Parents


Friday 10th July 2020

Dear students, parents and carers,

The theme of the week has been “participation”.   In this week’s Thought for the Day, students explored this theme in terms of Black Lives Matter and how to participate in anti-racism.  Participating in this Thought for the the Day are Ms Sainsbury, Natasha (Y7), Patricia (Y7), Philippine (Y9), Leyya (Y9), Madison (Y9), Kenya’h (Y11), Miss Harrison-Beesley, Ms Free, Miss Dunworth, Ms Active and Miss Cooper.   

I encourage you to watch it on YouTube here or on Planet eStream here. At the end of this letter are the web links from Thought for the Day, should you want to explore further.   

This week the School has also welcomed a letter signed by 610 former and current students asking that our curriculum reflects better the experiences, history and culture of people from BAME backgrounds.   This letter adds to what we are hearing in our student focus groups and discussions, to our teachers views and the work we are doing to improve the School’s approach to anti-racism. 

On the same topic, and in case you missed last week’s Bulletin, I encourage you to watch Kezia, Anu and Isabelle in Year 11 interview Mark Winston Griffith, a social and political thinker, policy-influencer, broadcaster and Director of Brooklyn Movement Centre. You can watch it on Planet eStream here.  

This Wednesday, we held a memorial service for Divine (Y10)  in the St Marylebone Church.  Divine’s friends and teachers put thought, creativity and compassion into the service, sharing their memories, giving each other love and support, and commemorating Divine with a really moving combination of grace, joy and sadness.

Next week, the Year 7 and Year 8 Creative Curriculum lessons culminate in a showcase of their work and I am excited to join the online audience.  Years 7 and 8: make sure you are participating!  

And next week we will also share with you what we hope to be able to do in September to welcome all students back to school.  There will be an end of term assembly for all students which they will access via their Form Group Google Classroom on the morning of Friday 17th July.

Best regards,

Ms Pugh

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Links from Thought for the Day
Participation: Black Lives Matter and how to participate in anti-racism

If you are in Year 7, the age-rating for Instagram is 13+ so ask an adult before following these links. For all students, it is important that you ask a parent or carer’s permission before signing petitions or sharing personal details.

Artwork by Shirien

Artwork by FÀNDÉ – a black owned fashion line

Homescreen for Petitions – UK Government and Parliament

Homescreen for Change.org

Homescreen for BeLeve’s website

Instagram for BeLeve

Black British History Book: Black Influence on British Culture (1948 – 2016) by Robin Walker, Vanika Marshall, Paula Perry and Anthony Vaughan.

The workshops BeLeve has to offer

Artwork by April Moralba


  • Year 9 Award Celebration Parent Letter

    15th July 2020

    Dear Parent/Carer,

    I would like to begin by thanking you all for your support of your child’s Year 9 Award this year. I have been absolutely blown away by the incredible commitment shown by Year 9 to their Award, especially in the face of current challenges. The students have displayed the Marylebone 5 qualities both inside and outside of school to a wonderful extent and I am sure you are as proud of their achievements as I am.

    At this point in the academic calendar, we would usually gather together in Church to celebrate the students’ fantastic work and they would find out the level they have achieved for their Year 9 Award. Unfortunately, this has not been possible this year and instead, myself and other members of staff have worked hard to put together a virtual celebration for the students instead. This was shared with students on Monday via Google Classroom, so they should already be aware of the level that they achieved. Furthermore, some students were also awarded the Wow Award or Outstanding in the Face of Covid-19 Award, both impressive additional accomplishments.

    I would like to invite you to watch the virtual celebration video and join me in extending my warm congratulations to Year 9 upon the completion of their Award. You can find the video linked here

    I also encourage you to look through the virtual gallery of Independent Projects that the students have compiled. It has been a pleasure to see their hard work come to fruition and I hope you also enjoy looking at the gallery. You can find the virtual gallery linked here. Please note, if your child is yet to include their work in the gallery, there is still time to add to it, but please ensure this is completed as soon as possible.

    Once again, thank you for your support and I wish you a pleasant summer break.

     

    Kind regards,

     

    Miss Emma Harrison Beesley

    History teacher and i/c of Year 9 Award

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