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PICTURES DECEMBER 14 OUR TERM IN www whitleybayhighschool org 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 1 03 12 2014 13 01
PICTURES  DECEMBER    14  OUR TERM IN  www.whitleybayhighschool.org 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14.indd 1  03 12 2014 ...
SSIA RU TRIP In October half term a group of students and teachers from Whitley Bay High School visited Russia to learn more about the rich and complex history of the country Will McPherson 13SMD gives us an account of his experience Going to Russia with the school was one of the greatest adventures I have had so far The trip started with a very early 4am ight from Newcastle to Amsterdam before we caught another plane on to Moscow After a long day of travelling we nally arrived at the imposing Soviet era Cosmos Hotel Over the next few days we took in the stunning scenery of Moscow including such sights as St Basil s Cathedral the Kremlin and the Red Square plus a number of memorials and decorative metro stations Moscow is de nitely a city to be seen at night when all the iconic landmarks are illuminated We ended our time in Moscow by leaving the city on an overnight train which took us to St Petersburg Despite being different from Moscow and arguably more traditional St Petersburg was still a sight to behold We visited many of the palaces once owned by the Tsars and we were dazzled by the gold leaf that seemed to cover every inch of the interior of the palaces For me the trip to Russia was an unforgettable experience and I would thoroughly recommend that everyone should visit if they get the chance if only to see the amazing scenery I think that the most enjoyable aspect of the trip for me personally was being in Russia with all the other students and sharing these great moments together 2 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 2 www whitleybayhighschool org 03 12 2014 13 02
SSIA RU TRIP In October half term, a group of students and teachers from Whitley Bay High School visited Russia to learn m...
Our Term in Pictures December 2014 Geography Field Trip Recently Y12 students from the Geography department went on a eld trip to Seaton Sluice to test out theories about sand dunes For some of the groups the weather was distinctly rubbish and Alex Calder 12MPM was one of the students who braved the inclement conditions He tells us about his trip On the trip we used different types of geographical equipment and methods like transects and quandrats to look at the height of the dunes the vegetation coverage and also the pH of the sand Now we are looking at our ndings and trying out different ways of presenting this information I really enjoyed going out and doing eld work Luckily for us the weather wasn t too bad and unlike the other group of students we didn t get soaked Another student Laura Baty 12SG said It was a really useful experience because I feel like it has put all the things we ve learned about into context It was a fun day out for everyone and I think the funniest moment was getting stuck in all the vegetation Edinburgh Art Trip As part of the AS A2 Art course students are expected to research and look at the work of contemporary artists Looking in books and browsing the internet cannot match the magical experience that a rst hand encounter offers We went to several different galleries aroun d Edinburgh and my favourite was the National Portrait Gallery It was just really cool to see all the different styles of art and if you didn t like one of them you could just move on until you found one that you did like I think going on the Art trip has opened my eyes to different styles I d never thought about before and made me think about all the different things you can do with art We did also get some time to explore the city on our own and we decided to pop into the Fudge House It was all very delici ous Joe Lawrence 12DBC With this in mind we took our students to a selection of galleries in Edinburgh the National Portrait Gallery the Scottish National Gallery and the beautiful City Art Centre Some of our celebrity sightings included Tilda Swinton and Billy Connolly who have been immortalised in a lively exhibition by Scottish artist John Byrne All galleries are set against the breathtaking historical landscape of Edinburgh which only added to the excitement and enriched their experience Miss Tyley Art Technician 0191 200 8800 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 3 3 03 12 2014 13 02
Our Term in Pictures   December 2014  Geography Field Trip Recently, Y12 students from the Geography department went on a ...
Y10 Bridge Project Students studying BTEC Engineering at the school took part in a bridge building workshop with representatives from the Institution of Civil Engineers ICE The students worked together in teams to put construct viable bridge models from the materials provided and one of their models is pictured here Liam Burns 10DJL said It was a dif cult task at rst because we had to connect all the parts together correctly but it was amazing to see the nished product and what we managed to build Jed Payne 10ST also took part in the workshop and he said The day was really well organised and I enjoyed doing the activities Y12 Engineering A group of aspiring engineers in Year 12 visited Newcastle University for the launch of the Engineering Education Scheme a national project designed to link groups of students from schools all around the country with local companies to work on real scienti c engineering and 4 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 4 technological problems Students from over twenty schools around the North East attended the event where they did activities to develop their project management and team working skills as pictured here www whitleybayhighschool org 03 12 2014 13 02
Y10 Bridge Project  Students studying BTEC Engineering at the school took part in a bridge building workshop with represen...
