collagehistorydate18On Wednesday 10 October the History Department ran a new enrichment event for the first time. The History speed dating event involved over twenty talented young historians from Year 11 working with a small group of Year 13 A-Level History students.  The aim of the event was to give advice to Year 11 students on how to gain access to the top grades and to give them a better insight into what studying History at Post 16 involves.

The event was a great success, with a real buzz in the room. Both year groups found the experience worthwhile.

Comments from students who attended included:-

“I found this event very helpful and look forward to doing History for A-Level.”

“I really enjoyed seeing how the Year 11s engaged and made conversation to get to know the A-Level course.”

“It was fun and I learnt a lot about A-Level History. The advice and tips were very helpful.”

Miss Smith

History – Subject Leader

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Walton High students continue to receive a quality geographical education.

The SGQM is a prestigious award that recognises quality and progress in geography leadership, curriculum development and learning and teaching in schools. All of the awarded schools undergo a rigorous moderation process, and the National Moderation Team were hugely impressed by the manner in which schools are continuing to embrace new and innovative approaches to teaching geography. The SGQM recognises student attainment, progress and achievement in geographical knowledge, understanding, values and skills, and sets expectations about the quality of teaching in geography. It promotes effective subject leadership and management, helping subject leaders raise the standard of geography in their schools.

harrison1819Harrison (YR11) continues to develop as an outstanding sportsman. His passion and ability as a winger in Rugby have never been in doubt, but in addition to this, he has now extended his skills and dreams to American Football, which is where he hopes his future lies.

After taking part in a Combine (scouting) event at Crystal Palace, he has been selected for the GB U17/U19 squad. In American Football, he plays as a wide receiver (similar to a winger in Rugby). He is hoping that this could lead to gaining a scholarship to study at University in the USA. At the moment, Clemson and Alabama Universities are possibilities. He now has an agent who will submit information the Colleges in the States for their viewing and he may finish his education there as a 16-18 year old.

Playing with them compliments his Rugby commitments as he can keep up his fitness levels during the ‘off season.

At this stage, Harrison can continue to play both sports. He recently left Olney RFU to sign on at Ampthill RFU where his first game for them was against Wellingborough. The game was won in the last minute with a try from Harrison who also plays for Northampton Saints.

Harrison is pictured playing for the winning Walton High Rugby team in the U15 County Cup Final last year.

If anyone is interested in getting involved with American Football, Bedford Blackhawks can been contacted using the following link:

To celebrate National Poetry Day, a group of students had the chance to work with Adam, a poet from Apples and Snakes ltd.

They explored ‘free writing’ and came up with some fantastic, thought provoking poetry, which they then performed to the group. They were fully engaged and inspired by the idea of letting their thoughts flow freely without constraints.

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