Yesterday, our Year 7s took a trip to Great Missenden to visit the Roald Dahl museum as part of their study of creative writing and literature. They visited the shed where the great man wrote his most famous children’s books, explored the sites he used as inspiration for his stories in the village as well as coming up with some story ideas of their own!
As part of their studies of First World War poetry, and to coincide with Remembrance events at school, we took all our Year 9s to the newly renovated National Army Museum in Chelsea on the 13th of November. Pupils got the chance to handle genuine artefacts from real First World War soldiers and were lucky enough to do a poetry workshop based around the objects with a published poet and a poet who was also a serving soldier!
As millions of people commemorated the centenary of the end of the First World War on the 11th November 2018, École Jeannine Manuel played host to a series of acknowledgements honouring those around the world who took part in the Great War. From Nursery to Year 11, our pupils engaged in heartfelt tributes around the theme of Remembrance such as poppy and bleuet making, British and French poetry readings and a dramatic performance.
Similar commemorations took place at our sister schools across the Channel:
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding our very first Charity Dinner at the National History Museum on Saturday 11th May 2019.
As All Hallows Eve approaches, our fantastic Parents Association have decorated the hallways with creepy cobwebs, black spiders and jack-o’-lanterns to welcome our pupils in the scariest (and cutest) costumes to celebrate Halloween and the start of half term. Whilst the ghouls, vampires and unicorns roamed the schools’ corridors, a coven of witchy parents delivered trick or treats to each classroom on the spooky occasion.
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Come and speak to us at the Independent Schools Show on the 10th and 11th November. Information packs will be available to browse or take home and members of the École Jeannine Manuel leadership team will be there to answer your questions. Don’t forget to pick up one of our popular red tote bags!
Location: Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, SW8 4NW
Times: Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
On October 10th, our Year 8 pupils visited Burnham Beeches Wood in Buckinghamshire as part of their study of geology in science. They explored the woodlands and observed geological soil layering, ancient sites of clay mining for bricks, quagmires and areas where sinkholes exist!
In addition, pupils learned about pollarding trees and how the woods are being managed and preserved for future generations. They took soil samples at different locations around the trail and these will be analysed back in school for their pH, texture, and profile. This information will then be related to the dominant trees found growing in each sampled area.
A challenging and exciting day rooted in fun!Read More
For the very first time in London, Ecole Jeannine Manuel opened its doors on 3rd September 2015 and welcomed 189 students aged 4 to 12. In newly renovated buildings located at the heart of the city, teachers and students will embrace the vision of founder Jeannine Manuel to advance international understanding through a bilingual education.
It was with no small amount of emotion that headmistress Pauline Prévot and her staff, welcomed 189 students from 34 nationalities on 3rd September 2015 on what will be recalled as the very first day of Ecole Jeannine Manuel in London. “We are extremely proud to welcome you and confident that you will form a first generation of very successful students” told the headmistress in her opening speech.
Established in a row of three townhouses overlooking Bedford Square and newly transformed into a colourful and highly functional school, Ecole Jeannine Manuel brings a team of over 20 innovative and mission-driven educators that will provide a French bilingual education to students from Moyenne Section to 5e.
Like its sister school in France, founded by Jeannine Manuel in 1954, the school will embrace the vision of its founder expressed in its mission statement: our mission is to promote international understanding through the bilingual education of an international community of students and foster pedagogical innovation through the constant exploration of best practices in an ever-changing global environment.
Students at Ecole Jeannine Manuel will benefit from the very special programmes specifically designed over the years by the school’s talented pedagogues such as the Knock Knock method of English learning, the DEAR programme (Drop Everything And Read), daily Mandarin lessons starting in CE2, a science curriculum based on scientific inquiries excursions, and more.
Ecole Jeannine Manuel whose ambition is to expand and offer, in the years to come, a complete education from preschool to high-school hopes to soon become a strong, lively, and international school community in London.Read More