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.
Half term has arrived and students and staff are ready for the break. Some have more exciting things lined up than others and we wish Bon Voyage to all the participants on the Thailand Trip. Here they can be seen about to jet off on their adventures.
We also wish participants on our Ski Trip well and hope the snow is perfect for a fabulous experience. We also hope you reach your venue in a more speedy fashion than last year, when everyone saw rather too much of traffic hold ups than they wished.
WG6 students have enjoyed a careers event this term and we were thrilled that there were 24 representatives attending from universities and apprenticeship provider. It was also good to see some ex-students returning to talk to current Year 12 students about their own experiences. We are always delighted to hear about their successes and developing our alumni links is something we intend to explore further in the coming months.
Congratulations to Miss Mead’s Year 7 form for their huge enthusiasm in undertaking a project regarding the brain. I was invited to view some of the fantastic models created by the students and was impressed with their innovation and resourcefulness, as well as their ability to talk with real insight about the various functional areas of the brain. House points all round!
Thanks go to the Parents and Friends Association for their on-going support of the school. At their meeting on Wednesday night this week, they agreed to sponsor the purchase of new crash mats for the Gym, so our girls can enjoy high jump. They have also committed £8,000 to help repair the roof on the old Gardeners Cottage, which we will be converting into a Student Support Centre (The Woodgate Centre) in the year ahead. The PFA have some fantastic ideas and please keep your diaries free for Saturday 9th May when we will be hosting a race night in school.
On Thursday 11th February at 7.30pm, 34 sixth formers and teachers met in London to enjoy a West-End Musical. Made in Dagenham, with local lady Gemma Arterton, gave A Level Sociology and Theatre Studies students a fun insight into the feminist movement during the 1960s. This show told the story of the Ford Machinists Strike of 1968 and how this lead to the introduction of the Equal Pay Act. Students and staff both thoroughly enjoyed their evening and would recommend the musical to everyone before it finishes!
With very best wishes for a restful week,
Mrs D Lodge