Category: Co-curricular

School may be closed but the learning continues at King Edward’s

4th May 2020

Live science experiments, a series of debates on Odysseus, online chess tournaments …  school may be closed but the learning continues at King Edward’s, thanks to the distance-learning programme – #KESW@Home – launched ahead of the Easter break. Rather than rely solely on fixed project work, we are using Zoom to deliver a combination of…

Pupils introduced to the world of Film, TV and Media

7th February 2020

King Edward’s Witley pupils learned all about working in the world of film and TV when Media Guru Bruce Devlin visited the School to deliver a presentation as part of the 3rd Form careers programme. Internationally renowned consultant media scientist Bruce Devlin is co-inventor of media tech business Mr MXF* and Chief Media Scientist at…

Art trip to London Galleries

5th February 2020

Pupils from the 5th and 6th Form studying Art, travelled up to the Royal Academy and Tate Modern at the beginning February for an inspirational, cultural and colourful day out. Eclectic and vibrant, the Art on display was a mix of both traditional and contemporary work. The exhibitions the group visited included the new Picasso…

Inspirational Sixth Form Lecture from co-founder of Sky School

3rd December 2019

Sky School was conceived in 2016 and is an organisation whose co-founders, Polly Akhurst and Mia Eskelund Pedersen, exemplify the next generation of ethical leaders and creative social entrepreneurs seeking to incite change. In 2015, 50 million children were uprooted from their homes. For 27 million, this was as a result of violence and insecurity….

Celebrating Women in Engineering

21st November 2019

Seven King Edward’s Witley girls were privileged to attend the ‘Celebration of Women in Engineering’ event at Surrey University on Wednesday 13 November. As well as listening to a range of graduate and PhD candidate women engineers lecture on topics such as Mechanical Engineering in the automotive industry and space technology, the girls were given the…

Operation Christmas Child, shoebox project

21st November 2019

Earlier this month, the Elizabeth House girls ordered 100 Christmas shoeboxes and distributed them around the other Houses for pupils and staff to fill with toys and gifts for children in need around the world.  Once filled, the boxes had to be labelled with the relevant age range and gender and a 5 donation left…

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.

Inter-house Chess Competition

27th June 2019

Well done to Edward House for winning the inter-house Chess Competition with ten points, beating Ridley by two points to take the Chess Cup. Wakefield took third with five points. Both Sam and Owen are members of the School’s Chess Club and get plenty of competitive games in Exhibition matches and expert coaching from Nicholas…

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