The School Blog

Posted on: 05/10/2017

Blog week ending 5th October

Parents and teachers were treated to wonderful student performances as part of the Year 7 Welcome and Expectations Evening. The evening provided parents with an introduction to school life, key teaching staff and academic expectations. 

“Excellent team work displayed from the girls and it was wonderful to see girls put so much effort into their performances! I am proud of you all! Miss Appleby, Head of Year”

The Freshers Fair was an event coordinated by the year 13 prefects for the year 12’s. It included stalls offering extra-curricular activities and societies, to broaden the students’ knowledge around a subject or just as a fun thing to get involved in! It was a great event that not only gave the year 12’s many opportunities but also to bond the two year groups, passing on key tips to guide them to get the most out of WG6 and all it has to offer.

Pictured left, Brandon Turner, Head Boy at the girl’s site and right Megan Oxley and Jodie Beck, Head Girl at the girls site.

  

 

The Student Medical Society is now meeting every Thursday lunchtime.  Our Deputy Head, Mr Beaumont chaired this week’s session giving a lecture on ethics whist incorporating university interview techniques and practice questions.  The Society is aimed at those interested in the science behind, and careers in, medicine, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, nutrition, pharmacy and dentistry.

All Y12 and Y13 students who are interested in these careers are welcome.

Students practicing 3D molecular visualisation!

Year 8 Science students used mind-mapping as a technique to challenge and develop their understanding of a Physics module.  Students created the maps using different colours to distinguish ‘secure’, ‘developing’ and ‘extending’ knowledge.  A brilliant practical tool to aid learning!

 

Year 8 students have been perfecting Tie Dyeing techniques as part of their make-up bag project.  These beautifully made and coloured pieces were created using folded, twisted and pleated fabric which was then secured tightly with rubber bands before dyeing.  We’re looking forward to seeing the finished articles!

As part of their Focus Morning, Year 10 students prepared and delivered presentations on the theme of ‘Justice’.  The presentations were very well conceived, researched and presented and included topics such as gender equality and same-sex marriage.

 

Y10 students had a special E-Safety assembly delivered by Amelix Youth Project promoting safe social media usage in the most engaging and informative manner!  The event was delivered in conjunction with our local Kent Police Youth Engagement Officer who was also in attendance.

The Science Department have planned a week of special sessions for Biology Week in conjunction with the Royal Society of Biology.