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
“From an early age, all children are taught to share. Parents teach siblings to share. Teachers model and support sharing among classmates at school…Faced with the idea of sharing the planet, our young authors have looked at the simple – sharing with a friend – and the complex – sharing resources across borders.”
This year, the theme for Ecole Jeannine Manuel’s 8th edition of the Printemps des Jeunes Auteurs was “Sharing our Planet”. We are extremely proud of the ten students from our school whose texts were included in the publication.
Discover the full 2019 edition here.Read More
Le mardi 4 juin, nos élèves de Moyenne Section célébraient la Fête du 50 pour marquer cinquante jours passés depuis le centième jour d’école. Chasse aux nombres, activités de graphisme, jeux de société … sous le regard attentionné des élèves de CM1, convertis ce jour là en assistants, les MS ont compté et dénombré, seuls ou en groupes, tout au long de la matinée. Un beau moment d’apprentissage pour tous !Read More
September 2018: a ‘murder’ is committed within the walls of Ecole Jeannine Manuel in Paris. Following the discovery of the body, a team of Year 11s from our schools in London and Paris are tasked with identifying the culprit! After nearly nine months of close scientific collaboration with their Parisian peers, our students headed over to Paris to close the case.
Since September, pupils had been using forensic techniques, such as fingerprinting, blood typing, Henssge Nomogram or hair sample analysis, to whittle down the original list of 15 suspects. Throughout the year, students in Paris and London worked together to collate data from their experiments and reach conclusions. By early June, the number of suspects had been reduced to three and the students travelled to Paris to carry out the final stage in their research together. Using DNA Gel Electrophoresis to analyse DNA samples recovered from the crime scene, they were able to clearly identify the killer.
For Science Teacher Mr Smyth, “this project was an excellent opportunity for Year 11 pupils to become familiar with some of the forensic techniques used in crime labs around the world, and to collaborate with students at Ecole Jeannine Manuel in Paris.”
We are delighted to announce that our Upper School premises are now open! Since moving in, our Year 10 and Year 11s have had a wonderful time exploring the new building and are already putting the brand new learning spaces to good use.
Located on Russell Square, steps away from the British Museum and our Bedford Square site, these new premises will ultimately house students from Year 10 to Year 13.
A very big thank you and congratulations to all those who made this possible!
A massive congratulations to our students who have raised close to £23,400 in support of Action Against Hunger this year! This represents close to a 20% increase on what was raised last year.
Action Against Hunger is a charity who leads the global fight against hunger. With offices in nearly 50 countries, they work to save the lives of children and enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities.
Congratulations to all involved in the fundraising efforts!
We are proud to announce that we are now an authorised IB World School for the Diploma Programme. The IB programme is recognised for its academic rigour and emphasis on personal development.
Pupils entering Sixth Form will be offered a choice between the IB and the French baccalaureate (British Section OIB).
Both tracks have coexisted successfully at Ecole Jeannine Manuel in Paris for over thirty years and both are highly valued by the world’s most prestigious universities. Pupils will choose the baccalaureate track that best fits their talents and higher education aspirations.
For Pauline Prévot, Head of School, “this new accreditation recognises the school’s commitment to providing an outstanding, world-class education for our students and paves the way for the school’s planned extension.Read More
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!