Old Boy who is widely recognised for his scientific achievements and WW2 contribution.
Local MTA charity @ MCT
As part of the National Theatre Connections Project, local charity Montage Theatre Arts (MTA) hired the MCT at Alleyn's on a community basis to rehearse and perform their production of I'm Spilling My Heart Out Here.
Higher Education Offers
We are pleased that in January 2016 the emerging picture of our students' higher education offers (we shall not know every detail until the end of April) is once again extremely positive for the field of applicants from Alleyn’s.
Saturn in the clear morn
The new Alleyn's observatory was open at dawn for a group of senior Physics students.
British Youth Climbing Series National Championships
Well done to Paola from Year 8 for competing in British Youth Climbing Series National Championships in Scotland on 23rd April. The event was the culmination of a lot of hard work over the year. Faced with the mammoth 25 metre wall she finished an exceedingly commendable 14th - a superb effort. The next big event is the British Open in September.
AICS: Trio Isimsiz
Trio Isimsiz gave a stunning performance as part of Alleyn’s International Concert Series last term. During the afternoon a variety of ensembles including string quartets, piano trios and quintets and mixed groups played to members of the Trio. These sessions were inspirational not only for the 40 or so performers but also for those observing and listening. Matters technical, musical, stylistic and even spiritual were touched on, and the Trio were impressed with the depth and quality of work that they heard.
Gold level accreditation
We want to acknowledge and thank the many people, across the Senior and Junior Schools at Alleyn’s, who have helped us to be the only school in Southwark to gain Gold accreditation under the TfL STARS scheme.
Our achievement was the combination of many activities such as the cycling clubs, the “bike-it” crew, assemblies and lessons on cycling and personal safety, the Safe Routes to School Committee, the Eco-Council and other school committees, “Walk to School Week", the "cycle-to-work” scheme and the general encouragement of the pupils and staff to cycle, scooter or walk to school, that has made this possible.
Swimming for England
During the Easter holiday Sasha Tinkler-Davies, Year 11, represented England in the EU U17 European Nations Water Polo Cup in Denmark. Sasha scored 5 goals during the tournament and helped England secure a Bronze Medal.