Sunday, 1 May 2016

Improving Catching Skills in Cricket and Rounders

This week in PE lessons Year 7 and 8 were developing their catching skills. Here are some slow-motion clips of the students working on their catching skills in cricket and rounders this week.

Friday, 15 April 2016

Years 1 and 2 go Shopping for Spanish Food

Years 1 and 2 have been having great fun recently pretending to go food shopping. We made videos of some of their role-plays in the Drama Studio!

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Poetry Success

A poem is just the beginning…….

We entered a number of students from Year 9 into the Young Writers’ latest competition, The Poetry Trials. This nationwide challenge gave students the opportunity to pen a poem in either a restrictive poetic technique or a poetic style of their choice. 

Three of Webber’s students, Devon Watson, Ella Neate and Rhys Fourie rose to the challenge and displayed their poetic flair and now have their poems published in The Poetry Trials – Southern England Anthology.

Poems were chosen for publication based upon style, expression, imagination and technical skill. The result is an entertaining collection full of diverse and imaginative poetry. We hope this success will inspire them to continue with their creative writing. Well done to the budding poets.

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Bedfordshire Festival of Music

The Webber String Players recently took part in a day of music making at the Annual Bedfordshire Festival of Music. All the string groups played in the Bedford Corn Exchange in the open non competitive group and enjoyed nearly an hour of practical support and encouragement from the adjudicator who joined in and played each part in turn.

Well done to Robert Beilby, Alex D'Silva, Isaac Newman and William Rogers also performed solos. It was an inspiring day for all the string players. Many thanks for all the support from parents and staff.

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Year 11 at Poetry Live Conference, London

Year 11 students, accompanied by Mrs Margrave, Miss Chessum and Mr Roper, attended the annual Poetry Live Conference in Tottenham Court Road, London, on 4th March.

Their study of poetry for the forthcoming GCSE English Literature examination was burnished by hearing many of the set poets themselves reading their own poetry and discussing it, including the Poet Laureate Carol Anne Duffy, Oxford University Professor of Poetry Simon Armitage and other outstanding poets including John Agard, and Imtiaz Darker. Additionally, the AQA examination board`s Chief Subject Examiner presented unseen poetry with specific advice upon how to approach it in the examination room.

The day was a vital asset for all attendees who appreciated the quality of input and returned with enhanced insights and confidence in their material.