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GCSE and A Level Art Exhibition Success

AFTER MONTHS OF HARD WORK, the art exhibition was the perfect opportunity to showcase the diversity of art created by the GCSE, AS and A level art students who were given the opportunity to present their work to an audience of family, friends, students and teachers.

Walls were lined with an array of vibrant colours and intricate paintings, while the floors were filled with sculptures that left visitors in awe. Talents ranged from life drawing to stop motion animation, 3D work, sculpture, photography, painting and even shoe design, resulting in a brilliant night for all. The work was a result of projects such as Waterworld and Identity, and inspirational trips to the London Aquarium, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Ai Weiwei exhibition at the Royal Academy and the inspirational design workshop held at Canon UK Headquarters.

Many old boys who continued their study of Art visited the exhibition and expressed their admiration for the work of the younger students.

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IN OTHER NEWS THIS WEEKscroll down to read the selected article
Student Awards
Youth Games
French Poetry
Ivy League
Music and Drama
The Week Ahead
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Geog Comp
Sports News
100 Club Draw

School Students of the Week

This term in the Lower School we are looking to reward students who have gone above and beyond both in lessons and in extra-curricular activities. This is a weekly competition and the winners of this week are shown below. Our congratulations go to both of them.
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Tomas Mayorga 7D
For working very hard in all of your lessons and being a very polite and well mannered member of the form

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Will Johnson 8G
For continual hard work and having a really positive attitude to learning

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London Youth Games

The Balfour Beatty London Youth Games is Europe’s largest youth sports festival. It is now a season of events taking place over 9 months including both School and Community Competitions across 30 different sports. The competitions are part of the national School Games Programme. We were delighted to hear that Joshua Eves (10C) and Kieran Rutter (10B) competed last weekend in the London Youth Games at Water Polo which was held at Crystal Palace. Both boys performed admirably and both claimed bronze medals - congratulations to Joshua and Kieran!

Photos: left, Joshua Eves; right, Kieran Rutter (Year 10)
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La Poésie Française

In preparation for the new GCSE exams, Year 9 pupils have been studying French poetry in their recent lessons. They studied the work and style of famous French poets such as Charles Baudelaire, Victor Hugo and Jacques Prévert. They also created their own calligrams and acoustic poems.
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Deputy Head’s Reminder

Among Oogway’s many words of wisdom in Kung Fu Panda are these: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present”. This can be an anxious time for students who have just completed exams and are waiting for results, but our advice is just to enjoy every moment of the well-deserved break that follows all that hard work: relax and reinvigorate for the next stage of the journey!
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The Business and Economics department is pleased to announce that the new Wilsonomics is now available to view here and in paper form from reception. We have some very interesting articles from across the year groups. From an analysis of the UK cereal market, to increasing productivity at McDonalds and some advancing thinking on government debt, there is a lot to enjoy and consider. The Business and Economics department is always looking for budding authors who want to contribute to Wilsonomics. Please contact Mr Fletcher or Mr Ormonde for further details.
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UK Students attending US Ivy League Colleges

A project helping UK pupils go to US universities has seen undergraduates accepted for courses starting in September 2016 at all of the prestigious Ivy League colleges. Between them the 66 state-school pupils will receive scholarships worth (£12m) from US universities.

The numbers of UK students in US universities has risen each year since tuition fees rose in England in 2012. There are 10,700 UK students in US universities - up by about 16% since tuition fees were increased in England to £9,000.

The project run by the Sutton Trust education charity wants these international opportunities to be available to all regardless of background. Of those who will be starting in US universities this autumn, the Sutton Trust says, 83% will be the first generation in their family to go to university.

Sir Peter Lampl, founder of the Sutton Trust, said the scholarships meant that many of these students could graduate without any debts. He hoped more young people in the UK would “realise that a university education in America is well within their grasp”.

Photo: UK students (including Charlie Stewart, U6) heading to the US met the US ambassador, and broadcaster Trevor McDonald
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Summer Concert

We are delighted to announce that the Summer Concert this year will be taking place in the McAlister Room. A stunning array of performances from some of our junior students will delight all those who attend. The PFA has kindly agreed to provide refreshments. Tickets will soon be available on ParentPay. £5 Adult, £3 Student/Concession. Thursday, 30th June, 7.00 p.m.
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The Week Ahead

  • Unique Timetable
  • Wednesday 29 June - early finish (1.05 p.m.)
  • Thursday 30 June - MUFTI Day
  • Thursday 30 June - Y13 Book Return Day
  • Weds 6 July - new Year 7 Induction Day
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Geography Competition

Where in the world is this?

Congratulations to the winner last week's competition: Arjun Dutta of 8S who identified the image as the Vieux Port de Marseille, France. Praise points go to Kinshuk Jain, 7G, who won a bonus praise point for a correct entry in the Monday prize draw. 

Please come and Mr Sturt in room 24 for your praise points. Congratulations to all who got this correct!

On to this week's competition! Where in the world is this (include the name of the landmark and the name of the town and country)? There are two praise points up for grabs this week. The first for the first correct answer and then there will be a draw on Monday at break time (for another Praise point) for a correct entry received by then. Simply email the information to ADS! Get thinking…

Sports News

Borough Sports Championships

The PE department is delighted to report that Wilson’s had a very strong performance in the Borough Championships taking second place overall. Oliver Preest, Captain of the Year 8 team, was pleased to collect the trophy on behalf of them. They performed exceptionally well, taking the overall borough title with outstanding performances. The last race of the day (Year 10 4x100m relay) was won by a nose! Tobi Ademiju brought the baton home in a team consisting of Will Hicks, Jordan Dobbs and Lloyd Smith. More photographs and information about individual performances will follow next week.
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Tennis Update

Mr Simmons has just been notified that the U15 team has made the quarter final of the Aegon National B Division tennis championships. Congratulations to all members of the team: Sam Cheung (captain, photo top left); Callum Furmidge (top right); Arun Appulingam (bottom left) and Dylan Pitter-Fagan (bottom right).
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Team and Player of the Week

Player of the Week
Although it was a quiet week for cricket with only two matches being played there were still some notable performances. In the U13B match both Michael Lammie and Narayan Rao batted well both reaching the 20s whilst Niruthihan Vimalanathan took 3 wickets in the 2 overs he bowled. For the U15Bs Nicholas Hicks, Dillon Chithuranjan and Aakas Ravikumaran all took 2 wickets each. However the star performer in that game was Karim Damji who bowled well to take 2 wickets for 13 runs and also took 2 catches before making 26 not out to see the team to victory. For this all-round performance Karim is the Player of the Week (photo).

Team of the Week
The Team of the Week, who put in a very good team performance to beat local rivals John Fisher, is the U15B team.
Cricket Results

U13B beat Hayes School
U15B beat John Fisher

Wilson’s 100 Club

June Winners

1st Prize C Whittaker Campigotto £51.25
2nd Prize Mrs I Bryant £30.75
3rd Prize Mrs L Shelton £20.25

If you would like to join the 100 Club to be in with a chance of winning a prize, pleae contact Leigh Shelton using the following email address: [email protected] The more people that join the club, the bigger the prizes become.
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