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Edward Alleyn Club: Gap Year Awards
The Edward Alleyn Club offers financial support to current Year 13 pupils of Alleyn's who wish to undertake voluntary service projects after they leave school, either during the summer vacation or in their year off before starting work or university. Please follow this link to find out how to apply.
The closing date for applications is Wednesday 2nd April, 2014.
Lance Sergeant Johnson Beharry, V.C., gave an inspiring talk to all sections of the Alleyn's CCF including a vivid account of the action in Iraq which led to him being awarded the Victoria Cross for Gallantry.
He is pictured here with Alleyn's senior NCOs.
Twelve English teachers from South Korea who have spent eight weeks in the UK came to experience daily life at Alleyn's by shadowing our teachers,delivering lessons and observing a variety of lunchtime clubs as part of their professional development.
Alleyn's Chaplaincy Lecture
This year's Chaplaincy Lecture was given by Dr Lord (Rowan) Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury on Why C S Lewis Matters.
Instrumental and Vocal examinations
In the penultimate week of the Advent term, 100 of Alleyn's young musicians took their ABRSM instrumental and vocal examinations. Not only did they achieve a 100% pass rate, but a particularly impressive 49 of them were awarded Distinctions – the highest category of mark. Congratulations to all for these excellent results!
Student magazine, The Trib was published at the end of the Advent Term and may be viewed here.
Alleyn's Parents' Association
Friday 7th March: Middle School Comedy Night (Edward Alleyn Clubhouse). Tickets may be booked through the Alleyn's Post email.
Friday 28th March: Lower School Curry Night (Edward Alleyn Clubhouse). Tickets may be booked through the Alleyn's Post email.
Headmaster's Termly Lunches: If you would like to put your name on the list for future termly lunches please email the APA.
Governors' Research Project Prize
We are proud of Rebecca Hindmarsh who is the winner of this year's GRPP with her scholarly essay. Runners-up were Francesca Forristal and Haroun Hameed who are also to be congratulated.
BBC Radio 4
Nicholas Parsons and team captains Josie Lawrence and Jenny Éclair are joined by two young contestants each day to play the popular Radio 4 game Just a Minute. Two of our pupils took part and you can 'listen again' on the Radio 4 Extra website (click More).
‘Eating A Chocolate Egg’, ‘School Dinners’, ‘Dinosaurs’ and ‘How to make £1 million’ - just some of the topics they have to talk about without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
Advancing Alleyn's enables pupils to touch the ancient past...
How fortunate we are that donations have enabled the Classics department to purchase a Greek skyphos (drinking cup) from 425-400 B.C.
Voces8, performing in the MCT on 17th June, were live on In Tune on Radio 3 on Wednesday 5th February to mark the release of their new album Eventide. You can preview their album here.
Over 100 boys and girls from Years 8 to 10 took part in two LAMDA showcase productions in the MCT in preparation for their LAMDA examinations later in the term.
Alleyn's International Concert Series: Ensemble 360
Fourteen chamber groups enjoyed inspiring masterclasses with members of Ensemble 360 who then gave a thrilling evening concert with powerful interpretations of works by Schubert and Brahms as part of Alleyn's International Concert Series.
School Development Programme
The swimming pool refurbishment is well on its way to completion; to see the other exciting plans for the Alleyn's campus please click on the heading.
Forthcoming speakers and events
Tuesday 11th March: Mr David Hepher (Art Society).
Tuesday 25th March: Ms Emma Jayne Kifford, (UCL),Cognitive Neuroscience and the Adolescent Brain (Psychology Society).
Wednesday 26th March: Professor Thorsten Hagemann(Professor of Pancreatic Cancer Medicine (HCC), (Medical Society).
Ogden Trust Lecture
Year 10s had the privilege of hosting other local schools' GCSE pupils at a lecture put on by the Physics Department in conjunction with the Ogden Trust.
These models of siege engines are put together with assistance from the Design Technology Department during lunchtimes. The boys were competing to see how far they could catapult their projectiles, ideally in a straight line.
Mr Tober has been leading a very popular Soldering Club making colour-mixers with diodes for use in Physics lessons.
Music coming up...
Chamber groups will play at concerts on Monday 17th and Wednesday 19th March, with some of these groups also playing at the Blackheath Recital Room on Sunday 30th at 6.00 p.m. with some wonderful music by composers including Haydn, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Borodin, Dvorak, Brahms, Debussy and Shostakovich.
Further details of all musical events this term may be found here.
125 years at Townley Road
See the film made by pupils and staff to celebrate 125 years of the School's move to our Townley Road site.
Edward Boyd was awarded a Nuffield Bursary last term and went on to conduct a period of biological research at a laboratory over the summer. Based on his 70+ hours of research and the subsequent written project, Ed has been awarded a CREST Gold Award by the British Science Association.