The School Blog

Posted on: 09/06/2017

Blog week ending 9th June

During May half term 26 students from Years 7, 8, 9 and 12 went to Biscarrosse in France for the annual Water Sports trip. And what a fantastic trip it was! The week was action packed, with students taking part in an array of activities both in the day and evening. They took part in windsurfing, dinghy sailing, high ropes, kayaking, catamaran sailing, mountain biking, raft building, team challenges, a day trip to Bordeaux and an evening trip to the largest sand dunes in Europe!

At the end of the most fabulous week, a number of awards were given:

Vitrix Lodorum- Champion of Champions! Emily of 8H,

La Lumiere de la Camp- Light of the Camp! Lydia of WG6

L’Escargt dor- Golden Snail. Year 7: Millie 7A. Year 8: Demi of 8B. Year 9: Evie of 9A. Year 12: Lily

Most Contagious Laugh: Emily of 8H

The Wise Owl: Kate of WG6

The Modest Mouse: Zoe of 9A

Everyone got involved, working together to overcome challenges as well as having a brilliant time!  The teachers could not be more proud of the students, and the centre staff commented on how much fun and how well behaved our girls were. We are already looking forward to next year and hope new and existing students will come and join in for what should be another successful trip next year!

Please take a look through some of the pictures below to see just how much fun was had.

Getting ready for Catamaran and Dinghy sailing:

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Team Challenge!

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 High Ropes:

   The French Extraordinaire:

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Day out in Bordeaux:

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Largest sand dunes in Europe:

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Miss Aston oversaw a school election ahead of yesterday’s general election.  Classes discussed candidates and policy and asked questions regarding the political process and potential outcomes.  Students were all provided ballot papers and invited to cast their vote at form time.  The result was unanimous;

We took the majority of Year 8 students out to the science museum as part of an enrichment activity. The students thoroughly enjoyed the visit and got hands-on with several different interactive activities which helped to further their understanding of topics they have covered this year. The energy and space exhibits were the highlight of the trip – we all learnt some fun facts including the teachers! It was a pleasure taking the girls, who were all really well behaved throughout the trip despite sitting in traffic for 3 hours on the way home. Thank you to all the parents who had to arrange alternative transport for their daughters due to the late arrival back at school.

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The WG6 team , form tutors and teachers all said a fond farewell to Year 13 on Friday 26th May as their last official day in school. It was celebration with a final assembly and a BBQ celebration.

We would like to wish all students well in the forthcoming examinations and look forward to seeing many happy faces on 17th August 2017 as recompense for their hard work.

It was lovely to receive such lovely comments from both students and parents thanking us for the hard work that staff have put in to support and encourage Year 13 students.

Quote from Mrs Saunders: 

‘Lois will be leaving Wilmington having not only received an outstanding education but also amazing pastoral care from you all, for which we are truly grateful. We are very proud of the person she has become and thank you for the part you have played in this. She will take with her many great memories from her time at Wilmington ‘

Pictured, students at their Farewell & Award assemblies. 

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Pictured, Tom Hilless receiving Form Tutor Award & Amy Smith receiving Form Tutor Award

  

Pictured, Jemima Jacob and Jennifer Songa receiving Mrs Tiddy’s “Most Inspirational Students” Award

For their GCSE art project “Sense of Place” the year 10 art students went to Margate on Tuesday. The aim was to go to the Turner Contemporary Gallery and spend some time around Margate taking photos. The Gallery had some really interesting Artists that fitted well with the theme such as Phyllida Barlow’s huge urban sculptures made from everyday construction materials. Another artist that the students appreciated was Michael Armitage. His work was based around Kenya and East Africa with its lush vegetation, animal life and traditional stories.

Despite the dreadful weather the girls did manage to explore the old town and take a few photos, visit the traditional sweetshop vintage shops and of course the chip shop.

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Congratulations to our Y7 Athletics team who competed in the Athletics at Dartford Super 8’s.  The tournament was hosted at Dartford Grammar.  Our team worked incredibly hard and came 2nd out of 6 schools!  Well done girls.

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National Book tokens are once again holding a big prize draw. You could win £5,000 of National Book Tokens for our school library and £100 of tokens for yourself! To enter please fill in the form here and nominate our school. Thank you for your support and good luck.

 

Best wishes,

 

Sue Hunt