Sports Round Up Our Term in Pictures December 2014 Cranston s Champs Take the Trophy One of Whitley Bay High School s netball teams was recently crowned U16 champions in the North Tyneside netball tournament The school was represented by Victoria Shepherd Goal Keeper Katy Matthews Goal Attack Hazel Smith Centre Jarine Bushra Goal Shooter Emily Davis Wing Attack Hannah Saunders Wing Defence Megan Butler Goal Defence Tilly Whitelock Centre and Josie Glascott Wing Attack Defence All of the students are in Year 11 and have played netball for the school since Year 9 Hazel Smith 11JMB writes about the experience Going into the tournament we weren t sure about our chances of winning the title because we were due to play Marden High School s team They are our strongest opposition and our local rivals so the match between us was pretty tense but we have a reputation for being one of the strongest teams and we came out on top Over the course of the tournament we beat all the teams in the local area and scored 52 goals collectively We are very proud to say that we haven t lost a match as a team since Year 9 cranstonschamps Sixth Form Footballers Top the Table In other sports news Mr Clark s U19 football team are having a great season so far At the time of going to print the team is sitting at the top of the league and far above local rivals Monkseaton Josiah Riley 12MPM is the team s leading goal scorer so far as well as providing the greatest number of assists The team is also through to the second round of the Chronicle Cup having put in a barnstorming performance against Churchill Community College Noah Summers 13IAC netted two goals during the game and was given Man of the Match 0191 200 8800 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 5 5 03 12 2014 13 02
Sports Round Up   Our Term in Pictures   December 2014  Cranston   s Champs Take the Trophy  One of Whitley Bay High Schoo...
Remembrance Day To mark one hundred years since the start of World War One a special commemorative service was held at the school on Remembrance Day The whole school was involved with drama and music performances taking place before the outside ceremony which featured marching from cadets and the laying of wreaths and the new commemorative garden was unveiled The garden features crosses representing each of the local servicemen who died in the war Children from four rst schools and two middle schools watched a short drama performance given by talented students from Whitley Bay High School Students read out letters from servicemen who fought in the World Wars and the recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as letters from their families and loved ones The true loss and devastation of war was highlighted when it was revealed that of all six servicemen who wrote letters only one survived The performances were emotional as the men talked of missing their families and home and facing the truth that the arrival of their letter meant they had not survived 6 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 6 This was followed by the outdoor service with involvement from Navy Air Army and St John s Ambulance cadets the school choir and the school band The mood was sombre as two trumpeters played the Last Post and proud cadets saluted as a mark of respect during the two minute silence observed by everyone on site even as it began to rain A poignant performance of Abide With Me from Robert Wilson Baker 12HEH was followed by a heartfelt rendition of the Military Wives Choir song Wherever You Are which was performed by a quartet of Sixth Form girls Jess Ivison 13KJE commented It was a pleasure to be a part of the remembrance service I believe it is important to show respect for our country s fallen soldiers and those still ghting today It was wonderful to see the whole school come out and get involved in the service and learn about such a huge part of our country s history and to pay their respects to all soldiers who served then and who still serve today Emily Davey 13SMD www whitleybayhighschool org 03 12 2014 13 02
Remembrance Day    To mark one hundred years since the start of World War One, a special commemorative service was held at...
