Wednesday, 17 May 2017

New Challenges!

English Schools Athletics Track and Field Cup

Friday 12th May, English Schools Athletics Track and Field Cup, Sheerwater Athletics Track:


Sunshine and showers greeted us on Friday as Winston competed in the 1st round of the English Schools Athletics Track and Field Cup!  We entered 4 teams into the competition and this year had a lot of new students taking part which was great to see.  The competition requires students to compete in two events each and points are awarded for their performance in terms of times and distances achieved.  Our Junior girls put in an amazing team performance finishing 2nd overall on a combined score of 284pts.  Stand out performances came from Neve Bradley in the 200m and Long Jump, and Lauren Evans in the 100m and Long Jump.  Genna Vine and Jasmine Forbes (Y7) also showed they could compete alongside the Y8 girls and performed outstandingly in their events.   Our Junior Boys finished in 6th position, Inter Boys in 9th and our Inter girls in 5th.  Other individual stand out performances came from Rhianna Grainger in both the Discus and 300m, Lois Henley in the 100m, Grace Tweddle and Holly Chubb in the Long Jump, Sam Evans and Morris Musselwhite in the 300m and Anthony Corner in the Triple Jump and 300m.  Well done to all involved on the day!  Great determination and resilience was shown by all!  We await to see if the junior girls progress through to the second round.


Miss Howe and Mr Toovey

Young Enterprise at the Surrey Final

I was delighted  be invited to the Surrey finals of the Young Enterprise Competition to watch our Year 10 team give a presentation on the work they have been doing, to develop their company, selling bath products. 

It was a huge challenge to stand up in front of such a large, experienced audience, to talk through the development of their company and their financial accounts.  I was so proud to watch our team engage with confidence.  They faced competition from 6th Form students and independent schools but clearly demonstrated their competence and knowledge.  I was very proud that Winston was represented by such a great group of students. They are to be congratulated and should celebrate the skills that they have had the opportunity to develop throughout the project. Well done!

Alternative Curriculum Opportunities

I as invited to observe some of our Year 10 students participating in a fitness for life programme, working towards an Asdan qualification.  They have been looking at diet and health and developing some skills in different sports including table tennis and boxercise!