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]
Writhlington’s girls U14 Football team travelled to Wells Blue School on Wednesday 4 March to play in the Semi Final of the Somerset County Cup. The team were excited as they made their way game, with just one win to go to secure their place in the Finals, students geared up for a tough game and battled the pre-game nerves. Writhlington started the game well, attacking from the off. Summer and Mia linked well from the centre of midfield into attack, leading to a powerful shot on goal from Mia. The Wells goalkeeper parried the ball away but only to the ... [Read More]
What better way to start your day than a 3am wake up call ready for a day on Dartmoor. Eighteen brave students and six excited teachers set off on an exhilarating 19 hour adventure. Students were greeted at Okehampton Camp by clear skies and light (for Dartmoor) winds, perfect conditions for a 30km walk across some of the toughest terrain in England. Three teams set off down the East side of the National Park navigating independently between tors. They visited 8 checkpoints and 5 Tors including: Oke, Cosdon, Watern, Sittaford and Higher White and climbed almost 1000m throughout the day. Ten ... [Read More]
Paralympic swimmer Kate Grey visited Writhlington last week as part of the Sky Sports ‘ Living for Sport’ programme. Starting with an inspirational talk to Year 9 students, Kate spoke about her journey and the importance of will power, strength and determination before sharing a video of her fellow athletes, who have defied all odds to become world renowned inspirations for the sporting world. Kate represented Great Britain at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics and went on to win a silver medal in the 100m breaststroke and bronze in the 100m Individual Medley at the World Championships in 2009. Unfortunately, due to ... [Read More]
A myriad of book characters were brought to life before our eyes at Writhlington School on Thursday when staff and students celebrated a very special day across the globe: World Book Day! Raising money for Book Aid International, students and staff whole-heartedly embraced the invitation to dress up or dress down. Among the student costumes were JK Rowling’s Dumbledore, Alice in Wonderland, a trio of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins with Legolas, The Mad Hatter and the Tiger Who Came to Tea! Teachers also rose to the challenge of topping their efforts in 2014 by creating some fantastic outfits from Paddington Bear ... [Read More]
Writhlington science teacher Simon Pugh-Jones (MBE) headed to Rwanda this half term to carry out some extensive research and to continue conserving rare species of Orchids. Writhlington have long been developing working relationships with schools and colleges in Rwanda, including taking teams of Writhlington students to visit and share their expertise. Based at the Kitabi College of Conservation and Land Management (KCCEM), a centre of excellence for conservation education in East Africa, Simon ran a series of workshops on orchid conservation and laboratory propagation. KCCEM diploma students carried out field studies and laboratory work developing potential sustainable enterprise work with key ... [Read More]
Talented pupils from Writhlington School in Somerset are one step closer to science and engineering victory after winning places in the finals of the UK’s prestigious National Science + Engineering Competition. James Stewart excelled in the heats of the Competition with a project to improve the product ‘CoderKits’ in a bid to to help people learn coding more rapidly and intuitively, whilst Jacob Coles’ project analyses his trip to Rwanda to help set up its first plant propagation facility. Their peers, Emily Thearle, Chloe McGiveron and Rosie Vallis also shone in the qualifying rounds with a project in which they ... [Read More]
Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi to join HM The Queen for Commonwealth Day Observance at Westminster Abbey On Monday 9 March, students from Writhlington School in Radstock were among nearly 1,000 young people from all corners of the UK in attendance at Westminster Abbey for the Commonwealth Day Observance, Britain’s largest annual inter-faith gathering. The celebration was attended by Her Majesty The Queen and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge. This year’s Observance celebrated the 2015 Commonwealth theme ‘A Young Commonwealth’. Speakers ... [Read More]
This term, Writhlington Sixth Form hosted their first Inspire Day modelled on the TEDx conference we attended in Bath on 5th November last year. A variety of people from all kinds of professions and walks of life came to share their ‘story’ with us. The raw impact of the stories was sometimes hard to comprehend. We heard about different things happening in the world, from the entertaining life of an octogenarian actress to the slaughter of dolphins in Japan; surviving genocide in Rwanda to appearing on The Voice TV show. We entered the theatre hoping to be inspired and we certainly ... [Read More]
Writhlington students celebrated this week as they hosted their very first ILP Showcase. A new homework initiative has seen students across Key Stage three take part in Independent Learning Projects as part of their new homework scheme. ILPs offers students a range of tasks they can do that explore all different creative outputs, whether they are a creative writer, thinker, explorer or designer students can engage in something that inspires them to work independently and effectively. Deputy Head Teacher Clare England said: ‘ The ILPs were designed to cater for students of all abilities, we really wanted them to engage with the task ... [Read More]
Year Eleven is notoriously a tough year for students faced with exams and life changing decisions, but what would you do if you were also faced with the ultimate challenge: battling cancer? Brave and inspirational Year 11 student Lucia Robinson has faced more than your average troubles approaching her GCSEs. Diagnosed with astrocytoma, Lucia underwent a five hour operation to remove a tumour from her spine. After spending three weeks recovering at Bristol Children\\\'s Hospital and undergoing two courses of chemotherapy, Lucia decided that she wanted to give back, and so began a fundraising journey, a journey that has touched the ... [Read More]
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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 t...
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 wit...
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 ev...
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...
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 memb...