Blog week ending 2nd November

Posted on: 02/11/2018

It was National Poetry Day on 4th October and this year's theme was 'change.' All of Year 8 students took part and wrote a variety of their own poems ranging from the changing of the seasons to changing schools to how our country has changed. The wonderful work is displayed in the Manor and huge congratulations to the winners:

Winner: Elizabeth L, Runner up: Amelia S

Highly commended; Katie M/Lucy B, Abigail E, Evie C

Commended; Nihal S, Thilagshanaa P

Thank you to all the students for their creative contributions!

Mrs McKenna

Pictured, Winners and Highly Commended with their prizes and below two of the winning poems


Black History Month was marked with a series of assemblies lead by our WG6 students as well as activities within the History Department.  A presentation to support in-class lessons and for the assembly can be viewed on our website here. 

Special thanks go to the WG6 students who organised and contributed to the brilliant assemblies;  Organised by Emmanuella O

Singers: Ajibola O, Alexia E

Other speakers: Megan S, Michael K, Ellie-May D, Rebecca S, Lily B and Ellena M

Mr Biggenden held a poster competition entitled “Who do you think is the most important Black Briton in History?”  There were a large number of strong entries for individuals from a range of fields including sportsmen, politicians and medical professionals.  First prize wins a £10 Amazon voucher and Second and Third receive sweets and reward points.  Congratulations to you all.

First Place; Princess Sophia Duleep Singh by Ruby D of 7C

Second Place; Ignatius Sancho by Jeffny J of 8B

Third Place; William Cuffay by Apianka & Kabisha of 8B