Blog week ending 20th December
Merry Christmas! Our festive lunch was a fun and celebratory one, with students and staff enjoying a delicious Christmas lunch. Thank you to all those who took part in our ‘Jumpers for Jimmy’ fundraiser, as you can see from the below photos there was a wonderful array of Christmas jumpers on show. Thank you to our WG6 students who helped out and added a little extra festive cheer!
Our Cooking Club have made and iced a range of incredibly professional looking Christmas cakes which ooze baking skill, creative verve and modelling technique. The finished works were judged based on their overall appearance and decoration. I found it an exceptionally hard task to choose a winner, well done to all our master bakers.
1st - Tai B 10A Bottom left cake with the red ribbon decoration
2nd - Abbey V 8A Bottom right hand cake - Snow scene with a penguin and snowman
3rd - Eva C 9A Top cake, Christmas character popping out of the cake
The winning cakes are pictured below
Our Art Department have shared the below accomplished works from the recent Art PPE’s. The below pieces demonstrate a variety of different approaches, meduim and technique and we look forward to working with students as they continue their preparations ahead of the examinations. Support sessions are available both during lunch and after school, please check with the teachers for more information.
As part of their continued study our Art GCSE students visited Tate Modern Gallery to support their Unit 2 Examination Preparation. Students engaged in a drawing workshop and independently researched varied artists work from a range of times and genres to create visual research in their sketchbooks.
Congratulations to our Mandarin students who following a successful group performance have been selected to compete in the grand final which takes place on the 5th February. Well done ladies, we wish you the very best of luck.
8A: Rachel M
8B: Yakshana N
9A: Arooj K, Ellie K, Isabel F.
8B’S Charity Bake-Off! Friday 22nd November saw an excellent event by 8B where they had a Bake off with lots of contestants bringing in tasty treats. Miss Redsell and Mrs Maycock had the honour of being on the judging panel along with some students, the best part was definitely being able to judge for taste! The contestants did amazingly well and Miss Redsell especially liked Riya 8B’s Lemon drizzle cake! The girls raised a total of £46.01 for Demelza house hospice – every penny counts!
Rachael won a box of chocolates for the presentation of her cakes and Tilly won a cookery book for her brownies which everyone said tasted amazing.
Our Badminton team attended a Development Badminton competition as part of the Kent School Games.
The girls that took part were:
Year 7: Zara K, Olivia P and Lily-Rose H.
Year 9: Imogen H.
Year 10: Leonie N, Shalome V, Holly S, Caitlin N, Amma A and Fillipa N.
Whilst they did not place, the girls did fantastically well, demonstrating incredible effort and resilience. They learnt so much from taking part that we feel confident they will do even better next time, and have the makings of a very strong Badminton team.
Library ‘Christmas in Books’ Quiz. Thank you to all of the students who entered our Library Christmas in Books Quiz.
The enthusiasm and knowledge of the students who entered was impressive.
The winners were as follows:
1st place (£10 Book Token, Christmas bookmark & candy cane) – Sophia O (8H)
2nd place (£5 Book Token, Christmas bookmark & candy cane) – Jeffny (9B)
15 pupils across Year 7-10 were 3rd place winners and received a Christmas bookmark & candy cane
Well done to everyone who took part.
How would you do? (examples below)
- In the Harry Potter series, what gift does Mrs Weasley famously give to her family members every Christmas?
- In which children’s classic is it ‘always winter but never Christmas’?
- ‘Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents’ is the opening line from which classic book?
Caitlyn T of 7C passed her 1st Dan black belt grading for karate, which is an outstanding achievement, especially for someone of her age. Caitlyn has been attending karate lessons since the age of 5 - so this has been a long and hard journey for her. She is now one of the youngest in the club to achieve her black belt and earn the title of Sensei. Congratulations Caitlyn.
News from our PFA. We would like to thank our 32 supporters who have raised £819.33 to date on easyfundraising. We have recently joined Amazon Smile to cover other online purchases that offer a donation. If you aren’t already signed up, please do consider doing so. To join Amazon Smile and support our cause, please sign in to smile.amazon.co.uk and search for "Parents and Friends of Wilmington Grammar School for Girls".
We are pleased to announce our next event – A family and friends Quiz Night on Saturday 8th February. For more details please see our PFA page on the website here
Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.