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21 Jul 2017

Celebration Day 2017


Pupil Tia from NWLIS ascends the climbing wall

Essex pupils sail on the rafts they took part in building!

On 11 July all TCES Group schools and services came together at Grangewaters Outdoor Education Centre for our annual end of school year Celebration Day.

Pupils and staff enjoyed a range of sporting activities including raft building, climbing, canoeing and kayaking. As well as having a lot of fun, pupils were able to learn new skills and demonstrate their team working abilities.

The day itself resulted in some worthy trophy winners at the awards ceremony, as prizes were awarded to pupils who demonstrated the seven core TCES Group values: respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

Despite the weather producing some heavy downpours, staff and pupils had a fantastic day, with some exemplary listening skills demonstrated by our pupils. 

ELIS staff  at Celebration Day

20 Jul 2017

Congratulations to our NWLIS 2017 Graduates!

14 July saw pupils Laquain, Mikel, Michael and Myles graduate from NWLIS in a moving and celebratory ceremony attended by fellow pupils, parents, staff and special guests Andrew ‘Papa G’ Mohammed, Father Fergal and Janice Heath and Danijela Kabrielan at SEN Connections in Brent. With touching speeches written and articulated byfellow peers Aaron A, Aaron O, Tia and Hussein, the
audience were invited to share in the incredible journey that Laquain, Mikel, Michael and Myles have undertaken during their time at NWLIS. Their journeys continue, however, as Laquain begins a Business Studies course at West Thames College in Isleworth. Both Myles and Michael will stay on at NWLIS to continue their studies in Y12 as part of our ongoing provision.

05 Jul 2017

Essex Fresh Start School pupils cast votes in mock elections


Essex Fresh Start School took part in last month’s Mock Elections, giving pupils a fictional chance at voting as the public turned out to vote in the General Election.

Pupils evidently had their fingers on the pulse, however: ‘results’ pointed to a hung parliament, a prescient reflection of the voting public’s consensus!