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Hairspray!

July 13, 2018

Our extravaganza production of the musical Hairspray at The Clapham Grand in July was a real hit, with parents saying it was the best we have ever produced. Pupils put on outstanding performances in the show which features well-known songs by Marc Shaiman including Welcome To The 60s, I Know Where I’ve Been and You Can’t Stop The Beat. The show provides a high level of challenge for our pupils who are strong in performing arts, with solo performances and big dance numbers in early sixties style. Thanks to our production team for once again raising the bar: the choreography, colourful costumes and set were enjoyed by parents, teachers and pupils from local schools.

Competition results

July 13, 2018

Fantastic results in the UK Maths Trust Junior Challenge with Albert, Year 7, going through to the Junior Kangaroo stage. He achieved Merit, which is awarded to the top 25% of results nationally. Daniel, Year 7, was awarded Silver and Bailey, Aura, Jimmy and Sam, Year 8, Bronze. In English for the third year running one of our pupils, Remi, has attained Highly Commended in the ISA Favonius Senior Essay Competition for her essay, The Gatekeeper.

 

Congratulations to our Year 7 team for going through to the semi-finals in the London regional final of the Routes into Languages National Spanish Spelling Bee. Only 79 pupils out of 6,591 participants achieved this.  In sport, at the ISA London West Athletics Competition our team attained one Silver and four Bronze medals. They also won the Canbury Invitation Athletics Competition. In the Wandsworth Schools Athletics Championships, Pademi, Year 10, won Silver in 100m and Shot and Jed, Year 9, Bronze in 1500m.

Secret 7s Exhibition

July 13, 2018

Our very own Artist, Rob Orchardson, who teaches Design Technology and GCSE Graphics and Art at Thames, recently displayed his design of a seven inch record sleeve alongside 100 Artists at the Secret 7s Exhibition at Greenwich Peninsula. Other contributors included Anish Kapoor, Paul Smith and Morag Myerscough. The sleeves sold on the final day for £50 each. Buyers did not discover which artist created the sleeve, or the song they created it for, until after they had paid. All proceeds went to the mental health charity, Mind.

Fundraising for Tanzania

July 13, 2018

Graham McClure of Go MAD ran a school assembly this term to inspire pupils to fundraise and join our next award-winning trip to Tanzania. Last year pupils raised £4,500 to fund outreach clinic work and our Awards Night has since raised £825 from refreshment sales, enough to fund one water tank and half a goat shed. For a flavour of how our pupils make a difference in Tanzania see Dominic’s video from his 2017 trip here.

Alumni Successes

June 28, 2018

As our Year 11s head off to pastures new we are delighted to share news of former Thames pupils who have continued to thrive:

  • William (2011) has achieved a First-class honours degree in Biomedical Science at Sussex University.
  • Iona (2012) has gained a First-class honours degree in Fine Art at Central St Martins.
  • Louisa (2012) has attained a 2:1 BSc honours degree in Medical Science from South Wales University and now plans to go to medical school.

All former pupils are encouraged to join our Alumni network and stay in touch as we are always interested in what all our Alumni have been up to since leaving.