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Every Monday at our 12 noon 'club time', several Post 16 students meet with Clair, who represents Crystal Palace F.C. in their school outreach program, for training and practise in football skills. So, we were proud to be invited to a 'V.I.P.' tour of the entire Crystal Palace facility - from the pitch itself to the changing rooms for the teams, from where the coaches and substitute players sit to the 'sky boxes' for the serious fans and supporters - we saw the LOT! And the trophy case was AWESOME...!!! Many thanks go out to our gracious and knowledgeable hosts, Clair and Michael, who answered our questions and made the history of this venerable football club come alive!
Created: 12 Feb 20 16:18 | Last modified: 12 Feb 20 16:22
One of the most practical and important aspects of the curriculum at TMTS, across all ages, is going out and about in the community safely and appropriately. To that end, our Post-16 students have regular 'travel training' outings - in this case, to the Tate Britain - using buses, the Tube and, of course, our feet. We paid attention getting on and off the bus and the Tube; we concentrated when using escalators; we oriented ourselves looking around and using available maps; and, most importantly, we had FUN!
Created: 12 Feb 20 09:04 | Last modified: 12 Feb 20 09:08
Luton Class took a trip to the Southbank's Royal Festival Hall to experience a sonic and sensory treat! They produced sounds via an electronically sensory sand pit, and by an array of Indonesian percussion instruments known as 'gamelan'.
Created: 11 Feb 20 14:08 | Last modified: 11 Feb 20 14:12
The Caterlink company, education catering providers at the primary, secondary, academy and college levels, sent a baker to our school who set up shop in our Life Skills kitchen and worked with our Post-16 students to produce some lovely loaves of bread, as these photos show...
Created: 7 Feb 20 13:32 | Last modified: 7 Feb 20 13:35
There were 'horses on the hill' at The Michael Tippett School as the Ebony Horse Club ('Changing Lives In the Heart of Brixton'), where several of our students over the years have attended and experienced the magic of interaction with these gentle creatures, sent two of their best - 'Joe' the horse and 'Splash' the horse - to our playground so that a broader range of our student community could see and touch these imposing creatures. And the horses really enjoyed grazing on our fresh, green grass!
Created: 7 Feb 20 08:08 | Last modified: 7 Feb 20 08:10
TMTS is very proud of our own Malachi Macnamara who has been chosen for a Panathlon/Jack Petchey 'Outstanding Achievement Award' for 2019, one of only 19 young adults to be so honoured from among the thousands who have participated. Malachi has been recognised in the category of 'Sporting Achievement' for his work and efforts in conducting PE classes at both TMTS and our neighbour school, Jessop Primary. Malachi got to meet Great Britain's own Paralympic gold medalist, Liz Johnson, at the ceremony, as well as the other recipients. Well done, Malachi!!!
Created: 3 Feb 20 07:59 | Last modified: 3 Feb 20 08:01
To support Breast Cancer Awareness month, TMTS takes part in 'Pink Day', not only by wearing that colour, but also by selling pink food ( ! ) to raise funds to donate to this worthy cause. Have a look at our 'fashion show'...
Created: 16 Oct 19 14:56 | Last modified: 3 Feb 20 07:34
Our Post-16 students had an outing to Streatham to meet up with Transport for London (TfL) personnel for some worthwhile and educational training on bus safety. Included were some 'skits' by TfL staff acting out serious and disruptive behaviours: the 'bad guys' are identified in the photos by red circles! Enjoy the photos...
Created: 31 Jan 20 16:40 | Last modified: 31 Jan 20 16:43
On our internal cctv system we have displayed great photos of our TMTS community ~ students and staff, alike ~ doing their best everyday in every way. These photos show the dedication, the concentration, the accomplishments of all of us, for which we can truly be proud! Have a look...
