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Principal′s Message I am pleased to welcome you to the 2020 edition of The Lighthouse which highlights many of the activities that have taken place at the BSA this academic year so far. We are now in our second year of implementing HPL, High Performance Learning, and we hope to become a fully accredited HPL school by the end of June 2020.The theory behind HPL is that a student’s intelligence is not fixed but can be developed.The majority of students can become high performing students through the development of a set of skills and attitudes, and part of this is making students aware of skills and attitudes which lead to high performance. In Pre-Prep there has been a focus on outdoor learning including a trip to Montazah park involving an orienteering activity. We have also introduced an app called Tapestry which allows parents to be much more involved in their children’s education. As always, we are very proud of our student’s examination achievements with several of them receiving awards from the examination boards. Last year was no exception with three of our students obtaining Cambridge awards for their results. We had our first cohort of students achieving the International Award (also known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s award) which involved a range of activities including planning an outdoor expedition in the desert. In February a group of Year 8 students went to New York to participate in a world-wide youth TED conference which involved them participating in workshops and giving and listening to talks. We are particularly proud of the engagement of our students in the local community, ranging from our students visiting and raising money for a children’s cancer hospital, to participating in beach clean-ups and so contributing to addressing the problem of plastic pollution in our seas and oceans. We look forward to a very successful remainder of this academic year.

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FS1 Highlights In FS1 White we have had a very busy time learning lots of new things. We have all started to become more independent like the bear and have our morning routine down pat and we can all put our coats and shoes on. We have also had lots to celebrate: Halloween, International Day, Winter Performance, Book Week, and many more. Our Book Week topic was Dr. Seuss. We based all the activities during the week on various Dr. Seuss stories such as ‘One Fish, Two Fish’, ‘Cat in the Hat’ and ‘Green Eggs and Ham’. We acquired a new fish tank and two goldfish for the classroom which has been very exciting. In FS1 Blue we have been concentrating on Winter and the cold weather. We retold the story of The Snow Queen with Talk for Writing actions and have built ice palaces for her with lots of different construction materials, working cooperatively like the elephant. We read a story called ‘Blue Penguin’ which focuses on friendship and we talked about how everyone can be friends together, whatever their differences. We found out about penguins and how they live in the Southern Hemisphere and about Antarctica. We have been learning about how we need to look after our world. Rubbish polluting the oceans has really struck a chord with us and we are thinking about what we can do to help the situation here in Alexandria. What a busy start to 2020! In FS1 Red, we have been reading fantastic stories by many authors but we concentrated on some of Julia Donaldson’s best stories such as ‘Room on the Broom’ and ‘The Gruffalo’. We have been talking a lot about the changing weather from autumn to winter. We went on a leaves’ hunt which was fun and used them to collage our squirrels. We have been discovering textures and have been making tracks in the flour just like the characters of the ‘Gruffalo’s Child’. We have worked really hard on our HPL Goals. We have become really good at being independent like the bear: putting our belongings away, putting on our coats, washing hands etc. We all have found our voice and are being great communicators like the parrot. Recently we have been asking ourselves lots of questions and have become increasingly good inquirers like the owl.

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Making a Strong Start In FS2 with ‘Making a Strong Start’ we got on board the reading and writing revolution with phonics as an integral part of our morning routine.

Our progression in maths has been an exciting and jolly journey. We have worked indoors and outdoors making connections, working independently and growing in confidence. We have been concentrating on developing our communication skills, using lots of different words to compare, to add one more, to take away one, to make patterns and to think about time. We have been on shape hunts looking for 2-D and 3-D objects in the school environment. Most of all we love to count forwards, backwards and some skip counting.

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Making a Strong Start On International Day we learned about different traditions from around the world. In FS2 we took a closer look at India and we learned about the festival of light, Dwaili. We made beautiful Rangoli artwork for our classroom and we did some energetic Indian dancing. We had a wonderful party where we sampled and enjoyed food from around the world.

We ended 2019 with a fantastic Winter Show. FS1 & FS2 came together to perform seasonal songs and each class did their take on a winter wonderland favourite. It really was a spectacular end to the year. We were thrilled to perform for friends and family.

