Five Writhlington school students have been representing Intel at the prestigious BETT show at the ExCel London. The students from year 10 and year 12 have been working on Intel\'s Intenet of School Things project, an initiative to develop use of the new Intel Galileo programmable electronics board to enhance learning in schools though the capture and analysis of live web streamed data. Year 10 student James Stewart worked with staff from local electronics firm ScienceScope to design Robotug a digital force meter that uploads data to the Internet of School Things Website. \"We completed our designs over the Christmas holiday ... [Read More]
On 22 January, The UK Parliament hosted a special event to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the parliament, called first by Simon De Montfort, in January 1265. Forty members from the Houses of Parliament including Writhlington Student and member of Youth Parliament Joseph Edwards, gathered together to celebrate this momentous occasion. The 1265 Montfort parliament was called together for first time with representatives from both towns and shires to discuss matters of national concern. This gathering of all towns became the major stepping stone to forming the House of Commons. Buckingham MP John Bercow said: “Over the past eight centuries ... [Read More]
From frisky cocktails to fruity mocktails, students and parents gathered together in style last week to celebrate their exam success at the school’s annual certificate evening. For our A-level students, it is the end of an era. An accumulation of seven years’ hard work at Writhlington and the opportunity to reflect and share new experiences with their teachers. With many students beginning their university careers, apprenticeships or new jobs, the staff relish the opportunity to catch up with students and wish them well in their future endeavours. Assistant Head, Mark Bridges said: ‘We love hearing how students are getting on after they have ... [Read More]
Writhlington student and member of Youth Parliament for Bath and North East Somerset, Ed Joseph MYP, has rallied over 4,500 votes in this year’s ‘Make your Mark’, the UK’s largest youth led ballot style campaign. The campaign presents young people with ten issues – and they are asked to vote for the five that should be debated in the House of Commons where Members of the Youth Parliament meet for their annual sitting. All secondary schools in the local authority were sent ballot papers, and every single teenager is asked to make their views known. Across the country, over 865,000 young people ... [Read More]
Writhlington School is committed to ensuring high standards of education for all students using the very best of new technologies allied to successful traditional teaching and learning. The school’s success has been recognized by the elearning Foundation with an award as a regional champion for the school’s achievement in providing one to one mobile technology in school. Every student in the school is provided with their own iPad to be used as an integral part of their learning experience. The school uses a range of 21st century IT devices to support traditional teaching resources and enable students to access and ... [Read More]
Year 8 students welcomed a very special guest to Writhlington School recently when author Tracy Alexander paid us a visit to talk about her brand new book, ‘Hacked’. Tracy spoke to students about her life as she revealed her teenage dream of becoming a sprinter before real life took over and she worked in several jobs in banking and marketing before finding herself in the enviable position of being a published author. Tracy explained that a small flyer in a bookshop window, advertising a local creative writing class, once caught her eye so she cycled straight to it on a ... [Read More]
Thirteen year old Writhlington student, Corey Walkes arrived back to his home town of Radstock to rapturous applause as a double silver world medallist! Corey, who trains up to six times a week in Bridgwater at Quayside Trampoline and Gymnastics Club under the watchful eye of International Performance Coach, Sue Bramble, flew out to Florida last Sunday as part of the 60 strong Junior Great Britain delegation of Trampoline, Tumbling and Double Mini Trampoline gymnasts from across the country. The World Age Group Competition showcases the world’s best boys and girls in the four events in four age groups: 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 ... [Read More]
Writhlington School’s Patron of Reading and author of Spacejackers, Huw Powell, visited last Monday and took part in an action-packed Spacejackers Day! Huw, who was announced as the Patron of Reading for Writhlington in October, visited students in a bid to encourage reading for pleasure. Starting with a presentation to Year 7, Huw told stories of his childhood and of inspiration found at the end of every childhood book he read. It wasn\\\'t long before students were embarking on their very own Spacejackers journey helping Huw design the next captain to join the ranks of space pirates. Students from all years queued ... [Read More]
