1 Friday 13 October 2017 The Dacre Centre officially opens Eliza Bonham Carter unveils the official plaque We are proud to announce that The Dacre Centre for the Arts and Humanities received its formal opening last night (12 October). The event, led by Eliza Bonham Carter, curator and head of Royal Academy Schools, was attended by friends and guests of Emanuel, including parents, governors, staff, pupils, Old Emanuels and representatives from local primary and prep schools. Also in attendance was former Headmaster Mr Hanley-Browne, who was involved in the design process during his tenure here. He first planned the building nine years ago and has ensured that Anne Dacre s name (school founder) will long remain in the minds of all in the Emanuel family. Highlights from the evening included a welcome from Headmaster Mr Milne. He thanked the many people who contributed to the project and spoke about the new facilities available, including four new art classrooms, history, geography and learning support classrooms, and music practice rooms. The school continues with a sense of purpose to thrive and grow - it is a fantastic space in many different ways, said Mr Milne. His speech was followed by art scholar Nicolas, who spoke about the importance of the arts at Emanuel and what the building and his scholarship has meant to him. This was followed by the unveiling of the official plaque by Eliza Bonham Carter. After a tour of the Dacre Building, our guests returned to the Hampden Hall the hear Eliza talk entertainingly about her career in the arts, as well as her influences and inspirations. The discussion was led by our head of creative arts, Ms MacMillan, and contained a number of questions submitted by our art scholars. Since opening in the summer, students and staff have marvelled over the facilities. Not only does the building offer an array of educational resources, it boasts many hidden features that are not immediately obvious to the uninformed eye. For example, the building has created a welcoming courtyard, surrounded by the Fiennes Theatre and the music school. Stepping inside it is evident that much thought has gone into making the project something special. The space is undoubtedly art-focussed. This is clear when you see the large windows that provide copious amounts of natural light. The stained glass windows along the corridors also provide inspiring splashes of colour. The film studio on the top floor is another centrepiece. It stocks a number of cameras to help students develop their film and photographic skills. Our media coordinator, James Skinner, is on hand to help our budding artists produce and expand their projects in new and exciting ways. Recent initiatives have seen the launch of Emanuel TV News. Many years of planning and thought went into The Dacre Centre for the Arts and Humanities, and we are very proud of it. We hope the building and its facilities will inspire students to carve out a career in the arts and creative industries. It is our intention that the new arts centre will give them an excellent head start. Thank you to all parents, OEs, pupils, wellwishers and project leaders who came along we hope you had a wonderful time.
2 2 Author Ross Raisin to visit Emanuel The English department is delighted to be welcoming acclaimed young novelist Ross Raisin to speak to pupils on Tuesday, 21 November. Raisin was born in West Yorkshire in 1979 and studied English at King s College, London, followed by an MA in Creative Writing at Goldsmiths, where he now teaches. His first novel God s Own Country (2008) follows a lonely adolescent living in rural Yorkshire, who forms a disturbing attachment to the daughter of his new neighbours. His second novel, Waterline (2011), deals with ideas about class, bereavement and social fragmentation through the tragic decline of a Glaswegian shipbuilder following the death of his wife. In A Natural (2017), Raisin takes the typically macho world of football, and views it from the perspective of an introverted player tormented by his sexuality and the homophobia of his teammates. Raisin was named as one of Granta s Best of Young British Novelists in 2013, and he has been the recipient of several other awards, including The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year (2009). He teaches on the UEA/Guardian Masterclasses programme, and is a writer-in-residence for the education charity First Story. All pupils, parents and staff are very welcome to attend this talk, which will begin at 4.00pm in the Library. We hope you will enjoy reading Raisin s novels over half term and come armed with questions! JAJ Studying in the US Year 6 TfL