Anglo European School
Bulletin - w/c 27th June 2022 - Week 2
Final of the National Entrepreneur of the Year Competition
On Thursday 23rd June, International Enterprise Academy student Katie Adams took part in the final of the National Entrepreneur of the Year competition. Following the success of her ethical celebration card business "Seeded Celebrations", Katie applied to this prestigious award. Demonstrating her entrepreneurial qualities through a virtual semi-final, Katie was one of four students in the country chosen to pitch to Peter Jones at his Head Office, with a £5,000 investment available to the winner. Katie explained in a very professional manner the unique selling points of her business and had the unique opportunity to discuss her business with many entrepreneurs throughout the day! Mr Knights joined Katie on the day, as we celebrate the first year of our association with the Peter Jones Foundation. We look forward to hearing the result of this award but whatever the outcome, we are very proud of Katie's achievement as a finalist.
More Entrepreneurial Success!!
We are thrilled to announce that two of our 'Tycoons Enterprise competition' teams have been shortlisted as a Top Tycoon Team from over 300 businesses from across the UK. Lower Sixth Group 'Seeded Celebrations' and GCSE Business group 'Hibs Bakes' have been selected. Led by Peter Jones CBE, a Judging Panel will now deliberate and decide on the 2021-22 Tycoon Finalists. Schools will be notified by Wednesday 6thJuly on whether or not their team has made it to the Final or not. We wait with anticipation to hear the outcomes and wish both teams well. This opportunity stems from our Peter Jones Foundation association, more information is available here https://www.aesessex.co.uk/sixth-form/international-enterprise-academy/
Jack Petchey Award Winners
A recent award ceremony at the Towngate Theatre in Basildon saw 61 young people from Brentwood, including 9 Anglo students, walking away with Achievement Awards presented by the Jack Petchey Foundation. Aged between 11 and 25 years, the young people from schools and colleges in Brentwood Essex, were awarded medallions and framed certificates for their contributions to their school or college community. Each of the winners also received a £250 grant for them to spend to benefit their school or youth group. In addition, eight adults were awarded Leader Awards for demonstrating outstanding ability to motivate young people, amongst these our Medical Support Officer Mrs Edwards was recognised for the role she played in keeping our students safe in school during the pandemic.
As part of our UCAS programme, past students Lizzie, Jaymey and Imogen came in to talk to the current Lower Sixth about their experiences since leaving Anglo and shared key tips that they wished they had known when researching universities, careers and apprenticeships. It was wonderful to see our alumni doing so well in their chosen professional fields.
Anglo Presentation at the UNESCO World Peace Conference
On Friday 17th June, Mrs Earley presented our unique vision for internationalism to the UNESCO World Peace conference . She joined a host of presenters online from across the world in sharing the prolific and distinctive exchange and residentials programmes as well as long term exchanges and work experience model. She also discussed the Anglo International Fringe programme and curriculum adjustments over the last few years to keep internationalism as the forefront of our curriculum agenda at the school. It is a privilege to be part of this UNESCO network of schools and celebrated organisation and to see the amazing work that is taking place across every continent. We look forward to our continued work with UNESCO while we move forward with our visits programme next year.
Wanted - Nearly New Uniform
We are looking to increase our stock of 'nearly new' uniform. If you would like to donate please send items into Student Services.
Our Arabic students benefited from the experience of a chef in Egypt for a live cook-along. Students had a great time making their own delicious falafel which they enjoyed for their lunch. They are looking forward to trying more Arabic food under a Bedouin tent on their upcoming visit to Cambridge University and the Eco-Mosque.
The Sakura Cherry Tree Project
The Sakura Cherry tree project began in 2019, to mark the Japan-UK Season of Culture in which Japan and the UK were celebrating the friendship between the two countries, alongside the Rugby World Cup and Tokyo 2020.
As part of the celebrations, the Japanese private sector decided to plant thousands of Japanese Sakura cherry trees across the UK. Our school was selected to receive 2 of these tree as a symbol of our friendship with Japan. Japanese has been a longstanding part of our Languages department and we were fortunate to take a group of students to visit Japan back in 2018 and strive to be able to do so again soon. Delayed by the pandemic, our cherry trees have now arrived and have been planted by our school Gardening Club by the Sanctuary. We look forward to watching the trees grow and bloom in the coming years.
