Although we have had a change in situation over the last couple of weeks, it has not stopped Year 8 creating exceptional pieces of work and thriving in a different working environment. It has really demonstrated the resilience that our students have. The way that they seamlessly transitioned to Online learning and as the situation improved, moved back to campus, was absolutely incredible to see. Our Year 8 students have demonstrated, in abundance, our school’s key values and have been looking to implement the 5 C’s in numerous ways. This includes not only their academics but also in their everyday life. Seeing them thrive and mature over the last year is a real testament to themselves and the whole year group should be proud of what they have achieved. Some highlights over the last couple of weeks can be seen below.
In Year 8 Music, the students have been looking at music that could be used for games. They have been composing and creating their own pieces to suit the theme of a game. They worked extremely well together to come up with a Jamboard that broke down particular pieces of game music.
In addition to this, our Year 8 students get to take part in our Performing Arts Workshop (PAWs) that combines all of the creative arts together. Recently, the students have been looking into Shakespeare and in particular, Macbeth for the upcoming Shakespeare festival. The students have two casts and all of them have been working extremely well to ensure they are ready for their performance. The students have made great progress towards designing costumes, sets and character cards for the show.
Finally, Year 8 have been learning about heraldry and family crests as part of costume design and understanding of the context of our play. They have created their own family crests after learning more about the meanings behind the symbols. Look out for them in the show!
Year 8 Chinese have been enthusiastic about using Chinese in their video production! As an end-of-module pair production, they created a scene where a dialogue of ordering food and expressing preferences was displayed. Ms Wong is particularly impressed by Manasvee and Prapti, who created a dramatic plot of having some very nasty food in a Chinese restaurant! Vivaan and Kaustubh were excellent in their research of background pictures and all the transitions, making their video so much richer!
In the KS3 Lunar New Year Voki Competition, Year 8 also secured three winning places out of five – they are Shaivee, Aryanna and Prapti! Well done, they were very creative and expressive, Year 8!
In Spanish, Year 8 have made party invitations practising the near future tense. These are some great examples by Kashvi, Yosr and Pavitra.
In PSHE, our KS3 students have been looking into anti-bullying campaigns and are designing their own wristbands for this. They were tasked with thinking of something catchy that grabs people’s attention and immediately makes them think or even ask a question about an extremely important topic.
A huge congratulations deserves to go to Year 8. Thank you for all the hard work you have been putting in and keep it up.