Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Fairlop students meet Eoin Colfer & Simon Mayo

Over the last few weeks, some of our students have been lucky enough to visit Ilford County High School and meet two authors - Eoin Colfer and Simon Mayo.

Eoin Colfer has written many blockbusters, including the Artemis Fowl series.  He gave a really interesting talk and students from many Redbridge schools asked lots of questions about him and his work.

They also met Simon Mayo, who chatted about writing his new book Itch.  He is one of Britain's best-loved and well-known radio presenters, working on BBC radio since 1981.  ITCH is his first novel.  Listen to his podcast below:

Simon Mayo and his new book Itch!
(Acknowledgement:  The Guardian Newspaper podcast)

Cystic Fibrosis & Asthma fundraising day - March 2012

As we have students who are affected by both conditions in school, a wonderful fundraising day was held last week, raising over £800!

Firstly, a Tea & Coffee morning sold home-made cakes, biscuits and items from a Bric-a-Brac stall.  After school, another Sumptous Feast took place - savoury Indian food was on sale, with lots going to our staff for their take-away suppers!

Our thanks to all involved with Friends of Fairlop in arranging such a successful day.