This fabulous cake, creatively baked by Zak in Year 7 and generously gifted to staff is a fitting celebration of the last few weeks of this term.
Following Year 7 camp fortnight, Year 8 activities week, Year 9 being promoted to Key Stage 4, Year 10 work experience and then a superb WESPA Awards Evening to celebrate the students’ achievements this year, this lovely gesture sums up the feelings of both staff and students.
The following news items are just a snapshot of the many activities throughout this busy term….
Some news items have already gone up as a main news event on our website. Details of the Year 11 Achievement Evening, SYDRC, and WESPA End of Term Awards and award winners will be posted separately, as will pictures of our Year 8, 9 and 7 camps this year.
WES Trailwalk for Charity
On the weekend of the 29th/30th July this year, four members of William Ellis Staff will be taking part in the Oxfam 100km Trailwalk across the South Downs.
Ms Concannon, Mr Rourke, Mr Wharton and Mr Bell are taking on the 65mile challenge. Mr Khan, the school’s Information & Systems Manager is also spending the weekend providing support to us as a team.
This is an endurance event starting at the (Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Portsmouth and finishing at Brighton racecourse) that requires us to complete the course within 30 hours, meaning no sleep and little rest. We will be following the South Downs way, and this particular 100km stretch includes an elevation change that means climbing an overall height more than that of Ben Nevis and Snowdon combined.
All the money raised goes to Oxfam with a significant portion going to the Gurkha Welfare Trust. Luckily for us it is well timed with a week to recover from work and then five weeks to recover before coming back to work! If you would like to sponsor us the link to our virgin giving page is below.
DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD WEEKENDS
Some of our students braved the wildlife of the South Downs this term as practise for their Duke of Edinburgh silver award. Their qualifying trip was to West Dorset. Bronze award students visited Epping Forest and Ashdown Forest for their qualifying trip.
Year 10 taking part in DoE Silver Award