The Return of Mr Delgado!!!


We were sitting in our lesson listening intently to our teacher, Miss Henry when…Wow!! A familiar face appeared at the doorway.

Mr Delgado had returned from his long trip to his homeland, Cuba. He has come back refreshed with new solutions and concepts to boost Years 5 and 6. He also has come to revive the Volleyball Club.

We are very elated and grateful to have you back and we hope you have a tremendous time at our school! We look forward to practicing our Spanish with you!!!

Ella, Hadi and Hadassah

The Royal Line of Succession


A new royal baby boy has been born: Prince Louis. This means that Prince Harry moves one step further down the Royal Line of Succession.


How does he correspond into the Royal Line of Succession?

Under the Succession to the Crown Act, princes no longer take superiority over their sisters-bringing an end to the system of male priority. Therefore, Princess Charlotte is fourth in line to the throne. As Princess Charlotte is Princess Kate and Prince William’s second child, she will be before Prince Louise in the royal line of succession.

Here is the close line of succession:

  1. Prince Charles Mountbatten-Windsor, Prince of Wales is first in line with a certain chance to obtain the throne once the Queen steps down.
  2. Second in line is Prince William IV Mountbatten-Windsor of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge.
  3. The son of Prince William- Prince George VII is the third in the line of succession.
  4. Princess Charlotte is fourth.
  5. Prince Louis is fifth.
  6. With the birth of Prince Louis, Prince Harry has now moved to sixth in line to be king.

By Dhilan 6M and Shriya 6J

The Queen has a new great-grandchild

The Queen’s granddaughter, Zara Tindall, has had a baby girl.

The baby was born on Monday and is the Queen’s seventh great-grandchild. The baby is Zara Tindall’s second child, and will be a little sister for four-year old Mia Tindall.

The name of the baby is yet to be released by her family, who say they are delighted by the news.

By Jerusha and Rahi

Stephen Hawking: A Successful and Brilliant Scientist

Stephen Hawking, a British scientist, professor and author who produced outstanding work in physics and cosmology, sadly died on the 14th March 2018 in Cambridge. His books helped make science accessible to everyone. Stephen was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) at the age of 21, however this did not limit his scientific discoveries.

Some called him a “Superhero Scientist”.

Stephen was born on 8th January 1942 and was expected to live a very short life but surpassed 76 years of age!

Hawking developed many significant theories such as the Black Hole. He won various awards including: The Presidential Medal of Freedom, Special Fundamental Physics prize, Copley Medal and many more.

We are just an advance breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us very special.


By Dhilan 6M, Shriya and Akaash 6J


We day

On the 7th March, our Pupil School Council members represented the school by attending WE day at the SSE arena, Wembley. We all had so much fun throughout the day, as we watched different performers and motivational, inspiring speakers. Alexandra Burke, Tokio Myers (a Britain’s got talent winner) and The Vamps all performed. Princess Beatrice and Eugenie spoke about helping each other, no matter what. Margaret Treudeau, the mother of the Canadian president, told us about our oceans becoming increasingly polluted, and how to make a change.

Natasha Maimba and Minahil Sarfraz, refugees and UNICEF young ambassadors, expressed how it felt to be the only one from their country in a community. Musharaf Asgar – a pupil with a severe stammer– and his teacher, Mr Burton, who helped Asgar overcome his stammer. The pair spoke about their incredible journey (with zero stammers!)

Spencer West, who lost his legs as a child, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in 2012. West interviewed many stars including Sophia Grace. Many other celebrities were there such as: Tallia Storm, Katie Piper, Becca Dudley, and many more. Introducing these incredible acts, were social media sensations, and child actors, Sophia Grace & Rosie McClelland.

One thing we have learnt from this amazing experience is not to let anything stand in our way. Just as Spencer West lost both of his legs, he still climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa. People probably thought that he wouldn’t be able to do it, or that he would give up, but he proved those people wrong and showed the world that although he may not be like others, he can still achieve great things.

Miss Lorch interview

What did you expect at WE Day?

“I didn’t know what to expect from WE Day, but everything about it was amazing. The room felt so energised!”

What was your favourite performance?

“I liked the BGT winner Tokyo Myers because he played the drums and piano so well”.

Who was your favourite speaker?

“I very much enjoyed listening to Musharaf Asghar and Mr Burton. It’s amazing to see how far he has come!”

Have you learnt anything from your WE day experience?

I have learnt about the challenges lots of people are facing and as a teacher I can help make a difference.

By Ella and Keira

Global Teacher Awards

A Brent teacher has won the prestigious Global teacher award.

The global teacher award is a $1m (£720,000) presented by Varkey Foundation and the UAE Prime Minister.

Andria Zafirakou teaches Art and Textiles in Alperton Community College. Zafirakou is the first British teacher to win this award.

Zafirakou said “the teachers in the UK work extremely hard and this award goes out to everyone.”

“The schools can make a positive difference in children through creative subjects.”

She creates great bonds with her pupils and has even learnt basic greetings in a range of languages such as: Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil to ensure all pupils feel welcome in her classroom.

Fantastic work Andria Zafirakou! Congratulations!

By Suhaas 5s and Kaveen 5m

March for Our Lives!

Hundreds and thousands of students came together on 24th March to ‘March For Our Lives’. Protests such as this, are taking place throughout the world, supporting the Anti-Gun movement, banning guns and thus reducing violence. Lots of students have removed themselves from school for their benefit of safety.

Students were heard saying “welcome to the revolution”,we are the change” and “no more silence”.

It is hoped that we are the generation to make change and improve the lives of everyone.

Martin Luther King’s granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King was one of many powerful young speakers asking the crowd to repeat 3 simple sentences:

“Spread the word, have you heard? All across the nation. We are going to be a great generation!”

By Ahaan and Rahi, 5M

St David’s Day

On Friday 23rd March, class 5M performed a brilliant assembly about St David’s Day. They taught us about food, traditions, St David and dancing. 5M also recited the national anthem!

Avni participated in the dancing, she said that “it was embarrassing and exciting because I was in front of the whole school. The dance was really easy to learn and I loved performing it.”

Aaryan (5M) said that “it was a great assembly” and that he was happy with his performance.

The assembly captured our attention and was AWESOME!

Thank you 5M!

Written by Hasmik and Aanya

When I saw Harry and Meghan

On 19th May, my brother, my dad and I went to see the processions after the royal wedding.

We made our way to high ground for the best view. After waiting we started to see many soldiers on horses coming from the distance. The soldiers were wearing golden helmets which covered the top of their heads. The horses were slowly trotting in unison. Behind them the newly wedded couple were coming in their carriage. Both of them were beaming and waving towards the crowds.

I am sure that you will all agree that they looked stunning.


By Aanya .

The Royal Wedding

On 19th May 2018, Prince Harry and Megan Markle became husband and wife at St Georges Chapel, Windsor Castle. Around 600 people were invited and lots of tourists tried to watch from the outside! Prince Harry proposed to Meghan only 6 months before their wedding. It is rumoured that Harry and Meghan actually met on a blind date!

Rachel Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, was born 4th August 1981 (age 36). She grew up in Los Angeles, California and was famously known for her acting role in a popular American drama series called Suits.

It is traditional for a bride’s father to walk her down the aisle, but sadly Meghan’s father was too ill to travel from USA. Prince Charles stepped in and escorted Meghan. Meghan’s mother was present and very emotional throughout.

The wedding went perfectly to plan with the sun shining and everyone smiling. It was an incredible day!

By Hasmik and Nicole, 5S