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ChemNet Conference – A-Level Students
Earlier this week Wellington College (in conjunction with the WCTSP, ISSP and the RSC), hosted a CHEMNET Conference for A-Level Chemistry Students, with great success.
The programme consisted of speakers from The University of Reading, Reading Scientific Services, Glaxo Smith Klein and AWE, as well as an educational representative from the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Over the course of the afternoon the students were presented with the roles of four very different chemists, the potential career routes into these jobs as well as the many opportunities that are also available within these sectors.
As a result of hearing first hand from our speakers as to how they progressed along their career paths the students were able to develop a greater understanding of the routes available to them, this also increased their awareness of the vast and exciting opportunities available.
We would like to thank our speakers for helping to make our first ChemNet event such a success. In addition we would also like to thank the schools who attended and engaged with the programme.
Caroline Evans – Chemistry Teacher, Wellington College
Katie Nuttall – Royal Society of Chemistry
Howard Colquhan – Professor of Chemistry at the University of Reading
Caroline Welch – RSSL – Reading Scientific Services
Amanda Campbell – GSK
Jenny Boxwell – AWE (Defence Research)
United Learning - Easter Leadership Programme 2016
Last week Wellington College was thrilled to host a Leadership programme for 19 Year 5 students.
In collaboration with United Learning the Wellington Leadership Institute tailored the 2 day residential course to work with the 9 and 10 year olds on understanding the role of a leader and developing their leadership skills.
For most of the students this was their first overnight away from home and had the potential to be a little daunting. However due to the nature of the 2 days they were kept busy and entertained with various activities such as Capture the Flag, a low ropes course and a number of workshops designed to help them understand what it takes to be an outstanding leader.
The sessions were mostly run by Wellington Students who are members of the Wellington Leadership Institute and on their own leadership learning journey themselves. A new challenge for them, they were exceptionally professional and organised and made a positive impression on our visitors.
The feedback from the 2 days has been extremely positive, and we are delighted to hear how the students gained a greater understanding of the traits needed to be a great leader in such a short space of time.
We would like to thank United Learning, the Wellington Leadership Institute and Students and the Year 5 Pupils and Teachers for a thoroughly successful event.
"Seeing the children grow in confidence over the two days was fantastic. Please make it available to more pupils!"
"The Wellington College students have been a credit to their school. They have engaged beautifully with the UL pupils, developed positive relationships with them very quickly and supported them to become more resilient and confident."
"The fantastic location and the inspirational staff have made this a fabulous experience for the pupils."
"I've had a great time at Wellington, making new friends and learning how to be a better leader. I learned that by helping someone, even just a little, you can be a leader – it makes me happy to know you can do that."
"Wellington College is an amazing location – it has been fun and inspirational to visit this place. I have also learnt that you can push yourself to do anything you want to do."
"We have learnt to stretch ourselves – leading might be difficult but we can stretch ourselves to do things we didn't know we could do."
"As a leader you need to listen to people – if you listen to people they will trust you and you will learn from this."
"The activities we have done have been so much fun and I have learnt a lot – I hope I get to do something like this again soon!"
St Michael's College visit
Last Friday we welcomed 20 exceptional pupils from St Michael's College, London to spend a day at Wellington College in various different classes. Throughout the day they were engaged in practical sessions in Biology and Chemistry as well as attending sessions in Maths and Physics.
The feedback from the pupils and accompanying teachers was very positive and they all seemed to thoroughly enjoy getting a taste of Wellington life. They threw themselves into the tasks presented to them, including a class on ECG (Electrocardiogram) and understanding the Synthesis of Asprin, amongst others.
Key Dates & Events - Autumn 2015
The autumn term events are open for registration.
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Applications welcome for two new SLE positions in Maths and Science
The WCTSP is looking two recruit two SLEs, one in the Sciences and one in Mathematics. The application window will be open from 1 – 23 October. Applications will be via a link from the DfE, which will be shared from this site once it is live. For more information about eligibility and the application process please follow this link:
Should eligible applications be received, there will be an assessment day at Wellington on 27 November. Applicants will be made aware of the outcome shortly after 5 December.