safety talk Parents and students from year 10 to the upper sixth attended Dr Jon Tabbert s annual lecture at Emanuel on higher education in the USA. Jon provided a frank and detailed summary of the possibilities available to international students of continuing their post A level studies in the States. His lecture covered the differences between the UK and the US systems of HE, the enormous range of prestigious institutions available throughout the US beyond the famous Ivy League, as well as the rather different application system and also financial implications. At the end of his lecture Jon was most impressed by the abundance of pertinent questions put to him by a very knowledgeable audience of parents and students. HJ St Cecilia s concert FRIDAY 24 OCTOBER 7PM THE HAMPDEN HALL This is a lively concert involving many of the ensembles, ranging from The Choir to the Percussion groups. Tickets: 10 adults. 6 children. 26 family ticket (2 adults 2 children). Interval drinks and canapés included. Please Lucinda Stuart-Grant on emanuel.org.uk for further details and to reserve tickets. By Ellie You might not think so after reading the name, but this event was actually really interesting. During year 6 Life Skills on Wednesday 4 October, a man called Alex came from the TFL Travel Safety and Citizenship department to talk to us about how to travel safely on trains and buses. We started with buses and thought about where not to stand: anywhere on the stairs, in the top deck, at the front, or leaning against the doors. We also talked about the safest place to sit on the bus. Alex then showed us two hard-hitting videos where things went wrong on public transport in London; fortunately, these were recreated by actors as you wouldn t want to experience these horrific events. Once we had watched these and completed a role play about where to stand at the bus stop, we had definitely learnt to stay away from the edge of the road! Sadly, by this time in the talk we only had a few minutes left so we quickly covered the dangers of escalators and where to stand while waiting for the tube: with your back to the wall. This talk taught us a lot about how to travel in a safe way and I will definitely be using the advice. I also hope we get to do something else like this in the future.
3 3 Psychotronic back with a bang The Psychotronic Book Club met up for the first time this term last Tuesday to discuss Stephen King s cult classic The Long Walk. I was delighted to have a group discussion with 12 children, ranging from year 8 to year 12. This was our biggest reading group for quite a while and it was fantastic to see so many kids enthusiastic about a book discussion. Although King is best known as a horror novelist, The Long Walk remains a long-term personal favourite of mine and everyone really enjoyed this challenging dystopian thriller. It has heavily influenced popular modern teen fiction such as The Hunger Games and is a great introduction for those who want to explore the author further. This book group is aimed at pupils from year 9 and above, however, younger pupils are welcome to attend if the book in question is age appropriate. Our next selection stays in the 1970s with Susan Hill s classic I Am the King of the Castle for which pupils from year 8 and above are welcome to attend. We will be discussing the book just before Christmas, and we have lots of copies in the Library available for borrowing. TRJ A taste of India in the refectory Although Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, will not be celebrated until the 19 October, I thought we should celebrate early with a Taste of India Day on Tuesday. The tasty treats included a warm and tender beef curry Marie Kiteria, which is a recipe created by wellknown TV chef, Cyrus Todiwala and named after his mother. There was also tandoori style chicken and two scrumptious vegetarian dishes of paneer jalfrezi and sweet potato and chickpea curry. No Indian meal would be complete without a range of side dishes of bahjis, naan bread and poppadums and a selection of hot, spicy and cooling sauces, chutneys and dips. To finish Richard cooked two traditional Indian desserts. One was a creamy and fragrant rice pudding from Kerala, a state in south India on the Malabar Coast and the other was a truly delicious baked cheesecake with sweet dried apricots and sultanas from Odisha, a state in eastern India. We had lots of compliments, from both pupils and staff, who agreed that it was an excellent meal which they thoroughly enjoyed. On our return after half term we shall be celebrating Hallowe en with ghoulish goulash perhaps. PS Cake winners This week s winner of the Emanuel Cake is the Biology Animal Care Club. The animal-loving pupils kindly help to feed, clean, water (and amuse!) the animals in the biology department, twice a week throughout the year. Th animals include Gerald, a panther chameleon, Cornflake the cornsnake, Terry and friends (a yellow-bellied slider and two musk turtles) and Nando, a Chilean Rose Tarantula. Well done to the following students: Ima, Jessica, Emma, Rollo, Daniel, Jeremy, Pietro, Rosalind, Hetty, Amelie, Jasmine and William. DMC
