Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair was a wonderful reading event held in our school this week. The Fair was aimed at raising funds for books and helping to develop a life-long love of reading. Students were able to choose from over 200 top children’s titles from over fifty publishers, which were carefully chosen to reflect all tastes and abilities. Books started from only £2.99, and included exclusive titles that aren't available in the shops or at any other fairs. For every purchased book at the Fair, we will receive books for our school.

"A huge 'thank-you' from me to all the staff, students and parents who came along to our first ever Scholastic Book Fair yesterday. As we are such a small school, it was always going to be difficult to reach the £300 benchmark required in order to win free books for our school; however, I am immensely proud to announce that we surpassed this target on Thursday morning, thus netting us £75 in books!" - Mr. Raw, Assistant Head/Director of Learning (English)

Bikeability

This week Year 7 students at WHS continued the Bikeability cycle training programme. Bikeability is government-recognised, practical and professional training that aims to give everyone the skills and confidence to make an independent journey on busier roads, and was thoroughly enjoyed by the students.

Google Expeditions at Wapping High School!

On Thursday 17 November, Google Expeditions visited Wapping to trial new software and apps with classes in REAL and geography. Expeditions is virtual reality software that students used to visit many places affected by climate change, including the Artic, Venice, the Great Barrier Reef and the Alps. Their teacher was able to point out the aspects of each place that had been impacted by climate change in the virtual world.

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WHS Performance and Exhibition

A curriculum for the 21st century - come and see how a project-based approach enables students to deepen and enhance learning! We would like to invite parents, students and primary schools to our Drama performance and REAL exhibition on Thursday 8 December 2016.

Whether you would like to take advantage of this opportunity to find out more about REAL learning, see a fantastic Drama performance or if your children are wondering about life beyond primary school - this event will be for you!

REAL Projects connect deep subject content with real-world problem solving. Every term Wapping High School organises a REAL exhibition, to ensure that the project-based learning has a real impact on students, since students take more pride in their work when exhibiting it to a public audience.

The REAL learning exhibition will include a wide range of exciting student projects: · launch of a sustainability magazine · tectonics demonstrations · book launch · student debates · display of coded websites

The performance with the title 'The Amazing Adventures of Superstan' will be from 5.00-5.45pm and 6.15-7.00pm.

The event will be free of charge, but donations to support the work of the students would be greatly appreciated. All donations will directly go towards REAL Projects.

Please book your free ticket here.

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Heading for Success!

Congratulations to the Year 11 students who achieved some fantastic results in the national GCSE English pilot that they took part in recently. The English team were delighted to see 75% of students achieve levels 9-5 (A**- C equivalent), with an astonishing 44% awarded grades 9-7 (A**- A equivalent) by the external markers.

In the summer of 2016, the school celebrated its first GCSE results with 100% success rate of A* to B, when 20% of Year 10 students took their Maths GCSE one year early. We very much hope the students will gain confidence from this early success and continue to work hard towards their GCSE exams in May.