On Tuesday 14th November coaches from the RFU held a Rugby Festival at Folkestone Rugby Club. The day consisted of games and coaching for all girls who attended the day. Girls Rugby is at its peak at the moment with England ladies winning the finals of the Ladies World cup recently. Kent RFU are encouraging many talented girls to attend clubs local to them, if they show interest and talent in this sport.
Abbey school Girls did us proud once again at this festival, performing and playing at such high standards. They work well as a team in their own age group and listened carefully to new coaching tactics from the coaches.
Dan Davies has received a Try Angle Award for Community Action for his work in school for Remembrance Day events. He has been nominated by the Try Angle committee for a Regional Award. Dan will be attending this ceremony later this year. Dan has completed his sixth form studies at The Abbey but has been back on hand to support our younger students prepare for this years Remembrance Event. Without Dan's input the parade last year and setting up our service this would not be happening again.
We wish Dan all the best for the Regional Final and look forward to him attending our Remembrance Service on Friday 10 November.
Houses competed in Lip Sync battle challenge - Owen Gregory Year 10 Pioneer was crowned as 2017 champion after fighting off tough competition.
Mr Dannell hosted proceedings which saw over 200 students in the audience, all had donated to Children in Need charity for the privilege.
Sixth Form Leadership team ran a sweet and cake sale raising lots more for good causes.
Mr Storey bravely opened the show to the cheering crowds and after the student competition the Performing Arts Department, Miss Rogers, Mrs Page and Ms Nunn tore up the stage with their song/dance version of "You Don't Know Me!" - this went down a storm!
Thank you to all the competitors and congratulations to Owen Gregory!
They had devised a piece using a stimulus and centred it around our obsession with taking selfies, our online image and our reliance on getting approval from our online friends. The theme of cyberbullying was also tackled in an unusual way - do we seek attention by posting so many photographs online? Do we invite negative comments by doing this? Are we able to handle our emotions when comments are not positive?
Rebekah Wotton and Georgia Collins, worked with Year 9 students - Phoebe Wells, Shannon Howath, Shelley Brazil and Ellie Fuller. These students have only been in GCSE Dance since September but they gave up their free time to work with KS5. Their performances were impressive and really gave the performance a different dimension. Ms Nunn, our new Dance teacher, worked with them and was pleased with the confident performance skills they displayed.
A select group of keen rugby players in Years 8-11 had the incredible opportunity to attend the England vs. Argentina Autumn International at Twickenham on Saturday 11th November.
This was a great experience for the students; being immersed amongst 81,000 rugby fanatics at the home of English rugby.
A very tense and physical game was witnessed and the highlight was seeing England score just metres away from our seats. This has become an annual trip so any rugby fans should keep an eye out and continue to work hard in rugby at school.
A big thanks to Mr. Long and Mrs. Walpole for organising the trip and taking the students.
The annual Abbey Bake Off for the Macmillan Cancer Charity was an overwhelming success with over 100 cakes being baked and brought to school on 28 September. This event is run by Sue Love, Mrs Blythe and Mrs Page and is a staff only event for a bit of fun and a sweet treat for all staff!
Mr Dickens, aka Paul Hollywood, took on the mammoth task of judging the cakes - from Best Effort, Best Traybake, Best Muffin and Best Looking! He took this in his stride, "this cake is delicious, fabulous layers!".
Mrs Sands, a parent of Abbey students, swept the awards with her stunning range of cakes - from Salted Caramel (Best Tasting), Victoria sandwich, carrot cake and many, many more! She also produced an amazing lettuce bouquet for those staff who are watching their figures as well as a gooey chocolate tray bake for the Vegan staff members!
Friday 10 November, 11am - every student and staff member joined together to honour the 2 minutes silence.
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