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COUNTY CHAMPIONS!!!!

County champs

Having worked so hard as a team since September - coming to all training sessions and taking part in matches, both the Central Venue League tourna-ment and organised friendlies, eight Year 9 girls went into their U14 County Competition on Tuesday (8th November) evening with determination, enthusi-asm and excitement!

There were 16 teams that had entered this county tournament, with everyone being split into four sec-tions. West Bridgford knew they had to win their section in order to progress any further as there were no runner-up spots available this year. With their strong-minded will and positive mind set from the beginning they went on to beat South Wolds, Emmanuel and Joseph Whitaker to progress into the semi-finals, where they were to meet Nottingham Girls High School. Due to the girls’ eagerness and focus they secured a convincing win over them, resulting in them getting into the finals- which turned out to be against Rushcliffe!

Over the past two years in Years 7 and 8, West Bridgford have always come second to Rushcliffe in netball fixtures – however having beaten them already this season in a warm up competition (which the girls also secured gold medals in), they knew they had it in them to do it again.

The final was fought after, with the win up for grabs by either team at half time, despite Bridgford having the edge, leading by one goal. Again with the sheer determination West Bridgford fought hard to keep their lead in the second half and didn’t disappoint. They ended up winning the game by two goals – with the final score being 7-5!

This is a fantastic achievement for the girls – not only becoming U14 County Champions, but also because it means they are through to the Regional Netball Tournament in Janu-ary joining the U16 and U19 teams who also progressed through earlier in the year.

 

WEST BRIDGFORD SCHOOL SHINES ON NEW COMPARISON WEBSITE

The Department for Education has just released its revamped data comparison website, allowing parents to easily compare the performance of schools, using more sophisticated measures than just a ‘raw’ GCSE score. The West Bridgford School, Nottinghamshire’s best performing non-selective, state funded school, was delighted to see both the types of school it is ‘compared with’ nationally by the Department for Education and confirmation of its local standing. To see our school listed in the middle of the best schools in the country is a testament to the work of the staff and pupils. The table also shows no other School of this type, within 75 miles, performs better than The West Bridgford School.

Click here to view the full table of schools deemed ‘similar’ to  West Bridgford.

https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/school/similar/136628?phase=ks4

Year 11 Revision

The moment has arrived. Year 11 have reached their final day and celebrations have been had, and I am sure they will continue into the evening. As promised a comprehensive revision timetable has been produced and all students have received a paper copy today. This timetable will be updated as and when necessary and can be found in several locations; Website by clicking here, Intervention Page on Moodle and a copy has been sent out via Parentmail.
 

The Wilford Voice

The Wilford Voice - Lizzy Smith
 
The Wilford Voice is something that the Wilford Primary School has held for a couple of years and is a great opportunity for children ages 4-11 to take part in a singing competition through the school. I felt very privileged when a friend of mine, who goes to my church (Jill Edmonds), asked me to go to The Wilford Voice 2016 and be a judge and sing for the whole school. Jill Edmonds has worked at the school for 20 years; she is a music teacher at Wilford School and has helped me a lot personally, especially with confidence.
 
The Wilford Voice 2016 was wonderful! All of the singers were amazing; they had confidence and performed exceptionally well. There were groups of singers and soloists, I thought each contestant put in so much effort and they all practised so hard. The solo singer who won was Lois Rodel and she sang My Heart Will Go Own – By Celine Dionne which is an incredibly hard song to sing and she sang it beautifully! The winner was the group that sang Uptown Funk – By Bruno Mars, they had an excellent stage presence that made the whole audience want to join in! 87 children entered the competition initially so it was very competitive.
 
I was asked to perform in front of the whole school and I chose to sing Songbird – By Christine McVie from Fleetwood Mac. I loved performing for the school! I have singing lessons so I felt like it was a great experience for me as I was privileged enough to perform which is something I am very passionate about and I felt very honoured to be treated so well by the school and to be a part of The Wilford Voice. I learn so much every time I sing on a stage, so I hope the children learnt something as well and could take inspiration from someone who is older than them but still young. Here are some pictures:
 
Wilford Voice 1  Wilford Voice 3Wilford Voice 2

KS3 READING SUGGESTIONS

Our KS3 parents regularly ask us 'what good books can I buy my child? Can you recommend any?' In response to this the English Department have collated their own experiences, as well as consulting with Year 7 and 8 students, to produce a selection of suggested 'Good Reads', that might be bought, the next time Book Vouchers arrive for a birthday. Click here to see the list.

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