Author: Waddesdon School

COVID-19: Coronavirus Update

Here you will find everything you need to know in relation to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and how it affects schools. You will also see what we as a school are doing about it. NEED MORE?For more information, head to our letters page.Letters Page6 September Update Covid-19 Risk Assessment September, 2021 Outbreak Contingency Plan September, [...]

Musical Showcase 2021: SHOW TIME

After lockdowns and delays, at last we had the opportunity to enjoy our Musical Showcase and to be blown away by the talent, skill and hard work of our performers and musicians. Year 8’s Elsie and Year 12’s Hannah, who both took part, tell us more. The musical showcase has helped me learn many new [...]

Race To The Top

We’ve recently had several meetings of our “We Need To Talk About Racism” group. Year 12’s Savannah tells us more about who the group are and what they and the school hope to achieve together.  Due to the wide-reaching impacts of racism in society, our school has established a group called ‘We Need to Talk [...]

YOU’RE FRIED: Food Apprentice

Our students in year 9 Food have been getting ready to take part in the Apprentice, creating dishes suitable for sale in a supermarket as ready meals. Next, they’ll make a sales pitch before a panel of food experts (teachers!) to see who’s the icing on the cake, and who gets the chop.  "This term [...]

Year 8 Self-Expression Art

Year 8 developed the skills of self-expression in their Art in a time of Covid and non-specialist classrooms. In this article Emily and Frances explain the processes and ideas behind their work.  First the detailed self-portrait in graphite  In Art we started looking at different emotions and facial features. We were taught how to draw [...]

Leaders in the Field: TriGolf

A group of our Year 12s have been on a leadership skills course, and they have been telling us how much they have enjoyed using what they learned to run sports festivals for children. Every year, the Year 12 students have the option of signing up for a leadership course called. the C.S.L.A. This stands for [...]

Hot Shots: Oxford Photography Trip

Our Year 10 photographers travelled to Oxford to be inspired among the spires. Lola, Alfie, Daisy and Mac sum up their day. On the 9th of June, year 10 GCSE photography students went on a trip to Oxford, with the aim of coming back with 4 photoshoots, and I think I can speak for everyone [...]

Think Positive

Former student Alice makes Positivity Boxes to send to those in the community who suffer with mental health issues. She tells us more about the project, and about how you can help. My name is Alice, I am 17 years old and currently studying level 2 childcare. I started making positivity packages as I am [...]

A Bot’s Life: Essay

Should robots and AI have the same rights that people have? Year 12’s Em recently considered this in an essay for a competition, for which she was shortlisted for a national prize.  “Should robots have rights? Why or why not” The problem of robots and humanity is an idea that has infatuated the media and [...]

Spirit in Motion

Our Year 9 Graphic Designers have been working with the National Paralympic Heritage Trust to celebrate the rich history of the Paralympics through design. Emie, James, Leola, Flick and Ellie tell us about being part of this exciting project. Throughout the course of the summer term, the year 9 Graphics students were given the exciting [...]