Blog week ending 16th October

Posted on: 15/10/2020

Congratulations to those of our Y13 students who successfully completed their TEFL Teaching qualification, to teach English as a foreign language.  These fully accredited courses provide a valuable new skill and opportunity to teach overseas .. or online! 

Maddie S commented “TEFL has been a great opportunity to learn new skills and it is particularly special to me as I wish to teach abroad in the future”

Ruby K added “TEFL was an enjoyable experience which has developed my abilities whilst also giving me a useful qualification”


Thank you to students from 9A who have been staying after school to help the PE Department prepare for our move to the new sports hall. It has been lovely seeing them building equipment and getting it ready. PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs will be taking place in our new sports hall when we return from half term.  Exciting times!


Year 12 WG6 Physics students have been investigating the effect of initial speed on stopping distance.  Their aim was to identify and graph the relationship between speed and stopping distance, then compare their results with published data.


Congratulations to Daisy L of Y10 who competed in two championship classes at the British Show Jumping National Championships held at Aintree Race Course.  Daisy and her horse Roxy who represented Kent, competed in the Finals, having qualified via a series of National Events across the country.

Daisy and Roxy excelled themselves, winning fifth place (out of 42 finalists!)  Daisy and Roxy jumped 33 fences during the Finals, clearing all but one – well done on a marvellous performance.


You may remember that Joel of Wilmington Grammar School for Boys shared news of the hedgehog and her hoglets that he discovered in his garden during lockdown.  Well, it transpired that Bernie the hedgehog actually had four hoglets and Joel and his family spent evenings during the summer watching them in their garden and via a wildlife camera which captured wonderful footage of their night-time activities.  Joel edited together all of his favourite clips and made them into a film.  Joel sent the film to Chris Packham, wildlife TV presenter and conservationist, who broadcasts a weekly nature show with his stepdaughter from his home in the New Forest.  To the family’s delight, Chris featured the film in his show on 9th October.  The presenters were clearly delighted with the footage, with Chris commenting; “Absolutely fantastic, what a great story.”

Click on the link below to see the programme .. Joel’s film is introduced at 19 minutes in.


Introducing the new NELFT young people’s wellbeing Instagram account.

The NELFT provide mental health and community health services for communities across London, Essex, Kent and Medway and have just launched a new Instagram account aimed at young people within our services and their peers which can be found at @kentandmedwaycamhs.  The new channel has been set up to help us better support and communicate with young people who might be struggling with their mental health or wellbeing. We want to raise awareness and understanding of various wellbeing challenges and empower young people to feel more in control of their own mental health.

Below are some of the key aims we have for the account:

• Improving service awareness

• Helping young people to build positive relationships with social media

• Improving participation and young people’s involvement in service improvements

• Increasing young people’s emotional resilience

• Removing the stigma around receiving mental health treatment

In addition to all the support and advice on offer there will be opportunities for young people to get involved with creating content, directing content and approving recommended resources.  To find out more, please see below.


Best wishes,


Michelle Lawson


Head Teacher

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