Blog week ending 19 October

Posted on: 19/10/2018

Art & Design at WGSB aims to bring out the very best in every student, celebrate their achievements on a personal and public level and develop their self-confidence.  The Art department is a hub of creativity, which the amazing student displays and installations bear testament to.  The Department offer a variety of after school clubs and tailored GCSE and A Level support groups to further develop technique and underpin learning, all are enjoyable and stimulating sessions.  All students are welcome, please do come up to the classrooms to find out more.

Students in art club have been designing and making totem pole toys. Pictured below are a few of their finished works. Miss Exall runs an art club every Thursday and Friday Lunch time in AR3. Mrs Wisdom holds a photography club in AR1 on a Friday lunch time. Both clubs are open to all students. At the moment art club students have moved on from making totem pole toys to print making.

  

  

Our Art GCSE Students are working on their coursework portfolios which showcase their range of skills and abilities to research ideas, develop concepts and make artefacts whilst appreciating the artistic contest in which they are made.   Next term they will test their skill and understanding in the mock exam.  An Art GCSE can provide an entry point to a wide range of creative careers including animation, graphic design, film and marketing

Pictured, Mrs Wisdom with students and their coursework

 

  

The Year 10 rugby team put in a sensational performance against St Anselm’s school in the Kent Shield quarter final this week.  The final score was 51-5, WGSG is now into the last four of the competition, facing the tough opposition of either Hurstmere or Dover Grammar in the semis.

Please join me on congratulating the team;

Alfie W, Oscar N, Ralph M, George C, Michael A, Megah A, Dan B, Josh D, Will J (Captain), Matthew C, Jake B, Aiden C, Finley H, Henry W, Charlie S, Babs F, Jed O, Greg S, Marshall G, Dillon B, Tyer D-G, Kleo H and Jude J.

Special Reward Trips take place each term acknowledging commitment to academic achievement and stand-out support of the house scheme.  This term, students travelled to Chimera climbing and bouldering centre in Tunbridge Wells, where they tackled the full-size competition wall and dedicated training area.   The boys thoroughly enjoyed the experience, making the most of the amazing facilities and specialist staff tuition.