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Budding City traders!

Year 10 and 11 Students in Eaton Grange are currently practising hard for the Student Investor Challenge.

The Student Investor Challenge is a UK wide investment game for students with a top prize of a trip to New York. On top of that, winning team members get prize money to spend as well!

Our Eaton Grange students  are budding traders! They have been divided into teams of four and are given access to the live LSE data. The Investor Web pages gives them the actual trading facts on which they can base their investment decisions.

Team ” EGHsquared ” consisting of Esha, Gemma, Harry and Holly have made it to 11th position  out of 1895 teams in the practice round of the Student Investor Challenge.

We wish them lots of luck in the challenge!

Harvest Produce Delivery

This afternoon, our Year 8 Senior Ambassadors helped deliver the food and produce, which had been kindly donated by parents and children to our Harvest Festival, to WADE in Wokingham.  WADE is an organisation offering company, support and a hot lunch to the elderly residents of Wokingham on a daily basis.  They are very grateful for our donations.

Scientist of the Month

We have nominated our first “Scientists of the Month” today.

The award is made for those students who have shown tremendous effort and interest in the Sciences and have been nominated by the Science department.  Well done!

Our first four Scientists of the Month

Language Week – lunches

A very popular aspect of Languages Week at Holme Grange is our international menus.  This week we tasted delights from France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Portugal.  The food was delicious and it was a wonderful way to celebrate the different cultures and tastes of Europe.

Menus from around Europe!

Languages Week 2017

Once again we have celebrated Languages Week at Holme Grange in style with quizzes, competitions and delicious lunches from all over Europe.  The emphasis this year has been on Art, each day we have looked at a particular artist and painting from Europe and looked at the history and culture behind each painting.  Artists have included Monet, Paula Rego, Picasso and Duerer.

Year 8 delivered a very entertaining assembly – they told the story of The Very Hungry Caterpillar – (La chenille qui fait des trous) in French.  It was very enjoyable and an excellent way to end our languages week.

Year 8 – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – La chenille qui fait des trous

Year 7 – Team building

On Monday 25th September, Year 7 set off to Horseshoe Lake for their team-building challenge.  The aim was to work together to construct a raft which would carry the group out to the island in the middle of the lake without sinking.

We are in our wet suits – ready to go!

Success was varied!  Some rafts went further than others but by the end of the afternoon everyone was very wet!  However, everyone had a great time and all the students got to know each other a little better.

This raft is looking good!

But will it float?

We are feeling confident!

The moment of truth!

Into the water…

Paddles at the ready!

Oh well! We all got wet!

Year 8 learn CPR

On Monday 25th September, Year 8 students had some first aid and CPR training.  This is extremely valuable training and possibly one day might even save someone’s life.  The students learned how to do the compressions and then took their “dummy” home to train their families and friends.

Keeping safe on the street

On Monday 28th September, Year 9 had a session with Jason O’Connor, a martial arts expert about how to keep safe when out and about.  Young people can be vulnerable so the aim of this session was to give them some of the awareness and skills to look after themselves and keep out of trouble when out in the community.  It was also quite a good physical work out!