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Webber Superstars Jam it out with Cadbury's Gorilla

Trip Review by Mrs Jennifer Tompkins
Monday 20th November 2017

The Year 10, 11, 12, and 13 Business students (as well as Year 9 students who are interested in taking Business as a GCSE next year) went on a trip to Cadbury’s World on Monday 20th November, and had a fantastic time! They enjoyed touring the site and hearing about the history of the firm and its origins. They were handed free samples of yummy chocolate but still managed to purchase more goodies in the on-site shop – who can resist half price chocolate? With Christmas presents purchased, they headed to a talk which focused on the Business side of chocolate. The talk provided a fantastic insight into the marketing, production, and the human resources activities of Cadbury’s. The speaker, Colin, tested some of the students’ Business knowledge. I'm proud to say they were able to answer every question correctly, with the added pressure with me watching closely. On the way home the students were buzzing and quite jovial, ente…

The Unity Tower of Webber Independent. All Different - All Equal.

Report by Samantha Gomez and Amaya Sokhi (Year 8)
Monday 20th November 2017
This year our Anti-Bullying theme was ‘All Different, All Equal!’

We believe that everyone should be treated fairly, and this year we, as a school, want to celebrate our differences.

Each year, all students from ages 4 – 18 read and sign the Webber Independent School Anti-Bullying Pledge, and are given a safeguarding leaflet. These are kept in student’s planner / homework diary, so everyone can understand the policies.

In PSCHE lessons, we have been discussing how to prevent bullying, including these 10 key principles:

Listening – All pupils, teachers and parents listen, to prevent, report and respond to any incidents of bullying.Include Everyone – All pupils are included and valued in all aspects of school life.Respect – All teachers and pupils are role models to others.Challenge – All pupils should stand up for themselves and others.Celebrating Differences – Differences are celebrated and welcomed across the whole…

No Stopping the Winning Streak of the U14 Netball Team. 17-6 win against Radcliffe

Match Review by Mrs K Willis 
Thursday 23rd November 2017

On Thursday 23rd November, the U14 Netball team played in their last league game of the term against Radcliffe. It was a nail biting start with Webber scoring the first goal and Radcliffe responding immediately. Webber scored again, as did Radcliffe and the first quarter finished 3-2 to us. After a brief team talk, Webber went into the second quarter with their fighting spirit and stepped up their game play. Determination and competitiveness shone through and some fantastic interceptions in the centre third enabled us to secure four more goals. Radcliffe also fought hard and managed to score 2 more goals taking the score to 7-4. It was our toughest game yet and Webber responded to the pressure admirably, never giving up and rising to the challenge. The team played some incredible netball in the third quarter, with our star shooters on top form yet again. Our defending was also strong and we prevented Radcliffe from scoring, which …

Webber Netball Team Jumping for Joy with 17-3 win over Ousedale School

Review by Mrs K Willis

Thursday 16th November 2017

Our Netball Champions Do It Again! 
This evening our Year 7 and 8 Netball team played Ousedale and demonstrated their exceptional talent. The first quarter saw us take the lead but Ousedale applied the pressure with a couple of early goals. This spurred the team to score a double in the second quarter as well as preventing Ousedale from scoring any further goals. The girls played like champions with strong passes and interceptions in the centre third, which allowed us to maximise attacking opportunities. Sophie and Sam's shooting was once again phenomenal - lots of far out shots from the edge of the circle - leaving Ousedale's jaws dropping in awe. 

The final score was a well deserved 17-3.

Well done to Sophie, Sam, Jaydie, Amaya, Elizabeth, Jaanvi, Vanessa, Jessica! Amazing teamwork, skills and strategy.

3 out 5 Stars for Geostorm - Review by Lucie B, Year 9

Film Review: Geostorm

3 out of 5 stars Reviewed by Lucie B Year 9 for the Student Magazine Geostorm surprised me and it was clear that it surprised the rest of the audience too (there was genuine applause at the end of the film that I found very funny). Before watching it I did some research and found some highly critical reviews, I ignored them and decided to watch it. The film is expertly directed by Dean Devlin (Independence Day, Godzilla), despite the difficult themes and messages it had to portray to its viewers. I must say that although this movie flopped at the box office I appreciated the flow of the movie and the incredible performances from some of the actors like Gerald Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish and Alexandra Maria Lara. I do not want to give away any hints about the film that could be considered a spoiler alert but there are two very important messages that Geostorm delivers:  1) Do not mess with nature  2) Regardless of nationality, religion, colour etc., the planet …

