Thursday, 18 December 2014

Talented Tesni Takes Silver in National Competition


A student from The Webber Independent School Milton Keynes has secured SILVER (second place) in the National ISA (Independent Schools Association) Schools Art Competition exhibited at The Autumn Head Teachers Conference held last month. Tesni Williams’ portrayal of “Childhood memories - chest of drawers” in the The Key Stage 5 3-Dimensional category, already secured her GOLD in the regional heats held back in October.

Here she received a second gong and was credited with a ‘Highly Commended’ for her exquisite piece ‘Grandmother’ in the Key Stage 5 Painting category.

Principal Sue Vig said, “We have some exceptionally talented artists in school who use their abilities as a fantastic way to portray their thoughts and emotions. We submitted a number of pieces so well done to all who took part. On this occasion our huge congratulations have to go to Tesni – it’s wonderful that the talents of such an inspiring young artist have been applauded on a national scale.”

Wacky Winter Woolies at Webber!


Students and staff at The Webber Independent School have donned their warmest, wackiest and most wonderful festive woollies to raise money for Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

The school driveway was awash with bright colours as children from the Nursery through to the Sixth Form arrived at school in their festive sweaters and Christmas accessories.

At break time and lunch time, Sixth Formers sold hot chocolate topped with marshmallows and candy sprinkles to add to the money already collected through the jumper donations.

An impressive total of £230 will now go towards helping save children’s lives around the world, from Syria to Liberia, Brazil to Bangladesh.

Principal Sue Vig said: “This is a really fun and festive way of raising funds for a fantastic cause. It has been wonderful to see so many creative Christmassy cardies being paraded around school today and it’s also certainly raised a few smiles.”

Magic Moira Made a Member


“Honorary Council Membership Awarded to Fundraising Extraordinaire!”

The exceptionally impressive charity fundraising efforts of one of Webber Independents longest serving members of staff has been publicly celebrated - Moira Staerck Director of Curriculum and who has been working at the School for 28 years, has been made an Honorary Member of the NSPCC Council.

Moira has been volunteering and raising funds for the NSPCC for over 18 years, in which time she has accumulated more than half a million pounds for the charity and says her avid support for the charity stemmed from realising how important a good start in life is for young people across the country.

Having raised large sums of money being sponsored to take part in multiple marathons and triathlons, in 1999 the determined sportswoman turned her attention to establishing Milton Keynes very own half marathon – a now annual event which has been taking place ever since.

The Honorary Council Membership was officially awarded at a special ceremony held in London in November, however it was also later followed up with a visit to Webber Independent School by Community Fundraising Manager for the NSPCC Sally Phipps, who once again congratulated Mrs Staerck in the end of term Christmas whole school assembly.

Moira said of the award “I get such enjoyment and a sense of achievement from helping this wonderful cause, and feel truly honoured to have been selected for this prestigious position.”

Friday, 5 December 2014

Hour of Code

Computer Science Week starts on December 8th 2015. This is the third year of an international event which is sponsored by Bill Gates, and Will.i.am to name a few!

Get involved and code for one hour this week.

Why not try to learn block coding using 'Angry Birds' - click on this link below:


Monday, 1 December 2014

Sea Horses

Occasionally, the simplest approach to a creative task works best. Here is a Year 8 student's creation of an extended metaphor through her own poem...

Sea Horses

As the storm moves closer,
The horses try in desperation to pull themselves up the beach, 
Rising higher and moving a bit closer each time,
Only to be pulled back into the raging ocean.

By morning, when the storm has gone,
The horses’ exhaustion shows,
They manage a couple of steps,
Then the sea takes them back.

The horses never give in though,
Always trying to reach dry land.
Day or night, 
They run up the beach, away from the sea, 
Never to succeed.

By Eliza Chinn, Year 8.