Category: School News

Students exploring Winchester

20th November 2017

To help bring history, English literature and British Culture to life, our students spent the day in Winchester. Kate Flack gave an excellent tour of the city which included the many historical sites and buildings with literary links. The students visited Winchester Cathedral and marvelled at its size, incredible architecture and cultural significance. After a…

World Philosophy Day

16th November 2017

By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, on the third Thursday of November, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual. As some may know, the Year 9 English group had recently gone on an excursion to Reading boys school to take part…

Celebrating Remembrance Day

13th November 2017

Students and teachers listened to a selection of poems and extracts from books at the weekly assembly on the horrors of war. Volunteers from across the school read poems  by poets from many different nations including Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, Isaac Rosenberg, Robert Laurence Binyon, Marie Luise Kaschnitz, Mary Wedderburn Cannan, and Kenny Martin. Readings included…

Students teaching languages and cultural awareness

8th November 2017

To celebrate European Languages Day, a group of Year 9-11 students from China, Thailand, Mexico and Japan visited The Willink School (in Burghfield Common) for the morning to run a series of language workshops for their Year 7.  The Willink students were taught greetings, colours, animals and numbers and a little bit about the four…