Middlesex County Cricket Club support B20 Cricket at FHS
On Tuesday 26th April, forty Year 7,8 and 9 students took part in a B20 cricket tournament here at Featherstone High School. B20 is a new game invented by the people at Middlesex County Cricket. Angus Fraiser, an ex cricket England and Middlesex player, came along to watch the students in action. Sky sports were also there filming and the school featured on the sky sports news channel on Wednesday morning. All student involved throughly enjoyed themselves and our visitors were very impressed with the standard of both boys and girls cricket within the school.
Year 11 student, Iqra Ismail was excited to find out today (14th April) that her poem 'Trick of the Light' has been published in the Young Writers' Anthology - South East Poets. Not only that, her poem was awarded 'Best Poem' for the South East category.
Students around the country were asked to write a poem on any theme and convey their passion for their subject through verse. 322 other students entered the competition in the South East and Iqra's poem, as the winner of the region, will now go forward to find the best poem country-wide.
English Teacher, Ms Friswell said, 'Iqra is an inspirational writer with a unique flair for poetry; her interesting outlook on the world shines through.' Headteacher, Mr Wadwa added, 'We are exceptionally proud of Iqra who, alongside her many sporting and other academic achievements, has managed to win the South East Poets category against some very talented competion.
Year 12 student, Pinal Parmar won the Astro Pie competition (17-18 age category) to produce a piece of music. The compeition required entrants to code Sonic Pi music for British Astronaut, Tim Peake to listen to in space. Please click the link below to listen to her music.
Featherstone High School is in the top 20% of non-selective schools in the country for progress our Key Stage 4 students make. This "Educational Outcomes Award" will be presented to the Headteacher at a celebration evening.
We are very proud of our students and staff and want to thank our parents for their on going support. Together we achieve.
Students and staff celebrated World Book Day in style on the 3rd of March. Staff dressed up as characters, from Lady Macbeth to ‘Where’s Wally?’ and the Big Bad Wolf. They used their free time to read in the library to demonstrate the importance of reading to students. Events today included: a sponsored Readathon; a performance of Macbeth from the Young Shakespeare Company; and a whole school “drop everything and read” session.
English Teacher and Head of Literacy, Ms Wallis, said “The students celebrated their love for reading today and were really excited to see the staff dressed up as book characters. It is nice to think we are celebrating this day with schools up and down the country”.
Head Librarian, Mrs Scotland, enthused, “What a fantastic day! We will be continuing to celebrate our love of words with various activates throughout the month of March. Our literary festival, the Wonderful World of Words will include: visits from author and performance poet, Neal Zetter and Marcus Alexander, author of the “Keeper of the Realms” series; writing and scrabble competitions; and a contest to see which student’s book has the “X Factor”.