News and events
There is never a dull moment at West London Free School Sixth Form! We always have many activities that students can get involved with, all of which make great contributions to their development as young people, higher education goals and future employability.
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YEAR 13 SPORTS AND WELLBEING DAY
We had a Sports Day and Wellbeing Event last week with our Year 13s. As you can see from the photos below, everyone got into the spirit of things and enjoyed some physical exertion in the fresh air.
So lovely to see so many of our students there!
YEAR 12 GEOGRAPHY TRIP
On the afternoon of 15th June, all the Year 12 Geography students travelled to East London to practice their fieldwork techniques. Despite the heat, they all collected data about the physical and human environment which they will use in their pilot coursework.
VIRGIL'S AENEID TRIP
Monday, 7 June, a select group of Year 12s attended the event ‘ Virgil’s Aeneid: lessons on fleeing, hope and resilience’. This was the first event to be held at the historic Wilton’s Music Hall in East London since March 2020, and it was wonderful to be part of the socially distanced audience celebrating a return to cultural life!
The event comprised actor Laura Hanna reading selected passages from Virgil; a lecture by Professor Edith Hall from the Classics Department at King's College London; poet Laila Sumpton discussing her work with refugee arts organisations, and poet Nick Makoha presenting some of his work on experiences of exile.
Year 12 enjoyed the opportunity to talk with the presenters, and to make connections between their knowledge of Virgil and contemporary events. As teachers, we were impressed by the range and depth of knowledge our students showed, and by their poise and confidence in engaging with the speakers. It was a delightful evening, and a real treat to share a theatrical event with them after so long in lockdown!
SENIOR PREFECT TEAM
Each year students in Year 12 can apply to join the Senior Prefect Team for a one year term. This month we welcomed the new Senior Prefect Team who will be taking over from our wonderful 2020-21 team. They will take a lead on organising initiatives to enhance the Sixth Form community, working closely with their peers and Sixth Form staff. Huge thanks to the 2021-21 Team for all of their work and their excellent handover to the new team.
YEAR 12 PHYSICS TOUR
Our Year 12 Physics students recently did a virtual tour with Dr Clara Nellist of the ATLAS detector, which is part of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator; it searches for undiscovered particles to better understand the nature of the universe.
ATLAS Experiment © 2021 CERN
BPHO SENIOR PHYSICS CHALLENGE SUCCESS!
In the BPho Senior Physics Challenge run by the University of Oxford our students obtained some excellent results and awards! Overall, we received one "Gold Award", one "Silver Award", 4 "Bronze Awards" and one "Commendation"! Congratulations to everyone involved!
This picture was taken at our Careers Fair 2020. Students had the opportunity to meet professionals from many different fields and ask important questions that helped to inform their own career and education decisions going forward.
ART AND SPANISH MADRID TRIP 2020
Above is a picture taken when some of our Art and Spanish A level students went on a trip to Madrid, Spain in February 2020 to practise their language skills and soak up the art and culture of this vibrant European city.
This video is of some of our students performing at our Sixth Form Cabaret Evening in March 2020. Our regular cabaret evenings are highlights of our events calendar, providing invaluable performing experience for our students, building their confidence and entertaining us all!