Blog week ending 14th June

Posted on: 14/06/2019

Despite the best efforts of the weather, improvement works continue to our site.  The nature trail has a new path and handrail and work is progressing on a new path across the Meadow to create an easier and quicker link between the two sites for WG6 students. 

Over the summer break our premises team will be supervising works on a new and exciting building.  This building will provide students with additional classrooms and a new, dynamic sports hall and facilities, the planned design is pictured below.  This project is expected to be completed by September 2020.

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Well done to 7B who staged a cake and sweet sale to raise donations for their chosen charity, Rising Suns.  This charity offers valuable services for the children affected by domestic abuse including an early intervention and mentoring programme which offers help to recover from the abuse experienced.  The final count is £144 raised – a terrific amount!

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Year 10 Food Technology students have been studying the stages of cheese production within the industry.  During this practical lesson students made their own paneer cheese then analysed their finished product comparing homemade to factory produced products.

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Year 10 GCSE Geographers enjoyed a practice lesson ahead of their field trip to Reculver where they will be surveying the beach to examine the effects of management on beach processes and landforms.  Using specialist equipment students surveyed the Meadow plotting the gradient and shape of the area.  It was a productive lesson and a great opportunity to take advantage of our lovely surroundings.

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EASYFUNDRAISING.  The PFA would like to say thank you to our Easyfundraising supporters for their continued support. Since starting our Easyfundraising cause in June 2018, the PFA has received more than £480 in free donations from online retailers vis-a-vis the 30 supporters who have signed up to our Easyfundraising cause.  

It is not too late to sign up. It does not cost you a penny and signing up is easy. Instructions on how to sign up can be found in our website: www.gsgw.org.uk/192/parents-friends-association.

Imagine how much more we can raise, if more supporters joined our cause! The monies raised go towards funding essential equipment, which directly benefit your children.  PLEASE HELP US provide your children with better school facilities and resources and JOIN OUR EASYFUNDRAISING CAUSE at: www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/wilmingtongrammargirls/."

Congratulations to Lily H of 7A who together with her football team, Dartford FC U12 Girls, has won the league this season.  The girls performed exceptionally well all season having dropped just five points in 18 games. 

Lily is pictured receiving her league winners medal from the Mayor of Dartford, Councillor David Mote in recognition of her team becoming league winners in their first season together in the Kent Girls and Ladies Football League.

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Congratulations to Esme H of 8H who has been awarded The Jack Petchey Award for her charitable endeavours on behalf of The Primrose Trust.  The Jack Petchey Foundation was set up to inspire and motivate young people across London and Essex to do their very best and reach their full potential.

Esme, together with another member of her Petts Wood Guides group undertook a whole range of activities in order to raise awareness and money for their chosen charity including carol singing at Petts Wood Station and an ambitious Bake-Sale.  The award recognised the girls’ resilience, motivation and resourcefulness.  Well done!

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The annual Jack Thompson Memorial Match will take place this Saturday 15th June at Hayden Football Club in Wilmington.  Gates open at 11am. The day is an annual charity event in memory of WGSB student Jack Thompson.  Come along for a fun day and watch the WGSB Old Boys v Hayden FC Old Boys.

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The early May 2020 Bank Holiday has been moved back by four days to Friday 8th May for the whole of the UK to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.  The school term dates have been updated accordingly.  The BBC has published an article explaining the change on its website which can be read here

Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

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