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Amazing Attitudes & Super Skills This academic year,Year 1 have really enjoyed exploring a variety of themes mainly focused on our HPL goals: independence, oral communication, being an enquirer, analysing and reflecting on our learning throughout. We began the year focusing on independence which was a great one for us as we started a new journey from the Foundation Stage into Primary. This included things such as being able to unpack our own school bags and each day taking full responsibility for our own belongings and choices. Our second theme was oral communication. We wanted to foster as much communication as possible to develop our vocabulary, so we had a tea party which linked to our story in English, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’, which enabled the children to have time to talk, listen and ask each other questions. We did lots of fun group activities such as building a house for a character, making fruit salad, science investigations and much more. All of these activities enabled us to really share great learning experiences with one another reflecting on our learning each time and constantly being inquisitive in order to learn more. We also had a great time exploring our local area, investigating it, asking questions, being enquirers and researching about people from the past. We had an amazing year and look forward to the next.

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Winter Wonderland Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed learning about ‘Winter Wonderland.’ Their world map skills really improved, as they learnt all of the continents and oceans and were able to identify countries with different climates. In our English lessons, we worked on descriptive writing, finding interesting adjectives in the thesaurus like ‘chilly, freezing, frosty and wintery.’ One particularly popular lesson involved real ice and lots of snowy pictures, where children showed off their creativity. We watched The Snowman film and looked at the book, then some character descriptions of the boy and the snowman and finally wrote our own adventure story similar to the snowman. Tia was a fantastic Snowman in 2 White’s class assembly! The children also wrote some amazing shape poems, both in their book and on the computers in the ICT room. We included alliteration and similes too! In our topic lessons, we had fun discovering Iceland and seeing Miss Peacock’s holiday photos. We had the opportunity to take a ‘trip’ to Iceland (with the help of some props and air con), where we were able to learn some Icelandic language, eat local food like hotdogs which we paid for with Icelandic currency. We also drank delicious hot chocolate, tried on winter clothes, relaxed inside an igloo, made some snow and even watched the Aurora lights. We completed some comprehension questions based on winter animals and winter weather. For our homework hero challenge we completed many fun activities like comparing hot and cold items, making our own snowman and creating a winter scene. It was all great fun!

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Year 3 Highlights This term the students have settled well into the new Hypatia building and have transitioned well into Key Stage 2. They have all shown great levels of maturity and we are proud of their personal development. Over the course of the term, the students took part in several activities, including a fantastic musical trip around the world at the Bibliotheca, a wonderful day of using our skills in Maths to create wonderful works of Art using geometric patterns, and we loved International Day where we learned about Thailand, Brazil and Japan by making Origami Boats, Carnival Masks and Sudoku puzzles respectively. Art was spent learning all about Henri Mattisse and how he created beautiful works of art using several distinct features. The students then created their very own versions of his work! In English we began by reading the ‘Kapok Tree’ and using the themes as a springboard to educate the students about the dangers that we now find our rainforests under. We also created reports about ‘Volcano Bugs’ and used these to publish our very own books! We have also studied volcanoes in Topic, looking at cross sections and building models of them. The students loved creating these and it really helped them to apply the knowledge they had learnt.

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Year 4 Highlights Year 4 are having a great year. The children are working really hard and are really rising to the challenge of producing Year 4 work. They have made great progress in becoming more independent and applying their ideas and concepts to new learning. They are now much more organised and ready for learning. The children really enjoyed a concert and ballet performance at the Bibliotheca, which was colourful, engaging and broadened their experiences. Another highlight was International Day where the children came dressed up in national costumes and we all had the most wonderful lunch. We are most grateful to the parents and Friends of the School for making this a really memorable occasion. The children have really enjoyed participating in a wonderful House Football Competition which was held in Sporting Club. There was some amazing talent and brilliant sportsmanship. In addition, the children had a fabulous afternoon in a bench ball competition. We are now all looking forward to rehearsing for the end-of-term Prep show - Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits.

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Science in Year 4 The children in Year 4 Blue have been investigating the properties of solids, liquids and gases. We made a “container” on the floor of the class and became a solid, with all of us “particles” stuck very close together. We took up a small space in the “container”. Then we were “heated” a bit and the particles became rather loosely joined and we took the shape of the “container”. Then we were “heated” a lot and we turned into “gas particles” and filled all the available space. After that we had to sort lots of materials into solids, liquids and gases and some materials were a mix of two.

