Monday, 30 January 2017

Our Winning Streak Continues - Weekly Sports Round-Up

Welcome to our weekly round-up of our sporting activity over the last week.  A big well done to all of our players, your effort, hard work and teamwork made all the difference! Putting you and our school ahead of the competition.

Wednesday 25th January 2017

It's a 6 to 1 win for our netball team. 

Our Year 7 champions took on Stantonbury playing on our home turf, showcasing their excellent handling skills. Aaliya in centre court, and Lily in defence, kept us ahead of competition and worked seamlessly with the team to line up some great shots for our shooters, Sophie and Sam. Once again a big round of applause for their outstanding teamwork.

Friday 27th January 2017

Badminton team realise their Gold.

Our badminton team continue their blazing trail of wins at the Lord Grey tournament, taking gold in the boys' singles (BS) and doubles (BD), the girls' singles (GS) and doubles (GD).

Well done to our fantastic players.

  • Ethan won gold BS and BD
  • Nadeem won gold BD
  • Lisa won gold GS and GD
  • Ashwati won gold GD and silver in GS

Friday 27th January 2017

It's a 3 to 2 win for the football team.

A victorious win! In a thrilling match played by our Year 3 and Year 4 boys. A special mention to Ayomide who demonstrated some high-spirited play and made some excellent saves in the second half, keeping us in the lead! Congratulations to William who was crowned man of the match. 

Great team effort and an excellent start to the season. Well done!

Friday, 27 January 2017

A thrilling night in Birmingham at the Young Voices Choir

Event review by Niamh Bewick, Year 8
Picture: Some of our students at the Young Voices Choir in Birmingham

Thursday 26th January 2017

As some of you may already know, lots of our school pupils went on a trip to the Genting Arena, Birmingham, to be part of the Young Voices Choir

This year the Young Voices Choir had over 6,500 children performing, which meant it retained its title as the world's largest children's choir. This year they had a few famous faces such as Natalie Williams, Tammy Callaghan and The Beatbox Collective. I also went along to Young Voices and as soon as we walked into the arena and saw just how big the choir actually was, we were almost overwhelmed! The sheer energy that was coming from all of the different schools from all over the country made me feel really proud to be part of the concert. It was a thrilling night and if I had the opportunity to go again I would take it without a doubt.

Thank you Niamh for your write up; certainly sounds like you and your peers really enjoyed the event. 

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Big Ben, London Eye and the British Film Institute - Year 10 German Film Day

Wednesday 25th January 2017 

Year 10 explore history, Germany and film

It was a culturally enriching day for our Year 10 students as they headed to the big smoke for an interesting tour of the British Film Institute (BFI).  

The film study day started with a review of excerpts from a couple of German feature films; our students discussed how the use of different camera angles created visual interest, and the impact this had on the audience. We also explored how sound tracks are used to create mood, and talked of the importance of opening scenes. It was an interesting and stimulating discussion.

In the afternoon, following a brief introduction to the historical background, we watched a feature film 'Berlin36', which dealt with the fate of a Jewish athlete in the run-up to the 1936 Olympic games. Through watching this film our students were able to understand what methods and techniques filmmakers use to draw in the audience and create an emotional response.

The BFI is situated between the Royal Festival Hall and the National Theatre; it was a fantastic location for our students to take in the sights, including the London Eye and Big Ben.

Friday, 20 January 2017

#MK50 - Why our students love Milton Keynes

We asked our students why they love MK #MK50 - Happy Birthday!

1.    ‘I love Milton Keynes because of the astonishing landscape.’ Daniel – Year 6

2.    ‘Milton Keynes is great because it’s a family place and it has lots of fun activities such as Centre MK Christmas display outside John Lewis.’ Lily – Year 8

3.    ‘I love MK because it has an ice rink, where I skate. It has a lovely shopping centre and the train service is good, it’s hardly ever delayed. It has a 4D cinema where I go with my friends.’ Kenice – Year 10

4.    ‘I love MK because I like the concrete cows.’ Leyla – Year 5

5.    ‘I love it for its culture.’ Alex – Year 8

6.    I love MK because there is MK Dons, which is fun, and Simggle, which is a shop that smells extremely nice. Shatir. Year 5

7.    ‘The thing I love about MK is that it’s very modern but still has great wildlife.’ – Hamish – Year 9

8.    ‘The Hobbycraft is very useful.’ Oscar – Year 7

9.    ‘I love Bletchley Park.’ Charlie – Year 11

10. ‘Milton Keynes is a very cheerful place. I love it because of the people in it. Every day someone makes me smile.’ Sophie - Year 7

11. ‘I love Milton Keynes buffet village because the food is really nice.’ Ayann – Year 5

12. ‘MK is a lovely town, there are lots of things to do and it has a great community.’  Stephanie – Year 9

13. ‘I love Milton Keynes because it is where I built my first gaming setup.’ Jack – Year 6

