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...]

Broomwood Hall work in Saatchi Gallery Art Prize competition

Eight girls from Class 6 and 8 have had their work entered for the Saatchi Gallery's 2017 Art Prize for Schools.  This competition is open to primary, secondary and sixth form schools from around the world. Schools can submit artwork from students between the ages of 4 and 18. There is no prescribed theme for works entered, nor is there a restriction on media used - sculpture, painting, installation, photography, video and mixed media artworks are all included. The deadline for entries is … [Read more...]

FINTON PUPILS TO GET THE ALL STAR TREATMENT!

Finton House has teamed up with All Star Tennis to bring Finton House pupils fantastic new all-weather courts on Tooting Bec Common. All Star Tennis have been working since 1999 to provide coaching programmes, courses and facilities for tennis around the borough, starting with Wandsworth Common.  In 2013 they teamed up with tennis provider Will to Win, and All Star Tennis now manage 28 courts at Wandsworth Common, Tooting Common, King George’s Park, Wandsworth Park, Furzedown Rec in Tooting … [Read more...]

What Will The Changes To The GCSE Grading System Mean For Our Kids?

Here’s a question for you. On a scale of 1 - 9 how would you rate the new GCSE grading system? Wait, what? New grading system? Actually, before you get rating, we’re going to be perverse and throw a small spanner in the works. Make that a scale of 9 - 1, where 9 is the best and 1 is the worst. Has it got any easier yet? Well, as of this summer’s exam results, GCSEs in English, English Literature and Maths will be graded not according to the traditional A* - G lettering system but instead … [Read more...]

The cost of further education

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those whom prepare for it today” The cost of further education in whatever shape that may take has become a huge challenge for many families.  A full-time student in the UK (excluding Northern Ireland) starting a course in August 2016 would expect to pay up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees. A loan is always a possibility to cover some or all of these fees. However, add to this multiple living costs, such as accommodation, books … [Read more...]

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