Wilmington Grammar School for Girls is one of Kent’s leading schools.
Our motto is the Pursuit of Excellence and we have a long record of academic success.
Wow, what a week it has been with our excellent production of ‘Half a Sixpence’. From the matinee performance on Tuesday, through to three showings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening, it has been a non-stop whirl of activity here in school and there will be many tired students and staff eager for a sleep in on Sunday morning. A huge thank you goes to all the staff who have given extensively of their time to make the show a success, especially to Mrs McKenna, Mr Roddy, Miss Mitchell, Mrs McAllister, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Johnston and Mrs Hellen. Thanks also to the PFA for serving interval drinks and to Mrs Ansell for selling the tickets. What a talented bunch of students we have!
The results for Readathon are in and Year 7 students have surpassed themselves with a total of 658 books read and £1795.02 raised for the Readathon charities!! This is an amazing achievement and shows the commitment and enthusiasm from Year 7. Well done to everyone involved – special mention to 7P who managed to be the first class to return all their cards, Lianka 7I with 24 books read and Ruby 7K with 22 sponsors.
The CILIP Carnegie shadowing group have had their first two meetings and reactions to the books are mixed so far. Mrs Ansell loved the illustrated ‘Tinder’ but be warned it may give you nightmares. Why not try and read all eight books to see which book would be your winner? Some of the books are suitable for age 14+, for more details see the website http://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie/current_shortlist.php
Four of our talented linguists were taken to compete in the Regional Modern Foreign Languages Spelling Bee held at Dartford Grammar School for Boys on Thursday 26th March. Holly, Peace, Izma and Megan faced very tough competition from three other Kent schools, competing in both French and German. All girls did the school proud and put a lot of hard work into learning and pronouncing their spellings correctly. When it came to a tie-break for Key Stage 4 German, Megan triumphed, winning the medal for her category! A big thank you to Miss Rubbera for escorting the students and very well done to all girls and we look forward to next year.
Thanks to Ciara for submitting the following article following a WG6 visit to The Royal College of Surgeons:
Surgery, sutures and no room for being squeamish, nine WG6 students with an interest in medicine and its related fields had an eye opening and unique experience at the Royal College of Surgeons on the 25th March. Exploring the marvellous, if slightly obscure, array of specimens housed in the Hunterian Museum, we were given the chance to experience anatomy and the problems that can arise in the body. From the skeleton of the ‘Irish giant’ to dissection of a heart, the museum held many surprises.
Following this, we viewed videos of open heart surgery, keyhole surgery and brain surgery, with the procedures being explained by an experienced doctor. This was a prime opportunity to gain an insight into the amazing work of doctors.
In my opinion, the best part of the day was the chance to carry out suturing, fortunately only on plastic arms. Instructed by a surgical trainee, we were taught the correct technique using needle holders and tooth forceps. Whilst difficult at first, and certainly not helped by hands shaking with nerves, we all managed to successfully knot a few stitches, giving a sneak peek of the tasks that are undertaken as a medical student.
Students enjoyed being allowed to participate in Dress down Friday today, when they were allowed to attend school in non-uniform. Proceeds from this fundraising event are going towards the renovation of The Woodgate Centre, which we expect top have fully operational as a Student Support Centre for September.
Mrs Donna Lodge