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Summer Concert - posted 11th Jul

Another successful Summer Concert hosted by our entertaining Year 10 students. The production was managed by a wonderful team of students who worked as backstage crew. Our hospitality team served refreshments and our performers did an amazing job of entertaining the audience for a solid two hours. A big congratulations to everyone!

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Prom photos - posted 2nd Jul

The online gallery of images from the prom is now available. Orders for digital downloads of images can be made following the instructions on the first page of the gallery. 

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Debate Mate Cup winners - posted 3rd Jun

The KS3 Debate Team have won the Debate Mate Cup and have been crowned as national Debate champions! The team won three exceptionally challenging and strenuous rounds of debate on Friday, the 24th of May, debating motions such as ‘protests are an ineffective way to bring about change’, the final motion was ‘teachers’ salaries should be performance related!’ The Barking Abbey Longbridge team had amassed the highest points total out of all of the 10 finalists on the day, setting up a final with the Bobby Moore Academy. The team fully deserved to win as all four speakers were outstanding. This is a truly fantastic achievement and a testament to the BEST habits of the more able students in KS3.

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BA student to represent Europe & the Middle East at the Global Junior NBA tournament - posted 28th May

The amazing news has just been announced that Barking Abbey’s own year 8 student Ines has been selected to represent Europe & the Middle East at the Global Junior NBA tournament in Florida, USA.

Through playing in the Greenhouse Barking Abbey Basketball team, Ines was chosen as one of only 4 UK players to attend the selection camp in Bologna, Italy earlier this month, competing against youngsters from all over Europe and the Middle East for the prestigious spots on the team that face the rest of the world in Orlando in August.

Ines was one of the youngest players at the selection camp where most of the participants were year 9 students.  She obviously outshone the competition to become one of the chosen few to not only represent Barking Abbey, Greenhouse and the UK but to represent the continental team.

Wishing Ines the best of luck at the Global finals and have the most incredible adventure in the states.  We are so very proud of you.

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University of East London - posted 23rd May

On Weds 22nd May a trip was organised for 24 Year 9 students to spend a day at the University of East London. We travelled to the Docklands campus which was a great venue on a glorious sunny day alongside the Albert Dock. We had a great tour around the campus including taking a look at the Sports Dock, lecture theatre, coffee shops and library facilities. We also had the opportunity to view some typical student accommodation which had its own en-suite bathroom and shared kitchen facilities!

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