Congratulations to Our Post-16 Students

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Post-16 students at Walton High are celebrating their outstanding achievements, with thirty-three students gaining the equivalent of 3 or more A*/A grades.

Amongst the highest performing A level students were Anand Savjani (3 A* 1A) Ashna Makwana, Jonathan Shine and Cathy Sun (3A*), Chloe Boseley (2A* 1A), Peter Neale (1A* 3A), Ellen Foley-Williams (1A* 2A), Muhammad Ikram (1A* 2A, 1B), Imogen Bambrough Stimson (4A) and Josh Atkinson (Distinction*, 2A, 1B).

Sporting Achievements 2011-2012

This school year has seen some great sporting achievements, both inside and outside of school, from a broad range of students. One of the biggest achievements is Walton High's year 7 and 8 girls’ football team. Over the years we have made it to many semi finals and some finals with the boys’ teams but the girls were the first football team from Walton High to win the county cup. The team breezed through the group stages to finally meet Stantonbury in the final. It was a close game but the girls scored again in the second half to secure victory to become county champions. The girls were undefeated throughout the whole tournament but face a harder challenge next year in the National Cup competition.

 


List of some of the achievements that the students have attained this year:

  • FeeTeng Liew is the MK Schools year 8 girls’ Badminton Singles Champion.
  • FeeTeng Liew and Ishana Vadera are the MK Schools year 8 girls’ Badminton Doubles Champions.
  • Oliver Chapman is MK Schools year 7 boys’ Badminton Singles Champion.
  • Oliver Chapman and Elliot Haigh is MK Schools year 7 boys’ Badminton Doubles Champions.
  • Molly Chapman was runner up at the MK Schools year 7 girls’ Badminton Singles Tournament.
  • Akhil Jageja was runner up at the MK Schools U18 Singles Badminton tournament.
  • Akhil Jageja and Toby Oloni were runners up at the MK Schools Doubles Badminton tournament.
  • U13 Girls are Football County Cup Champions 2012.
  • Year 7 girls are MK Schools 5 a-side Football Champions.
  • Year 9 girls are MK Schools 5 a-side Football Champions.
  • Year 8 girls are MK Schools 5 a-side Football runners-up 2012.
  • U16 Dodgeball team finished in 2nd place at the MK Schools Dodgeball tournament.
  • U16 girls are MK Schools Basketball Champions.
  • U18 Basketball team were runners up at the MK Schools Basketball tournament. 
  • YR11 student, Kim Aldred is U18 British Freestyle Kayak Champion. Also awarded “Most Improved Female” (across all ages) in the UK.
  • Callum Yelland (Year 9) is Bucks U18 top ranked Pool player.
  • Becky Porte (Post 16) has been pre-selected for the GB Paralympic Pistol Shooting team and is now on a programme to compete at Rio 2016.

Electronics at WH

smallgnThe DT department has trailled Electronics with a year 7 class and was amazed with the final outcome.
Students were given a design brief, which require them to design and make a Moisture Tester for house plants.
They had to design and make the packaging using a specific software; they were given freedom to be creative, which resulted in some really good graphic designs. All in the class have managed to construct their circuit and for majority of students, it was the first time they had experienced electronics components . What an achievement!.

Berlin Trip

Twenty eight very tired but very excited year 12 history students met outside school at 3am on Monday 2nd July ready to make the journey to Berlin.  As part of their A2 studies these students will be focussing on the Holocaust and International Relations 1945-2004.  Berlin is the perfect city to visit some of the sites that shaped these two dramatic periods in history.


Although it was only a three day trip we managed to pack plenty in, with visits to the Topography of Terror, the House of the Wannsee Conference, the Reichstag building, Checkpoint Charlie, the East Side Gallery and even a Cold War nuclear bunker.  One of the most poignant visits was to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp; here students were able to see one of the sites that bore witness to the sheer brutality and prejudices of the Nazi regime.  As history students, but also as young adults, the students were deeply moved by this experience and found it incredibly valuable.

There was also time for students to soak up and experience some German culture as well, although only a few were tempted to try a Curry Wurst!  By the end of the trip the students were buzzing with enthusiasm for their history studies, and for this small taster of German life and culture.
Nicola Reynolds, who attended the trip, writes..

The year 12 trip to Berlin was the best school trip I have ever attended. For three days we travelled around Berlin on public transport visiting museums and historical sites that all played a role in either the Cold War or the Holocaust. From the House of the Wannsee Conference, where the Final Solution was planned, to Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp where these policies were carried out, we were able to see many aspects of the Holocaust.
We also visited the East Side Gallery; this is the largest remaining part of the Berlin Wall and is now decorated with murals by artists from around the world. Other places visited include Checkpoint Charlie, the Topography of Terror and the Reichstag. The trip was highly educational but in the evening on the last night we walked to a local bowling alley, while most people bowled those who didn’t amused themselves with pool, arcade games and laughing at those who couldn’t bowl! I would recommend any year 12 who is offered this trip to attend as not only does it put the course into context but it also is just interesting to visit Berlin and see where these events actually took place.

 

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