Anglo European School Awards Evenings
Congratulations to all students who were nominated an award at the recent Upper School and Lower School Awards evenings. It was a real pleasure to see this event taking place physically again and with so many parents supporting these special events with their children.
Carmel Jane were present taking photographs of our award winners and these will be available to view using the codes below:
Lower School - AEL22
Upper School - AEU22
We have our Upper Sixth Awards Evening taking place on Thursday 30th June at 7pm at Anglo European School in the Main Hall. All students nominated have received a personal email and parents will have also received an email.
Please note that this event will take place on the same day as the Upper Sixth student picnic which will take place between 4.30pm and 6.30pm.
Carmel Jane Photography will be present to take professional photos of the award winners. Please register with Carmel Jane before the event via www.carmeljane.gotphoto.co.uk and entering the code AEV22. Once the photos are ready an email notification will be sent. We are also permitting the use of photography within the venue for you to take photos and videos of your child for your own personal use. We must, however, remind you of the risk of posting such videos and photos onto social media platforms, especially if they contain images of other children.
We look forward to sharing your child’s success and hope that you will be able to join us to celebrate.
Our next Parental Forum will take place on Wednesday 6th July at 5pm and will be on the topic of homework and Showbie. We would encourage as many of you as possible to attend if you have any views on the amount of homework that your child receives or the system that we use to communicate it, as well as your experiences of the Showbie platform. If you are able to take part then please email email@example.com putting 'Parental Forum' in the subject.
Technology Information for Year 9 - Wanted plastic bottle lids
Our annual option D Enrichment days for Year 9 drop will be taking place on Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th and Friday 1st. The Technology Department will be melting plastic bottle lids to create keyrings. Please can we ask that parents collect any used plastic bottle lids and send them to school with their child for the attention of Mrs Wood.
All information for this term's extra-curricular clubs can be found on the link below - which one will you join this term?
Anglo Fun Run 2022
Sports Day Events
Brentwood District Athletics
Anglo took part in the Brentwood schools district athletics competition on Wednesday 22nd June at Chelmsford Athletics Stadium. Over 100 students represented Anglo and were a credit to the school for their behaviour and competitive spirit. There were a number of excellent performances and lots of medals won including:
Year 7 - Dorka (2nd 800m), Aleksandra (3rd high jump), Arun (1st, hurdles), Charlie (2nd shot put), Baris (2nd javelin)
Year 8 - Daniel (3rd, hurdles), Daniel (2nd Shot put), Francesco (1st Long jump)
Year 9 - Gabriela (3rd 100m), Onyi (3rd shot put), Carolina (2nd high jump), Stephen (1st, hurdles), Oscar (3rd 300m), Max (3rd 800m), Oliver (2nd 1500m), Hiram (2nd Shot put), Stephen (1st high jump)
Year 10 - Abi (1st 200m), Janaei (2nd shot put), Oliver (3rd 300m)
Having undertaken trials for the tennis team, the Year 7 and 8 boys and girls were entered into the district tennis competition, that took place at Brentwood School. All students performed well and were a credit to the school. Yeva and Elea who were a doubles partnership in the Year 7 girls category were runners up in their competition.
Vacancies at the Anglo
Do you know any teachers or Professional Support Staff who may be interested in joining our brilliant diverse community? Please look at our vacancies section on the website using the link below and feel free to share these with friends and colleagues.
30th June 7pm - Upper Sixth Awards Evening
4th & 5th July - L6th Induction Day
4th July - Year 8 HPV 2 Vaccinations - cancelled date to be advised by immunisation team
7th July 2.30pm - Lower Sixth Awards Event
7th July – Year 11 Prom
8th July - Non-Uniform Day
8th July – L6th Visit to Robinson College
11th – 15th July – Year 9 PGL Caythorpe Visit
11th – 15th July – Year 10 York Visit
11th – 15th July – L6th Work Experience
13th July - Year 8 Theatre Visit
14th July - American Theme Day in the Restaurant
18th July - Model United Nations Day for Year 10 - Year 10 to wear smart business attire
20th July - Early Closure (12.30pm)
As a reminder key dates for individual Year groups can be found on our website https://www.aesessex.co.uk/key-dates-term-dates/