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  • Friday 20 January 2017

    THE GLITTERING PRIZES

    I would like to congratulate members of the Upper Sixth for achieving some excellent offers from university this year (and we are still very early in the “season” so there are many more offers to come). 10 members of the Upper Sixth were invited to interview at either Oxford or Cambridge before Christmas and, since then, five have received offers with one more still to receive news. So congratulations go to: Lorelei, for her offer to read Classics at St Anne’s College, Oxford, Thais for her offer to read Classics at St John’s College, Cambridge, Ben for his offer to read History at Robinson College, Cambridge, Davie for his offer to read Archeology at Selwyn College, Cambridge and Juliette for her offer to read Japanese Studies at Emmanuel College, Cambridge (where she will have to get used to the different

    spelling of Emanuel, of course!) There are plenty of other exciting offers too. 113 applications have been sent to UCAS and most students were holding three to five offers even before we reached the January 15 deadline. Here are some examples of the offers students have received: Defne - International Relations with Study Abroad (Exeter), Roshaan - Mathematics (Warwick), Zein – Music (King’s College London), Charles – Product Design (Bournemouth), Natasha – English (Nottingham), Jared – Economics with Study Abroad (Durham), Tom – Geography (Leeds), Toby – Electronic Engineering (Manchester), Esme – Psychology with Placement (Bath), Celia – Astrophysics (Edinburgh), Sharif – International Relations and History (LSE), Miranda – Law (Newcastle) and Sonya

    – Politics and Sociology (Bristol) There are also two students who have places at American universities: Darcy with 100 per cent Sports Scholarship to University of Minnesota and David Kemp with a Spotlight Scholarship to Emerson College. Josh has offers from the Royal Academy of Music, the Royal College of Music and from the Guildhall. Not all our students will go on to university, however: in the past few years Emanuel students have chosen to do other exciting things on leaving school, including training for a commercial pilot’s licence and becoming an Army Officer at Sandhurst. Nevertheless the vast majority of this year’s Upper Sixth are planning to go to university when they leave us: and their offers are certainly enticing. Well done! MHB

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    CONFIRMATION 2017 The chaplain will be offering preparation classes for any student thinking about confirmation (Church of England). The enquirers group will begin meeting before February half term and the confirmation service itself is likely to be in June 2017. The confirmation group classes are informative, informal and enjoyable and there is no obligation to proceed with confirmation at the end of the series of meetings. Anyone interested in confirmation should contact the chaplain as soon as possible, either directly or by email on forbes.walker@emanuel.org.uk. Parents should also feel free to contact the chaplain on behalf of their son or daughter or indeed with any questions about confirmation or the preparation process. RFW

    YEAR 11 WORK EXPERIENCE A reminder to pupils that the deadline (Friday 10 March) is fast approaching. Please complete the pupil placement form (available from the parent portal) and return to Miss Malik ASAP. If you have any questions please see Ms Zaratiegui or Miss Malik immediately. HHM

    DYSTOPIAN FUTURES Up-and-coming author Sarah Govett will visit the school on Monday to speak to Year 9 about her dystopian novel The Territory and its sequel The Territory: Escape. This top notch debut cleverly fuses futuristic global warming issues with a corrupt education system which heavily favours the rich in a dangerous dystopian near-future where Britain is ravaged by flooding. Both books have

    been critical and commercial hits and a surprise for Sarah who read law at Trinity College, Oxford and is a qualified solicitor. Recently she has also been writing for children’s television. For those who want to meet Sarah but will not hear her talk, she will be in the library all lunchtime and is happy to chat and answer questions about writing and dystopian literature in general, of which she is a huge fan. The Pea Green Book Shop will be selling both her books, which are priced £7.99 and I highly recommend The Territory for anyone who enjoys an assessable futuristic page-turner. TRJ

    CHORAL & ORCHESTRAL CONCERT THURSDAY 9 FEBRUARY 7PM | HAMPDEN HALL

    This is a fantastic opportunity to hear the Orchestra, Choir and Year 13

    music scholars perform as soloists in:

