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Key Dates

June

  • Thursday 16th June: Year 11 Study Leave begins
  • Thursday 23rd June: Year 11 Leavers' celebration day
  • Monday 27th June: Sports Presentation Evening
  • Thursday 30th June: Year 7 Parents' Evening

July

  • Friday 1st July: Year 11 Prom
  • Thursday 7th July: Presentation Evening
  • Wednesday 13th - Thursday 14th July: Year 8 Residential Trip
  • Thursday 14th - Friday 15th July: Year 9 Residential Trip
  • Week commencing 18th July: Year 10 Work Experience Week
  • Monday 18th - Tuesday 19th July: Year 7 Residential Trip (Group 1)
  • Tuesday 19th - Wednesday 20th July: Year 7 Residential Trip (Group 2)
  • Thursday 21st July: Sports Day

 

Upcoming Events

 

Wright Robinson College named as one of eight finalists at The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement 

 

Wright Robinson College has this year been shortlisted amongst eight other participating national schools to take part in the finals of The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement. Created in 2018, the prestigious awards celebrate the unsung work of students going above and beyond to support local communities through volunteer work and charitable initiatives that are overlooked in exam and test results. 

 

Following three-day regional heats in March, Wright Robinson was selected from a total of 147 schools which took park in the awards this year, with students striving to make a tangible difference within their local communities. Wright Robinson is delighted to have our environmental improvement initiatives recognised within the finals this year.

On Thursday 28 June Wright Robinson will join more than 60 students at The Goldsmiths’ Hall in the City of London to present on their community outreach efforts before judges and invited guests. As well as Wright Robinson other finalists included Oundle School, Christopher Whitehead Language College, Reigate Grammar School, Blundell’s School, The John Roan School, Hymers College and King Edward VI School. 

 

Judith Cobham-Lowe OBE, who chairs the awards comments: “Each of the eight schools shortlisted for this year’s awards have demonstrated exceptional dedication to supporting and improving their local community. Through the Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement we are delighted to shine a spotlight on these remarkable achievements which ordinarily may not be recognised. I am thrilled to have seen so many thoughtful students taking part this year with a genuine social conscience, creating truly impactful initiatives.” 

 

The winning school will receive a gold medal plus a cheque for £3,000, and the runners up, a silver medal and £1,000 - both presented by Lord Bridges, Prime Warden of The Goldsmiths’ Company. The financial awards will contribute to increasing the impact of the school’s charitable activities

 

 

Wright Robinson College Art Exhibition

On Saturday 9th July our Art Faculty will be holding the college’s first ever public art exhibition. The exhibition will be held from 10.00am – 1.00pm and will feature a selection of work across all key stages and each of the GCSE art disciplines. There will also be a large collaborative piece featuring work from every student in the college.

We would be delighted if you would be able to join us for this upcoming event.  

Our event is also featured on loadstodo.

 

 

Events

 

The First Wright Robinson College Art Exhibition

On Saturday the 9th of July, the Wright Robinson College art department hosted our first ever Art Exhibition. The event was a complete success, giving our students the chance to present their creative and unique work to the local community.

The support from the local community was fantastic. The exhibition was full from start to finish, with art enthusiasts who were fascinated by the students' work.

All the staff involved in planning the event are incredibly gracious for the support of everyone who came and made the occasion a complete success.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh expedition Friday 8th July - Saturday 9th July 

Friday the 8th of July, 101 Wright Robinson College students began their Duke of Edinburgh walk through and around Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Setting off on Friday morning and returning the following evening, the students had to read and explore maps, cook their own food and set up their tents for the evening amongst other tasks. 

Through teamwork, desire and determination, all 101 students were able to complete all assignments at an extremely high standard. The Duke of Edinburgh assessor even highlighted how our school was the first public school to complete the expedition with such a high number of students! 

The staff on the expedition received a significant amount of compliments from the local community, who went out of their way to congratulate them on how lovely and polite the students were.

All 101 students represented Wright Robinson College to the high standard the college encourages. Once again, teamwork has brought the whole college together. Well done to every student and staff member who took part on the Duke of Edinburgh expedition last weekend. 

