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Tanzania Update Wednesday 25 July - July 2014

News is through that the group are all safely down Mount Meru. Mr Moore reports it was hard work and everyone is tired but well. The group is due to return on Wednesday 30 July. ... [Read More]



Tanzania Update – Monday 21 July - July 2014

The latest news from Tanzania is that everyone is well. Alison Blofeld reports that they have just finished the construction project and the classroom is now built. They have been camping with 22 primary school children for a week and said sad farewells yesterday (Sunday). Today they are in Moshi preparing for climbing Mount Meru tomorrow. All the students are having a huge experience and are learning about African culture and history. Now comes the physical and mental challenge of the mountain! ... [Read More]



Students Raise Awareness Of ME - July 2014

Over two hundred and fifty thousand people in Britain suffer from ME with thousand of people undiagnosed or suffering in silence. Writhlington students took part in a Mufti day raising £660.11 for the charity Tymes Trust The charity supports ME sufferers and their families and provides a network of professional services to advise and assist those affected. In some the effects may be minimal but in a large number, lives are changed drastically. In young people schooling and higher education can be severely disrupted and employment becomes impossible for many individuals. For all, social life and family life become restricted and ... [Read More]



Girls Make National Finals - July 2014

On Wednesday 9th July, the Under 15 girls cricket team represented Somerset in the South West regional rounds of the Chance to Compete cricket competition at Bristol Grammar School. Eight other teams from different counties competed in three pools of teams. Writhlington got off to a great start against Abertillery (Wales) before defeating Bournemouth Grammar (Dorset) in the 2nd pool game, topping the pool and progressing the team into the finals against the highest scorers on the leader board. Two thrilling matching saw the team beating Kings Winchester (Hampshire) off the last ball in our semi-final, before taking on and beating South ... [Read More]



Outstanding art at The National Students Art Exhibition 2014 - July 2014

Seven pieces of art from Writhlington students were selected from thousands across the country to be exhibited at the Mall Galleries London. Emily Farebrother’s “My Beautiful Dream” was selected for scholar status. Here are the other six fantastic pieces. From left to right: Holly Powney, Year 13 (“Nelson Mandela”, oil on canvass); Madelene Robertson, Year 12 (“Mum”, oil on canvass); Alicia Chambi-Trowell, Year 12 (“Fantasy Landscape”, mixed media collage on canvass); Rosanna Mohn, Year 13 (“Sylvia”, oil on canvass); Alicia Chambi-Trowell, Year 12 (“Tribal Influence”, mixed media and oils on canvass) and Emily Savage, Year 12 (“Monochromatic Woods”, ... [Read More]



Emily Farebrother awarded RBA Art scholarship - July 2014

The National Students’ Art Exhibition 2014 has been held at the Mall Galleries, London. This is the twelfth year of the exhibition held under the patronage of the Royal Society of British Artists (RBA). It features work from the best young artists in the country aged 11 to 18 years of age from Schools, Colleges and Academies. Many thousands of artworks are submitted to the gallery and only around 350 from across the country are selected to exhibit. As in previous years, the very high standards and outstanding talent of Writhlington art students resulted in a number ... [Read More]



Young Scientists Win Grant - June 2014

Three Writhlington Students aged twelve and thirteen have won a £600 research grant from the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (WWCT) for their project studying the laboratory conservation of the common spotted orchid. Emily Therle, aged thirteen, explained, \"We are working to isolate and grow the particular mycorrhizal fungus associated with common spotted orchids growing in the gardens of Ammerdown House, near School and then using this fungus to germinate seed collected from the same plants. We are hoping to find that this approach will select and grow plants that are best added for local conditions and therefore more successful when used ... [Read More]



Cheering Their Way To The Top - June 2014

Writhlington’s very first cheerleading team have come out on top following a trip to the British Cheerleading Associations Southern Schools Championships n Guilford. Seventeen students from Writhlington represented the school in their first big Cheerleading competition held annually by the British Cheerleading association. Made up of skilled gymnasts and dancers, the two teams competed in both the junior level 2 and the senior Level 3 sections. Writhlington All Starz junior team performed an impressive routine, against five others schools from the south. Performing a brilliant display of skill and enthusiasm, the team took top marks finishing in First place. ... [Read More]



Bike Project Launch a Success - June 2014

Students have been given the opportunity to Join Writhlington’s first Bike Project coordinated by inclusion manager Andrew Padfield. With the launch of the Bath and North East Somerset Cycle scheme, cycling has never been more popular. Hundreds of employers across the Uk offer employees the opportunity to buy a bike with a discount of up to 42% and pay for it over a period of time to break down the cost and to encourage people to switch from cars to bikes. Inspired by the Scheme and the success of last years big twenty-five mile cycle during activities week, Writhlington set up their ... [Read More]



