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15/11/19

According to children who are bullied are more likely to experience depression and anxiety, health complaints and decreased academic achievement. https://t.co/d8bulWoQZO

15/11/19

Retweeted From Mr Beezy

Today was the finale of one of my mentorship programmes at and I decided to surprise the boys with a guest visit from comedian he spoke to them about what it takes to be successful and how you have to grind for what you want https://t.co/OkETaaB4CL

14/11/19

Retweeted From Mr Beezy

Looking forward to the day ahead, I’ll be finishing my mentorship programme at with a special surprise for the boys I’ve been mentoring, it’s going to be a great day

13/11/19

Retweeted From Meridian High School

Magic Breakfast - free breakfast available to students. Ensuring that no child is too hungry to learn https://t.co/v4gGUAXHaA

12/11/19

PSHE - today Year 10 had a special assembly on radicalisation and extremism . Delivered by https://t.co/l7Rta5Zyys

11/11/19

Today, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, observed the two-minute silence to remember those who have given their lives in service of their country https://t.co/2JuON0RVni

08/11/19

Retweeted From Esther Brooks

Wonderful Year 8 parents evening with so many happy parents and carers tonight. So proud of our teachers, making such a positive difference to our students learning.

08/11/19

As part of PSHE this week Years 8 & 9 had the opportunity to watch a fantastic theater performance on the topic of Knife Crime delivered by in collaboration with https://t.co/dlvhDg4FBu

07/11/19

Looking forward to seeing our Year 8 Parents and carers this evening! https://t.co/8bSPQwkE96

06/11/19

4th - 8th November. A safe space for young people to get support develop skills and have fun available https://t.co/eKKtZI5EQH

06/11/19

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06/11/19

Reminder to all Year 8 parents and carers for tomorrow - see you there! https://t.co/d9AaHZg4eK

05/11/19

Check out "Employment Advice Clinic for Croydon Parents - Broad Green Library" https://t.co/uXViDCxFnH

05/11/19

National Stress Awareness Week this week 4th - 8th November! A range of support and therapies available and https://t.co/CigH3zFZ3S https://t.co/QtBhPFpFSC

04/11/19

Retweeted From Careers within GLF

History Teacher required in Croydon Start date: January Hours/Contract: Full time/permanent Salary: MPR/UPR (Outer London - potential of a small TLR for an experienced teacher to add capacity to the subject leadership) Apply today! https://t.co/eVGUfqs12g https://t.co/xtHeXujfQw

04/11/19

Retweeted From BBC Young Reporter

Want to find out more about opportunities for young people to share stories, report with and attend and events? Register to receive our updates and invitations for your school, college or youth organisation 👉 https://t.co/VQ9r09cq3c https://t.co/A4TbkY2wN7

04/11/19

- Supporting mental health and well being https://t.co/gMQS6p696H

01/11/19

Reminder for all parents and carers of Year 8 students! https://t.co/ORJjNRZYCF

Ride London

In 2016, sixteen of our Year 11 students were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to take to the roads of London to complete the iconic RideLondon event, alongside 10,000 other members of the public.

As part of the PruGoals programme, our students were each provided custom-made road bikes worth over £500 and other cycling equipment, which they were allowed to keep on completion of the event.

Our journey on the PruGoals programme began at the beginning of the year at the Lee Valley VeloPark at the Olympic village, which had been the venue for the wonderful successes of the British cycling team at the London Olympics in 2012. Here we joined Nicola Adams – a double Olympic gold medallist in Boxing – who would be the inspirational figurehead for the programme over the course of the year.

Charlie Cooper is one of our students who took part in the PruGoals programme. Himself a boxer, Charlie was excited that he would be training alongside one of his inspirations in the sport: “Nicola Adams is such an inspiration, coming from a similar background to us and going on to hit the heights. So for her to take part in this alongside us is very inspirational – if she can do it, then why can’t we?!”

None of our students had ever cycled 46 miles before and completing the programme was a daunting prospect that was rightly making us all nervous. However, our students were hugely committed to improving their stamina, fitness and bike skills. We met for our regular training sessions around the streets of New Addington each Saturday morning bright and early at 07.45 and we each improved week by week.

Ride london photo

By July 2017 we were ready to attempt the huge challenge of cycling for 46 miles. Leaving school together on the Saturday of the Ride weekend, the excitement and tension were both evident. We spent that evening in the university accommodation at Queen Mary University of London, an experience that our students really valued. We woke early the next morning and made our way to the start line and, after a hearty breakfast, we set off hot on Nicola’s wheels. The next four hours and 46 gruelling miles were a real challenge, but one that our students rose to magnificently. As we rode down the final few metres on The Mall and in the shadow of Buckingham Palace, the sense of achievement was overwhelming and we were all rightly proud of our achievements.

The teachers involved (Miss Hedderman, Mr Hodgson, Miss Donohue and Mr Giles) would like to thank our PruGOals Year 11s for showing wonderful commitment to the programme and for making it such an enjoyable experience.

We are very much looking forward to completing the programme with 13 new Year 11s again this year.