Blog week ending 29th April

Posted on: 29/04/2022

Our Year 9 & 10 Aspiring Scholars Group took part in a challenging session hosted by Exeter University.  In teams, students were required to respond to the question “If you could save either the rainforests or the coral reef, which would you choose?”  This is a sample question similar to those used in entrance examinations for Oxford and Cambridge Universities.  Using learned skills and knowledge from across subjects together with research to support their response they prepared presentations to share with the group.


Our Year 8 Design Technology students are working on a Town Planning module and in this lesson are designing a residential building based on a specific client brief.  Students are taking great care to interpret client requirements into building design – great job!


Science Club students have been working on a physics project making a range of working catapults!  The catapults use force and tension to launch their ‘ammunition’. 


Congratulations to all of our Year 7 students who took part in the recent Epistemic Research evening – and in particular to the below category winners;

Best House posters

Singh 82

Temi B, Reiley W, Sophie P, Emilia L

Bader 2

Jessica H, Caitlyn A, Paige H

Franklin 29

Samantha B, Tomisin A, Maya K

Hepworth 61

Ayomide O, Pabisha K, Aschana R, Summer C

Most researched question 38

Gabriella R 7C, Alice H 7R, Ruby R 7E, Nife G 7E

Most interesting question 37

Rebecca T, Poppy A, Ainhoa Z

Most well-presented poster 51

Jamie W

Best demonstration of EI award 65

Mina S, Georgina G, YiJia W, Beth R

Most relevant questions for today award

Ellia W, Saruga S, Grace McC, Fayokemi O, Nadira A, Freya H, Nelly H

Mrs Lawson award 19:

Jayda L, Lucie P, Louisa E

Canterbury Christ Church Award

The Winning poster for clarity and depth of the impact of different disciplinary perspectives in responding to the question was: “What Defines Sexuality?” by the group from Singh House 82

Temi B, Reiley W, Sophie P, Emilia L

Canterbury Christ Church Award

Highly Commended award

For their ability to distinguish how different disciplines informed their thinking to their chosen question are:

“Why are we Obedient?” by the group from Hepworth House (poster 61)

Ayomide O, Pabisha K, Aschana R, Summer C

“Why do we Have Phobias?”

Poster 70

Ellia W


Year 9 Food Technology students have been learning how yeast works and its practical application in recipes.  Students baked a range of focaccia breads, adding flavours and decoration of their own choice – delicious!


Mrs Dobson ran an Easter Bake competition over the break and received lots of wonderful photos showing off some exceptional baking skills!  Thank you to all those who took part, it was a tough decision, but special congratulations go to;

Lily J - 1st place for two wonderful entries


Our talented WG6 Y13 Photography A Level students, Melody and Katie have taken a set of professional WGSB promotional photographs for use on the WGSB and Endeavour MAT websites.  Below, Melody and Katie (and their student models) and below that, a small selection of their work.


PFA Update.  The Year 11 Prom has been scheduled for Saturday 25th June, 7-10pm.  Tickets are priced at £30 and includes a “mocktail” on arrival, delicious finger buffet and bottomless soft drinks for the evening, as well as the disco, photo booth and many other surprises!  Payment is by ParentPay

A photographer will be available to take photos on the red carpet upon arrival and inside in the hall.  Photos are £10 each (6 in. x 9 in.) on a card mount or £8 each without a mount.  Photos can be paid for in advance via ParentPay, or on the night (cash payments only).  If you wish to order additional photos after the event, an addition £2.75 postage will be payable.

For more information please contact, Catherine Goodhind, WGSG PFA Chair via email:


I am delighted to share the news that Mrs Pinder has had a beautiful baby boy, named Rory James Pinder.  He is a perfectly formed 6lb 2oz and his parents are over the moon!  I have passed on our best wishes.



Year 12 ‘Futures Week’ 16th – 21st June.  The WG6 team have scheduled a programme of information and support sessions to help students to prepare as they consider their future education and careers paths.  More sessions will be added in due course.

  • Working in and paths into Engineering - Mr Silo
  • Admissions testing - Mr Pope
  • Creative careers - Mrs Wisdom
  • Studying Sociology & Criminology – Mrs Develeski / Mr Alexander 
  • Interview Skills – Mrs Wakeling
  • Higher/degree level apprenticeship talk - Mrs Martin 
  • Living and studying abroad - Mr Dufton 
  • Art history curating workshop - Online event supervised by Ms Cregan
  • Routes into Medicine - Dr Sweeney

Best wishes,

Michelle Lawson

Head Teacher

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