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04/08/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

We love this illustration by about how to tap into your happiness chemicals! From a bike ride to simply hugging a family member there are lots of ways to increase the amount of happiness chemicals your body produces. Anyone fancy a piece of dark chocolate? 😌 https://t.co/BELDu1K8Ed

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03/08/20

Retweetd From Action for Children

If you feel as though you're at a loss for where to turn as a parent during these difficult times, we're here to help. Parent Talk offers free, down-to-earth information and advice for parents of children aged 0-19. https://t.co/Y7sM2AgbXR https://t.co/3bVsEldCPD

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03/08/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

🌟Reminder🌟 The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear from you! The link is: https://t.co/32R2VyZtuA  The survey closes this Friday- 7th August 2020.   Have your voice heard! 🗣 https://t.co/PGQmtTdBqh

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30/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Happy Thankful Thursday! The trick is... when you are feeling glum... take a closer look.. there really is ALWAYS something to be thankful for 🙏 The BEDROOM that I have to tidy. 🙏The FOOD on the dishes that I have to clear off the table 🙏 The SUN that I have to shade from https://t.co/QIyVz8acCK

28/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Have you checked out yet? This week the playlist encapsulates the term RESILIENCE 💪🏼 We love it! Go check it out on and search Kooth_uk. 🎧

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27/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Wake up and do all that you can... ...to stay happy ...to stay safe ...to stay motivated ...to be the best version of you. There is a hub of resources on our website https://t.co/njeyc8mkEQ (link in our bio) on the ‘find help’ tab to support you for https://t.co/7LN3g1NVtI

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25/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

A new youth survey has been launched looking at the health and wellbeing of children and young people during the pandemic. Have your say: https://t.co/5cqFXY5GZy https://t.co/tiOvlqNUc2

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23/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

Join us for our FINAL Living Room Session of the summer tomorrow at 6pm! It's our biggest session yet featuring RMT students from The Russell and The Queen's School, Kew🎶 Set your reminder now: https://t.co/uThFOUDdZW https://t.co/2soMrV6mS0

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23/07/20

Retweetd From Anti-Bullying Alliance #AntiBullyingWeek

After so much upheaval in children's lives recently, alongside we've put together a 'Restorative Thinking and Positive Relationships' course for parents & carers on how to manage conflict at home over the holidays and beyond: https://t.co/2q74U19S9f https://t.co/5df8cMA6H8

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20/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

Many children will be spending more time online this summer as they stay home and social distance. If you want to talk to your child about the risks of sending or receiving nude images, click here: https://t.co/H9QcEsrymA https://t.co/m1yAOlxXhZ

17/07/20

Thank you! 😊 https://t.co/7shNHytxuL

17/07/20

We’ve finally reached the end of the weirdest and most difficult of school years. Our students and staff have shown remarkable resilience and adaptability and we’re so proud of them. We wish all of our Waldegrave families a very well-earned break. Have a great summer!

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16/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

This Covid-19 guidance for young people is made BY young people 😃 This fantastic, informative illustration was drawn by in collaboration with the . We think its brilliant... check it out! 👀 https://t.co/xeC2Ij0NvY

16/07/20

Waldegrave summer concert is here! Enjoy😊 https://t.co/acYf8FrJB8

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13/07/20

Retweetd From AchievingForChildren

Young people living or studying in Richmond - please tell us what you think about your wellbeing. Complete our survey for a chance to win £50! https://t.co/bn7lriBD1q https://t.co/a74h7vevz4

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13/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

Did you know... some of the fantastic youth centres in Richmond & Kingston boroughs are now able to run bookable activities at their centres😃 Places are limited (for reasons of safety) so we suggest you head over to their Instagram pages or the AFC website and check it out! https://t.co/sCq7RQR6Dj

11/07/20

Retweetd From YouthOutLoud

The Kingston and Richmond Youth Council want to hear your voice! They are interested in what you think about: 📌your local area 📌your school 📌your safety 📌thoughts around the COVID-19 The survey link is  https://t.co/32R2Vzh4Ta

10/07/20

Retweetd From Sue Wallman

My daughter's headteacher wrote in her school report that she was bossy. She was 6. I asked how many boys had the word bossy in their school report & wasn't given an answer https://t.co/nd9GABpnWH

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10/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Music Trust

We have a great selection of brass, guitar, piano and vocal performances featuring in tonight's Living Room Session! Tune in to see RMT students from 🎶 Join us at 6pm: https://t.co/uThFOUDdZW https://t.co/jFzHLlgGhI

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09/07/20

Retweetd From Richmond Council

[NEWS] Families in Richmond upon Thames are being urged to check if they qualify for free school meals. Check if your family is eligible: https://t.co/S8P0Z9nGAc 🍽️ https://t.co/dK942gULA1

What Do We Do?

