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EGA Spelling Bee Finals 2018!! Posted on: 11/12/2018

EGA Spelling Bee Finals 2018!!

Since September 2018, French and Spanish students in Year 7 have been preparing to take part in a Spelling Bee competition! The aim of the Spelling Bee is to improve students’ confidence in the language they are learning and to practise spelling a variety of words using the alphabet correctly.  All students learned 50 words off by heart in either French or Spanish and they also had to learn how to say the different accents.  The students with the highest scores in the class competitions from each language were selected to take part in the EGA finals on Tuesday 27th November!!! Here are the finalists from each class: Spanish:  7Z - Menabe Andargachew  and  Zahra Newaz,  7A – Fardousa Ahmed and  Sara Jlok,  7L – Iman Jirow and Ruweda Ahmed. French:  7E – Annachiara Senatore and Fariha Bhuiyan,  7H – Elizabeth Michail and Yasmin Abdulrahman Ahmed, 7T – Umme Hashmi and Elena Fusha.  The day of the finals was extremely exciting and all the participants, although incredibly nervous, showed great courage and displayed their amazing language skills. The Languages Faculty are extremely impressed by all of the competitors’ determination and the contagious enthusiasm that made the Spelling Bee such a special event- thank you! We are pleased to announce the overall winners of the Languages Spelling Bee! HUGE congratulations go to: Annachiara Senatore in French and Ruweda Ahmed in Spanish (below)! Well done to all!!!! The Languages Faculty    
Some of our Favourite Quotes from Michelle Obama's Visit Posted on: 3/12/2018

Some of our Favourite Quotes from Michelle Obama's Visit

Michelle Obama touched us all with her powerful words of encouragement during her visit to EGA on Monday. She spoke about diversity, community and the importance of sisterhood. Here are a few highlights from her talk that we feel will stay with us throughout our lives... For the full photo album of the day, click here: /296/school-gallery/cat/72/michelle-obamas-visit-2018 For news coverage of the day, click here:  The Evening Standard ITV News “I want you all to start practising that kind of sisterhood. We don’t have the luxury of tearing each other down. Our job as women is to do our best at lifting each other up. “There are enough people out there ready to tear us down, our job is to lift each other up, so we have to start practising now. There is no room for mean girls and cliques and social complications that naturally come at your age. I want you to be mindful of that.” “That is one thing we can do better as women, we can take better care of each other.” “Part of what we have to do is expose them to the opportunities. All kids can only dream things that are known to them. If they don’t see elite colleges, if they don’t know they exist, they don’t know what to dream of.”  “We don’t have any choice but to make sure we elders are giving our young people a reason to hope.” “In the past election, rather than campaigning for a candidate, we invested time in educating people about the power of voting.”
Poetry Competition Results Posted on: 28/11/2018

Poetry Competition Results

Since National Poetry Day, we have been hard at work judging the competition entries on the theme of 'change', and we have finally managed to choose two winners! All the entries demonstrated real thought, imagination and commitment to the process of communicating ideas through poetry, and it was really hard choosing winners from our not-that-short shortlist... It got us thinking about how poetry is perhaps best enjoyed and shared instead of ranked. To celebrate all the wonderful poets at EGA, we will be making a display of all the entries and including some of our thoughts about them. You are also welcome to come and speak to Ms Hazine for individual feedback. Thank you to everyone who entered, and remember that all writers experience many rejections before success - so please keep writing! Congratulations to Elizabeth Peto (KS3 winner) and Angel Studman (KS4 winner). You are both warmly invited to collect your prizes from the English Faculty at a time of your convenience. Ms Hazine and the English Department   The winning poems:   Let The Sun Guide You  by Angel Studman (KS4 winner)   Take my hand, take my hand through the meadow of change, but don't step on the flowers it may cause someone pain.   The beaming sun the beaming sun oh how it glows but when rain comes it washes away that golden glow.   Oh sun, oh sun don't leave, don't leave I am but a flower in this big world I am trying to change.   As I Like It  by Elizabeth Peto (KS3 winner)   As I walked, along I talked, I thought of little Joe Barney. With his little straw hat, and his big Tom-Cat, And how he walked in barley. How he and that cat, chased with that rat, On the railroad track.   Now I think, as I skate in a rink, of little Josie Mellow. With her flowery dress, designed to impress, In that horrible yellow. How she was scared of a mouse, hid in a house, and refused to budge an inch.   As I eat, in a place to meet, I think of little old me. A girl scared of spiders, who sucked up to highers, And wanted a dog called Bea.   Now little Joe Barney, who walked in the barley, Works in a flower shop. And little Josie Mellow, in that horrible yellow, Started to be a cop. Finally, little old me? Well, let's wait and see.

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