James' Sensational Summer of Success

The lockdown and all the recent sporting restrictions hasn't stopped year 10 student James from excelling in his athletics career. He has taken part in a number of athletics competitions over the summer, two of them being for English schools. He came first in the 80m hurdles and then went on to…

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Vernon's Basketball Training Workout: Arms

We have only got a couple of weeks left until the summer holidays and we need to make the most of it. You can use these workouts as something physical to do each week and even have a go at them over the summer holidays. This week’s focus is on your arms (triceps and biceps). Try to push yourself…

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Vernon's Basketball Workout for National School Sports Week at Home

It’s week 4 of the basketball training workout and this week it is also National School Sport Week. Make sure that you take part in some of Alder’s activities, the ‘Bring Sally Up’ challenge is definitely something to have a go at, although it is definitely a challenge. I have included a range of…

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Vernon's Basketball Training Workout: Pectorals

Welcome back! I hope you have been having a go at my earlier workout, if not have a go. I know most of you would prefer to be playing basketball together but for the moment we can’t do this, so I have made these workouts for you to stay fit and healthy, so when we go back, you will be better than…

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Vernon's Basketball Training Workout

If you enjoyed Vernon's basketball training workout last week then here is the next instalment for you to try.

 

Basketball Training Workout 2 (Core)

This is for the people who want something physical to do during quarantine. You can chose whichever set of activities you want to do. It…

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Cultural Diversity and Literacy

Watch the video in this article for information about the Black Lives Matter movement: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a32745051/what-black-lives-matter-means/

Read through these speeches that have been made over the past couple of weeks in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign…

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Alder Online Book Club: War Horse

We are excited to announce the first online Alder Community High School Book Club!

Join the English department in reading War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo.

Narrated from an unusual perspective, Michael Morpurgo’s War Horse tells a powerful story of humanity and friendship that…

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What we are reading!

Mrs Vella is reading The Prison Doctor by Dr Amanda Brown

I have read so many books whilst we have been isolated. It usually takes me ages to finish one, however I am going through them so quickly as my mind seems far more focused than normal. Maybe this is due to the lack of hustle and bustle…

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New 'Literacy at Alder' Web Pages

Hello

I want to introduce you to our new Literacy at Alder web page. On these pages we are hoping to keep you informed and inspired about all things literacy, including word of the week and the wonderful world of books.  Although much has happened since, it’s not that long ago that I spoke to…

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