    JS. Bach’s Mass in B Minor - featuring -

    Colette Boushell (Soprano) Hermione Leitch (Soprano)

    Leigh Woolf (Mezzo Soprano) Robert Martin (Tenor) James Oldfield (Bass)

    Grøndahl Trombone Concerto featuring Josh Blows (Trombone)

    Directed by Tim Rhodes

    Tickets: adults £13 (£14 on the door) concessions £7 (£8 on the door)

    family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £30 advance only

    Book now: lucy.stevens@emanuel.org.uk

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    THE PRODUCERS Tickets are on sale for this year’s musical, The Producers. Based on Mel Brooks’ Academy Award-winning movie, this is a hilarious musical comedy that has taken Broadway and the West End by storm, winning a record-breaking 12 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier Awards. Impoverished by a string of flops, New York producer Max Bialystock recruits timid accountant Leo Bloom to help him pull off Broadway’s greatest scam. They aim to produce the worst show ever and run away with millions, but they soon learn that show-business can kick you in the teeth. Performances take place in the Hampden Hall 15-18 March at 7pm. Tickets available through the Drama Office. RJA

    Wednesday saw the return of the Lower School Literary Quiz, which was a huge success last year, with 8SDO the eventual champions. Un- like most school competitions this quiz is Form based, instead of the usual House competition. Each round features fifty very quick-fire literary based questions asked over fifteen minutes during first break with buzzers, which every- one finds a lot of fun. Each Form in Years 6-8 plays in four quizzes over the next three weeks with the strongest five Forms competing in the finals which runs from Monday 6th February to Friday 10th February. In our opening match on Wednesday 7EJW and 7CLH, even at this early state, looked like very strong challengers and the attached photo features some of the chil- dren who competed. This was a keenly con- tested competition last year, which we hope will be repeated this time out The winners will be presented with the ‘Neale Trophy’ which is named after former DT teachers Mr John and Mrs Sue Neale. Mr Neale was also an OE and Mrs Neale was Head of the Lower School for a number of years. TRJ

    On Saturday 13 May, 10 members of the Emanuel staff (the Eastonettes) will be doing the Walk the Walk London Moonwalk in memory of Charlie Easton, who passed away from breast cancer in September. We will be walking dressed in 1920s attire (surely this alone is worthy of your sponsorship?). Please help us raise funds for this worthwhile charity by giving what you can and spread the word by sharing the link below with your friends and family. Thank you in advance for your generosity. Link: https://heroix-gb.everydayhero. com/event/moonwalklondon2017/ hero_page/eastonettes/donate

    FUNDRAISINGARTICULATION COMPETITION Every January, the Art Department selects one student from the Upper Sixth to take part in the prestigious ARTiculation award, a national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Educational Trust and the University of Cambridge. The competition gives students the opportunity to present an original talk about an artwork of their choice. This year, Kate won a place at the regional heat held at the Wallace Collection in London. On the day of the competition, supported by three members of the Sixth Form, Kate gave a confident talk about The Starry Night (1889) by Vincent Van Gogh, where she discussed the mythology surrounding the artist’s work. Dr Lucy Davis, Curator of Paintings at The Wallace Collection and judge for the competition, was impressed by Kate’s confident and sophisticated presentation. Kate missed out on being put through to the next heat but nonetheless she gave an inspiring talk and was commended by several members of the audience. The Art Department will be running the ARTiculation 2018 award from next September. RGC

    RETURN OF THE LOWER SCHOOL LITERARY QUIZ

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    Over the past term, Academic Scholars from Hill Form to Year 8 have taken part in the Trinity Schools Book Awards. They have read a short-list of six novels with the theme of senses, debated and voted for their favourite (The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster) and have written book reviews as part of our Emanuel competition. The prize-winning review is taken forward to a competition between all of the 21 schools in the Trinity Group. Students also have to complete creative responses to their favourite novel from the short-list. The competition was fierce, and students are limited to 500 words for their reviews. I am pleased to announce that Year 7 student Freya will represent the school at the award ceremony in March and the full text of her winning review, based on The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, is below. BMD Out of all the books in the Trinity Book Awards, my favourite is the The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness. My