4 students receive EMPOWER certificates for outstanding success

Athena’s entry for the NATRE competition last week

Athena’s entry for the NATRE competition last week

National success across the board as three of our students have won prestigious awards, nationally and within the borough, and another student spoke and then performed the violin in the House of Commons.

Year 11 student, Athena, is one of the winners of the national art competition ‘Spirited Arts’ held by the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education. In its 14th year, the competition has attracted over 300,000 participants! Athena submitted 4 entries, one for each theme, and all 4 were picked by the judges!

Athena said: “I really want to thank Ms Hosp, I never thought I would win this competition, but she gave me the support and confidence to go for it – and I won.”

Zarah with her poem at the NASUWT awards last week

Zarah with her poem at the NASUWT awards last week

Zarah, a Year 10 student, won the ‘Arts and Minds’ competition, run by NASUWT. The competition was on diversity and Zarah submitted a wonderful poem – placing her in the top 12 in the entire country out of 10,000 entries. She won an overnight stay in the prestigious Amba Hotel in Charing Cross and a private booking on the London Eye with the other winners.

Zarah said: “It was such a memorable experience. I never expected to win and I am so thankful that I had this opportunity.”

Last week, at the Hammersmith and Fulham Community Sports Awards 2018, our Year 10 student, Suhair, won the Young Ambassador of the year award for her continued dedication and contribution to sports with the school.

Inaya with Floella benjamin in the house of commons

Inaya with Floella benjamin in the house of commons

Suhair said: “I am so glad the school offers things like this. At the school I was able to become a sports leader and that is what empowered me to go on and achieve something like this.”

Last, but my no means least, Inaya, a Year 10 student, was in the Speaker’s House on Tuesday where she addressed members of parliament with a speech and then performed a piece on the violin. Inaya, performing with a quartet, played a traditional Hungarian tune for the house – which was greatly received.

Inaya said: “It was an amazing experience. I got to meet Floella Benjamin and lots of other MPs. It is an experience I will remember forever.”

We are so proud of our girls and their dedication and continued success within the school – they are a credit to us and to themselves.

Denise Fox, Head Teacher at Fulham Cross, said: “Not only do we promote academic success within our school, but as part of our empower charter we encourage girls to grab all opportunities with both hands. I have awarded each girl with an EMPOWER certificate and badge to thank them for being outstanding ambassadors for the school.

“Once again we are in the top 1% of schools nationally for progress and it is all down to the hard work and dedication of our girls and staff. I am extremely proud of what we have achieved in the last few weeks and look forward to what our girls will achieve over the next year.”