Head’s Newsletter – 9th June 2023

Dear parents and carers

Mr Wade Day: Wollaston school’s day of kindness and positivity

Mr Wade was a warm member of the teaching community who sadly passed away in June 2020. Toady in his honour we remembered him by wearing crazy, hideous or very old-fashioned ties – just like he did! We encouraged the students to perform random acts of kindness – again just like he did. We also encouraged students to give someone a reason to smile – just like he did! Students also made monetary donations which will go to the Northampton Food bank, a charity which was very close to Mr Wade’s heart. Thank you to all those students who were able to contribute today.


Made with Many – Youth Opportunity

Made by Many are looking for Wellingborough residents between the ages of 15-18 years who have an idea that could make a positive change to a local issue, especially something which directly impacts the lives of local young people. Their free summer Social Entrepreneur programme provides support and funding over the summer holidays to make the idea a reality. Further details can be found HERE

Social enterpreneur letter MWM

Duke of Edinburgh

We are incredibly proud to report that Wollaston School’s Duke of Edinburgh students have spent a total of 520 hours volunteering in the community between 1 April 2022 and 31 March 2023. The social value of theses hours is believed to be equivalent of approximately £2,501. This is a remarkable contribution and all D of E students should be incredibly proud of themselves.


Holocaust Survivor Evening

Mr Hopkins has kindly arranged an evening with Holocaust Survivor Hannah Lewis MBE, she will be sharing her testimony of how she survived the Holocaust.

Tickets are free and open to members of the public, although donations to the Holocaust Educational trust would be welcomed on the evening. This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to a remarkable person and early booking of a ticket is recommended.

Please use the Eventbrite link to book tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/654739081217


PE News

Mr Bennett writes ‘Wollaston School PE department are pleased to be able to run a “Sports Awards” evening for those students nominated and considered for a prize. This is an awards evening for the students across Year 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 who have shown a very highly level of performance and when representing the school. We would appreciate if the students that have been nominated and contacted directly about this event, could reply to Mr Kirk confirming their attendance: kirkj@wollaston-school.net.

Parents should confirm their child’s attendance and how many additional family seats will be needed.  There is a maximum of 2 seats per nominated child, as space is very limited.

The PE department have spent a great deal of time deliberating and discussing this event and the nominees. We know that there will be some students that may miss out on a nomination. Sadly, we are not able at this time to invite all of the students who have participated in the school’s sports this year. We thoroughly appreciate the efforts and commitments shown by all the students who have shown a huge level of commitment and endeavour to supporting the school and teams throughout the year. We will look forward to recognising everyone for their involvement and participation in The Schools sport in the end of year assemblies. These will be held towards the end of the summer term and include the awarding of the “Excellence awards”, “Half” and “Full Colours”.

The netball trip to the Copper Box in Stratford “Olympic Park” was a superb evening and the 40 students and staff that attended were treated to a highly competitive and fast paced game of elite netball. The students were superbly well behaved and a real credit to the school. A massive thank you to Mrs Elmes for her organisation and support in running the trip and of course a big thanks to Mr Kirk for supporting the ticketing and arrangements. Hopefully the girls enjoyed the game and evening as much as the staff did.

Mr Roberts and Mr Kirk took out the cricket leaders on Thursday and were supporting the local primary school cricket festival. Mr Kirk and Mr Roberts were so impressed with the brilliant leadership and running of the matches by the Wollaston pupils and it was a really great day for the younger primary school pupils in playing cricket competitively.

A big thank you to the Year 10 Rounders players who stepped up for the fixture at the last minute and came 2nd overall in their tournament held at Hatton School on Thursday Evening. Mrs Kaye was very pleased with their efforts.

A reminder that the sports clubs continue after school. Cricket club on Tuesday continues to be well attended throughout all year groups. Cheerleading and Archery are on a Wednesday after school and the athletics club is on Thursday after school.’


Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

Best wishes for the week ahead.

Simon Anderson