Some of our very talented students have been hard at work starting to make a name for themselves live on the radio! They broadcast their shows every week and there are more students from Walton High starting up soon. Check out our students already involved below and watch this space for news of even more rising radio stars…
Walton High and the PE department are proud to announce A Question of Sport Relief event taking place in The Venue Tuesday 20th March 7pm. This is the quiz event to end all events with Mr Eyre’s team taking on Mr Fowkes’ team. There will be question rounds from guess who to the pictures board to recorded staff challenges. There will also be live challenges during the event so which team will have bragging rights until they meet again.
£5 a ticket with proceeds going towards Sport Relief charities.
There are several essay prizes which can be a great opportunity for students to stretch themselves and explore a topic which interests them, while practising the research and essay writing skills that they will need at university. There’s still time to enter Girton’s Humanities Writing Competition, Peterhouse’s History, Science and English prizes, Corpus Christi’s Biochemistry and Chemistry prizes, Newnham’s Virginia Woolf essay prize (for girls only) and St Peter’s (Oxford) Philosophy essay competition.
There are some new prizes to enter too – Trinity College has just opened entry for several essay competitions:
• The Robson History Prize offers a choice of 94 questions, from Beowulf and the Crusades to American Civil Rights and TV historians, so there really is something for everyone. Details can be found at www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=680 and the deadline is May 31st.
• The R.A. Butler prize in Politics and International Relations offers students the scope to use historical and contemporary examples to address political and moral questions such as ‘In what ways does money shape American politics?’ and ‘Is inequality a moral ill, or simply a fact of life?’ Questions and an application form can be downloaded from www.polis.cam.ac.uk/dept/butlerprize.html. The deadline is June 1st.
• The Prize for Philosophy or Religious Studies includes far-reaching and contentious questions including: ‘Do Christians, Muslims and Jews worship the same God?’ and ‘Can we make any sense of the idea of deadly sins?’ The deadline is May 31st and, again, details can be found at: www.trin.cam.ac.uk/index.php?pageid=696.
All three competitions carry a first prize of £600 and a second prize of £400, to be split between the winning candidate and their school.
This year’s School Report is set to be bigger and better than ever, so why not join in? Check out the dedicated webpage at