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October 2022

  • Transformations Anthology - Students Get Published!

    Published 24/10/22

    Students in Year 9 and 10 were thrilled to receive copies of their work published in the book ‘Transformations Anthology’ this week. The book features a collection of stories, essays and poetry from schools across the city. The students spent several weeks last year composing, crafting and refining their stories with representatives from the University of Warwick through the after school club ‘Transformations’. 

    Congratulations to Srinithi Thavarasa (Year 9) who won 2nd prize across the city in the competition!

    The students involved were:

    Year 9

    Nabika Subaskaran, Mithula Pushpamohan, Cordelia Akata, Srinithi Thavarasa, Abshara Piratheeban, Yathurshanaa Ravikanthan and Manal Bawazir

    Year 10

    Hubert Leszkiewicz,  Lara Krefta,  Eleanor Whitelock,  Abbie Clarke,  Kasjan Balunda and Zak Khan

    A copy of the book will be available for students to read in the school library.  
    If you are in Year 8 or 9, and would like to participate in the Transformations programme this year, speak to Ms Stentoft on  Wednesday 19th October in F04 at lunchtime.
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  • Costa Rica Expedition

    Published 06/10/22

    On the 5th of July we travelled to Costa Rica. We travelled as a group of 15 consisting of 8 students from President Kennedy School, 4 from Our Lady of Sion Independent School, 2 teachers and our team leader, Anna. 

    Most of us had never met before, fortunately we had plenty of time to bond on a 52(!!) hour journey via the USA, Ecuador and Panama before eventually reaching Costa Rica. 

    We spent 4 weeks travelling around the country, engaging in community development and environmental conservation projects across Costa Rica. Some of the projects included:

    • Reforesting areas of mangroves to help store carbon and mitigate against climate change in Guanacaste.
    • Improving a local community health centre for local residents in Cuajiniquil.
    • Helping with the construction of a community SEND centre to support vulnerable people in Terraba.
    • Building a "monkey bridge" to help with the safe passage of monkeys across a busy road in Cano Negro.
    • A rest and relaxation trip to Monteverde which included a tour of a local coffee plantation and a night hike.

    The trip culminated in an adventure activity where we got the opportunity to qualify as an PADI Open Water Diver. We were lucky enough to see sting rays, octopus and white tip reef sharks during our 3 open water dives in the Pacific Ocean

    Mr Graham, Teacher of Geography and Mrs Elliot, Teacher of History

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October 2022