Dance at WinstonOn the 25th November the Gifted and Talented Dance cohort participated in the Dance Woking, Young Dance Makers performance, at the Rhoda McGaw Theatre in Woking. They performed a dance called "Sing, Sing, Sing". Miss Heel, our dance teacher and choreographer, said "our dancers were phenomenal. Their energy and performance was perfect and I was delighted with the outcome and rather emotional!" Well done everyone:- Jake, Ellie, Laura, Caitlin, Jada, Lauren, Charlotte, Grace, Annie, Naomi.
History at Winston
Mrs Markham is very pleased with the work of her Year 10 class work this week, ahead of their assessment.
They were given the challenge of working together in groups to prepare a revision activity for the rest of the class. Their brief was kept deliberately vague – produce a revision activity that is engaging and interactive, covering the causes, key features and effects of their event. They really stepped up to the challenge and we’ve had a wonderful series of activities; revision games, a ‘pass the bomb’ quiz (which was very intense!), interactive demonstrations, role plays..…and even a text conversation between President Truman and Stalin to show what they each thought of Marshall Aid! I must admit the quality was so good, I’ve nabbed a couple of the quizzes to use next academic year!
The sessions in science club are planned so that the students can relate to everyday life, or to help them understand something in everyday life better, as well as being enjoyable.Today they made bath bombs making the lab smell amazing; using bicarb of soda, citric acid, a bit of water and their own choice of colourings and flavourings/scents. Many of them decided they would use them as additional Christmas presents for their mums, which was lovely! They have, over the course of the term so far, built up skills enabling them to take on practicals they have never done before with only a simple list of instructions and some equipment- so today they were given the instructions, equipment and (after a quick safety check) let loose to get on with it! They did fantastically well- all managed to make at least one or two bath bombs to take home. Last week we did heart dissections and next week we’re doing ‘kitchen chemistry’ (involving making honeycomb, instant ice cream and pumpkin DNA over in food tech). The students are a credit to themselves and the school.