Monday, 8 February 2016
Posted by Mrs J Wakefield
The Webber Independent School annual Pancake Race takes place tomorrow February 9th at 9am. The race, which is becoming as well-known as the famous Olney Pancake Race will take place on Soskin Drive and competitors from EYFS, Pre-Prep and Prep will be running, armed with frying pans and pancakes. Watch this space for up to date pictures!!
Tuesday, 26 January 2016
Year 8 have recently completed a project based upon the theme of Fantasy Hands where they had to design an imaginary piece based upon mechanical, human or animal imagery. Students used a range of two dimensional relief materials and here are some of the amazing outcomes. You will be able to see the rest of the decorated hands in the school Gallery very soon.
|Terminator hand - Tate Kieval|
|i hand - Om Sharma|
|Jungle hand - Pak Ho Wong|
Friday, 22 January 2016
Posted by Admin in Newsletters
Happy New Year and our best wishes to your family for a healthy and happy 2016.
It was lovely to welcome the children back to school today and to hear their stories of travel, fun and family time together.
We start this week with the Extra Curricular sign up and I would encourage every student to make the very most of the excellent range of clubs and activities on offer. With 50 to choose from there is something for everyone. In the New Year we often make resolutions and I would encourage our young people to resolve to be fit and active and to try something new. The academic Booster Classes for the GCSE and A level students are highly recommended and regular attendance throughout the year will undoubtedly reward their commitment with an enhanced final grade.
I would also like to thank you for your generosity last term, together as a school community we raised a fantastic £2,166 for charity including : Jeans for Genes, Cancer Research and Breast Cancer, Children In Need, The Poppy Appeal, Duke of Edinburgh Malawi Appeal and Save the Children.
I am pleased to inform you that we have successfully recruited two new members to the academic staff. Ms Christophers will be joining us after the half term as the new Year 1 class teacher and we are in the final stages of appointing the Modern Foreign Language Teacher and the successful candidate will hopefully be in post early next week.
Monday, 18 January 2016
Year 11 and 12 Webber students were treated to 4 interesting and thought provoking lectures at the Open University on Monday 16th December 2015.
The first talk described the work of and OU scientist who had spent time studying the temperature of water near the ice shelves on Greenland. The effects of rising sea levels and the mixture of warm water speeds up the melting of the ice sheet. This was a really topical talk because of the flooding experienced in the UK recently as storm Desmond passed over.
Biology was up next and Dr Ellie Dommett gave a really good talk on Neuropharmacology. This is the study of drugs on the nervous system which proved to be useful revision for GCSE Biology Unit 1.
Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Recently Webber entered Year 9 English students into Young Writers' 'The Poetry Trials' competition. We are pleased to announce that three of our students have been successful and will have their poem published in 'The Poetry Trials' - Southern England Anthology.
Congratulations to Rhys Fourie, Ella Neate and Devon Watson whose work was chosen based upon their perception, imagination, expression, creativity and use of language in an Abecedarian poem, a type of acrostic where each line or verse begins with a successive letter of the alphabet.
The book is scheduled to be published in March and will be sent to the British Library and libraries across the UK providing a lasting record of their achievement. There is also a chance for the three students to become a finalist where they will be invited to make a video for The Poetry Trials final. We will keep you posted on this and hopefully we will have a Webber finalist showcasing our excellent writing talent.