The School Blog

Posted on: 21/07/2017

Blog week ending 21st July

On 14th July 2017, the first cohort of budding Design, Engineer, Construct students were given a taster of what their new study programme will include next year.  Both Wilmington Grammar School for Girls and Wilmington Grammar School for Boys will be introducing a Level 2 and Level 3 qualification in this fast, growing industrial sector from September 2017.

The taster day involved students designing an Eco Classroom and discussing all the concerns that are relevant when creating a sustainable building project and looking at how best the general community can be made aware of ecological issues. Led by Alison Watson, the founder of ‘Class of Your Own Ltd’, students worked with a variety of local industry partners to come up with a brand, a building and landscaping.  They received assistance from Roisin Menon of David Millar architects, Michael Turner of Maltby Surveyors and Chris Churchman of Churchman Landscape Architects. They then had to pitch their ideas to Elliot Mawbey of Laing O’Rourke who had the difficult task of deciding on the winning submission.

 

DEC! Partners 

Year 12 A level geographers have just returned from a residential fieldwork course at Juniper Hall near Box Hill in Surrey.  They experimented with different methods for collecting data for human and physical Geography investigations and visited Dorking, Guildford, Seaford and Newhaven to collect data.  The purpose of the trip was also to plan their independent investigations which are worth 20% of their final A level mark.  On their final day students spent 5 hours collecting data for their coursework.  We were so proud of our students.  They were great company, worked very hard and showed great resilience and creativity when under pressure. 

Mr Simmons and Miss Redsell

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Districts Athletics 2017, what a fantastic day!

On Thursday 13th July a number of Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 represented Wilmington Grammar School for Girls at the annual District Athletics meeting, held at Dartford Harriers track. This event was of particular importance as the event was run by WGSGs PE department and we are pleased to say it all went swimmingly.

The girls were fantastic ambassadors of the school, cheering not only for our students but for others as well.  The WGSG team achieved some fantastic results winning a tremendous amount of gold, silver medals as well as being the overall girls’ team winners! The PE department are extremely proud of them all.

The results:

Year 7 Girls- 4th

Year 8 Girls- 1st

Year 9 Girls- 1st

Year 10 Girls- 2nd

Individual achievements are as below;

100m

Year

Name

Placing

800m

Year

Name

Placing

Relay

Year

Placing

7O

Chiamaka O

2nd

7O

Chloe J

1st

7

3rd

8C

Daniella  U

2nd

8B

Rachel B

2nd

8

1st

9A

Mary I

1st

9H

Holly M

2nd

9

1st

10

1st

10H

Mary-Grace O

2nd

10C

Casey C

2nd

 

200m

7A

Alice P

2nd

1500m

7B

Zara R

4th

 

8B

Funmi A

1st

8B

Rachel B

1st

 

9A

Mary I

2nd

9A

Annabel D

6th

 

10A

Esther P

2nd

 

 

Javelin

Year

Name

Placing

High Jump

Year

Name

Placing

8H

Maddi S

4th

8O

Olivia W

2nd

9B

Charlotte P

5th

9A

Mary I

2nd

10C

Ellie G

5th

10O

Lauren O

3rd

 

Long Jump

Year

Name

Placing

Shot Putt

Year

Name

Placing

70

Chloe J

2nd

8H

Amazine-Grace I

5th

9A

Annabelle D

1st

9B

Vicky J

4th

10O

Pelumi S

2nd

10O

Marvel O

1st

 

 

  

Congratulations to all those students awarded end of year Subject Certificates for outstanding achievement and effort – we are all extremely proud of your diligence, hard work and enthusiasm.  This very special assembly included a musical interlude provided by Happiness of 8A and Claudia of 8B.

Additional awards were made for the highest house points achieved; certificates were presented to the top three totals from each year as below;

Isabelle R of 7H 

Katherine N of 7O           

Ruslana M of 7H              

Mica M of 8O    

Beatrice M of 8A             

Millie H of 8B     

Cristiana W of 9C             

Aycicek of 9H    

Aimee J of 9C    

Marvel  O of 10O             

Victoria A of 10O              

Mary-Grace O of 10H    

In all, staff issued 84,316 Reward/House Points which equates to an average of 129 per student across the academic year.  Only 6,193 Behaviour Points, an average of 9 per student were issued in the same period.

Overall, Chestnut House led by Mr Lennon scooped the award for highest number of House Points with an impressive total of 20,881. 

 

 

  

Black Forest Study Tour.  Last Friday, 47 year 10 pupils travelled to the beautiful Black Forest area of Germany.  In the morning they had German tuition, followed by a chance to interview the local residents in Titisee. In the afternoon excursions were made to local attractions, including the Schaffhausen Waterfalls in Switzerland, the Schauinsland cable car, the city of Freiburg and Europa Park. The weather was fantastic and a good time was had by all.

Mrs C Hendry