Oathall students pay their respects to the fallen soldiers of the Great War

Oathall student Ruby Roe had the unique opportunity last week to lay a wreath at the grave of her great-great grandfather, Harry Freeman. Ruby visited his grave on a World War I history trip to Belgium. 44 students in year 9 travelled from Oathall for a tour of the battlefields and cemeteries surrounding the town of Ypres.  The trip took place to give students a greater awareness of the conflict. They visited sites and cemeteries to gain an understanding of the bravery and suffering of the fallen and to reinforce what they had learnt in the classroom.

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Students get a taste of work at Nestle

On 5 June, eight handpicked students spent the day at the Nestle offices at Gatwick. The visit was a follow-up to a Design Technology workshop held earlier in the year. On that occasion, Nestle staff visited students in Product Design classes. They worked alongside our students to talk about the design and manufacture process.

Following that workshop, Nestle selected eight of our students to visit their offices at Gatwick. They made their selection based on students’ problem-solving skills and leadership potential.

NestleThis visit was a competition to win a summer paid work-experience job with Nestle. Students worked with other young people from secondary schools and FE colleges completing activities and challenges and practising interview skills.

Accompanied by DT teacher Mr. Maier, the group found out more about Nestle, their product range and the career opportunities in their industry.

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Meet the 2015-2016 Student Leadership team

We are pleased to announce the selection of 2015-2016 Head Boy, Head Girl and Senior prefects team. Students in Year 10 applied for the roles and then underwent a rigorous selection process. The first part of this involved writing a letter of application and a giving a short presentation at a year group assembly. This was followed by a staff and student vote. Headteacher, Mr Rodriguez and year 10 leader, Miss Gyngell interviewed the shortlisted students. After much deliberation, they made their final selection which we are pleased to announce here:

Left to right: Top row: Mr Rodriguez, Mirabel Brown, Isabel Oakley, Elliot Lewis, Ed Thompson, Tom Koniotes, Lucas Foreman, John Moore, Freddie Guthrie, Christopher Symes Bottom Row: Sam Candfield, Julia Karwat, Petra Demjan, Jasmine Wickens, Victoria Gough, Niamh Noakes, Freya McLennan, Isabelle Searle, Hannah Smith, Amy Maitland.

Left to right: Top row: Mr Rodriguez, Mirabel Brown, Isabel Oakley, Elliot Lewis, Ed Thompson, Tom Koniotes, Lucas Foreman, John Moore, Freddie Guthrie, Christopher Symes Bottom Row: Sam Candfield, Julia Karwat, Petra Demjan, Jasmine Wickens, Victoria Gough, Niamh Noakes, Freya McLennan, Isabelle Searle, Hannah Smith, Amy Maitland.

2015-2016 Prefects team

Head Boy and Head Girl
John Moore and Julia Karwat.

Deputy Head Boys and Girls
Azhar Ahmed, Petra Demjan, Freddie Guthrie and Freya McLennan

Senior Prefects
Mirabel Brown, Sam Candfield, Lucas Foreman, Victoria Gough, Alexandra Houlders-Worsfold, Tom Koniotes, Elliot Lewis, Amy Maitland, Niamh Noakes, Isabel Oakley, Isabelle Searle, Hannah Smith, Christopher Symes, Ed Thompson, Imogen Watmore, Jasmine Wickens.