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Walhampton School’s ‘People of Power’ is an awesome group of activists that want to challenge racism and make a difference through education and action! Recently in our PoP group, we came up with the idea of introducing more authors of colour into our school Library. In order to help us reach our goal, one of […]

Kitchen garden busy-ness

Chef Carl and team had a busy afternoon harvesting red onions and lavender, watering, prepping soil for planting carrots and quality testing blackcurrants and raspberries. The blue potatoes have already been enjoyed in the dining room and courgettes are doing brilliantly too!

Testing Eco games

Walhampton’s Y5 and Y6 conservationists took a break from lopping laurel for a week to road-test a game designed to make us stop and think about electricity usage. They ranked various appliances from game consoles and phone chargers to fridges and kettles before thinking about which activities use the most energy – where would you […]

Walhampton Trashion Show

Walhampton has staged its first Trashion/Fashion show during an assembly and at our Friday chapel service. The children have worked incredibly hard creating their pieces with some of our seniors undertaking their project during enrichment sessions this term. There were three categories to enter including, ‘Trashion’, using recycled items to make an outfit; ‘Forever Fashion’, […]

Caring about people

Over the past month, a group of our children have been meeting up with Jemma from ‘Let’s Start a Conversation’, to discuss their ideas about race, identity and difference. These conversations have led the children to come up with their own group called ‘PoP’ (People of Power). This is a group of our students that […]

Walhampton Basics Bank delivery

Reverse Advent Calendar Increasing numbers of people are thinking of others at Christmas, and reverse Advent Calendars are gaining popularity. This year we collected and delivered trolley loads of staples, toiletries and Christmas treats to the basics bank in Lymington. We were given a behind the scenes tour of this fabulous operation, manned by volunteers, […]

Carbon Zero pledge

It’s important that we all do our bit to move Walhampton closer to being Carbon Zero. Our enthusiastic Eco activist in Year 6 and all-round Super-Hero, Javier, has these everyday tips for us: Be mindful – switch off (Christmas) lights and screens when not in use Recycle more – we’re collecting aluminium, old pens, stamps, […]

Christmas jumper day bring & buy

Did you know 1 in 4 Christmas jumpers are only worn once? One of our Year 8 pupils is keen to reduce waste from fast fashion and raise money for our chosen school charity. So she has taken action and put together a Christmas jumper Bring and Buy sale! The aim is to recycle and […]