Created: 31 Jan 20 08:51 | Last modified: 31 Jan 20 08:59
Shortly after the Christmas break, Northern Class took a trip to Somerset House to go ice skating. And some of these photos prove that four wheels are definitely better than two feet! A big 'Thank You!' to the blue coated helpers who kept us moving...
Created: 28 Jan 20 14:24 | Last modified: 28 Jan 20 14:27
Here we are again, raising money for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity through our hosting of their annual 'Coffee Morning' which is always a tasty success at TMTS!
Created: 9 Jan 20 14:56 | Last modified: 9 Jan 20 15:02
These photos document our participation in fundraising for the YoungMinds Charity's 'Hello Yellow' day at TMTS, a very worthy charity that works to improve the emotional health and well-being of children and young people in the U.K.
Created: 8 Jan 20 13:33 | Last modified: 8 Jan 20 13:36
TMTS staff, and students, participated in the annual 'Jeans for Genes Day' fundraising event at the beginning of the school year, as these photos attest to ~ a most worthy and relevant event, indeed, of the charity Genetic Disorders UK.
Created: 8 Jan 20 08:38 | Last modified: 8 Jan 20 08:41
To make another contribution to the festive season, several TMTS classes walked to Herne Hill Station and sang their hearts out!
Created: 19 Dec 19 08:30 | Last modified: 19 Dec 19 08:33
The first few photos here show the very moment when we knew we had won the Third Place Trophy! And the smiles continued as we collected our individual medals. We then proudly posed as a team and as individuals, displaying our winnings ~ ~ ~ a very successful outing, indeed!
Created: 17 Dec 19 08:03 | Last modified: 17 Dec 19 08:07
Our TMTS swimmers earned a Third Place Trophy, along with individual medals for all, at the annual Swimming Panathlon Competition. There were races and water games, and everyone had a wet and wild time! And we must send out a big 'Thank You!' to the volunteers from other schools, both in the pool and on the side, who helped us in the competition and who cheered us on, as you can see in these photos.
Created: 17 Dec 19 07:49 | Last modified: 17 Dec 19 07:54
One cold, December morning some of our Post-16 students trekked to the Herne Hill Station to help decorate their Christmas tree with items made and collected at the school. It was a fun contribution to the season!
Created: 11 Dec 19 08:41 | Last modified: 11 Dec 19 08:43
Autumn is a wonderful time to visit the South Downs, which several of our students did for this overnight trip to Juniper Hall Field Study Centre. This array of photos shows the variety of activities our students engaged in, including setting out traps and catching and releasing a field mouse (see the oval highlight in the lower left corner...), orienteering around the countryside, and collecting wood and building a lean-to shelter, all of which was both very educational and enjoyable!
Created: 28 Nov 19 07:49 | Last modified: 28 Nov 19 07:56
For a number of years TMTS has participated in the very worthwhile and rewarding activities of the Ebony Horse Club charity, which states on their website, 'We believe that riding and horse care can have a transformative effect on young people . . . We teach life skills, build confidence and provide opportunities.' We wholeheartedly concur! Our students have truly benefited over the years from their experiences at the Ebony Horse Club. Have a look at these photos of our students performing a variety of chores around the stables, including (the most fun of all...) RIDING!!!
Created: 26 Nov 19 08:51 | Last modified: 26 Nov 19 09:01
For our autumn Shakespeare Schools Foundation presentation, our students performed Hamlet at the famed Brit School. These photos of the dress rehearsal show the dedication and interpretation our actors and actresses put into their performances. So, up with the curtain and let the show begin!!!
Created: 21 Nov 19 08:04 | Last modified: 21 Nov 19 08:27
As we were selected by the Shakespeare Schools Foundation to put on a performance of the Bard's Hamlet at the famed Brit School, we attended a workshop there to familiarize ourselves with the theatre and to practise our roles in the play. Here are some photos...
