Monthly Archives: March 2019

Honorary degree awarded to teacher

Bristol University awarded Simon Pugh-Jones MBE, with an honorary Doctor of Science degree. Mr Pugh-Jones teacher of Science at Writhlington and Mendip Studio School and founder of the Writhlington School Orchid Project, which since 1993 has been leading conservation education …
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Careers Week sees West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor visit career-defining schools

The West of England Mayor and Deputy Mayor recently visited local schools to support young people’s career opportunities, as part of National Careers Week. Deputy Mayor, Cllr Tim Warren joined joined Writhlington and Mendip Studio School’s students and staff to …
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Netball – Sixth Form Crowned B&NES Champions

Our Sixth Form netball team took part in the B&NES tournament at Norton Hill. They played a total of six games against Hayesfield, Norton Hill, St Greg’s and Chew Valley, winning every game. The final saw them win 10-0 against …
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Sixth Form Showcase

A night of live music, performed by students from Writhlington and Mendip Sixth Form. Tickets are available for our Sixth Form Showcase from jessica.sexton@writhlington.org.uk

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The Prince’s Trust with Hauser & Wirth

As part of the Prince’s Trust Achieve programme, our Year 10 students took part in creative workshops at the Hauser and Wirth Gallery in Somerset. This internationally renowned gallery and multi-purpose arts center concentrates mainly on contemporary art and offers …
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Science in Action

Harvey has been working closely with The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew as part of his Level 3 Applied Science studies at Mendip Studio School. He has been trained in advanced propagation techniques and is the first person to successfully …
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Orchids and Big Cats – Life After Sixth Form

Heather was an active member of The Orchid Project and she has recently started her 3rd year at Chester University studying Conservation Biology. Building on her active participation in science and the Orchid Project at Writhlington and Mendip Studio Schools …
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Conservation in Action

The Orchid Project is pleased to announce that its partner school in Rwanda has received funding from The World Orchid Conference Trust for conservation work on the rare Central African species of orchid, Aerangis verdickii. The funding will be used …
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Boys-U15A Football vs Beechen Cliff (1-0 win)

Year 10 continued their great start to the BANES football league with a 1-0 win against Beechen Cliff. Ben R floated a ball over the top of the defender enabling last week’s man of the match, Ben S, to slot …
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Orchid Project at Orchid Society’s Annual Show in Cheltenham

Our students spent a wonderful day at the Cheltenham Orchid show on Saturday where they talked to orchid growers and explained about the work they carry out with the school orchid project. The sales table did brisk trade, customers were …
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