1st July 2019

DAOS Athletics Success!

Many thanks to Miss Lowe for this report from the PE Department:

We had another successful year at the District Athletics Championships which took place at Jarman Park on Friday 28th June 2019. Year 7, 8 and 9 girls and Year 7 boys (who were joint with Chancellors) as well as Year 9, 10 and Senior boys all won!  Year 8 Boys, Year 10 Girls and Senior Girls were all 2nd.  We were overall girls and boys winners, which means overall District winners! Well done Team Owens!

We are also pleased to announce another brilliant achievement by all those involved in both the County League Plate Final and the County League final which took place on Tuesday 2nd July. The U14 boys became Plate winners and in the County League final the U16 girls were 8th, U16 boys were 5th and the U14 girls were 2nd by 2 points. As a PE department we would like to thank all the athletes for the effort they have put in this season.

Rampaging Chariots 2019

Congratulations to Lucia, Henry, Imogen, Jasmin and Jaiden for their achievements at this year’s Rampaging Chariots competition, which took place on 22nd June and was organised by Leonardo in Luton.  The Year 8 and Year 9 pupils spent several weeks building and fine tuning their chariots ready for the assault course, sumo challenge, tug of war and football competition.

25 teams competed on the day and our Owen’s team did very well to reach the semi-finals of the football, sumo and tug-of-war competitions and the quarter-finals of the assault course.  Modifications are already underway to prepare the chariots for next year’s event.

National Art & Design Saturday Club Trust 2019

Many thanks to Mrs Grigson from the Art Department for this report:

A bumper year for the National Art and Design Saturday Club at Middlesex University this year with 11 DAOS students attending; Giulietta, Oliver, Abbie, Ben, Issy, Maddie, Phoebe, Eleni, Sanam and Madison from Year 10, and Celia from Year 9.  Our students made full use of the University’s professional facilities and expert teaching.

This year’s overriding theme was the plastic crisis in our seas and oceans. Sessions including life drawing with a mermaid clad model, casting ceramics from plastic bottles, screen printing posters, illustration, collage, dry point etching, 3D book sculpture and a two week photography workshop in which they explored the studio and dark room, painting with light, capturing movement and producing photograms from plastic waste.

The Exhibition at Somerset House and Prize Giving at the Institute of Engineering and Technology was a wonderful way to celebrate their work on a national scale.

We are so grateful to the Sir John and Lady Frances who set up the Sorrell Foundation, and to the tutors and professionals who give up their weekends to provide a unique experience for our young artists; a taste of the university experience and an insight into their possible future creative careers.