Field trips and secret missions..the week at Westbourne

Posted: 17th May 2019

Biology in the field…

We have now completed another full week IB exams – so very well done to all those students who are hard at work….just one more week to go! 

This week also marked the start of the GCSE exam season, so again, best of luck to all who are involved.

Whilst IB2 and Year 11 test themselves under exam conditions, IB1, under Mr Tucker’s leadership have headed off to the field studies centre in Dale, West Wales for three days of intensive biology and fieldwork.

Thus far they have tried to estimate the crab population under Dale pontoon, learned sampling techniques, studied the ecology of a rocky shore investigating how the distribution of organisms varied up the shoreline and studied salt marsh ecology, we’re assured they’ve also had some time to relax and unwind with a game of pool at the end of each day!

Dale Fort. Located at the end of Dale Peninsular and projected onto the entrance of Milford Haven, it is a well-preserved example of a Palmerston Fort. It provided a great base for our students, not only have fun, but also learn.
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IB Scientists put their skills to the test!

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Studying a blenny, a common rockpool fish

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Plastic Free Penarth

In our idyllic location by the sea, protecting the environment is a cause close to all our hearts, this week has seen Prep Head Girl and School Council leaders, alongside parents, pupils and teachers represent the school at the Plastic Free Penarth evening, held at Penarth Pier.

A fantastic opportunity to not only celebrate the great work the whole Penarth community has undertaken to counter single-use plastic but also an opportunity for students to mingle with an Olympic medal winner….more on that via this link.

A message from our Prep School Head Boy, George and Prep School Head Girl, Jessica….please bring reusable water bottles into school…let’s keep Westbourne free of single-use plastic water bottles – thank you.

“It seems like something small, but actually it would make a big difference.”

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Remember your water bottles!

Teacher appreciation & tadpoles!

Assembly in the Prep School was a little different this week. Year 5 pupils went on a secret mission to write about a teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week. Each pupil talked about a member of staff and why they thought they were so great.

They certainly brought a tear to a few teachers eyes!

Also this week, as part of their Lifecycle topic, Reception welcomed the arrival of tadpoles to join their class throughout the term. They had a great time learning and exploring the stages of the lifecycle and monitoring for any changes. In their assembly, they shared all of this knowledge and even recited at tadpole poem!

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Tadpole arrival!

Little Westbourne

The transport topic continues this week at Little Westbourne. Learning was extended through more real-life experiences!

The children enjoyed paying the conductor and loved looking out of the window, listening to the sounds of the train. They continued this learning by role-playing a train station. Next week, they will be exploring a new type of transport.

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Tickets at the ready for the train conductor!

Performing in the community

Some of our budding musicians went to Ty Gwyn Nursing Home to perform this week. They were fantastic and the residents loved listening to them. They did the school proud!

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Plus Points
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Well done Glyndwr!

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