nw3As part of ‘Tomorrow’s Engineers week,’ graduates from Network Rail were invited to Walton High to run a series of challenges and activities for fifty Year 9 students from both campuses, on consecutive days.

The days included enlightening presentations, a bridge building activity, a planning activity and a LEGO challenge where the students had to build an automated level crossing barrier. The enthusiasm, engagement and the differing ways students solved the problems on the day was amazing.

Students were randomly divided into teams and showed great teamwork and cooperation. Feedback from students showed they immensely enjoyed the activities

Twelve students (six from each campus,) who particularly impressed on the day have now been selected by Network Rail to be invited to their Head Office. They will receive a tour of the building and facilities, hear from representatives from a variety of roles and be asked to take part in further challenges relating to engineering!

Congratulations to Yurara in Year 9 who performed yesterday with members of The National Youth Girls’ Choir at the ‘Law Breakers to Law Makers’ conference in Westminster, hosted by the Government Equalities Office.

The event was part of a wider day of events and celebrations commemorating the centenary of the Qualification of Women Act, which enabled women to stand for election as MPs for the first time.

A big well done to Yurara!

collagenseaOn Saturday 17 November, Lola on Beechwood went solo representing Walton High at the NSEA Grassroots Regional Championships!

The arena was huge and the course not easy, but after some initial challenges in the warm up, the pair went on to ride a lovely clear round in the 40cm class, placing 8th in a class of 33 riders!

A super experience for Lola who, six months ago, just started riding off the lead-rein and only began jumping in the summer. A great example of what can be achieved with perseverance, determination and giving your best. Well done Lola!

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