Week Ending 24th November 2017
I look forward to seeing you at the Christmas Fair on Saturday 2nd December 11am-2pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a community, get some Christmas presents, watch the rugby tournament and raise some much needed funds for the PTA. You will be aware that the lack of adequate education funding is a topic of intense debate currently. Our PTA have supported us to make some important additional purchases that otherwise we would be unable to afford, such as classroom technology and sports equipment.
Also, don't forget to buy your raffle tickets - seek them out in the bottom of rucksacks - there are some great prizes including a £150 Bluewater voucher. You can also purchase special WGSB 'Ultimate Christmas Puddings' made by a major supplier to Fortnum and Masons. This is our 3rd year selling puddings and you have helped our sales go from strength to strength. Keep sending in your orders!!
Thank you for your support - it really is very much appreciated.
Luke J in 10N has recently received the Jack Petchey Award for Achievement in Judo. There is a public nomination and voting element to the awarding process and Luke has won gold and silver medals at club level open judo competitions within the last six weeks. Here is a photograph of him with the certificate and a judo sensei at one of the clubs he attends.
On Friday last week, 72 Year 9 students went on a day trip to Belgium to learn about World War One as part of the History syllabus. The day began with a 4.30 am start from school, but this gave the group plenty of time to explore the sites upon the Ypres Salient, where the Battle of Passchendaele (1917) was fought. The first port of call was the Passchendaele Memorial Museum where the students saw many artefacts from the war and learned about the lives of the soldiers and the Battles that they took part in. The final part of the museum was an underground bunker which led to some real trenches that have been preserved. From here we headed into Ypres, where we paid homage to the thousands of missing soldiers who are remembered upon the Menin Gate. From there the group went on a battlefields tour where we visited Essex Farm (where John McCrae wrote the famous poem ‘In Flanders Field and also Private Valentine Strudwick is buried-he was the youngster solider on the front killed at just 15 years and 11 months old), we then visited Yorkshire trench, German cemetery Langemark, before finishing the tour at Tyne Cot, the largest Commonwealth cemetery on the front.
The day was finished with a visit to one of Belgium’s fine chocolate shops. A good day was had by all! Looking forward to next year already!
Year 7 Rugby Fixture – WGSB 12 - 2 Orchards Academy
Star Man: Captain Oliver T - scoring 5 tries in the match!
Many of the team were only playing their first games for the school team against a devolving Orchards team. With Orchards only having 8 players we agreed to play an 11 a team game and 3 boys played against their team mates. The game was played in a very good spirit and Mr Lynch and Mr Powell look hope to see the same effort put in for Saturdays home fixtures against BETHS.
INTER HOUSE COMPETITIONS
WG6 Football results
Breakdown by Year Group
Year 10 Food Preparation and Nutrition
The year 10 students have been demonstrating their cutting and presentation skills by producing vegetable tartlets and baskets this week.
Yr 9 Geography Trip to Swanage
A group of our Yr 9 Geography students are currently enjoying the windy weather in Swanage, Dorset. They left school on Wednesday and have been learning about ancient settlers in Godlingstone and about dune succession, whilst enjoying the stunning views over the Studland Peninsular.
Students were up early yesterday morning sharing their knowledge of ancient British settlers with their student counterparts in partner school in India who are also learning about civilisation of the Indus Valley.
Christmas Pudding order form