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Lunch 'al fresco'

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YEAR 7 AND SIXTH FORM PUPILS have enjoyed lunch al fresco during this week in the Bowden Room courtyard! The Bowden Room was opened in 2010 and named in honour of Lt Col W R Bowden (OW). He fought with valour in the Great War and was a loyal friend of the school. As Chair of Governors he obtained for the school the Grant of Arms, enabling the school formally to use the Wilson coat of arms.

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The blazon (the description of such armorial bearings) reads: "Sable a Wolf Salient Or and a Barrulet enhanced Argent in chief a Fleur de Lys also Argent between two Bezants all within a Bordure Gold And for the Crest upon a Helm with a Wreath Or and Sable a demi Wolf Salient Sable holding between its paws an Ogress charged with a Fleur de Lys Argent Mantled Sable doubled Or."

The Grant of Arms also gives the rights to a badge, defined as "Within a voided Hexagon Sable charged with three Fleur de Lys Argent and three Bezants a Wolf salient Sable armed and langued Gules." A lapel badge of this design is worn by senior prefects, one of whom is pictured here.

Government and Politics

at Advanced Level
The ability to recall precise and recent current affairs is a prerequisite for Government and Politics at AS and for the new A level. In order to facilitate this and to get students to engage with various media, there is a weekly round up of events. The first lesson of every week which is a Monday, students have to have six items of current news so that they can give one example as each student is asked a question. If the item is especially pertinent, unusual and relates directly to UK politics then Dr Meddelton will award a praise.

There is also a fortnightly current affairs quiz for which scores are kept. This runs throughout the lower sixth year. The best two or three receive an edible prize just before study leave. At least six of the questions are for current politics with at least two for concepts which are being covered in lessons. In addition, to help students to keep abreast of events on the go, they all have access to an electronic table which they are required to update.

Macmillan Cancer Support

Fundraising Event
On Tuesday 8 May we ran University Challenge in aid of Macmillian Cancer Support, the Charity being supported by Dr Manchester on his 5K run. Last time this was run, the teacher team was beaten by the U6 students; this time, they were clearly keen to win.

The challenge was run over two rounds, the two student teams (comprising 'Child's Genius' — Owen Child, Adam Di Lizia, Terry Kwofie, Kevin Gu & Matthew Kayanja and 'The Freemans' — Michael Ojetunde (cpt), Robert Jebediah Freeman, David Okoh, Tom DuBois, Tejan Pereira, Huey Freeman, Tishe Sokan, Uncle Ruckus Sidney Panton and Ed Wuncler III) took part in an intense first round. This was won by Child's Genius, who then took on the The Teachers, comprising Mrs Fletcher (Captain), Mr Burton, Dr Cooper, Miss Hatchwell and Mr Schofield, who kindly stepped in for Mr McLaughlin. This was a fast-paced round, with Mrs Fletcher getting very excited as The Teachers' team powered their way through the questions. The final score was The Teachers: 140 and Child Genius: 45.

It was a fun event and really enjoyed by all those who took part and those who watched. Thank you to Mr Sturt and Mr Cady for being the hosts and to all those who helped to raise the £67 for the Charity during this event.
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L-R: Michael Ojetunde and Owen Child, Captains of the two student teams; Mrs Fletcher, Captain of The Teachers' Team

