The School Blog

Posted on: 14/07/2017

Blog week ending 14th July

We were treated to a fabulous Wilmington’s Got Talent showcase this week.  Students gave passionate and accomplished performances that encompassed dance, poetry, singing and instrumentalists.  All were expertly presided over by our compere Victoria of 10O who also performed.  All students received a rapturous response from the audience which was made up of family, friends and colleagues.  Of particular note was the incredibly supportive nature of students toward their fellow competitors.  Special congratulations to our winners;

First place – Happiness of 8A and Claudia of 8B who performed a drumming duet (first picture)

Second place – Year 8 dance group (second picture)

Third place – Ruth of 9C (third picture)

All competitors will be performing for us in the Award Assemblies next week.

 

 

  

Science Club created Kinetic Sand which is an incredibly tactile sensory compound.  Students mixed liquid soap, sand, cornflour and water.  The finished product can flow through fingers, but when pressed together, it sticks to itself and keeps its shape.

  

   

Congratulations to the Year 9 students who have successfully passed their Bronze Arts Award. 

9C – Amber, Eloise, Ellener, Freya, Claudia, Charlotte, Christiana, Sam, Laura, Zara.  9A – Jessica.  9B – Damilola, Hannah

The girls worked at lunchtime, after school and in their own time to improve their skills in an art form by attending clubs; for example some of them designed and painted a mural in the changing rooms, others recorded songs and played in the guitar club. They went to an event of their choice and reviewed it. The girls went to a range of events from concerts, theatre trips to cinema and art exhibitions. They also shared a skill by teaching others and researched the career of an inspirational artist.

Their evidence folders reflect their journey and show just how independent and individual the girls at WGSG are. The moderator commented that the girls have made a real personal investment in their Bronze arts award.

To give you a feel for the work undertaken, Charlotte of 9C created a website which you can view here

As part of our Artsmark Award project students from WGSG collaborated with other local schools to create the new design for Dartford Borough Council Refuse Truck.  Our students contributed gelli printing which has become the sky together with graphic line drawings of discarded objects and rubbish which were used for the impactful black and white Dartford town design.  The truck was launched last Saturday so keep an eye out for it around Dartford Town.

8B enjoyed a Science lesson on the nature trail using pooters to suck insects into an observation pot which they then assessed and logged before releasing them.  A ‘well done’ to Enya and Millie for capturing the largest range of insects! (Pictured below left)

 

 

The Year 8 & 9 Enterprise Project culminated in a sale of the student’s developed goods and services.  There was a dazzling array of product on offer, all sourced and created by hand.  Students also demonstrated a flair for marketing with specially created logos, displays and sampling opportunities.  A fantastic amount of stock was sold and the total monies raised will be announced next week.

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to Holly of 9H who secured second place in the 200m at the English Schools Track & Field Championships in Birmingham.  Holly is a brilliant athlete as her growing list of accomplishments bear testament!

 

Please note that the school closes at 2.30pm on the last day of term (Friday 21st July).  All dedicated school bus and coach services have been made aware.

Best wishes,

Sue Hunt