Monday, 17 November 2008

Heritage Day

Heritage Day at Fairlop

On Friday 7th November Fairlop held their Heritage Day. This was a wonderful event which started with a visit from Peggy Oliver, 'Pearly Queen of Redbridge'. Peggy joined school councillors for lunch and after answered some of their questions.

At 1.45 we held a whole school parade in the school grounds, where parents came along to cheer the children on as they walked passed wearing colours of their chosen countries. We had two very talented drummers leading the parade.

Performances then began with some excellent dance troupes from around the world. We had a performance from High School Musical, our very own Asian dance group, Fairlop's Rockers and an Irish Dance from Year 6. There was also a solo artist performing a wonderful tap routine and a cornet player from Fairlop.

After all the fun and excitement, food from lots of different countries was served up in the hall, ranging from fish and chips, sausage and mash through to curries, samosas and fried chicken. It all looked and smelt wonderful! Some even braved the cold to run a 1940's cake stall outside!There were also side stalls which included face painting, hair braiding, henna hand painting and sari wrapping.

This was a wonderful day at Fairlop. We had a fantastic turn out of parents and would like to thank everybody involved. Take a look at some of our pictures of the days events.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Fairlop gains the ICT Mark!

Our Head, Gail Brannan, announces how delighted we are to be awarded the ICT Mark. She states how it recognises our positive approach to ICT and the benefits it brings to our children, and how we believe that ICT can be used in every aspect of learning to ensure our students are equipped for the modern world.

The award recognises the school's success in developing the strategic use of ICT in both administration and across the curriculum. Parents will have proof that their children are attending a school at the forefront of modern technology. The award was granted following an extensive external assessment by Becta, the British Education Communications & Technology Agency, which is the government funded body responsible for promoting the use of ICT in Britain's schools and colleges.