Blog week ending 11th June

Posted on: 11/06/2021

Please join me in congratulating our new Head Students, each had produced a compelling and well-articulated video detailing their ‘manifesto’ and aspirations for the role.  Head Students have been elected with specific responsibilities at the school they are based at, but will work together on cross-school projects.  We are all looking forward to working with you over the coming months. 

WGSG Head Girl – Ayomide Mohammed & Head Boy – Shaun Guness

WGSG Deputy Head Girl – Berri Cooper-Croft & Deputy & Head Boy – Apigith Ananthavadivel

S12 “Hi, my name is Ayo Mohammed and I am the Head Girl here at Wilmington Grammar (at the Girls’ site).  I want to encourage our school community to elevate each other towards excellence and to emphasise diversity “

“My Name is Shaun Guness and I have the privilege of being the head boy of this school for the upcoming year. During my time, I want to work with the school community to improve facilities in and around the school and improve every students' Wilmington experience.”


“My name is Berri Cooper-Croft and my role is deputy head girl. Within this role, my main aims are to bring the school community together and help everyone to achieve their best.”

"My name is Apigith Ananthavadivel and I am the deputy head boy of WGSG. My aim is to ensure the school is a safe and secure environment for all, filled with equal opportunities."



WGSB Head Boy – Callum Hudson & Head Girl - Roxana Ristea

WGSB Deputy Head Boy – Tom Woodham & Deputy Head Girl – Dara Amanor


“My name is Callum Hudson - and I’m really looking forward to filling the shoes of this fulfilling role. In my time at Wilmington, I’ve developed an undeniable passion for the school and I look to demonstrate this through the work we undertake this year.  I wish to make the school a better place for everyone; for students and staff alike.”

“Hi, my name is Roxana Ristea and I hope to fulfil this role by voicing what is important to the students. I am consistently a positive and supportive member of the wider school and hope to make this a gratifying experience to campaign for improvements in the community as an inclusive and prosperous place. Being a catalyst for positive change in areas which explore diversity and inclusion is equally meaningful to me as the wider school community.”


Tom Woodham “I wish to use my experience and skills to enhance all aspects of school life. This includes extracurricular activities such as sports and team activities as well as more academic based activities for those who wish to excel in all aspects of their education. I also believe it is important to represent the cultural and minority backgrounds of Wilmington and I will do everything I can do support and educate every student of our inclusive society.” 


“Hi my name is Dara Amanor and I am a girl passionate about volunteering and charity work. I believe that it is really important to give back to the community helping those who can’t help themselves.”

Our PE Department staged an inter-house rounders tournament across Years 7-10.  It was a brilliant event of skill, stamina and friendly rivalry as each House Team fought to score rounders. Congratulations to Singh House who won the tournament … and valuable team House Points. Despite all the competition, it was a lovely supportive atmosphere!



Students have had the opportunity to take part in special boxing sessions delivered by Olympia Boxing as part of our Wellbeing Programme.  A specialist England Boxing coach put the students through their paces practising the jab, cross and uppercut before combining a routine of punches.  It was a great taster session giving students an opportunity to try a new activity, with a few students saying it’s something they’d like to continue out of school.  To find a club near you please click here 



WGSG Enters the Great Dartford Virtual Bake Off!   Ten of our students have submitted entries to the local competition which we eagerly await the results for. In the meantime, check out the amazing and scrumptious looking creations that our brilliantly talented students have created!



Mr Simmons brought his telescope into school this week so that students could experience the partial solar eclipse!   As you can see, the students gathered excitedly to take turns in looking at the image of the Sun projected through the telescope, and take photos – thank you Mr Simmons.


Mr Simmons used his telescope to project an image of the sun onto a piece of white card.


Photo taken by Neha M of 7C


Photo taken by Sonia F out of the classroom window!


Congratulations to Thais of 10R who won 4 Gold medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics New Look Cup International (Online) 2021.  Thais is currently training at A&V Rhythmic Gymnastics and Team GBR (Senior) rhythmic gymnastics. She has outshone her toughest rivals from around the world on an online platform to take first place in 4 routines and won gold for her overall category.  She received her medals in the post this week and is wearing them proudly. She admits that online competitions have their own challenges and require different skills set in preparations and executions on the day, especially with remote judging.


Best wishes,

Michelle Lawson

Head Teacher



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