Earlier this month, the 4ème and 3ème pupils took part in French publication l’ECHO Magazine’s annual young journalist, and we are very proud to congratulate Joséphine Baignères, whose article won first prize.
The theme of the contest was the ways in which people of the United Kingdom repair and preserve our planet and each article entry was required to contain a field survey, an interview and testimonies.
“My article is about different measures taken by people in the UK to fight climate change and simple things you can do on a daily basis to help prevent climate change, from student protests, to vegetarianism and recycling,” says Joséphine.
The article named “Change We Can” is available on ECHO Magazine’s website and will be published in the June print edition of the magazine.
We hope that this talented young scribe’s research and writing will help to inform and inspire the readers of l’ECHO Magazine and the people of the United Kingdom to protect our precious planet. Congratulations on your hard work, Joséphine!
Read her full article here: https://www.lechomagazine.uk/change-we-can/Read More
Congratulations to our pupils in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 whose Readathon efforts have raised £3,671.50 in support of the Chifundo Foundation. The Chifundo Foundation is dedicated to educating some of the most underprivileged children in the villages of Zomba, Malawi and all the money raised will go towards supporting their educational projects.
Congratulations to all involved in the fundraising effort!Read More
As a way to thank those who are working tirelessly to keep us safe, we have launched an online fundraiser in support of our carers!
As expressed to our community of parents, “Given the difficult circumstances, we felt the need to act and help where we can. We therefore decided to find a way to utilise the great strength of our community to participate in the national effort to support our health workers. As we looked for ways to help, we came across testimonials from doctors and nurses expressing their gratitude for receiving comforting, warm and healthy meals during their shifts. Although these were small acts of kindness, we felt that they were significant and within reach for our community. This is why we decided to start an online fundraiser to support those who are working tirelessly to keep us safe!”
Reaching £25,000 through our fundraiser would mean 5,000 hot meals delivered to NHS staff – together, let’s make it happen!
We will be donating all funds collected to Meals for the NHS which sends all money raised directly to local businesses who then prepare and deliver the food to our frontline heroes.
Eight in a row! Ecole Jeannine Manuel in Paris is ranked best school in France by L’Internaute for the eighth consecutive year while our sister school based in Lille comes third in a ranking by L’Express. Congratulations to our fellow students, teachers and staff for this outstanding achievement!
Read the full statement from Ecole Jeannine Manuel below:
En ces temps difficiles, il nous semble plus que jamais nécessaire de partager et de célébrer ensemble les bonnes nouvelles. Premier lycée de France pour la huitième année consécutive au classement de L’Internaute publié aujourd’hui, l’École Jeannine Manuel Paris confirme son excellence. Son école sœur de Lille conforte quant à elle sa troisième place dans le palmarès de L’Express.
Au-delà des classements, propres à chaque média, ces résultats témoignent à la fois de l’excellence pédagogique et de la capacité de l’école à accompagner avec bienveillance l’ensemble de ses élèves jusqu’au Baccalauréat. Cela est d’autant plus vrai dans les circonstances exceptionnelles que nous traversons actuellement. Individuellement et collectivement, nos équipes déploient depuis plusieurs jours des trésors d’imagination, d’organisation et de souplesse pour permettre à tous nos établissements de fonctionner autrement.
Avec toute l’humilité qu’implique un tel contexte, nous avons des raisons d’être fiers aujourd’hui : fiers du talent de nos élèves, remarquables de créativité et de curiosité, fiers de l’engagement de l’ensemble de nos équipes pédagogiques qui partagent leur savoir avec passion et n’ont de cesse de faire progresser les élèves tout au long de leur scolarité, fiers enfin de l’esprit de solidarité et d’entraide que nous avons pu voir émerger au cours des derniers mois au sein de notre communauté.
As a UNESCO school, we are very happy to celebrate the International Day of Education with the launch of our Readathon in support of the Chifundo Foundation, a charity dedicated to educating children in Malawi. We are particularly proud and honoured to be supporting the Chifundo Foundation as it was created by the family of our very own Mr Cogavin, teacher of English. We can’t wait to see how many books you will read!Read More
We were very pleased to receive our STARS silver certificate over the holiday. STARS is TfL’s accreditation scheme for London schools and nurseries and has the objective to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing walking, scooting and cycling, and encouraging a better understanding of the benefits of public and shared transport.
STARS supports pupils’ wellbeing, helps to reduce congestion around the school and improves road safety and air quality.
We were awarded Silver Status in recognition of our efforts to promote sustainable and active travel to school over the past school year and are looking to progress on to Gold Status this year.
From hands up surveys, to pedestrian skills training, to charity work in the community and presentations to our local borough travel officers, pupils and staff have been taking part in a variety of activities to improve their awareness and understanding of how they can be more sustainable, active, responsible and safe.
We continue our efforts to achieve Gold Status!Read More
Last week, pupils in Year 7 took a trip to the Royal Society of Chemistry for an event entitled “1001 Inventions: Journeys from Alchemy to Chemistry”. Through various talks and practical experiments, they discovered how the science we now know as Chemistry evolved throughout the ages. Highlights of the trip included workshops on making oobleck – a cornstarch-based substance that acts like a liquid when being poured, but like a solid when a force is acting on it – and a workshop on soap and perfume making. The visit was a fantastic opportunity for pupils to learn about chemistry whilst also finding out about the history of science. In the words of the students: “We all loved it and we all came out with a different perspective on science.” Thank you to science teachers Ms. Mummery and Mr. Turner for organising!Read More
On a chilly autumn evening, the 38 members of our school choir, ranging from ages 7 to 13, joined the vibrant University College London student choir to take part in the popular festive tradition of carol singing.
Gathered at the foot of Bedford Square’s sparkling lit tree, their angelic acapella voices filled the air and spread festive fun and cheer all through the Bloomsbury area.
Comforted by a warm cup of mulled wine or hot chocolate, the delighted audience of parents, staff, neighbours and friends softly bobbed their heads to the sounds of ‘Up On the Housetop’ and even joined in for the chorus of ‘Silent Night’!
A magical and unmissable annual tradition.Read More
We are delighted to announce that we will once again be present at the Independent Schools Show. Head to stand 421 on the 9th-10th November to meet our team! Tickets can be obtained here: https://www.schoolsshow.co.ukRead More