Surrey University VisitRecently, thirty Year 7 students were given the opportunity to visit the University of Surrey for the day. The University Student Ambassadors led a variety of workshops and a campus tour for the students to enjoy and engage with. Some of the activities included discovering the educational pathway to University applications, using a prospectus to gather information and playing educational games.
After tasting the local university cuisine, a campus tour gave them a glimpse of different courses available, lecture halls, student accommodation and the range of clubs on offer. Throughout the day students were able to ask questions and develop a greater knowledge of the opportunities University can bring. Before leaving, students were given the chance to collaborate in groups to produce and deliver a presentation of what they had learnt.
Following a successful day, the students came away from the experience inspired and any preconceived glass ceilings were broken.
Year 7 StreetwiseThe theatre company 'Streetwise' came into school last week to perform a thought provoking production about the importance of road safety. This included some key facts and possible risks that students take without even being aware, such as using your mobile phone while by a road. After the production the students were able to be involved in a workshop which included discussions about what they watched and why it might be important for road safety. The session ended with a quiz where the students where put in two teams and battled it out to be the group that could answer the most about of question correct and were, therefore, 'streetwise'.
CommunityMr French presented an assembly this week on the theme of community and the decisions we all make that can help to improve life for every one and provided a real life experience to illustrate that it could be sometimes very difficult to make those decisions.
Students were asked to reflect on the fact that the decisions they make ultimately define them.
It was lovely to receive the letter below from the Mayor of Woking, thanking our students and staff for participating in the Remembrance Day Parade. Our students were a credit to the occasion and to the school.
Thank you to everyone who took part.
The PTA Quiz Night was a huge success, with over 150 people joining in a great evening. Everyone enjoyed it so much that they were trying to sign up for the next one.
Mrs Cotter organised much of the event, ably supported by Mr Fisher. She managed to secure two star Quiz Masters, Mr Ludlow and Mr Toovey, as well as encouraging John from Catering Academy to cook an amazing curry.