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Razor Wire and Olive Branches Workshop Posted on: 4/07/2019

Razor Wire and Olive Branches Workshop

Monday the 24 June was marked by a Citizenship and RE workshop day on Human Rights Issues. This unique workshop was delivered by the Quaker Peace and Social Witness organisation and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel (EAPPI- a project of the World Council of Churches and Christian Aid.), was entitled Razor Wire & Olive Branches. The workshop explored conflict and human rights issues in Palestine and Israel. Students participated in a number of workshops that provided them with a historical and socio-political landscape of the region. Students also took part in activities that involved work around conflict resolution, role-plays and mimes, all of which focused on developing empathy, allowing students to understand how complex this conflict is. The highlight of this day was the graffiti session, where students stencilled logos and symbols of ‘peace and hope’ to spray on canvases and boards.  Finally, the first-hand experience of the people from the EAPPI who lived on the grounds with Israelis and Palestinians, supporting peace in the region gave life to how the lives of both Israelis and Palestinians are experienced every day. The Razor Wire and Olive Branch workshop really widened my knowledge on the current issues taking place in Israel and Palestine. We are extremely lucky to be able to take part in such an educating workshop and hope lots of other students are able to do it too. Abigail Long Year 9 I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It was interactive and very informative. I felt quite inspired to make change. The situation is Israel is very dangerous and segregated but we do not hear enough about it in the news and what people are doing to make change so it was interesting to learn more about it. Sadie Boyce  Year 9  The workshop was eye-opening to the reality of the lives of civilians in Gaza and Palestine. It was also interesting to learn about the conscientious objectors and what influence the international community has on Israel. Laura Wakeford-Hale Year 9 This workshop really impacted us as it was different from all the other workshops we have had in the past. We were learning about conflict and how you can stop it and learn from it, we also learnt about empathy and how things can develop. Mayim Holder Year 9 For the full photo album, click here.
Posted on: 4/07/2019

Islington Sports Awards Evening

On Monday 24 June, the PE department took the Year 7 netball team to the Islington Sports Awards Evening.  Each PE department in Islington Borough selects their most successful teams to be part of the competition. EGA selected the Year 7 netball team as they performed fantastically throughout the Islington Borough Tournament. As a department, we were most impressed by how they progressed throughout the tournament, with a better understanding of specific tactics and week by week, they developed as a team finishing first place in the tournament.  As well as this, the team then went on to perform at the London Youth Games. This was an incredibly demanding day for them and although they didn’t make it to the podium they displayed excellent resilience, never giving up despite how challenging the games were. I am extremely pleased to be able to announce that EGA Year 7 netball team won the female team of the year award 2019. A huge congratulations to all the girls involved: From left to right: Basak, Alex, Dominika, Iris and Randa. Ruby, Ellis and Hannah were also key members of the team. Sara was nominated as sports leader of the year at the Islington Sports Awards Evening. Each PE department selected their strongest sports leader for the year and Sara was up against all other nominees from all the schools in the Borough of Islington. Sara captained the Year 7 football team, each week she organised and lead the team in warm ups and drills. As well as this, she took a lead role in managing the team, producing weekly team sheets with positions for each game. She has also shown great leadership qualities throughout the year in PE lessons, organising her class through pulse raiser tasks and stretching exercises weekly, as well as leading on activities during the lesson. She has been an asset to PE at EGA School. I am extremely pleased to be able to announce Sara won the sports leader of the year 2019. A huge congratulations to her.

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