Summer beaming forth

PUPILS AND STAFF could not have hoped for a sunnier or busier end to the term, with activities in school (including the resplendent Lower School production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat) supplemented by a very large number of trips – including to Kew Gardens, Rochester Castle and Cathedral, RHS Wisley, The Globe, Eastbourne and Seven Sisters, as well as the traditional wander up the Wandle! Trips further afield (following Year 7’s adventures in the Brecon Beacons a few weeks ago) have included various Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions and CCF camps.

Amid all this, Sixth Form students enjoyed the usual, intense University Preparation Programme week, which involved further trips and visits for some. The term ended, as usual, with a fantastic Sports Day – a welcome breeze helping to keep us cool on the school field. There have been some remarkable individual accomplishments this term and further details can be found in the ‘News’ section on the website, but – as usual – the greatest achievements result from teamwork and collective endeavour (including that of the support, technical and administrative staff who make so many of the pupils’ experiences possible). Great examples of this include the Sleepout Challenge for Centrepoint or the many musical collaborations of the term.
 
As so often before, we end the term with Sir John Lubbock’s famous and wise words from The Use of Life: “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time”. We wish everyone a very happy – and restful – summer break!

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DEPUTY HEAD'S REMINDER

NON SIBI …

On Thursday 17 July we were delighted to witness the school motto in action as several pupils from across the school slept in the school courtyard to raise money for the our nominated charity for 2021-22: Centrepoint, which helps to combat youth homelessness.

It isn't too late to sponsor them and help them to reach the £5,000 target: https://www.justgiving.com/team/Wilsonssleepout

Wilson’s School

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  • committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment
  • a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (no. 7536970). Registered office: Mollison Drive, Wallington, Surrey SM6 9JW
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