Summer Concert

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Sports News

Player of the Week

For the U12A, team Ahrujan Ragunathan hit a fine 48 not out and Zain Khan made an attractive 36. On the bowling front Zain, Neel Patel and Conor O'Shea all took 2 wickets in an innings. In the one U12B match Curran Cronin and Soham Dev both took 2 wickets, but the highlight was Hemanth Addala's 30 not out. In the U13A match, Eeshaan Iyer and Janam Shah bowled well to take 2 wickets each, whilst Augustya Iyer behind the wicket had 2 stumpings and a run out. The U13Bs saw Neel Patel, Ahaljan Kirubaharan, Ammaar Hasan and Arjun Nair all take 2 wickets in their game, with Neel also in the runs. For the U14A games Moksh Sachdeva hit a fine 46 off 47 balls and Ellis Jarrold made 49 not out. From the bowlers, there were 2 wickets each for Moksh, Adam Forshaw, Nick Felice and Mann Patira and then in their second game of the week, Nick and Ellis both captured 3 wicket hauls. In the one U14B team game, Cassius Hayman ripped through the opposition to claim 6 wickets. In the two U15A matches, Finlay Michael made 49 not out, Narayan Rao 33 not out and Pranav Madan two not outs of 27 and 57. For the bowlers Jackson Ellis, Alfie Thompson and Harry Bowman both took 2 wickets, whilst there was miserly bowling from Ellis Jarrold (0-7 from 4 overs) and Daniel Read (1-11 from 4 overs). In the last game for the 1st XI before the exam break, Janaken Prabhakaran took 2 wickets and made 38 from 38 balls, Callum Furmidge took 2-20, Riley Jarrold only went for 6 runs in 4 overs and Arya Shah took a wicket with his first ball on his 1st X1 debut, and finished with 1-20. Player of the Week for his two innings, one in a supporting role and the other leading the run chase, is Pranav Madan.

Team of the Week

There were 10 wins from 12 matches in the past week which was very pleasing. The 1st XI achieved their first win in a close finish against John Fisher, whilst the U15A team had a convincing win by 10 wickets in the National T20 competition, and then completed a last over win against St Olave's in a tight run chase. The U14As recorded two 14 run victories while the U14Bs had a comfortable win in a low scoring game. The U13As bounced back from a heavy Surrey Cup defeat to gain a good 16 victory. The U12As recorded a decent win but then were disappointed to lose a second game with some poor batting. The U12Bs though had a very good victory. The stand out team performance goes to the U13B team who won a close game by 3 runs in the final over against the Wimbledon College U13 A team, to become this week's Team of the Week.
Top: Riley Jarrold with Arya Shah
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The 1st XI with Mr Parkinson
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The U13B team

Tuesday 8 May

Wilson’s vs Whitgift (Surrey Cup)
U13A lost by 131 runs

Wilson’s vs. Wimbledon College
U13B won by 3 runs

Wednesday 9 May

Wilson’s vs. John Fisher
1st XI won by 1 run

Thursday 10 May (National T20)

Wilson’s vs. Archbishop Lanfranc
U15A won by 10 wickets

Wilson’s vs. Wimbledon College
U14A won by 14 runs
U14B won by 3 wickets

Friday 11 May

Wilson’s vs. Wimbledon College
U12A won by 6 wickets
U12B won by 9 wickets

Saturday 12 May

Wilson’s vs. St Olaves
U15A won by 8 wickets
U14A won by 14 runs
U13A won by 16 runs
U12A lost by 8 wickets

Looking Ahead

  • Wednesday 23 May - Summer Concert (7.00 p.m.)
  • Friday 25 May - Y13 Study Leave begins
  • Monday 28 May - Friday 1 June HALF-TERM HOLIDAY
  • Monday 4 June - Term resumes
  • Wednesday 6 June to Friday 8 June - Years 7 & 8 Internal Exams
  • Thursday 7 June - Y9 Parents’ Evening
  • Friday 8 June - Y12 Public Exams end
  • Friday 15 June - Art GCSE and GCE Exhibition
  • Wednesday 20 June - Early Finish (1.05 p.m.)

Deputy Head's Reminder

E-safety Evening

A reminder that our E-safety Evening is on Thursday, 24 May, when we will be joined by speakers from the Breck Foundation.
In the Lower School we look to reward students who have gone above and beyond in lessons and in extra-curricular activities. Our congratulations go to those named below.
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Christopher (7H), for displaying the true meaning of non sibi sed omnibus, by taking home another student's lost bag, ringing him to inform he had it, and then bringing it in the next day!
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Jamie of 8B, for showing a really resilient attitude to school after a period of absence.
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