4 4 Students plan to return to the Edinburgh Fringe In 2012 the Emanuel Theatre Company (ETC) took the Senior Play, Antigone, to the Edinburgh Fringe. We returned in 2014 with The Shakespeare Revue and Trojan Women performing at The Space on the Mile, a 55 seat space in the heart of the festival saw us perform a family show, Jacqueline Wilson s The Suitcase Kid, playing in a much larger venue. Over the years ETC have won awards, gained four-star reviews in national publications and received three Fringe rosettes. In August 2018 we hope to repeat this success and will be taking two productions to two different venues, taking both student performers and technicians from Y10 to upper sixth. Mr Arnott and Miss Fernley will direct productions with support from Miss Stoby and Miss Kerstein. Any parents or pupils who would like further information about this exciting residential trip should contact Mr Arnott. RJA Piano Teatime Concert The pianists had their moment in the spotlight on Wednesday 4 October in the Concert Hall and it was nice to hear pupils involved in such a varied and diverse programme. Many thanks to the piano teachers for encouraging them to participate, and well done to all those who took part. Join the Parents Choir If you would like to give choral singing a go, or have experience singing in choirs before, please come along and try the parents choir which sings annually in the Choral Concert in February (this academic year it is on 8 Feb at 7pm). We will be singing the Poulenc and Rutter Gloria as well as John Williams s Hymn to the Fallen. We rehearse on chosen Saturdays after half term and next term leading up to the concert (about eight in total) so you have plenty of time to try it all out! The first rehearsal will be from 10am-12pm on Saturday 11 November in the Concert Hall at Emanuel. You don t have to be a current parent so please do bring friends and family along if you d like to. For further details, please contact Lucinda Stuart-Grant on Junior Scholars Concert We have very limited tickets available for the Junior Scholars Concert which takes place on Thursday 2 November in the Concert Hall. If you would like to come to this event to hear the year 6-9s perform, please contact Lucinda Stuart-Grant on SPORT Netball COACHING SESSION WITH SERENA GUTHRIE Recently, at Crystal Palace, the England player Serena Guthrie coached Catherine, Lucy and myself. We were shy at first, but as the training session developed we started to come into our own. The focus was on agilty, getting rid of your defender, quick change of direction and ball placement. The session benefited us in our attacking play and we can t wait to use what we learned in our match play at school. U15A SURREY SCHOOL FINAL RESULT: WON 1, LOST 4 We had a challenging day. Despite losing the majority of our matches, there was some excellent play. Captain Libby worked hard with Eva to slow down the attacking play and turn possession over. Eva made some impressive interceptions and again earned the most valuable player title. Anna endured several very physical battles to get herself into a good shooting position - she was supported by both Amelia who was our most accurate shooter and Emily Bell who rebounded well. Emma controlled the mid court and demonstrated some great feeding skills to our shooters. It was good to finish the day with a win but we learned that we must start stronger in order to win short games in tournaments. LSW U15B v HARRODIAN U15B FINAL SCORE: 39-2 (WON) BY JOSIE This was an extremely convincing win. The first quarter was our best, scoring an incredible 12 goals. We have Lara and Esme to thank for this, who both played fantastically well for the whole match and rarely missing a shot. The centre court worked well, continuously feeding the ball into the circle. Our defence ensured that the ball stayed a good distance away from their attacking third for the majority of the match and a special mention must be given to Lucia. Considering the game was 10 minute quarters, the score worked out to be just under a goal a minute. We were thrilled with the results. Josie was awarded player of the match.