After School Activities

Information about after school activities at Waldegrave will appear here early in each term.  Please note that there may be some changes to these activities due to other trips, staffing changes or absence.  

Outside formal lessons there is a wide range of opportunity for students to develop skills and talents. 

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities

Educational Visits

Educational trips are widely used to enhance the curriculum and to extend experience. In 2016-17 we ran over 130 trips including theatre, music events, Hampton Court, universities, competitions, English immersive days, technology trips, art galleries, photography expeditions, geography and biology field trips and a maths PGL. We run some foreign trips including ski trips and have begun to offer adventure trips – currently planning Borneo in 2019 and Botswana in 2020. 

Student leadership KS3 and 4

  • From Year 11 we elect students leaders and one of their roles is to head up the school council with representatives from every form class. This is a committed team of students from all year groups, who represent views of the student body at meetings. Staff seek students’ feedback on a wide range of issues, and students thereby shape school policy and procedures. Elected School councilors represent the school at the Richmond School Student Council who contribute to local decisions.
  • Around April in Year 10 our students apply for prefect positions for the following year. Approximately 75% of students have a role such as Year 7 buddy, music prefect or canteen prefect. 
  • Within form classes the students are elected to roles that include: council rep; eco rep; charity rep and sports captain.
  • The house system offers significant leadership opportunities through the role of house captains.

Examples of Other Opportunities at KS3 and 4

  • Approximately 75% of students in Year 9, 10 and 11 complete their bronze Duke of Edinburgh award, and a significant number go on to complete their silver award. 
  • All Year 11 students have the opportunity to achieve the Waldegrave Mayor’s Award (through volunteering their time and by completing a challenge)
  • All students actively engage in charity work within their houses or the whole school. Each house has their own charity and we also support national campaigns and international campaigns. Fundraising takes place throughout the year involving fun activities. As well as raising money the students take an interest in the activities of the charities they support and also engage with the community through harvest boxes, and visits to some of our elderly neighbours.
  • Waldegrave enter teams for a wide variety of sports competitions and tournaments. Students participate through clubs. Some of our most popular sports are rugby, football, netball, rounders, and athletics, cross country.  
  • Clubs and Activities: Activities vary year on year as the offer relies much on staff volunteering their time. These are usually timetabled for after school and the schedule is publicised on the school website. In 2017-18 the activities include: several orchestra and choirs, drama, art, maths drop in, science, photography, yoga, citizenship, design, enterprise and a wide range of sports clubs including tennis and trampoline.
  • Students who study music may opt to have lessons from our peripatetic teachers during the school day (on a paid basis)
  • Gifted linguists in Year 9 have the opportunity to study a second language (Spanish or German) after school (on a paid basis)
  • Opportunities come up during the year where students can step up and challenge themselves. Examples are through the BBC News Report; the Rotary Young chef; and competitions in art; photography; debating; science and design as well as the great Waldegrave Bake-off.

The Enrichment Programme at KS5

During Year 12 (Wednesday afternoons) students are offered a choice each term to widen knowledge of the arts and cultural events; to be involved in sports or exercise for fun; to develop a special interest through a club or society; to engage in community project or fundraising activities. Many activities are facilitated by our own staff but some exploit benefits of wider partnerships with coaches and external visitors. The programme includes a range of competitive sports, the boy’s rugby team are sponsored by a local Twickenham company, and at time of print are unbeaten this season! We have also launched a girls rugby team and Sixth Form netball team.

Examples are:

  • Competitive Sports
  • Debating
  • Gallery Visits
  • Martial Arts
  • Music Performances
  • Oxbridge focuses events and support
  • Public Speaking
  • Recreational Sports
  • School Leadership visits
  • Theatre visits
  • Visiting Speakers
  • Volunteering in the local community

The EPQ (Extended Project)

The EPQ carries UCAS points equivalent to half an A level and each student can elect to complete the course. It is not taught in classes but students have a mentor and some group teaching is done during the study periods. The course runs autumn to Easter of Y13.

Leadership and Other Enrichment Opportunities

Waldegrave Sixth Form values voluntary service and students are expected to complete a minimum of 30 hours, thereby developing their sense of community, responsibility, leadership and moral purpose. We have developed local bonds with primary schools, residential homes, and charity shops, to name a few.

In Sixth Form a small but significant team of students are elected to develop leadership skills through representing that student body. These students are elected in Year 12 and form an important part of the whole school council and student voice in the sixth form. Sixth form students are invited to volunteer to represent the school at events throughout the year such as the sixth form open evening and Year 11 information evening.


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