Blog week ending 6th July
WG6 held two induction days for our new Y12 cohort. Internal students from both sites joined forces on Monday for special ‘taster’ lessons in their selected A Level options. The taster lessons offer insight into the new course syllabus and an opportunity to meet fellow students. A teambuilding day is scheduled for the first day of tem (4th September) for all Y12 students.
Pictured, students in taster Biology and Physics classes. Special thanks to the PFA for providing the funding for the new department microscopes.
PFA Update. Please do register with easyfundraising. Every time you shop from one of the many retailers available the school directly benefits – and at no additonal cost to yourselves. The site includes a handy ‘reminder’ which can be set to prompt you if you are visiting an online store included in the easyfundraising scheme. Recent purchases made by the PFA include a 3D printer and 20 new microscopes – both greatly enhance our students learning experience.
Pictured, 3D printer purchased via our PFA
PFA – Come along to our regular meeting on Monday 9th July at 7pm in the Manor (room M7) ALL ARE WELCOME!
Miss Rolf’s Science Y7 Science students have completed a project to explore and learn about Space. An integral part of their work involved the research and creation of these amazingly intricate and informative models. Each working group then presented their findings and new-found knowledge to the class. These wonderful working models are available to view in Miss Rolf’s classroom.
Congratulations to Hannah D of 11C who received a very special certificate to mark 100% attendence for her time at WGSG. Hannah hasn’t been absent for a single session since she joined in Y7. What a remarkable achievement and testament to her dedication to her studies. Mrs Diane Connell presented Hannah with her certificate and a book voucher. We look forward to seeing you in September as you join our WG6
The National Online Safety Team have highlighted the risks associated with Doki Doki Literature Club; a visual novel game with suicide themes and a psychological horror plot, advised by its makers as 'not suitable for children'. The game is believed to have been downloaded more than two million times in the first four months and has come under scrutiny in the UK media after a father said he felt the game had ‘dragged his son in’ and contributed to his death in Greater Manchester in early 2018. Police and the coroner investigating the 15-year-old’s death have urged parents to be vigilant and called the game a ‘risk to children and young people’.
We have created this guide to give support to schools and help raise awareness of the online safety risks associated with it – the guide can be downloaded here
On Wednesday 4th July, periods 1 and 2, Year 7 were lucky enough to view a theatre performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ consolidating their learning of the text in both their English and Drama lessons last term. ‘Quantum Theatre’ performed a hilarious version of the play, which had the girls in stitches of laughter. The actors were very interactive often addressing the audience whilst the sets, props and costumes provided an impressive atmosphere.
Alys and Lara of Y10 successfully completed the Pretty Muddy Race in support of Cancer Research UK. The sisters took park with a group from Riddingtons accountants, who between them raised an astonishing amount for this worthy cause - Over £10k. We are very proud of you both!