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Library Recommends (29 June 2020)

500 WORDS: BLACK LIVES MATTER COMPETITION LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD! From Monday 29 June until Friday 3 July, children aged between 5 and 13 are invited to write a story, in no more than 500 words, relating to the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. The 100 best stories will […]

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Wellbeing Focus on Benefits of Yoga

The Wellbeing Focus in Assembly last week was Yoga, and the benefits this can give to children, teens and adults alike.  The practice of yoga embodies physical and mental self-care. Self-care is important – when we practice self-care we are actively thinking about how well we look after ourselves. If it isn’t something you’ve considered […]

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Back in the Kitchen!

Here’s the work of the first Year 10 Food Technology students that were in school for their Option Subject lessons on Friday. They were practicing high level skills using chicken they had previously portioned, making chicken tikka and chicken ballotine with vegetables and jus. They also practiced their knife skills and presentation skills, with some […]

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Library Recommends (22 June 20)

100 GREAT BLACK BRITONS COMPETITION A CELEBRATION OF BLACK LIVES IN BRITISH HISTORY competition with great prizes. Open to all age groups, it is a fantastic way for children and young people to learn more about the legacy and achievements of Black people in Britain and how they helped shape our country. Closing date is […]

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Home Science Lab

This week’s experiment is: What colour is light? The WHS Science Technicians have been putting together some experiments for you to try at home. Each week, we’ll post a new one for you to run in your own home laboratory. Here’s all the previous experiments: Growing Crystals Crazy Custard Shrinking Potatoes Rubbery Egg Making starch […]

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Being Back in School

This week, Year 10 students are receiving face to face lessons for their Core subjects (English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology). Next week’s rotation will focus on their Option subjects, with each day being devoted to one of their subjects. Lunch time is much quieter in the canteens, but students are appreciating the opportunity to […]

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‘Steps to Wellbeing’ Weekly Challenge: Week 1 – Connect

This is an interactive challenge adapted by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust for parents to do at home with their children. The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’ which are the basis for our ‘William Howard Six Steps to […]

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Wellbeing Focus in Assemblies

Our wellbeing top tip for last week was ‘Mindful Walking’ and the image below explains the benefits of this as part of a daily routine, when possible!  This was shared in assemblies which also focused on health; physical, mental, social and environmental. The importance of sleep was highlighted and more information on healthy sleep can […]

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WHS Library Recommends (15 June 2020)

NATIONAL WRITING DAY 24 JUNE 2020: #247 CHALLENGE This is a nationwide celebration of the pleasure and power of creative writing. You will have 7 minutes to write a 24-word story or poem, starting “One day …”. Take a photo of it, and share it via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using #247 challenge. The website […]

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