Blog week ending 9th November

Posted on: 09/11/2018

Congratulations to the below WG6 students who have been appointment Mathematics Prefects.  Their role will be to represent the department to the students body, offering support as our Y11’s make their A level subject choices and offer hands-on peer mentoring to students providing homework support on topic sessions where required.  All were in action at this week’s Subject Fair at WGSB and acted as subject ambassadors engaging with current Y11 students from both the boys’ and girls’ sites as they consider their A level options. The students will be available to help during the Mathematics Support sessions running during Lunchtimes in G7. Years 10 and 11 from 1.15pm on a Tuesday and Years 7, 8 and 9 from 1.15pm on a Thursday. The Mathematics Department would like to congratulate Esther, Alaska, Ikhwan, Joshua, Ellie, Shannon, Brandy, Ankita, Meliz, Sonya and Seyi.

The PE department held a Cross Country week in support of Children in Need.  Students across the school took part during their PE lessons running a route on the heath.  Each group ran a practice lap to familiarise themselves with the route before running competitively.  Many of our students dressed up and donated as part of the Children in Need fundraising effort.  The PE department were really impressed by the high level of effort and enthusiasm of the girls, they made it a fun and worthwhile event!  Thank you to the Y9 and 10 Charity Reps for their help and those WG6 students who acted as marshals along the route.

 

The Film Club, run by year 10 students, is currently working on two projects.  A group of students are drawing and creating characters and scriptwriting, whilst another group are honing their acting skills by dramatising a popular teen drama.  The Club meets every Monday lunchtime, please pop along to find out more or join.

WG6 subject ambassadors hosted an A Level subject fair at WGSB for our Y11s.  Students had the opportunity to discuss options and gain an insight into specific courses.  Every subject offered at WG6 was represented with a plethora of information and advice available.  The WG6 team were on hand, including Mrs Martin, CEIAG (Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy) to offer further support and guidance.

As part of Black History Month students were invited to participate in a cooking competition. It was specifically for desserts and students were asked to create desserts that celebrated their cultural background. There were a number of fantastic entries and around 10 students entered. The winners were chosen by a panel of three teachers. The winning contestants were Sheryl A of 10B with her Ghana pound cake and Nina P of 8B with her Polish chocolate poppy seed log. They have each won a £10 Amazon gift card.  Well done girls!

 

Kaitlin H of 8H has baked the most amazing array of poppy cakes to help raise donations for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.  The delicious cakes have thus far raised over £75 and this is in addition to the normal poppy collection in our reception area.

Each year the whole school comes together for a Remembrance Day assembly, this year we marked the end of the WW1 centenary with a special and very moving presentation to thank all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

Pictured from left Kaitlin H and Rebecca H who offered the cakes to staff and students in return for donations.

 

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Please join me in congratulating Grace T of 7B, who with her dance school Bexley School of Dance took first place in their group finals in the UKstarZ competition in Birmingham.  Grace and the rest of the troupe have enjoyed further success in the regional competitions meaning they are now through to the London finals in February.  Grace, who has been dancing since the age of four is a dedicated and talented dancer as her recent successes bear testament.