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STEAM Year 5 have been using STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) to design, cost, build and evaluate our Anderson Shelters in connection with our Topic work on World War 2. We decided which materials we would use based on their properties and we gave each material a price and then designed our shelters. Although we were trying to keep our costs down, we also wanted to create the most durable shelter. We tested the sturdiness of our designs by dropping ‘bombs’ (different sized bottles of water) on them and evaluating the overall effectiveness of our Anderson Shelters.

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Year 6 Highlights Year 6 have been super busy learning lots of new and exciting things this year. The children learnt about the Ancient Greeks, which was a thoroughly enjoyable topic.Year 6 Red completed their class assembly on Ancient Greek Gods, Goddess and Mythical creatures, making everyone guess who they were.Year 6 Blue’s assembly was just as informative learning about the traditions of different countries around the world on New Year’s Eve. The international children enjoyed sharing their traditions and celebrations with local children. Pupils also looked at famous people this century in Egypt and the wider world to write excellent biographies. They studied legends based in the British Isles to create their own exciting and scary legends. Business and Persuasion are other skills the children have developed as they have learned how to write a creative and persuasive business pitch asking for investment in a start up company. Another equally and still developing topic is the enterprise topic. Children have been putting on their business caps to create their own business ideas, designing products, packaging, advertising and slogans. They are writing business plans and budgeting costs and profits. The finale of the unit will be a day where parents are invited to see the fruits of the children’s labour and buy the luxury products. There have been various other exciting extra-curricular activities that have taken place throughout the year including, International day and the Christmas Bazaar. There is an exciting Book Week planned this term where the children will come to school in their pyjamas and read their favourite book while drinking hot chocolate.

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Book Week Thank you for all your support during Book Week; it was a fantastic experience for everyone involved! During this week, children across the schools were focusing on book orientated activities during their English lessons. The children in Pre-Prep were reading all about ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ and ‘The World’s Worst Teachers’! They read through the stories, coloured their own crayons and created their own world’s worst teacher. A favourite of the children was reading about Principal Picker and his overactive nose picking finger! Following this, the children had the opportunity to purchase goodies from the Arabian Bookmania book shop in order to encourage a greater love of reading new books. Finally in Pre-Prep, the week finished on a fantastic dress up day whereby teachers and children wore creative costumes from their favourite books. In Prep, the children were creating their own adventure stories, story maps and collaborative stories in their Year groups. Not only this, they were also given the opportunity to purchase from the Arabian Bookmania stalls. On Wednesday of this week, the children had their Pyjama Day which they had been very much looking forward to! They all sat with hot chocolates listening to a story of their choice. Everyone across the schools thoroughly enjoyed every moment of this week and we are happy to report that it was a great success.

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Year 7 Highlights This has already been a busy time for Year 7 who have been spoilt for choice with the plethora of extra curricular activities offered to them. Many pupils took advantage of the movie night to enjoy ‘Home Alone’ with their friends while drinking hot chocolate and munching on popcorn. Others donned their dancing shoes to boogie woogie at the Halloween disco and were unrecognizable dressed as monsters and phantoms. Then there was the Carrefour shopping trip, which involved pupils in market research to ascertain the shopping habits of Alexandrians. Two pupils themselves describe their highlights below:

My favorite trip in Year 7 so far, you might’ve guessed, is definitely the Iberotel trip. I‘ve picked this trip in particular because like any other 11 or 12 year old I love to have a pool, swim in the sea, build sand mermaids, play beach volleyball and stay and sleep with my friends, which is everyone in my class. Luckily for us the Iberotel offered all these things. Furthermore, I made a lot of new friends. An added bonus was the food, which was exceptionally good, and the icing on the cake! I got to stay in my own room with my two best friends. Karim 7W

The highlight for me has to be the History trip to The catacombs, which we explored with Mr Lowey, Mr Rudd and Miss Soha. Once we had chosen our pairs to fill in a worksheet about this amazing historical site, we began our expedition exploring ancient and eerie burial chambers. Lulu 7R

