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20/09/19

The edible garden club tackled the garden for the first time this year! Great work team! https://t.co/Q56h15Zwk9

20/09/19

Meet us at our open evening on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm and find many reasons to join our family - there is plenty to look forward to and we would love to welcome you https://t.co/ln3aTAD6Um

20/09/19

Today is National Doodle Day a fundraising event and auction with Bid for signed doodles from well known artists, illustrators, cartoonists and celebrities to help people affected by epilepsy. https://t.co/fnNm9Fb2xf

20/09/19

During RSE lessons this week Years 9 & 10 will learn how to stay healthy and safe. Sexuality and relationships advice and support https://t.co/tYAsuZN6Zb

19/09/19

Retweeted From Mrs Singleton 🧬🦠

Super science https://t.co/hVxSzFZjkb

19/09/19

We are proud - students wear our uniform with pride and we are all proud of being a part of the Meridian learning community. Come and see us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/8nvTUrtv8Q

19/09/19

A year 7 group today loved investigating convection - recording excellent observations! Why? Is the question for next lesson! https://t.co/lgz26Fn3kl

19/09/19

- Years 7 & 8 will be discussing respect and communication in relationships, with a reminder about . https://t.co/ecQH8pvV5R

19/09/19

- Free & accessible advice and resources for all young people. Youth, info & counselling charity for all young people aged 11-25 https://t.co/YraZQ3wZ4x

18/09/19

We care - the dedication and support of our families and community is a beacon of excellence and our children are happy, safe and supported. We all make a difference to their future chances https://t.co/cZ9hG7F67Q

18/09/19

Sexual Health Week - During RSE lessons this week, years 9 & 10 will have the opportunity to explore the dangers of using the internet for dating and how to keep themselves safe online! https://t.co/BPaLWInkA8

17/09/19

We are strong - our leaders gave a clear understanding to enable our students to take the best routes and we support every student in their aspirations. Come and meet us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/5DGk9qCjyb

17/09/19

Our Year 10's found it very informative and engaging - we look forward to welcoming Kerry back to Year 9 later in the year! https://t.co/9Tk5MgR3iw

17/09/19

Sexual Health Week – Without RSE, young people are denied the skills and knowledge to have healthy and fulfilling friendships and relationships and to understand and explore their own sexuality. , and https://t.co/BmElj7ibwn

16/09/19

We are ambitious - we are going from strength to strength and support our community while enabling our students to achieve. Visit us on Sept 23 5pm - 8pm https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/mFxBKz3ZPn

16/09/19

It's Sexual Health Week! Students in years 9 & 10 will be discussing sex, relationships and disability during RSE lessons this week. https://t.co/EL1AxLBhsq

13/09/19

Fantastic play about road safety from The Riot Act for Year 7. If you get the opportunity, please talk to the young people about their experience and the messages they have learned. It was a very engaging performance! https://t.co/zusTvxAE9e https://t.co/Ei1phQoZqO

12/09/19

We Challenge - visit our school on Mon Sept 23 and discover how we are striving to achieve our goals as a https://t.co/dP8XrXTTDh https://t.co/FEuUqItYlc

11/09/19

Year 7 and Year 10 are having their pictures taken today! The pictures will be available towards the end of next week for parents to view and purchase copies. https://t.co/4tqPjsh6wi

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.