Monday, 19 June 2017

Year 10 Food Exams - Thursday 15 June 2017

During their Food Exam on Thursday, Year 10s were required to create 3 dishes in 3 hours for a country of their choice.
Students really did stretch themselves and we are so proud of their hard work.

#Brittons Best - Johnson Controls Award Winner

Callum Picari was the winner of this year's Johnson Controls Award and was delighted to win a laptop.

Callum being presented with the laptop by Ms Scott, Acting Principal

Friday, 9 June 2017

Mock #General Election at #Brittons




The Brittons Academy held its own Mock General Election to see which political party students think should represent the UK.  This was organised by Mr Qureshi (Director of Study for Citizenship) and Mr Mugombe (Assistant Principal).


Prior to the election, assemblies took place to outline the format of the General Election and to share the policies of the different political parties for which students could vote.  In addition, posters were put up around the Academy and students discussed the election and watched the party political broadcasts of each political party during their Learning Family Time.


Each Learning Family became one constituency of Brittons and students voted for the political party they wanted to represent their constituency.


All votes will be counted up at the end of the day and the constituency and the winning party will be declared.  The political party that has won the most constituencies across Brittons will be declared the winner of the 2017 Brittons General Election.


All constituency results, as well as the result of the winning party, will be declared on Friday 9 June.


Mr Qureshi said "Our students were keen to get stuck into voting as soon as we announced that we’d be holding a mock general election.  They showed us that they have an opinion on what should be the future of the country and it’s amazing to see them make their own informed decisions rather than rely on second hand information, which will stand them in good stead for when it's their turn to choose the future government."


Mr Mugombe said "Holding the mock general election has given students a better understanding of democracy and British values."

Francesca Pengelly and Darnell Kwame

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

#FourthPlinth School Awards 2017

Maica Da Silva has been selected, out of 4,000 entrants, as the winner of the Fourth Plinth School Awards Competition for the Borough of Havering for 2017. 

Maica's artwork titled Anti-Aging is a drawing of a cosmetics bottle which focused on creating a youthful attitude rather than just another superficial product.  After discussing with her teacher and classmates the significance of the Fourth Plinth platform, Maica wanted to connect with the many people who pass through Trafalgar Square each day and decided an interactive sculpture would be best to engage with people to encourage them to release their inner child.  People would have the ability to push a button and, instead of spraying a beauty product, her sculpture would spray glitter or bubbles and viewers would ultimately feel younger.

Maica attended a ceremony at City Hall on Thursday 27th April with her mother and Miss Park (Art Teacher), which was hosted by Justine Simons (Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries) and the winning artist of 2016 (David Shrigley).  Maica was awarded a certificate as well as a bag of art supplies donated by CASS, which she looks forward to using in her GCSE art sketchpad. 

Maica's work is currently on display at the City Hall for public viewing and can also be viewed online at the below address.  The Brittons Academy are extremely proud of Maica's efforts towards her creative endeavours and look forward to seeing her aspire to new heights of imagination and ingenuity.  Well done Maica!

Friday, 28 April 2017

#BrittonsBest - Thursday 27 April 2017

A few photos from Brittons Best, which was another fantastic evening!

Lucia and Holly with Mr McLaughlin (Executive Principal) and Ms Scott (Acting Principal)

Monalisa and Apurva with Mr McLaughlin (Executive Principal) and Ms Scott (Acting Principal)

Courage and Best with Ms Scott (Acting Principal) and Mr McLaughlin (Executive Principal)

Dominic receiving his award from Mr McLaughlin (Executive Principal)

Blessing receiving her award from Mr McLaughlin (Executive Principal)

Thursday, 27 April 2017

#Brittons Year 10 #STEM trip to CEME

On Tuesday 25 April, Year 10 students went on a trip to the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME).  During the day, activities included robotics, making mechanical models, designing a computer game, electronics and programming.  The students gained an insight into activities they may participate in if they choose to go into a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.

#FourthPlinth School Awards 2017 - Borough Winner!

Just before the Easter holidays, Miss Park was supporting selected Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 students with a design project for the Mayor’s office.


Please click on the link below to view our school entries:



Maica Da Silva has won an award for her entry ‘Anti-ageing’ (best design in Havering) and she is attended an awards ceremony today with her mum and Miss Park at the City Hall. The ceremony is being hosted by Justine Simons, Deputy Mayor for Culture and Creative Industries, and the artist, David Shrigley.


Maica’s work is on display at the City Hall for public viewing.