Bobbie Hales and Abbi Pearson, both Year 7 students, took part in the World Championship Street Dance competition. They travelled to Bochum in Germany to compete. The girls have been dancing for three years and belong to a club called I.B. based in Basildon. They did extremely well and won the trophy that they are pictured here with taking 5th place in the Electric Boogie Duo category. They were placed 8th in the Crew category and 17th in the Hip Hop Duo. Well done to the girls and we wish them every success for future competitions.
Pupils in Year 8 celebrate National Languages Day on Wednesday 26 September by taking part in language activities all day. They cooked in French, Creole, Portuguese and Italian styles. They sang Spanish and French songs and they also had a treasure hunt. The day was rounded off with a huge karaoke session in the theatre and you can see the fun they had via this youtube clip: http://www.yourthurrock.com/2012/10/03/gable-hall-languages-day-with-a-hint-of-karaoke/. Great fun was had by all!
A Macmillan Coffee morning was held for the staff during food breaks on Friday 28th September. Miss Delahunty from the Science Department worked extremely hard organising the event. She was ably assisted by Ms Danika and Mrs Woodbury. They served an amazing selection of cakes including Victoria Sponges, Chocolate Gateaux and a very popular Carrot Cake. The ladies served the staff with tea and coffee and asked for a donation to be made towards the Macmillan Cancer Support Charity an organisation that provides practical, medical and financial support for Cancer sufferers and their carers. This was a well attended event and Miss Delahunty and her team raised £210 for the charity.
Jeans for Genes
Jeans for Genes Day is an annual fund raising event which took place on the 5th October. This year it was organised by Mr Pickering and Gable Hall School managed to raise £1100 which is a superb total. Students were very enthusiastic and really enjoyed the day. The Charity provides funding for the care and support of children with genetic disorders. year they offer funding to a range of charities.