Click here to view our: Black History Month (EDI) Newsletter October 2021
Here’s a reminder of BHM from 2020 led by our Music Department & Sixth Form:
Can you name all the people featured?
Click the image below to find out all about them…:
Michael Duberry (old boy & ex pro-footballer) and DJ Spoony (friend of EGS & garage legend) came to EGS to talk about life, careers, choices, barriers, family, biases and racism, as part of Black History Month and Grammar’s ongoing drive to give hope and inspiration to all.
Mr Lamb took them for a coffee and bumped into Andy Cole (ex pro-footballer), as you do!
Thank you to Raymond Cathline, a school governor, who has been one of our leads in organising all our #BHM events.
Holler organised for one of their inspiring speakers to visit our Year 10s. ‘Inspirer’ Jermaine Hunter (ex pro-footballer, football agent and Personal trainer) came to share his story.
You can see Shawn below holding the Holler Hero UK award!
What a privilege it was for us! It’s all about inspiring the next generation and preparing young people for the journey of life.
Thank you, Jermaine.
We were truly honoured to have Leon Mckenzie, ex-professional footballer and boxer, visit our school today and speak to our boys.
He has excelled at two sports at the highest level and now he shares his story about his mental health history and how he tries to overcome it a day at a time.
Leon delivered the message that it’s ok not to be ok. That mental health affects us all at some point(s) in our lives.
That we can all work hard to be “good” men; that good men talk, cry, share, help, empathise and to be kind.
Our parent volunteer led our students to create unique and interesting items including seed bombs, dried bouquets, chutneys, seed packets and planted herbs amongst lots of other beautiful products.
We are incredibly excited to continue to build on this work alongside our DofE Year 10s who will be supporting our volunteer with the gardening club. The aim is to provide a sustainable project that enables expansion to an existing well-accessed club and to provide a ‘team’ who will develop their own skill sets whilst also developing valuable in-school provision where we can also support our Food Tech dept.