Great Spirit from The Webber Year 5 and 6 Basketball Team

Review by Mr Andrew Small

Thursday 10th November 2017

Our Year 5 and 6 Basketball team took part in the MK Sports Partnership Basketball Tournament on Thursday 10th November. Our rising stars had trained hard and were eager to put their skills and teamwork into practise, it wasn't long before they put Two Mile Ash, Orchard Academy and St John's through their paces.
In the first match our players showed Two Mile Ash their might with an early score and good attacking skills. Two Mile Ash responded immediately after half-time securing their first point, everyone thought it would be a well-played draw but Webber showed their fighting spirit and provided an exciting end to the match, scoring in the last 15 seconds to secure a win of 6-4. 
Up next was a challenging match against Orchard Academy, who dominated both possession and shooting. Webber defended well and kept the competition from scoring in the first-half, the match ended 2-2 - a reflection of two teams that put tremendous effo…

Nail Biting Match for our Years 7, 8 and 9 Against MK Academy

Match Review by Mr Andrew Small

Wednesday 9th November 2017

On Wednesday 9th November our Football team played MK Academy in a hard-fought game.

The team had trained hard in their own time to prepare for the match, a tactic that helped Webber start the match strong and on the attack. The first half was tense, each team played well and were presented with opportunities to score. MK Academy steamed ahead and secured three goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half.
The second half of play was just as nail biting with Webber and MK Academy going head to head fighting it out to maintain control of the ball. Our boys showed grit and spirit, never giving in, unfortunately their hard work and team efforts didn't result in any points this time and MK Academy secured a 
win of 6-0.

Every member of the team played to their potential and did a great job at representing the School, which made it impossible to pick a player of the match. 

Well done all - you should be proud of your performance.

Webber Independent's Netball Dream Team Do It Again! 10-0 Win in Latest Match

Match Review by Mrs Katie Willis
Tuesday 7th November 2017
On Tuesday 7th November our U14s Netball team took on Sir Herbert Leon Academy in their first game of this half term. This away game certainly didn't disappoint as our girls secured an early lead, with some accurate passing from Jaydie and Alison straight into the circle. 
Sophie and Sam’s shooting was superb and allowed Webber to gain a five point lead by half time. Leon came back fighting but couldn't break through Webber's strong technical skills and game strategy. The second half saw some fantastic interceptions from Lily in centre third, and Lucie's defence kept Leon away from their shooters. The final score was 10-0 to Webber. 
A big well done to our team: Sam, Sophie, Jaydie, Alison, Amaya, Lily and Lucie.

Our BISI Badminton Players on Court at The National Badminton Centre

Review by Mrs K Willis, Thursday 12th October 2017

The MKSSP Badminton finals took place on Thursday 12th October at the National Badminton Centre. After breezing through the heats at the end of last month, we were heading for some tough competition against the other area winners. 

The competition involved playing 'around the world' and 'player of the court' against all of the schools. The Webber team did extremely well and there was some outstanding play from our own and from other students. 

It was a great experience for the students playing at the National Badminton Centre and the competition was thoroughly enjoyed by all. 

Well done to Ritvik, Aarav, Samarth, William, Reo, Emilien, Georgia, Daisy, Eva, Zara, Leyla and Anaya.

Perseverance in the Face of Tough Competition - Year 7 & 8 Football Team Work Together

Match Review by Roving Sports Reporter, William Rogers, Year 6

On Wednesday 27th September, the Year 7 and 8 boys (and me, Will Rogers, from Year 6) played an extremely tough game of football against Oakgrove School. None of us had played together as a team before but we showed great ability in attack against a team who showed awesome techniques and skills in all areas.

Anyway, back to us.

Mr Small was thrilled with how we played on the battlefield. Although we were defeated, we showed great skills in attack, defence and teamwork, especially in the second half when Haseeb saved some awesome shots that were on target.

Although eight goals were conceded, it could have been so much worse, so well done Hasseeb and our defenders.
The stand out player of the match in my opinion was Elliot Balchin-Love (Year 8) in attack, closely followed by Oliver Hayward (Year 7), also an attacker.

The final score was 8-0 to Oakgrove.

Well done Webber!

What have you done today to make YOU feel proud?

