While Dr. Howling has been away tending to teacher recruitment in London, things at Equine Park have been characteristically busy, productive and inspirational.
As part of our outstanding higher education programme, representatives from the London School of Economics spoke to students on Monday about their curriculum offer and gave advice on the specifics of their application process. On Wednesday, we hosted the Princeton Review, who spoke to our aspiring Ivy League students, giving them first-hand insight into the best preparation for the SAT/ACT tests for the United States’ most respected higher education institutions.
Throughout the week, we were delighted to work with British author, Curtis Jobling, creator of the popular UK cartoon phenomenon ‘Bob The Builder’, the ‘Wereworld’ book series and a range of children’s fiction titles. Curtis helped our English students hone their creative writing skills and spent time regaling our Media students with the trials and tribulations of his career in the creative industries.
Today (Friday) we enjoyed our third Wider Learning Day of the year with its customarily vast array of enriching and stimulating activities which take students beyond the bounds of their conventional curriculum. Year 7 students developed their language skills alongside fellow students at a local MFL collaboration day while Year 8 worked with our visiting author. Year 9 tested their physics knowledge and problem-solving skills to preserve the physical integrity of a troupe of bungee-jumping Barbie dolls!
In Year 10, students focused on navigating the intricacies of relationship issues as part of their PSHE education while Year 11 developed techniques for managing stress in preparation for the (I)GCSE exam season. Our Sixth Form students explored aspects of the transition to university life; an increasingly pertinent matter as some students in Year 13 are currently receiving offers from the Universities of Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Warwick, Manchester, King's College London and University College London.
This weekend, our Model United Nations (MUN) delegation will attend a conference at Nexus International School where they will debate a number of topical and complex issues related to the theme of ‘Divided By...’.
On the sporting front, we wish our netball players well in the KLASS Invitational event and cross our fingers for our aquatic athletes at the SAG swim-meet in Shah Alam.
Vice Principal - Learning & Teaching
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