Our Term in Pictures December 2014 WBHS Remembrance Garden This half term has seen the creation of a new Remembrance garden in the quad to commemorate the loss of life during WWI and also to remember those soldiers from the local area who lost their lives ghting for the country The garden was designed by students from Miss Britland s Enquiry Based Learning project in the summer Following on from visits to other war memorials the students developed a number of designs for the garden and together they chose the best one Their nal design is pictured below The new Remembrance garden has a wreath of living owers at its heart Each plant has been selected for its signi cance and meaning such as rosemary for remembrance and pink roses for friendship With the help of Dominique the school s groundsman it will feature owering plants all year round Anne Wu 10AKH who was part of the group that worked on the project said I feel really happy and proud to see our idea come to life I think by having the wreath of owers it will help us to remember all year round not just those men and women who died in the war but those who came back injured and their families as well In the centre of the wreath is a dedication to the soldiers of WWI This dedication was written by the students and engraved by Miss Levin The crosses placed in the garden each signify a local serviceman who fought and died in WWI During the Enquiry Based Learning project the students came up with the idea of encouraging the whole school to learn more about the impact of WWI on the local area and so each tutor group worked together to research and learn more about these servicemen As a result we now feel we know personally some of those men who make up the shockingly impersonal statistics of WWI 0191 200 8800 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 7 7 03 12 2014 13 03
Our Term in Pictures   December 2014  WBHS Remembrance Garden This half term has seen the creation of a new Remembrance ga...
Comic Manga Club Miss No l runs the school s Comic and Manga Club It meets every Monday night after school in the Library Here she tells us about the club years The Comic and Manga Club has been running for seven this is my third year in charge of organising it I really and e who enjoy running the club because it is a group for peopl and graphic novels enjoy comics manga the It is an opportunity for students to spend time in people where you can chat about company of like minded comics and the things you like and don t like in the world of es and students manga Often we talk about the new releas come can recommend books to one another Students who new manga books and graphic novels for along can select lling Man in the Library stock and last year we went to Trave Newcastle to choose these developing We do lots of drawing and students can work on which are showcased new characters and stories some of out in in the Literature Festival magazine when it comes r Every week there are different activities that the summe phere students can do and it is just a really lovely atmos and be creative where students can have fun is the variety My favourite thing about Comic and Manga Club you can do like reading or drawing and reviewing of stuff ng and manga books and doing quizzes I really like drawi characters coming up with my own Libby Ivison 9ADR e who have Comic Club is a great place to hang out with peopl similar interests Jack Sutherland 10KFK Computing Club Run by Mr Johnson the school s Computing Club offers students the chance to learn new programming skills The students have built a website www wbhs co uk where they can upload the files they ve developed and see how they work live on the web Each week the students learn a new skill and take part in challenges for chocolate I decided to come along to Computing Club because I want to learn about how to programme I think it s really important because technology moves on so fast and I want to stay ahead of the game I would like to use the skills that I learn to build my own website Kai Latz Greener 9LPW I really enjoy doing stuff with computers and I have done a bit of programming at home but I wanted to do more I really like learning about different types of code and working out solutions to problems Harry James 10ASJ I want to study ICT at GCSE and I think doing all of the stuff at Computing Club will help me prepare for this Outside of school I really like gaming and I think that all the activities we do with Mr Johnson help me understand how computers work Simeon Sayer 9SAC 8 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 8 www whitleybayhighschool org 03 12 2014 13 03
Comic   Manga Club Miss No  l runs the school   s Comic and Manga Club. It meets every Monday night after school in the Li...