Well Done TEAM Wright Robinson College

 

Wright Robinson College named as the Silver Award winner at The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement 2022

 

 

Wright Robinson College has this year been named as the Silver Award winner of The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement 2022. Created in 2018, the prestigious awards celebrate the unsung work of students going above and beyond to support local communities through volunteer work and charitable initiatives that are overlooked in exam and test results.

 

Following three-day regional heats in March, Wright Robinson College was selected from a total of 147 schools which took park in the awards this year, with students striving to make a tangible difference within their local communities. Wright Robinson College  is delighted to have their environmental initiatives recognised within the finals this year. Presenting their initiatives to the judging panel the students showcased how their initiatives have had a positive impact on the local environment. 

In order to be considered for an award, each school must demonstrate genuine and continuous engagement across several years on multiple projects, indicating how community engagement is an integral part of the school’s DNA. The most successful projects, as with the eight finalist schools, are student led and involve direct community engagement as well as fundraising, ensuring each initiative has a significant and long-lasting impact not only on the community but also on the students themselves.

 

Judith Cobham-Lowe OBE, who chairs the awards comments: “Each of the eight schools shortlisted for this year’s awards have demonstrated exceptional dedication to supporting and improving their local community. Through the Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement we are delighted to shine a spotlight on these remarkable achievements which ordinarily may not be recognised. I am thrilled to have seen so many thoughtful students taking part this year with a genuine social conscience, creating truly impactful initiatives.”

 

As the Silver award winner, Wright Robinson College received a silver medal plus £1,000, which was presented by Lord Bridges, Prime Warden of The Goldsmiths’ Company. The financial award will contribute to increasing the impact of the school’s charitable activities.

Well Done TEAM Wright Robinson College 

 

Visit from the Lord Mayor of Manchester

 

On Monday 25th April, The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress of Manchester, visited Wright Robinson College. Led by the Head Boy, Head Girl and student group, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were able to see the excellent facilities and opportunities on offer for the young people of Wright Robinson.  

The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress enjoyed the visit  and sent their thanks to  the staff and pupils for making it such a great visit.

 

Y11 Mock Court Trial

A  number of Year 11 students recently took part in a mock court trial. In session 1 students were given two actual past criminal cases and had to work in groups as prosecution and defense. In Session 2 they met John Hera who is a current criminal defence lawyer.

After an informative presentation from John about his career to date and a Q & A after, students had to present their arguments to him for the prosecution and defense. He then gave feedback and suggestions on other things they could have used in their cases.

Students felt they learnt a lot from Mr Hera and it was a valuable insight into the life of a lawyer.

 

 

 

Y10 Manchester University Trip

On Thursday 31st March, 60 Year 10 students visited The University of Manchester. The students took part in a campus tour and a workshop on Higher Education.  Working in groups, the students created their own Society for university students and presented their ideas to the whole group. Students also had a chance to speak to current student ambassadors about their experience of university.

 

 

BBC Literacy Event 

On Friday 11th March, to mark the centenary of the BBC, we were fortunate enough at Wright Robinson College to host a ‘Share Your Story’ event with the BBC. We listened to some incredibly motivating and inspiring stories which encouraged us to share our own unique and compelling life stories too!

 

 

Sport Relief Week (14th - 18th March) 

 

 

National Careers Week (7th - 11th March)

For National Careers Week the whole school have been wearing their " I want to be" badges showing their career aspirations for the future. Teachers have joined in by displaying posters with details of their previous jobs. Form time has been about looking at different career sectors and watching videos of various job roles within each sector. Virtual Careers Fairs enable students to look around at job areas that interest them and find out more about job pathways and qualifications required.

 

World Book Day- Thursday 3rd March 

Teamwork has yet again brought us all together this year in our celebration of World Book Day at Wright Robinson College. Everyone came together and made the day a huge success with so many different activities, competitions and events throughout the day. A huge thank you and well done to all our staff and students who participated in World Book Day this year. From Cruella Deville to Harry Potter, I don’t think we’ve ever seen such a range of different costumes. The effort all our students put in was phenomenal and we’ve never seen so many students get involved in dressing up. Our winners this year were especially chosen by Mr Haworth and the winners will each receive a book voucher to support them in their reading; either in their GCSE studies or their reading for pleasure. Well done Wright Robinson.

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