Festival of Code 2017


The Essentials

Monday 24th July - Thursday 27th July 10 am until 4pm
  • Participants need to bring a packed lunch and snacks for Monday to Wednesday.
  • Water, squash and fruit will be provided every day.
  • Parents are asked to make a contribution of food for the celebration lunch on Thursday.
  • We recommend that participants bring their own laptops to use during the week. A limited number of Chromebooks may be available to borrow.
  • Festival of Code is back again this year. It is a unique event is for children aged 10 - 18 who want to explore coding and digital technologies.

    It is not a taught event, neither a summer childcare club, but rather an opportunity for enthusiastic youngsters to improve their computer programming and graphic design skills under the guidance of industry experts. During the week children will be supported to build computer programs, computer games and websites, developing amazing technical skills and broadening their knowledge of the digital world. The event will culminate on Thursday afternoon with an opportunity to showcase what they have built to parents, mentors, press, industry and expert judges.

    Festival of Code is run entirely by volunteers. It is not a taught event but rather an opportunity for enthusiastic youngsters to improve their computer programming and graphic design skills under the guidance of industry experts. Complete beginners as well as confident coders and designers are all welcome. The event will also provide the opportunity for children to gain confidence working alongside adults and learn more about possible careers in the fields of engineering and technology. By working together and sharing knowledge, participants will validate their digital skills, learn about teamwork and communication.


    Further information

    Please email festivalofcode@wappinghigh.org for more information.

    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)


    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.