Blog week ending 10th March

Posted on: 10/03/2023

Michelle profileTo Celebrate International Women’s Day we asked ourselves who inspires us?  Positive role models whether eminent scientists or family members are equally valuable to inspire us and provide tangible examples of what can be achieved and the power of those positive contributions to other women and the wider community.  This week, staff and students contributed to our local Wilmington Parish Big Clean (a community event to tidy up the village).  During Thursday and Friday lunchtimeG3 students litter picked along our local paths and over on the adjacent heath.  A small act that makes a big difference to many local people.



Library Update.  Congratulations to all students who took part in the National Reading Champions Quiz.  It was a wonderful opportunity for students to get together and enjoy a book quiz with their peers whilst competing against other schools across Kent.  Our students acquitted themselves well and really enjoyed the experience - as well as winning the “Best Newcomer” certificate and book voucher for the school!

Chloe S-S

Valerie A

Delina Y

Mariam T

Ayomikun O

Pabisha K

Ayo O

Lily B

Eleanor G



World Book Day Competitions

Who’s behind the book?  A series of photos with accompanying riddles, to guess the staff member!


Zuha C

Alice Z

Lucy M

Saanvi P

Book Bingo!  A literary treasure hunt .. and race to ‘Full House’

Poppy B

Lilliya Z

Sophia W

Lily P

Congratulations to all of our winners whose prize was 50 team points, a Terri's chocolate orange, a book bundle and a certificate awarded to them by Mrs Lawson.

Year 7 are currently studying Romeo and Juliet in English and to mark World Book Day they made the Shrewsbury Biscuits in heart shapes to represent love and Shakespeare.


Mr Green’s Year 8 Computer Science students have just started to learn programming, using the Python programming language. Students were learning the basic fundamentals and will build on their knowledge over the next couple of weeks to begin creating small programs of their own! Python is a programming language widely used in industry primarily by data scientists and analysts.


Dr Novikova’s Year 7 Scientists are investigating conservation of mass.  In this practical lesson students observed the mass during two different reactions then used their knowledge of the reaction to explain their results.



Mrs Pinder’s Year 7 Scientists have been exploring energy transfer – specifically, what makes a reaction exothermic or endothermic.  In this practical lesson students monitored the temperature changes during a series of different experiments and used their observations to determine which type of reaction was taking place.



Year 7 Food and Nutrition students prepared Chicken fajitas.  Using learned skills including, cutting techniques, handling high risk foods safely and flavour combinations students created delicious fajitas.  Easily adaptable for a vegetarian or vegan option, this recipe is a nutritious and delicious crowd-pleaser .. which hopefully they will prepare for you at home too!


Rugby Club.  Mrs Fiander, who leads the club, has provided an update “Following on from our hugely successful after school rugby club on Mondays I took 16 students down to Dartfordians RFC for a special training session with their coaches and current players.  Dartfordians welcomed our girls with open arms and new friendships were made. Behaviour was impeccable, enthusiasm in abundance, new skills learned and I couldn’t be prouder.”

“Many of the girls now wish to join the club and be a part of this great rugby family.If anyone (Y7,Y8,Y9) wants to try our after school club just turn up (Mondays 3:30 4:45pm) – school PE kit not essential (you will get muddy!) – legging/shorts, t-shirt and hoody, water – bring boots if you have otherwise we have some spare you can borrow. Any questions pop and see Mrs Fiander in PSM office.”


Our WG6 Year 13 Forensics and Criminal Investigation students have been evaluating the different types of heat transfer and the impact on a house fire as part of their multi-agency approach to fire investigation.  In this lesson Mrs Munden provided a rather dramatic practical demonstration!



Mr Barnes WG6 A Level Biologists have been deepening their anatomic study of the heart.  In this practical lesson they used their dissecting skills to fully understand the internal processes of the organ.  Following the internal examination, students produced and labelled a scientific drawing of the heart.



Mr Preston has shared some wonderful news from his Year 10 students.  Please join him in congratulating Mia A who has just received the following swimming awards for season 2022:

  • First place individually (in her age group) where she swam over 4300m in one hour.
  • First place in Britain for her team, who collectively swam over 13000m in one hour.
  • Junior trophy and first place (based on a points system) in her age group, for winning 11 gold medals and 7 silver medals in 18 races at the club champs event.
  • Third place overall of all the girls in the club at the club champs event.

Additionally, Arahi N has achieved a Level 9 in her Tamil Studies and received an award for this in Dartford last month.

Forthcoming dates;

Dates for your diary everyone!!  Our PFA are planning two new events – details as per the posters.  Come along, take part .. have fun – and support our students!


Year 10 Canterbury Cathedral Trip – Monday 13th March

Year 10 DBE site visit – Friday 17th March

Year 8 Battlefields Trip – Friday 24th March

Year 10 written reports and grades sent home – Friday 31st March

Last day of term – Friday 31st March


Best wishes,

Michelle Lawson

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