Blog week ending 15th March

Posted on: 15/03/2019

Our Science Department celebrated British Science Week with a programme of special lessons themed upon the concept of Time.

Year 7 studied a Chemistry topic travelling through the periodic table (it is its 150 anniversary) tracing discoveries as they occurred.

Year 8 took Physics on a journey, exploring the speed of sound.

Additionally, the department is running a cross-year Biology project on the lifecycle of a butterfly.   Students will study the metamorphosis process over the next few weeks observing the change from our caterpillars into butterflies which we will release into our grounds.

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Congratulations to Charlotte H of 10A who has won the prestigious Royal Opera House Design Challenge for Costume - Secondary School Entry for the Ballet Romeo and Juliet.

As a result, Charlotte's costume will be exhibited in the new Linbury Studio Foyer at the ROH in Covent Garden, London, for one week commencing 28th March 2019. As part of the prize, WGSG have been given, a prize of 35 tickets to attend a matinee of Romeo and Juliet Ballet and take a backstage tour.

Charlotte will have a prize-giving in the first interval of the ballet where she will be congratulated by Alex Beard, Chief executive of the ROH and Deborah Lady Macmillan.

Charlotte said of the experience, 'I really enjoyed producing a costume for the Romeo and Juliet Ballet, as I was able to be ambitious and experimental with my designs. Creating a life sized costume from scratch was challenging, but once completed it was very rewarding.'

Pictured, Charlotte with her winning design and one of Charlotte talking Mrs Hunt through her design book.

Charlotte hooper her winning costume design

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Our Librarian, Mrs Black created a programme of events to celebrate World Book Day last week.  Activities included ‘The Big World Book Day Quiz’ and the annual ‘Design a Book Token’ competition for National Book Tokens.  Some of our favourite entries are featured below.  Cristiana W of 11C created an inspiring new display with the support of a group of Year 9 students to mark the World Book Day entitled “Reading Gives Your Imaginations Wings” also, pictured below.

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WG6 students attended an anti-bullying ambassador training session as part of the Diana Award Anti-Bullying Campaign.  The specialist mentoring training will provide our student leaders with the necessary skills and confidence to become ambassadors here at WGSG and WGSB. 

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Tickets are on sale for the PFA Pamper and Shopping Evening, full details are as below, we look forward to seeing you there for some well-deserved indulgence!

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Students from 7C baked and sold cakes and treats to raise awareness for their chosen charity Ovacome, who provide support for anyone affected by ovarian cancer.  The girls raised a massive £160.00 to help fund the charity’s work. 

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Y12 Physics students have been challenging their learning on Forces during a practical lesson.  Students undertook three separate experiments; terminal velocity, investigating the bridge crane and determining density.  These experiments allowed students a practical insight into Forces in action.

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Mr Harrison of the Mathematics department led a special quiz to mark National Pi Day which celebrates the mathematical constant π.  Pi is observed on March 14 (3/14) in the month/day format.  Part of the quiz included a fun ‘say what you see’ section – a couple of examples are as below (answers at the bottom of the blog!)

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Ruth S of 11C delivered a most inspiring and passionate assembly on the subject of International Women’s Day.  Ruth spoke of having ambition, confidence in your ability and above all, that we ALL have something to offer, something unique, regardless of background or gender. 

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Five WG6 students visited Superdrug Head Office to mark International Women's Day in conjunction with Modern Muse.  It was a fabulous day with a lively celebrity panel debating some great subjects regarding Women in the Workplace, Working Mums, Teenagers and Inspirational Women.  Gemma Mason, the Head of Customer Service and Experience, who has spent many years at Superdrug opened the debate by saying how impressed they were with the WGSG students who visited the offices to deliver presentations a few weeks back - a great accolade to our girls in front of a packed auditorium!  I was proud to see our Yr12 students engaging with other people after the talk and sharing their views and experiences.  The students got a lot from the day commenting "It gave a different prospective on life as a young woman” and “Motivational”.  We then indulged in a tasty buffet and were even given goody bags at the end.  All in all a fantastic day, thank you Superdrug and Modern Muse

Mrs Halstead, WG6 office

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Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

 Mathematics Pi answers a) Pi-rates of the Caribbean & b) Pi-neapple

 

 

 

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