Events in our School, Local and Wider Community
Please see below for events and activities that may be
of interest to students, parents/carers, staff and
other members of our school community
London Forest Choir
Waltham Forest Battle of the Bands Remixed Online 2021
Bands, Solo performers, songwriters, producers aged 11-18 from Waltham Forest secondary schools are invited to represent their school or college at the annual Waltham Forest Battle of the Bands. The competition will be held online this year.
Winning performances in each category will be announced and shared by a panel of experts in a Youtube Live feedback session on Wednesday 23rd June 2021.
Category 1: Overall Performance
This could be a cover version or an original song. It must be performed live by a band or solo artist (singer or MC).
Category 2: Original Song: Live/acoustic performance or Electronic/Production
Entries can be either:
- A solo or group live performance.
- This can be a fully live performance or a performance to an original backing track.
- Any backing tracks must be original compositions written and produced by the entrants.
- Where electronically produced backing tracks are submitted, judges will give credit to production skills as well as composition and lyrics.
- Key stage 3: Record a live performance at LSC for the sharing event in June 2021 or record at LSC in Autumn 2021.
- Key stage 4-5: LCCM studio time and masterclass in the Autumn term 2021.
How to enter
- Step 1: Tell your music teacher you plan to enter and ask them to help you prepare your entry
- Step 2: Submit your final video performances via WeTransfer to email@example.com
- Step 3: Send us an email to look out for your video with the subject line 'WF Battle of the Bands', state your school name, performer/writer names, song name, school year and the category you’re entering.
Deadline for video submissions: Monday 7th June 6.00pm 2021
Videos must be a maximum of three minutes in duration and video file sizes must be no larger than2GB.
Zoom feedback sessions
Need some feedback on your performance or song before the final deadline? Submit a work in progress and contact WF Music Service to register for a feedback surgery Zoom call. Just type 'WF Battle of the Bands feedback' into the email subject line.
Young Leaders Programme
All Stars London are inviting students to be Young Leaders this summer and learn a range of key leadership skills, such as public speaking and team-building. Young Leaders are passionate about creating positive change within their communities, and will work together to produce a Virtual Talent Show. They will take part in Bridge-Building sessions and meet professionals from many different fields such as journalism, finance and the arts, and broaden their horizons of what career opportunities are available to them.
The Young Leaders programme is free, and participants will have the chance to potentially have work experience with the Financial Times and mentoring with Davidson Kempner Capital Management. This opportunity is open to students aged 14+ and sign-up is simple and quick on our website.
Once we receive their sign-up we will be in touch to invite them to a virtual orientation session on Wednesday 9th June at 5-6:30pm.
Are you aged 12-18 in Year 8 or above? Do you want to join the Army Cadets?
As the COVID restrictions are being lifted, we will start to return to detachments from tonight initially with a full return to normal parade nights from Monday 26th April!
10 CADET DET COD
900 Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow, London E17 9DW
Fashion Retail Academy Saturday Club
Fashion Retail Academy, 15 Gresse Street, London, W1T 1QL, United Kingdom
Local Village Network
This is a really useful app for students, with stacks of activities etc. to get involved in.
Essex Young Musician of the Year
Click & Collect Library Books
WOOD STREET and WALTHAMSTOW LIBRARIES ARE
OFFERING A ‘CLICK and COLLECT SERVICE!
Education Psychology Service Support for Parents/Carers
Waltham Forest Libraries Online Resources
Then why not log onto Waltham Forest Libraries and access our online resources?
Ziptales is an online literacy “library” designed for school, library, and home use. Ziptales has been a leader in the field of online literacy for more than 15 years.
It is based on the latest research about how children develop and sustain a love of reading. The Ziptales “library” was built by trained teachers with the express purpose of making reading a pleasurable and lifelong experience.
Stitch a Rainbow to Support the NHS
Waltham Forest Libraries
Waltham Forest Council offer library services online, meaning that you can access digital library resources from your own home. This includes newspapers, magazines, e-Books and audiobooks.
You can find out more here about the range of resources on offer.
Our library staff will email you a validated membership number within two hours (during business hours).
If you already have library books at home, they will be renewed until the libraries open again.
Learning Resource Centre
Please note that the events listed below may not be
taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Please check with the organiser in each case for the latest information.
Waltham Forest Youth Choir
Kicks Football Coaching with Tottenham Hotspur
English Language ESOL Advice Service
Phoenix Flames Children's Netball
Olympia Handball Club Juniors
E17 Gymnastics Club
Tritons Swim School
- Can you swim 25 metres or more?
- Are you interested in learning a new skill?
- Would you like to keep fit?
- At TRITONS we are currently running the following
- Half term crash courses and 1-2-1s
- Help with GCSE Swimming
- Rookie lifeguard (first steps on becoming a lifeguard)
- NPLQ (NATIONAL POOL LIFE GUARD QUALIFICATION)
- ASA/STA L1 and 2 swimming teachers
- FIRST AID AT WORK
- Save A baby’s life and more
- Classes held at; Waltham Forest College, 707 Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JB
If you are interested in any of the above, please contact us at;
Tritons swim school
Girls Only Football Club
Female Only Football Teams and Development Programmes (AFC Leyton - Arsenal Sister Club)
AFC Leyton is a female only football club based in Waltham Forest. Despite our name, all our matches and squad training occurs at Salisbury Hall playing Fields and 3G pitches, Walthamstow Avenue, E4 8ST - which is the back of Sainsbury’s just off the Billet Roundabout.
We have 330 female players in our club and we play competitively in the Essex Girls County Football League as well as the Capital Girls Cups.
We are looking for players to join our League teams in the following age groups:
- Ages 8 to 11 - for our existing U10s and U11s teams and our new U9s team
- Age 11 to 12 - for our new U13s team
- Age 15 to 16 - for our new U16s team
Development players of any age 5+ are welcome to join us. We have sessions for all ages (including ladies 18+)
Any female players that love to play football and would benefit from professional UEFA training in an excellent community based female only football club, see the letter below. Talented players in
AFC Leyton have gone on to play for Watford, West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, Millwall and at Essex and Charlton Regional Talent Centres as well as England U15s training camps.
For schools, we are also offering free football development sessions for your existing girls' teams to try out our professional UEFA coaching. This programme is designed to get girls interested and stay in football/team sports.
If you would like any further information on AFC Leyton, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
AFC Leyton Girls
Free Football and Boxing
After School Club
Walthamstow Wetlands is now open - see their website for further details
Walthamstow Wetlands is open seven days a week between 9.30am and 4pm (October to March), between 9.30am and 5pm (April to September).
The Visitor Centre and Café situated in the Marine Engine House are open daily 9.30am to 4pm (October to March); 9.30am to 5pm (April to September).
The main entrance to Walthamstow Wetlands is at 2 Forest Road, London N17 9NH.