2019 EAL Day

On Wednesday 20 March the English as an Additional Language Department held a special lunchtime event: EAL Day, which included cake sales, Learning another language and quizzes.

Students from Years 7,8 and 9 made and brought cakes from a wealth of countries such as, Romania, China, Syria, Pakistan, Egypt and Russia etc.

The atmosphere was one of togetherness and a sharing of cultures.

In addition, a number of students were on-hand to teach a variety of languages such as Urdu, Italian, Vietnamese, Sri-Lankan, Arabic and Pashto.

Quizzes reflecting our multicultural school were available together with live music accompanying the event, from Mr Windrich; it was a happy and vibrant few hours spent together.

It is important for students to be culturally aware. Learning about other cultures, languages, religions, and holidays aside from their own will help students learn that their classmates may be very different from them. Being culturally aware is a wonderful way to promote inclusion for all.

Celebrating Different Cultures and Diversity will help our students tremendously: developing their confidence, feeling proud about their culture and language and appreciating culture differences.

A big Thank-You to all involved both in front and behind the scenes together with those who visited and supported the event.

The EAL Department

Book & Bake Sale for the Teenage Cancer Trust

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Kingsbury High School students raised over £150 for the Teenage Cancer Trust by running a Book & Bake sale over three consecutive days this week. The event, part of Year Eight’s year long Wise Up! Face Up! Stand Up! project to both increase cancer awareness and raise funds for three chosen cancer charities, was conceived and organised by Year Eight student, Chloe, with the help of Ms Snow and fellow students; Vanisha, Meesha, Remsha, Nitika, Jenikia and Habeeba. Chloe and Vanisha created posters to promote the sales, while parents/carers and students both donated books and baked a huge variety of cakes.

[photograph by Steve Foster]

Let Them Buy Cake!

On the 21st of September 2012, Year 11 students; Krupa Gaglani, Chantay Louis, Shriya Gadher, Abigail Brown, Lora Abagero, Abrar Ali, Naren Kondhia, Tara Neli, Oula, Yousaf, Zoe Yerolemou, Radhika Parmar and Shadia Bakar; along with their Heads of Year, Ms Day and Ms Prince, held a charity cake sale in aid of cancer research.

At the lunchtime event, we managed to raise more than £350. This was helped especially by Head Teacher, Mr Waxman, who bought a number of cakes and then handed them out to students!

We chose cancer research as our charity because it is extremely close to our hearts
and we believe that supporting the research of cancer is an important trust. Statistics show
that in 2008, 7.6 million people died of cancer – 13% of all deaths worldwide. This had a
major impact on all of our lives. It has been an eye opener and has taught us how to value
our lives, especially considering that many of us have had close friends and even family that have gone through this traumatic experience.

Special thanks should go to fellow student, Kavi Bhatt for contributing £10.00 towards this cause.

By Chantay Louis and Krupa Gaglani – Year 11

[Text by Chantay Louis and Krupa Gaglani – Year 11; Photography by Steve]