Leytonstone Equality and Diversity Week

27 May 2016

A week long program of events was held to celebrate Leytonstone’s Equality and Diversity week and the introduction of the schools new values. The Anne Frank Trust showcased their exhibition around the life and death of Anne Frank and ran a series of workshops exploring issues around prejudice, xenophobia and its consequences. They trained a group of Year 9 students to act as guides and show other students around the exhibition and teach them about Anne Frank’s life. Some very deep conversations were had discussing xenophobia in the light of Leytonstone as an incredibly diverse school.

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The next project for students to take part in was our Diversity Role Models visit.  A range of role models came into the school to talk students about their experience as coming out as either lesbian, gay, bisexual or transexual. Role models told students their personal stories, and got students to reflect on the language they use when discussing LGBT people. At the same time Asad Dhunna, a journalist who has written for “The Independent” about his experience of being a gay British Muslim. Students read his article from the newspaper and discussed faith and sexuality with both Asad and Father Jack Dunn from St. Andrew’s Church who discussed sexuality and faith.

Prevent Assemblies were run by Sean Thompson from the London Borough of Waltham Forest, focusing on digital resilience and how to keep safe on line. Identifying and reporting extremist ideologies and behaviours were explored, the assemblies focussed on a wide range of extremist ideologies and behaviours, including extreme political as well as social and religious ideologies.

Well done to everyone involved – A great week involving the entire school!

Year 11 Summer GCSE Exam Timetable

09 May 2016

The GCSE exams are in full swing but if you need a reminder of when your or your child’s exams are please see the GCSE Exam timetable below.

Summer 2016 GCSE Timetable

Year 7 students involved in creative writing workshop with Joe Craig!

06 May 2016

Some of our young talented writers in Year 7 were lucky enough to spend the morning with action adventure writer Joe Craig.  The students imaginations ran wild as they got to grips with how to create fascinating story lines to enthrall readers.  Watch out for the next Joe Craig coming straight out of Leytonstone!

Great work guys!

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Leytonstone Students land Superboy movie roles!

04 May 2016

Many of our students went to the final auditions for roles in the film, ‘Superboy’ last weekend. Huge congratulations to Lani Gabriel and Liam Hall who have just been offered roles in the film. Also well done to the other students that auditioned, the director Mark Wilson was greatly impressed by the caliber of students.

Mark said:

“The auditions went really well on Saturday and out of kids that came from schools, Leytonstone School kids really outperformed.”

Please congratulate them when you see them!

The film is being shot over the May half term holiday and then will tour festivals in the hope of gathering momentum for a bigger release.

Huge congratulations to Liam and Lani!