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Another Gold Medal for Haimish

We are delighted to announce that yet another Gold medal position place was achieved by Avon House prep school student, Haimish Patel (Year 6) in the  individual front crawl during the Redbridge Mini Games Gala.

It was an outstanding swim against a very high standard of competitors within the Borough.

Haimish  has now been selected by the Borough to represent Redbridge at Crystal Palace in not one but two relay events.

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Poetry Week

Poetry Week culminated in a bumper assembly which showcased the various ways in which classes had approached the theme of ‘Journeys’.

It was wonderful to see the confidence with which pupils delivered their verses from the nursery rhymes of Early Years to the metaphorical journeys of Year 6.  These latter poems were inspired by the visit of award winning poet Rachel Rooney on Tuesday, 5th February.  Rachel made a real impact on all age groups and she has recently performed at the South Bank with Roger McGough and Carol Ann Duffy no less!

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Take One Picture

An exciting week at Avon House has seen the whole school taking part in The National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’  project which invites primary schools from around the country to use a picture from The National Gallery collection as inspiration for learning about art and famous paintings.

This year’s focus is the painting ‘Still Life with the Drinking-Horn of the Saint Sebastian’ by Willem Kalf (1653). Continue reading