Created: 21 Nov 19 07:56 | Last modified: 21 Nov 19 07:58
TMTS qualified for the Panathlon Challenge Football Finals, held this year at the Power League 5-a-Side venue in the shadow of Wembley Stadium. The photos show us in action, playing, watching, cheering and just simply enjoying the outing for the day. It was FUN!!!
Created: 20 Nov 19 09:01 | Last modified: 20 Nov 19 09:03
Our new SoSafe dolls needed naming, so the TMTS Student Council was called in to do the job.
Created: 31 Oct 19 07:22 | Last modified: 31 Oct 19 07:30
Four TMTS students traveled to St. Paul's Cathedral to take part in World Toilet Day festivities. Through the Toilet Twinning charity, TMTS has very proudly sponsored several toilets in developing countries with donations from our school community.
Created: 16 Oct 19 16:14 | Last modified: 29 Oct 19 07:50
TMTS, along with our neighbour, Jessop School, was honoured to be invited to co-produce a mural to be installed in Milkwood Park, which lies between the two schools. This gallery of photos shows students from both schools collaborating on ideas and their execution, along with members of the community and fellow artists discussing and assessing their efforts.
Created: 16 Oct 19 16:07 | Last modified: 16 Oct 19 16:10
Here are a few heart-warming photos of the TMTS Mother's Day Luncheon, when students are able to share a pleasant and tasty lunch with their mothers on the day.
Created: 16 Oct 19 15:57 | Last modified: 16 Oct 19 15:59
These photos are of our annual cricket outing at The Oval in Kennington, a very historic setting. (It opened in 1845!) Many schools attend, and the day begins with some fun ball and bat activities, followed by eating our pack lunches while sitting in the stands, and, finally, actually getting to practise on the famous cricket ground, itself! The photos show the grandeur of the setting, and itís always a wonderful day out!
Created: 16 Oct 19 15:34 | Last modified: 16 Oct 19 15:37
World Book Day at TMTS was a lot of fun because both students and staff dressed up in costumes like characters in our favourite books. Here's a test: Can you guess the names of these characters, or the books they are from? Good luck, and READ ON!!!
Created: 16 Oct 19 14:36 | Last modified: 16 Oct 19 14:41
Gosh, this was a GOOD one! The photos tell the story: our musical this year was based on songs by the rock group, Queen, so we dressed up in our costumes and learned our lines and we all sang our hearts out... and THIS was the result! Enjoy the photos...
Created: 15 Oct 19 10:52 | Last modified: 16 Oct 19 09:25
Barings has partnered with The Michael Tippett School in various ways, and some of their in-house chefs came to TMTS to conduct workshops for some of our Post-16 students on food preparation and healthy eating. Here are some photos...
Created: 11 Oct 19 14:08 | Last modified: 16 Oct 19 08:15
The school year ends for TMTS, as well as TMTC (the College), with our annual Graduation Ceremony. The entire Michael Tippett community comes together to honour those students who have successfully completed their stay at TMTS and TMTC. We wish them all possible success and happiness in the future... and it's always just a little bit sad to say goodbye.
Created: 15 Oct 19 10:37 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 10:43
These photos show the brilliant weather, the brilliant colours and the brilliant time being had by all at the annual TMTS Summer Fair. From everybody who contributed and participated to all the students and families who had fun, this was a lovely coming together of our school community!
Created: 15 Oct 19 09:37 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 09:49
So our student council now knows how to have the power of a 'Super Hero' to help protect the world's environment for future generations. The WE Charity conducted this session, and the one on 'Super Hero' face masks, to inform our student council that they, and everyone, can have a powerful effect on the future health of the earth and all its people, just like a 'Super Hero'!!!.
Created: 15 Oct 19 09:10 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 09:11
Our student council members joined many other London schools in Hyde Park on a 'Walk For Water' in support of communities in need throughout the world. As the photos show, it was a very scenic setting, starting at the Bandstand, walking past the Serpentine and the Sackler Gallery, and finishing where they began, all the while carrying the blue fabric to represent clean, potable water.
