Maths Counts is running from 12th – 16th June and is aimed at highlighting the maths used within other subjects around the school. From finding how long Henry VIII reigned, to the grid reference of Walton High, to scaling up a recipe, maths is used across all subjects without many of us even realising. This week will see maths brought to the forefront of all lessons alongside a bookmark competition for KS3 students with a winning prize of a £10 amazon voucher, a chance for students to write their own “when do I use maths in…” question, and a photography challenge; can you see maths in everyday things? Get involved this week to be in with a chance of winning achievement points and prizes.
We are pleased to announce the details for the 2017 photography competition. The competition has two categories – Portraits and Closely Observed. On this page you will find a brief outline of the types of photography that could be included, these categories are open to your interpretation and we look forward to viewing a diverse range of images.
Photographs that portray people, expressing the personality and identity of the subject – this could include portraits of friends & family members, self-portraits, portraits of people in their surroundings, the images could be formal, posed or informal and candid.
Close-up/Macro photographs of a natural or man-made object, person, animal, location or surface texture that is framed in an interesting way. Any subject can be turned into a striking close-up image - be as creative as possible with your composition to pick out shapes, colours and textures.
Under 13’s / Under 16’s / 16 +
- Closing date 12 July 2017
- Entries can be black & white or colour.
- A maximum of 2 photographs can be entered in each category
Upload your entry
Another first for Walton High this year, the school ran its first ever Sports Tour to Lake Garda, Italy during the Easter Holidays. On Sunday 9 April, 6 staff and 57 students arrived ready to spend a week in Italy. At 16:15, the brand new double decker tour bus was fully packed and we got a lovely send off from the large gathering of parents wanting to wave good bye to their sons and daughters.
The journey took 23 hours arriving at the Hotel Jolanda in Lake Garda at 15:45 on Monday 10 April, The scenery through France, Switzerland and Italy was fantastic and students gazed over the vast lakes and mountains. Little did they know about the amazing views yet to behold on this trip…