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Olympic trip to Germany:

In September students from Years 8 and 10 along with Mr Horton, Mr Pike and Miss Stride embarked on an Olympic style sporting extravaganza in Kornwesthiem to be part of their Partner Schools Olympic games. This is something we have been involved in twice before both in Germany and here in Southampton.

The athletes took part in a wide range of sports, our very own Maddie Cooper mentioned later in my Blog was one of them.

Four wonderful days were had by all and it was yet again a further example of our strong international links and a partnership we have enjoyed for many years. Watch out for a full account of the whole trip in the Christmas newsletter.

 

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The Battle of the Somme

Our accelerated Year 11 History GCSE students have been working on a project at Royal Victoria Country Park in conjunction with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and the Royal British Legion.  This is part of the national 'Every Man Remembered' project to commemorate the centenary of The Battle of The Somme.  The former hospital at Royal Victoria Country Park was used throughout the duration of the Battle to treat casualties from the front line who were sent from France via rail and sea.  Sadly, there are over 150 graves of men who lost their lives despite surviving the journey back from France and these men have never been officially recognised as casualties of the Battle of The Somme.  Our students have been working with local historians to identify more about the men and prove that they were veterans of The Somme.  They have uncovered some fascinating stories about the men from as far away as Australia and these will be published in the new year so that future generations and potentially relatives of the men will have a more accurate picture of the soldiers buried in the cemetery at Royal Victoria Country Park.

   

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BBC Proms

During the summer term the BBC Proms Education Team contacted Mrs Simmons after submitting a dance to their website for the BBC 10 Pieces project. The BBC invited the dancers to perform as part of the BBC Ten Pieces Prom at the Royal Albert Hall in July. 14 dancers worked alongside choreographer Denni Sayers to create a performance to Shostakovich's Symphony No.10 (2nd movement).

The dancers stayed in London accompanied by Mrs Simmons and Miss Wyatt from 21st - 24th July rehearsing the performance as well as seeing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and going backstage! They performed at The Royal Albert Hall on 23rd and 24th July with presenters Naomi Wilkinson, Lemn Sissay and Dion Dublin.

It was the most amazing experience for these talented students and something they and we will never forget.

The Telegraph commented on their performance 'An expressive, disciplined bunch of dancers from Wildern School in Southampton were great...'

 

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Wildern School Admissions 2018/2019 onwards - Consultation

 
Dear Recipient
 
In accordance with the Department for Education's School Admissions Code, December 2014, Wildern School are undertaking a consultation on their Admissions Policy for 2018/2019 onwards and must consult with certain persons or bodies.  You are being included in this consultation as one of those persons or bodies or as you have associations with those it may affect.
 
Please find attached a letter regarding the consultation of Wildern School's Admissions Policy for 2018/2019 and Wildern School's Admissions Policy 2018/2019.  
 
The consultation period will run from 7th November 2016 to 23rd December 2016.
 
 
 
   

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Stand Up To Cancer Campaign

On Friday 21st October Wildern School will be supporting the Stand Up To Cancer Campaign by raising money through a non-school uniform day. All students are invited to make a £1 donation and all the money we raise will fund research to turn the latest scientific breakthroughs into effective new treatments and tests for cancer patients.

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