Writhlington Year 7 students are celebrating success after the Devon Orchid Show held at the weekend in Budleigh Salterton. Tallis Inger explained, “This was the first show where Lottie, Cara and I were responsible for preparing the plants, designing the display and putting it together for the judges and the public to see. It was really fun and we got to be super creative.” Lottie Serle from Frome added: “We were amazed to win a total of twelve rosettes and two trophies. There were some amazing orchids at the show and we all learnt a lot about the art of competition ... [Read More]
Students from Writhlington School have won a contract to design an interactive App for the Bristol Zoo exhibit at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. Writhlington students have always been successful with creative and innovative projects, whether it is designing climate replicating control systems or growing orchids close to extinction They take an enthusiastic approach and create opportunities and experiences for specialists, learners and educators; redefining the power and innovative nature of the young mind. Teacher Simon Pugh-Jones explained, “We have been working with Bristol Zoo for many years and this new initiative draws on our experience of designing interactive displays for ... [Read More]
Tapping their way to the top Writhlington Sixth form Drama students love nothing more than a challenge and this term they have certainly embarked on a toe tappingly difficult one! Eleven students are spending their evenings learning to tap dance from scratch in preparation for their final BTEC show ‘Stepping out’. Stepping out is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class, middle-aged amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. ... [Read More]
The Ten Tors Challenge is one of the biggest outdoor adventure events for young people in Britain today. Over 2,400 students aged between 14 and 19 embarked on a grueling challenge trekking 35, 45 and 55 mile distances, without adult supervision, across some of the toughest terrain and highest peaks in southern England, relying on their navigational skills and carrying all their food, water, bedding, tents and other essentials. Over 40 Writhlington students signed up for one of 12 spaces in the two 35 mile teams and began training across the Mendips. Students walked carrying full gear, which weighed up to ... [Read More]
Year 12 Politics students at Writhlington School hosted a mock election on Thursday following a successful few weeks of campaigning. The students were nominated to represent the parties and researched and created manifestos based on current political party agendas and created campaigns aimed at getting students interested and understanding politics ahead of the general Election. Students from across all year groups were invited to place their vote at the Writhlington Polling station where they were able to vote for the party that best represented their thoughts, opinions and ideals. Head Teacher Mark Everett said: ‘It is a fantastic opportunity to get ... [Read More]
Writhlington U14 Girls Football team travelled to Street FC on Wednesday 29th April to play in the final of the Somerset Cup against Kings College, Taunton. The teams began confidently against a well organised Taunton side. Taunton took the first shot but Writhlington’s Martha Briggs stood tall and commanding in goal; allowing no way through for the opposition. A nail biting second half saw Writhlington take the two first goals with Taunton chasing closely behind scoring their first goal of the match and bringing the score to 2-1. With just minutes to go, Taunton swept in with another goal bringing ... [Read More]
Writhlington U13 girls cricket team travelled to Midsomer Norton CC for the District Round of The Chance to Compete Tournament to be drawn against local rival Norton Hill in the opening match. Writhlington were put into bat first and amassed a competitive total of 62 in their allotted overs. Steady bowling saw the team keep Norton Hills runs down and all bowlers deserve credit for their accuracy throughout the innings. Fleur Nielsen sealed the opposition’s fate when she took two wickets caught and bowled in the last over to leave them 13 runs short of the desired total. The second ... [Read More]
An exciting new permanent exhibit at the Bristol Aquarium will be designed by students at Writhlington School and The Mendip Studio School to highlight conservation efforts in tropical forests. Students met Aquarium staff this week to plan the first phase of the display and are now identifying key plant species to include in a living display that will represent the diversity of the world’s tropical forests, highlighting both the threats to these habitats and the sustainable solutions being developed by Writhlington pupils and their tropical partner organisations. Teacher, Simon Pugh-Jones, described the project as “an exciting new initiative allowing students to develop ... [Read More]
