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Book Donation to School AidThe Mathematics and Science departments donated 250 educational text books to School Aid. The books were no longer of use in the departments due to the new GCSE curriculum changes. School Aid is a non-profit organisation that sends school books and other educational resources direct to schools in need (www.school-aid.org). School Aid relies heavily on the support of volunteers and on donations by schools to make the project work. Hurstmere dropped the books to a centre in Bexleyheath and they will be sent to schools in Africa to be used in classrooms and school libraries. Hurstmere was happy to be able to make the donation and hope to make many more in the future.
Hurstmere's Summer Short Story Competition 2017Hurstmere ran it's final Short Story Competition in the summer term and we were again impressed by the standard of writing from the entrants. We choose a very difficult genre for the boys, comedy, but they didn't disappoint. The runner up and the winning story were both extremely entertaining. The runner-up received a set of books of his choice and the winner took home a new Kindle. Please click here to see the winning story...
The Gas Tanks - MFY Finals, Saturday 8th Julyhe Gas Tanks did Hurstmere proud on Saturday at the Music For Youth national finals. They were up against some very strong competition, but were called "a very exciting band, with a real diversity in their approach". Gary Landick and Matt Morley (Year 11), Ed Demi-Ejegi and Jake Chen (Year 10), Sam Ward (ex-pupil) and Tom Monks were joined by two girls from Blackfen Year 10 and three boys (including Will Morley) from the Guildhall School of Music playing brass. They performed their three songs brilliantly and received the following comments from the judges: "vibrant and engaging performance style "good stylistic awareness" "a real sense of identity" "bold, tight and control rhythm section playing" "fun, catchy and very memorable melody and lyrics" We now wait for the outcome, announced in August, but fingers crossed!
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Archives / July 2017