Sunday, 15 November 2015

Webber Remembers

The school community paid their respects and marked Armistice Day this week. 16 Army Cadets from our own 24th Webber Platoon, led by Colour Serjeant Pearman, paraded and presented the Poppy Wreath. The service featured bugler Mr Keith Jones.

Our Army Cadets have led the school on the British Legion Poppy Appeal by selling poppies, wristbands, poppies and stationery.

Students have been working in cross–curricular groups looking at the creating mixed media poppies in Art, trench poetry in English and trench artefacts and in History. Meanwhile in assemblies, PSHCE lessons and form time have learnt about the British Legion and the valuable work they do.

Student ambassadors from Years 3-13 also attended the Mayor’s Commemoration Service at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes.

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Prep Trip to Roald Dahl Gallery

Ken and William pretending to be Mike Teavee from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
I dreamed a dream for the BFG
Everyone had a delumptious time yesterday, making dreams for their dream bottles. The staff at the Gallery were extremely impressed with how much our students knew about the books of Roald Dahl and about Roald Dahl himself. We were very proud of them.

Success at the ISA Art Competition

Webber have had another successful year at the Regional ISA Art Competition held last month in London. Work was showcased by artists from Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School alongside other Independent schools in the North London area. Congratulations go to Lola de Gorter who was awarded second place for her GCSE sculpture 'Violin and Birds' and Aya Zade who was presented with first place for her silk paintings of flowers in the Key Stage 4 Textiles category.

Aya's work will now be exhibited at the National Finals to be held on Friday. Well done to all the students who had their work entered and good luck to Aya for the final.

 Aya Zade - GCSE - Mixed media flowers 

 Lola de Gorter - GCSE - Violin and Birds 

 Hannah Murray, Mami Yamaguchi and Pia Jackson - GCSE coursework

 Daniel Baqueiro Blucher - GCSE - Together

 Om Sharma and Matilda Evans - Yr 7 - Aboriginal Art

 Emma Monaco - Yr 5 - Self portrait

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Key Stages 2 and 3 Educational Visit to The Opal Coast of France

Students from Years 4 to 9, along with Mr. Johnson, Miss Carles-Navarro and Mrs. McNulty had a 'fantastique' day out just before the October half-term.

We began at 5am with a coach journey from school to the Port of Dover, although the time flew by. We were through security and on the ferry by 8.30, just in time to get some breakfast and to look at the White Cliffs of Dover as they became ever-more distant.

After the channel crossing, our first stop was at a bakery in the small village of Wierre-Effroy. Here, we were entertained for an hour-and-a-half making croissants and rustic bread, before sampling some of the delicious pains au chocolat, too.

The food-themed day continued with a wonderful meal of 'steak haché et frites', followed by 'mousse au chocolat' at 'Restaurant Hamiot' in Boulogne.

After that, we had time to explore. We walked all around the old town, visiting its basilica, town hall and passing some of the little shops. There was also a very French display featuring a giant snail!

For most people, the highlight of the day was the 'Becasuc' sweet factory, where we saw a variety of confectionary such as jellies and boiled sweets being made.

There was just time for everybody to buy some samples in the shop there before we began the long journey home.

We all had a great day out. On the lower senior school corridor, you can see a display with some of the best photos, as well as what the people who attended had to say about it.

Let's hope that we can do it again next year, to a different destination, and with an even larger group of people!

Friday, 6 November 2015

Prep Visit to Roald Dahl Gallery

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Years 3 to 6 are visiting the Roald Dahl gallery in Aylesbury next Tuesday. They are hoping to learn lots about the books of this popular author and will be making dream bottles as part of a creative activity. More to follow...