Choice: the theme of National Poetry Day 2021. And it came as no surprise that Westholme students took this theme and ran, or should I say sprinted, with it. Our students never fail to disappoint with their unique creativity.
On Friday 17th September, the Year 7 students headed off to Winmarleigh Hall for a couple of days packed with excitement, activity and adventure.
Welcome back and we hope you have had a restful break from school runs, pick ups and generally taxi-ing. Some of you will have seen myself, Neil and other WA members at the Prep School ‘Meet The Teacher’ event on Wednesday and are more aware of what we do. We hope to meet many more of you at future events like the Year 7 ‘Welcome to Westholme’ evening and the Open Evening in October.
Huge congratulations to all of our Year 11 students and their families – last Thursday was a memorable day for academic accomplishment at Westholme!
Year 7 and Sixth Form EPR students have been exploring all things Eco in the past few weeks. Lessons have brought to light topical debates and addressed fundamental questions that humans need to face when considering their relationship with the planet.
At the beginning of December last year, the English Department launched the Westholme Book Boom to get pupils excited and engaged in reading for fun, not just in the classroom.
In November last year, Westholme took part in the UK Youth Parliament’s ‘Make Your Mark’ national campaign.
Mrs’s Long’s LAMDA Acting, Speaking, in Public & Shakespeare students have been working hard rehearsing a special poem for the festive season.
LAMDA students at the Senior School performed a rendition of ‘Into the Unknown’, originally recorded by Idina Menzel for the hit Disney film Frozen.
A special awards ceremony was held in the Lecture Theatre this afternoon for students in Lower Sixth who had not received their GCSE certificates last year in our usual annual awards ceremony, due to Covid-19.
A special well done to two of our students: Amelia in Year 10 and Zara in Year 8 who recently performed for their internal LAMDA mock assessment.
As part of our Careers provision, Year 8 students took part in the ‘Real Game’ on Thursday morning.
Year 8 student Maia, was recently awarded a Grade 5 certificate for Rock and Pop Vocals from Trinity College London.
Congratulations to everyone who has completed their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in the last 12 months.
Yesterday, Westholme students commemorated Remembrance Day throughout the Senior and Junior School.
Over the past few weeks, LAMDA Musical Theatre students here at Westholme have been working hard with Mrs Eames and Mrs Long.
We were delighted to hear that Jake, in Year 8, was awarded the runner-up prize for his age group in the Young Food Writer of the Year 2020 competition.