danceBig congratulations to Yasmin in Year 8 who took part in the Nationwide Freestyle and Rock and Roll Medallist of the Year Championships in Blackpool.

Yasmin and her dance partner have been successful in their four years of dancing together and have reached the National Rock & Roll Finals every year, always being placed in the top three.

They managed it again this year, being placed 3rd in the country in Rock and Roll for their age category.

Well done Yasmin!

nw3As part of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers week,’ graduates from Network Rail were invited to Walton High to run a series of challenges and activities for fifty Year 9 students from both campuses, on consecutive days.

The days included enlightening presentations, a bridge building activity, a planning activity and a LEGO challenge where the students had to build an automated level crossing barrier. The enthusiasm, engagement and the differing ways students solved the problems on the day was amazing.

Students were randomly divided into teams and showed great teamwork and cooperation. Feedback from students showed they immensely enjoyed the activities

Twelve students (six from each campus,) who particularly impressed on the day have now been selected by Network Rail to be invited to their Head Office. They will receive a tour of the building and facilities, hear from representatives from a variety of roles and be asked to take part in further challenges relating to engineering!

Congratulations to Yurara in Year 9 who performed yesterday with members of The National Youth Girls’ Choir at the ‘Law Breakers to Law Makers’ conference in Westminster, hosted by the Government Equalities Office.

The event was part of a wider day of events and celebrations commemorating the centenary of the Qualification of Women Act, which enabled women to stand for election as MPs for the first time.

A big well done to Yurara!

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