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05/12/19

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Young musicians from five secondary schools went head to head in this year’s BMAT Battle of the Bands contest. Students from and came together to share their musical talent. https://t.co/JLkJOPUQ5H https://t.co/C9ARppSlW6

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04/12/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

Had such a fun day listening to one of our SFG heroes talk about her journey into space. To top it off we were so lucky to meet her afterwards!! https://t.co/xcDLLbGz3e

03/12/19

Dear community, We are deeply saddened by this devastating tragedy. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, From all of us at SFG.

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02/12/19

Loving our musical box Christmas trees with blue and yellow lights 😁💙💛 https://t.co/y6Eq6txCh5

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30/11/19

we love listening to your every morning. Yesterday one of our children said "it really makes me think about things." 😊👍💙💛 https://t.co/hir03iSzGg

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30/11/19

Two thirds of our pupils were in Saturday Prep this morning. We had Maths, Science, PE, biscuits, cakes and raffles for advent calendars 👍💙💛 All resources are available here: https://t.co/wVfcfeBye5 https://t.co/o4jHl2GUMc

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29/11/19

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Miss Fleming

S’mores anyone? I think the girls had fun in enrichment tonight! 🍡🍡 https://t.co/tQCoJUFr1h

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29/11/19

Something we do every day, our Eco Warriors are out and about each break and lunch. They will love this and we might just visit your shop 👍🚯 https://t.co/9HhHOaFTL8

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28/11/19

Well deserved Ms Tidd, congratulations👍💙💛 https://t.co/GHSklpU5uP https://t.co/yBkcSyih7Y

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28/11/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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Young people are learning the art of communication. Alongside French, students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge through Latin and sign language. https://t.co/nzIs6A0MuW https://t.co/xT8nn419kG

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28/11/19

Our Super Heroes are visiting local primary schools to talk about how we can do small things that make a big difference in our community. Next stop was https://t.co/PakLG2uwi6

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28/11/19

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National Careers Week

🗣️*NEW* ✍️Great commitment for via Dee Conlon Headteacher 👥Find out more here: ➡ https://t.co/hi1g5R5gl6 👉Make your pledge: ➡ https://t.co/cbVzeDayGl https://t.co/wVbDvQeDdC

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27/11/19

Young people are learning the art of communication. Alongside French, students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge through Latin and sign language. https://t.co/nzIs6A0MuW https://t.co/xT8nn419kG

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23/11/19

New books for our bookshelves 😊💙💛 https://t.co/caA5tI7zyM

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23/11/19

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We all know it's not about winning, it's taking part that matters. When we participate in activities and competitions we develop knowledge, skills and grow as people. But it sure is nice to win once in a while. Well done my lovelies, always proud of you, win or lose 😘 Mrs C https://t.co/j0Pkc1lGpo

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23/11/19

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Dee Conlon

Having a lovely Friday morning with my beautiful children Playground duty has never been so fun. I had flowers, food for foodbank, compliments and big smiles. https://t.co/1MX1trbAQm

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23/11/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
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My beautiful, kind, caring children are at Edinburgh Way doing their bit for their community supporting https://t.co/ajCg4ZNTUB

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23/11/19

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Miss Fleming

Today in Enrichment we have been looking at Forensic Science as a career and practicing taking and analysing fingerprints 🔬🔬 https://t.co/GByDqrIOTn

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21/11/19

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

Some great entires for our space competition . So excited to reveal what the prizes will be! https://t.co/6rSxxOjwsq

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20/11/19

We all know it's not about winning, it's taking part that matters. When we participate in activities and competitions we develop knowledge, skills and grow as people. But it sure is nice to win once in a while. Well done my lovelies, always proud of you, win or lose 😘 Mrs C https://t.co/j0Pkc1lGpo

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Latin and sign language taught in school

Latin and sign language taught in school

Posted: 27th November 2019

Young people are learning the art of communication.

Alongside French, students at Sir Frederick Gibberd College have the unique opportunity to expand their knowledge through Latin and sign language.

A group of 32 students have picked Latin as an additional language to learn, while 18 are attending an extra-curricular class to gain a Level 1 qualification in British Sign Language.

Headteacher Dee Conlon said: “Very few state schools teach Latin these days. Languages are really important as they help us to understand other cultures and create a more accepting society.

“In school, languages help students to improve their English grammar. Latin, in particular, is found in so many other subjects, so for our children who want to go into science, maths, history, geography, languages or sport, it is a good base to have.

“Language is not just about the spoken word and we want to be inclusive, which is why we have also introduced British Sign Language. It is wonderful to watch students in lessons where they are not allowed to speak and must use sign language the whole time.

“They are thoroughly enjoying it.”

Cheryl Campbell is teaching Latin and history at the new school, which opened in September. She said: “The hope is that Latin will help to deepen students’ understanding and knowledge of the English language, but also their understanding of culture more widely as so much they learn in classics links in with everything else they are learning in school.

“The children are amazing; we have got some wonderful classicists.”

Ibrahim Sanyang is learning Latin. He said: “I was interested in it because I am keen to learn more languages, so that later on in life if I see something in Latin I will understand it. I think it will help me in the future.”

Khimani Dzimati is also learning Latin and said: “By learning Latin, we will understand texts in future when we take our GCSEs. I find it really interesting to see the structure that was used in sentences back then.”

Marcus Krencius has signed up to learn British Sign Language and said: “My mum works with people who are deaf and so lots of people she works with use sign language. I have been showing my mum what I have been learning and she has been impressed.”

Classmate Joshua Leh said: “I find sign language interesting. I wanted to learn it in case I see someone who is deaf in future, so I can communicate with them.”

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