(Thank you to …

Celebrating #NationalPoetryDay with Poetry Live Winner, Stefano Beni

Al Mulhajir
By Stefano Beni
In the middle of the way of our life I found myself lost In a blue desert surrounded by Wild spitting beasts; Saved by criminals and allowed to live...
Blue desert that has no pity of our Misadventures, no emotion regarding our Derelict children, innocent of any Crime, but ripped apart by the weight of  Death.
Vast and proud he stands as a barrier Between us and Hope: She knows us very well; we met, When the wind was calm and  The frantic sun did not bomb us. She left now, all that remains are Her footprints in our minds.
In the middle of our adventure, Looking for better or simple right of life; We struggle as the smugglers talk of The Jungle and its gate towards A possibility to begin.

Year 7 & 8 Showed Great Attacking and Defence Skills

Match Report By Mrs Willis
Tuesday 26th September 2017

The following girls represented Webber in the Year 7 Netball match against Oakgrove on Tuesday evening: Jessica, Kaiyah, Kashish, Vanessa, Akari, Elizabeth (Year 8) and Amaya (Year 8).

The girls started well with Vanessa intercepting Oakgrove's first centre pass, which put the opposition under pressure. There was some excellent passing between Amaya, Elizabeth and Vanessa within the centre third, which led to a few opportunities within the circle. However, Oakgrove soon picked up their game and secured the lead. 

A switch of positions enabled us to put more pressure on their attack with Vanessa one-to-one marking their best player, which allowed us to gain possession on numerous occasions. Unfortunately our shooting was not at its best and Oakgrove managed to stay ahead throughout the four quarters. 

A big well done to the team who continued to play with their heads held high.

Under 14 Dream Team Beat Oakgrove 8-2

Match report by Mrs K Willis
Tuesday 26th September 2017
8-2 Win for Webber Netball Dream TeamOur U14 netball champions continued their winning streak on Tuesday, beating Oakgrove 8-2. Once again our girls showed their determination and outstanding skills - remaining unbeaten this season. 

The starting seven put us in a strong position with Sophie and Sam securing three goals in the first quarter. In the second quarter Alison and Sophie continued to put pressure on our opponents with another three goals.

Lily, Jaanvi and our new addition to the team, Lucie, made up a sterling defence and prevented Oakgrove from any opportunities in their attacking circle. Aaliya and Jaydie displayed excellent centre court passing and interceptions, which meant Webber regained possession and discontinued Oakgrove's advantages. 

The final two quarters saw the Webber girls take us into a winning position securing another two goals, with Oakgrove achieving their first two goals of the match. Our champions …

Webber Independent School Weekly Sports Round-Up

Webber Independent Weekly Sports Round-Up

Thursday 21st September Mrs Willis Reports

Six prep students participated in the MKSSP Hockey Introduction at Woughton On The Green. The evening involved fun warm up games, skills and drills and learning how to take penalty corners, finishing off with some friendly games.
The rain certainly didn't dampen our students high spirits, and they showed some excellent dedication and teamwork as they played against Christ The Sower Primary School in a friendly game. 

A breakthrough of the oppositions defence gave Will an opportunity to score a goal and take Webber into the lead, with William and Harry teaming up to make an excellent attacking duo.The team kept the pressure on and a couple of minutes later Emilien scored our second goal! A special mention to Reo who was as fast as lightning up and down the pitch, and to Georgia and Daisy who made up our strong defence. 

We look forward to more Hockey at Woughton…

Watch out Messi...Webber's Tom L is Hot on your Heels

Tuesday 19th September 2017
Roving reporter, William Rogers, Year 6 reports.This evening saw the first Year 9 to 11 home football fixture against The Milton Keynes Academy (MKA). 

Although the final score was 11-3 to MKA, the Webber boys played extremely well against a very tall team! We created great chances but their keeper was too strong. However, the three goals that were scored by Tom Loh (2) and Kavin Muhunthan were amazing, especially Tom's goal from the half way line that went in to the top right hand corner. We have a Messi in the school! Watch out!

Kory, Ty, Aaron and Jamie showed great anticipation with their amazing through balls and tackles and not to forget our goal keeper Lionel Fraser who made some astounding saves, as well as letting in 11!

After the match Mr Small was interviewed and he said: 

"The commitment and ability to play on was absolutely outstanding. They never gave up, that's what The Webber is all about." 

When asked who stood out in the team, …

National School Sports Week

National School Sports Week finished at Webber with a Home Run Derby and EYFS completing ‘Power of 3’. They used their PJ Mask superhero powers in different activities!

Prep Day of History

The Prep School this term has been studying Dinosaurs,Vikings, Victorians and World War 2. After a really fun filled Webber Prep Day of History dressed in their specific attire, we all came together for a 1940's tea dance.

