Last week some of our Year 9 students had a very interesting time discovering 'Secret Knowledge' in Oxford. They investigated the science of vision and perspective in the Museum of the History of Science and the Ashmolean Museum.

As well as looking at some inspirational paintings, they also experimented with using a 'Camera Obscura' - a secret device which may have been used to make some of the most important artworks in the world!

After a busy couple of days with the winter weather we haven't had the opportunity to thank and congratulate the cast, crew, band and staff for their excellent performance of Bugsy Malone.

We hope you all enjoyed performing as much as the audience loved watching. We've had some wonderful feedback - thank you!

We are already looking forward to next year...

Year 8 student Rory and his dog, Sonic, have won a bronze and silver medal representing Team GB at the European Open Agility Championships in Luxembourg. He lost out on gold by just a few hundredths of a second.

Well done Rory!

We would all like to congratulate Teri, Year 12 on her success over the weekend in the 'Swim England Synchronised Swimming National Age Group Championships 2017'.

She came 11th in figures, 7th in solo with a 4 point improvement from Multi Regionals, and 2nd in team. Well done!

My name is Millie, I'm in Year 11, and I will be taking part in a project this summer with a few other students from Wallingford School.

In July we will fly out to Tanzania to give much needed help to those in desperate need. We are going with a charity called Go MAD (Go Make A Difference). It was founded by Graham McClure in 1994 and since then he has been taking people out to Africa to do aid work.

After discussions with Mr Willis and the teachers, they have kindly allowed the students to have a non-uniform fundraising day on Friday 5th May to enable us to raise much needed money for the Go MAD charity. We are hoping to raise £1500. There will be a friendly competition between the Houses and the winner will receive a reward from Mr Willis.

 

I have spoken to the students in various assemblies this week about the educational and social aspects of the projects, as I feel it is important to make students aware of the people in Tanzania who are less fortunate than us. I also really want to make them feel involved and know every penny raised is going straight to specific projects such as building water tanks and building goat sheds (as well as buying the goats to live in them!). We will also be playing games with the children, visiting an orphanage, helping in schools, teaching young girls and lots, lots more. Although only a few of us are going, the difference will be made by everyone at Wallingford School getting involved, even by just giving £1.