5 5 U15C v HARRODIAN FINAL SCORE: 10-1 (WON) BY GEORGIE We really worked together and the opposition only managed to score once. This was due to exceptional defence from Zara and Anna, with both making many interceptions. The ball was carried efficiently and quickly down the court with excellent attack from Leah and Millie. Player of the match was Phoebe, which was well deserved as this was her debut match at GS this season. In this game we really put into practise the skills we learnt during training and secured a 10-1 win. We can t wait for the next match. U14A: SURREY TOURNAMENT FINAL POSITION: SECOND PLACE BY ROSIE It was a nice afternoon for netball and we played very well, winning four matches and losing just one. It was a tough match against Putney and last week we lost by one goal - today we lost by two. Our best match was against Sutton which we won Also we were down 3-2 to Priors Field but we came up 9-5. Izzie played in the mid court incredibly in the final two matches and Lola played out of her position in centre, as well as goalkeeper and wing defence. We made life hard for the other teams and we are still waiting to see if we go through to the finals. U14B v HARRODIAN FINAL SCORE: 29-5 (WON) BY TOPANGA We started slow but soon upped our pace and performance. Our game improved as a team due to better communication. Connie, Dalia and Topanga made many interceptions. Rose, Toya and Scarlett scored many goals and Scarlett was voted player of the match. U12A v HARRODIAN SCHOOL FINAL SCORE: (WON) BY LILY We knew this match was going to be a challenge. A wobbly start put us behind in the first quarter but we re-grouped and built up our play in the second quarter, taking the lead. Jemima and Izzy (GKs) along with Fleur (GD) managed some excellent tips and interceptions, repeatedly sending the ball back up the court. Meg (WD) and Fleur (WD) also played great throughout the match. By half time we realised that we needed to pick up the pace. Lucy-Rose (WA) and Izzy (GA) worked brilliantly together moving the ball into the D. Frankie and Meg (GS) along with Izzy (GA) made some impressive shots and kept possession very well. It was a close fought match with the lead changing hands all the way through to the last quarter when we finally pulled away. Meg, who played as WD and GS, was voted player of the match. Her versatility impressed everybody on and off the pitch. We look forward to our next match against JAGS; hopefully we come back with a win. U12D TEAM v HARRODDIAN FINAL SCORE 6-5 LOST BY POPPY We played very well. It was an extremely tough game with some very tall girls, so it was hard for us to defend. Unfortunately, we lost 6-5 but it was very close and everyone tried their hardest. Our players of the match were Lizzie and Grace. Sophia played very well as GA and scored some great goals. Rugby U16A XV v REIGATE GRAMMAR FINAL RESULT: (WON) BY FREDDIE TAYLOR In the first half we started well and ran away with the game early on with high quality team play and moves. We were getting to rucks and supporting the player throughout the first half and got to half time with a big lead. In the second half we let the opposition back into the game with a few soft tries. Our try scorers were Alfie, Nathaniel, George, Jake and Freddie. Nat added three out of five conversions. It was a great performance and a good win after the loss to Seaford College the week before. U15A v REIGATE GRAMMAR WON The team continued their winning ways against a small but skilful Reigate side. The front row of Joe, Paddy and Benny carried aggressively throughout the match, and George and Louis (one try) also made encouraging debuts for the A team. Elliot continued his try scoring with two from centre and both Charlie and Monty added a try each, Monty converting two as well. With captain Will adding five neatly taken conversions, it was left to strong running right wing Josh to pick up the pace plaudits, with a hat trick of tries to round off a convincing victory. We now enter a tough pre-half term week of two matches in three days against Grey Court in the NatWest Plate and Skinners. DCH U13B v REIGATE GRAMMAR FINAL SCORE: WIN BY CALLUM We deserved this win. Our opponents were good, but we all put a good effort in and we all played as well. We were using calls that we had learnt in the previous training session, and therefore our organisation was much better. The first try was scored by Will as a result of good passing down the line. Later, we were pushing up against their try line, and Oscar picked and drove to score from a few inches away. Not long before the end of the first half there was a scrum in our favour; seeing a one on one opportunity on the blind side, Ben passed to Will who scored his second of the game. During the second half we were all beginning to get a bit tired, and they began to break through our defence. This led to them scoring two tries in the second half, though they were largely avoidable. Ollie scored two tries, both from good passing down the wing and a good use of the draw and pass. Throughout the last 10 minutes Will, James, Jamie, Ollie and Donald made some really good hits in defence, which enabled us to close out the game really strongly. Our man of the match Henry, who made some excellent runs and tackles throughout the entire game. We played really well this game, and we were happy to come away with our second win in a row.
