Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Webber Independent Students exhibit at #MK50 Scrap Art Exhibition


Article by Ms S Anacootee
Wednesday 5th April 2017
As a school we have been using the resources of MK Play Association for many years to create exciting and inventive pieces of art work. The Webber Independent School teaches students across the whole school age range from Reception to A level so everyone has benefited from using MK Play Association’s resources in many different ways.
Reception students have used recycled objects and scrap papers to make sculptures and collages.
Key Stage 3 students have used cardboard, newspapers and scrap pieces of felt and buttons to create sculptures inspired by Piet Mondrian and Joan Miro. Bits of broken calculators and mobile phones were used to decorate a robot hand.
Key Stage 4 students’ creations include newspapers and old apple card containers transformed into a decorated face as well as a scrap brown parcel paper dress that was a GCSE examination final piece.

Key Stage 5 students are encouraged to work on various surfaces and on display is a painting produced on cardboard. 

The creative work of Amy D, Salmanali D, Samantha G, Christopher F, Tate K, Kenice C, Rachel T, Hannah M, Riya B and Lucy P is available to view at Gallery 200, 200 Silbury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 1LT from now until 18th April 2017, open 9am to 3pm.







Friday, 24 March 2017

MK Festival of the Arts

Pre-Prep and Prep choirs performed at the MK Arts Festival and achieved fantastic results in their classes.
Congratulations to Pre-Prep who achieved a first place and Prep were awarded second place with a distinction.


Monday, 20 March 2017

The Big Bang! A Teacher's View



















Article by Mr Paris
Monday 20th March 2017

As part of our commitment to providing our students with real world applications of what is taught in the classroom, everyone form Year 5 to Year 8 was taken to the Big Bang exhibition at the NEC last week.

The popular view of an engineer is a man in greasy overalls carrying a wrench, but our students now know this to be anything but true.  We spoke to engineers involved with aerodynamics, aerospace, hydrodynamics, robotics, motorsport, construction, geology, microbiology, defence and human engineering.  The students got to try their hand at engineering puzzles, building circuit boards, chemical engineering and got to converse with a robot.















































































We learnt how digital photography works and how data is transferred and stored, how all objects respond to unique resonance frequencies and can also be destroyed by them.  We saw mathematics in action, as we learnt about the power of Pi and wondered at the laws of motion as we watched a string of beads levitating as they tumbled out of container.  The students gasped as we learnt about the natural phenomenon of a fire tornado which turned a small waste paper bin fire into a three metre high inferno.

Just the day required to inspire the innovators of the future!

The Big Bang! A Student's View


Article by Niamh Bewick
Monday 20th March 2017

On Thursday 16th March, year groups 5 to 8 went on an inspiring school trip to The Big Bang in Birmingham. The show focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and is designed to inspire more children to get involved in these subjects. The exhibits looked like they had taken many weeks to plan and to make!

Personally, I really thought the High Speed Two (Hs2) and Rolls Royce exhibits were very eye-opening and encouraging. The Hs2 demonstrated how all the STEM subjects can apply, and this provides lots of different career choices that are available to you. The Rolls Royce exhibit was directed towards engineering, it taught us how the engine works and how they test its reliability.

The other thing that the Big Bang had to offer was an extremely clever performance called  'Do try this at home'. It taught us, in a funny and cool way, about maths, physics, and chemistry, as well as some scientific theories.

Another brilliant thing about our trip was that lots of exhibitors had quizzes that you could take to determine what kind of career you might be suited to in the future, depending on the type of personality you have and the kind of activities you enjoy the most.

Overall this trip was very, very inspirational, and it gave me ideas for what I want to do when I'm older. I highly recommend this to anybody who is thinking of attending next year, it's great fun and a good experience.