BBC School Report 2017

Week in Sport

Before School activities
 Wednesday  7:45am - Netball Skills
Friday Arsenal Double Club
APS Sports coaches (BAM)


Lunch Time Activities
1:30 - 1:55pm
 Monday Basketball (JBU)
 Tuesday Yr 10 PE GCSE
Revivison EW02 (RHA)
Fitness Club (BBO)
 Thursday Dodgeball (BCO)
Revision session (BBO)
Detentions (BBO)
 Friday Dance (ECO)



After School Activities 3:15 - 5:00pm

Sports hallSmall GymBall CourtOther
Monday Exams Volleyball
(Girls Only)
Yr 7 Athletics Club
Gaelic Football (BCO)
Tuesday   Fitness (JOF)
Rounders (BBO)
Athletics Training @ New River
(Invite only)
Wednesday   Cricket Club
Athletics (BCO)
Tennis Club (RHA)
Crircket Competition
(Invite only BAM)
Thursday     Rugby (All Years) (BCO)
Invite Only (BAM/RHA)
Friday       Drop-in revision KS4/5
101 (KPE/BBO)

Badminton 4 Macmillan fundraiser

aps macmillanAlexandra Park badminton club signed up for Badminton England's Badminton 4 Macmillan fundraiser and now we are the verge of reaching £5000  - there is just £52 needed to get there. With a few outstanding pledges still to be paid in, I'm sure we will reach £5k very soon.

Alexandra Park badminton club has well over 100 members, who play in 6 different groups every week. The fundraising has been a whole club  effort and shows what can be achieved when individuals get behind a great cause - it has been a real team effort.

Before the event started all the players joined in a Macmillan presentation outlining the work that Macmillan do. The players demonstrated a great deal of empathy and came up with some good ideas as to how to support a friend or family member on their cancer journey.

02The Badminton 4 Macmillan event ran from 23-29 November. During that week 169 different people came into the club to play. This huge number included the members, staff, parents, younger siblings, Ace badminton club and Andy's badminton group plus some APS leavers. We even had a media event with a green screen and two professional photographers.

Events included a sponsored longest rally challenge - the record number of shots was set at an amazing 235 in a row without a mistake. 

Mr Felfeli demonstrated that he was indeed a champion of his primary school. Mr Bhuhobaun played with his bad knee and the PE staff were there in force, Ms Nash, Mr Butler and Ms Bowden. Donald was pretty good as well. However, everyone struggled in the one-eyed badminton challenge.

Everyone who donated will shortly be part of a giant collective Macmillan support poster which will be permanently displayed in the Sports Hall.

04Thanks to all the bakers, badge makers, form fillers, poster makers, parents and volunteers throughout the year that help make this club great:

  • Mia Stead
  • Veronica Casey Fierro
  • Matthew Riley
  • Jamie Toeg
  • Ted Proctor

And a special thanks to all the APS coaches who get up early every week to coach the younger players:

  • Eve Bramley
  • Archie Thomson
  • Will Henderson

Also congratulations to 2 APS leavers who are now qualified L2 coaches and still come and help coach at the club:

  • Jaimus Tailor
  • Angus Pedersen

The club is only as good as it's coaches and we are so lucky to have top players for our coaches:

  • Joel Gayle
  • Dipak Tailor

And lastly a special thank you to Macmillan volunteer Melanie Battcock who helped deliver the Macmillan presentations, sell cakes, collect sponsor forms and lots more.

I have been absolutely amazed by everyone's generosity, messages of support and cannot believe how much money has been raised for Macmillan.

Thank you, this has been an empowering and a truly remarkable experience and utterly worth all the effort.

Judith Pedersen


BBC Reports from 2017

  • LGBT+ representation in Alexandra Park School
    LGBT+ representation in Alexandra Park School
    Kiah Cruise writes...

    As we know, LGBT+ media representation is hard to come by, and when you do, it isn't always positive.  However, Alexandra Park School does its best to recognise and educate its pupils on LGBT+ rights, discrimination and abuse that they suffer, types of sexuality, and gives plenty of support to openly, or privately, LGBT+ students.

    One way that they support these students is by having an LGBT+ Support and Pride network group, of which I am a member myself.  In the club, we discuss important issues surrounding LGBT+ people, and their rights.  We have recently had a session in shich people told stories of 'coming out' as LGBT+, and most were positive.  The club also gives us a chance to meet similar-minded people, whether they just support members of the community, or are part of it.  To improve the already large amount of bad and discouraging recognition given to homophobia, the club is also setting up an anti-homophobia campaign, which includes students and teachers on the proper use of the word 'gay', raising awareness of subtle bullying that members of the community may experience, directing positive messages about the community towards younger, less educated students, and abolishing harmful stereotypes of LGBT+ men, women and non-binary-gendered personnel.

    As well as the club, students are taught about sexualities in Citizenship, vaguely, which opens up the possibilities of properly informed, positive representation from a figure of authority.  This is a really important step to seeing same sex / asex relationships as equal as equal to heterosexual ones.

    In terms of work to do, there is still a long way to go.  Even with small actions, such as calling transgender students by their preferred name in class, even if they haven't legally changed it, would mean so much to those students, and the rest of the community.  Being called by their preferred names, transgender students would feel more accepted and comfortable in a learning environment.  We also get very little support and education on gender image, which many people (especially at the ages of 13-17) do need help with, and can be questioning.

    Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:15 in BBC School Report 2017 Read 925 times
  • Science Week 2017 - an article for BBC Schools report 2017
    Science Week 2017 - an article for BBC Schools report 2017

    Science week is a yearly event that Alexandra Park School takes part in every year.  It is a great opportunity for students to learn about science whilst having fun too.

    There were many events throughout the week, of which some I was able to take pictures of.

    Monday - 'Minibeasts'

    In this activity, we were investigating the effects of alcohol, caffeine and glucose on water fleas.  It was very interesting as you could see the microscopic life forms very clearly through the microscope, and the results were very interesting.

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    Tuesday - Chemistry special

    In the chemistry special, we did two activities.  The first was growing a chemical garden.  To do this we dropped different substances intto a clear substance and they grew into fascinating formations right before our eyes.  The second activity was called 'rainbow titration'.  By pouring different substances into the tube, an amazing rainbow slowly formed.

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    By Helen Brookes
    Science Week took place nationally from 10th - 19th March.  Read more about Science Week at APS here.
    Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:37 in BBC School Report 2017 Read 972 times
  • Donald Trump - an APS news item for BBC School report 2017
    Donald Trump - an APS news item for BBC School report 2017

    Some APS students decided to report on Donald Trump for BBC School Report day 2017.

    The video is about what our views are on the leader of the free world; why he came to power, who he connected with in his drive for the preseidency and what impact this has on both us locally and the world as a whole.

    Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:18 in BBC School Report 2017 Read 1027 times
  • Sports news for BBC School report 2017
    Sports news for BBC School report 2017

    APS Students participating in BBC School Report day 2017 report on sports in the video below.

    Written on Thursday, 16 March 2017 14:03 in BBC School Report 2017 Read 729 times