- National Army Museum 21st June 2019
On 20th June, the pathways history group travelled to the National Army museum in Chelsea to examine the exhibits for our course in WW2 propaganda.
The museum had lots of hands-on activities as well as interesting displays and the pupils had an enjoyable and educational time.
- 11 at Piccadilly Circus 06th June 2019
11JA travelled up to Piccadilly Circus to look at the advertisements displayed there and to understand how common adverts are, as part of their study looking at the religious viewpoint of consumerism. We were able to see many adverts but also made time to see the sights and enjoy a picnic in St James park.
Everyone enjoyed a great trip out.
- SLSL Football 21st May 2019 24th May 2019
A big well done to Krystal, Leahna , Ailish, Tia, Olivia and June – Maria who took part in the football festival. It was a great occasion to welcome the upcoming 2019 Women’s Football World Cup that will be hosted in France from the 7th June to 7th July. The girls team did extremely well and came in second place. Elm Court missed first place by only one point.
A special mention to Krystal, Tia and Oilivia. Krystal was the top scorer in the tournament. Tia was the most valuable player of the team and showed true sportsmanship towards another team. Olivia was very kind and their coach was very impressed with the whole teams behaviour and skill.
U12 Boys football Team
A big well done to Armani, Pharell , Thomas, Tolu, Shammy and, Troy who were also worthy co-runners up with another school. They came third just by goal difference. They played very good matches and their performance improved as the day when on! They all supported each other and this led to the big win in the final match when they beat the winners of the tournament.
A special mention as well to Pharell and Armani. Pharrell was the top scorer of the team and Armani was the most valuable player of the team. Armani encouraged his team mates from the start to finish, what a great example for everybody.
Congratulations and keep training hard you made us proud!!!
- London Youth Games – Swimming Gala 16th May 2019
Massive congratulations to Troy, Jermayne, Tadan, Davarnie , Lemar , Pharell and Kevin for fantastic participation in the Swimming London Youth Games 2019 on 21st May. The Elm Court students represented the whole of Lambeth which was a great achievement. . Elm Court and Lambeth competed against 15 other boroughs and finished in 3rd place (with a Bronze medal) which was an amazing achievement.Troy, Jermayne and Tadan achieved gold medals. Devarnie finished with a very respectable Bronze medal. We’d also like to thank Kevin in 8LH and Pharell in 7NY for showing fantastic support for their fellow students, hopefully you will both have the opportunity to participate next year. Well done swimming team
- U14 Tennis competition at Lea Valley Tennis Centre 16th May 2019
Massive congratulations to our teams A & B at the Lea Valley Tennis Tournament on 15th May:
The team A: Uchenna, Jermayne, Salma and Krystal finished undefeated and came second on their group with just by few games difference. The team represented the school very well in the way they conducted themselves both on and off the Court. Special mentions to Krystal who won all of her matches, best female player in the tournament by far!
TheTeam B: Charlie S, Charlie W, Younis, Olivia and Leianah who finished runners up of the London School Games Competition at the Olympic park in East London. Special mentions to Charlie S who won five matches and was the best male player in the tournament.
Both teams overall had a very successful day, and team B qualified for the London Finals next June.
Well done to Elm Court U14 tennis teams.
- 9AM at the Sky Garden 30th April 2019
Class 9AM are looking at the history of London so we travelled to the Sky Garden to see the City of London from on high.
We had good weather and all the pupils enjoyed their new perspective on London.
