Blog week ending 14th September

Posted on: 14/09/2018

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the coveted Centre of Excellence status by The Geography Association.  The Secondary Geography Quality Mark recognises quality and progress in geography leadership and curriculum development.  The National Moderation Team were hugely impressed by the manner in which we embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography and the support we have provided to other schools’ geography departments in Kent. 

Pictured, Mr Simmons, Ms Redsell and Mr Roles with student geographers

Blood Brothers thrilled GCSE Drama Students.  A group of 50 Drama students trekked over to the Churchill theatre in Bromley to see an amazing show which they will write about in their upcoming exams.

In 3 words one student described the show as "thrilling, funny and shocking". Another said the show was "full of suspense and I never expected the outcome of the finale."

It was a good production with emotional performances and excellent singing which really expressed the joy and pain of raising children! The girls were fully absorbed, so much so that there were a few gasps and shrieks in the build up to the final showdown. The girls were a pleasure to accompany.

The dates for the Expectation Evenings have been scheduled as below.  These meetings provide an opportunity to receive further valuable information on the year ahead, relevant updates on curriculum or examinations and an opportunity to meet and discuss with staff members.  Please add the relevant dates to your diary, we look forward to seeing you.

Year 7   2nd October

Year 8   25th September

Yea 9    27th November

Year 10 20th September

The Science Department have started their Witchcraft and Wizardry Science Club for Years 7 and 8.  Details as below.

The library has a new timetable and on Wednesdays will now be open for Year 7 students only. There will be literary games and quizzes, personalised book recommendations and the opportunity for a dedicated Year 7 reading club. Pictured below, a taster of some of the new books for this term, recommended by Mrs Black our Librarian. These varied titles are all perfect for students transitioning to young adult novels.

Why not read the same book as your daughter and create your own book club? If you’re interested in finding a book you might both enjoy, please contact Mrs Black.  It can work for reluctant readers really well.

Isabel Black, Librarian

Art students from 8C were learning and practicing painting techniques prior to working on their Exploring Enterprise art project.  For the project, students will look at some of the world most famous artworks to develop their understanding of techniques and help inform their own commissioned works. Pictured, Mrs O’Donnell demonstrated a range of techniques including ombre and pointillist styles.

 

PFA.  Please find as below, information regarding our PFA Year 7 & 8 Back to School Disco.  A letter regarding the event can be downloaded from our website here

We would like to thank all who have been supporting our easyfundraising cause. Our 28 supporters have raised £159.15 to date. For those who have not yet joined, signing up is easy. Follow the link: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wilmingtongrammargirls/ and help us raise funds to support our children's education. 

We have been made aware of emergency changes to the 1st Bus Stop bus route.  The changes they have provided us with are as below.  A permanent amendment is currently in the process and they will inform the school of all the new changes once they have been approved.

Routes 4 & 5

Both routes will now be serving Wilmington schools and Dartford schools. 

AM service:

Route 4 will be running at normal time in the morning but will be extending the service to Dartford schools and Route 5 will be running the same timetable as usual. I would recommend students that normally get the Route 5 and have found they are struggling for a seat to use the Route 4.

PM service:

Route 4 will now be starting at 15:40 from the Dartford schools then going on to serve Wilmington Schools to allow for the unexpected number of passengers. Route 5 will also be running at 15:40 from Dartford as normal, If students do find that the service is at full capacity they have the option to use the route 4.

Routes 3 & 6

Both routes will now be serving Wilmington schools and Dartford schools. 

AM service:

Route 3 will be running at normal time in the morning serving the Dartford schools and Wilmington Schools. Route 6 will be running the same timetable as the Route 3 to allow for the unexpected extra passengers. I would recommend students that normally get the Route 3 and have found they are struggling for a seat to use the Route 6.

PM service:

Route 6 will now be starting at 15:40 from the Wilmington Grammar Schools then going on to serve Dartford Schools to allow for the unexpected number of passengers. Route 3 will also be running at 15:40 from Wilmington Grammar School for Boys. If students do find that the service is at full capacity they have the option to use either route.

Congratulations to Emily L of 10H who came second in the final round of Mud Sweat and Gears mountain bike race in Essex and won the 2018 MSG east of England series, this was the final race of the season representing WXC world racing team.  Emily will be taking part in this event British Cycling National Inter Regional Championship and School Games 201 on 14th September 2018 – we wish her the best of luck!

Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

Back to News List