Once again, our U15 girls’ football team have done us proud. They have always been a very competitive side. Some of these girls actually won the U13 Girls County Cup a couple of years ago, which has been this school’s greatest sporting achievement to date.

 

This year, they had another good run in the English Schools Football Association National Playstation Cup. Following a bye in the first round, they beat Wootton Upper School 4-0 with two goals from Holly Graham, one from Casey Chapman and an own goal to ease them through to the third round where they played Comberton College from Cambridge. This produced another 4-0 win in what Mr Baxter described as their best performance ever. He doesn’t remember seeing them play as well before. The girls were 2-0 up at half time with a goal from Ruby Tracey, who is a relative newcomer to the team and Britteny Crewe. After the break, the girls added to the score with two goals from Casey Chapman. There were really good performances from everyone, but particularly Lucy Kane, Casey, Carrie Mancini, Ruby, Grace Woodman and Charlie Aldridge in goal, who, by now, had kept clean sheets in both these games.

 

In the fourth round, however, they were beaten by Cheney School from Oxford who won 4-0. It might have been a different story if Casey’s perfectly placed curled shot from the edge of the box hadn’t been superbly saved by Cheney’s keeper who somehow managed to fingertip the ball onto the bar in the first half. Charlie Aldridge, in goal for us, was much the busier keeper and kept us in the game for much of the time. Mr Baxter and the rest of the team voted her both Man of the Match and Players’ Player.

climbingWalton High climbing club attended the Youth Climbing Competition at Big Rock in Milton Keynes on Friday 15 November. Congratulations to Lizzie Nicholls , who won First prize in her category (Female Youth C) and achieved a nearly perfect score sheet.
The Walton High team also included: Jake Allan, Lucy Pangbourne and Rhys Hobbs who worked very hard to achieve Fourth Place in the team category.
Well done guys and keep up the good work.

Walton high ICT department is proud to be taking part in “Computer Science week” along with other schools and top tech international and national firms around the world to present

 

An Hour of Code for every:
· Year 8 Walton High student during their B&E lessons.
· KS4 BTEC ICT student during their ICT lessons.
· AS and A2 ICT students during their ICT lessons

 

Students will have an hour of both taught and self-guided basic programming/coding activities to help them develop their problem solving skills and help nurture creativity.

· Every student should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

· By starting early, students will have a foun­dation for success in any future career path.

· 67% of “software” jobs are outside the tech industry – in banking, retail, government, entertainment, etc. We need our future doctors, lawyers, politicians, astronauts learning the basics.

· Computer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more.

· Think about things in your everyday life that use computer science: a cell phone, a microwave, a computer, a traffic light… all of these things needed a computer scientist to help build them. “

· Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that is helpful in all domains.

· An hour of code is an introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “Code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator.

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