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Warmest congratulations to Neil in Year 10, who is a national finalist in the Poetry By Heart Competition. He joins our previous finalists Pavamaan and Vivaan (both Year 11) in having the opportunity to perform on stage at the Globe Theatre in July at the national final. The competition had its biggest ever entry this year, of over 3,000 students, ...

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We are very proud of the excellent contributions that pupils in Years 10 and 11 have made to the Young Reporter scheme, which enables young people to write about topics of interest to them and their local communities for publication on a national newspaper website. Pupils also receive training on the legal aspects of writing for publication and issues ...

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We were all so pleased to hear of the success of Jamie in Year 10 in being selected as a finalist in the National Black History Month Poetry Competition.

Jamie’s poem, celebrating the skill and determination of Toni Morrison—a writer introduced to students as part of the Elizabethan programme in Year 9—was selected as one of the top three ...

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Poetry By Heart has become a highly anticipated annual fixture in the Wilson’s Calendar. Each year the number of students participating grows, fired up by the successes of Pavamaan (Year 11) and Vivaan (Year 11) in the National Finals over past years. This year, over 30 students from Years 7 to 13 gathered ...

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Our first ever “Big Wilson’s Read” event took place on 7 March, celebrating World Book Day and our newly refurbished library.

Pupils and staff across the school have been eagerly reading SF Said’s Tyger, longlisted this year for the Carnegie medal for writing and the Kate Greenaway medal for illustration. The novel follows a young boy called ...

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This term Year 9 have been reading a fantastic selection of short stories from a collection called Iridescent Adolescent, from which they have explored a great range of diverse texts in different styles and from different backgrounds to widen their range of types of stories they read, and to see how they could implement these styles into ...

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In the Poetry Together scheme, a group of Year Nine students boarded a minibus to our local care home, Chestnut Gardens, where we shared poems on happiness and spent time engaging with the residents. Accompanied by Dr. Clayden and Mr. Stobie-Jones, we recited carefully chosen or freshly crafted poems, which were warmly received. You can see below ...

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Since its foundation in 1615, Wilson's has undergone significant transformations. One notable milestone within the 400 years is the recent renovation of the library that is housed in the main building. This change is thanks to the construction of the new Britton Centre, which created extra space to expand the library. So what are the changes and ...

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For the first time this year, we ran a poetry competition to celebrate Black History Month, and are proud to announce the winners of the competition this week!

Congratulations go to Rinojan (Year 7), and Liang (Year Eight) – Key Stage Three Winners (banner photo, top); Mattia and Cheran (photo, below) (both Year Eight) – Key Stage Three Highly ...

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Creative writing clubs for all Key Stages have been established at Wilson’s this term, championed by English teachers, who have been ably assisted by a team of enthusiastic sixth formers. We are so pleased to see Wilson’s students harnessing the power of the written word and taking the opportunity to express themselves in writing.

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Year Seven students have really enjoyed the beginning of their study of English at Wilson’s, with all classes in the year group currently working on writing and reading ghost stories. We have been so impressed by the quality and ambition of the students’ writing; it’s clear that very many students have a love of and a facility in the written word.

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Pupils in Year 9 have been writing poetry inspired by Roger Robinson’s A Portable Paradise, a poem studied by our students for the first time this year. You can read the poem online here. Robinson is a writer, musician and performer who lives between England and Trinidad. ...

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We were so pleased to welcome back Paul Brown (OW), who now works for the BBC, to introduce the Young Reporter Scheme to Year 9 pupils last week. Next half term, Year 9 pupils will be given specific opportunities to create news articles—some of which you may find on these pages in the weeks ahead!!

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Last term a clutch of eager pupils from Years 7-10 competed in our Wilson’s School Heat of Poetry By Heart. Watched by an appreciative audience in the John Jenkins Hall, the competitors recited poems spanning English Literature from medieval times until 2019!

Vivaan in Year 10 gave a stand-out performance of “Names ...

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Next week will see publication of Issue 8 of the Wilson’s STEM Intrigue, the science and technology magazine written and produced entirely by students. The latest edition of the Humanities Intrigue was published last month, with copies placed in all Lower School classrooms ...

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Poem for Black History Month

This month, students in English have learned about Amanda Gorman, the young black poet and activist who spoke powerfully at Biden’s inauguration, as part of our school-wide celebration of Black History Month. Arjun Bhatt in Year 9 was inspired to write this powerful poem after reading Gorman’s The Hill We Climb in English.

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