On Thursday 28th September the time arrived for Etone to once again throw open our doors as we welcomed perspective pupils to have a look around and explore what Etone has to offer.
Each year we share how successful the event was along with lots of pictures across the evening. We always have such an amazing time we often wonder how we can top it year on year.
Well, we are proud to say we have once again done it as we have hosted what may be our most successful event yet. Scores of parents and perspective pupils flocked to our school to be welcomed by our pristine prefects fresh out of their prefect training to provide support and information to parents as the navigated the campus. It was a particularly proud moment when one parent shared “I will defiantly be sending my son to Etone. The pupils hear are so polite, it really is unlike anywhere else.” After collecting their tickets for the welcoming talk parents were offered a chance to taste some of the delights on offer form our brand new Etone Bistro menu, with exotic tastes and homemade classics the flapjacks were a particular favourite.
Next it was time for the welcoming talk as our choir opened with some show-stoppers including a personal crow pleaser Pompei as made famous by Bastille. Mr Smith then shared his vision for the school along with the many success we have enjoyed including; being shortlisted for TES Wellbeing School of the Year, Schools Games Gold Mark and our staff being published in national research.
Once parents had a chance to discuss questions and explore their understanding with the leadership team it was time to visit our departments. As always there was an ever so slight competitive vibe as all subjects strived to show off why their topics at Etone are the best. With the classic taste testing in Business a real crowd pleaser to the interesting displays in Criminology and the Social Sciences there was no end to studying what the wider school might have in store at KS4 and beyond.
At KS3 all subjects wanted to show our pupils what they could expect next year as they went into Year 7. With the usual debate between History vs Geography there was a common ground found as all members of the team agree that Etone has the best Humanities Department around. Create were busy showing off their talents with clay, printing and some delicious pieces form the food room. Science as always were blowing our minds with the tricks of the trade including ‘Fire Hands’, Maths were busy collecting data to analyse the correlations of our pupils through shoe-size and height. MFL delivered some delicacies form around the world and of course English offered us a chance to explore the wonderful world of Roald Dhal. As if all of that wasn’t exercise enough Sport were doing their best to get Nuneaton active by taking part in games.
All in all it was a record turn out and further more there was a record number of pupils helpers with around 200 volunteers supporting the Etone Community and showing our Etone Values. Thank you to everyone in attendance, we can’t wait for next year.