In this blog you'll find all the latest information on what the pupils have been getting up to in and out of school. Use the category listing to filter the blog. Click on each entry to view the full page which in many cases includes photographs and video.
As part of book week, today was Character Day at Charlton Park Academy and there were a lot of brilliant outfits - from Charlie Chaplin, clowns, princesses to Dorothy and the lion from the Wizard of Oz. We had our local Councillor Jackie Smith come in to help celebrate the day, as well as to promote reading. Tatayana and Martin from Woolwich and Eltham libraries came in with forms to sign up new members, and now Greenwich libraries have over sixty more new members today.
On Friday we have a parents’ workshop, where there will be inspiring ways to encourage and support reading with your children. However, throughout this week we are still collecting books for our library, so don’t forget to donate books that you no longer need. We love reading at Charlton Park Academy.
Never a quiet moment
Charlton Park Academy has been very busy these last two weeks. Not only has one of our year groups been to Woodlarks for a two day trip where they built a campfire, made a radio show and met a gorilla, but Sara Williams came in for National Poetry Day and incorporated sensory objects and movement into the poetry sessions. Some of our aquatic students became swimmers of the week and have been duly awarded with certificates; Greenwich Time came in to do an article on our Sports Award status and now we are preparing for:
World Food Day - Tuesday 16 October
The World Food Programme (WFP) is an organisation that fights hunger worldwide, saves lives during emergencies and works for long term solutions to hunger. On Tuesday 16th October it is World Food Day (WFD) and here at Charlton Park Academy, we think it is very important to recognise how fortunate we are to have school meals in the UK and other privileged countries of the world! WFD celebrates what organisations - such as The World Food Programme - does for children who without a meal provided by food aid, would go hungry and consequently not go to school.
For WFD some classes at Charlton Park Academy will be offering soup, pizza, burgers, salads and baked treats to raise money for the WFP and contribute to providing school meals for children every day in the countries that need it most. With a nutritious meal every day children are able to function at school, complete their studies and realise their dreams! I know that without food to fill my stomach and fuel my brain power I would find it very difficult to face school or work every day!
Find out more about the school meals incentive on the WFD website
Some of the food provided will be prepared using vegetables grown in the school vege trugs. Any donations will be much appreciated if you want to add to our contribution.
The Taming of the Shrew at the Greenwich Theatre - Friday 19 October 7pm
Charlton Park Academy is playing a vital role in Shakespearean performance at the Greenwich Theatre on Friday 19October. The Shakespeare Schools Festival organisation have arranged for schools across the country to perform Shakespeare at their local theatres. However, the organisation encourages young people to have their own input and twist on proceedings. Charlton Park Academy are sending 10 young brave and creative students to perform extracts of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ including not only real text from the play but also with a cockney musical twist.
In the first half of the musical play, devised by Patrick, Rachel and the cast of students, we see the students working as a team to coordinate hand bell ringing along with some makeshift trumpet playing. The second half sees the students bring a huge sense of comedy and acting to perform well known snippets of songs we all love to accompany some of Shakespeare’s text.
It will be an evening to remember and tickets are available from the Greenwich Theatre website box office number 020 8858 7755
What will next week bring to our school!
The Christmas Concert was a great success this year. There were some fantastic performances from the school choir, the band, members of Stage Right and G2, along with lots of celebration of the successes of the term. we also said a sad farewell to members of staff, and we wish them well in their new ventures. It was the biggest turnout for parents and carers, so our thanks go out to all of you who attended. We may need to find a new venue as our numbers expand! A few pictures show how much all the students enjoyed this great event. Thank you to everyone for making it such a success.
A London Romance
Key stage four perform A London Romance - The Production was a culmination of a whole years work in which every student played a big part including writing the script, set design, choreography and lighting….see and read more
Speak Out - beat bullying film
Post 16 creative arts students have made a music video to the beat bullying song written and recorded by Charlton students. Take a look at their great work
On Wednesday 17th September a group of students went to the 02 to do some art work as part of the Paralympic Handover celebrations……….
Stage Right comes to Charlton School
Stage Right, an all inclusive performing arts project has just started as an after school club at Charlton School. Run by Greenwich Academy of Music and Drama and with the help of staff from school, students’ access music, drama and dance through various activities. This term students have been developing their drama skills and have been learning lots of news songs. Watch this space for details of our first performance later in the year.
Post 16 students took part in an art project with art students from an organisation called Create to Learn who came into school to work with them. They worked on a project called My Alter Ego where students had to think about themselves as their heroes or imaginary people they would like to be…………
On April 1st 2008 the drama group received rapturous applause for their production of Grease. It was a fantastic day, with the sound of Summer Nights, Grease Lightning and much more being heard throughout the school. Well done to everyone involved…………..
Charlton School Football Song
Post 16 Creative Arts group have written the lyrics, recorded the song, created the art work, planned, filmed and edited our own School Football Song. Watch and enjoy the fun!
During this last half term the post 16 Environment Group have been studying what mosaics are and making some of their own. They have had great fun making designs and then trying to repeat them using little tiles and different coloured glass beads. Here is some of their work.
Key Stage 3 students, Jessica, Grant, Steven, Luke and Maria produced some beautiful images on the themes of ‘LANDSCAPES’ in the Spring term and of ‘STILL LIFE / CUBISM’ in the Summer term. They are talented, creative young artists with lots of potential. Here is a selection of their work for all to enjoy. I am sure we will see more from them in the coming years.
Architects in residence: Designing a greener London
Key Stage 3 students, as part of their Autumn topic, “PERSONAL PLACES, PUBLIC SPACES”, are learning to construct sculptures by using various media. So far they have used wire, found objects and clay. To see their statues take a look at the view page that goes with this blog entry.