Showing posts from November, 2015

Webber Remembers

The school community paid their respects and marked Armistice Day this week. 16 Army Cadets from our own 24th Webber Platoon, led by Colour Serjeant Pearman, paraded and presented the Poppy Wreath. The service featured bugler Mr Keith Jones.

Our Army Cadets have led the school on the British Legion Poppy Appeal by selling poppies, wristbands, poppies and stationery.
Students have been working in cross–curricular groups looking at the creating mixed media poppies in Art, trench poetry in English and trench artefacts and in History. Meanwhile in assemblies, PSHCE lessons and form time have learnt about the British Legion and the valuable work they do.

Student ambassadors from Years 3-13 also attended the Mayor’s Commemoration Service at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes.

Prep Trip to Roald Dahl Gallery

Everyone had a delumptious time yesterday, making dreams for their dream bottles. The staff at the Gallery were extremely impressed with how much our students knew about the books of Roald Dahl and about Roald Dahl himself. We were very proud of them.

Success at the ISA Art Competition

Webber have had another successful year at the Regional ISA Art Competition held last month in London. Work was showcased by artists from Pre-Prep, Prep and Senior School alongside other Independent schools in the North London area. Congratulations go to Lola de Gorter who was awarded second place for her GCSE sculpture 'Violin and Birds' and Aya Zade who was presented with first place for her silk paintings of flowers in the Key Stage 4 Textiles category.
Aya's work will now be exhibited at the National Finals to be held on Friday. Well done to all the students who had their work entered and good luck to Aya for the final.
Aya Zade - GCSE - Mixed media flowers 
Lola de Gorter - GCSE - Violin and Birds 
Hannah Murray, Mami Yamaguchi and Pia Jackson - GCSE coursework
Daniel Baqueiro Blucher - GCSE - Together
 Om Sharma and Matilda Evans - Yr 7 - Aboriginal Art
Emma Monaco - Yr 5 - Self portrait

Key Stages 2 and 3 Educational Visit to The Opal Coast of France

Students from Years 4 to 9, along with Mr. Johnson, Miss Carles-Navarro and Mrs. McNulty had a 'fantastique' day out just before the October half-term.
We began at 5am with a coach journey from school to the Port of Dover, although the time flew by. We were through security and on the ferry by 8.30, just in time to get some breakfast and to look at the White Cliffs of Dover as they became ever-more distant.
After the channel crossing, our first stop was at a bakery in the small village of Wierre-Effroy. Here, we were entertained for an hour-and-a-half making croissants and rustic bread, before sampling some of the delicious pains au chocolat, too.
The food-themed day continued with a wonderful meal of 'steak haché et frites', followed by 'mousse au chocolat' at 'Restaurant Hamiot' in Boulogne.
After that, we had time to explore. We walked all around the old town, visiting its basilica, town hall and passing some of the little shops. There was also a ve…

Prep Visit to Roald Dahl Gallery


Year 10 Recreate Lord of the Flies

Taking advantage of the Think Pink day at the end of half term, the already attired Year 10 students took to the trees and foliage of the school grounds to recreate the intimidating environment of their GCSE text, William Golding's Lord of the Flies.

The frightening theme of Trouble in Paradise was clearly represented as civilised values inexorably slipped into savagery on the fictional idyllic island where young schoolboys struggle to survive in an adult less world, following their abandonment in a fictional 1950s war.
Charlie de Gorter, atop a branch, presented the fearsome Jack who 'made one cheek and one eye socket white, then rubbed red over the other half of his face and slashed a black bar of charcoal from right ear to left jaw' whilst his 'sinewy body held up the mask that drew their eyes, appalled and compelled them'. Sofia Bajerova and Stephanie Liney are slightly less scary, below, whilst other bemasked participants complete a sinister improvisation. Yea…