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Student Journalism – A Celebration of French Cuisine

This article was written by Simrah in 8CMU. On Thursday 4th April, over seventy Year 8 students had a fantastic opportunity to participate in a French cuisine event. French food specialists came to Westborough High School to teach us about French gastronomy. They told us many interesting facts about French food, what they had done [...]

Widening Participation: March 2019

Monday 11th March 2019 A group of year 9 students visited the University of Leeds for a Higher Education Experience Day. Students had a fantastic day learning all about University, they had a tour of the Campus and took part in the 'University Challenge' activity at the end of the day. Our team did us proud [...]

Women in STEM Event

On Thursday Westborough High School hosted a Women in STEM event in school for a hundred year 7 and 8 pupils. On the day, pupils worked in teams on practical activities all day, based around a disaster relief theme. They had a fantastic time creating their own wind turbine out of different materials and building a [...]

February Half-Term Revision Sessions

Calling all Year 11 students! Your revision for GCSEs should now be in full swing, with just nine school weeks until your first exam. Over half term, we are offering several revision sessions with teachers to give you an extra helping-hand. See the timetable below to plan your sessions for next week and let your [...]

Ultimate Thumbs Up Thursday – Reward Trip

On Thursday 17th January, 65 students from Year 8 and 9 were treated to a reward trip to Xscape by Mr Johnson (Raising Achievement Lead), as part of his ‘Ultimate Thumbs Up Thursday’ initiative. Students rose to the challenge of meeting the strict criteria for the ‘guest list’ by achieving: 95%+ attendance an average effort [...]

Curriculum Enrichment Day – December 2018

On Wednesday 12th December, Westborough students enjoyed the first Curriculum Enrichment Day of this academic year. The theme for the day was ‘My Future’ with students from Year 7 to 11 taking part in a range of inspirational and thought-provoking activities. Several guest speakers and facilitators delivered sessions on a variety of issues, from community [...]

Most Enterprising Teacher 2018

Westborough High reached the finals of the prestigious annual Ryman National Enterprise Challenge, the UK’s largest school’s enterprise education competition. It was another successful event for the students from Westborough as they finished National Enterprise Challenge runners up and their teacher Mr Lukman Patel was awarded the coveted Most Enterprising Teacher 2018. Mr Patel (Head [...]

WP Events and Activities: May 2018

Girls' PE Reward Trip On 3rd May, 14 girls who regularly attend PE extra-curricular clubs were taken to White Rose Shopping Centre as a reward and chance to develop their social skills. Pupils had two and a half hours in their groups to explore the shopping centre and experience some of the many eateries [...]

Anjneha’s Friendship Bench

A friendship bench has been installed in the grounds at Westborough to mark the one year anniversary of Anjneha Nain’s tragic death. Anjneha, who was 13, died last March and, twelve months on, family, friends, pupils and staff gathered at school to pay tribute to the “kind and generous” pupil. The bench was suggested by [...]

Dentaid

The Dentaid mobile dental unit came to Westborough High School on Tuesday 27 March to treat 111 children, many of whom have not been in receipt of any recent dental treatment. The charity offers outreach dental care for people who find it difficult to access treatment via the NHS, allowing the mobile unit to visit [...]