AMSI Blog 2021-2022

Welcome to Arts & Media School Islington blog 2021-2022 where, along with our News Page, we keep you up to date with all the fascinating events that are taking place each week at our school.

AMSI is still following the government guidance and is therefore still under certain restrictions on school trips due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Our blog for the the year 2021-2022 will again reflect these restrictions.

October

Year 9 Football Team

Our year 9 football team played in the final stage yesterday. The team were competing in a final 4 group, unfortunately we did not finish in the top 2 but our boys gave everything in three tough games and it was a major achievement getting to the final in the first place.

Congratulations are thoroughly deserved to Arthur, Jaiden, Matteo, Damario, Ahmed, Ife, Salim, Luis, Nabil & Adam.

Well done Year 9 and also a special mention to the students who came and watched!


Year 8 Trip to the Globe

On Thursday 7th October, we embarked upon the first official AMSI school trip since the start of the pandemic!

Around 60 enthusiastic Year 8 students – accompanied by 7 members of staff – travelled to the Globe Theatre in Southwark to watch Shakespeare’s infamous A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Our students were exuberant when the Hackney Colliery Band, performing a brass instrumental, took centre stage in the opening of the play. The theatrical performance that followed was truly outstanding. Lucky enough to have standing seats in the ‘yard’ at stage-level, our students found themselves right in the heart of the action. The A Midsummer Night’s Dream Shakespeare Company comprised a diverse, talented, inspirational cast who created a genuine buzz amongst our students. The acting and costumes had us in stitches as the plot journeyed through its various twists and turns.

My Oberon! what visions have I seen!

Thank you to all the students and staff who attended for a fun day out – and a very welcome return to normality! 


Year 10 Football Team

On Tuesday 5th October our year 10s left school to play St Aloysius in their 2nd league game of the season.

Despite losing 4-0 our students played really well against a very good side. The students displayed wonderful attitude and behaviour even in defeat!

We are particularly impressed and proud of Nabil and Arthur who were playing up a year group and handled themselves fantastically. Well done team!

Jeremy, Richard, Wilmer, Arthur, Nabil, Malachi, Abdirahman, Isaiah, Sebastian & Ilyas


Year 10 Virtual Work Experience

Many thanks to everyone who contributed towards the Year 10 Virtual Work Experience.

This was the first time we have done anything like this in AMSI and so it was really exciting to see how it would go with employers linking in on live sessions. Students reflected positively on how the two days went and they have produced some excellent work.

The Careers & Enterprise Company, who are supporting us to develop our Careers program over the next 3 years, who provided the materials and employers were also pleased with how it all turned out. Working with outside agencies and employers is key to ensuring that students can see beyond the school walls and into the World of Work.


September

Key Stage 3 Homework Support

We are really happy to see so many of our KS3 students turning up, after school, to seek support or just to use the space in the canteen area to do their homework.

Homework support runs each day of the week from 2:15pm with teachers on hand to provide any support or advice where needed and it’s really encouraging to see the students taking the opportunity.


European Day of Languages

Hi! iHola! Salut!

26th September is the European Day of Languages. To celebrate the MFL department held a word treasure hunt for Year 7 where students searched the school for the word ‘Hello’ in as many different languages as possible.

Well done to our amazing winners for your participation and commitment!!

1st Shantae 7C (38 words) 2nd Ritaaj 7A (34 words) 3rd Eduarda 7D (31 words)


Year 9 Football Team

Wednesday 15th Sept saw our Year 9 football team successfully qualify for the semi-finals on 20th October.

In their group AMSI beat Beacon High 1-0 with Jaiden scoring. They then won their second game against COLA-I 2-1 with Arthur scoring both goals. AMSI lost the last game against William Ellis 1-0 but the 6 points were enough to qualify for the final four!

Congratulations to Arthur, Nabil , Matteo , Damario, Jaiden, Dominic, Salim, Ahmed, Adam & Ife.

Come on Year 9!!!


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