For the attention of all EGA Parents
Wednesday 29th March 2017, 5:30pm - 7pm - Year 11 Parent's Evening - All Parents are welcome to attend.
Last day of Term - Friday 31st March 2017, please note students will be dismissed at 12:10pm. Please read our End of Term Letter for more information.
Easter Half Term Break commences 01st April 2017 - 17th April 2017.
Staff Inset Day - Tuesday 18th April 2017, The school will be closed to all students. School resumes as normal Wednesday 19th April 2017, 8:20am.
Reminder: Please sign Student Planners! One of the easiest ways of keeping in touch with your child’s progress is to make sure that you have signed their planner. You can leave notes in the planner if you wish to communicate with your child’s tutor or subject teachers and keep an eye on how much homework is being set.
We monitor our student’s planners every week and, when we see your signature, we know that we are supporting each other with your child’s education.
EGA celebrates Black History
EGA’s third Black History Month Celebration took place on the last day of term last month, Friday 21st October 2016.
The premise for this particular celebration was not only to acknowledge the achievements of people that have made huge contributions to today’s society, but to also have students focus on the chosen theme of Identity.
It was hoped that the students would be challenged to reflect on the way that they are perceived by others, whether this was on the basis of skin colour, behaviour and attitudes or actions; and also to focus on how they see others.
Additionally, the BHM celebration was an opportunity to allow students to think about some derogatory words they may use to describe themselves or to refer to others, to understand the history behind the language and the harm or pain caused from using these words. We wanted students to realise the many battles fought by people of all ethnicities to rid society of discrimination, segregation and inequality.
Many of the people we now celebrate as part of BHM had different races/cultures within their heritage and this could not be identified from looking solely at the colour of their skin. The artists invited to participate were informed that Identity was theme for the celebration, and they did not disappoint with the very powerful messages they delivered to the students through their performances.
The artists for this year's celebration included Sun SonLyte, a 20 year old rapper and spoken word poet, Iman-Lyrics, a 19 year old contemporary dancer and Lawrence Rowe, 23 year singer and actor.
We also had magnificent poetry, singing and dancing from some of our EGA students, Rhian Coleman, Matthew Clayton and Shaden Arafa all in Year 7 and Assya Benmeriem in Year 8.
Thank you and well done to Ms Fuller and Mr Jegede for this wonderful show of appreciation, self reflection and celebration of Black History!