News & Events

26/06/20 – Good News from Croydon High

Ishya’s “Robo Food Bin” Shortlisted as a Finalist

Ishya’s entry to the 2020 KS1 Draw a Robot Competition has been shortlisted as a finalist and the shortlisted entries will be reviewed by the judging panel before the final winner and runner-up is announced on 30th June. We are delighted to hear that her entry will be uploaded on the competition website.

Huge well done to Ishya for her fantastic robot drawing and description of “Robo Food Bin”, a kitchen robot that can collect food waste from the kitchen and use its sensors to take it to a recycling spot in the garden for making compost.

Reaching the finals is a huge achievement and we are keeping our fingers crossed for the final announcement. Good luck Ishya!

Shermya Wins the GDST Laurie Magnus Poetry Prize

The English department are thrilled to announce that Shermya (year 12) has won the GDST Laurie Magnus poetry prize for KS5. The poems were judged by Sydenham High School alumna Claudia Daventry. Her poem was selected from entries across the entire Trust of schools. Her poem Ode to my Daughter’s Name, addressed to mothers and (future) daughters, was described by the judge as “a tour de force.” This is the second time Shermya has won first prize in this competition: she has a powerful poetic voice that demands to be heard.

Dina Wins Newsquest’s Young Reporter Scheme

We are equally pleased to announce that Dina Motashaw (year 11) joins a long tradition of Croydon High prize winners in this year’s Newsquest Young Reporter scheme. Her work will be published in the Young Reporter Awards brochure and online on the Newsquest websites. For any budding young journalists out there from Year 10 and upwards, do visit Young Reporter to find out more about this exciting opportunity and sign up when programme re-launches in September.

Marcus Rashford Inspires UK Government U-Turn

Following an inspiring campaign from footballer Marcus Rashford, the UK Government decided to U-turn on its plans to stop providing free food vouchers over the summer to families in need. Instead, they announced a new £120m fund, which will keep 1.3 million pupils fed in England. An incredible success story that shows how campaigning can make a difference!


Good News for Hares and Seals

The Scottish government has announced a ban on the mass culling of hares and a ban on salmon farmers killing seals, part of their commitment to rolling out animal protection measures. Welcome news for conservationists and animal welfare groups!

The Guardian

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