Our Year So Far:
We had a fundraising afternoon to support the NSPCC. In a staff vs pupils rounders tournament it was a very close match with both teams equally balanced. The staff winning by the narrowest margin of half a rounder. Final score Pupils 14 1/2 and Staff 15. Money raised for the NSPCC totalled nearly £50.00. Thank you to everyone who supported. It was a lovely afternoon enjoyed by everyone.
NSPCC Fundraising Afternoon
A great time was had by those KS3 pupils who went to the Danbury residential trip. They enjoyed the sunny weather and great food. Activities included wall climbing, archery and obstacle course. The evenings were spent socialising and going for walks in the woods before settling down for some well earned sleep. All pupils displayed a brilliant level of independence and determination throughout the trip. Take a look at our Galleries page to view more photos.
KS3 Danbury Residential Trip
We were honoured with a visit by Sheila Murphy, Mayor of Brentwood on Thursday 2 May. This was one of her last official visits before stepping down at the end of May. She was especially impressed with the horticultural work the pupils have been working on and how it has transformed our grounds. She was full of praise and positivity about the Endeavour and commented on the good behaviour and attitude of the pupils, the professionalism of the staff and the general warmth of the school. It was a pleasure to welcome her and hear the kind words she had to say.
Mayor of Brentwood visits Endeavour
We would like to thank the two amazing parents to ran the London Marathon for us on Sunday 28 April. Marijke ran it in 3 hours and 47 minutes and Adrian in 3 hours and 35 minutes. Between them they have raised an incredible £4000.00 for the school. Thank you also to everyone who sponsored or supported them.
Two Parents Run the London Marathon for Endeavour
This competition took place at Market Field School in Colchester. The Endeavour entered a junior (KS2/3) team and a senior (KS4) team. The junior team competed against 5 other teams and finished in 4th position. The senior team competed against 6 other teams and reached the final against Kingswode Hoe. They lost 10-9 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at full time.
Primary classes celebrated Easter with their parents enjoying hot cross buns, an easter egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny
Many thanks to Phil Cunningham and Rebel Racing who invited Laser Electrical, The Lord Taverners and some of our pupils, who regularly go horseriding as part of their curriculum, to one of their stud farms to see their newly born foals. It was brilliant to use the new minibus for what it was intended for and to see the children enjoying and experiencing a different side to horseriding.
Bancroft class teacher, Mrs Susan Lochner was presented with the Jack Petchey Leavers Award during our recent celebration assembly. Sue was nominated for her hard work and dedication towards the students past and present. She goes the extra mile to ensure they receive the correct help and support. Her lessons are always fun and imaginative but also stretch and challenge the pupils she teaches. Sue receives £500.00 from the Jack Petchey Foundation to spend in school, this is likely to be a greenhouse for horticulture. Many congratulations Sue.
Mrs Lochner is presented with the Jack Petchey Leaders Award
Some KS3 and KS4 girls went to Chancellor Park in Chelmsford to take part in the Girl's Soccability Tournament. The girls worked hard on developing their football skills under the supervision of 3 Chelsea Foundation Football Coaches.
Girls Soccability Tournament
Every year Essex Growing Communities run a competition to encourage primary and special needs pupils to think about growing food and eating healthily. Perrywood Garden Centre sponsors the events and provides the prizes. Pupils from Hadfield class submitted entries and Terrie Pluck won 1st prize which is £500.00 work of gardening equipment for the school. Well done Terrie!
Terrie Pluck wins Essex Growing Communities award
Friday 15 March was Red Nose Day. The pupils wore red, splattered the teachers with wet sponges and raced balloon rockets. We also had a cake sale. We raised a total of £171.70 for this very good cause. Thank you to everyone who donated and/or took part with good humour.
Red Nose Day
We celebrated World Book Day on Friday 1 March. The pupils and staff dressed as their favourite book characters. Image Theatre Group also came into school and entertained us with their version of Pinnocchio.
World Book Day
We had lots of fun on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 December wearing our Christmas jumpers. We also had a delicious Christmas dinner cooked for us. Oliver Ward, Magician was here to wow us with his magic and we had Digital Candy Photobooth visiting school.
Christmas Jumper Days
The Christmas Bazaar was another huge success. We were very grateful to Sir Trevor Brooking who was there to kick off the proceedings. We had Father Christmas in his Grotto, games, gifts, raffles and tombolas. Congratulations to all our winners. The total raised was £3527.00 which is an amazing sum. This money will be used towards another new vehicle for the school.
During the Christmas Bazaar we were presented with our brand new minibus by Sir Trevor Brooking. The minibus was given to the school by The Lord Taverners (Eastern Region) and Laser Electrical who have been fundraising tirelessly over the months. We are very grateful to everybody at Laser Electrical and the Lord Taverners as this is going to make such a difference to our pupils.
A Brand New Minibus
Congratulations to Taylor Staines who was presented with a Jack Petchey award. Taylor was nominated by pupils from across the school in all key stages, all of who see Taylor as an outstanding role model. He received the award and £250.00 from Jack Petchey to spend on an area of the school he feels may benefit from it.
Jack Petchey Award
The House Football competition in September was won by Brooking house. Congratulations to them for becoming 2018 House Football Champions.
House Football Competition
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of people who bought a tree for our fruit orchard. We put out a Facebook message asking for 25 dwarf trees which we were luckly enough to get. The pupils enjoyed planting the trees and we are looking forward to our first crop of fruit in the summer. Plaques will be put with the trees in honour of those who donated. Thank you very much if you were one of them.
Fruit Tree Orchard
A huge well done to the cast and crew of Macbeth which was our second performance as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival in November. The pupils rehearsed their roles and put on an impressive performance at Thameside Theatre in Grays. They worked perfectly as a team to make a complete and memorable performance.
Shakespeare School Festival
KS4 had a fantastic week at Dukes Barn in Derbyshire in September. Activities included canoeing, weaselling, village trail, quiz night, cycling, abseiling, team building and more. They had a treat at Tissington hall and visited the beautiful surroundings of Dovedale and ventured across the stepping stones. Everyone agreed it was the best trip yet and some are already looking forward to next year's trip.
KS4 Derbyshire Trip
A huge thank you to Chris Holmes from TK Maxx UK who swam the Thames Marathon at the start of the 2018 summer holidays to raise money towards a new school minibus. He swam 14 kms in 5 hours and 19 minutes and raised £2000.00 plus TK Maxx raised an additional £2000.00 for our school. This is an amazing amount and we are very grateful to Chris and TK Maxx. Chris maintains he will not stop there. He plans to participate in the Bardowie 24 hour swim where he will swim one mile loops every hour for 24 hours in a Scottish loch in 2019. We will keep you posted about this.
Chris Holmes' Marathon Swim
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