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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

11/09/19

Great partnership and collaboration with Croydon music services today! Performances for the students and they are learning to play the ukulele in lesson! https://t.co/7m8ymICo8t

10/09/19

flourishing in lessons this morning, with students striving for success and ready to learn! Keep it up! https://t.co/dGdDz7CZUF

09/09/19

A big drive for our students “knowing more words makes you smarter” staff training by Mrs Cooper https://t.co/eKiP8x3XBb

09/09/19

Our brilliant teaching team focussed and embracing the thinking challenge presented to us in our CPD session! Reading for meaning and understanding led by 👏🏻 https://t.co/v7iFfrEPdc

09/09/19

Our first staff CPD of the year starting with Mrs Watson’s ! Our staff are learners! https://t.co/yNjhUwsq2r

05/09/19

well done to our young triple scientists for embracing the challenge! https://t.co/0jqgjrnqXW

Posted on: 01/05/2019

Meridian High helps performing arts take centre stage in Croydon

 

Meridian High School will be part of a massive project which aims to encourage young people to get involved with performing arts, both on stage and behind the scenes.

 

Croydon has become one of just five Youth Performance Partnerships to be awarded £1million by Arts Council England, having beaten-off stiff competition from across London.

 

Meridian High School will be one of the key co-ordinating venues for neighbourhood activity as part of the ambitious scheme which has  been developed by Croydon Council, through Croydon Music & Arts hub, with young people, arts organisations and schools.

 

The three-year programme will create performing arts opportunities for more than 2,000 young people locally. It will specifically target black, asian and minority ethnic young people who are historically under-represented in theatre.

 

A series of workshops will be held with local and national arts organisations and focus on all areas, not just stagecraft.

 

“We are really excited to be part of such an innovative and potentially life-changing experience for both our students and the wider community. I hope this proves to be the catalyst for many successful future careers,” said Headteacher Martin Giles.

 

As part of the programme, young people will also have opportunities to perform in or work on three large-scale productions at Croydon’s stunning new arts centre, The Fairfield Halls, creating a sense of ownership with the venue and building their confidence.

 

They will also experience performances and go backstage at theatres and arts centres throughout London and the South East and the project will create new performances while working with more than 2,500 students from a range of schools.

 

The Secretary of State for Culture Jeremy Wright announced that Croydon’s partnership has successfully bid for the £1m Arts Council England funding and will now help young people learn about a range of skills, from set design to script-writing as well as performing in dance and drama.

 

The programme will be promoted in the first year with a series of public events in the neighbourhoods, including flash mobs and pop up performances as well as Croydon’s second annual spoken word festival Living in Poetry 2019.

 

Anne Appelbaum, director, children and young people, Arts Council England said: “We are delighted to support this partnership in Croydon. We know that talent is everywhere but opportunity isn’t, and it is through programmes like this that we will change that.”

Written by GLF