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  • 20th March 2015


    I am delighted to announce that the hard work of students and staff at WGSG has been recognised as we have won a prestigious award. I was thrilled to receive the following message this week.

    ‘On behalf of SSAT, I am delighted to let you know that your school has won an SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for your exceptional progress. The award is to recognise your achievement of being in the top 10% of schools nationally for value-added progress.’

    I look forward to collecting the award on behalf of the school and intend to create a Trophy cabinet, as the number of awards and cups, gained by our talented students continues to grow.

    Stargazing Live Event

    On Friday 20th March WGSG students got very excited about the partial solar eclipse. Despite the cloud they were able to enjoy watching a live video stream from sunnier parts of the UK. They also collected some valuable science data by using a light measuring app and plotting a graph. During the peak of the eclipse it was quite dull outside at only 1000 lux but one hour later it was 4 times brighter at 4000 lux.

    Year 12 Geography trip to Reculver

    Our AS geographers enjoyed a lovely day at the Reculver coastline during their visit earlier this week. They were able to learn about coastal management, landscape forming processes and to practise their fieldwork skills. Students also explored rock pools and were amazed to find a dead porpoise on the beach!

    Duke of Edinburgh Weekend

    Lots of students and staff will be looking forward to catching up on their sleep this weekend. This follows from a very hectic and busy DofE Training Weekend which took place on 14th and 15th March. The participants undertook a range of lessons on the Saturday and cooked their own lunch on the trangias. On the Sunday they completed their map training and navigated their way around the local area. Although there was a bit of rain on the Sunday, everyone had lots of fun and the students worked hard to complete their training. They should feel very proud of themselves and a big thank you goes to Miss O Neil and Mrs Walker Buckton for organising the event and to all the other staff who gave up their weekend to participate and support.

    Berlin report – by Danni Griffin Year 12:

    Last weekend a group of Year 13 German and History students set off to Berlin in order to develop a deeper understanding of the effects of the rule of the Nazis, and to appreciate the history of the city in general. The weekend kept us busy at all times and was very tiring, but it was definitely worth the few hours of missed sleep.

     The first museum we visited was the Jewish Museum, one of my favourite parts of the visit, where the effects of the Holocaust, particularly towards the Jewish community, were explored. The museum was extremely unusual because it was designed to evoke from the visitor a physical reaction to the horrors which were being explored, as well as an emotional response. One thing which stood out to me particularly was the “Holocaust Tower”. It was a freezing cold room with no light apart from a tiny crack in the top corner of the walls and was almost completely silent. It was designed to give each person their own experience yet everyone agreed that it was a chilling and thought provoking few minutes in a room which symbolised the entrapment which the victims suffered.

    Another highlight of the trip was the visit to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp. This was one of the most surreal mornings which we endured during the trip as we walked through the ruins of the old concentration camp. There was an eerie atmosphere especially as we walked through the crematorium where bodies would have been discarded. It was hard to comprehend that we were standing in a place where the terror of the Nazis was a harsh reality for so many people, but this fact became easier to understand once we learnt of the stories of individuals who had been put into the camp.

    We also visited iconic places such as the TV Tower and the Brandenburg Gate which were brilliant to see – we even viewed some ruins of the Berlin Wall which introduced us to a more recent period of German history which our families would have lived through. Overall it was one of the best school trips I have ever been on and I would recommend it to everybody. The group was fantastic and I had such an enjoyable weekend with them which will hopefully have an impact on my final grade!

    Best wishes for a lovely weekend,

    Mrs Donna Lodge

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