Events in our School, Local & 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
World Book Night - 23rd April 2022
You're invited to join us on 23 April for a night of celebrating stories! We'll be live at the British Library with our host Bobby Seagull and special guests Dr Alex George, Ayisha Malik, Lemn Sissay and Dreda Say Mitchell.
They'll be talking about what inspires them to share their stories, and the stories that have shaped their lives.
This is an evening you won't want to miss!
You can watch this hybrid event either in-person at the British Library or online from around the world. Find out more and get your ticket now.
Greek Theatre Players
NETBALL - Phoenix Falmes NC
Book a Tea & Chat event at the William Morris Gallery
Book a Tea & Chat event at the William Morris Gallery
Mondays from 2 April 2022 to 26 June 2022
Are you part of a community group or charity working with older people in Waltham Forest or one of our neighbouring boroughs?
To celebrate Althea McNish: Colour is Mine we're organising 'Tea & Chat' events every Monday for the duration of the exhibition. They're an opportunity to visit the Gallery at a quieter time and enjoy the exhibition at a different pace. The events will include a tour of the exhibition with one of our curators, followed by tea, coffee and refreshments, all FREE of charge. There will be an opportunity to chat about the exhibition and Althea McNish’s life and work.
If you would like to attend with a group, please email: email@example.com and we'll be in touch about availability and to help with any access needs that you might have.
Essex Young Musician of the Year
We are delighted to launch the 2022 Essex Young Musician of the Year Competition.
The competition aims to support and encourage young Essex musicians of talent and potential – this year marks the 37th competition.
The Essex Young Musician of the Year competition is open to instrumentalists (not organists due to the lack of a suitable instrument) and singers, aged 25 or under on the 3rd July 2022, who were either born in Essex (including the old Essex towns of Ilford, Wanstead and Woodford), whose home address is in Essex, or who attend or have attended school or college in Essex.
FIRST PRIZE £1,000, The Essex Young Musician of the Year cup to hold for one year and the offer of recital engagements.
ADDITIONAL CASH PRIZES will also be awarded to other prize winners.
TWO PRIZES will also awarded to the two candidates under 19, not already prize winners in the 2022 competition, who have given the most outstanding performances in their age group.
Full details are in the prospectus which can also be downloaded from the club's website: www.ongarmusicclub.org.uk.
Applications are made online through the website.
The closing date for entries is the 31st May 2022.
Thank you so much for any help you can offer in promoting this competition.
Jane Webster FRAM (Shinn)
Chairman, Ongar Music Club
Registered Charity No. 273185
The Step into Dance Ambassador Scheme
The Step into Dance Ambassador Scheme provides talented and enthusiastic young people with the opportunity to learn new skills that will equip them to support a range of events, projects and performances we run throughout the academic year.
Through a series of regular training sessions, the scheme offers practical classes in a range of different dance styles & explores careers within dance the industry. Young people will develop their leadership skills and gain confidence in public, all whilst completing the Bronze Arts Award.
Students can apply online now using our application form
Students can also apply to attend a free audition workshop for one of our Step Companies, who meet every Sunday during term time at Royal Academy of Dance Headquarters.
Our companies offer a more serious experience, reflecting the professional expectations students will encounter if they continue to train in dance. Of course, they’ll also have fun, perform, meet friends, and benefit from the positive physical and mental health outcomes we know dance provides!
We are currently recruiting dancers for two companies:
Street: An exciting company opening up the rich and diverse art form of street dance and offering weekly training in its many techniques and principles.
Contemporary: Focusing on contemporary dance techniques this company offers the opportunity to build skills and confidence in a range of techniques, including floor-based work and release, and to develop artistry.
Audition workshops will take place at RAD headquarters on Sunday 26 September, and students can register to attend now.
Royal Academy of Dance
36 Battersea Square
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.
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
English Language ESOL Advice Service
Free Football and Boxing
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.