Book-lovers from schools across Bath and North East Somerset attended the 2015 Centurion Book Awards held at Writhlington School. The Centurion Book Award is chosen each year by school students in Bath and North East Somerset and is named in honour of the Roman foundations upon which the city of Bath is built. A centurion was a leader in the Roman army and each year’s shortlisted books are considered to be leaders in the world of children’s literature. Each year, the shortlist is selected from the most frequently borrowed books by Key Stage 3 students in secondary schools across BANES. ... [Read More]
Writhlington School and Tennis Centre welcomed the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) President, Cathie Sabin, to their courts to showcase the fantastic activities and opportunities taking place in the school, Sixth Form Tennis Academy and the community. Writhlington has a long history of success and excellence through sport and excel with their community and school outreach programmes. Students have achieved UKCC LTA qualifications & awards and Scholarships to attend top universities in both England and America, as well as travelling to New Zealand to coach. Amanda Stonier Head of Tennis said: ‘Not only are we proud to offer great courses and coaching opportunities, but ... [Read More]
This term a group of Year 10 students travelled to the Earth Science Centre in Shepton Mallet to complete their first task of the prestigious John Muir Awards. The John Muir Award is an environmental award scheme focused on wild places. It encourages awareness and responsibility for the natural environment. Participants take part in four challenges following its core values; Discover, explore, conserve and share. We arrived at the Science centre and were greeted by Gill, Juliette, Adrian and Adele from the Science Centre and Somerset Wildlife. They introduced themselves as part of the John Muir award and announced what tasks ... [Read More]
Writhlington students, Dejanelle Broadway and Laura Heal have made it into the final 150 students to participate in the Sutton Trust Programme 2015, from over 3,700 original applicants from all over the country. ] The Sutton Trust Foundation was set up in 1997 dedicated to improving social mobility through education. The programme offers students in Year 12 the chance to get a taste of student life at a research-led university. The programme balances busy academic days with social activities and has been successful in encouraging bright state school students to study at the most selective universities in Britain and America. After ... [Read More]
On Wednesday 22nd April, Writhlington Year 10 football team faced local rivals Norton Hill in the Bath & North East Somerset School League Final at the newly built Odd Down 3G pitch. A tough game saw teams battling high winds as they tried their hardest playing some excellent passing football in a very end to end, free flowing match. A couple of chances were created by Writhlington early on, before Bradley Gould was played in superbly by Captain Morgan Skipp, Gould finishing with composure to give Writhlington a 1-0 lead. This lead was doubled soon after through a defensive mix ... [Read More]
Writhlington student, Hayley Chivers, was awarded The Young Sports Volunteer of the Year Award at The Chairman’s Community Awards in Bath in April 2015. Hayley was nominated by the school for the dedication and commitment she has shown whilst volunteering, on a regular basis, at Writhlington Gymnastics Club; a community club which is based at the school’s sports centre. Hayley assists every week with the Boys Competition Squad, in addition, she also helps at competitions and other club events. Hayley is an excellent role model for the younger gymnasts and her volunteering has inspired others to volunteer as well. Head Teacher Mark ... [Read More]
Over forty cadets took part in this year’s CCF Easter Camp, packed full of exciting activities and fierce competition at Yoxter Training Camp. Students competed in teams in a series of activities run by Writhlington CCF, in a competition to secure the Easter Champion title. Blank firing exercise, air rifle shooting, full bore rifle shooting, archery, football, volleyball, an expedition and several other events all made up the elements of the competition that saw 6 Section take the winning title. Congratulations to 6 Section: Cdt M Seviour, Cdt E Willoughby, Cpl J Owen-Pinkney, Cpl A Luscombe, Cdt L Bunn, Cpl ... [Read More]
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Writhlington Year 7 students are celebrating success after the Devon Orchid Show held at the weekend in Budleigh Salterton. Tallis Inger explained, “This was the first show...
Students from Writhlington School have won a contract to design an interactive App for the Bristol Zoo exhibit at this year’s Hampton Court Flower Show. Writhlington students ha...
Tapping their way to the top Writhlington Sixth form Drama students love nothing more than a challenge and this term they have certainly embarked on a toe tappingly difficult on...
The Ten Tors Challenge is one of the biggest outdoor adventure events for young people in Britain today. Over 2,400 students aged between 14 and 19 embarked on a grueling challenge...
Year 12 Politics students at Writhlington School hosted a mock election on Thursday following a successful few weeks of campaigning. The students were nominated to represent ...