6 6 U12A v REIGATE GRAMMAR FINAL SCORE: (WON 20-15) BY THOMSEN & RUFUS We knew it would be a tough game. We started with a bang as Freddie, our captain, went through their defence to score our first and second try. We managed to steal the ball quickly in the rucks, putting pressure on them. After a lot of great play, Luke managed to weave his way through Reigate s tight defence. The first half was going well for Emanuel and near the end of the half Thomsen made a great catch at full back to be tackled and offloaded to Coleman who scored his first try for the A team to end the half at 0-20 to Emanuel. The second half had started and Emanuel let Reigate get through our defence to make it 5-20, but Emanuel still had their heads held high. We tried to defend on their line but they managed to go around the blindside to score their second try. We were hanging on to try and keep the win when they scored their third try and everyone from Emanuel was nervously waiting for that final whistle. In the end we just held out to scrape the win. U12B v REIGATE GRAMMAR FINAL SCORE: 15-5 (WON) After draws in our last two games we were determined to register our first win of the season. However, due to a slow start we begun the game on the back foot with Reigate capitalising on this, scoring the opening try. However, some brilliant tackling by Luca and great ruck work by Jorge we were only 5-0 down at half time. With a great team determination and motivation to win we begun the second half strongly allowing us to level the score 5-5 early into the second half. A brilliant kick out of defence from Julian which was well chased by Marley and Robbie lead to a tackle in goal and from the resulting tap Luca was able to score his second try and give us a well-deserved lead. The team managed to finish the game off strong with some amazing passing down the line to get the overlap which allowed Marley to run down the line and score try on the last play of the game ensuring a well-deserved 15-5 win. CPC U12C v REIGATE GRAMMAR FINAL SCORE (WON) BY MILES After losing the toss we kicked. Their defence was sloppy and quite soon we had a free pass. Miles was acting as first receiver. He took the ball beautifully and ran quite easily through a gigantic hole in their defence scoring Emanuel s (and the game s) first try. A second try followed quickly. It was stalemate until Archie got the ball on the right wing and sprinted most the pitch and scored a wonder try. It was quite comfortable until Reigate managed to catch us out and score a try. By half time we were 20-5 up after Daniel scored an incredible try down the wing. After half time we scored a few more tries by Isaac and Elliot. After a very good kick off by Reigate they had us on our try line. They had been awarded a scrum and they had the ball out in their favour. After some rock-solid defence by Emanuel it looked like they were not going to score but only a minor error led them to getting a very tight try. Next, Miles had got the ball and scored a try to complete the first hat-trick of the season. From there Reigate went downhill. Daniel contributed with another wonder try. In the very last play of the game Miles intercepted the ball and scored his fourth try. Our first victory was sweet. Not only were our try scorers very good, so were Milo and Tom who both came very close to scoring. Finn, Sam, Joe and Etienne also performed brilliantly. Last Friday (6 October) the U11 A and B teams secured their first wins of the season over Trinity School. The U11A side scored a whopping 12 tries on the way to a victory. Four of those were scored by man of the match Joseph. Not to be outdone by the U11B team were victorious beating Trinity 15-5, with Felix Fergus being named man of the match. The U11 teams are next in action away at St Dunstan s College and will be looking to carry this fine form into that fixture. Rowing BEDFORD SMALL BOATS HEAD Three squads competed at the Bedford Small Boats Head on Sunday 8 October, in what has traditionally been a very popular first race of the season for many clubs and schools. Held over a small, narrow and picturesque section of the River Ouse, conditions were perfect for both rowing and spectating. At the end of a lovely calm autumn day, Emanuel ended up with two outright victories and a host of other good results. SENIOR BOYS The senior boys had some good racing - and steering - experience at the weekend. Pick of the bunch were Ollie and Tom who won their 12 strong J16 2x event by 11 seconds, which would have been more if they had not made a detour into the slipway at Bedford School Boat Club. Luke