Wishing all our students the very best with their exams over the coming weeks.
- Keep calm
- Attend revisions sessions available
- Do your best
You’ve got this!
Enfield Grammar School would like to wish
King Charles III and Queen Camilla
all the best on their Coronation.
Whether you agree or not with the monarchy, it will be an amazing historical event followed by people all around the world. It is aimed to be a community event; street parties, lunches & teas, concerts, family themed days and more, for people to mark the occasion by celebrating with their families, friends and neighbours. Monday has a spotlight on volunteering, for people to get involved and help out on various projects within your local areas.
Whatever you will be doing, we wish everyone a lovely and safe bank holiday weekend.
Our catering staff ensured everyone got a little ‘taste’ of the coronation at lunchtime with some sweet treats!
If you are involved in a celebration event, why not let us know via social media by tagging us or commenting on our post
Some details on the weekend events: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-65461957
Details bout the coronation (inc resources, recipes and craft ideas): https://coronation.gov.uk/about-the-coronation/
The Coronation of His Majesty The King and Her Majesty The Queen Consort is a time for celebration across the nation and Commonwealth, over a weekend of special events:
- Saturday 6 May: the Coronation Ceremony will take place at Westminster Abbey, London.
- 6-8 May: Coronation Big Lunches will be held up and down the country and across the Commonwealth.
- Sunday 7 May: a spectacular Coronation Concert will be performed at Windsor Castle, with iconic locations across the UK lit up using projections, lasers, drone displays and illuminations.
- Monday 8 May: a special Bank Holiday in honour of the Coronation, giving everyone the opportunity to join in and celebrate a national day of volunteering through Big Help Out activities.
Read the guidance on how to watch the Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla.
Mir is currently studying A-level Computer Science, Information Technology, and Media and has chosen to follow a career pathway into cyber-security.
Out of school, Mir is a corporal in our local RAF Air-Cadets; 85 Squadron in Middlesex Wing which he joined 5 years ago. This is not an extra-curricular activity to be taken lightly but one that encourages and expects loyalty, determination and effort which results in being very rewarding, as Mir has experienced.
Being an air-cadet, he has learnt new skills from first-aid to parade drills, from camping to flying and has also earned him a couple of extra B-techs along the way.
The opportunities and experiences Mir has had with the air-cadets is priceless and as well as being thoroughly enjoyable, has given him extra skills and future pathways to follow.
The photos in the video below show just what an amazing time he has had.
Well done, Mir!
A message from Lloyds to our students:
First things first: we’re not an insurance company. Nor are we connected with any bank.
Lloyd’s is actually a market, where risks that need to be covered are put to insurers who can provide protection, ensuring that social and economic progress can continue across the globe. And as a Corporation, we enable that protection; managing the space and overseeing all aspects of the business.
Lloyds is offering students….
Join us for a week of face to face workshops and networking, delving into Lloyd’s and the insurance industry, in partnership with Aon.
The programme will run from Tuesday 25th July – Friday 28th July 2023.
Aimed at GCSE and A-Level students, you will experience the working environment of two global businesses throughout a week of workshops, networking and gain an insight into career opportunities within Lloyd’s and Aon.
Please note the Insight Week will take place in London and the attendance is mandatory for the 4 days. You must be able to travel into London as we are not providing accommodation expenses.
During the week you will undertake a number of workshops, including:
- Introduction to the Insurance industry
- Personal development workshops
- Introduction to Broking and Underwriting
- Meet our current graduates and apprentices
- Introduction to data
- CV and interview hints and tips
The Employability Day was an innovative event at the School and it was organised by Reach Society at the invitation of the head teacher, Mr Chris Lamb, who wanted to provide all pupils with the opportunity to develop their awareness of future pathways beyond school; and to inspire them to get into the habit of exploring and making discoveries which they can then use to make a success of their lives.
It was a busy day with a real buzz in the air; lots of motivational talks and information giving – we hope the students enjoyed it as much as all our guests.
To read the full article and view all the photos, please click below…
Enfield Grammar School Employability Day in Enfield, 30 March
Eid Mubarak! We wish our Muslim community a Happy Eid.
Once Ramadan is over Muslims then celebrate Eid al-fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, with a feast. The celebration means ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’.
Eid al-Fitr is subject to sightings of the moon. While the celebration comes around a month after the beginning of Ramadan, the date also depends on the sighting of the crescent moon. The moon will not be visible at the same time across the world, so countries will celebrate the occasion over two days.
The day itself has a long history, originating from the Islamic prophet Muhammad, with some traditions believing they were initiated in Medina after his migration to Mecca, which dates back to 622 AD.
Muslims celebrate the day with a specific salat – or Islamic prayer – which has two rakats (units).
What food is eaten on Eid al-Fitr?
Food is also a huge staple of this celebration. These tend to be of a more sweeter nature, with Eid al-Fitr also dubbed “sweet Eid”.
There are a wide range of foods eaten on this day, largely depending on where in the world it is being celebrated.
However, some of the favourites include:
- Boeber – A sweet milk drink made by cooking vermicelli with dates, originating in South Africa
- Ghraybeh – These are a Middle Eastern shortbread cookie, which contain a pistachio on the top
- Sohan Asali – This is an Iranian pastry or sweet, made with honey, sugar, saffron, almond or other nuts