Blog week ending 15th June

Posted on: 15/06/2018

This week, Year 12 Psychology students have been learning about localisation of functions within the brain.  This means they must know which parts of the brain do what! Miss Smith wanted them to be so confident about what their own brains did, that she got students to create paper brain hats and then pairs tested each other on what areas were called and what they were responsible for.   Now they can all point to their own brains with ease!

Music students performing on a piano live in Bluewater, Thursday 21st June 2018.  Our students have been invited to perform to the public on a baby Grand piano positioned outside the shop GANT, in the Village - Bluewater (lower level). This is a great chance for our students to show off their talents and build their confidence in the public eye.  The performances will be at 11-11.30am and again at 1.30-2pm.  If you are able, please do pop along!

Clare McEwan, a local artist, came into school to run a session with students working on their Silver Arts Award. They learned about her career and looked at her sketchbooks, installations and silk scarves.  The students worked really creatively with print making and Photoshop.

The one day workshop aimed to plan and design a collaborative artwork for an exterior wall in the school grounds. Students gathered and developed imagery through photography and printmaking. They worked in Photoshop to digitally develop the artwork and prepare for print through guidance from Clare. Part of the day included group work to decide practical steps to getting the artwork printed and installed. This included; measuring space and deciding scale, researching print suppliers and getting quotes, researching exterior wall artworks in public and private spaces, fundraising ideas, getting permissions and considering installation. Students needed to delegate these tasks, share the
results and find agreement in order to work towards a deadline for the art installation. Clare will do some careers work and experimental group work with all year 8 in a couple of weeks’ time.

Thanks go to Mrs O’Donnel for getting the grant to enable the artist to come into school.



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The next PFA meeting is on the 9th of July, at 7.00pm in the Manor, Room M7 – all are welcome.

Mr Miller, our assistant facilities manager is a keen photographer who has had a number of his images published in local press.  The BBC webite has included the below image in their photographic feature ‘My Camera’.  The bottom image featuring the moon and aeroplane Mr Miller took in his back garden!  They are both very striking images, thank you for sharing them with us.  The full BBC article can be viewed here

Congratulations to Holly M of 10H who took first place in the 300m at the Kent Schools Games 2018 representing WGSG.  The games took place at the Julie Rose Stadium in Ashford.  Holly’s winning time was an impressive 39.19. 

Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

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