Head’s Letter 2010 – 2011

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We began the academic year by celebrating, yet again, our outstanding GCSE results. As a non-selective school we put great store in all pupils achieving their very best results and they most certainly did that. An impressive 88% gained 5 (or more) A*-C grades, including Maths and English – only two were unfortunate in missing […]

British Science Festival 2010

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Bright and early on Friday morning, pupils in Years 7, 8 and 10 met at school for the visit to the British Science Festival in Birmingham. The main focus of the visit was to attend three lectures on a variety of topics. Planet Challenge was a fun show which used a quiz format to enthuse […]

The Wilfrid Hackers U16 Girls vs St Margaret’s 2010

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On 16th September 2010 our under 16 girls hockey team played St Margaret’s. We started the match very brightly, forcing several fine saves from the St Margaret’s goalkeeper. Captain Georgia Price was particularly dominant during the opening phases demonstrating good ball control and a fierce determination to win. As the half progressed St Margaret’s started […]

Activities Week 2010

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OUR WILD NIGHT OUT – ESCOT Using the magical gardens, wetlands, woods and parkland of the Escot Estate, we were led by the wonderful education rangers, Zoë, Matt and Alan for a two day adventure. We took part in many activities, including shelter building (well we had to sleep somewhere!) and a nature walk, which […]

Activities Week 2010

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OUR TRIP TO PENNYWELL FARM On the 29th of June 2010 some of the lower school went on a school trip on Tuesday of the last week until the summer holiday but first we bring bags that we could put on shoulders in case we for get them on the floor. First we went on […]

Double Elephant Studios 2010

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The name ‘Double Elephant’- taken from the large imperial paper size used in printing is the name given to a studio nestled amongst the Phoenix Art Gallery. Double Elephant, a small but impressive printing studio is community based and available to anyone; professional printmaker, beginners and artists alike. Prints at Double Elephant are created from […]

Sports Day 2010

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Plymouth Art Trip 2010

On Wednesday 16th June 2010, I visited the art buildings at Plymouth University. In these two buildings there were exhibitions on the students’ work. I thought a lot of work was absolutely incredible. My favourite though, was a picture by Alexander Lee, who did a piece of work based on a busker, who I see […]

Twickenham RFC 2009

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On the 14th November 2009, a group of us P.E GCSE students went up to Twickenham, in London, to watch England play Argentina in Rugby. Despite the four hour journey, and the rain, and the cold , we all remained in high spirits, as we walked through the bustling sidewalks, into the huge stadium. We […]

Sainsbury’s Visit 2009

DAIRY CHAIN VISIT INSPIRES STUDENTS Some 22 school students recently had a unique insight into how award winning cheese is made and marketed in the South West thanks to a collaboration between Milk Link, the farmer owned dairy products business, and Sainsbury’s. The GCSE students from St Wilfrids School, Exeter followed the production process from […]