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Year 2 Great Fire of London Topic

“We travelled back in time to 1666. First, we role played the Great Fire of London by exploding houses and putting water on the sizzling fire. Next, we used burnt charcoal to draw higgeldy – piggeldy Tudor houses. After that we made cardboard houses using paper to wrap it in. Finally, we destroyed all Tudor […]

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Fire & Rescue Service Visit

In school we not only practice our fire drills we learn about services that help us and keep us safe. Lower School recently enjoyed a visit from the Fire Brigade!  “Last Thursday we looked at the fire fighters strong, important equipment that they use in emergencies. We had a tour around the engine. Year 2 […]

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Young Ambassors for the Mayor of Croydon

Students from Year 13 represented Riddlesdown Collegiate at a meeting of Young Ambassadors at Croydon Town Hall.  The students met with Councillor Humayun Kabir, Mayor of Croydon, to discuss fundraising ideas in order to support his five chosen charities.  The charities have been selected as they reflect the diversity of Croydon: Mind in Croydon, which […]

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Trip to the Cartoon Museum

The cartoon museum had drawings and cartoons in a variety of styles with many messages being interpreted through these. Most of these cartoon drawings mentioned politics in them; a form of satirical humour. The drawings were very unique and striking as some were vibrant as well as colourful but still abstract and notable. However, some […]

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Visit to Madam Tussaud’s

On a wet Wednesday morning, 30 students made their way across London to Madame Tussauds. Students experienced the A-list celebrity treatment; having paparazzi take their photo before having the opportunity to take their own photos with the celebrity waxworks. Students started off in the Hollywood zone, before entering the magic of the film and party […]

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Leeds Castle Visit

On a rather dismal and wet Wednesday morning, 16 intrepid students set off for Leeds Castle in Kent. The weather did not bode well during our hour-long journey and the mood was declining rapidly. When we arrived, guess what… NO RAIN! With the mood growing with every footstep, we took a leisurely stroll through the […]

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Students Visit Historic Greenwich

Damp weather did nothing to dampen spirits of a 40 strong contingent of Year 8, who on this Academy Day set forth to explore historic Greenwich. Students had the opportunity to see a number of the significant sites in Greenwich as well as a little freedom to do some exploring of their own. From a […]

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Trip to “Wicked”

The weather was on our side and a great day was had by all! Began with a stop at Hamley’s Toy Store and the students enjoyed all the 5 floors of this amazing toy store buying gifts and sweets. We then travelled to Victoria Station and had lunch at the food court. Everyone was excited […]

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Herne Hill Velodrome

For Academy Day, 14 students travelled to the historic Herne Hill Velodrome. They enjoyed a two hour coached track session, cycling a total of 22km. Their journeys to the Olympics as cyclists has begun! S Trehearn

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Visit to Duxford War Museum

Year 10 students visited the Imperial War Museum at Duxford on 16th October. The museum is Britain’s largest aviation museum. Duxford houses the museum’s large exhibits, including nearly 200 aircraft, military vehicles, artillery and minor naval vessels in seven main exhibition buildings. It is a breath-taking exhibition. The students were fascinated by the museum’s other […]

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Maggot Moon Theatre Trip

On Wednesday 9th October, students from the Year 9, 10 and 12 Drama cohorts travelled to Unicorn Theatre in London Bridge to watch Maggot Moon. The play’s protagonist Standish Treadwell suffers from dyslexia and has a very low reading and writing age. It is also set in a ‘What-if’ history, in this case – ‘What […]

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GCSE Geography Field Trip

On Wednesday 25th September, Year 11 Geography had an extremely successful day by the coast where they visited Walton-on-the-Naze as part of their fieldwork requirement for their GCSE exam. Their aim for the day was to investigate how management affects Longshore Drift at Walton-on-the-Naze and develop an opinion on the strategies in place. On arrival, […]

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