The gala was organised by Ashwin Unnithan, an orthopaedic consultant at St Peter’s Hospital, and was a great success, raising over £1070; the girls felt privileged at being invited to dance. They gave a graceful and beautifully moving performance of ‘Reflection’ which enthralled the audience, once again dancing with maturity and feeling. Krisanne’s improvised ending to the dance was inspiring!
Friday, 20 December 2013
The Winston Churchill Dance Cohort was invited to perform at a charity gala in aid of the Disasters Emergency Committee Appeal for Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Thursday, 19 December 2013
Year 10 Catering Students have again been competing in the annual Christmas cake competition. They have baked their cakes using Mrs O'Brien, Subject Teacher for Catering’s special recipe, covered them with marzipan and fondant icing and then the challenge was to decorate them. Students were asked to design and make their own decorations and then the cakes were judges by Mrs Johnson-Walker, Headteacher, Mr Phillips, Business Manager and Ben Piette of the London House Restaurant.
Prize Winners were:
First - Gabby Jones
Second - Alex Bird
Third - Daniel Byrne
Thursday, 5 December 2013
On Friday 29th November 25 Year 11 Sports Leaders lead a Mega Festival for over 100 Year 1 & 2s from our new sports partnership.
The students had to organise activities which focussed on the following areas:
Basic Ball Skills such as football, basketball, or hockey
As well as run the Festival. It ran like clockwork.
It was impressive to watch them at work and the way the Year 1s and 2s interacted with them. The visiting staff was visibly impressed with their leadership skills, and could not quite believe that our Sports Leaders were only 15 or 16 years of age!
Oliver May, from Goldsworth Primary said;
“Your students did you proud once more.”
The pupils from our partner primary schools thoroughly enjoyed themselves giving the leaders a huge cheer at the end of the afternoon. Each primary school pupil was given a certificate of attendance to remind them of the day.
It was a pleasure to once again, work with such a talented group of students; they certainly ‘did do Winston proud’!
Tuesday, 3 December 2013
The Annual Arts Awards Evening was held at school on Wednesday, November 27th.
This event aims to recognise, acknowledge and appreciate the wonderful, inspiring and often exhilarating work that our students in the fields of Art, Music and Drama have created over the last twelve months.Presenting the Awards and Certificates of Excellence was Mrs Emma Callender, a former teacher at our school and now Head of Drama at Herschel School in Slough.
Speaking about the event, Simon Donaldson, Subject Leader for the Performing Arts said, “The Arts in our school reflect life in all its diversity. They help our students to see a whole array of problems in a proper perspective. They strengthen human relationships and can help to make our students tolerant and understanding of the attitudes and opinions encountered amongst a variety of people. The Arts at The Winston Churchill School encourage the very best in shared experiences of many kinds”
On Thursday 28th November, a small group of Year 10 students were invited to attend a talk about Oxford University at Fullbrook School. An Oxford University Admissions Officer was in attendance and made a short presentation on the application process and demands of studying at one of the world’s best universities, before giving students the opportunity to ask questions.
“I found the talk both interesting and informative. I now have a greater understanding about life at Oxford, the admissions process, subjects I should take at A-level, and the fees. Before the talk I had very little idea about any of these points, but now I am more confident and know more about them. The graduate inspired me to aim high, especially as at Oxford and Cambridge the facilities are amazing, making me really want to go to University there.”
“I thought that the session was very good because it enlightened me on many things that I would need to know when applying and thinking about studying at University. It taught me that there are many different means of funding and financial support available for students - this was important for me because I believed that I wouldn’t be able to attend university because of the cost. In all this was a good day because I now have a lot more knowledge on universities in general, and Oxford in particular.”