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01/03/24

A great day of sport yesterday with our U14 Rugby team competing in the 7’s Tournament at and our U15 Cricket team competing in the Outer London Finals. Fantastic play from both teams and especially from our players of the tournament Eve HP 🏉 and Aditi A 🏏 pic.twitter.com/d0IV5uH3hI— Waldegrave Sports () February 28, 2024

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28/02/24

🏛️Dr Efi Spentzou from recently hosted a number of workshops with our students exploring Erysichthon's tale, unraveling themes of greed & hubris. Their visionary plan? Optimising green spaces on our school grounds. Thank you for helping us shape a greener future!🌱 pic.twitter.com/MyOtfdcKgk— Waldegrave School () February 28, 2024

21/02/24

Count us in🙌 We can’t wait to see everyone else there! Don’t miss out on the fun, buy a ticket on ParentPay today before they sell out!🤩 https://t.co/q9gWOAVL6y— Waldegrave School () February 21, 2024

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07/02/24

In celebration of yesterday, we’re sharing essential tips for parents for promoting internet safety at home. Read below to find out how to help create a safer digital environment!💻🔒 Head over to our Instagram for our top tips for students! pic.twitter.com/0id42L6I46— Waldegrave School () February 7, 2024

06/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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05/02/24

So far this half term we have had some fantastic performances at our tournaments!🥇Year 9 & 10 6-a-side Borough Football ⚽️🥇 Year 7 Borough Rugby 🏉 🥈Outer Borough Cricket Finals 🏏 🥈Year 8 Borough Rugby 🏉 pic.twitter.com/JZP6WVDQSW— Waldegrave Sports () February 5, 2024

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31/01/24

Waldegrave Medical Society gained invaluable insights from Dr. Kaamil Farooqi's recent visit. During his talk he discussed his current job at Inspire Dental as well as answering questions about dentistry careers and giving his top interview prep tips!🌟#Dentistry pic.twitter.com/PkXZoKVtyl— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Following Year 10’s Speak Out workshop, students delivered their speeches to our Year 9s, where Emilia and Uma emerged as the winners. They will represent Waldegrave at the Richmond Regional Final in March. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/ZXya4sdHUx— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

🎉 Well done to the group of students who tackled the Oxford University Computing Challenge earlier this month! Their computational and logical thinking skills were on full display. Well done to everyone for their dedication and hard work!💡 pic.twitter.com/fIBa49r7si— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 10 students recently delved into the world of bioengineering at !🔬 From exploring hand biomechanics to understanding backbone shape and ventilator physics, they embraced with enthusiasm. Proud to inspire future women in science!👩‍🔬 pic.twitter.com/NvhhsgQlfS— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

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31/01/24

Our Year 9 students had a profound experience at Richmond Synagogue as we marked . They listened to Agnes Kaposi's remarkable journey as a Holocaust Survivor, embracing values of citizenship, dialogue, and diversity. 🌟 pic.twitter.com/79EPCWgcoB— Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

31/01/24

🎉 Wrapping up an eventful first month of the Spring Term and 2024! 📚 From engaging guest speakers to exciting field trips, our students have been on a roll! Stay tuned as we share some of the fantastic moments we've shared at Waldegrave this month. — Waldegrave School () January 31, 2024

30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

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30/01/24

Fantastic to welcome over 130 musicians from seven partner schools for the 2024 ISSP Music Day. Looking forward to a wonderful day of music making!🎺🎻🎶 pic.twitter.com/LXOGvIQcTr— Hampton School Partnerships () January 30, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ talks politics with Waldegrave School students ‼️The former Blair strategist and spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health 👇https://t.co/V5oFHeq1Jm— Twickenham Nub News () January 26, 2024

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26/01/24

‼️ Alastair Campbell talks politics with Waldegrave School students‼️The former Blair strategist and host spoke to about world affairs, democracy, his career and mental health📚Tap to find out more👇https://t.co/fa3Wqu8rci— Teddington Nub News () January 26, 2024

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24/01/24

A huge thank you for visiting us and delivering an inspiring talk to our students today! Your discussion on and resonated with our students. Your time and passion are greatly appreciated!🙌✨ https://t.co/ZOkM5qsF9W— Waldegrave School () January 24, 2024

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04/01/24

Did you have a fantastic festive break?🎄Share your favourite holiday moments with us in the comments!✨As we step into the New Year, we wish you all joy and success. We are excited to welcome everyone back for the Spring Term starting this Monday!🌷💖#2024NewYear pic.twitter.com/TcA5LBzK9A— Waldegrave School () January 4, 2024

WILDLIFE IN THE THAMES!

WILDLIFE IN THE THAMES!    

                     

Animals on the thames!

Many animals rely on the river Thames as a food source and a home/shelter, some very well known and some not so much. Animals that you will know are seals and eels, but there are also seahorses, leafy sea-dragons, and two different species of shark, the starry smooth hound and the spurdog. But we all need to think more carefully about our relationship with this diverse environment.

 

STOP FEEDING THE SWANS, DUCKS, GEESE!   -  BUT WHY?

The swans are getting too used to being fed by us that they are becoming less self reliant. Eventually they won't know how to fend for themselves and won't know how to feed their babies. It increases an imbalance in their diet and dependence on us for food. Also the food we give them such as bread, oats and seeds change their body scent which repel other ducks/swans/geese and attract predators and enemies. The excess food is also affecting the water quality allowing bacteria and algae to build up on the food that hasn't been consumed. 

 

Questions

We asked a number of waldegrave students what they knew about the different types of animals that live in the Thames, and how this river is affected by changing climates. Evie in Year 7 was surprised to hear that seahorses live in the Thames, as she thought that they were marine animals. Joseph in Year 12 is concerned about the level of plastic waste being dumped in rivers, as they could destroy homes and environments for many species. Aoife, a Year 12 Geography student, expressed worries that the Thames has suffered so much due to climate change, new species may be appearing in the Thames, but we are losing so many others. She finished by stating that we need to ‘spread more awareness and build more habitats for the animals that are going extinct.’

 

In conclusion, we should never dump rubbish anywhere, especially not the river. We know we need to take better care of our environment and stop climate change before it gets worse.