Blog week ending 24th May
Y7 – 10 Netball Tour travelled to Windmill Hill in Bexhill-on-Sea for a busy schedule of inter-school matches and adventure activities. The students performed with incredible skill, passion and energy throughout the entire tournament and it was a huge pleasure to accompany such a positive and committed group of girls who were exemplary ambassadors for both the sport and the school. The Y7s made fantastic progress within their game play from the first to the last, consistently showing improvement. The Y8 Squads had an excellent run. 8B worked together on their teamwork and communication whilst 8A focused on tactics and strategies. 8A won their tournament with the only undefeated status of the weekend. Y9’s developed significantly showing passion and perseverance and it was lovely to see them work hard on the court to develop physically and strategically. Y10 teams had a lovely weekend supporting each other’s teams and bonding as a year group. The Y10 B team really did wear their hearts on their sleeves for the tournament and made a significant impact with each game and narrowly missed out on a winners spot by just 1 point despite an incredible performance.
Y7 Squad. Ruby B, Hiba C, Rachel M, Katie M, Riya N, Newisreal N, Sophia O, Jessica S
Y8 Squad. Tifeoluwa A, Sophia B, Cara B, Eve B, Gabriella B, Elena D, Jasmine F-H, Charlotte G, Imogen H, Olivia H, Hettie J, Zoe M, Gabriela M, Poppy M, Lohun O-A, Nina P, Rosie S
Y9 Squad. Eve B, Louise C, Esme F, Louise F, Bonnie G, Ashleigh H, Elizabeth H, Sasha K, Emma K, Uma L, Holly M, Caitline N, Jessica N, Filippa N, Grace O, Nai-Mail O, Alice P, Toluwanimi S, Sydney S
Y10 Squad. Funmi A, Emmanuella A, Emily B, Rachel B, Jessica C, Rose C, Zara D, Demi F, Amazine-Grace I, Amelia L, Rubie L, Mica M, Bisola O, Oreoluwa O, Oyin O, Olivia S, Eloisa S, Livia T, Daniella U, Olivia W
We would like to thank all of the girls for their commitment and impeccable attitudes throughout the weekend. The girls represented netball and the school in a superb light and we are so proud of them all. Please see our PE twitter page for updates from the weekend and awards at the end of the trip.
Thank you to the staff who accompanied us - Miss Fazakerley, Mrs Price, Mrs Munden, Miss Redsell and Miss Smith.
Y8 Squad - The undefeated winners of the tournament!
Year 9 Squad in action
Year 10 Squad
Cheers form the Y7 squad
Mrs Harris, an ex WGSG teacher and Head of Year travelled down as a surprise to support our squads
Our Y13s enjoyed a fitting send-off following their last assembly ahead of their public examinations. Extra-special student nominated awards including ‘Most likely to be the next Alan Sugar’ were handed out by our student comperes Megan S and Max H as well as school awards, and refreshments served by the teachers. It was a fitting and joyous finale to their time at WG6. Our Year 7 students marked the occasion by lining the school and clapping the Y13s out of the building as they left the assembly in a most uplifting gesture which was really appreciated by the Y13. We wish all of our Y13 students the very best of luck in their examinations and their future destinations.
It’s that exciting time of year again! For the last eight weeks the WGSG Library Carnegie Shadowing Group have been reading the eight books that have been shortlisted for this year’s Carnegie Award (https://www.carnegiegreenaway.org.uk/carnegie-current-shortlist.php). We are thoroughly enjoying the books and have had some lively debates about the characters and events in the books, as well as format, use of language and our preferences. Three of the books selected this year tell their story through poetry and are proving popular with all of us.
On 18th June, we will be visiting the WGSB Shadowing Group to celebrate the announcement of the winning book.
Will it be the one we think should be crowned the winner?
A group of Netball Squad students travelled to Sutton at Hone Primary School where they took on umpiring and reps duties for their tournament. Amazine-Grace, Olivia W and Oyijn showed incredible leadership taking on a group of primary school students and coaching them through the rules of netball.
Rubie, Eloisa, Zara and Emma umpiring but also patiently coaching all of the students through the rules, despite the weather being far from ideal, all students stayed positive and professional. An excellent portrayal of WGSG
Elizabeth L of 8B has just completed her final challenge to qualify for her Chief Scouts Gold Award. This challenge required the Scouts from the Cambria Sea Scout group to complete a two day/one night expedition where they rowed 5km to Fort Darnet, an uninhabited island, to set up camp and stay overnight before rowing back the following day. The challenge is designed to utilise all the skills learnt during their time at Sea Scouts, requiring them to be entirely self-sufficient. The project provides extensive training ensuring members are competent in a number of water based disciplines as well as activities such as hiking, camping and climbing. Congratulations to Elizabeth and her colleagues for undertaking such an exciting and demanding expedition!
Elizabeth is pictured in the maroon top, third from left.
We have received the wonderful news that Rosie S of 8C and her team, the Foots Cray Lionesses U13s have won the Tina Marshall Cup. Rosie played a pivotal part in their success, scoring the opening goal! Additionally, the Foots Cray Lionesses U13 were runners up in their league and have gained promotion.
We would like to wish ‘bon voyage’ to all our students travelling to France for the annual Watersports Trip tomorrow Saturday 24th May and we look forward to hearing all about your adventures upon your return.
Our Year 11 and WG6 students have completed a number of their public examinations, please take advantage of this break from school to re-charge batteries and rest before continuing with your studies.
I hope you all have a wonderful half term break.