Deep Learning Week

Our last full week this term was full of fun, engaging activities for our whole school Deep Learning Week. Usually this time of year our pupils would be on adventures across Europe and London but due to the pandemic we got creative and hosted a range of cross-curricular opportunities our pupils won’t forget.

Year 7 were able to take part in our Bremer Olympics, whisked away to our MFL experience learning the basics of Greek, Arabic or German, where they mastered Arabic calligraphy and traditional Greek dancing. On Wednesday they had to beat the Maths Escape Room as well as doing experiments in the labs.

Our Year 8s had the choice of taking part in a mini production, a humanities walking tour of Walthamstow, poetry in the local forest (which you can read about later in the newsletter) or making a mini siege engine! They competed in Sports Interform, with 8B being crowned the champions. They also had the opportunity to take part in our Humanities United Nations Debate Day, which helped our pupils hone their communication and persuading skills and learned about coding and map reading with the army!

Year 9 took on a day of activism, learning about how to successfully campaign for something they are passionate about. Our Year 9 Art pupils took part in a Mosaic Project with local artist Maude to help create a new sign for our school entrance, whilst our other pupils made their own lip balms in the science Cosmetic workshop and had a debate day in English.

Year 10 pupils had a series of Personal Safety workshops ran by Change Grow Live – students were really engaged and learnt a lot. Tuesday and Wednesday were centred around post-16 education, careers and progression with talks from our Alumni, different colleges and universities and hearing all about apprenticeships. In their final full day, Year 10 took part in a carousel of important life skills, such as being financially independent, how to budget and interview skills to name a few.

Our Thursday rewards day was a chance for staff and students to really enjoy themselves and chill out together in their form groups. Years 8-10 did a carousel of watching a film with popcorn, having a picnic and playing games outside and taking part in the big Bremer Treasure Hunt and quiz. Year 7 had an afternoon playing games at Lloyds Park. The day was made perfect with everyone enjoying an ice-cream in the sun together.

Overall our students absolutely loved Deep Learning Week and have already asked if we can do it all over again next year!

Ms Padley Assistant Headteacher