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The Charter School Christmas Fair

The Charter School will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Thursday 23rd November from 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Local Artists and Designers will be selling their work including gorgeous vintage jewellery, handmade scarves and accessories, limited edition prints and homewares as well as greetings cards and Christmas cards.  The perfect opportunity to pick up an original Christmas gift. There will be a raffle on the night with fabulous prizes and there will be festive food, drink and music. The Fair will be held at The Charter School Red Post Hill , SE24 9JH , Entrance is £1 for adults, kids free. SaveSaveSaveSave

Dulwich student brings No Waste November to UK to fight culture of waste

A sixth former at James Allen’s Girls’ School is asking everyone to join her global fight against all types of waste throughout November. Tilly Gratton has launched a new campaign to cut down on waste next month and wants as many people as possible to join her in taking action. She has started the global No Waste November campaign with a team of fellow young environmental champions across four continents and over the next few weeks will spread the message on social media. Whether it’s reducing water use, avoiding single use plastic products or throwing away less food, Tilly is asking everyone to make a pledge and do what they can to help. For her part Tilly has pledged to only use naked cosmetics and drink from reusable cups. She developed the idea for No Waste November through her work with Dr Jane Goodhall DBE’s Roots and Shoots programme which empowers schools and universities around the world to make positive changes that help communities, animals and the environment. Explaining why she feels so strongly about …

Education news: Yoga for children

Sarah Thomas, Junior School teacher at Alleyn’s, and qualified Hatha yoga practitioner, on the benefits of Hatha Yoga for children and adolescents. As the inimitable ‘Mr Magorium’ in the film bearing the same name, Dustin Hoffmann says: “Your life is an occasion – rise to it!” In other words, live life well and as fully as possible. In order to ‘rise to the occasion’ however we need to be physically, mentally and emotionally well so we have the resilience to deal with all that life throws at us. Childhood Stress It is well-documented that our busy lives leave us stressed and children too are party to this. Busy home lives, school lives, homework deadlines, and revising for exams all contribute. Add the intrusion of social media, peer pressure and messages from society as a whole into the mix, and children can be bombarded from all sides at a vulnerable stage in their lives. How Can Yoga Help? As a ‘mindful’ practice, Yoga belongs in the ‘wellbeing toolkit’, providing practical exercises to strengthen the body, calm …

Education news: Establishing Positive Habits

It is the right time of year for you and your children to establish positive habits, says Simon Severino, Headmaster at Alleyn’s Junior School. September has come around again; the nights will begin to draw in, and the cycle of the school year begins afresh. Whether your child is new to school or moving up through the age groups (Year 5 already – how did that happen?), now is the perfect time to consider how to introduce or refine positive habits before the daily schedule glides into autopilot. A relaxed start is a positive start A consistent routine is a great help, and preparation is key. Activities such as packing school bags the evening before can help the morning run smoothly. Ensuring your child arrives on time to school, without rushing, provides a relaxed start that can have a very positive knock-on impact for the rest of the day. Establish a precedent for homework Encourage your children to write down their homework as accurately as possible, and do check their homework/contact books every day. Keeping …

The Charter School East Dulwich – Big Lottery Awards to All

Students, Staff and Parents of The Charter School East Dulwich, a new secondary school serving the communities of South Camberwell and East Dulwich, are celebrating receiving a grant of over £9,000 from the Big Lottery Awards for All Scheme. When the school opened its temporary premises on Southampton Way, the existing playground was an uninviting and barren place. It was very quickly identified as a priority to improve the facilities for the hundreds of young students who would be using it over the next 2 years. With the help of the newly formed school fundraising committee, committed parents Beth Follini and Natasha Soares worked together to draft the bid to Big Lottery supported by the school. After several months of writing and re-writing, the bid was submitted and we were delighted to find out we were successful in being awarded a grant to fund a range of sports equipment, a container garden and an outdoor mural that can all be moved to the school’s permanent site on East Dulwich Grove. Students will benefit from healthier …