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Advice around Ramadan - posted 25th May

For the next 29 to 30 days, Muslims will fast from dawn to sunset, offering prayers and gratitude to God. This blessed month emphasises the importance of spiritual devotion and undertaking good deeds: being truthful, just and caring. In this month the Qur’an was revealed, and at this time Muslims are encouraged to increase their acts of charity.

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Boys Football Academy crowned National League Alliance U19’s champions - posted 30th Mar

Barking Abbey’s Football Academy claimed their first Trophy of the season by being crowned champions of the National league Alliance U19’s ‘A’ Division. The first team squad play under the name of AFC Hornchurch, which are currently Abbey’s partnership link club. The league was finally won yesterday when Abbey defeated Borehamwood FC 3-0 with the goals coming from G Kambaza and 2x E Obeng-Kouassi.

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Speak Out Challenge - posted 21st Mar

On Friday 17th March Barking Abbey School held its 2017 Speak Out Challenge final assembly. 60 gifted and talented students in year 10 took part in a 2 day public speaking workshop. From this day 8 participants were selected to present their speeches to the rest of the year group. All participants performed extremely well. The art of speaking in front of such a large audience can be very daunting, yet all the participants performed with ease and confidence. Once the judge's results were calculated the results read as followed:

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Mock Interview Day - posted 14th Mar

It was a delight to see the Year 10 students looking very professional, smart and excited whilst being interviewed during their Mock Interview Day. The interviews were carried out by volunteers from various local businesses and universities. The responses from the Interviewers were very positive and they highly commended the confidence and professionalism of students on the day.

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Enterprise Day - posted 7th Mar

Year 9 Business students took part in an Enterprise Day where they formed teams and competed for the Dragons Investment of £50,000 in exchange for a 25% share in their company.  The Dragons were successful entrepreneurs who could make the Business start-up successful with their industry and market knowledge, reputations and most importantly their contacts in the business world. Students had to come up with an innovative business idea that would capture the Dragons imaginations and would allow them to see the financial gains they could make from their investment.  Ideas included:

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World Book Day - posted 2nd Mar

This year’s World Book Day has been another excellent Barking Abbey occasion. To start this special day, all staff and students enjoyed 20 minutes of silent reading time; it produced a great atmosphere across both sites!

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