European Languages Day

The MFL Department is proud to announce the winners of three competitions launched to celebrate European Languages Day on 26 September.

Year 9 essay-writing competition The winner is Joseph Hoy who wrote a well-researched, concise and engaging article about the importance of learning a foreign language. You can read the essay in full HERE

Second prize goes to Thomas O’Sullivan and third prize was awarded to Charlie Ambrose.

KS4 Photo competition – Students in Key Stage 4 and 5 were asked to submit a photograph along with a description of the photo in French, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish. Judges chose winning photos that were engaging and descriptions that were interesting and linguistically accurate. You can see the winning entries HERE

Winners of both competitions have been awarded Amazon shopping vouchers thanks to the generosity of the PFA.

1st Prize – Naleli Nonyane (French – Year 10)

2nd Prize – Lucy Ashcroft (French – Year 11)

3rd Prize – Alana Williams (Italian – Year 11)

Highly commended – Becky Raymond, Nicole Singh, Ceri Thomson and Charlie Beeton

KS3 – Idioms competition – Students in Year 7 and Year 8 were asked to submit an illustrated idiom in a foreign language. We had lots of wonderful entries, and the Year 7 winners were Emil Zych (first prize), Jack Pikavance (second prize) and Ellis Burke (third prize). Year 8 winners were: Aliki Kotsialos (first prize), Jakub Polewczyk (second prize), Cassie Lamb (third prize)

Mr Sweeney’s 24 Hour Cycle Challenge

Congratulations to Mr Sweeney who managed to cycle from St Joan of Arc School, Rickmansworth to the five cathedrals of Northampton, Nottingham, Norwich, Brentwood and Westminster in 22 hours! Thank you to everyone who donated. It’s not too late to donate now!

Donate online at www.virginmoneygiving.com/udayan

or TEXT “UDAYAN” TO “70085” to give £5*

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Last week our Year 10 GCSE students visited ‘Butler and Sons’ butchers on New Road Croxley Green

Steve Butler kindly demonstrated how to debone and portion a whole chicken. Thank you

Then yesterday the students deboned and portioned their own chicken and they made chicken bites. some also made a chicken stock. In their forthcoming lessons they will make  hunters chicken, chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese and spicy buffalo wings from their whole chicken.

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Year 10 GCSE students visited the FOOD: Bigger than the Plate  exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum

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It explored how innovative individuals, communities and organisations are radically re-inventing how we grow, distribute and experience food.

This exhibition took us on a sensory journey through the food cycle, from compost to table, it posed questions about how the collective choices we make can lead to a more sustainable, just and delicious food future in unexpected and playful ways.

Food bank delivery

Thank you so much to everybody in years 10 &11 who donated items to the food bank We delivered them this morning and they were very gratefully received by Iris Bangs who is a trustee and runs the centre. She gave a us a tour and explained how our donations will be distributed. She really wants everyone at St Joan of Arc to know how much impact our partnership with food bank is making in the local community.

She has asked us to keep them in our prayers particularly as they are about to open a night shelter on a Friday. Iris is truly inspirational. She sees the face of Christ in all and encourages us to do the same.

Year 12 ARC