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. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Celebrating International Women's Day - Sofia Bajerova in Local Youth Elections


















Today we're cheering on all the fantastic women, past, present and future, as we celebrate International Women's Day.  

We're putting the spotlight on one young lady that has been active within the youth cabinet in Milton Keynes for over three years. Sofia Bajerov is running in the local elections, and the results are to be announced in two days time on Friday 10th March 2017. 

The Webber Independent participated in voting for their choice of candidate on Monday 6th February 2017.



Commenting on running for the Youth Cabinet, Sofia Bajerov, comments:

"I’ve been an active and confident member of the Youth Cabinet for over three years, and a significant member in many campaigns and events such as the anti-bullying campaign. I know MK extremely well and have represented young people at a local and a national level.

If elected I will campaign to ensure Milton Keynes is a safe and welcoming environment for young people, and ensure that young people's voices are heard. In addition, I will improve intergenerational links with local businesses and organisations to create an environment for young people to be understood and included in decisions."

We are all routing for Sofia and look forward to the outcome of the results.

We have many inspirational young men and women at our school and we can't wait to see how they help shape the future #BeBoldForChange

We would love to hear about your inspirational stories - please feel free to share your stories in the comments.