On Thursday 25th June three Year 8 students represented Writhlington at the B&NES Young Parliament event held at St Mark's School in Bath. Students explored the theme "Me, Myself, My School" and it commenced with key note speeches, including one from Writhlington Year 13 student, Ed Joseph, who is an active Member of the Youth Parliament (MYP). Delegates split into workshop groups to discuss a range of issues presented to them by the council in hope of engaging them with the democratic process of local government. Students discussed how the local council can support young people when preparing to take the ... [Read More]
The opening of the Mendip Studio School in September and its recent successful pre-opening Ofsted inspection mean substantial new capacity for Writhlington School. Executive Headteacher, Mark Everett, pointed out the close collaboration between the two schools and said: “I am delighted with our preparations for September. The launch of the new Dragonfly Education Trust and the opening of the Studio School on our campus enables us to provide a new Science and Technology specialist pathway. Many students have also chosen to study a Modern Foreign Language and will be taking the EBacc qualification. The increase in capacity across both schools ... [Read More]
Writhlington students returned from the British Cheerleading Associations Schools Championships victorious this week as they scooped three 1st Place and two 2nd Place trophies. Students from Writhlington School, St Gregory’s School and Peasedown St John Primary teamed together to make up the Bath All Starz Cheerleading Squad to compete at the Cheerleading Associations Schools Championships. Formed in 1984, the British Cheerleading Association is the UK's original cheerleading event organisation, educating coaches and cheerleaders. Top teams from across the UK gathered for the annual event hoping to claim the winning title. Head Coah Ashia Kusawake said: ‘Each and every cheerleader gave everything on ... [Read More]
Green fingered pupils at Writhlington School are celebrating after winning the top prizes at the Malvern International Orchid Show. The Malvern international show is the biggest annual UK orchid event and attracts trade and display teams from right across Europe. This year Writhlington entered some of their best specimens and walked away with two prizes including Best Professional Display and Best Professional Species. Teacher Simon Pugh-Jones commented, “I am delighted that our students have gained the recognition that they deserve. The display is the culmination of a year’s hard work for all of the team.” Year 10 student, Lexie Johnson, who was ... [Read More]
Writhlington School hosted over 300 students from primary schools across B&NES and Somerset for a day of musical celebration. Working alongside Bath Music Festival, Writhlington School hosted an afternoon of dance and music celebrating Asian Arts with the Bhangra Dance and Music Group 4x4. Sixty students from Writhlington took part in workshops learning traditional Bhangra dance and drumming before performing to a jam-packed theatre of excited primary students who joined in from their seats. Head Teacher Mark Everett said: ‘This was a really exciting opportunity to work with Bath Music Festival and we are very glad that not only did out students benefit from ... [Read More]
Writhlington hosted the primary schools mini-tennis competition with fifteen teams taking part in the Midsomer Norton Competition from eleven schools, involving sixty pupils aged 7–9 years. This event, organised by the Writhlington Coaching Team, supported by Wesport and the LTA, forms the initial stage of the competition pathway leading from local competitions through to a Wesport County Final. The 2015 County Final will be held on Wednesday, 8th July, at Bath University and the winners of the Midsomer Norton Competition, Shoscombe, will go to the County Final. Beth Jones, from Schools Partnership, said: “This is an excellent way for children to experience ... [Read More]
A new scheme being trialled at Writhlington Academy is igniting everyone’s passion for books. DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) involves every member of the school community stopping work for 15 minutes every school day to read a book for pleasure. Associate Head Maddy Flagg, who is leading the initiative, said: ‘I’ve always been an avid reader myself but it is a sad fact that many young people choose other forms of entertainment rather than reaching for a book. Many pupils have a reading age lower than their chronological age because they are not reading enough for pleasure.’ ... [Read More]
Over two hundred Year 10 students took part in a Mock Interview and Careers day as part of Writhlington’s personal development program for students. Many students enter the working world with little or no experience of attending interviews or writing CVs. With many more students applying for Higher Education, students are concentrating more on their studies and less on weekend jobs, meaning the average student will not apply for their first job until their early 20’s. Schools have recognised this growing trend and are now providing students with more opportunities to develop their career development skills, including CV writing and interview practise ... [Read More]
