This term the Year 2 girls have been reading and taking inspiration from children's book: 'The Secret Sky Garden' by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers.
1st October 2021 — Year 2 have been reading ‘The Secret Sky Garden’ by Linda Sarah and Fiona Lumbers, a book about a girl who creates a garden on a neglected car park rooftop.
Taking inspiration from the book, they have been exploring their environment using their senses; writing their own poems about the playground and using oil pastels and watercolours to create beautiful, brightly coloured flowers.
Wimbledon High student, Homare S. (Year 11), entered the Pioneer Creative Maths Competition for the 14-15 age category while she was in quarantine in Japan over the Summer. We are so proud to announce that she made it to second place!
1st October 2021 — Congratulations to Homare S. (Year 11) who entered the Pioneer Creative Maths Competition for the 14-15 age category.
After being introduced to the competition by Mrs Brown, she attempted the problem while she was in quarantine in Japan over the Summer. "Being stuck in a hotel room for a week in quarantine meant that I was very bored and so started my journey on trying to figure out how to solve the mirror problem given to us in the competition. We were told to shorten the length of a mirror as much as possible, while the user was still being able to see their entire body. This problem made me incorporate other subjects such as Physics to figure out how we see ourselves in mirrors (line of sight) and the average height of a person (which was a lot closer to my height than I thought!). I found it a lot of fun solving a problem that was not purely Maths and made me think about other subjects while solving the problem. I hope that I can participate in similar competitions soon!"
Watch Bobby Seagull, TV presenter, author and Maths Teacher announce the results on Instagram here.
Students and staff at Wimbledon High supported #HiddenHeroesDay this week, with Sixth Formers volunteering to bake cakes for staff at HMP Downview.
1st October 2021 — This Wednesday 29 September, Wimbledon High proudly supported #HiddenHeroesDay!
A time to shine a light on the brilliant individuals working in our criminal justice system, who have all continued to go above and beyond during the most challenging times. To celebrate, our Sixth Formers volunteered themselves to bake some cakes for the staff at HMP Downview that were then delivered by Ms Cox and WHS parent Ms Watson (thanks to our Estates Team for carrying them to their cars!). Well done everyone - they all looked amazing and we're sure the staff enjoyed them.
WHS Junior School student wins an international poetry prize over the Summer!
10th September 2021 — Many congratulations to Alice W. in Year 4 who won an international poetry prize over the Summer holidays!
We are so proud of Alice, who sought out the competition herself, and made all the necessary arrangements to enter it. The Kid's Poetry Club poetry competition received over 900 entries worldwide, with the theme on 'Outdoor Fun'. Have a listen to her poem being read out (at 23.40 minutes) here!
Two Wimbledon High Year 13 students win prizes in a Cambridge essay competition.
10th September 2021 — Many congratulations to Year 13 students, Andrea T. and Chloe W., who have won third prize and highly commended respectively in the Newnham College Essay Prize at the end of last term.
"I wrote an essay on the question ‘Revolutions don't repeat, but they do echo' which allowed me to broaden my historical knowledge through engaging with key philosophical and political ideas from The Enlightenment through the likes of Hobbes and Locke that influenced the sentiment behind the Atlantic Revolutions. Whilst researching a topic independently was initially rather challenging, I enjoyed delving into topics which surrounded my current areas of study in both History and Religious Studies, thus I found it to be a very enriching experience overall." - Chloe
"Entering the Newnham essay contest gave me the opportunity to explore history from a completely novel angle. My research took me to renowned historians such as E.H. Carr, Richard Evans and Edwards Said as I navigated the complexities of objectivity in history. I particularly noted on authorship and who has the right to tell our history, arguments that are especially relevant as modern social movements debate the ‘white male narrative’." - Andrea