Category: Events

One of our best Author visits yet! Critically-acclaimed performance poet and author Dean Atta shares stories with CLV students

Students in y9 were treated to a visit from the critically-acclaimed performance poet and author Dean Atta as he celebrated the launch of his second novel, Only on the Weekends. Dean is one of the UK’s leading poets and LGBTQ+ activists. He explained that, growing up, he could not find characters in books with whom… Read more »

National Careers Week 2022

At CLV, we are celebrating National Careers Week (March 7th-12th). Throughout the week, we will be focussing on jobs and careers in lessons across all year groups. We have created displays highlighting careers and jobs linked to subjects that our students study, our digital screens are showing ‘job of the day’ profiles which highlight the… Read more »

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My Octopus Teacher James Reed chats with our year 7 and 12 students

Year 7 Art & year 12 Media students were lucky enough to have a live Q & A session with Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker (and former schoolmate of Mr Paterson) James Reed. This was an amazing opportunity for our students to find out about the filmmaking process, from the initial idea, planning, and production through to… Read more »

Diana Award - Anti Bullying

Anti-Bullying Week 16th – 20th November 2020

Our work to create a school which embraces diversity, promotes inclusion and reduces instances of bullying continues throughout anti-bullying week in November. Every September all pupils across the Junior, Senior and Advanced Learning Villages sign our pledge to stand up to bullying. Pupils sign their names on a poster which hangs in every classroom to… Read more »

Dan Freedman talks with students about his life and career

Sports journalist and Jamie Johnson author Dan Freedman talks resilience with y8 students

We were very lucky to host a visit from sports journalist, motivational speaker and author, Dan Freedman. Dan’s talk to y8 covered his own journey from being a very reluctant reader to becoming a football journalist and travelling to two World Cups as part of the official England team set up interviewing stars such as… Read more »