Westbourne Weekly

Posted: 23rd September 2019

Another busy Westbourne Week

An exciting new project has been taking place in the past few weeks at Westbourne School and we would like to extend a huge thank you to all the students and staff who volunteered to take part.  Showcasing one of our biggest strengths when it comes to education – our highly supportive community, we’ve taken advantage of some great late summer weather to shoot our new school film.

Whilst we also made sure to include the beautiful surroundings of Penarth, shot some footage at the Penarth Pier and even went to Cardiff Bay, the stars of the film were undoubtedly the staff and students.

Cardiff Private School in Bay

Showcasing one of our favourite locations!

The film will be ready soon enough and we can’t wait to share it with you. Keep an eye out on our social media channels for more details!

Plastic-free Penarth

Our support of the Plastic Free Penarth campaign continues, with our beautiful location, by the sea, students are ever so aware of the rising issue that plastic pollution poses.

This is why this week, two of our students, Marco from IB2 and Megan from Year 7,  attended the first meeting of the term with Surfers Against Sewage and Plastic-free Penarth, contributing with ideas in a discussion with teachers from several other schools in the area.

On Wednesday they also presented their thoughts on the issue at our weekly assembly and encourage their fellow students to be mindful of the amount of plastic they bring into the school and how it gets recycled. They shared the scary statistics that 8,000 000 pieces of plastic enter our oceans daily and encouraged everyone to speak to their friends and family and spread that message.

Read their speech from assembly below:

Westbourne School participating in Plastic Free Penarth

Working towards making Penarth Plastic Free
“What an evening I have just had! Plastic-free Penarth – here we come! Having just attended a multi-school meeting on how we can help save our planet, I am full of ideas and raring to go. I need your backing and your help. Let’s clean up the beaches in the community we live, and reduce the 8,000 000 pieces of plastic that end up in our oceans DAILY. Along with community leaders, we need to get the message out there. Educate our parents, families and friends. The time has come to ditch the plastic. Every one of us can take action and have single-use items in their life. It’s all about making the difference, to save the world we live in. I want to make Westbourne a leading example of how a little action can go a long way. I can’t wait for the next meeting and hope to take the news of how we are going to progress this world-wide issue.”
Beach school time for Year One

We always try and make the most of our idyllic location by the sea. From After School Clubs in the Bay (see main news image) to Beach School now launched across the Prep School, you can find more about here. This week it was Year 1’s turn to explore the shore – and what wonderful weather we had for it!

Westbourne School Beach School

The shoreline was the perfect place for a lot of investigations

They began their session by finding items to use for a counting task, adding up in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. They were quickly distracted and engrossed with investigating all that the shoreline had to offer from building damns and discovering small creatures.

Let’s hope that all their future sessions will benefit from the same lovely weather!

Westbourne School Beach School

Children enjoyed exploring the shore and the sunny day out
Home Nations Tennis Success

Westbourne School pupil tennis player wins a trophy

Congratulations Felix!

Huge congratulations to Felix from Year 8 who represented Wales on the prestigious annual Junior Home Nations competition.The 12U, 14U and 18U age groups played as a team against the Irish, Scottish and English teams.

Felix, who is currently in top 20 of tennis players in the UK for his age group, went home with the trophy, after what was reportebly a very challenging game.

Young Scientists!

Westbourne School pupils during a science project

Students were cheering for one another as they took turns to test their project.

Year 10 got to put in practice all the theory they learned in science class. Their task was to construct a balloon and drop it from the rooftop terrace. It was a lovely task that engaged pupils and made the process a little bit more fun.

All School Open Day

We warmly welcome new and existing parents, to our All School Open Day next Thursday 3rd October.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to discover more about the next stage in your child’s education, whether it is discussing the IB Sixth Form or the transition from Prep through to the Senior School, all welcome. 9.30am start.

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