An introductory evening for next year's Wapping High School students saw a packed St George-in-the-East host a meeting with Headteacher, Paul Guénault. Eager and excited Year 6 students in equal numbers of boys and girls came with their parents to get their first taste of being part of the school. The year group is fully subscribed and reflects the full diversity of Tower Hamlets. You can see the information booklet they received here.
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Wapping High's team of Digital Leaders attended a KidsMeet at BETT 2013, an international education technology conference held at the Excel Centre.
The seven students interviewed to become Digital Leaders in November. The post sees them help Wapping High students with computing and IT-related issues, as well as working with other students to improve the use of technology in other schools.
Read about the story in the students' own words by clicking here.
Wapping High launched the pilot of its Online Learning Day on Tuesday 22nd January when snow forced the school to close its buildings.
Students were able to log on from home and work with teachers remotely in a collaborative, online environment.
Signing in to an online register saw more students attend and able to work than had been possible the previous day, where snow and illness kept many students at home.
Students and Staff at Wapping High travelled to the O2 Arena to take part in a Guinness World Record challenge for the most number of Rubik's cubes solved in half an hour. The event was hosted by DePaul UK, a charity that helps young homeless people in the UK, and was attended by nearly 2000 students and staff from schools across London and the UK. The old record of 937 was blown away as Guinness Officials awarded a New World Record of 1414 people solving Rubik's cubes in half an hour. Wapping High students were amongst the first to solve cubes, with some taking as little as 90 seconds to solve their cube.