Welcome back to Westbourne!

Posted: 9th July 2020

A huge ‘Westbourne welcome’ back to school!

This week Westbourne opened its doors once again for our phased return. The aim this week has been getting our students back and settled in to their new routines, the ‘new norm’!

New health and safety measures have been implemented, such as a new one way system around school and temperatures are taken at the door. 

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Our students demonstrating social distancing around school

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PPE and socially distanced classrooms

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Social distancing in the Prep School!

IB Success Stories

A tense weekend for many, as Monday was IB results day. This year was a challenging year for sure, students weren’t able to sit their final exams due to Covid-19. Congratulations to all our students on achieving their IB Diplomas, all are off to university in the UK or overseas.  Some highlights from our Class of 2020:

Matilde (Head Girl), arrived for Pre IB speaking very little English, Matilde excelled at Westbourne. She is off to study Neuroscience in Warwick University.
Fedor will be studying History at York University.
Macy (Westbourne Ambassador) also attending Warwick University to study Neuroscience.
Michelle heads to UCL to study Pharmacology.

We are very proud of you and wish you all the best of luck!

IB success! Clockwise from top; Fedor, Michelle, Matilde and Macy

UCAS Application Day for IB1

Looking towards university, IB1 on Monday enjoyed a UCAS application workshop. First was an Introduction to UCAS and Personal Statement workshop delivered by Mr Pickles, Head of Student Recruitment from the University of Bath. Mrs Tester Jones from our very own  Admissions Department delivered a workshop on how to choose a university and a course. Finally, Mrs Barber and Ms Phillips delivered very informative talks on topics such as applying to Oxbridge, Medicine and applying abroad.

IB1 students now have the daunting task of shortlisting their courses and writing their personal statements over the summer, so that they can be ready to start pulling together their applications in September. 

Oxbridge is the goal for many of our students

Sports stars week!
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Year 1 and 3 enjoying their mini sports day!

The theme this week is Sports Stars! Years 1, 3 and 5 have been treated to a Mini Sports Day this week. Students did the 400m run, 40m sprint, a throw, jumping jacks and much more. Congratulations to Sidonie in Year 1, who was super quick at the 400m! Nils in Year 5 was the fastest in the 500m and the 40m sprint. 

The Sports Stars theme was implemented across teaching, too. Year 3 enjoyed the ruler drop expirement in order to find out their reaction times. If you grab the ruler before 10cm then you’re super speedy!

Years 6, 7, 8 & 9 have all had a lesson of socially distanced kwik cricket. They also played football and a game of ‘long ball!’

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Year 5 mini sports day

Alfie, our Year 3 student wowed us with his homework this week, an interview with his sports hero. They were tasked with choosing a hero and researching questions to ask them. Alfie’s hero is our tennis champion Andy Murray. Have a look at the video he created.













Year 8 very much enjoyed their 2 days in school. Mrs John delivered a fantastic quiz covering everything from music, to history, to celebrities! Each student was responsible for putting together their own round of questions. Congratulations to Preeti who was the victor of the quiz, she won a copy of one of the books on the summer reading list, The Fault in our Stars by John Green. 

Erin playing Kwik cricket and Preeti with her prize!

Prep school enjoy a lunch at the beach
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Packed lunches by the sea

Prep School Stars

Many congratulations to this week’s Stars of the Week!

Year 1: Enid for her brilliant illustrations showing the life of Captain James Cook.

Year 2: Danielle for her brilliant drawing of an elephant.

Year 3: Two stars this week, Harrison and Zak!

Harrison for his excellent newspaper report about the athlete brothers, Johnny and Alistaor Brownlee and their amazing triathlon finish at the World Series in Mexico.

Also Zak for persevering in the Year 3 Mini Sports Day! Zak fell over during the long run cutting his leg, but still decided to compete with an amazing time of 1 minute 21 seconds!

Year 4: Emma for taking on additional Olympic Maths Challenge

Year 5: Charlie for working independently in maths and doing extra research to find the most expensive footballer based on the value of their name.

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Lots of very creative work going on this week! Well done all!

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