Westbourne Seizes the Day

Posted: 26th November 2020

Carpe diem

With blue skies and frosty starts, the week has seen students across the school out and about throughout Penarth, making the very most of the beautiful late autumn weather.

Bay side running races, brilliant boarders basketball club evenings and literary inspired Forest and Beach School sessions in the woods, not a moment was wasted!

Back in the classroom the week has seen a further flurry of Oxbridge interest in Westbourne students, mock exams in full flow and student led Model United Nation debates.

Well done Westbourne for taking every opportunity to excel, you make us beam with pride – Carpe diem in action!

Opportunity abounds

University offers and interview opportunities have continued to flood in this week, with a further University of Cambridge interview secured for talented scientist, Anthony.

Congratulations also to Kinga for securing an interview at Imperial College and to Rhys who received a tremendous 5 out of 5 offers within a week.

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IB2 students, Anthony, Rhys and Kinga

Scenic bay side sprints

The weather may well have turned cooler, however Mrs Allen and our PE team ensured students quickly warmed up with dynamic Saturday basketball club sessions and scenic school day running races down at the Bay!

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PE with a view!

Student led MUN

Student led initiatives are widely encouraged at Westbourne and this week it has been a delight to see Markus, IB1, rising to the challenge, organising the first of IB1’s Model United Nations events.

With organisation already underway for the annual conference, it has been an impressive display of maturity, organisational prowess and team work – well done IB1!

GCSE Scientists

An active week in the lab for our Year 10 biology students as they investigate the effects of light and hormones on plant growth.

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Betsan and Avril measure the results of their experiment

Fun fact finding

Whilst in Year 7, the class took to the Senior School roof terrace to take part in an Antarctica Fact Hunt!

Learning and reinforcing their knowledge regarding the similarities and differences between both poles. Well done, year 7!

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Pupils loved learning outside the classroom

Superb Superworms!

It was Reception and Year 1’s turn to head out to the woods for a literary inspired Forest & Beach School session this week.

With Julia Donaldson’s Superworm story providing the backdrop to the lesson, students discovered some fascinating facts about worms before heading off in search of their own super worm, using rulers to measure and compare their worms!

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Huge smiles, active imaginations and a great way to reinforce learning

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FAB School with Reception and Year 1

Stars of the week
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Big smiles across the Prep School year groups as our ‘All Star’ class photos were taken this week!

A further congratulations go out to this week’s students nominated as their Class Stars, well done all of you for your tremendous hard work!

Year 1 ⭐  Sia – For excellent knowledge and understanding of different coin values in Maths.

Year 2: ⭐ . Bella for her consistent hard work in all areas of the curriculum. Brilliant Bella!

Year 3: ⭐  Bea H for her fantastic efforts in maths this week – incredible work Bea – well done!

Year 4: ⭐ Catrin for her amazing effort whilst working from home. Impressive work, Catrin!

Year 5:⭐  Nadir for completing the additional English tasks EVERY week to such a high standard. Well done, Nadir!

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