The Opal Coast

During February half term 5 brave members of staff accompanied an enthusiastic crew of key stage 4 French and History students across the channel for 5 days of cultural and historic experiences. We were lucky enough to sample large amounts of pastries from the ‘Boulangerie’, delicious French and Belgian chocolates, waffles, crêpes, lots of cheese and even snails! History highlights included visits to the Tyne Cot and Langemark cemeteries, the Menin Gate War Memorial in Ypres and a memorable walk through a preserved First World War trench which gave students a realistic insight into the conditions faced by soldiers. The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by all and as teachers we were really impressed with the behaviour of the students particularly their eagerness to use French and the mature and compassionate manner in which they conducted themselves throughout the entire trip.

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Extended Project Qualification

webA variety of projects are being undertaken by Post 16 students, as part of the new Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) at Walton High. The course is offered to all Post 16 students and allows them to investigate, create or produce a research report, artefact or production of their choosing. Students are currently researching topics ranging from controversial issues such as stem cell research and people’s perception of mental illness, to creating a product that better meets consumer needs in the current market place.

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Thinking of teaching?

Do you have (or are you predicted) a first class or 2:1 degree?TEACHER
Then come along to our event on
Monday 25th March
5.00pm – 7.30pm

Find out more about routes into teaching including the new School Direct training programme, tips and advice on the application process and also speak to local ITT providers and representatives from local School Direct providers. 

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Beauty and the Beast!

Beauty and the beastAudiences young and old were left completely enchanted by Walton High's portrayal of the classic story, the biggest production yet stage in The Venue.

Costumes and set were provided on hire by UK productions, who professionally toured the same costumes and set around the world for over 5 years. The shows Lighting was designed by Paul Need of Ten out of Ten productions, a close friend of Walton High and The Venue who we thank deeply for his help and support. 

The narrator sets the scene telling us of the cursed Beast, roaring his grief and anger at the beautiful enchantress flying across the stage. From beginning to end the cast and crew of Beauty and the Beast amazed me with their professional and stellar performance. The hours spent in rehearsal have not been in vain and the students’ commitment really shines through from the enthusiastic chorus line to the spectacular visual and sound effects, flawless set changes and utterly convincing performances of the main characters. The ‘Be Our Guest’ song was a particular highlight, the co-ordinated choreography alone was impressive to have so many students on stage and dancing, but the singing absolutely brought the house down. Each and every student really put their hearts into the performance and the enjoyment of the audience was easy to see. I’d be going back for more if it wasn’t sold out! 

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