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26/01/20

Well done everyone. Zak, Lawrence, Harry and Connor - we are so proud of you! https://t.co/JPpkq1NrZW

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24/01/20

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Miss Fleming

So they were given paper straws and sellotape and tasked with building a bridge.... this is what they produced, can you guess who won!?! https://t.co/ZzsJ0etCu1

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24/01/20

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KatyT

Having the pleasure of spending my days with 120 inspiring little humans, this quote has never been more true. The big ones aren’t too shabby either! you rule! https://t.co/b8z2FaVluo

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24/01/20

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Dee Conlon

thank you to the wonderful Mr Balon who was kind enough to let and I visit and find out about his amazing sixth form. We were blown away by it all. https://t.co/Ub87ZzDnG4

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22/01/20

Great evening with our parents tonight. Lots of information given. If you weren't able to make it, all will be posted home. We are looking forward to the next 4.5 years with our first set of Gibberdians. 💙💛💙 https://t.co/e81dlVTlMU

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17/01/20

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Miss Fleming

The were in today helping our pupils looks at careers in the healthcare sector https://t.co/VQ43queQwu

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17/01/20

Today was amazing ran workshops and our pupils got a taste of what it would be like to work in healthcare https://t.co/XlSyFYW4TD

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13/01/20

In Prep Statistics we collected data and looked at different types of data . Statistical analysis is used in most jobs and subjects in schools. https://t.co/NjEGSXfH38

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10/01/20

Won a golf ball in a golf competition in golf enrichment 🏌️‍♂️👍 https://t.co/a8hfO7jbVw

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10/01/20

And Prep Enrichment is back. New term new activities. https://t.co/bLPKNoNd1A

09/01/20

Click on the link below to “Discover Your Dæmon https://t.co/Jsh5SEUSv2

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09/01/20

Today, 36 years ago, Sir Frederick Gibberd passed away, but his legacy lives on. Not only in what he built and what he left behind but in our little ones who live up to the Gibberd name. Rest in peace sir. https://t.co/lGXpDkDuXi https://t.co/60I3KsXzXp

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07/01/20

Happy Birthday sir. You'd be proud of our little Gibberdians. https://t.co/mJkFhxq7I3

06/01/20

It's to encourage recycling and help pupils develop good habits. We'll go through with our children what parts of a card can and cannot be recycled, and why. We'll do the hard work and remove the parts that can't be recycled so hopefully this will mean more recycling 🙂

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04/01/20

Over 1 Billion cards are thrown away in the UK every year. You can recycle your Christmas Cards with us. Parents/carers can send them in with their children. Members of the public can hand them into a member of staff at the gates (8am-8.45am or 4pm-4.15pm) https://t.co/NbF1FyQogV

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29/12/19

Our Autumn 2 newsletter can be read here: https://t.co/Z3wf5YZeCC https://t.co/Q4f9V7fojh https://t.co/mRKoz4vD6S

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26/12/19

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Miss Fleming

Today we looked at the Magic of Science in Discovery Hour! I can’t wait to read the essays after Xmas. Happy writing everyone!!! 🧪🔭✍🏻 https://t.co/eLmlzANfdg

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22/12/19

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Your Harlow

Visit by guide dog inspires students https://t.co/ZyRKiBqEUO https://t.co/tI9oNi5CJx

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17/12/19

Celebration assembly We had a lot to celebrate 😁 https://t.co/JUDkaCPZel

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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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