Thursday, 30 March 2017

Winston in Action

Year 9 Gymnastics

Year 9 gymnastics- the added challenege and resilience these girls have shown over the last 3 weeks in developing gymnastics skills incorporating flight has been incredible. This week the students were exceptional as they had to collaborate within a group, to create a routine based around the theme of flight and a sub theme of pathways. The girls demonstrated great creativity when planning and executing their routines.

 Year 11

As part of our revised key stage 4 girls PE curriculum,  the Year 11 girls are all taking part in a unit of worked called "fit4 life" the unit involved the use of hula hoops, dyna bands as well as yoga and relaxation. The aim of this unit is to encourage the girls to continue exercise after school and into college with simple tools and techniques you can use at home. (Picture of relaxation section)

Frog Play Winners

Here are the winners of the Frog Play French words quiz by Miss Retzepter: French





















They will receive certificates in assembly for their hard work. There will be three key words quizzes set over the next couple of days for year 7 for English, Science and History.

Year 10 Design Technology

The students were hard at work designing and making in metal.  The steel was being cut and shaped to produce a range of articles.  I look forward to seeing the finished products.

Fabulous Lunch

Catering Academy prepared and served a delicious Greek Style lunch.  Students and staff enjoyed new flavours, the breads and the salads.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

The Snow Dragons

National Theatre Connections 2017

It was a great pleasure to go to Chichester, on Wednesday evening, to watch our students perform a brand new play, The Snow Dragons by Lizzy Nunnery.

The students were outstanding and performed the play with confidence and commitment.  The blend of humour, with the serious content of the story, was executed very effectively to create a thoroughly enjoyable evening of theatre.

Thank you to everyone involved, under the direction of Mr Donaldson and to parents for making the journey to Chichester.  The video clip below has been produced by Tyrese, Deputy Head Boy, showing the rehearsals for the play.

Dear Simon and team,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate you all on a really fantastic performance last night. Your young people displayed such professionalism throughout the day – they were a real pleasure to work with.

I hope you were happy with the outcome as we had some lovely feedback from audience members and those of us that worked with you throughout the day were really proud of the poignant and heartfelt message your piece displayed so clearly.

You should all be delighted.

On a personal note, I just wanted to say what a pleasure it’s been working with you and your team on this project and I really hope to do so again in the future.

Best Wishes,

Alex Lonsdale | Learning, Education and Participation (LEAP) Apprentice | Chichester Festival Theatre

T: 01243 784437 (ext: 8542) E:  W:

Oaklands Park, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 6AP

Friday, 24 March 2017

Our Work at Winston

Working in Partnership

It was great to welcome a team of Senior Leaders, from our Partnership schools, to Winston, on Friday 17th March.  Each member of the team had a programme of classroom visits, discussions with staff and question and answer sessions with students.  The aim is to share ideas and create a professional dialogue.

Year 7 Maths Challenge

A group of talented Year 7 Mathematicians joined the Year 10 Maths Leaders for a session of problem solving during tutorial time.

Barista Success

The first cohort of students have successfully completed their Barista Qualifications, having faced a challenging practical examination, alongside the written paper. Students had to make seven different types of coffee in 16 minutes and were outstanding.  Well done to all the students and to our tutor Mrs Clark for guiding these young people to achieve a qualification, which may well secure them full or part-time employment in the future.

Name                    Theory                    Practical                        Overall

 Kaileigh Pope          Merit                     Distinction                     Merit

 Keris Gnahore         Merit                     Distinction                     Merit

 Jaden Hylands         Merit                    Distinction                    Distinction

 Molly Macguire      Pass                       Merit                              Merit

 Molly Peachey        Pass                       Merit                               Merit

 Morgan Gravett      Pass                       Pass                                  Pass

Photograph to follow next week!

Assembly this Week

We were delighted to welcome Patrick to our assemblies this week, to talk about the role of Young Carers and the pressure that this can place on students.  Many of our students will be unaware of the challenges faced by a few of our young people as they support parents or siblings with illnesses or addiction.  This can mean that they have very little free time to be a child and have pressures and responsibilities which most children find hard to imagine.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Music Thrives at Winston

Music at Winston

Below are some images form the recent recitals held at the school, to which parents and friends were invited. As you can see from the programme students displayed their talents through a wide range of challenging music and at Key Stage 4 presented pieces that they had composed themselves. It was lovely to spend sometime listening to the performances and celebrating the development of these outstanding young people.

Key Stage 3 Recital Evening

This was the first time we’ve held a recital evening purely for KS3 students as the number of students coming forward wanting to perform is just amazing. In fact we had so many from Year’s 8 and 9 we didn’t ask any students from Year 7 and will need to hold another event later in the year! All of the students involved gave fantastic performances and the parents who came to watch were all really impressed with the standard.

Key Stage 4 Recital Evening

Future Events