Wilson's School

2018 Art Exhibition

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THE GCSE AND A LEVEL ART EXHIBITION last Friday was once again a successful event and the highlight of the year for the department. With many staff members, parents and even former students visiting, this was a great opportunity to show what GCSE and A level Art students have been working on throughout the year.

It was also an opportunity to showcase not only the students' work, but also the various techniques that are on offer in the Art Department. These range from traditional life drawing to wire sculptures, photography, ceramics and 3D installations. The Art Department provides a great space to stretch your imagination and creativity to the limit, whilst developing important skills. If you were unable to attend on Friday, the exhibition is running for the next two weeks.

Lessons from Auschwitz

Learning in the lower school
Last term Harry Regan and Luke Saitch (pictured below) were ambassadors for Wilson's on the Lessons from Auschwitz programme, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust. This explored the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. The project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people and to clearly highlight what can happen if prejudice becomes acceptable.

All participants in the programme are required to disseminate what they have learned to their peers and wider community. In undertaking this important obligation, Harry and Luke led year assembly for Year 8 last Thursday. Mr Sturt reported that this was an excellent assembly, noting he was "really impressed with the sensitivity in which this topic was delivered and the clear and concise way they managed to get their main points across. Year 8 were really engaged with the topic matter and I know it is an assembly that they will remember." Well done to Luke and Harry for being such good ambassadors for the Holocaust Educational Trust and for raising awareness of the Holocaust and challenging prejudice and racism today.

The assembly matched the topic that Year 8 are studying in the final month of term: How could the Holocaust happen? In preparing to teach this topic to Year 8, History staff co-planned a lesson as part of the schools CPD programme using the Japanese "Lesson Study" model. The lesson was based on the Historical Association's valuable guidance and sought to address the tensions that must be examined and resolved when planning and teaching this most demanding of topics, starting by looking at the longterm causes. In planning the lesson we considered important questions, including: How can teenagers be helped to develop a mature response to devastating atrocity? How can they swiftly gain enough knowledge to place the Holocaust in a variety of broader contexts? What is the relationship between serious, detached, historical analysis and moral, human or emotional response? What kinds of big historical concepts can support that analysis? We hope that Year 8 gain a lot from studying this challenging topic.
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Sutton, Wandsworth and Lewisham Library Users
Did you know that if you have a library card for the London Borough of Sutton, Wandsworth or Lewisham you can use the fantastic Press Reader app for no charge? Press Reader gives you access to thousands of magazines and newspapers from around the world. You can read many daily newspapers from the UK, America and many other countries, news magazines such as "The Week" or "Newsweek International", sports titles such as "Pro Cycling" or "Runner's World", computing magazines such as "Tech Advisor", car magazines such as "Top Gear", film magazines such as "Empire", many BBC publications such as "BBC History", "BBC Wildlife" and "BBC Good food" and many more. This is an amazing resource which is completely free for anyone in Sutton, Wandsworth or Lewisham.

In order to make use of it, you need to:

  • Install the Pressreader IOS or Android app from your app store or visit pressreader.com using any browser.
  • Sign in; select the yellow library card, find your library and enter your library card number.
  • A pop up and green coffee cup confirms you can now read newspapers online or download to read offline for 3 days on your device.
  • At the end of 3 days, simply sign in again with your library card number to reactivate your complimentary access for another 3 days. Reactivate as many times as you wish.
Why not enjoy some newspapers or magazines on your tablet?
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Striving for purrrfection

Mr Kavanagh continues to choreograph some fantastic dance numbers for our upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Cats. Over sixty students will be taking part in the show, and with visiting students from Wallington High School for Girls and Stanley Park, it promises to be popular. On Wednesday this week the backstage crew got together for a wig making and Cats costume workshop. While the rest of the school enjoyed an early finish, a dedicated bunch of crew members made some fun wigs and painted costumes. Those who stayed the longest enjoyed some special sweet treats kindly provided by Mrs Hamidovic who is generously helping us to create costumes. Do come and see what we have all been working on. Tickets are now available on Parentpay. Invite your friends and family. Don't delay booking- this show is going to be extraordinary!
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Sports News

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The Athletics squads have been extremely busy preparing to defend their borough sports title. The first meets saw the junior and inters teams progress through to the regional finals with 410 and 366 points respectively. Guy Rogers was a standout performer in the juniors (39.7s 300m) and Jin Woo Choi for the inters (12.8s Hurdles), whilst Reece Williamson collected 21 points with a 30.2m discus throw.

Following this successful event, the school was asked to put forward our strongest athletes to represent Sutton at Surrey Schools. The event took place at on Saturday 9 June. The boys competing were: Guy Rogers (300m), Andrei Chernolesskiy (200m), James Benjamin (Javelin), Israel Bakare (High Jump, below), and Oliver Preest (200m, right). Oliver Preest and Israel Bakare were standout performers on the day. Oliver ran 22.3s in the 200m, which rockets him to first in the country for his age group at this discipline! Bakare was equally impressive as he jumped a 1.75m high jump to reach his PB. Bakare was an agonising 3cm away from going to the National final in Gateshead; however Oliver has secured his spot on Friday 13 July. This is testament to his hard work throughout the season.
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Following the inters' strong first round performance, they qualified for the regional finals at the Lee Valley Athletics Centre in North London. Preest and Bakare were at their imperious best again, running 36.8s in the 300 and jumping 1.73m in the high jump respectively. Tom Woolley also scored well in the 1500m following running 4m 27. James Benjamin PB'd after throwing 36m in the javelin, and Guy Thompson did well to jump 11.50m in the triple jump, which isn't his usual discipline. The overall result was a points tally of 423. This was enough to win the event and the day.

