Friday, 28 March 2014

Duke of Edinburgh - 70 Bronze Awards for Winston Students

On Tuesday the 25th May we attended the Duke of Edinburgh Award Presentation evening at the HG Wells Suite in Woking.

Our awards were presented by Dame Sarah Goad, the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and Cllr Anne Roberts, the Mayor of Woking. It was a very prestigious event with a number of schools and other organisations attending including Woking High, SJB, Freemantles School, BDB, Fulbrook and Woking Sea Rangers.

Winston excelled itself by having the highest amount of bronze awards - 70 in total! We were encouraged to continue with the award by the inspirational people who were awarded their Gold awards. It was a great evening and made all the hard work we put into the award really worthwhile.
Rebecca Hardiman and Hannah Scuse (Year 11)


GCSE Catering and Food & Nutrition students demonstrate their skills

GCSE Food & Nutrition

Phoebe Evans
Samir Elidrissi
Alice Chitson
Pippa Collier
Ashley Harris
Sophie Campion
“Food and Nutrition students have been completing their final practical work for their GCSE.  Each student has chosen an area of interest to study.  We have seen dishes prepared for people on a tight budget, students at university, coeliacs, diabetics and athletes among others.  Students have shown their skills in planning what to cook and have impressed with their food skills.  The research undertaken has increased students’ learning enormously and will also contribute to success in their written exam in June”.
Mrs Ballam


Students :

Ashley Harris
Amy Holt
Sophie Campion
Amber Miller
Charlotte Eley 

“Their Final piece of CA  is a Food Study. They have chosen a variety of very interesting topics to study including endurance sport, iron deficiency, budgeting meals, analysing Take Aways with freshly cooked food, health values of traditional diets in different cultures and very interesting topics. Students have selected dishes suitable for their chosen topic producing a variety of very interesting dishes demonstrating their skills and knowledge about food ingredients and their health values”

Mrs O’Brien


GCSE Catering Students: 

Rachel Tokitsu- Tizon
Abby Wyborn
Josie Schifano
Erin Cullen 

“Today there are an increasing number of people who suffer from a special dietary need. Their needs are very seldom met if they choose to go to a restaurant to eat and this was the task they were set to study. 

These students completed their final practical session – 3 hour practical exam demonstrating their skills, organisation, knowledge and a very high standard of presentation. They selected their dishes according to their chosen Special Dietary Need they studied including Vegetarian, Coeliac, Diabetes, and High Blood Cholesterol for serving in a restaurant. They really rose to the challenge and produced a superb meal which could be served in a restaurant and receive superb compliments.

Rachel is a very talented student with a passion for food, She is following her dream and has been accepted by Nottingham college to study catering”.

Mrs O’Brien





Friday, 21 March 2014

Pamper Yourself for Free

Students studying Beauty need models for their assessments over the following few Thursdays. A variety of treatments are available to book for free.

Dates available:
Thursday 27th March
Thursday 3rd April
Thursday 24th April
Thursday 1st May
Thursday 8th May
Thursday 8th May

Treatments available:
Manicure (1 hour)
Pedicure (1 hour)
Facial (1 hour)
Make-Up (45 mins)
Eyebrow tinting and shaping (30 mins)
Nail Art (30 mins) 

Times available on all days:
9.50    - all 1 hour and 45 min appointments
12.30  - all 1 hour and 45 min appointments
2.45    - 45 min and 30 min appointments

If you would like any of the following treatments please email me on

Debbie Taylor

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Spend as usual and raise money for Winston

Shop through the PTA orgainsed Spend and Raise e-store. Get all your usual favourites and a lot more. It won't cost you anything extra, but you will be raising money for the school.

Please go to the PTA Spend and Raise E-Store and take a look at the huge choice. Don't forget to take a look at the special offers while you are there.

To see what else the PTA are up to please visit their website

Monday, 3 March 2014

A Visit to the Inspiring Workshop of Theo Fennell

Following on from our inspirational Technology Department Master Class with Theo Fennell in October, Theo was so impressed with the calibre of work produced that he opened the doors of his prestigious Fulham Road Store to eight of year 10 students who study GCSE Resistant Materials or GCSE Graphic Products as well as Mr Mohammed and I.  Located in South Kensington, Theo’s shop is regularly frequented by the likes of Elton John, The Beckham’s and the cast of Made in Chelsea.  

 To prepare us for our afternoon with Theo we first took in some culture at the V&A museum where the students: Daniel Bowman, Aidan Mailes, Ryan King, Joanna Rotherham, Rhiannon Dallow, Yasmin Denham, Tino Mungoshi and Freddie Fisk took in the opulent jewellery exhibit, the metal work exhibit and other exhibits from around the world .  The students had time to observe and create work in their jewellery design sketchbooks that have been ongoing since Octobers Master Class.
Theo was extremely generous with his time, firstly showing us around his shop then upstairs into the design studio. There his team were busy drawing up new designs on Photoshop ready for his craftsmen to make in the workshop that we were shown next.  Once in the workshop we did not want to leave the surroundings of such creativity and craftsmanship. Theo talked about his designs with such passion and even let the students try on some of the jewellery and handle the trophies created in the workshop. 

After such a great day, how do we follow this up? Well Theo has taken samples of all eight students work to look over, very soon he will return to Winston to feedback his thoughts on how their designs have progressed and mentor them further. Finally Theo will be offering one, or maybe two lucky work experience positions for the young designers that impress him the most.

Miss Blackman