Blog week ending 11th October

Posted on: 11/10/2019

Open Evening.  Wilmington Grammar School for Girls welcomed an unprecedented number of families keen to find out more about our school, it’s ethos and most importantly, its students.  Students, are very much at the forefront of all activities at our Open Events as they so eloquently demonstrate school life and expectations at WGSG.  From our tour guides, to our speakers and demonstrators, every student approached their role with enthusiasm, taking great pride in sharing our school with new potential students.  The feed-back we have received from visitors has been incredible, with so many seeking out staff to comment on their experience of the evening including;

“Really felt emotional listening to your music students, they were just perfect“

“Your girls are so enthusiastic about Wilmington and seem very happy“

“Our tour guides have been very informative and helpful“

We are all immensely proud of all of our students and I would like to extend a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to all students, staff and PFA members for ensuring our Open Event was such a success.





Year 10 Computing Science students are currently undertaking a Creative iMedia I.T Course.  They are current working on the pre-production steps taken when creating films or videos.  The initial stages include mind maps and mood boards to enable them to work up an idea and develop a visual sense of colour schemes and feel.  Students then progressed to story boards where they show what the shot will look like and then finally the script to outline the scene and what will be said.  This is a cross-curriculum project working in conjunction with the English Department.  Students are using a poem currently being studied as the subject for their project; Ozymandias by Shelley.


below, a mood board & story board


Congratulations to the seven students who represented Wilmington Grammar School for Girls in the English Schools’ Juniors and Intermediate Cross County Cups at Sevenoaks School.  We are really looking forward to the next event in November, the Dartford and Gravesham Cross Country Championships.



Two WG6 students were given the opportunity of work experience with Superdrug as part of their Modern Muse Programme. Ellie Mae O wrote the below piece;

At the end of the summer term I completed a week of work experience at Superdrug’s head office. After several trips there with Modern Muse I had become increasingly interested in experiencing what it was like to work there. My placement was on the social media floor and I enjoyed an exciting week learning all about, and being involved in, their Instagram and Dare magazine shoots. I was invited to meetings about new projects and advertising as well as seeing a preview of the Halloween looks for this season. Seeing what goes into the social media and marketing of such a large organisation was so interesting.  I also found out about their apprenticeship schemes and met so many lovely employees. The week was such an excellent chance to experience working with marketing and social media and has helped me decide what I would like to do following my A Levels.


Delicious sweet treats went on sale last week as part of the ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ on behalf of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Thank you to everyone who baked, donated and bought cakes in support of such a worthy cause.  A special thank you to Mrs Stanley for organising the event and donating so many of her legendary cakes!  Just over £140.00 was raised.


Congratulations to school Alumni Jess Keating who has just launched a new range of specialist breads through Co-Operative Stores.  Jess designed the new items whilst on a University placement and was delighted to have her creations selected for inclusion in store.  Look out for her range in the chiller which includes a specialist sourdough garlic baguette and cheesy nacho tear ‘n’ share bread.


Best wishes,


Michelle Lawson


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