I have only ever heard dreadful karaoke version of songs from Les Misérables which put me off ever going to watch the show, yet alone an amateur version. So I went along with some trepidation to Writhlington School’s version on Thursday 6 November. My goodness was I converted! As soon as the opening bars of the prologue started, I knew we were in safe hands; this was going to be a good production. However I was not quite prepared for how stunning it would be. The overall design of the production was well executed as we were transported to ... [Read More]
After the excitement of BBC’s Bake Off final, Writhlington School hosted its inaugural Great British Book Off in the Library The challenge saw students of all ages create a cake in the design of a book cover or book character and in the words of Mary and Paul, they certainly saw some show-stopping bakes! Students in all year groups impressed with their creativity and cooking skills as they fashioned humble sponge into intricate designs, from 3D replicas of the Doctor’s Tardis to giant Wonka bars. Other elaborate designs including an anatomically correct heart inspired by Malorie Blackman’s Pig Heart Boy, an ... [Read More]
ARadstock teacher is heading for Toronto to help explain how technology is making learning fun as well as allowing schools to evolve teaching methods. Writhlington School science teacher Simon Pugh Jones has been invited to present the keynote address at the fifth annual Technology Education Strategies conference. He will make the presentation alongside Mendip Studio School partner David Crellin, of ScienceScope, in February. The presentation, entitled Case Study: Writhlington School, UK: Internet of Things, will examine the future digitisation of education to advance learning. The talk will explore how the internet will affect future school curriculums, how different devices will change education, including their ... [Read More]
Writhlington student Jamie Gould will be appearing on television screens over the next ten weeks in a BBC show that will see him castrating a wild boar, removing a spleen from a dog and micro-chipping a racehorse. Jamie Gould, 13, beat competition from over 1,600 entrants to win a place on Junior Vet, which follows six young animal enthusiasts as they train at Edinburgh University. Jamie’s interest in animals was first sparked as a young boy when he began helping to feed the chickens, ducks and geese on his family\'s smallholding. Since then, he has raised dozens of different breeds of animals ... [Read More]
Two Writhlington students have been invited to perform alongside dance professionals in Matthew Bourne’s latest piece, ‘Lord of the Flies’. Matthew Bourne is known for pushing the boundaries of dance and challenging your expectations and nothing could be truer of his up-coming production of ‘Lord of the Flies’. Matthew Bourne astounded audiences when he cast the traditional ‘Swan Lake’ entirely of male swans, winning him a Tony Award for his direction and choreography. Year nine student Leo Horler and Sixth form student Matthew Bell will be working alongside professional dancers from Bourne’s company ‘New Adventures’ to bring to life William Golding’s classic ... [Read More]
Writhlington School gymnast, Corey Walkes is on the lookout for donations to help his dream of competing at the World Age Trampoline Championships in Florida become a reality. The 13-year-old, who was crowned a national champion just a fortnight ago, was one of four boys selected in his age group at national trials last week. In order to compete at the championships, held in Daytona Beach in November, he must now raise £2,500. Corey is recognised by charity Sports Aid as one of Britain’s most promising athletes, and said he was “honoured” to be competing for his country once more. “I competed last ... [Read More]
This term, Writhlington Library team travelled to the Royal High School in Bath for the winners’ ceremony of the Centurion Book Awards. The Centurion Book Awards recognises authors both up and coming and well established across a variety of different genres, celebrating the engagement of hundreds of students across the county. The winner is chosen by students each year from a shortlist of books nominated by students of schools in Bath and North East Somerset. Each library also puts forward a short list of books, proven most popular by students in years 7-11. This year’s short list included; Dead Romantic by ... [Read More]
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Five Writhlington school students have been representing Intel at the prestigious BETT show at the ExCel London. The students from year 10 and year 12 have been working on Intel\...
On 22 January, The UK Parliament hosted a special event to commemorate the 750th anniversary of the parliament, called first by Simon De Montfort, in January 1265. Forty member...
From frisky cocktails to fruity mocktails, students and parents gathered together in style last week to celebrate their exam success at the school’s annual certificate evening. ...
Writhlington student and member of Youth Parliament for Bath and North East Somerset, Ed Joseph MYP, has rallied over 4,500 votes in this year’s ‘Make your Mark’, the UK’s largest ...
Writhlington School is committed to ensuring high standards of education for all students using the very best of new technologies allied to successful traditional teaching and lear...