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Year 8 Highlights We have had a lot of fun so far in Year 8. We have been to Qaitbay Fort to study History and Arabic. Lots of us took part in our Senior performance, “The Magical Mystery Tour�, singing dancing or acting and it was an amazing opportunity. In the performance Hamza and Eddie were Beatles, Malak was Cilla Black and Nadine and Haya were diamond thieves. We had a really great football tournament for which we have to thank the PE staff. The boys say Hamza was the best player but the girls are not sure which their MVP was. We also had a table tennis tournament and Zain was voted the best player. For our Extended Curriculum Day activity, we visited Garbage City in Cairo to see how the Zabaleen people manage the rubbish collection and recycling. It was a challenging day but it was really interesting and made us think about something quite different. By Malika, Nadine and Salma

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Year 9 Highlights The Form Tutors are very proud of their Year 9 Forms, and we certainly feel we have forged some of the strongest bonds in the Senior School.Year 9 work hard and play hard together, and we are proud of the kindness and great attitudes that they demonstrate every day. In October,Year 9 Red ran a formal debate during Form Time asking the question “Should statues of historically racist figures be taken down?” The whole form took part in the debate with Leah George taking the role of the adjudicator and final judge. The students all prepared opening statements and rebuttal arguments and after a well presented debate, the case ‘For’ was declared the winner. In Year 9 White, the students also engaged in a debate on the topic of Gender Equality. Meanwhile, Year 9 Blue have been working on their awesome Tiktoks, immediately going locally-viral and taking the internet by storm. Ms Terry is definitely demonstrating real star-presence and improvement in her timing. In November, Kailu, Busyra and Rania took part in the MFL assembly, talking about their experiences moving to live in Alexandria, demonstrating their HPL skill as risk-takers. On International Day, Year 9 made a big effort with their outfits (a lot of jingly galabeyas were spotted) and enjoyed a wide range of activities. They got very competitive in the Sumo Wrestling. The best part of the day, though, was definitely the food! In December, all of Year 9 participated in a letter exchange with Year 6 students at Sacred Heart Primary School in Barrow in Furness, Cumbria, UK. These Year 6 students are learning about Pharaonic Egypt, but had a few funny misconceptions about life in modern Egypt. All the BSA Year 9’s wrote lovely letters to their pen pals and cleared up that they don’t live in Pyramids or ride camels to school! They also offered sage advice about moving on to Secondary school. At the end of term, it was confirmed Year 9 Red were the best Form for both attendance and housepoints - well earned by everyone. We celebrated as a Year group by sharing lots of delicious food - our favourite way to celebrate! Year 9 endeavour to continue to strive for excellence in all that we do. Let’s see what the next part of the year shall bring.

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Year 10 Highlights The Year 10 class have been working hard towards their examinations and continue to be a tremendous group of young people. We recently visited Sporting Club to take part in a class Paddle Ball tournament which was a great afternoon of friendly competition and great play. The Year 10 are also looking forward to an end-of-year residential trip to the UK, where they will be challenged through Outdoor and Adventurous Activities in the beautiful surroundings of the Brecon Beacons and Forest of Dean which borders England and Wales. So hard work and exciting times ahead for this Year group.

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Sixth Form Sixth Form students have worked tirelessly so far this year to ensure that they secure their legacy of giving to charity and improving the lives of others. Through the work of the Student Council, led by the Sixth Form, they have raised enough money to buy blankets and donate them to those in need. The Sixth Form have also organised Pyjama Day and the Student Movie Night, with all proceeds going to charity. Moreover, the students have acted as role models during events such as International Day and also as reading assistants in Prep School. This activity is a favourite of the students as it enables them to give back to the school and demonstrate to younger students how well they have developed being schooled at BSA. Good luck to all Sixth Form students in their Mock Examinations and then in their external examinations in May / June.

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Model United Nations MUN for first-time delegates is extremely nervewracking. They must research widely around their topics for debate, be ready to work with delegates they don’t know and make speeches at a moment’s notice. All this needs to happen while remembering the correct protocol. Despite this, seventeen BSA students have signed up for the challenge this academic year and we have many previous delegates returning for more conferences. We have sent two BSA delegations to MUN conferences so far this year. Fifteen students from Years 9-13, participated in BISCMUN which focused on ‘Taking responsibility to reduce inequality’. And five Year 12 students have attended LFAMUN’s ‘Step up and make a change’. There are also two more conferences we will attend in February and March.

