Blog week ending 5th July
All the fun of the Fair! Our annual summer enterprise fete took place on Wednesday 26th June. Students had worked hard on their stalls and activities, all to raise awareness and monies for their chosen House Charities. The weather was perfect for the many games and goodies on offer, especially since a couple of them included water … at the expense of teachers! We learnt that Ms Redsell is highly skilled at the coconut shy and Mr Lennon is incredibly accurate when throwing wet sponges! It was a wonderfully fun afternoon in aid of some valuable charitable work.
Ash – Women’s Aid
Beech – Rising Sun (local Kent charity supporting women and girls who are at risk of exploitation and abuse)
Chestnut – Porchlight (Local Kent homelessness charity)
Hazel – Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity (granting wishes and organising activities for seriously ill children)
Oak – Unseen (provides care and safehouses for survivors of modern slavery and human trafficking)
Space Project. The science department was a hive of industry as Year 7 students put their learnt knowledge of the solar system into creating a 3D educational model. The brief required students to answer a challenging range of questions via their models including ‘Why is looking into space like looking into the past’ and ‘which planet has the most moons?’ One team from each form was awarded a prize for their model, which was judged to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the topic as well as to act as an instructive learning model for the department. There were a host of original and detailed models, special congratulations go to the winners Phoebe, Sophia, Emily and Becky of 7O
Congratulations to our winners!
Year 7 participated in our annual Shakespeare Festival this week. Students have been rehearsing key scenes from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for some weeks now in preparation for an event which saw the winning groups from each form take part in a competition which was judged by a student panel and awarded with prizes. The glorious weather meant that we were able to hold the event outside, a morning thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done to all who took part.
Year 7 & 8 students taking part in Robotics club. Students are using Lego Mindstorms to create their robots and program them to complete a range of tasks, it is good to see the girls being so creative. The club is open to students Thursday lunchtimes in G7, please speak to Ms Cherry for more information.
Staff took part in a very lively (and rather competitive!) game of Prison Ball to raise awareness and monies for Bexley Women’s Aid. Katie L of 10C is a budding journalist who produces a student paper and had learnt about the charity and the support they offer women and their children affected by domenstic abuse. Katie inspired staff to help by staging this event, and Year 8 helped by selling refreshments and taking donations. The winning side was Mrs Price, Mr Biggenden, Mrs Atkins, Mr Simmons and Ms Redsell. Katie would also like to thank Nicole C-W, Rhianna K, Gia B, Pheobe T, Emma H, Emma J Jasmine B and Elise M all from Y10 for their help in staging the competition.
The Y11 Prom. The PFA organised for the venue to be dressed in such a beautiful fashion as to be unrecognisable as the school hall! It was a truly lovely evening and a fitting celebratory end to their public examinations. As you can see, all the students looked amazing .. and the teachers made excellent doormen and women!! Have a great summer ladies, and we look forward to welcoming you back at WG6 in September.
The GCSE & A Level 2020 timetables are now available on the school wesbite and can be viewed here
Kaitlin H of 8H is featured in the latest Legion Magazine (The Royal British Legion’s own magazine) with a full page interview and report detailing the fundraising work Kaitlin does for the Poppy Appeal. A lovely feature in recognition of the effort Kaitlin makes on behalf of others.