We are delighted to share with you our latest newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading about our students' success over this last half-term.
We wish you all a fantastic restful break, and look forward to seeing all students back in school on Wednesday 6th September For Year 7 and 6th Form and Thursday 7th Sept for all other Year groups.
Year 9 Creative Arts
Year 9 have been busy in Creative Arts subjects, making Swiss rolls as part of their topic on raising agents and making passive amplifiers in DT.
Year 7 DT
Year 7 in DT have been making block bots!
Wadham School was presented with their certificate for achieving 100% on all Gatsby Benchmarks, which relate to the quality of Careers Advice and Guidance.
A huge well done to Beth Church for all her hard work in implementing a fantastic careers programme to benefit all students, supported by Simon White, Stuart Shepherd (Governor) and Jason Miles from CITB.
We were very excited to present our school production of Peter Pan. Running over three consecutive nights, our students from all different year groups worked very hard together to put on a spectacular show. A massive well done to all students involved from the Cast to the Crew, we are very proud of all of you!
Dress your Best Day! - 21st June 2023
Year 11 students and tutors came together a final time for Dress Your Best Day. The event was pure class (thank you Year 11) from start to finish and this particular year group will always have a special place in our hearts for embracing all the challenges they have had to cope with in recent years, not least the changes to Wadham School! Year 11 - you’ve always met each challenge with a wry smile and determination to not be beaten – we will miss your spirit and love of life, and wish all of you the very best with your future endeavours.
Wadham Prom 2023
Sports Day - Monday 10th July
The Wadham PE Department were very excited to organise their first Year 7- 10 sports day! This was an all-day inclusive event, with traditional track and field athletics events, as well as fun team activities throughout the day.
Gigantic (210ft!) inflatable assault course!
Tug ‘o’ War
Capture the flag
All students took part in the day and scored House points by doing so.
Students also enjoyed having their face's painted and enjoyed an ice cream from the Ice cream van.
A fun day was enjoyed by all, despite the rain at the very end.
All of our sporting teams have been superb, with 2 teams becoming Area Champions! Well done to all those that took part, you were all amazing.
Shadow Carnegie Judging Panel
Our Shadow Carnegie Judging Panel were delighted to be able to watch the award ceremony live. As shadow judges they joined thousands of young people across the county taking part by shadowing the judging process for the Yoto Carnegie Medals. They read, discussed and reviewed the shortlisted books, and were able to vote for their favourites to win the Shadowers' Choice Award. Being able to watch the ceremony was really fun and the winner might not have been one we voted for, but it is an excellent book. Here are is the link to the winners if you are interested in getting some award winning literature for your family!
Year 10 Geography students visited Lyme Regis to conduct fieldwork for their physical investigation. Students produced their own primary data through field sketches, sediment sampling, and beach profiling to assess the extent to which Lyme Regis is affected by coastal processes. Despite challenging weather conditions, both classes came back with plenty of data!
Year 12 students visited Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove to complete physical and human fieldwork. The weather certainly didn’t let us down and the day was thoroughly enjoyed by all. In the morning, students measured the profile of the beach and sampled sediment at Durdle Door. Later in the afternoon, they conducted questionnaires with members of the public, completed environmental quality and land use surveys, and drew field sketches, to test whether Lulworth Cove is a ‘honeypot site’ for tourists. A big thank-you goes to Mr Jackson for driving us there and back in the minibus.
Technology Tournament - Friday 7th July
Students from Years 7,8 and 10 took part in a Technology Tournament held by Crewkerne Rotary Club hosted at Wadham School. Students had to create a self-powered vehicle having started the day with a ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ assortment of items. Whilst we did not produce any winners against the 3 other schools taking part, our students had a fun day and met the challenge with logical thinking and enthusiasm. Well done!
Activity Days - Last Week of Term
We decided to go big and students have risen to the challenge.
Whether onsite or off, it's been great for students and staff to come together outside of the formal classroom to complete a range of tasks, activities, trips and experiences.
Immediate feedback has been positive, and will help us plan something similar again next year. For now, we're delighted to share some of the positive events students completed this week.
Wednesday was another busy activities' day for those in school, with a careers focus. We welcomed Mike and Jack from Bath University who spoke to year 7's, 8's and 9's and ran activities with them. We also had Caroline and Mark from the NHS speaking to the students about the huge variety of jobs within the NHS. Thank you to Bath and the NHS for giving up their time to be at Wadham.
Trip to Huish Woods
Year 7 have returned from their camping trip to Huish Woods. They all had a fantastic time, enjoying lots of activities, including climbing, shooting and archery. They also had a visit from a fish and chip van and an ice-cream van!
I think it is safe to say they all had a fabulous time.
Trip to Woodlands
The weather has been kind to Year 8 and 9 at Woodlands over the last few days. Students pitched tents in great spirits and have been enjoying the rides and activities in the sun. Our students have been a credit to the school, and it's been great to see them enjoying themselves.
If any of our recent Year 11 leavers have any unform or revision guides that they no longer need, please can we ask that they are kindly donated back to the school. Please bring to reception if you wish to donate.
We wish you all a fantastic Summer break, and we look forward to seeing the students back in school on: