14/06/2021Our Creative Arts Department are delighted to announce that the Woolmer Hill School production for December 2021 will be Disney's "Beauty and the Beast"!
Our staff are very excited and absolutely cannot wait to get started and they want lots of you to be involved! Auditions will be taking place at the end of the month and details of what to prepare can be found in the Student Bulletin or in your Drama Google Classroom. There are also lots of other opportunities to be involved with backstage, lighting, music and set creation, so sign up today.
10/06/2021Tonight’s parent webinar by Creative Education is 'Spot and Support Eating Disorders'. Having concerns about body image, weight and shape are common in young people particularly in an era of filters and social media where the “perfect body” is advertised. Within this session, Creative Education will consider the very nature of eating disorders, what to look out for and how to support young people to embrace healthy eating behaviours.
The webinar is free to join and starts at 7pm. The link above will also take you to the recordings of sessions that have previously been run.
28/05/2021A very emotional day .... Year 11 you are a fabulous group of young people, and what a privilege to have worked with you over the last five years and see you grow into such amazing young adults.
We will miss you, but are so proud of you and wish you all the very best as you move onto the next exciting chapter .😊
27/05/2021We "virtually" welcomed a speaker from St Hilda's College at the University of Oxford this week to talk to some of our students in Years 9 - 11.
The talk was all about inspiring students to aim high and to tell them a bit about the university experience, why they should go, what they can study and particularly what makes Oxford so great. They also got some hints and tips on how to get ahead with super-curricular resources and opportunities, including the "Oxplore" digital platform for 11-18 year olds.
Students who attended said they found it interesting and insightful and gave them a real flavour of the possible opportunities ahead.
27/05/2021After half term, our PE department will be switching to their summer sports extra-curricular timetable. Please see the flyer below for more information. The PE department would love to see lots of students get involved so please do encourage your children to attend, all abilities welcome and they should just head up to the Edge on the appropriate day.
Please also remember that there are no Year 9 after school clubs taking place tonight (Thursday 27th May).
26/05/2021Our staff love to support in-classroom learning with enrichment activities, it really enhances the students' engagement and understanding, so we were very pleased to see our first school trip of the academic year go out last week.
To support their science topic work on ecology and animal adaptations, Year 7 had the opportunity to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells (!!) of Marwell Zoo. Reports are that they had a great time, learned lots about the animals, the sloth being a favourite, and it offered a wonderful chance for the year group to bond outside normal lessons.
Thank you to the Science Department for organising the trip, it was thoroughly enjoyed!
25/05/2021Our Year 8 Geographers have been studying urbanisation and the consequences of this for cities in low income countries. Introducing both practical and collaborative elements to their learning and to help them gain an understanding of the challenges rural-urban migrants face when arriving in Mumbai, students were tasked to build a shanty home using recyclable materials against the clock. Popular Indian music provided the backdrop. Here are the homes designed and built by 8PRI; a fabulous shanty town on the steps of Woolmer Hill School. Well done, 8PRI!