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03/08/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Miss Fleming

Splash down is less than an hour away! if you love space this is deffo something you should watch!! https://t.co/djIQ5wnSSw

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29/07/20

For our beautiful Gibberdians. Happy holidays 💙💛 https://t.co/u4oSJWqdaV

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24/07/20

School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. The school council at Sir Frederick Gibberd College met online for their final meeting of the school year. https://t.co/cG8hQtiYOL https://t.co/Yjwff6FhQ1

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23/07/20

Creative challenges have helped young people to cope with lockdown. The school – which opened in September with the one cohort – has ensured students had a variety of activities to tackle which took them away from the computer screen. https://t.co/lkH1vkMFmi https://t.co/puEfAJKO2k

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22/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College has been given the Safeguarding Initiative Award, recognising schools which have demonstrated exceptional safeguarding during the crisis. Full story: https://t.co/tF9flBNWIz https://t.co/KHWLi7sLKi

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22/07/20

Thank you to all our pupils, staff and families for an unforgettable first year. See you all in September. 💙💛 https://t.co/oo9FpW4c7G

21/07/20

Teamwork makes the dream work.

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21/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
KatyT

Working within a team who support and appreciate each other is the best! I am cared for, inspired, taught and thanked everyday. thank you for trusting me to be part of your amazing team! Have a lovely break and I will see you in September! 💙💛 https://t.co/vwAUHvgvxS

17/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Dee Conlon

Mrs Leverington, Ms Tidd and Ms Tyler have been incredible and I am so lucky to have such an amazing safeguarding team who care so much about our children's wellbeing. https://t.co/Fg13uMighf

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17/07/20

This is where we should be right now... Soon my lovelies, soon 👍 Ms Tidd https://t.co/O7M80qoyIK

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15/07/20

Sir Frederick Gibberd College Retweeted
Your Harlow

SFG College: School councillors have not let lockdown get in the way of their mission. https://t.co/ZDzkGixuqw https://t.co/VLxMngqMPV

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15/07/20

I am proud to present this award to our amazing Headteacher, on behalf of Teach Well Alliance. She is truly an inspirational leader who genuinely cares for her staff and pupils. We are so proud of you. Mrs Leverington https://t.co/EDWjF1smep

13/07/20

You do say share a good story, share the love of books Mrs C! Well done L, we shall be displaying that in the library after Mrs C returns it 👍

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13/07/20

Loving our end of term bingo 👍 https://t.co/aelMaWWMad

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07/07/20

💙💛💙💛💙💛💙 https://t.co/gALQpPEIdz

07/07/20

Bring out the sun The hour has come My eyes shine brighter And my heart beats faster I hear the roll of the drum The hour has come Oh what a ploy To see my tears of joy I stand proud and numb The hour has come https://t.co/5Li0yHbf1P

06/07/20

1 day... 😬 https://t.co/5Li0yHsPTn

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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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