Friday, 1 December 2017

This week at Winston


Mr Drake led an assembly on the theme of innovation.  Wearing a blanket that has been redesigned to enable you to keep warm and read a book, Mr Drake engaged students in the idea that you need to think outside of the box to move forward.  Students were taken on a journey of innovation by considering life without key products.  This was then developed further by taking each product and thinking about how it had been enhanced over the years to improve its impact on our lives.

Mr Drake used Lord Kelvin, the President of the Royal Society of England as an example, as he had made a declaration that,  "Heavier than air flying machines are impossible''.  If others had followed hi lead then transport today might look very different.  Students were encouraged to be innovative in all aspects of life and were able to enjoy an innovative piece of music written and performed by one of our Year 11 students.

Be Smart, Be Safe

This week students and their parents have had the opportunity to attend sessions around the areas of internet safety, drugs and wellbeing.   I was really pleased that so many parents were able to attend the session on 'On Line Safety' delivered by Sharon Girling.  One parent said that she would attend as many sessions as possible as it was so up-to-date and informative.  Students in Year 7 and 9 have then had sessions to help them to use the internet safely.

Our Library

I was able to visit the library on Friday morning to view the progress being made.  The floors have been finished and the windows are being put in. All the cradles for the cabling are in place.  The glass for the curtain walling is being fitted over the next two weeks and then the dome will be built on the first floor.