Monday 18 June saw the juniors travel to the Julie Rose Stadium for their regional final, before Borough Sports on Wednesday 20 June to close the season.

Player of the Week
10 matches played over the past week with some very good performances being made. In the U12A team games, Ahrujan Ragunathan bowled well taking 2-16 from his 4 overs & made 54; Zain Khan took 3-16 and also made 63 not out; Neel Patel bowled a miserly spell of 4 overs for only 4 runs whilst Hriday Nandwani stood out for his excellent fielding and Harry Endacott took 3 great catches behind the stumps in one game. For the U12Bs, Faizal Ukani, Hemanth Addala, Soham Dev and Max Rich all got decent scores, whilst Koushik Koneti stood out with 2-9 in one of the games. In the one U13A team game, Udith Molanguri hit 44 and Pranav Kulkarni took 2 wickets. For the U14As, Reuel Thevananth, Aaron Stace and Moksh Sachdeva all made runs. Mustafa Khan 2-31 and Moksh 2-26 took wickets plus Moksh took a hat trick in the other game. In the U14B team game, there was a superb 97 run partnership between Cassius Hayman, who hit 51 off 34 balls, and Udith, playing up from the U13s, who made 48. Udith also took 2-8 whilst his U13 team mate Ibrahim Hossain had figures of 2-2-0-1. In the one U15 game, Finlay Michael (41 no) & Luke Tindale-Paul (33 no) compiled a 74 run partnership supported by 24 from Arjun Dutta. Arjun also took 3-34 with Rohan Renganathan taking 2-16. The 1st X1 were back playing and their game saw a 57 run partnership between Max Exelby (17 no) and Harry Regan (46 no). Aranan Sivakumar bowled well taking 3-11. However, for his excellent and sensible innings, the Player of the Week is Harry Regan.

Below: Harry Endacott, Hriday Nandwani and Koushik Koneti
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Team of the Week
The U12As had a tough defeat to St George's Weybridge but bounced back the following day to beat Glyn, whilst the U12Bs had two wins including a last ball win over St George's. The U13As had a good win over Glyn as did the U14 A team. The U14Bs did well to beat St Joseph's U14As and the start of the second half of the season for the 1st X1 produced a victory. The Team of the Week goes to the U15 A team for their tremendous win over Reed's in the quarter final of the Surrey Cup and we wish them luck for their semi-final against Trinity on Friday (22 June).
Monday 11 June

Wilson’s vs Reeds (Surrey Cup)
U15A won by 7 wickets

Wilson’s vs Trinity
U14A lost by 55 runs

Wilson’s vs St Joseph’s
U14B won by 66 runs
U12B won by 66 runs

Wednesday 13 June

Wilson’s vs. St. Joseph’s
1st XI won by 90 runs
Friday 15 June

Wilson’s vs. St. George’s Weybridge
U12A lost by 129 runs
U12B won by 5 wickets

Saturday 16 June

Wilson’s vs. Glyn
U12A won by 48 runs
U13A won by 31 runs
U14A won by 7 wickets

Looking Ahead

  • Monday 25 June - Friday 6 July - two week Y11 Work Experience
  • Tuesday 26 June - Y13 Public Exams end
  • Wednesday 27 June - Y13 Book Return
  • Thursday 28 June - EARLY FINISH (1.05 p.m.)
  • Thursday 28 June - SCHOOL OPEN EVENING (3.30 p.m.)
  • Friday 29 June - Late start to the school day (9.40 a.m. - P2)
  • Friday 29 June - Horniman Bandstand Concert
  • Monday 2 July - New Y7 parents’ induction evening

Deputy Head's Reminder

The Cuboid

After much discussion, we have decided to name the new food serving unit on the playground "The Cuboid", since its anthracite tone will be readily apparent. The unit will be ready for pupils in September. Pupils will not be allowed to bring books or folders when buying food from "The Cuboid".

Garden Vouchers

A reminder if you're visiting Woodcote Green Garden Centre at any time, do remember to ask for the Schools' vouchers at the checkout. These will enable us to purchase more resources for the Science department.
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The school is delighted to announce that Sashank Srikanth (pictured right) has passed his singing ATCT recital diploma with Trinity College London. Diplomas are notoriously difficult to obtain as they are the step above grade 8. The diploma is a very well-regarded qualification. Our congratulations go to both Sashank, and his singing teacher, Mr Hann.
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In the Lower School we look to reward students who have gone above and beyond in lessons and in extra-curricular activities. Our congratulations go to those named below.
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Anish (7H) for setting up and running a very successful Rubik's Cube club

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Aadam of 8H for continuing to run a very successful Entomology Club with huge levels of enthusiasm, expertise and bugs!

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