Category: School News

Landmark Challenge (Year 9, E2 and E3 students)

7th December 2017

Last week saw this term’s UK Landmark Challenge winner announced. E3 student Mommam received a landmark for an excellent piece of writing which meant that he finished the term with six. In second place was Chaiwat with five and Carrie finished third with four. David, Ali, Kate and Cathryn would like to thank all the…

Raising Money for the WaterBridge Outreach Charity

4th December 2017

On Thursday the 23 November 2017, we, the four members of Access, organised a book sale with the main aim of raising money for the WaterBridge Outreach charity. In the weeks leading up to the event, we carried out primary research which helped us to cement our ideas. Teachers and students showed their support for…

Fundraising Club supports Epilepsy Research

1st December 2017

In our Fundraising Club students present charities they would like to support and then vote on a charity they would like to support for the term. A couple of students have a personal interest in Epilepsy Research (https://www.epilepsyresearch.org.uk/) and that is the chosen charity for this term. The teacher acts as facilitator to guide the…

Aldermaston Primary School visited us

27th November 2017

A group of Year 3 students from Aldermaston Primary School visited us for an afternoon of activities. After arriving and being welcomed by John, our Principal, the students listened to tales read by students from Mexico, Thailand and China before answering fun questions on the stories. After this, the students had to put together a…

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…