End of Year Picture and Video Presentation
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This week, in the spirit of engaging with current affairs, Farringtons School conducted a ‘Mock Referendum’, where staff and students alike cast their all-important votes.
It was great to see students become involved and contribute to the discussion and the voting process itself. The final results are published below.
On Saturday 18th June, Farringtons welcomed old friends, students and staff from afar to help celebrate our Annual Alumni Lunch.
During a beautifully poignant chapel service, where the Chaplain discussed faith, trust and community, guests were reminded of just what Farringtons can offer. The School’s Chapel, resplendent as is the norm, offered a quiet place for reflection of those times past and those that are sure to come.
Guests enjoyed a formal lunch and were then shown around the School by wonderful members of the Sixth Form. Farringtonians from years gone by marvelled at the how the school has expanded whilst maintaining both ties to its humble beginnings and the sense of community that is synonymous with the green of Farringtons.
It was a truly wonderful occasion and we look forward to next year’s event.
The Royal Institution Mathematics Master-classes are extracurricular sessions led by top experts from academia and industry for keen and talented young people all around the UK.
This is a video, created by one of our boarding students. The entire boarding school went to La Touquet on a day trip. As is evident in the video everyone had lots of fun (staff included)!
On Tuesday 10th May the Annual Chislehurst Society Environmental Awards were held at Farringtons School. Awards were presented by Alexander Martin RIBA.
On Friday the 6th of May, Farringtons School welcomed The Worshipful, The Mayor, Councillor Kim Botting to officially open our brand new dedicated Science and Mathematics building. Along with the Mayor and her husband, Farringtons welcomed distinguished guests and former staff, it truly was a wonderful occasion.
Here is an article written by our very own Mrs Long, reagrding the school's recent Why Not Run Event success.
23 March 2016
We have just completed four and a half action packed weeks and they have flown past.
Senior School students have been able to take advantage of residential trips to Cologne, Berlin, WW1 Battlefields and Barcelona, and Junior School students have enjoyed educational experiences on the Isle of Wight and in
Arethusa. To get a fuller picture of the numerous subject specific day trips and activities please read the attached, very full list. My thanks to our teaching staff who put so much of their time, talents and efforts into giving our
children the very best possible learning experience in, and out, of the classroom.
The Year 4 Play, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, was an outstanding success dramatically and musically. The students had very obviously worked and rehearsed really hard and presented a shining and polished performance which was much enjoyed by all who attended. Mr Shimmin, Miss Taylor, Mrs Wiltshire and Mrs Walker deserve praise and thanks for their commitment to facilitating such a wonderful production. My thanks also to all the parents who designed and made costumes - they have set a high bar for next year.
The Careers Evening was well supported by students from Year 5 through to Sixth Form. Mrs Frances and Mrs Vail had organised lectures from universities, colleges, employers, the Armed Forces, an airline pilot and many others. I am delighted that we are able to offer quality Careers information to our students and next year's Careers Fair is already starting to take shape.
The Year 5 Transition Information Evening was informative and I hope gave both parents and pupils alike, a flavour of many of the things we can offer in the Senior School. It gave me an opportunity to remind the audience of some of our very impressive core IGCSE Exam results, A*- C, from last summer; English Language 100%, English Literature 98.5% and Mathematics 93%, and also to explain more about the Excel Programme for Highly Gifted and Talented students which has enabled our students to be bold and adventurous. I was also delighted to be able to show those who attended, around the new Science and Mathematics Block.
On 22nd February, a mixture of GCSE, AS and A-level physics students took off to Geneva, to visit the one and only Large Hadron Collider on the border of France and Switzerland. We stayed in a great hostel in the centre of Geneva, with an amazing table football pitch where many matches took place! On our first day out, we went to CERN - the European Organisation for Nuclear research. This is the world’s largest and most complex scientific instrument to study the basic constituents of matter; the particles are made to collide near to the speed of light. The studies which take place there help scientists understand big questions, such as ‘How did it all start?’ and ‘What is the universe made of?’. After a walk around an exhibition to see the accelerators, we went to CERN’s canteen, where thousands of scientists join to discuss ideas. We were lucky enough to have a talk by one of the working scientists at ATLAS, who explained what a normal day is like. Next, a retired scientist showed us around the first Hadron Collider, which is now shut down, and explained all of its workings and how they used that model to design the Large Hadron Collider.
On the second day we went on an outing to the Plasma and Fusion Centre in Lausanne, where they investigate the future of generating electricity through nuclear fusion. We had the opportunity to be guided around their world famous plasma machine (the TOKAMAK), by an expert in the field. The next day we visited the United Nations, a focal point for diplomacy across the world, which is housed at the Palais des Nations. We saw all the trademark features, including the Broken Chair and Barcelò’s ‘The Sea’.
On our final day, we took the chance to visit Geneva’s old town and the ‘Jet d’Eau’ - one of the city’s most famous landmarks. We had a lovely day sightseeing and exploring the area. Overall, the week was a fantastic opportunity and everyone was sad to leave Switzerland. We’d like to say a big thank you to Mrs Daws and Mr Watson for organising such an amazing trip.
By Elysia Hackett and Chloe Batchford