Come along to the Year 7 and 8 Book Club in the Library Tuesday Lunchtimes.
The First book that they are reading is Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan.
Armed with a suitcase and an old laundry bag filled with clothes, Kasienka and her mother head for England. Life is lonely for Kasienka. At home her mother's heart is breaking and at school friends are scarce. But when someone special swims into her life, Kasienka learns that there might be more than one way for her to stay afloat. The Weight of Water is a startlingly original piece of fiction; most simply a brilliant coming of age story, it also tackles the alienation experienced by many young immigrants. Moving, unsentimental and utterly page-turning, we meet and share the experiences of a remarkable girl who shows us how quiet courage prevails.
On Friday 17 October, Walton High hosted the first round of the schools parliamentary debating competition which is organised by the MP for Milton Keynes South, Iain Stewart. For the first year, all schools eligible to take part in Milton Keynes are participating in the competition which means there is more opposition for Walton High.
There were a range of debates taking place on the night but the best was saved for last as Walton High Year 12 students Matthew-Lee Friend and Idil Ali prepared a strong argument against the motion ‘Given the state of Britain’s national debt, it is no longer feasible to ring-fence the NHS budget’.Read more...
Another First place goes to Lizzie Nicholls from year 8, who has made an amazing start to the climbing competition year. Lizzie won her category of the Midlands Youth Climbing Series in Derby on Saturday 18th October with an almost perfect 472 points scored out of a possible 480. She finished in the top ten of all UK climbers in her age group this summer and qualified for the Women's semi finals at Norwich climbing wall in September. She dazzled everyone with an amazing performance to make the final on Sunday evening in front of several hundred people and was thrilled to be climbing against 3 of the British adult UK climbing team. Lizzie finished in 6th place and is still deciding what to spend her prize money on!
Well done Lizzie, who is now competing somewhere in the country every weekend between now and Christmas. Good luck!
YR11 student, Fee Teng Liew, once again showed how good a player she is by being selected by Badminton England for the Sainsbury’s Schools Games in September. These games are a multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes of school age.
Still officially an U16, she played for the U17 squad at the four day event in Manchester where England were competing against Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Brazil. 1,600 athletes took part in 12 different sports which all started with an opening ceremony.Read more...
The aim of Student Voice is to enhance the quality of life of students and staff from a student perspective.
It hopes to ensure that students' opinions are considered in the day to day teaching, administration and future plans of the School.... more