Secondary School Entrance Changes
From Monday 14th January our entrance on Wood Lane will be open to students only until 8:55am. Students will also leave via this entrance as usual at the end of the school day. Any students arriving after 8.55am will have to enter via the Du Cane Road entrance and register at the all-through reception, which is located in the Primary. They will then be escorted to their lessons.
All visitors, parents and guests will arrive and leave via the Du Cane Raod entrance, at all times and also check in to the all-through reception.
The all-through reception is reached by following the pavement around to the left and entering the primary building.
Being Muslim, Being British
Mr Whitlock: Tuesday launched the start of a short four week course entitled 'Being Muslim, Being British', a Cambridge University Psychology Department research initiative.
Mostly Year 11 students are exploring hot issues facing young Muslims in Britain today through relevant multimedia clips and facilitator-led group activities by Anjum Khan. The aim of the course is to enable the students to think in a new way with higher levels of integrative complexity (a core life skill for all people living in multi-cultural Britain today). Topics such as "culture clash" and Science versus Religion, issues of Equality, Justice and Money, Peace or Fitna and Purity and Pleasure are explored.
The course is designed without theological influence but has more of a psychological and sociological focus, therefore being friendly to all Muslim and non-Muslim backgrounds.
The first day kicked off with some excellent debates and well constructed arguments about Halal food. Later this month we will have a visit from the American Embassy who, off-the-record, will be present to answer difficult questions that the students might have regarding the War in Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. At the end of the course the students will give a short presentation and receive a certificate from Cambridge University.