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School 21 News 1a Rokeby Street, Stratford, London E15 3NS

Tel. 020 8262 2121


1SSUE 6, Volume 1

Date: 9 November 2012

Executive Head Teacher :

Peter Hyman

A win for our Electric Eels!

Poppy Appeal

Written by Nishat Ferdaws and Zakiya Alom-Fahmida Exec-

Photo: (A team in purple, B team in blue) Back row from left – Daphne Asuoha, Eylin Bastidas, Nishat Ferdaws, Zainab Abul, Christivie Massera, Chloe Torres, Geraldine Legester, Laura Kristapaite Front row from left – Zakiya Alom-Fahmida, Elle Mae Hedley Johnson, Manal AbderrahmaneTebib, Lola Manuel-Cooke, Daniela Aslam, Tamara Victor

Yesterday’s ambitious netball game saw the determined A Team (nicknamed the Electric Eels) snatch their first victory against the competitive and highly skilled girls from St Angela’s 4-1. They were a very tough team to play against but it was terrific teamwork from each of the girls. Miss Johnson acknowledges Daphne’s great defensive skills, Zainab and Eylin’s great movement around court and Zakiya’s super speed. The girls were extremely grateful for all of the good luck wishes that helped them win for School 21 (some girls suggest it was also the brand new purple and blue team bibs!!) The B Team (nicknamed the Dolphins) played another tough game and put in 100% effort and missed out on a deserved victory. Some stand out play came from Christivie, Chloe and also Lola who stepped in at the last minute. They were unfortunate to not be able to score with an injured goal shooter. Well done to all for a fantastic fixture.

Shindler United Shindler United Education Station, one of our six coaching groups, has won the first ever half term Star Award. That means that the 12 students in that coaching group have collected the most stars in the last six weeks. Congratulations to the coaching group:

Sahnine Ahmed, Shakil Ali, Muhammed Ahsan Ahmad, Luke Bishop, Zakiya Fahimda, Nishat Ferdaws, Lola Manuel-Cooke, Sulaiman Matin, Patrice Montique-Harvey,Prannavan Praba, Morgan Shorten-Platt, Chloe Torres, Mohammed Nasim Uddin They have shown grit, eloquence, craftsmanship, spark, expertise and professionalism.

Today students observed a two minute silence in recognition of Remembrance Day on 11th November. Remembrance Day has been a memorial day in Britain since the end of World War I in 1918. Its observation gave students an opportunity to respect and commemorate members of the armed forces who have given their lives in the line of duty. The Royal British Legion poppies are for sale at the school and we will continue to sell these for the forthcoming week. Your child will be able to find them at the school’s Main Office in return for a small donation.

School photos

Let’s get collecting We are now collecting the ‘Morrisons Let’s Grow’ tokens for free gardening equipment. If you have collected any of these, or are able to, please hand them into the main school office by Monday 26th November.

Dates for your Diary Monday, 19th November: School trip to Half Moon Theatre (all day) Tuesday, 4th December: Science trip to Centre of the Cell (details to follow) Christmas Break

We hope you like the school photos that were sent home this week. A reminder to return the photograph request form by Thursday 15th November should you wish to buy any.

Half Moon Trip You should have received a letter this week about the upcoming trip to the Half Moon Theatre. This day trip will provide students with a very exciting opportunity to work with theatre professionals on a piece of new writing with a chance to work on all aspects of the production. Please remember to return the confirmation slip to your child’s coach by Thursday, 15th November.

Monday 24th December 2012 to Friday 4th January 2013 Half Term

School Uniform available from Fashion Stop Fashion Stop have replenished their stocks of our school blazer, jumper and cardigans, which are now available to purchase from their store at 138 High Street North, East Ham. Polo shirts will be in stock shortly. Contact details for the store can be found at

Monday 18th February 2013 to Monday 25th February (Staff training day) Spring Break Friday 29th March 2013 to Monday 15th April 2013 (Staff training day). Half Term Monday 27th May 2013 to Monday 3rd June 2013 (Staff training day) May Day Monday 6th May 2013 Summer Break

Timetables In order to accommodate our sports fixtures with neighbouring schools, the school day will now finish on Thursdays at 3.30pm and on Fridays at 4pm.

The Late, Late Show from School 21 Last minute equalizer seals a well earned 2-2 draw School 21’s Football A team delivered a gritty performance yesterday as they faced high flying Kingsford. Playing away from home in intimidating surroundings, they went two nil down in the first ten minutes. But a second half fightback, spearheaded by man of the match Sulaiman Matin, saw the game end 2-2. A debut goal for Yasin Mohamed mid way through the second half was just rewards for better passing and more organisation throughout the team. And the equaliser, scored by Reon Elliston right at the death, crowned off a sweeping move down the right. The result leaves the A Team unbeaten this season with plenty to play for in upcoming fixtures.

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