Dressed to impress! - June 2014

Last week over two hundred and sixty Year 10 students took part in a Mock Interview and Careers day. Through out the day an array of activities were set up to imitate the job seeking and applying process in order for students to get first hand experience with the working world. Students took part in ‘application’ writing seminars, hosted by Edwina Thomas from Norton Radstock College and Steph Hoddinott from Bath Spa University. The seminar showed students how to format their application and write a convincing and passionate cover letter. With the keys skills firmly in place, students wrote letters of ... [Read More]



Race For Life - June 2014

If there is one thing that students at Writhlington are passionate about it’s Fundraising for charity and this year has been no exception. Writhlington supports a number of Charities throughout the year, but none are more popular than the Race For Life and Movember Fun runs hosted by Writhlingtons Learning to lead Fundraising teams. Every year, students from across all year groups don their PE kits and Pink t-shirts to take part in the nationwide popular event ‘Race For Life’. Last year saw over one hundred and fifty student’s raise almost £1000 for Cancer Charity. Event Co-coordinator and Year 10 pupil Rebecca ... [Read More]



Year Ten Take Victory - June 2014

The year ten girls rounders team played in the B&NES district tournament on Tuesday last week at Norton Hill school. The girls began the games focused and determined to secure a win as they beat St Greg\'s and Wellsway convincingly in the first two games. The next two proved more challenging as they took on local rivals Somervale and Norton hill; both swept aside with some excellent fielding, and giant hits. The group stage results saw the girls pitched against Hayesfield in the final. A fierce match played closely with Writhlington narrowly securing a win 6-5. All teams play approached ... [Read More]



Writhlingtons Youth MP campaign success - June 2014

Thanks to the campaigns by Youth Parliament representatives, children and young people across Bath and North East Somerset will now be able to travel on the bus with up to a 50% discount. Writhlington Sixth Form student and Elected MYP for B&NES Ed Joseph, has won his campaign to lower the price of travel for young people across his constituency. Representing over 14,000 young people, Ed has successfully secured a reduction of 50% for people aged 5-15 and 30%for those aged 16-21. Young people will be required to purchase a First ID Card in order to receive the discount, costing just £10. ... [Read More]



Student Receives Highest Award - June 2014

Year nine student Rhiannon Bramley is celebrating after receiving the highest accolade for Guides – the Baden-Powell Challenge Award. Fourteen year old Rhiannon had to complete five ‘zones’ entitled healthy lifestyles, global awareness, skills and relationship, celebrating diversity and discovery before taking part in a residential event organised by her district. Rhiannon said: ‘ It was a really great experience. There were lots of components to the award so I had to be organised and at times it was really challenging. Before receiving the award we had to go on a residential with other Guides who had received the award already, it ... [Read More]



Boys Football Team Go The Extra Mile - June 2014

Year Seven and Eight sport students, Mason Harrison and Harry Barter, went that ‘extra mile’ when they travelled to Holland for an international football tournament. The Akiko Cup involves teams from across the UK and Europe in a Challenge Cup challenge competition and gives sporting teenagers the opportunity to play against some of Europe’s most promising players. On the first day both under 11 teams and the under 13s made excellent progress with some great attacking flair and strong defending from both teams. The under12s played up an age group and just missed out on goal difference against some very ... [Read More]



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Latest News

Tanzania Update Wednesday 25 July

News is through that the group are all safely down Mount Meru. Mr Moore reports it was hard work and everyone is tired but well. The group is due to return on Wednesday 30 July....

Tanzania Update – Monday 21 July

The latest news from Tanzania is that everyone is well. Alison Blofeld reports that they have just finished the construction project and the classroom is now built. They have been ...

Students Raise Awareness Of ME

Over two hundred and fifty thousand people in Britain suffer from ME with thousand of people undiagnosed or suffering in silence. Writhlington students took part in a Mufti day rai...

Girls Make National Finals

On Wednesday 9th July, the Under 15 girls cricket team represented Somerset in the South West regional rounds of the Chance to Compete cricket competition at Bristol Grammar School...

Outstanding art at The National Students Art Exhibition 2014

Seven pieces of art from Writhlington students were selected from thousands across the country to be exhibited at the Mall Galleries London. Emily Farebrother’s “My Beautiful Drea...