Alfriston Blog

Find Your Tribe Project

Find Your Tribe Project The Find Your Tribe project is about engaging girls into a range of physical activities for a sustained period. The project is about student voice and listening to what they would like to do. It is a great opportunity to try new activities or activities that may normally be out of comfort zone. Our findings can then help to support both our school and other schools nationally with curriculum design and meeting pupils needs. It is fair to say that we have had six fun weeks of activity that included: Walking at Wendover Woods, Bellboating at…

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Forest School

Forest School Chiltern Rangers have been coming in regularly over the last term and working with 9Y during their Forest School sessions.   The students have taken on some serious tasks in making our woodland better for everyone going forward.  They have engaged with all the different activities and shown their potential to be future rangers.

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Outdoor Cooking Block

Outdoor Cooking Block The girls who chose to do Outdoor Cooking for the Block definitely didn’t bargain for wet weather each session, even hail one week!   Despite this there were no complaints and over the weeks they grew in confidence to create some fantastic food.   They made dough, cooked bread from scratch and had stuffed bananas and apples.   The pizzas (again cooked and prepare from scratch) were incredible.   On the final week they were asked to prepare the food for the Mad Hatters Tea Party in the Alice in Wonderland production.   They made chocolate cake, stuffed oranges, sausage rolls, pancakes…

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PE – D of E Award

PE – DofE Bronze Award Despite the challenging year we have had four Bronze groups complete their expeditions and therefore gain their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award.   We had two groups canoeing back in March and two groups walking in June.   Both groups experienced some interesting weather and definitely had to persevere.   The expedition is just part of their award as they also had to complete their physical, skill and volunteering sections. We had two groups move on and also complete their Silver D uke of Edinburgh Award this year.   They experienced every weather condition possible!   They had to complete…

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Upcycling Projects

Upcycling Projects In the English Department the girls have been helping to “upcycle” an old coffee table destined for the dump! They used the torn up pages old books that were also headed for the recycling bin, using the decoupage techniques they have learned about in Art and Design.  This new feature table will be used to display new books, as well as magazines and newspapers, that the girls will be able to enjoy browsing through during their weekly library sessions.

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Mrs Kendal is Retiring

Mrs Kendal is Retiring Dear Parents and Pupils, It was five years ago when the Government decided to raise the age of retirement from 60 to 66. At first it felt daunting to know that I would have to work another six years before retiring and perhaps it would have been disappointing had I not been working at Alfriston School. I remember well the day I started teaching at Alfriston in 1998. I had a huge grin on my face and a spring in my step. The path from Willow House was a short jog from the main school building….

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#sunflowerbucks

#sunflowerbucks GROWING FOOD CITIZENS: SUNFLOWER JOURNEY Let us see your sunflowers! Tell us how tall they are. Share your sunflower photos with the #sunflowerbucks and #foodcitizens hashtags on social media or email them to your school or rebecca@feedbackglobal.org. Please don’t forget to update us through the summer holidays! Save your sunflower heads for September seed saving.

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Prize Giving 2021

Prize Giving 2021 This year we had prize giving and leaving day on the same day! So, a lot of us were very overcome with emotion. A footballer came in and gave a speech about never giving up. It was a particularly good speech about not giving up and believing in your dreams. A lot of people won awards and got books and shields it was amazing but sad because some of the year 11s and post 16 were leaving. There was a power point of photos of   the leavers it was an amazing slideshow full of memories and nostalgia from the past. You can win a prize if you do well at a subject or for being friendly and kind.  I really liked prize giving this year it was great and we all of us had an ice cream or an ice push up. It was a super day, and the weather was warm and sunny….

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Prefects Reward Trip – Thorpe Park

Prefects Reward Trip – Thorpe Park On the 28th of June, the prefects and the teachers went to Thorpe Park. We left school after registration; it took us an hour to get there. When we got there the teachers showed us where we meet for lunch at 12:30. The teachers that came with us were Mrs Chapman, Mrs Younge, Miss Bale, Mrs Stevens and Miss Millins.  After when the teachers showed us where to meet for lunch, we got into groups and in my group, I had, Mekeda, Aida and Emma. Some of the rides we went on were called Flying Fish, Angry Bird’s Dodgems, Storm Surge, Rumba Rapids. Then once my group went on the rides, we found a place to eat. And then we wandered and had a little walk around Thorpe Park and went on…

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Prom 2021

Prom 2021 The girls all had a fantastic time at Prom this year, with dinner and an awards ceremony followed by an evening of dancing. Here are some of the girls experiences: On Friday 2nd of July, we had prom. We had a whole day to get ready and we arrived at school at 7. Then we had loads of pictures with our friends. We went into the hall to have dinner then we sat down to have the rewards. After that we went into the performance space where we had a disco then we went outside to have a picture. We went back in the hall for the last song then we went outside to collect our things. Me…

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