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Science Department What a busy yet rewarding term! Both students and teachers alike have worked very hard to think critically and collaboratively through their learning journey in Science. I am pleased to say Year 7s have settled in well and Year 11s are making very good progress in preparation for their upcoming exams. There have been many highlights this term. Ms Dawes launched Year 11 Biologists straight into getting blood on their hands with kidney and heart dissections. We also welcomed Mr Dingle who threw a particle party for Year 7 and got them stuck into science with lots of hands-on experiments. Ms Tadros also joined the team and went headfirst into the abdomen of a fish to show Year 8 the wonders of digestion. Students who have chosen the Fantastic Science Club got to try making rock candy, made their own Elephant’s toothpaste and even set themselves on fire! On our first Extended Curriculum Day in October,Year 12 joined the Science Department for a real-life experience of how science works. Through project-based learning, students collaborated as bloggers, researchers and graphic designers to conduct an investigation into the physical properties of expired vs non-expired condoms. The findings were then presented to fellow students and staff. Check out the link here (https://tinyurl. com/y665xwxk) to see their fantastic website. During February’s Extended Curriculum Day, the Year 11 students took part in the first ever BSA Human Impact Symposium. Each student pair was given a different location from around the world. Their task was to research the location and present data on the way that human activities are affecting that specific ecosystem. To give the students an experience of a real conference, there was also a well received keynote lecture from Mr Dingle about his masters’ research on Microplastics in the deep ocean trenches. The students who took part described the experience as fun and say that they “learnt a lot” from the day.

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Humanities Department The Humanities Department is leading the way with the school’s new vision of High-Performance Learning (HPL). We have created learning conditions for pupils to succeed based upon growth mindsets. We encourage our pupils to take risks without fear of failure and try to ‘lift the lid on learning’, enabling more pupils to try more challenging work thus helping to raise attainment. We believe there is a moral imperative to develop curricula that do not put a ceiling on pupil achievement. The department promotes Enquiry Based Learning (EBL), one of the 7 pillars of HPL, getting the pupils fully engaged to solve problems and gain new skills to take on the challenges of the 21st century. In particular, we play a pivotal role in raising awareness and tackling climate crisis issues. We believe this is our moral purpose and obligation as the leading school in Alexandria.You can see from our trips we are certainly doing this!

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French Department In French our Pre-Prep pupils enjoyed making conversations in an ice cream shop. They talked about flavours, prices, numbers of cones and scoops. They also counted money in French and asked questions in French. This activity was also related to some important HPL skills such as communication, confidence and collaboration. In the end we agreed together that French is always fun.

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Business Studies It is with great gratitude and appreciation that Year 9 students had the opportunity to visit and spend the day at the Nile Linen Factory to see and experience live production, operations and management of a local business. It is fortunate that we have many local companies within short proximity to the school. Firstly! students were briefed with a presentation on studying the subject of Business Studies. Then students were briefed on the safety control measures and on the operations and activities of running the business. Students learned about the size of a business, the birth and growth of a company, the production, assembly line, management, leadership, motivating staff, cost and finance and how a business spends time marketing the product. They also learned about the operation process including agriculture, spinning, creative design, weaving, dyeing, finishing, hemming, embroidery and delivery. Students were able to generate their own ideas and concepts for becoming future entrepreneurs. Years 7 and 8 Fashion and Etiquette Enrichment class students are learning about business fashion and etiquette inside and outside the school. This is a new and interesting topic and Year 7 and 8 girls are learning about the importance of dressing and behaving well, especially during important events and presentations. They learned about, how to take care of themselves as well as beauty, photography, the media, social media, drawing a design, cutting out material and stitching it together with ethics in fashion and running their own fashion business. We have been doing activities that are fun and interesting including fashion profiles online blogging, designing strategies and fashion games. All students are making and putting together their own cushion-watch the space for the finished products.

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Physical Education It has been a busy term in the PE Department here are a few of the many highlights‌ Football House Competitions We have had two fantastic Football House Competitions held at Sporting Club. Both competitions saw an outstanding effort from all pupils, as well as fair play and sportsmanship. Congratulations to all.