National School Sports Week

Here are some photos from lunchtime events taking place as part of National School Sports Week. Students have so far enjoyed chip the golf ball and cross bar challenges!

The Year 5 visit to the Milton Keynes Museum

The Year 5s have been studying the Victorians and today we visited the Milton Keynes Museum to experience what life was like for them.The children experienced how different school life was in Victorian times and how strict the rules were. They could all appreciate how much better school life was today - in particular, no canes. They looked at the lives of both rich and poor families, which gave them a better understanding of what life was really like in the late nineteenth century.

Year 3 Trip to Oxford University Museum of Natural History.

During our trip to the Museum of Natrual History, the children were able to consolidate their knowledge of Dinosaurs and Fossils. All the children had a wonderful day discovering and exploring many 'touchable' exhibits, intriguing drawers to open and 'feely boxes' to explore. We all had a very enjoyable day.

Webber Students Broaden their French skills at the BFI in London

Review from Mr Stephen Johnson, Wednesday 24th May 2017 Today, we ventured out in the glorious sunshine with students from Years 5 & 6 to The British Film Institute in London. The educational study day consisted of several French-language film screenings, with shorts in the morning and a full-length animated movie in the afternoon. Everyone had a great time both watching the films and following up with relevant activities. Students gained a wealth of cultural and linguistic knowledge from the experience. We even had two of our students up on the stage performing some role-plays for the entire audience. The event was a big success, and certainly helped to increase the students' cultural awareness of the Francophone world through the medium of cinema.

Webber Sweeps Three Golds in ISA Athletic Championships

Review by Mrs K Willis, Head of P.E On Friday 12th May, twenty eight Webber students traveled to Bedford International Athletic Stadium to compete in the London North ISA Athletic Championships.

Fortunately, the forecast rain and thunder storms held off as our students shone with their performances  Our top performers; Hugo Jackson, won gold in the 800m and placed second in the high jump, Jaydie Durnford and Irene Coronado Perez, both won gold in the 70m hurdles and 75m hurdles, respectively. In addition to our gold medallists, the following students placed third in their events; Jude Gore, Samantha Gomez, Elliot Balchin-Love and Aaliya Chaudhry.  Congratulations on a fantastic achievement by all students, they really did The Webber Independent School proud, particularly those students who had never competed in an athletics event before.

 We will be back next year aiming for more golds! 

Webber Girls Smashing Rounders Performance

Review by Mrs Katie Willis, Thursday 11th May 2017

The sun was shining for our Year 9 rounders tournament that took place on Thursday evening at Ousedale School. Despite being one player short, the Webber team showcased some brilliant fielding and batting skills throughout the tournament. A special mention must go to Lisa Curtin who scored a rounder on almost every bat she had, with one of her hits making it all the way to the neighbouring rounders pitch! This certainly intimidated all of our opposition and we came away winning three out of the four games we played. Well done to Lisa, Lily, Alison, Irene, Gauri, Steph, Nerea and Steph Liney, who stepped up at the last minute to help us out.

Webber Girls on a Winning Streak

Match review by Mrs Katie Willis, Tuesday 9th May 2017

On Tuesday evening Webber hosted St. Paul's for our second rounders match of the summer term. The Year 7/8 team certainly didn't disappoint. They displayed some superb fielding, managing to keep St. Paul's from scoring more than one rounder in the first innings. This put us at a huge advantage and after some fantastic hits, we were well ahead after the first innings. The girls performance was solid throughout both innings, and it was a well deserved win. Final score 24-4. Well done to Jaydie, Samantha, Sophie, Jaanvi, Aaliya, Elizabeth, Lisa, Lily and Alison.

Webber Independent Students exhibit at #MK50 Scrap Art Exhibition

Article by Ms S Anacootee Wednesday 5th April 2017 As a school we have been using the resources of MK Play Association for many years to create exciting and inventive pieces of art work. The Webber Independent School teaches students across the whole school age range from Reception to A level so everyone has benefited from using MK Play Association’s resources in many different ways. Reception students have used recycled objects and scrap papers to make sculptures and collages. Key Stage 3 students have used cardboard, newspapers and scrap pieces of felt and buttons to create sculptures inspired by Piet Mondrian and Joan Miro. Bits of broken calculators and mobile phones were used to decorate a robot hand. Key Stage 4 students’ creations include newspapers and old apple card containers transformed into a decorated face as well as a scrap brown parcel paper dress that was a GCSE examination final piece.