Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Friday, 15 March 2013
During the month of March every student in year 8 is spending a morning tutor session in the gym. Their challenge is to (quite literally) run the length of one of Europe’s 10 longest rivers, the shortest of the 10 being the 1,430 Km long River Belaya in Russia. Their efforst to date has been fantastic, at time of writing the record achievement is held by 8MCS who covered over 113Km in less than an hour by running, rowing & cycling!
In addition 50 students will be participating overnight during our 24 hour river run on March the 22nd. Parents, friends & families are asked to sponsor the students in order to raise money for the students nominated charity, Woking Hospice. Please dig deep and support us!
Thursday, 7 March 2013
Our Year 10 Netball team recently competed in the East of England round of the National Sports College Netball tournament at Copleston High School, Ipswich, after qualifying in the South East Stages before Christmas. The girls displayed outstanding ball skills, and excellent drive and determination to win in all of their games. They proudly finished 2nd and were thrilled to be awarded their well-deserved medals. This is a fantastic achievement for the Year 10 team competing in an U16 competition. The girls progress through to the National FINALS at the end of March in Cambridge.
I’m very proud of all the girls and I wish them the best of luck in the FINALS!
Ellie Sharpe (Year 8) has successfully auditioned for the role of one of the 12 child disciples in the National Youth Music Theatre’s 2013 production of ‘Whistle Down The Wind’ . The NYMT has been described by Andrew Lloyd Webber as ‘the best youth music theatre in the world’ Previous students of the NYMT include Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Sheridan Smith and Matt Lucas.
Ellie auditioned in competition with students from all over the UK. Her achievement is all the greater as the age for qualifying for the NYMT is from 11-23.
‘Whistle DownThe Wind’ is being performed between July 22nd and 28th at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.
Simon Donaldson, Head of Drama at Winston Churchill School said, “We are all incredibly proud of Ellie for this wonderful achievement. She is a remarkable young actress with great charisma and flair. Her performance as ‘Annie’ in our recent School production was both breath taking and commanding for someone so young and I am sure she will prove to be a huge success at the NYMT.”
Wednesday, 6 March 2013
45 students took part in the ski and snowboarding trip to Austria during the half term break. A fantastic time was had by students and staff even though the Austrian medical services were well used by our group. Our students were praised by the instructors who commented on their politeness, responsiveness and great sense of humour.
Please see below for an account of the visit written by Alice Wilmott, year 10 student at the school.