Our Term in Pictures December 2014 Students Take to the Stand A team of Sixth Form students represented the school in the annual Bar Mock Trial competition which took place on Saturday 22nd November This competition gives students from around the country a unique insight into the workings of the British legal system as well as experience of a courtroom setting Students take on the roles of barristers witnesses court staff and jurors and compete against other schools in a live format with one team prosecuting and the other defending Mr Brettell one of the staff who worked with the team has written about the competition Firstly the staff would like to say congratulations to the team who worked so hard and represented the very best of Whitley Bay High School in competition It is impossible to single any student out of the crowd for their effort commitment and enthusiasm We all had a superb time preparing for it and the day itself was one to remember when the whole team shone On behalf of all the staff involved we would like to say thank you to all the students for making it such a fun experience I wanted to get involved in the Mock Trial competition because I was really interested in the subject material which was a court case looking at rioting and civil disobedience I took the role of the prosecution witness and I took to the stand to provide evidence against the suspect It was a really fantastic experience and I couldn t believe how smoothly the whole day ran and how professional it felt We competed against twelve other schools from around Tyne and Wear and came third overall which is a great achievement Cameron Ogilvie 12JEB It was a brilliant experience that I won t forget I am interested in pursuing a career in law and I think being part of the Mock Trial competition has given me a better understanding of the legal process as well as helping me develop important skills like communication Brodie Mulvaney 12SG The West End Comes to Whitley Bay Hold on to your hats because this year s musical is Lionel Bart s classic Oliver Taking place from 3rd to 5th February in A Block Hall audiences will be treated to a spectacular performance of this West End hit featuring all of the best known songs including Oompah Pah I d Do Anything and Food Glorious Food So Consider Yourself invited to the highlight of Whitley Bay s theatrical calendar and keep your eyes peeled for more information and ticket news but just to whet your appetite here is a sneak peak of the cast rehearsals 0191 200 8800 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 9 9 03 12 2014 13 03
Our Term in Pictures   December 2014  Students Take to the Stand  A team of Sixth Form students represented the school in ...
ystery Night Murder M This year six Year 13 students from Whitley Bay High School have been involved in several murder mystery performances at Whitley Bay Library The students who took part in the performances are Aidan Walker David Jackson Ellie Armstrong Jess Ivison Rosa Garland and Ross Whyatt They rehearsed monologues which were written in the style of traditional detective stories by local crime writer Ann Cleeves and performed them at the library in front of an avid audience of local people Everyone was rapt by the students performances and after a brief interlude featuring a crime themed quiz the audience was asked to answer the question of Who did it After the success of the rst mystery evening in July the students were asked to perform again in October with a different script This time the story was set in a remote Shetland hotel where the body of a visiting business woman was found in the Library Both the students and the members of the public thoroughly enjoyed this interactive experience which brought people of the community together in a fun and relaxed atmosphere By Miss No l WBHS School Ambassadors Commit Random Acts of Kindness One of our school ambassadors Imogen Green 13CEA tells us more The school ambassador scheme is a way of improving links with the local community and as part of this we were challenged to commit random acts of kindness Mr Clark let some of us loose in Whitley Bay public library armed with little notes like Have a nice day From WBHS which we then slipped into books at random The idea was that people would nd the notes when they took the book out and hopefully spread a little cheer Previously we have done things like a litter pick and next we will be working with local charities to do some new projects I am really happy I applied to become a school ambassador because it is a lovely way of giving something back and spend more time in the community 10 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 10 www whitleybayhighschool org 03 12 2014 13 03
ystery Night Murder M This year, six Year 13 students from Whitley Bay High School have been involved in several murder my...
Our Term in Pictures December 2014 Al e Blincowe wins a prestigious award A former Whitley Bay High School student Al e Blincowe has won a prestigious award from the United Nations for a video he made promoting the organisation s recent education initiatives Al e who is studying screenwriting and creative writing at the University of Central Lancashire Uclan made a video about how the United Nations has managed environmental issues in Fiji He wrote directed and edited the lm and was assisted by fellow Uclan students to translate the script into French and Chinese subtitles Al e s lm beat entries from students all around the world and he was invited to the UNESCO world conference on education for sustainable development to pick up his trophy Mr Bland taught Al e for Media Studies during his time at Whitley Bay High School and he said It s a fantastic achievement and we are all really proud of Al e Mr Convery worked with Al e a lot when he was in Sixth Form and he is delighted by Al e s success Al e always had a passion for screenwriting and he worked incredibly hard outside of school to produce his own screenplay whilst he was in Year 13 which was in itself absolutely brilliant I am thrilled to see him win recognition for his talent and hard work and I am sure he will have a long and successful career ahead of him You can watch Al e s winning video on his website http al eblincowe wordpress com 0191 200 8800 119089_WBHS_Term_In_Pictures_DEC14 indd 11 11 03 12 2014 13 04
Our Term in Pictures   December 2014  Al   e Blincowe wins a prestigious award  A former Whitley Bay High School student, ...
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