Blog week ending 3rd September
Welcome! And what a delight it has been to meet our new students and welcome back existing ones. I hope you all had a chance to spend time together with friends and family over the summer (such as it was!) and are now feeling refreshed and ready for the new academic year ahead. Our new Year 7 students have already made a positive and concientious start to their time at WGSG showing great enthusiasm for the induction activities which helped to familiarise them with their surroundings and introduce our school values. As you can see from the below photos, students have already been introduced to our science laboratories, sparking scientific curiosity with an introduction to conducting experiments and evaluating findings ..
Over the course of the next few weeks I will introduce our new teaching staff via our blog as well as share forthcoming events and dates for your diary.
Our premises team have overseen a number of improvements to our school site over the summer including the installation of a state-of-the-art fitness suite in our Holmes Sports Block and the completion of the new road layout, coach park and pedestrian crossing to provide safe passage for students onto the school premises. Please note there is no entry to the coach park for drop-offs or parking. Our school is served by a number of public bus services and private coaches which can be viewed on our website here and I would urge students to take advantage of the services listed and try to avoid car drop offs to Parsons Lane to prevent congestion which causes to delays and inconvenience to bus services and our neighbours.
Pictured with Y7 students left, Miss Little Key Stage 3 Student Manager and right, Mrs Pinder Head of Year 7.
Our new WG6 Year 12 students also joined us on induction day, enjoying a series of taster sessions to introduce them to our WG6 staff team as well as A Level study expectations and a tour of WG6 dedicated study areas. Our sixth form (WG6) is co-ed and is based across both our Wilmington Grammar School for Boys and Wilmington Grammar School for Girls sites.
Please join me in congratulating Mrs Pinder (previously Miss Rolf) on the occasion of her wedding. As you can see from the below photos it was a magical day .. which she shared with her colleagues from the Science Department!
I look forward to working with you all over the course of your child’s academic career with us and, to meeting more of our parents and carers as we progress through the year.