- 8AC at the Polish and Cultural Institution 05th April 2019 8AC at the Polish and Cultural Institution
- Arts Festival at Elm Court 05th April 2019 Arts Festival at Elm Court
- Red Nose Day 2019 18th March 2019 Red Nose Day 2019
- Science Week: Centre of the Cell 15th March 2019 Science Week: Centre of the Cell
- CPR Training at Elm Court School 08th March 2019 CPR Training at Elm Court School
- BMX Week 2 15th January 2019
Pupils enjoyed week 2 of the BMX course today
- BMX Making Trax Programme 08th January 2019
We have been given an exciting opportunity to provide free BMX cycling through British Cycling and Access Sport. 10 of our pupils have been selected to start this 12-week programme taking place at our local BMX track. The coaching sessions include a series of activities will help our school enable, extend and enrich our provision of PE, sport and cycling activities. Pupils attending today thoroughly enjoyed their first session. Over the coming weeks pupils will take park in the following, which is led by a Level 2 British Cycling BMX Coach:
- BMX bikes, helmets and safety equipment
- An introduction to basic cycling competence as well as more advanced BMX specific skills
- Extensive time for riders on a BMX track
- An introduction to bike maintenance
- Riders accredited for Level 1 Bikeability
- Invitation to compete in an entry level race at Lee Valley Velopark
- Certificate presentation and invitation to join local afterschool and community clubs
- Elm Court Christmas Performance 21st December 2018
Autumn term came to a close with our annual Christmas Performance. Parents, Carers and Governors were invited to sing along and enjoy pupil performances compered by Chaden.
The audience were treated to music on steel pans, songs, the choir and an amazing ensemble band performance, before joining in to a sing Feliz Navidad. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed the refreshments provided afterwards, where we all could celebrate our pupils’ creativity and look forward to the festive season.
On behalf of all the pupils and staff at Elm Court School: Have a wonderful Christmas and we look forward to more inspired teaching and learning in the New Year.
- Countdown to the end of term 20th December 2018
The countdown to Christmas continued in the final week of term. For all their hard work this term, students were treated to trips and visits to places of interest.
For example pupils in in 7NY enjoyed two wonderful trips; they saw Arthur Christmas at the Ritzy, the film was enjoyed by all. Adam was particularly delighted and this got them into the festive spirit. Their second trip was to the Imperial War Museum, this sparked their interest in war – from the uniforms worn to the types of weaponry used.
Pharrell had a detailed understanding of the museum and shared this with the class.
- WW1 History field trip 04th December 2018
In our pathways history lessons we have been studying WW1.
We have paid special attention to the role played by African and Caribbean soldiers and we took the opportunity to visit Britain’s only war memorial dedicated to them. We walked down to Windrush square in Brixton to see the monument for ourselves. Our students were able to understand the significance of the Great War ending one hundred years ago.
- Bikeability at Elm Court 26th November 2018
From 19th to 23rd November, Year 10 pupils took part in Bikeability Training Week. Pupils were instructed on biking skills, keeping safe on their bikes and bike maintenance. All received certificates for their hard work.
- Careers Afternoon 22nd November 2018
On Wednesday 21st November 2018 we held a Careers Afternoon for pupils, parent & carers in YR9 to YR14, this was to ensure that pupils have access to provisions available to them for future career plans post 16. Present were representatives from our partners who support our Careers programme, which included New Start Training, LSBU, The Princes’ Trust, Sprial, MENCAP, Roots and Shoots and Lambeth College.
Our Elm Court School 6th Form pupils were also available to talk to pupils and their parents and carers about their experiences so far. The event gave a better insight into what is available for pupils in relation to career choices.
There was also specialist input from Speech & Language Therapy service who will be on hand to answer any queries.
- Lest We Forget 09.11.18 12th November 2018
On Friday 9th November, we remembered our fallen heroes.
We hosted the Old Strandians Association who are ex-soldiers who used to attend Elm Court School when it was known as the Strand School. Members of the School Council and fellow students greeted and then sat with the ex-soldiers and together they observed the two-minute silence.
- Year 10 at City Hall 27th September 2018
In year 10 R.E we have been looking at religious leaders and are studying Martin Luther King: How does someone change society for the better?
We looked at Martin Luther King’s political engagement and to get a feel for how politics works we visited City Hall on 26th September to learn about the Greater London Assembly.
We were given a tour of the building, including the balcony on the top floor, and we were fortunate enough for the pupils to sit in the places of the London Assembly members and to discuss problems facing London. Our tour guide even encouraged our pupils to think about entering politics in a bid to become the future London Mayor.
