The English Department has had a busy end of term, providing a series of enrichment activities and competitions for students.
On Monday 28th June 15 talented Year 8 and 9 students spent the day in the English faculty preparing to sit an English Language exam and we are very proud to announce that they have achieved some truly fantastic results. All students did exceptionally well and grades ranged from 3 to 8. The students demonstrated an excellent attitude on the day, making the most of the opportunity and rising to the challenge.
Congratulations to Sophia Papasouliotis, Madison Beaumont, Sofia Passmore, Eloise Robinson, Toby Wilson, Lily Burke, Olivia Sotwin, Sophie Taylor and Ellie O’Rahilly, Joe Buck, Ella Shephard, Maria Amaral, Woody Gilson, Lily Wiltshire, and Theo Kitchen for their efforts.
As a team in English we couldn’t be more proud of the fantastic achievements from this talented bunch of students. We hope that this inspires and motivates them to continue to accomplish great things in English over the rest of their time here at Churchill.
This year’s poetry competition saw the themes of ‘Lockdown’ and ‘A new direction’ as the two main focuses for students’ creativity. Nearly 100 students put in an entry, and there were some incredibly moving reflections on not only the way the world has been shaken to its core over the last 15 months, but also the rays of light that students have drawn strength from. Many congratulations to the winner, Madison Beaumont (8HDHG), runner-up Sophia Papasouliotis (9WKH), and 3rd place Olivia Sotwin (9TPOC), and all those who took part. You can read the winning entries at the links below:
- 1. The Lost Generation by Madison Beaumont
- 2. A New Direction by Sophia Papasouliotis
- 3. Lockdown Poem by Olivia Sotwin
On Wednesday 14th July, ten fantastic Year 7,8 and 9 students took part in the final of the annual Churchill Spelling Bee. After many rounds fighting off tough competition and spelling incredibly complex words like monologue, quantitative and translucent, Trinity Gready (9TES) was victorious in first place, Ben Marks (7SSJL) was placed second and Keziah Sharkey (7TKYB) took third prize. Congratulations and well done to all who took part.