Blog week ending 23rd March

Posted on: 23/03/2018

Y10 Food Tech students learn how microbes are used in food production.  They watched a video from Cricketer’s Farm in Somerset to learn how milk is made into cheese.  They then went on to make paneer adding flavourings to their own tast and recipe.

 

WGSB Welcomed student representatives from Cambridge University to deliver a talk to students on applying for, and life at, Cambridge University.  Alice Wenban, who attended WGSG, spoke about her experience, passing on personal insight and sound advice to students considering Cambridge, or indeed any university course.  This inspiring session was a wonderful opportunity for our students to hear about University life first hand from ex-students. 

At WG6 we like to create the best possible opportunities for our students. 12C chemistry group grabbed one of these opportunities with both hands and completed an Open University course as part of their independent study. The course focused on the molecular world and helped to consolidate their understanding of the foundations of chemistry as well as providing them with some more challenging concepts which are normally introduced at degree level. The students will be able to use these qualifications to support their UCAS applications next year.

An officer from the Kent Fire and Rescue Service spoke to our Y9 & 10s.  Using actual incidents as case studies he spoke about a range of safety advice and services to protect people and property from harm, and to reduce the risk of injury.

A representative from the Teenage Cancer Trust came to speak with our Y10’s as part of their education and awareness programme.  Currently seven young people in the UK are diagnosed with cancer every day, the trust aims to improve early diagnosis through raising awareness of the main warning signs of cancer in teenagers and young adults.

News from our PFA.  As per our mention in last week’s blog the PFA is organising a Ladies’ Pamper & Shopping Evening at the School Hall, on Friday, the 18th of May, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm.  We would like to invite you to come along for an evening of indulgence – ‘mini’ treatments and shopping. Tickets costs £4 in advance (with a free ticket for Mum) and a free drink. Please look out of the letter, which will be sent by the school via email.  We look forward to seeing you there!   

Year 7 & 8 Easter Disco Tonight.  If you have handed in your payment today (Friday) and don’t have a ticket, don’t worry!  Just turn up as your name will be on the list.  Also, students can pay on the door but will need to provide a contact number.

Please find as below information regarding a range of courses available from Articul8.  Please contact Keely Woods for any further information.

Kaitlin H of 7A has used her baking expertise to raise funds and spread awareness for this year’s Sport Relief.  And I can confirm they are every bit as delicious as they look!  Thank you Kaitlin

   

Gabriella in 7B recently competed at the Southern Team Gymnastics Competition.  Her team, Luna, took third place in the South of England.  Gabriella is an accomplished and committed gymnast who has been taking part since she was seven.  Well done Gabriella!

Pictured, Gabriella on the left and right, with her team.

    

Best wishes,

Sue Hunt

 

 

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