Saturday, 16th June to Saturday, 23rd June 2018

The Master’s Voice

Last week, I wrote about the extraordinary successes of some of our recent OWs, who are achieving great things in their respective fields. I am delighted that the good-news stories have kept coming this week. Heralded as sailing’s ‘next big star’, OW Jack Trigger has recently embarked on the Normandy Channel race, as part of his preparation for the Vendée Globe 2020. He has been speaking to the BBC this week about battling gruelling sea conditions and Type 1 diabetes. This solo endeavour has been matched by the incredible sporting efforts of no less than six OWs who have been involved in the current U20 World Rugby Championship in France: Ben Loader, Rory Brand, Josh Basham, Matt Williams and Tom Parton have all been playing for England, while Charlie Jupp has represented Scotland.   The boys all left Wellington in either 2016 or 2017, and it is surely an unprecedented event for one school to be so well represented. The final, when England take on the host nation, kicks off at 1800 on Sunday, 17th and can be viewed on ITV 4. Many congratulations and good luck to all the boys.

Sporting success notwithstanding, it is now a recognisable part of the Wellington DNA to be at the heart of Educational thought: we want to make sure that all we do here is of the highest quality, but we don’t always want to follow accepted thinking. Rather we want to question and help frame the debate, especially in those areas where classroom practice perhaps owes more to mythology and wishful thinking than anything more rigorously tested. It is why we have a Head of Educational Research, and a team of staff working with him. Their task is to ensure that all our teaching is informed by evidence as to what actually works best, both in the classroom and also for informing and facilitating the independent thinking, learning and coping that is such a key element of a Wellington education. We also offer a Research Fellowship each year, which allows teachers to take time away from school to research a specific area of pedagogy, the results of that research feeding back into our Independent Learning programme.

It is also why we are so proud to be hosting the UK’s largest Education Festival for the ninth year running next week. Memorably dubbed by Sir Bob Geldoff as “Glastonbury for the mind”, it really is the place where those who inspire find their own inspiration and I am looking forward once again to welcoming so many leading figures not only from the world of education, but also from Politics, Business, Media and Show Business. After all, education touches all our lives, whatever field we finally follow, and it is only right that we should take its transformational quality extremely seriously. Next Thursday and Friday will see Wellington both geographically and symbolically at the very heart of the country’s hopes for its coming generations, a position that was surely what Queen Victoria and Prince Albert had in mind when first they thought of all that Wellington College might one day become.

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Upcoming Events At a Glance

Friday, 22nd June Festival of Education

Sunday, 24th June 4th Form and Lower Sixth CCF Camps

Sunday, 24th June Third Form Matriculation Ceremony

Friday, 29th June Summer Term Ends

Friday, 29th June Sixth Form Graduation

Thursday, 5th July IB Results

Thursday, 16th August A Level Results

Thursday, 23rd August GCSE Results

Sunday, 2nd September New Pupils join Wellington

Monday, 3rd September Boarders Return (1915)

Tuesday, 4th September Michaelmas Term begins

Sunday, 9th September Jimmy Higham 10K Run





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Summer Reading for the Fifth Form!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Academic|

As the Fifth Form say goodbye to GCSEs and head off to the Summer, it's time for them to start thinking about their holiday reading. The English Dept is asking all future A Level and IB candidates [...]

Higher Education and Careers: 16.06.18

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Careers and Higher Education|

  GERMAN WRITING COMPETITION  The 5th DAAD-IMLR German Writing Competition has now been launched. Further details and the full competition brief can be accessed via this link: https://www.daad.org.uk/en/2018/05/23/daad-imlr-competition-2018-launched/ WORK EXPERIENCE AUCTION.  An auction of work experience [...]

Creative Arts Industry: Drinks Reception

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Wellington Community|

Thursday, 21st June 6.30pm - 8.30pm, Above the Arts, Leicester Square Are you an Actor? Musician? Artist? Stage-hand? Producer? Photographer? Fashionista? Or maybe just a creative spirit? Whatever your role in the Creative Arts Industry, this [...]

Read all about it: Paws for Thought!

By |June 15th, 2018|Categories: Academic|

On Wednesday, 13th June our first ‘Paws for thought’ event took place in the library. For some time I’d been hoping to arrange for friendly staff dogs to come and visit the library to give [...]

Sports Report: week ending 09.06.18

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Sports|

Click here for the Sports Video Team of the Week Mixed 2nd and 3rd Tennis Teams. In a very tough evenly balanced contest the Wellington teams dug deep and ground out lots of narrow wins [...]

Organ Masterclass and Recital

By |June 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Wellington Community|

Tuesday 19th June, 2pm in the Chapel Tickets free, available online. Open to Pupils, Staff and Parents  One of the leading organists of his generation, Daniel Moult, Head of Organ Studies at the Royal Birmingham [...]

Tennis Fever at Queen’s Club!

By |June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Next week's prestigious, traditional pre-Wimbledon grass-court tournament at The Queen’s Club has been renamed the Fever-Tree Championships, after the soft-drinks company Fever-Tree, founded in 2005 by OW Tim Warrillow, agreed a new sponsorship deal. Warrillow, one [...]

Gardening Society Trip: Savill Gardens Visit

By |June 8th, 2018|Categories: Wellington Community|

Saturday, 16th June Gardening Society Trip: Savill Gardens Visit Timings 1430, Savill Gardens A must-visit venue in Surrey is The Savill Garden at Windsor Great Park. Since its creation in the 1930s, The Savill Garden [...]

Hayley Canham plays London

By |May 22nd, 2018|Categories: Arts|

Hayley Canham (O), recently seen on the Wellington stage as Grizabella,  is playing Katrina, a lead role in a new musical production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, which is being staged by NYMT at The Other [...]

Enjoy, Learn, Perform – Wellington Summer Sports Academy

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Sports, Uncategorized|

 Enjoy Learn Perform at the Wellington Sports Academy Mon 30th July - Thurs 2nd August 2018 Residential Price: £395 | Non-Residential Price: £295 Book Now: www.enjoylearnperform.com Enjoy Learn Perform are returning to Wellington College this [...]

The Wellington College “Waterloo Half-Marathon”

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Events|

OPEN TO ALL PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE WELLINGTON COMMUNITY. Please join the Third Form, OWs and energetic members of staff for the walk/run from Stratfield Saye to Wellington College, on the 18th of June [...]

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