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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: 12/06/2019

Parent Seminar on Thursday 20th June 2pm-3pm

On Thursday 20th June, we are holding the first of a series of seminars for parents.  A particular focus will be on keeping your daughter safe in the wider community.  Given the increase in the number of hate crimes being reported in recent years, we feel a duty to equip and empower our families with knowledge about where to access support. The first seminar will have a particular focus on tackling the Islamophobia that is often experienced in the wake of terror attacks, but will have advice relevant to all communities. It will include speakers from different organisations, community leaders, and a representative from the Metropolitan Police, who will address this issue and provide practical steps on how to stay safe and who you can turn to in order to get support. There will also be an opportunity in the end to ask questions to the panel.   If you are planning to attend this seminar, please could you RSVP by asking your daughter to return to the reply slip to the office, or by calling reception.  We need to have an idea of numbers so we can organise refreshments and an appropriate sized room.  We are also exploring panels to provide advice and support for other groups: those that experience discrimination or hate crime because of their race, gender, sexuality or disability. Suggestions from families on other topics that it would be helpful for us to arrange parent seminars on are very welcome.  Please email them to admin@egas.org.uk or call reception.
Dragon's Den Workshop from PWC Posted on: 21/05/2019

Dragon's Den Workshop from PWC

As part of EGA's commitment to supporting young adults with careers, students in Year 8  were given the opportunity to work with trained and skilled staff from Price Water Coopers, in a Dragon’s Den style workshop The aim of the workshop was for students to develop: • A basic understanding of business challenges • Group work skills • Presentation and pitching skills • Self-reflection skills The students had the chance to participate in a business challenge that helped them better understand factors affecting their daily lives and gain basic transferable skills for their future. Student testimonies: Sadie Boyce - Year 8 It was very interesting to learn about the world of work first hand from a well-known business and it was really fun working in a group and coming up with business ideas and practicing our pitching skills. My team won with an idea for a healthy credit card to keep a check on young people's spending on junk  food - and to reward them with gym credits when they didn't!!! Taaibah Akhtar - Year 8 On Friday, I had the chance to take part in a Dragon's Den style workshop alongside some of my peers and pupils from Holloway school. This developed our skills of systematic and smart thinking. After this, we were able to work in a way where we were encouraged to consider sustainability before making business decisions. We then had to pitch ideas about how to reduce obesity and other obesity related health conditions such as diabetes. I found the day really enjoyable and it was interesting to collaborate with others in this way. Many thanks to Ms Siddique (EGA and Holloway careers lead) for organising the day! Ms Henry

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