Month: October 2019

Fiona Kirton retires after 23 years

19th October 2019

Fiona Kirton retired this week after 23 years at King Edward’s Witley, the last ten of which she has been Bursaries and Charities Officer. During her time at King Edward’s, Fiona has worked with five Bursars, three Treasurers and now her fourth Head, Mrs Joanna Wright. On her final day Thursday 17 October during her…

Boosting Creative Minds and Soul in Cornwall

15th October 2019

Year 10 enjoyed a long weekend immersed in artistic activity in beautiful Cornwall. En-route we visited Roche Court in Salisbury where brilliant workshops by the dedicated staff got everyone’s creative minds going in preparation for our time in St Ives. We were staying  in the Cohort Hostel, a perfect base, for an evening meal and…

#mentalhealthawarenessweek

10th October 2019

King Edward’s is using #mentalhealthawarenessweek to deliver, to all pupils, talks about mental health issues, where toseek advice and promoting well-being for oneself and each other. This week, all lessons in PSHE will focus on mindfulness, resilience, body image and mental health conditions. All pupils have been emailed reminding them the Medical Centre staff are…

Café Scientifique Reveals the Universe

8th October 2019

By Max Agrest (Fifth Form) On Tuesday 8th October 7pm, the first Café Scientifique of the academic year was hosted by Mr Emsley,  one of our physics teachers. The subject – ‘The Birth and Death of the Universe’, and it was extensive. It was like a sieve pouring information directly into my head; it was…

Transforming a Suzuki to a 1920’s Roadster

7th October 2019

A group of budding Design Technology engineers are making progress with their 2019 car project. They are continuing the conversion of  a Suzuki 4 x 4  into a 1920’s style Roadster. While mainly a coach building project developing woodwork skills, this weekend the forge was lit to re-shape the original door hinges.

The 110th Fixture Against Corinthian-Casuals Football Club

6th October 2019

This weekend was the King Edward’s Witley versus Corinthian-Casuals Football Club; a match that has its origins 110 years ago. The Corinthians was founded in 1882 by N.L.”Pa” Jackson, Assistant Honorary Secretary of the Football Association.  In 1939 Corinthian Football Club merged with Casuals to form Corinthian-Casuals Football Club.  To this day, the Club adheres…

The Gift – A Bible for Life

3rd October 2019

‘A Place to Lodge Christ In’ The vision of King Edward’s Founder, Bishop Nicholas Ridley, was to create, ‘a place to lodge Christ in’, and it was at his persuasion that King Edward VI granted Bridewell Palace for the spiritual education and teaching of a trade for disadvantaged children, such that they could go out…

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