Help raise money for outdoor seating,sports equipment and indoor games for break times. ... [Read More]
Year 9 student Taya Hamblin competed in The 2015 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu British Open last term and won the British Champion title. Taya, who trains five times a week with Jamie Woodlands Blackbelt Academy in Radstock, attended the 6th Annual Competition held at the Coventry Skydome to compete against some of the best junior athletes in the UK. Over 1,200 competitors travelled from all across the UK to compete in their individual weight categories. With British Champion now firmly under her belt, Taya will continue to train with club joining the adults to help get her ready for the Senior Opens while ... [Read More]
For most students your last year of Sixth Form is full of the stress and woes of exams and coursework but what happens when you throw in dance classes and a performance with one of the worlds leading Dance Choreographers? Year 13 student, Matthew Bell, has had an extraordinary year. After performing with The Matthew Bourne Company in the new adaptation of ‘Lord Of The Flies’ Matthew continued his training in preparation for Dance School auditions. Matthew said: ‘I have always had a passion for dance; I began classes when I was three, first attending mother and toddler groups and then ... [Read More]
Writhlington are proud to be hosting 17 Chinese students and 2 teachers from the International School of Changshu as part of a two and half month long annual exchange programme. The Bath–Suzhou Educational Partnership has been running successfully for four years working with schools across B&NES. Chinese students are allocated to volunteer host families and become an integral part of these families learning about British culture during their time in the UK. One of the biggest draws for Chinese students is the opportunity to experience the English education system, the students are given full timetables and expected to attend lessons ... [Read More]
Writhlington students have had a very successful year of performance, whether taking part in the school musical, the Winter, Spring and Summer Concerts or A-level and GCSE performances, this year’s students have certainly excelled themselves. Year 13 student, Dixie Newman, has had a particularly busy year auditioning for some of the country’s most prestigious Performing Arts establishments Dixie, who played the coveted part Fantine in Writhlington’s production of Les Miserables has been busy applying to Drama Schools to study Acting and Musical Theatre. Dixie said: ‘It is quite a tough process; I have had exams, final year performances and training ... [Read More]
Writhlington students attend an array of vibrant and exciting afterschool activities and regardless of the activity our students take great pride in going the extra mile and creating their own opportunities for success. Year 10 student, Olivia Collins, travelled to London to be awarded for her outstanding efforts raising awareness for Diabetes and also for her long standing commitment to the St John Ambulance Cadets where she was recently made Corporal in her unit. In the ceremony hosted by HRH The Princess Royal at St James Palace, Olivia received a Young Achievers Award. Olivia’s mother, Annabel Collins said: ... [Read More]
Four Writhlington students travelled to Bath University this week to take part in the annual Salters’ Challenge Festival. Salters\' Festivals provide the opportunity for enthusiastic young chemists to spend a day in a university department taking part in practical chemistry activities and explore all the different uses of Chemistry in jobs and everyday life. The four Year 8 students were selected to compete against other local schools, completing various challenges including identifying a criminal from a group of suspects using a series of chemical tests. Molly Pascoe said: \"It was really fun and interesting to see a real chemistry lab. At one ... [Read More]
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On Thursday 25th June three Year 8 students represented Writhlington at the B&NES Young Parliament event held at St Mark's School in Bath. Students explored the theme...
The opening of the Mendip Studio School in September and its recent successful pre-opening Ofsted inspection mean substantial new capacity for Writhlington School. Executive Headt...
Writhlington students returned from the British Cheerleading Associations Schools Championships victorious this week as they scooped three 1st Place and two 2nd Place trophies. ...
Green fingered pupils at Writhlington School are celebrating after winning the top prizes at the Malvern International Orchid Show. The Malvern international show is the bigges...
Writhlington School hosted over 300 students from primary schools across B&NES and Somerset for a day of musical celebration. Working alongside Bath Music Festival, Writhlin...