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]
Young gymnast and Writhlington student, Zoe Simmons has taken another step towards her long-held dream of becoming an Olympic star after being selected for the GB Junior European Squad. Zoe will be part of the Artistic Squad, which includes her favourite disciplines of bar, beam, vault and floor. As an 11-year-old, she vaulted her way to become National Champion in her own age group. The committed Year 7 student took the title in the bars, beam and vault event proving that she has an all-round talent. Since then Zoe, who has Welsh ancestry, has represented Wales and will be competing for Wales ... [Read More]
Writhlington School is gearing up to host their very first Roald Dahl Primary Festival, based around the fun and popular Roald Dahl Mini Musicals. Writhlington School has invited local primary schools to take part in a festival celebrating drama, creativity and the popular writing and stories of Roald Dahl. Schools will perform popular stories including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs transformed by the Roald Dahl team into laugh out loud mini musicals. As well as performing, students also get the opportunity to help design the set including over 6ft tall letters that spell out Roald Dahl. Theatre ... [Read More]
Pupils at Writhlington are celebrating winning Best Amateur Exhibit and a Gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society at the European Orchid Show held in London over the Easter holidays. Pupils planned a display that featured diverse orchid species grown at the school along with education activities and information about their conservation work in Africa. Seventeen year old Zoe Barnes described the design. “We wanted to showcase our project and so built a working propagation laboratory for the public to try micro-propagation techniques as well as designing boards to describe our research”. The plant display that was commended by judges for the quality ... [Read More]
The topics of animal testing, the future of Trident and should education be reformed put North East Somerset parliamentary hopefuls in the hot seat at a hustings organised by students at Writhlington School. Students, many of whom are first-time voters, grilled the candidates on subjects they feel strongly about. On the stage answering some tough questions were Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative), Todd Foreman (Labour), Wera Hobhouse (Liberal Democratic), Ernie Baber (UKIP) and Bath candidate Dominic Tristam (Green) who stood in for Katy Boyce. But while the answers to the questions may have varied all candidates were keen to make sure young voters were engaged ... [Read More]
Following a successful Charity Concert with Downside School, staff and students at Writhlington are putting the finishing touches to the Spring Concert, ready for curtain up on Friday 1 May. Over one hundred staff and students are set to perform at this year’s Spring Concert including Writhlington’s saxophone, string and clarinet groups. Junior Band will be performing a number of songs from the very popular hit musical Mary Poppins. A-Level and GCSE students will be presenting their exam pieces with some beautiful solos before all coming together to perform a show stopping finale. Head of Music Fiona Langley said: “This is ... [Read More]
At the end of March, Bath Chronicle launched their fourth year of ‘Pride Awards’, Writhlington Year 11 student, Lucia Robinson, could not believe that she had been nominated for her fundraising for CLIC Sargent, Teenage Cancer Trust, Rainbow Trust and Ward 38 at Bristol Children’s Hospital. You hear a lot about the Big Society these days and Bath has always been enhanced by people who think nothing of doing something for others. The Bath Pride Awards are to thank these people for what they do and give them the credit they deserve. The categories recognise people who care for others and ... [Read More]
Forty Writhlington PE students attended a full day of sporting activities at University of Bath as part of the Gifted and Talented programme. The pupils were put through their paces in various tests such as sprinting, agility, balance, power, hand-eye coordination and teamwork drills. All of the tests carried out were designed by professional athletes and trainers to give the students a taste of what training as an elite athlete entails in order to train for big competitions. In the afternoon, the group were treated to an in depth Q&A session with Great Britain Paralympic medal winner, Ben Rushgrove, ... [Read More]
This project was set up to teach girls they can be engineers too. The project helped inspire us to believe that we could be what we want to be, like top leading engineers. The workshop started with a task to draw what we thought an engineer would look like, most people drew a man thinking that girls aren\'t for this kind of work. The next task was to get into small groups and design our own air-using tool which would be useful around the house. Our group made a toaster which had a fan on the side to blow out ... [Read More]
Writhlington students visited the Bristol Airbus Company for a day of challenge and inspiration. Year 11 and 12 ICT and Computing students were invited to discover more about the engineering world with Bristol based company Airbus. Students explored the possibilities offered by the company for work experience and internships whilst taking part in workshops based around some of Airbus’s successful projects. Students registered in the morning, receiving security ID badges before being given a tour of the wing manufacturing production line where Airbus manufacture carbon fibre wings the A400 (M), a military air craft designed for harsh combat environments. Donning ... [Read More]
Writhlington U19 football team finished triumphantly in the semi final of the Somerset County Cup against Millfield School. A thrilling match saw Writhlington concede a goal within the first 10 minutes, setting pressure on the team to regain control. Rallying themselves, Jacob evened out the match with a equaliser after picking up the ball from just inside the centre line. Galvanised, Jacob continued to demonstrate his excellent ball handling skills and scored his second goal again running nearly half the length of the pitch. Writhlington secured a strong first half with a last minute goal from Alex who scored a ... [Read More]
Writhlington School entered its first British Association Swimming Gala in Bristol with twenty of our students competing for a space at the top of the table for their individual events. Over 26 state and private secondary schools took part in this annual event hoping to reach the finals. Writhlington students swam well throughout the day securing seven places in the finals which is a fantastic achievement. Congratulations to all who took part. Results: Chloe Derrick 1st intermediate breaststroke Zachary Keeling 1st intermediate breaststroke Kam Smith 2nd senior breaststroke and 3rd butterfly Emily Shattock 2nd butterfly Ethan Doble 2nd butterfly and 3rd freestyle Will Holmes 2nd freestyle Rob Duffey 3rd freestyle and 3rd backstroke ... [Read More]
Students at Writhlington School celebrated the biggest name in world literature recently as the library honoured Shakespeare Week. The nationally-recognised week is the work of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, an organisation that passionately believes that “that Shakespeare is not only for all time, but for everyone, and that having a great first experience of Shakespeare should be something every child experiences”. As the library greatly supports this belief, all manner of Shakespearean delights were on show at Writhlington School and students, as always, involved themselves in as much as possible! As well as promoting his world-renowned plays and sonnets, displays included ... [Read More]
Year Eleven students at Writhlington School, welcomed members of the community for an afternoon tea in celebration of the final element of their Hospitality course. Over 25 members of the local community, including long-standing governor Phyllis Gay, who celebrates her 50th year as a Writhlington Governor, were welcomed to Writhlington for a spot of afternoon tea and entertainment. Welcomed proudly by the Maitre ‘d; Year 11 student Owen Pass, guests were invited to join Writhlington staff members for afternoon tea to celebrate the hard work put in by year 11 Hospitality students as part of their course. From table decorations to menus, students ... [Read More]
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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 ...
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 s...
Young gymnast and Writhlington student, Zoe Simmons has taken another step towards her long-held dream of becoming an Olympic star after being selected for the GB Junior European ...
Writhlington School is gearing up to host their very first Roald Dahl Primary Festival, based around the fun and popular Roald Dahl Mini Musicals. Writhlington School has invite...
Pupils at Writhlington are celebrating winning Best Amateur Exhibit and a Gold medal from the Royal Horticultural Society at the European Orchid Show held in London over the East...