- Sports Day 23rd July 2018
Sports Day brought our academic year 2017-18 to a close.
Pupils enjoyed team sports which included football, hockey and basketball during a fun packed morning which ended with a spirited tug of war – which the staff won twice! Pupils received certificates for their efforts and enjoyed their lunch in the sunshine before saying goodbye.
On behalf of all the staff and Governors at Elm Court School we would like to wish all our families a great summer and look forward to another year of fun, teaching and learning.
- Summer BBQ 23rd July 2018
On 20th July Parents and Carers were invited to our annual end of year Summer BBQ and performance.
Parents and Carers enjoyed summer food and entertainment provided by pupils and staff.
- Littlehampton 23rd July 2018
On 18th July our annual whole school trip to Littlehampton occurred. The weather was glorious – not a drop of rain in sight and our pupils had a great time on the beach.
A huge thank you to Clarkes of London coaches and our suppliers – Veritas Education Recruitment, Euroffice Office Supplies and Dawson & Son for once again, sponsoring our school trip.
- Education Visits Rewards 18th July 2018
As the end of the academic year approaches, school rewarded the hard work of our pupils by arranging educational visits as part of Museum Monday and Tourism Tuesday.
Pupils has the opportunity to visit attractions such as the Science Museum and Greenwich Picturehouse as a reward for the efforts this year.
- RE with 10JA 04th July 2018
For their R.E qualification, 10JA visited a Christian place of worship. The class contains some knowledgeable bus enthusiasts and there were delighted to travel to Bermondsey by bus. Some excitement that they got to ride a 188 for the first time.
Visiting St Mary Magdalen the group were able to explore the church and discover what certain parts of the church are for. We had a lovely sunny lunch at Tower Bridge before getting the bus back to school.
- 9GW at the Tower Bridge Experience 02nd July 2018
Thanks to the generosity of the Variety Club, 9GW were able to visit the Tower Bridge experience on Friday 29th June. We had already learnt about London landmarks and Victorian London so the trip fitted well with our learning. Everybody had a really enjoyable time and we particularly liked walking over the glass floor.
Thanks Variety club!
- 11SG at the National Gallery 23rd June 2018
On Wednesday 20th June 11SG visited the National gallery in Trafalgar Square as part of their R.E studies, Religion in art.
It was an enjoyable visit and every pupil selected a painting that they particularly liked. We had our lunch in Leicester Square and walked back to the bus through Chinatown. A great day for everyone.
- Open Bus Tour 25th May 2018
In Humanities, 8CC pupils have been learning about the many sites of interest in London that appeal to all age groups. We were fortunate to go on a panoramic tour of London that takes in most of the sites we were learning about, such as Buckingham Place, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.
A big thank you to Golden Tours for their hospitality and Variety Club (the children’s charity) for affording us this opportunity to do so. It was magnificent and we all had a great time.
- Achievement Week – Events 05th April 2018
We ended term four with:
Achievement Afternoon: Parents and carers were invited to view the creative work produced by their children during the two-day Arts Festival, receive advice about supporting their children’s progress, Careers, options from Year 9 and joining our 6th Form. The Chair of our Governing Body, Michael Jenner, also spoke to our parents and carers about becoming a parent governor.
Achievement Assemblies: Spring term four ended with our Achievement Assemblies, which also marked the end of Achievement Week. Pupils celebrated their awards for achievements in subjects, attendance and activities such as swimming. It also marked an end to a fantastic term filled with creativity and fun.
On behalf of the staff and pupils at Elm Court School, Happy Easter!
- Arts Festival 2018 30th March 2018
Our two-day Arts Festival saw students enjoying their creative activities which included stepping stones, rugby delivered by tutors from the Dallaglio Foundation, jewellery making, flower arranging, fashion design, mosaic, scratch art and hair and beauty workshops. Parents and carers were invited to a showcase of the pupils work before the end of term.
The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the two days of creativity and we look forward to an even bigger and better Arts Festival in 2019.