Blog week ending 8th June
The sun certainly shone on the Spring Fayre! It was a fun occasion with a great variety of stalls offering inventive games, face-painting, raffles and much more. The Student Charity Reps nominated a very special charity to benefit from monies raised, the students will be sponsoring a guide dog puppy! Strangely, the ‘teacher target’ stall with a huge bucket of water bombs proved extremely popular! More photos from the fayre can be viewed here
As part of WGSG’s role as joint lead of the North West Kent Teaching School Alliance and to mark British Science Week, a group of fourteen Year 10 students explored the Science of Colour with three classes of Joyden’s Wood Year 2 students. The WGSG student ambassadors carried out practical experiments with the Year 2 classes to investigate colour movement. The Year 2 pupils were a most enthusiastic, curious and responsive group of budding scientists! The visit was reported in the local press, the full article can be viewed here
Last term Year 7 were lucky enough to have Mrs Diane Connell return to the school, this time with her husband, to teach them how to effectively give CPR. All students then got the chance to put into action their newly acquired knowledge and practise on CPR dummies, with students even able to practise the rescue breaths if they liked! Another memorable and well-received Learning for Life session: our whole-hearted ‘thanks’ to our wonderful volunteers.
Trevithick’s Industrial Dartford is an annual event in Dartford Town Centre which celebrates the life and work of Richard Trevithick as well as the amazing engineering heritage of Dartford. Every year WGSB attend the event to showcase the future of engineering in our specialist school and to give visitors a chance to see new technologies close up. We also give children the chance to build and test land yachts so they can see Science and Engineering in action.
On the 24th of May Year 7 visited the Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden (North London) as part of their study of Hindu beliefs and practices in RS. After studying the Hindu religion and culture for the whole term, the girls were very excited to have the opportunity of visiting the Temple for a day trip. Although we spent a good few hours travelling(!) the girls learnt a lot from seeing the traditionally built Temple and exploring the exhibition of The origins of Hinduism.