Safer Internet DayTuesday 7th February 2017 was Safer Internet Day, promoted by the UK Safer Internet Centre. The focus this year was "Be the change. Unite for a better internet". The purpose of the day was to look at the way young people share images online, and ask them to reflect on the potential negative and positive consequences of this. We want to encourage young people to ‘be the change’ and to share, and to help others, share images positively to make the internet a better place. In the IT & Computer Science department a series of special one off lessons were run to inform the pupils about Safer Internet Day and to try and challenge them to think about what they share online and what the consequences of this can be. Throughout their time at Hurstmere the pupils are taught about the various aspects of staying safe online and using a day like this we can promote this cause even further.
Careers ForumApprenticeship Event Website Event Registration Bexley Apprenticeship Site Annual Careers Forum – Blackfen School for Girls Tuesday 7th March - 6.00pm – 7.00pm Open to Hurstmere School Year 11 students. The evening is an excellent opportunity for both students and parents to find out more about a wide range of careers and the choices available for Further, Higher Education and Apprenticeships. We look forward to seeing as many students and parents attend this exciting event! Confirmed representatives include: Apprenticeship Support Project Bailey Garner (Architects) Bexley College Bexley Council Big Creative Education College (Media & Arts) Bird College Blackfen School Sixth Form Bromley College Canterbury Christ Church University City University Dept of Innovation, Business & Skills Frontier (Gap Year) GSM London Hadlow College Holts Academy (Jewellery) Inspire Hair Academy Jacquelines Gems Childcare Services Kings College London Kingston University Learning Centre Bexley Lendlease Construction London Fire Brigade London & Quadrant Metropolitan Police Moat Housing North Kent College Oxleas NHS Pethealth & Therapy Prospects RAF Ravensbourne Rose Bruford College Royal Navy and Royal Marines Royal Veterinary College St Marys University Twickenham Theatre Street University of Essex University of Greenwich University of Kent University of Law University of Oxford University of Sussex
STUDIO FIX IMPRESS THE MUSIC FOR YOUTH JUDGESCongratulations to the three Studio Fix acts that wowed the judges at the recent Music For Youth 2017 regional heats. Well done to The Gas Tanks (Gary, Matt, Sam, Ed, Jake and Tom), TMT (Thabo, Daniel, Kaamil, Godswill, Wisdom and Israel) andSixth Senate (Thomas, Adam, Niall, Oliver, George and Joel) who each performed three songs for the judges. Each group have spent Studio Fix time writing and recording their own work in their aim to reach the National Finals in the Summer. The finalists will be announced by Music For Youth following the Easter holidays. The positive comments by the judges included songs having “great topical narratives”, “highly original songs really well performed by everyone” and their appreciation of the “guitar and drum solos” featured. Well done to the boys for all their hard work, along with the support of Mr Gilbert and Mr Robertson.
Studio Fix @ Old Bexley Primary SchoolOn Wednesday 20th January a group of Studio Fix performers visited Old Bexley Primary School and presented an entertaining showcase of their songs. Their performance made a lasting impression on the pupils and staff of the school. 5th Lyrik performed ‘Hash Tag’, with the audience joining in with the chorus and actions, Ollie & Sam sang ‘Sail Away’ and, the now famous, ‘Chicken Shop’ was performed by The Gas Tanks. Hurstmere has since received fantastic comments and appreciations for the Studio Fix performance. “Not only was it a pleasure, but such an inspirational experience for our children, who clapped and sang along.” “The performance yesterday was amazing. The boys represented Hurstmere impeccably as always. They are so polite, well-mannered and smart.” “The children loved the songs and they could be heard singing them long after the end of the show.” “A big well done to all of the boys and staff involved and we look forward to collaborating with Hurstmere again in the future.” A massive thank you goes to Mr Gilbert and the Music Department for their hard work and support; and to the pupils for the excellent way in which they represented the school. Mrs V. Ahern Studio Fix Administrator
Jack Petchey Speak Out ChallengeYesterday was the public speaking workshop for 18 apprehensive Year 10's. However, over the course of the day all of the boys (of varying ability and confidence), really engaged with writing and performing of their speeches. The trainer said "such a charming group of young men" and "A delightful group of boys who visibly improved in confidence over the day." 6 pupils are now through to the next stage: Aaron Niles Josh Eden Ben Luxford Matt Smith Sam Whiterod Edward Brooker One of these boys will represent Hurstmere at the Regional Final on 30th March 2017. Henry Lawrence and Frankie Walker were also recognised and awarded Highly Commended certificates. Pupils – Comments Matthew ‘I thought it was a good experience . The training and trainer taught me very good skills and my confidence has risen form 4-8 after this workshop. I'd be interested in further speaking workshops’ Frankie ‘its nerve racking -very amazing’ Ted ‘Well involved with everyone ,enjoyable and funny’
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