Thamesmead’s BBC News School Report goes live!

On Thursday 16th March, 11 of our students took part in the BBC News School Report Day, writing and creating news articles and videos based on all kinds of issues, from the new age of feminism, to an exclusive interview with Dominic Raab about train services in the local area. It was a fantastic opportunity… Read more »

(BBC News School Report) VIDEO – Social inclusion in modern ballet

(Reported by Jess Upton and Scarlett Griffiths, Year 9) Ballet has held a revered status in Europe as one of the most prestigious forms of performing art since the 15th century, but how inclusive is ballet 600 years on? Jess and Scarlett report on this contentious issue.                  … Read more »

(BBC News School Report) New GCSE Grades

(Reported by William Price, Year 9) In 2017, a wave of students will experience the new number GCSE grades, as opposed to the standard lettering system. The grades will be given for the first time in 2017 exam results, for specifications that first started teaching in 2015. By 2019, all GCSE results will be using… Read more »

(BBC School News Report) Dark ages of online bullying

(Reported by Santa Popkess, Year 8) In recent history there have been multiple examples of movements designed to help the human race work and live cohesively with one another – movements that activists such as Martin Luther King Jr., Aung San Suu Kyi, Mahatma Ghandi, Rosa Parks, Nina Simone, Susan B. Anthony and Bayard Rustin… Read more »

(BBC News School Report) J.R.R. Tolkien – the man who fascinates

(Reported by Jasmine Angell, Year 8) Cursed jewellery, hidden in lone mountains. Mythological beasts, guarding age old jewels. Hobbits, elves, dwarves and orcs. I’m sure you’ve heard of these tales before, but who is the man who invented such influential narratives? Where did he find inspiration to create such a detailed world that lives on… Read more »