Created: 15 Oct 19 08:21 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 08:22
This was a fun activity, as our student council members got creative and came up with their takes on what a true 'Super Hero' would look like!
Created: 15 Oct 19 08:01 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 08:04
TMTS students and staff collected a number of items to donate to the Brixton Soup Kitchen, a worthy charity supporting the homeless and those in need. Our student council members made this trip to bring our donation to the Brixton Soup Kitchen.
Created: 15 Oct 19 07:57 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 07:58
The Brixton Learning Collaborative (BLC) brings together students from various schools throughout the area to discuss and work on relevant projects and activities. Here we are in action!
Created: 15 Oct 19 07:46 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 07:48
Several of our KS3 students enjoyed an outing to London's South Bank to experience a sensory playground of lights and textures, and the train trip was fun, too!
Created: 15 Oct 19 07:34 | Last modified: 15 Oct 19 07:38
Every year, as the end of the school year approaches, the TMTS students put out their best efforts in our version of the Olympic Games, you could say. Have a look at the mighty athletic achievements these photos chronicle...
Created: 14 Oct 19 16:23 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 16:27
Some of our Post-16 students visited Slime Planet near Loughborough Station, got properly slimy, and then went across the street to Wyck Gardens park to have a quiet picnic. It made for a lovely, slimy day!
Created: 14 Oct 19 16:15 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 16:17
To help us celebrate the festive winter season at TMTS, we actually brought to the school some reindeer and set them up in our playground. As the photos indicate, both students and staff were delighted by these relatives of Rudolph!
Created: 14 Oct 19 16:06 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 16:08
As we always do, TMTS took part in Red Nose Day by wearing red, of course, and by having both students and staff take part in fun activities to raise money for this worthwhile Comic Relief charity. These photos show what fun we all had...
Created: 14 Oct 19 15:57 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 16:01
The Oily Cart Theatre Company has been sharing their performances with TMTS for a number of years. This performance was special because it was held in the school's pool. Not only was it the usual magical experience, but this time it was also WET!!!
Created: 14 Oct 19 14:52 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 14:54
And here was the occasion of the Milkwood Mural's unveiling and dedication. Everyone who was involved and all those who attended were extremely proud of this epic project. The results are there, in the park, for all to see throughout the coming years!
Created: 14 Oct 19 14:28 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 14:33
Here are photos of the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards ceremony at the Broadway Theatre in Catford. We are very proud of all our annual Jack Petchey award winners, both students and staff!
Created: 14 Oct 19 12:03 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 12:03
According to the Southwark News, "OVER 300 HERNE HILL SCHOOLKIDS SET NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD WITH MURAL (21-09-18)... The organisers believe they have smashed the world record for the most amount of contributions to a colour-by-numbers artwork..." And TMTS was there!!! Have a look...
Created: 14 Oct 19 11:01 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 11:02
These photos are from the Ebony Horse Club charity's Open House for TMTS student riders and their families and friends.
Created: 14 Oct 19 09:40 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 09:42
The Wheels for Wellbeing charity supported TMTS students with training sessions and equipment for our whole school outing to the historic Herne Hill Velodrome. See what fun we had...
Created: 14 Oct 19 09:17 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 09:21
This gallery shows our TMTS sportswomen and sportsmen having a go against other schools at the Oval's Indoor Cricket competition.
Created: 14 Oct 19 08:38 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 08:52
TMTS participated in the Eye Music Trust "Colourscape" experience through music and dance workshops at our school, culminating in this wonderful and COLOURFUL performance of our students.
Created: 14 Oct 19 08:34 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 08:35
Apologies for some fuzziness and dark exposures, but it was early evening, after school, and there was LOTS of motion!!! But, as you can see, a jolly, fun time was had by all!
Created: 14 Oct 19 08:25 | Last modified: 14 Oct 19 08:28