A big thank you and a well done to the representatives from Year 10 who presented their assembly this week – on March 8th this week the world celebrates “International Women’s Day 2020”. We strive at Westbourne to offer a global citizen experience for all our students in an environment that allows equality and consistency for everyone. The occasion was described beautifully and without prejudice to the audience, as the event celebrates not only the incredible achievements of women all around the world, such as the incredible work done by Greta Thunberg to highlight the issues surrounding climate change, but raises awareness against bias and takes action towards equality. It was an incredibly i important assembly handled and presented brilliantly with subtlety and care.
This week also celebrated “World Book Day” on 5th March – staff decorated their doors with illustrations from their favorite books, and we saw classics such as scenes from “1984” and students spent lesson 1 reading excerpts from their current books.
Always good to report on our sporting teams, especially when they win and even better when they succeed against local rivals Stanwell. Well done to the senior football team, winning 2-1 against a touch opponent on Thursday afternoon. It would be unfair to single individuals, but I am incredibly proud of any of our students who represent us at any event – bravo lads!
Dr Gerard Griffiths
To celebrate World Book Day our teachers have been decorating their classroom doors with themes from their favourite books. Below are some of the lovely art decors we had around the school today!
Congratulations to Ms Double and her year 9 class for winning the challenge with their Alice in Wonderland door.
We also took the opportunity to spend the first 30 minutes of the first lesson to read quietly.
Thsi week Westbourne Prep had its Eisteddfod competitions! Eisteddfod is a Welsh festival of literature, music and performance that dates back to at least the 12th century. Westbourne Prep students were given the stage to show off their incredible talents and were beyong impressed with all of their artistic abilities.
We spent the morning with UWC Atlantic College discussing the topic of global warming and climate change.
To fundraise for their 24-hour Anti Slavery Run, an intiaitive that IB students are doing for their CAS, senior students are putting on an entertainment evening tonight with a haunted house, hide and seek and many more fun activities going on around the school campus.