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The 9th of November marked the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a remarkable moment at the end of the 20th century that led to German reunification.

Our year 8 German students reflected on the events on a special lesson held that week.

They first looked at why the wall was originally constructed and students were asked to imagine what life would have been like for those surrounded by the wall. They then learnt about the fall of the wall and what that meant not just for Germany but for Europe too.

Inspired by the 30th anniversary, art installation “Vision in Motion”,the class created their own artwork, which combined the German flag with messages written on handprints. Together their wall is a reminder of a pivotal moment of hope in world history.

On Tuesday 12th November, Wyvern College celebrated Odd Socks Day.

Odd Socks Day formed part of Anti-Bullying Week. It is a chance to celebrate that we are all unique.

The day sends an important message to people that they should be allowed to be themselves, free from bullying, and helps us celebrate Anti-Bullying Week in a fun and positive way.

Thanks to all the students and staff members that dug out their oddest socks and wore them with real style.

Wyvern Geography department and our Year 7 and 9 students have undertaken a project, combining inspiring artistry and travel.

Students painted geographical pictures or messages of positivity on rocks and have hidden them around the school site. Each rock is labelled with @wyverngeographyrocks which links to an Instagram account. The idea is that people will find them and post their finds online. They will then keep them or re-hide!

We were hoping to see some would travel quite a way this summer as some students took them away on holiday.  As you can see we have had rocks turn up in some far flung locations. Let’s hope they travel onto more.

As part of our celebrations for European Day of Languages, 56 Wyvern students in Year 8 swapped their usual role and became teachers for a lesson. In pairs, they prepared a range of activities to teach German to pupils in Years 1 and 2 in Fair Oak Infant School. They showed real effort and enthusiasm to come up with ideas and create materials, in a very short period, with pupils presented with stickers and certificates for their keen participation.

Our students covered various topics including numbers, colours, animals, food, weather and sports amongst others and invented board games, card games and speaking and listening activities.

We have some real teachers in the making and some of the Fair Oak staff loved welcoming back former pupils, marvelling at how far they have come. Thank you to all who took part.

Wyvern College supported World Mental Health Day, on Thursday 9th October.

Information/activity packs were prepared for all our tutors to share with their tutor groups and our staff showed their support by wearing yellow, or a yellow accessory.

We also had a representative from the School Nurse Team visiting during break 1, promoting the CHAT Health scheme for teenagers. ChatHealth is a confidential text messaging service that enables children and young people (aged 11-19) to contact their local public health nursing (school nursing) team.


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