and Ernest, Edward and Jeremy, and Fred and Siddiq impressed in this event coming 7th, 9th, and 11th respectively. Tom and Leo had only one outing in the pair before their race and also found themselves bumped up an age category into the J18 event. They did very well to hold their own against strong opposition from Norwich School. A cycling accident the day before prevented Daniel and Jacob from competing in this event too, though Jacob teamed up with Michael in a double scull, though they too were also bumped up an age category. They had a good race but the strength and experience of the opposition meant they were outgunned. All except one of the squad competed in singles. Leo did very well in the J16 A division sculls to come 3=/17, and OIlie similarly did well to come 4th/14 in the B division. Edward stepped into the slot in the singles left vacant by Daniel and showed how much he has developed as a sculler this term. This Saturday the senior boys will be fielding three crews in the Pairs Head of the River. We wish them luck. RRM J15 GIRLS The first race of the season came with probably the last of the good weather of the summer and the year 10 girls made the most of it. In new combinations and boats they raced singles, doubles and quads coming away with 1st and 2nd place in the WJ15 singles for Lauren and Violet, Cont d on p7
7 and held 1st place throughout the day in WJ15 2x of Marnie and Lauren McAuliffe, before being pipped at the end of the last division by Putney High School. Indeed, Emanuel v Putney High looks likely to become a feature of the season, both clubs also battling it out in WJ15 quads, with honours 2 to 1 in Putney s favour this time. The quads reproduced their training performances within 11 seconds of each other. The six girls competing in the singles showing the benefit of the extra training the rowers have put in. The only blip of the day was the double of Sophie and Ellie who overdid it in the first half of the race before running out of puff in the second. 1x: Lauren, Violet, Tabitha, Marnie, Georgie, Lucia 2x: Marnie/Lauren, Ellie/Sophie 4x+: Natasha/Imogen/Milly/Isabella/ Annabelle; Tabitha/Anna/Kyra/Violet/ Sophie; Eve/Natacha/Georgie/Lucia/ Annabelle J15 BOYS The year 10 Boys had two quads, two doubles and 3 singles entered at Bedford, and all crews and individuals posted some encouraging results. The fastest combination was the quad of Ben, Tate, Gabriel, James, and Albi who finished 3rd out of 12 crews, behind two boats from Shrewsbury School, but ahead of Bedford School and Bedford Modern School. Gabriel also went on to finish 2nd out of the seven entries in the J15 single sculls event, while Ben finished 4th. Jake was entered in the singles, but unfortunately had a mishap on the way to start and had to retire early. He, together with Billy, Henry, Fred and Jacob, nevertheless all demonstrated at Bedford that they have the desire and potential to achieve good things in this sport, in the future. DMC Congratulations to OE Georgia OE Georgia Miansarow ( ), shown second from the left, was in the first Emanuel Girls VIII to compete at Womens Henley in 2008, and won their first round before losing to LEH in the quarter-final. She left to study in Australia and is now a member of the Australian National Squad, winning a silver medal at the 2017 World Rowing Championships. RMM Cross country WANDSWORTH BOROUGH CHAMPIONSHIPS 44 runners from years 6 to 11 ran in the Wandsworth Borough Championships on Tooting Bec Common. The course was fast and flat, albeit in windy conditions. There were some excellent results throughout the afternoon of races which saw all but a few runners finishing within the top 20 for their age group. Our best performing team were the year 11 boys who had four runners in the top six and they were closely followed by the year 9 boys who had their entire team of six within the top 10. The individual performance of the day goes to Georgie (year 9) who won gold in her age group with an impressive run, beating all of the year 10 and 11 runners in the same race. Our other medal winners were Max (year 10, bronze), George (year 11, silver), Fleur (year 7, bronze) and Eve (year 10, bronze). Based on these excellent results the following have been selected for the London Youth Games on Saturday 18 November: Fleur (U13), Max (U15), Georgie (U15), George and Ben (U17). This number of selected runners could easily have been doubled had the borough selected one more runner in each age group. Congratulations to all runners on a fine afternoon of racing. PAK Medal winners: l-r: George, Max, Ben, Eve and Georgie 7