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SUMMER TERM

Would you like to have your writing published in a school anthology?

Mrs Fletcher and Abbas (Year 13) are inviting submissions for our latest anthology – the theme of which is "Protest".

Inspired by one of the first great protests in UK history: the Great Rising of 1381 (often known as The Peasants' Revolt) students are invited ...

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NATIONAL FINALISTS

We are so pleased to announce that Pavamaan (9S2) and Ryan (11D) have been chosen as national finalists in the "Poetry By Heart" competition. In a competition with over a thousand entrants from across the UK, this is a really significant achievement. And Wilson's is one of very few schools to have finalists in two different categories! ...

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YEAR 11 REVISION OPPORTUNITY

BBC Radio 4 is premiering a new radio adaptation of "Macbeth", featuring David Tennant, this weekend. The first part is broadcast on Saturday afternoon, at 3pm, and both parts will be available on BBC Sounds afterwards. This is an excellent opportunity for Year 11 students to review this crucial GCSE English Literature text! By hearing ...

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CREATIVITY COMPETITION

We were thrilled this week to learn that Varad (7D) was selected as a national winner in the "About Us" poetry competition. His brilliant poem "The Fungi" was placed in the top ten entries nationally. With more than 1500 entries to the competition this is a very impressive achievement. Zyaan, also in 7D, was a winner in the equivalent ...

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RECITAL REPORT

Congratulations to all our entrants into the inaugural Wilson's School Poetry By Heart Competition!

Mrs Fletcher and Mr Cole very much enjoyed listening to all students' recitals. Pupils in years 7-12 selected and learned poems from classic and modern writers, and performed these this week in our school heat.

Vedanth (7B) gave a highly ...

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RECITAL COMPETITION

This week, Mrs Fletcher and Alex (Y13) launched the Wilson's round of Poetry by Heart, a national poetry recital competition.

Wilson's heat will take place on Tuesday, 1 March.

It would be really helpful if they had an idea of how many students to expect, so they would very much appreciate it if any students who are interested in entering ...

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POETRY COMPETITION

Last term, students from Y7-11 entered the "About Us" Poetry Competition, which encouraged young poets to consider the links which bind the universe together. Pupils really enjoyed thinking about the connection between poetry and science. Whilst we await the results of the competition, you may enjoy reading this inventive poem by Vedanth ...

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YEAR 8 WINNERS

Congratulations to Egemen (8S) and Aryan (8C), the winner and runner-up of our poetry challenge for the term!

Egemen's "Shackles" was a response to the challenge to write a poem using the absurd to comment on an absurd aspect of everyday life – the compulsion perhaps many of us share to document everything on our phones! Mrs Fletcher ...

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FROM MR LYNCH AND MR BURTON

Mr Lynch recommends How to Stop Time by Matt Haig. Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-yearold, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. From Elizabethan England to Jazz-Age Paris, from New York to the South Seas, Tom has seen a lot, and now craves an ordinary life. It's a life he once ...

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LOCAL LIBRARIES' CHALLENGE

Congratulations to:

Saaruu and Keshaav (Year 9) Dekrissh, Gautam, Paarush, and Pavan (Year 8)

...all of whom completed the local libraries' "Summer Reading Challenge." Well done to these boys (pictured below) for acting as role model students to their peers in their love of reading.

The boys have been awarded certificates ...

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GET CREATIVE

You have until half term to send in your entries to the challenge.

The two prompts are "Writing about the absurd" and "Writing inspired by myths". You can see Mrs Fletcher if you would like some more inspiration, or ask your English teacher. We had a great inspiration meeting at lunchtime last week, but if you couldn't ...

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ANTHOLOGY

Mrs Fletcher and Abbas (Y12) were very impressed by the quality of the poetry entered by students into our Poetry Anthology. We read lots of wonderful poetry, particularly about climate change. It was fabulous to see so many students interested in this important issue and in expressing their ideas creatively. An anthology of the students' poetry ...

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Creative Challenge

This week we had a gathering of interested writers in room 17 to gather ideas for this year's Wilson's Writers anthology.

Abbas in Y12 has put together two poetry challenges for students, and you can enter even if you didn't come to our meeting.

You can write either an activist poem about climate change, or a "remix" poem ...

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COMMISSIONED WORK

Our Senior Poet Laureate, Soham (Y10) has been working on a set of poems throughout this year about the momentous events in the school's history. Mr Cole commissioned these opening poems about the events of 2020. We hope you enjoy reading Soham's unique reflections on the highs and lows of 2020!

THE CLOSURE
Once they stood shoulder ...

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BOOKS

If you were to ask people why they enjoy reading you would be met with a range of responses. For some it is an escape, a chance to focus their mind on something other than any negative thoughts. It may also act as a way of remembering, reminding them of happy experiences or memories from childhood. Other people may enjoy the exposure to different ...


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