St Wilfrid’s ‘This Week’s News’ by BBC School Reporters

Welcome to BBC St Wilfrid’s school news.

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Today the school has handed out charity bags for each pupil to fill with unwanted clothes and other items scattered around their homes. The more bags we fill the more money will be raised. This will go towards school funds and the products themselves will help various charities. We hope to collect a good sum of money.

Tomorrow the school will be vibrantly lit with a rainbow of eccentric characters from all manner of films, books and folklore. But why should school children be allowed to dress in such ridiculous attire? It’s Red Nose Day, a day held every year to support some amazing charities. Also happening tomorrow will be a tempting barbeque and lively games to keep everyone entertained.

Taking place on Monday 25th of March is the school talent show. The audience will consist of the whole school, plus friends and family of St Wilfrid’s. So far, we have a wide range of performances lined up, ranging from dancing to playing the keyboard. Auditions have already taken place and we have had a sneak peek at what brilliant acts will take place at Exeter Community Centre.

Next Thursday, 21st March, is BBC School Report News Day. Your busy St Wilfrid’s news team will be bringing you the week’s important news events along with some special reports. We’ll be linking up with the BBC so look out for a mention on programmes such as Newsround or the Six O’Clock News. Our stories go live at 4pm that day.

Finally, in Home Economics today, Year 9’s made Swiss rolls. Some put Greek yoghurt in theirs and others whipped cream. We decorated our cakes with a variety of fruits including strawberries, raspberries and kiwi fruit. Everyone’s Swiss roll looked and tasted delicious. We were all very happy with out grades – and so was Mrs Mackie – as most of them were above average.

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Today, all pupils in Years 9 and 10 were very excited because they would be getting their GCSE science results. For Year 9’s, this was their first official GCSE grade, so they were all quite nervous. However, the majority were happy with their grades and relieved that this first exam was over. There will be an opportunity to retake the exam later in this year.

As it happens, today is actually World Book Day; a day for celebrating literature from a variety of authors from around the globe. Pupils in the Upper and Lower School will have received a token which can be redeemed for a vivid collection of exciting, newly released novels. This includes books by Cathy Cassidy and Anthony Horowitz who are renowned children’s authors. Alternatively, the token can be used to get a one pound discount on a book of their choice. Hopefully this will encourage pupils in Years 7, 8 and 9 to read more for their 50 Book Reading Challenge.

Just before Half Term, the Year 11’s participated in a football fixture against local rivals St James. Fortunately for Year 9’s, four Year 11’s were unable to play, so they were drafted in at short notice to make up the team. This match was a huge success for St Wilfrid’s, the final score being 8 – 2 in our favour. We are awaiting our next fixture, which will take place next Thursday, the 14th March – funnily enough, against St James again!

Comic Relief is coming up and the pupils are all preparing their costumes, seeing as we have to come in fancy dress. We all have to pay a pound, which will go to charity’s supported by Comic Relief, and will enter a competition for the best costume. There is also going to be a burger and cake sale. It looks like it’s going to be another great fun, fundraising day at St Wilfrid’s.

The pupils are busily preparing for the talent show auditions on the 12th of March. Talents on display include performing arts, juggling, live music, dog tricks and magic. The actual event will take place at the Community Centre at the end of March. On the same day, the juniors will be performing Bugsy Malone. We are all looking forward to it, we hope you are too!

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Welcome to BBC St Wilfrid’s school news.


On Wednesday, we had a whole day of uniform checks. Every class we went to we were told to stand and the teachers checked our uniform from top to bottom. Overall the results were pretty good. Year 8 were perfect and we are certain the others were too.

Today (Thursday) Year 11 had non-school uniform/mufti and went bowling later on. This was the reward for earning the most money and having the most commitment and participation at the school Christmas Fayre. They had a chocolate ‘Willy Wonka’ stall in the maths room which was very successful.

Over the past week, St Wilfrid’s has been having quite a few visitors; in the juniors, the school will be now taking children from the age of 3, all the way up to the seniors – leaving at age 16. Some might even be joining our school soon.

This week’s news report is brought to you by Tara, Bella and Izzie.

 

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Welcome to BBC St Wilfrid’s school news.

Over the course of this week many have been away from school due to snow. On Wednesday 23 of January it snowed pretty heavily – unfortunately it only settled in hilly areas, but we enjoyed it while it lasted.

In other news, in assembly this week it was announced that Chloe from year 11 was awarded a bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. She studied hard and long but succeeded and her award will definitely go on to help her in college and later life.

Every Monday and Wednesday the boys and girls at St Wilfrid’s do a fitness club. Mr Bovingdon has kindly arranged these after-school activities. But of course it isn’t just fitness – it’s extreme fitness! Three minutes of press-ups, three minutes of sit-ups, three minutes of squats, three minutes of leg raises … and so on. “It’s a lot of fun,” said Megan, “But it really does hurt,” added Tanisha.

This week’s news report is brought to you by Rebecca, Tara, Bella, Izzie, Megan and Tanisha.

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