The West Bridgford Post - The West Bridgford School



The West Bridgford Post - The West Bridgford School
The West Bridgford Post
Issue No. 21
A comment from…..
Mr McDonough
I was delighted this week to greet
our visitors from Kerpen Gymnasium near
Cologne, Germany. This successful exchange
has now taken place for over 35 years and
provides a wonderful opportunity for
children from both schools to experience
life in another country and with local
people. It is truly the best way to learn
another language by immersing yourself in
their culture. I am, of course, extremely
grateful to our parents for finding homes for
the 36 German students on this year’s
exchange and whose generosity make this
initiative possible.
28 March 2014
You’re invited!
How many days until our 75th
celebration day? Take a look
at our countdown on the
school website. You can also find
interesting facts about the history of our
school and view some fab photographs
sent in from former pupils. If you or
somebody you know attended The West
Bridgford School then you are very
welcome to join us at our tea party on
the 7th May. See the poster about our
library exhibition for details of how to
request an invitation. Take a moment to
look back in time…..
Of course, we gave the Germans a typical
British welcome to this country. Their flight
was delayed by some four hours and half of
the group’s luggage had gone astray.
Because of the delay the lunch we had
prepared for them had spoilt and it was
raining. When asked why the school was
half empty I had to explain there was a
national teachers’ strike. Despite all of this
they were still delighted to be here.
Several Y10 students were hosting their
German partners for the second time round
having forged warm friendships in Y9 after
participating in the Exchange the year
before. Several families have and continue
to make private arrangements to meet up
outside the Exchange Programme.
During their stay with us they will be
participating in a range of activities
including a trip to Cambridge, a tour of the
Galleries of Justice and Caves and mock
trial, bowling, and a full day in the
classroom as well as experiencing a range of
British sports taster sessions. I hope our
visitors and their hosts have a fabulous time
before departing for London on 2 April.
Many y9 and y10 students will be visiting
Kerpen Gymnasium, Germany later this
1 Apr…Oxbridge Evening
3-4 Apr...Bridgstock Performances
4 Apr...Y8 Talent Show
7-21 Apr...Easter Holiday
22 Apr...Return to School
25 Apr...Y9 Enterprise Day
29 Apr...Cambridge University Visit
30 Apr...Y9 Photographs
1 May...COPE Y10 work experience
2 May...Y11 Alton Towers Trip
5 May… May Bank Holiday
9 May...Last day of lessons for Y11
13 May...Y10 Art Trip
Parent Newsletter
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Thursday 27th March was
West Bridgford School’s third
year participating in BBC
school report and was
definitely the sleekest and
most productive day yet! The
BBC scheme this year
involved 30000 students across 1000 schools nationwide, increasing
awareness and interest in the news. 60 year 8 students spent the day off
timetable in room 1 and managed to produce 14 journalistic reports.
These were broadcast by 2pm, the BBC deadline, to a fascinated audience,
including all the year 8 School Reporters and Mr Peacock, Mrs Sharpe,
Miss Toms and Mrs Goad. Click here to find out more.
Students explore the history and
implications of the holocaust
On Tuesday 18th March, Year 11 History students
had a unique learning experience when they visited the Holocaust Memorial Centre, Beth Shalom. Beth Shalom translates as ‘House of Peace’
from Hebrew. The students were thoroughly
moved by the personal stories told by the Holocaust survivors , putting emotional content into the classroom statistics and
bringing home the brutality of their experiences. Please click here to read more.
Friday night tickets for
Bridgstock are sold out but
there are still a few tickets
available for Thursday 3rd
April from Post 16. Doors
open at 6.30pm for a 7pm
start. This is a show not to be
Baking products designed and
developed by our students
XXI is the company representing the
school in this year’s Young Enterprise
programme. The students from Year 12
have set up, raised capital, designed and
produced a product which is then sold at
a variety of sales opportunities across
the region. XXI
have targeted
the baking market and launched two products. The first is a
bespoke baking tin with sections for weighing out the ingredients and the second is a mug which is targeting the
‘Brownie in the Mug’ craze. XXI presented their business
plan to a team of judges at Boots Conference Centre and
will find out if they have progressed to the area finals in the
next week. They have used clever marketing tactics this
year including branding, adverts and an interview on BBC
Radio Nottingham. For more details about the company
use their website and Twitter account: @wbs_XXI
Well done to the U14 Girls Futsal team. They
played in a tournament against all Nottingham
schools and won. They now represent
Nottinghamshire in the Regional tournament.
The team was as follows: Back row: Elle
Rowson, Mollie Howells, Alex Edwards, Bella
Reed / Front row: Tanisha Basra, Beth Jelpke,
Edwards. Also, a huge well done to Beth HeathHarvey and Zoe Gretton who played in the
For the extended programme
Nottingham U16 Futsal team and also won the
of the revision schedule to
tournament. They will now represent
date, please click here. If you
Nottinghamshire in the Regional tournament.
have any queries, please
They scored numerous goals.
contact Mrs Goad via the Yr 11
Mailbox: [email protected]
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After progressing through the Rushcliffe Championships last month in 1 st
place, the boys and girls teams vied again for glory as we travelled to Ellis
Guilford on the 19th of March. For the boys: Vince, Joe, Teo, Charlie, Alex,
Ben and Sam. For girls: Bella, Florence,
Alanna, Tess, Jaime, Aimee and Louisa.
Everyone was in high spirits both teams
demonstrated a bundle of sensational skill
and a mixture of fantastic effort, team
spirit and unlimited energy. As the events
commenced excitement haltered and tension and nervousness suddenly kicked in.
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