Within the month of January our students took part in the following activities:-
Year 11 students attended an information session led by the National Citizen Service (NCS) encouraging them to meet new people, try new things and help the local community. Many students signed up to the service after the event and have a great summer ahead of them.
A group of Year 8 and 9 pupils including Elkie, Lily, Caitlin, Robert and Albie presented their Dora Love project to Year 7, 8 and 9 students. The Dora Love prize is an annual prize awarded for the best Holocaust awareness project. The project links the history of the Holocaust with our present day lives, speaking up against hatred, discrimination and developing a sense of personal responsibility. Tabor’s project included various pieces of art, interviews and information on standing together against hatred, discrimination and racism.
We visited the following places:-
12 Year 10 students visited the University of East Anglian in Norwich as part of the Brilliant Club. This scheme encourages students to consider going to University.
Year 10 and 11 Art and Photography students visited the Tate Modern in London.
A group of Year 8 and 9 pupils including Elkie, Lily, Caitlin, Robert and Albie presented their Dora Love project at Essex University. They joined 16 other schools, judges, parents and the university history department. The evening was an amazing experience for our young people who worked well together to produce a project that educated and encouraged standing up for hate, discrimination and racism.
The following fixtures have been played:-
5 students went to represent Tabor Academy at Basildon Sporting Village in the Essex County Boccia Tournament. 4 of these students had not competed previously competed in a Boccia competition, let alone at County level. One team comprising of Ella, Mitchell and Skye won the Bronze medal which was presented by Paralympic Team GB athlete Dan Bentley.
Lily from Year 9 represented the District of North West Essex at the Essex County Cross Country Championships. She ran extremely well in tough conditions against some national champions.