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2Awe and Wonder Spiritual Photo Homework Competition 

  

As part of their RE homework, and this term’s study on Religious Philosophy of meeting God through nature, Y10 have been challenged to take a photo of the natural environment reflecting its Awe & Wonder.

 

This could be anything at all:1
• A landscape
• A sunset/sunrise
• Clouds
• A seascape
• Plants
• Animals

To inspire you, here is a photo of a sunset on the grounds of the Abbey School, taken by our very own Miss Day.

 

SMSC BVPhotos need to be emailed in to your RE teacher by the 07 February 2016. The winning photos will be displayed around school, and on the website.The taker of the overall winning photo will get a £10 Amazon voucher...so get snapping!

EFSC

Ex Abbey School Student is voted player of the month

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We are delighted to announce that JJ Donnelly of last year’s DAFC academy has just been voted EFSC Student-Athlete of the Month.  Joshua (“JJ”) gained a place at the Eastern Florida State College on a scholarship and the report below is from the college’s own website:

Men’s soccer player J.J. Donnelly is the Eastern Florida State College Student-Athlete of the Month for October.

Donnelly, a freshman forward from London, England and The Abbey School, scored seven goals and notched four assists in eight games in October. He finished the regular season with a team-high 11 goals and added five assists. 

The team finished the regular season 12-1-2 and play in the NJCAA Southeast District tournament.


 

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Reflect on the Cultural Significance of Peace in World War 1

 
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2A selected group of year nine pupils attended an interactive workshop at Maidstone War Museum this week. The school trip is part of the Peace Fields international project celebrating the 100th year since World War 1 and the famous Christmas day truce. Pupils were educated through a fantastic role play from army recruiters and volunteer nurses. The3 comprehensive session explained the war and what young men and women experienced during this time. Pupils had the chance to handle weapons from the war and try on various uniforms from different ranks. The whole experience of the three workshops has provided a great learning opportunity, allowing the pupils to remember the importance of the Great War to Britain

 

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The Peace Field ProjectThe Peace Field Project

The Abbey School is pleased to announce that we are a Lead Hub School for the National Children’s Football Alliance Peace Fields Project.

Mr J Long who will be the PFP project manager at school details
“This is a great project that covers so many cross curricular areas and will really help our pupils see the link between sport and history”.

The project will involve many students from across the school with trips to Greenwich University, Maidstone War Museum and even a trip to France to visit the iconic Flanders Fields. Pupils work from across the project will be displayed at a exhibition event held next summer, a primary school football tournament where the Army  and Royal British Legion will be present, numerous cross curricular displays of our pupils work including, Cooking, Art, Dance will be on show. The highlight of the day will be the official twinning of The Abbey Schools Field with Flanders Peace Field. Please follow the link to the NCFA’s Peace Field website for more information.

 

For more information on the Peace Field Project click here.


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Brightside is a charity that helps young people access the education and career pathways they might not have believed were available to them. They want to make sure that it’s talent, not background, that determines the education opportunities and careers that are available to young people.

 

Around 40 of our more able and talented pupils from years 9 and 10 were selected to take part in an online mentoring project. This project is only being rolled out to 2 other schools in Kent  so presents a unique opportunity for our students.

 

The Brightside Trust  are offering the group the chance to be part of a 10 week project and competition. Brightside Trust representative, Alice Gravells, came into school to speak to students in an assembly about the challenge, through which they will be able to put together online resources to help other young people. Their work will be entered into a competition, professionally edited and then published on Brightside's website. As part of their involvement in the project they will have access to a dedicated online mentor from a University or Business to help advise them on the project and on their academic and career aspiration.

Football Academy News

Dover Athletic progress in the FA Youth Cup and will play Millwall at the Den.

Match report from last night’s academy game
Camberley Town 2 Dover Athletic 4

The academy started well creating chances on a tough pitch and finally took the lead on the 27th minute through Alfie Paxman. A perfectly weighted pass from Kyron Lightfoot, who caused problems all evening, and showed some great footwork and skills. The academy continued to create chances and dominated the first half with Camberley struggling to create anything for themselves.

After the break Dover continued to press to get another goal and were finally rewarded 27 minutes through by Kyran Connolly converting from a well worked set piece. With a two goal cushion the academy were in full control until a harsh penalty decision when the linesman judged a handball for the ref to give the decision. After the goal was conceded, Camberley found belief and begun to cause problems. In the first minute of injury time Dover were dealt a huge blow when Camberley got the equaliser forcing the game into extra time.

British Values.

Acceptance of Others.

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 SMSC BV

 

On Tuesday 12 January the Year 8's had a special assembly, delivered by the Revd Tracey Bateson.

Revd Bateson spoke to the students about the importance of helping each other, regardless of their nationality or religious belief. She used the parable of "The Good Samaritan" to show how, in fact, we are all each other's neighbours, and that we should be ready to help anyone who needs our help.

The Year 8's gained a good lesson from this, and, as part of their Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural and British Values education, they gained a valuable lesson in not only how to be good citizens to each other, but also how to be great ambassadors to everyone they meet in our wider community.  

 

Year 9 Visit to YpresYpres Trip 2015

On a beautiful autumnal day Year 9 students from the Abbey School again marked the centenary of the First World War with their annual visit to the Ypres Salient. The school visited a number of cemeteries as well as battlefield sites. At Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth War Cemetery in the world, a wreath was laid on behalf of the school by Kiran Cornish, Katy Collins and Lucy Shepherd.

 

The visit also gave students an opportunity to see what trench warfare was like by visiting a recreated trench network and underground bunker whilst looking around the Passchendaele Memorial Museum. Here students could experience first hand what a trench system was like and experience the living conditions so many soldiers faced. A final site visit to Hill 60 enabled students to see how some of the landscape was dramatically changed by the war by visiting two huge craters created as a result of massive underground explosions.

 

The students also spent some time in Ypres town centre where they were able to visit the Menin Gate and a Belgian chocolate shop. The day finished with the Last Post service under the Menin Gate which was a poignant way to end a fantastic trip, and enabled the school to pay their respects to all the men and women who gave their lives during the First World War.

Please click here for the Ypres trip Photo Gallery.Photo Gallery v2


 

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