Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Senior UK Maths Challenge

We ran the Senior UK Maths Challenge on 5th November this year. It is aimed at all 16-19 year olds studying mathematics. The challenge involves answering 25 multiple choice questions in 90 minutes and is sat in school under examination conditions. In recent years there have been over 100,000 entries from about 2000 schools and colleges. Certificates are awarded to the highest scoring 60% of candidates.


Our Sixth Form Mathematics students took up the challenge in addition to our top Year 11s and one Year 10 student.

We are proud to announce the following results:
  • Samuel Oram Jones: Bronze Certificate
  • Hatim Sachak: Bronze Certificate, Best in School and Best in Year
  • Robert Beilby: Bronze Certificate
  • Gary Meadows: Best in Year

Congratulations to them all and an extra special congratulation goes to Robert Beilby for being the youngest student to take part and to be awarded with a Bronze certificate.

Save the Children Christmas Appeal

Webber's very own Santa's Little Helpers raised £224 for Save the Children Christmas Appeal on Friday by wearing their favourite Christmas jumpers!


Students Get Creative to Welcome Visitors onto the Neonatal Unit

Students at The Webber Independent School had pens and pencils at the ready earlier this year after being invited to design some new artwork for the neonatal unit at Milton Keynes University Hospital.

The Milton Keynes based school have been supporting the hospital’s neonatal unit over the past few years, with activities ranging from a beat the goalie competition to a Christmas raffle and Valentine’s sweets sale. 

As part of this, the students were invited by Milton Keynes Hospital Charity to design artwork to brighten up the neonatal unit entrance doors – and they were only too pleased to accept!

Each year 390 babies are admitted onto the unit, which cares for babies born too early, too small or very ill – and so the artwork can offer a warm and friendly welcome for all its visitors.

The designs were submitted and a winner was chosen earlier this year and the doors have now been installed. The winning student, Lola, visited the unit today to see the finished doors and was really pleased with the finished result!


Neonatal unit manager Karen Rice, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Lola today. This has been a very exciting project for us and has made a big difference to everyone that comes onto the unit. Thanks to The Webber Independent School for continuing to support us!”