14. ‘There’s good Wi-Fi and transport.’ Sophie – Year 7

15. ‘I love Milton Keynes because we have MK Lightning.’ Ethan – Year 5

16. ‘Milton Keynes is great because of the open space, and the events that take place for the public.’ Sofia – Year 11

17. ‘I think that MK is great because it is the only town in England with a Badminton school.’ Ashwati – Year 8

18. ‘I love MK as there are lots of lakes and woodland. There is lots of entertainment such as, the theatre, the cinema, Airkix, MK Dons, horse riding and lots of fun!’ Daisy – Year 6

19. ‘I love the Hub because it is developed and safe.’ Lawrence – Year 9

20. ‘I love Milton Keynes because behind my big house I have a park. I also like the big trampoline park.’ Ambika – Year 5

21. ‘Milton Keynes is a great place because of the good views, good people and places.’ Kory – Year 8

22. ‘I love Milton Keynes because there are two cinemas, Odeon and Cineworld. There are also some model dinos at the Xscape and there are also good cycling paths and there’s a trampoline park.’ Fahad – Year 5

23. ‘I like MK because it is pretty and I can play badminton.’ Gauri - Year 9

24. ‘What I like about MK is how it’s different than other towns.’ Ruby – Year 7

25. ‘Milton Keynes is a home for all. As soon as I moved here I knew for sure I would love it, for it is a big community where no one is excluded MK is our home.’ Niamh – Year 8

26. ‘I love Milton Keynes because it has Gulliver’s Land.’ Joe – Year 11

27. ‘My favourite thing about Milton Keynes is that everything is very close for example, the shops and restaurants.’ Madeleine – Year 8

28. ‘I love Milton Keynes because there are a lot of small and safe villages with a lot of nice people. The schools are great and close to where I live. The school I am in now is full of nice people. Cieran Smith – Year 9

29. ‘I love MK because I can do basketball.’ Reo – Year 5

30. ‘Here in Milton Keynes I have finally settled into a great school and learnt a new hobby.’ Isaac – Year 8 

31. ‘I love Milton Keynes because it has Smiggle.’ Jess – Year 5

32. ‘Milton Keynes is a place of love and worship. Everyone is equal to each other everyone has the exact same rights and we all love each other.  We love you Milton Keynes.’ Alex – Year 8

33. ‘I like the shopping centre, Nandos, MK Dons, the cinema.’ Nerea - Year 9

34. ‘I love Milton Keynes because as it is a new town, some of the buildings are more improved than other places. There are lots of entertainment facilities.’ Pranathi – Year 6

35. ‘Willen Lake have really fun activities and also have Ariel extreme.’ Jaanvi – Year 7

36. ‘MK is a really nice place to live and everything is really clean.’ Irene – Year 9

37. ‘I like how green Milton Keynes is and I love MK Dons.’  Aaron  - Year 9

38. ‘I love MK because it is a friendly area and it is a lovely place to live.’ Leith – Year 6

39. ‘Milton Keynes is a fun, interactive and educational area. The best part for me is Xscape where I go every weekend with my friends. I always have a fantastic time, and when you have friends with you it never gets old.’ Ben – Year 10

40. ‘I love MK because of the shopping centre. It’s really big and you can get anything!’ Ruby – Year 7

41. ‘I love Milton Keynes because I’ve lived here all my life (so far) and I go to school here and I like the shops.’ Harry – Year 7

42. ‘I love Milton Keynes because there are two cinemas, Odeon and Cineworld. There are also some model dinos at the Xscape and there are also good cycling paths and there’s a trampoline park.’ Fahad – Year 5

43. ‘I like the leisure centres.’ Ibrahim – Year 7

44. ‘Near my house it has a shopping mall, food market, gym, Wild Park, lake and a lot of animals. I can go everywhere to have fun! That is why I love MK!’ Akari – Year 6

45. ‘I like Milton Keynes because you can do many great things like indoor skydiving and go ice skating.’ Harry – Year 8

46. ‘I love MK because it has my favourite restaurant (Nandos), because my friends are here. I love what there is to do. Because I live here and my family lives here and I like the shops.’ Jai – Year 5

47. ‘I love Milton Keynes because there’s lots of beautiful greenery and parks. There is a big choice of activities, such as skiing, sledging, bowling, cinema, shopping and eating out.’ Amaya – Year 7

48. ‘I love MK because of NERF Zone and Bounce.’ William – Year 5

49. ‘I love Milton Keynes because there are lots of places to walk and see scenery, lots of restaurants to enjoy and activities to do, like skiing, sky diving, rock climbing and going to the cinema. There are lots of shops and easy access to other places like London or Oxford.’ Samantha – Year 7

50. ‘I love MK as it is the definition of multiculturalism, the hub is very sociable and it has Xscape with a 4D cinema. The shopping centre is exquisite and the food is multicultural. You can have a nice time watching MK Dons.’ Kavin – Year 10

We had so many reasons to choose from but it is #MK50
Thank you to all of our students for their thoughts, we couldn't agree more,
Milton Keynes is a very special place to live, work and play. 

Happy 50th Birthday MK from all at The Webber Independent School.