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Physical Education Prep School Winners

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Physical Education Year 7 and 8 Dodgeball Competition Our Year 7 and 8 pupils took part in a Dodgeball House Competition. All displayed excellent sportsmanship and attitude, producing a memorable and very enjoyable competition which in the end was deservedly won by the Blue Scarabs.

Winners Blue Scarabs

Recognised for outstanding Sporting attitude

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Physical Education Our Year 1 and 2 pupils took part in a Multiskills House Competition, battling to win as many stations as they could for their House. The pupils displayed great team work and showed a real determination to win points for their team. Also a big thanks to our PE leaders who did an outstanding job at both competitions, running and scoring all the stations.

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Physical Education U11s second in the Cairo Football Tournament The U11 team produced an excellent performance competing against Cairo’s top teams, losing out narrowly in the final game. Congratulations to all for this outstanding achievement.

U12 Swimming Team Win ISAAA Tournament Congratulations to our U12 Swim team who produced outstanding times to win the ISAAA Swimming competition held at Forsan.

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Physical Education Year 3 and 4 Endball Competition Our Year 3 and 4 pupils produced a fantastic Endball Competition, displaying excellent catching and throwing skills plus some very clever strategy. Congratulations to all involved.

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Physical Education U11s Girls Annual Football Tournament On Friday 14th February the Under-11 girls’ football team travelled to Cairo to compete in the annual football tournament against teams based in Cairo. Playing games against Malvern College, MBIS and NCBIS, the team won every game of the day with their most convincing win of 5-1. This result has never happened in the history of BSA. This result was not a one day good performance: this was a reflection of a long-term commitment by all players who have attended after school training each and every week over the last 2 years. Their investment and contribution to the team over a long period of time has improved every player, not only in their skill level but in their understanding of the game. My congratulations and thanks go to all team members who attend training and not just to those few that attended this tournament. The ability to win this tournament has come from your desire to improve and the commitment you have all shown. You all deserve this win. I am incredibly proud of all of you.

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Music Department In November, KS3 took us on a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’, an entertaining if somewhat alternative journey through the swinging 60’s. The show was packed with factual news reports in the style of the BBC, interspersed with comic interpretations of some of the main events of the decade. The constant factor throughout the production was the Beatles and the development of their career through representing their changing styles. Each era was stylishly represented in an array of gaily-coloured costumes. Leading political figures of the 20th century, including JFK and Martin Luther King, made an appearance and key elements of their most important speeches were reproduced. Fantasy scenes were based on famous songs or characters from the movies. We imagined what might have happened if real people had actually met, such as the Soviet and American astronauts. Lawrence of Arabia met Cleopatra, and added a comic twist. Dance scenes were choreographed based on Hollywood musicals, and the wonderful scene from Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend was faithfully reproduced by a marvellous Marilyn look-alike and her handsome entourage! Famous pop stars put in an appearance and comedy sketches were based on the lyrics from the most iconic songs of the decade. We were treated to some unusual interpretations of our favourite film characters. Why settle for just one James Bond when you can have more? We enjoyed mockumentaries from the world of sport, including an action replay of the controversial goal that won the World Cup for England in 1966. No wonder Mo Salah tried to get in on the action! Mohammed Ali stopped at nothing to gain the World Heavyweight title when he knocked out the referee. In short, an incredible achievement, produced in a professional theatre for the first time, involving all students in KS3.

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Art Department The Senior Art Exhibition was a celebration of student work from all year groups that demonstrated their achievements in Art and Design at BSA. The work had been devised during class, some of which was inside their sketchbooks and some large scale work that students had completed for AS and GCSE grade work. The exhibition was a great success and many delightful comments given as a response. The Art Department will be planning for their next show in May, which will be a display of Year 11 GCSE and AS grade work. Students will collate their own exhibition, showing a selection of works using varied painting and drawing techniques, presented for moderation.

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CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2019 We congratulate the following students on achieving CIE awards for their outstanding examination results. Well done!

Sara Luciano Urso High Achiever A-level English Literature

Nadia Fadi Bitar Top in Alexandria for A-level Chemistry

Jude Mostafa Eltayeby Top in Alexandria for IGCSE German

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