Y8 Bulletin 03.05.24


A well done is in order for all the Year 8s that took part in the RE Buddhist Trip. With our last group having attended this Tuesday, it was great to hear such positive feedback from the staff. The leaders of the RE trip all stated that the students were very well behaved and their attitude to the learning was exemplary. It was warming to hear that the students took the trip very seriously and asked a number of questions showing strong interest in the Buddhist way of life. Thank you to all the staff involved in the trip, I know the students were very appreciative. This week I delivered an assembly about online safety. The digital world has been a theme of our assemblies this calendar year as both Mr Isted and Ms Tongue have looked at topics that relate to students interacting with the online space. The presentation focused on the rules surrounding the sharing of images as well as the digital footprint we all leave. We discussed how once something is out online, it becomes out of our control. As always I encourage parents to speak to their children about these issues, they are good conversations to have as they are issues that do affect children and adults. A very big congratulations must go towards 8EFR and their recent charity work. They have been great role models and were able to organise a fundraising day. They showed great leadership and organised a range of fun events for the Year 7s to get involved in. I was very impressed by the number of cake sales that were provided and sold by the students. A big thank you to Ms French for organising this event amidst a busy week. It is also worth mentioning the wonderful art exhibition that took place on Tuesday at the end of the day. I saw a few Year 8s attend the event as they viewed the incredible work of the Year 11 Art classes. I hope it inspired many future artists in Year 8 to consider the subject for GCSE. Looking forward we must make mention of the Bank holiday on Monday 6 May. The school will not be open to students. I hope students have a nice rest over the extended weekend. Also parents are reminded that on Wednesday 7 May students should not come in for P1 and P2 as we will be hosting our Year 11 leavers assembly and saying our final goodbyes before they go on study leave. Students are therefore expected to arrive during break time, ready for P3.



Please contact us with any queries or problems you may have. To get in touch with a member of staff from your child’s year group, you can: Send an email to KS3@waldegravesch.org Or you can contact the school via phone by calling: 02088943244 WALDEGRAVE SCHOOL Fifth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5LH HOW TO CONTACT YEAR 8 HEAD OF YEAR AND TUTORS ‘The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ by Suzanne Collins The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes is the prequel to the popular Hunger games series. This book follows the story of a young President Snow (or Corialanus Snow, as he is called in the book). The story features the 11th Hunger games and focuses on the surprising talent of District 12’s tribute, Lucy Gray. If you like the dystopian genre and lots of action, this book is a ‘must read’! To me, the themes of friendship and betrayal were very strongly portrayed. I liked how the story progressed and the very shocking ending really stayed with me. With the release of the movie last year you can watch it, too! ~ Recommended by Ada (7PUN)

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