Dear parents and carers
The Sixth Form senior leadership team have been hard at work this half term planning and holding various events. From the Year 12 induction activities to ‘Bad Shirt Day’ and preparations for the Sixth Form Winter Social, the team have been busy at work! It was particularly brilliant to see so many Sixth Formers dressed in yellow and/or pink on November 13th, the donations from the students helped to raise over £150! The money raised will be split equally between the charities: Young Minds and Breast Cancer Now in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and World Mental Health Day. A massive thank you to all the students that participated, this both raised awareness and contributed to making a real difference.
– Freya Prince, Head Girl
In the last week until the break, students have remained focused on revising for their mocks approaching at the end of the following month. With such challenging work being put into these exams, the senior leaders have planned to hold a Winter Social, a chance for Sixth Formers to have a moment of relaxation before the pressure of exams build up. It is brilliant to see Mr Mills’ counter of sent UCAS applications go up throughout the week, with many students’ plans for apprenticeships or gap years taking form also. The sign-ups for the Duke of Edinburgh award have now opened, with some Sixth Formers already signed up. It would be really great to see many of the Sixth Form take part, as I personally have found the award to be a wonderful experience.
We are also looking forward to our sixth form open evening on the 2nd of November, where we hope to see plenty of year 11s attending. Wollaston Sixth Form is an outstanding environment, with lots of opportunity to not only pursue your interested subjects, but also build new experiences with friends you already know or are soon to meet.
– William Baldry, Head Boy
Firstly, a huge thank you for all the donations of unwanted uniform items that the school has received, they really are appreciated. These reconditioned items have been extremely popular this year, helping many families in these currently tough times.
The proceeds help fund the OAP Christmas party that the school holds each year for the local community and so far this year, we have raised over £450 which is an incredible amount of money. This will help enormously so thank you.
Please can we ask that you keep sending in your donations it really does make a difference.
School Uniform Shop
We sadly must announce that the prices of all school uniform are to increase from 1st November 2023. Due to a considerable price increase from our supplier, we have no option but to increase our prices. We appreciate this isn’t great news, but you can be assured we have worked hard to ensure that the price increase has been kept to a minimum. The new prices will be held for a year and will be reviewed at the end of next year.
Thank you for your continued support.
Animal Care Club
This year we have started animal care club, which runs during Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes. The aim of the club is to teach students how to care for our school pets and to educate them on them. As part of the club students must monitor their health and track their growth. We also clean and maintain their vivarium’s. We will also be teaching the students about the food they eat and working with the ECO club to grow food for the animals in the school garden.
Over the summer we started work on building a tortoise house in the garden by converting part of the greenhouse and building an outdoor extension. This week students began the next stage of the project by painting it. We hope to have the school tortoise using the space by Spring next year.
A huge congratulations to Maia Godby and Jacob Hartwell for completing and achieving the bronze award.
Hope you have a restful half term.
Freya Prince & William Baldry