Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge
Alafiya Osman and Sabiqa Umer particpated at Ellen Wilkinson’s School for Girls in the Ealing Regional Finals – Jack Petchey Speak out Challenge event. after achieving second place last year, Sabiqa was requested to be a judge on the panel of experts an experience which she enjoyed and benefited from. Alafiya’s speech was titled ‘ They surround us like the air we breathe’ and the theme was ‘mistakes’. The Lord Mayor of Ealing presented the awards to an inspiring group of young speakers who made everyone proud and privileged to witness such talent
Maths Master Class
Some 60 Year 9 students attended the Maths Master Class held on 9th of July. The lessons were delivered by three guest students currently preparing for university (James Porter from the USA, Yunis Fazaldin and Yusuf Fazaldin) and one Y12 student from our sixth form, Rayyan Rajah.
After a presentation from each of the speakers, the students worked on sample problems provided as part of their resources. The students were fully engaged and enthusiastic. They asked the help of the speakers when they were not sure of the solution. At the end of the session the students reflected that they will use the resources to carry on learning the topics and make sure they cover the whole specs for the higher GCSE Maths exams. They also promised to share what they learned with other students who were not able to come to the event.
Year 8 Maths Contest
Year 8 students take part in a Maths Contest, competing between forms for House points. Congratulations to Honour House who took 1st place!
On the 12th January, three students from Year 10, Kainat Gul ,Hardeep Virdi and Jaspreet Khaneja, participated in the Future Chef Competition taking place at Merton College. They competed against two schools and independent candidates and had 90 min to cook and serve very advanced and beautifully presented dishes such as Spinach Ricotta Ravioli and Tuiles with Lemon Curd, Mascarpone and Berries,Sweet Potato Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and Sweet Fruit Tart. Jaspreet’s WINNING DISH comprised Manchurian Vegetable Balls with Sticky Rice and for pudding a chocolate brownie. Our winner is getting ready for Regional heats. We wish her all the best.
Age UK Ealing Christmas shoe box donation
Featherstone 6th form students made their annual visit to the elderly visitors at the Age UK Ealing day centre just before Christmas. Every year students donate items to fill a shoe box for people who will be alone at Christmas. As a charity, Age UK’s primary aim to tackle loneliness in the community so this gathering is an opportunity for students to meet elders of the community and celebrate Christmas as a time of friends, family and sharing.
In School heats of the Future Chef competition
8 FHS students entered the Future Chef Competition which took place on 8th of November. Students were skillful and adventurous with their choice of dishes with the overall winner of the school heats going to Hardeep Verdi for his Ravioli dish. Hardeep will go forward in to the next round. We wish him luck!
On October 31st we held a Jack Petchey Speak out challenge workshop which aims to give young people an opportunity to develop their confidence and communication skills. As the day progressed they were taught a range of techniques which would prepare them for any public speaking activity, whether it be a college interview or a presentation at work or university. Lots of fun was had by all, with a range of activities ending with a final speech in which every participant had to deliver their ideas in front of an audience. By the end of it many had confronted any fears they may have had in public speaking and developed the skills and confidence to speak out with clarity, conviction and impact.
Y11,Y12 and Y13 Visit to the Royal Geographical Society
Why do geographers look at the land when 90% of our “stuff” reaches us via the oceans? That was one of the questions posed by Kim Peters from the University of Liverpool during a recent lecture for geographers at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington. Students from Years 11, 12 and 13 enjoyed finding out more about how the world’s oceans are managed and governed.
MMI Medics workshop
A fantastic session with students who are interested in a career in Medicine who took part in the MMI style medics mock interview and gained a lot of information for application into medicine.
Year 12 Enrichment Fayre
Year 12 students visited the FHS 6th Form Enrichment Fayre as part of their Post 16 PSHE programme. The fayre is designed to engage students in activities, clubs, wider reading, conferences, exhibitions, lectures and charitable fund raising etc. beyond the classroom. Students also had the opportunity to discuss getting involved with social enterprise activities with a visit from the Charity; Wings Of Hope Achievement award.
Year 9s Welcome Business Ambassadors
Year 9 students recently welcomed a team of Business Ambassadors to their PSHE lessons as part of the school’s Careers programme.
Students had the chance to meet staff from a range of local employers to find out about their many and varied careers before quizzing them about entry routes and progression opportunities.
The Business Ambassador scheme aims to provide every tutor group with an employer talk each year. If you would be interested in participating please contact Andrew Webb, Head of Careers, at school or via AWebb@featherstonehigh.ealing.sch.uk
Year 13: Network Homes Visit
Year 13 students took part in a pilot event run by Network Homes who have launched a community project that supports young people into further education and employment. Students took part in workshops to support them to complete their CVs and interview skills assisted by professionals.
Arts Students Meet Film Director Steve McQueen CBE
Students were luck enough to meet Oscar and Turner Prize Winner Steve McQueen. He told them that there is ‘No such thing as making mistakes’ and that ‘everyday, you should try to do the best you can’.