“Think about what you can do – not what you can’t”

Anne Dickins MBE, gold medallist at Rio Paralympics for paracanoeing, World Record holder for 200m flat water sprint, winner of two World Championships and three European Championships, was this year’s speaker at Woldingham Parents and Staff Association (WPSA) annual Dineen Lecture. The school were spellbound as Anne told us that following a life changing injury and as a result of volunteering at the London Olympics she decided to train for paracanoeing in order to represent England at … [Read more...]

Cumnor House School is Graded “EXCELLENT”

Cumnor House School for Boys and Treetops Nursery were inspected by the Independent School Inspectorate (ISI) in February and the Headmaster of the school, Floyd Steadman, is delighted to announce that they have been awarded the grade of “Excellent” across the board. This is the highest grade a school can be awarded under the ISI Inspection scheme. Cumnor House School is “EXCELLENT” “We are all delighted with this report and it gives the whole school community a sense of pride,” said Mr … [Read more...]

Trinity School reporting for BBC News School Report

Pupils at Trinity School, Croydon experienced what it's like to be at the forefront of breaking news last week by taking part in BBC News School Report. Pictured:  The Trinity BBC News School Report team. A chance for pupils to exercise their journalistic skills during the pressures and buzz of a 'live' news day, BBC News School Report took place on Thursday 16 March. Pupils put all their hard work to excellent effect, building a website from scratch from their newsroom full of stories, … [Read more...]

Bookworms at Falcons School for Girls Raise £3,500

Bright pupils from Falcons School for Girls raised an impressive £3,500 during the school's first sponsored Pyjama Readathon.  The Putney based school hosted the readathon to raise money for its charity school, Hang Svart, in Cambodia, which is part of a United World School collaboration.  The girls arrived at school dressed in their pyjamas and slippers and enjoyed an afternoon of reading their favourite books in a relaxing space with bean bags and cushions galore.  Headmistress at … [Read more...]

Wandsworth students crack the code to success

Students in Wandsworth are soon to showcase work they have created in coding clubs, a programme teaching local young people the highly desirable skill. Wandsworth Council engaged with partners Blueshift to inspire school children to develop their skills and consider future careers in coding. The clubs offered around one hundred students the opportunity to work collaboratively while creating their own coding projects that they can develop and keep in a portfolio. Schools that took … [Read more...]

NASA Astronaut Lands at Woldingham School

NASA astronaut, Dr James van Hoften gave Woldingham School students and staff an enlightening talk about his experience as a NASA astronaut and his associated career. Dr van Hoften (known as Ox), is one of a handful of people who has been to space and one of the even smaller number to have done a spacewalk – in fact he accomplished four space walks to repair disabled satellites.  He completed eight years as a NASA astronaut, including two flights as a Mission Specialist on the space shuttles … [Read more...]

Skiing success for Woldingham with 24 medal haul

Skiers at Woldingham School have excelled this season, winning 24 medals between them. Sisters, Olivia and Sophie Foster both trained and raced in the Austrian Alps in January at the Ambition Championships in Hinterreit and the Evolution Speed series held in Reiteralm, in Super G races and a Super Combined (Super G and slalom).  Olivia won the U16 Super Combined title and Sophie the U14 Super Gs and the U14 Super Combined title.  In addition, Sophie was the Overall Winner of the speed series … [Read more...]

The Falcons School for Girls Appreciate their Teachers

Some pupils from the Falcons School for Girls hand over their gift to teacher, Miss Hannah Phipps (Centre) . To accompany the lightening evenings, a day of heart-warming thanks and good will at Putney-based Falcons School for Girls was enjoyed. Around the world many countries have a special Teacher Appreciation Day and this gave the Parent Friends Association (PFA) the idea to establish a day of appreciation at Falcons Girls, in order to celebrate the wonderful teachers at the school who … [Read more...]

Woldingham selected for England Hockey Performance Centre

Woldingham School has been selected as a Performance Centre for England Hockey from January 2017, with support from Southern Counties Hockey Association. Andy Rogers, Centre Director for the Association also coaches hockey at Woldingham School. As part of the Performance Centre programme, players between the ages of 14-17 attend evening training sessions and take part in weekend training and competition. Centres will compete against each other, either in Cluster or Training Competitions. … [Read more...]

Falcons School for Girls Engage in STEM Subjects

The Falcons School for Girls welcomed a number of high profile guests during their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) week. Two STEM ambassadors including, Cyril Molony, the engineer who helped to design the first MRI scanner and Paul Winter a highly knowledgeable brain scientist who developed a drug to treat migraines, held workshops for pupils in year three to six. The Head of Mathematics at St Paul's School, Andrew Ashworth Jones also visited to give pupils some brain … [Read more...]

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