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  1. Junior History Week and World Book Day

    This week has been History Week in the Junior School but it also appropriately combined with other events – World Book Day and International Women’s Day.

    We began the week with an assembly presentation from Withington alumna, Debbie Griffiths [1975 …

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  2. St John Ambulance North of England Cadet of the Year

    Photo credit: Brian Aldrich

    Congratulations to Year 10 pupil Freya who now has a Royal appointment after being named St John Ambulance’s Regional Cadet of the Year (North) at the charity’s annual competition. Freya was one of 32 young people …

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  3. Withington are GCHQ CyberFirst Girls Competition Finalists!

    Four Year 8 pupils have won through to the final of the CyberFirst Girls Competition, a competition of problem-solving and code cracking challenges, organised by the National Cyber Security Centre, a part of GCHQ. The group were delighted to be …

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  4. Top Gear at Winmarleigh Hall

    Upper II girls had a fantastic time on the annual residential trip to Winmarleigh Hall February 6th – 8th 2019. The absolute highlight was getting the chance to drive Winmarleigh’s brand new ‘All Terrain Vehicle’. Our WGS group was the …

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  5. Geography Debate vs MGS

    Withington Geography Debating Team win the debate at MGS! 

    ‘The world population 10 billion:  This house believes the world can handle projected population growth’. 

    Year 12 Geographers took on the challenge of debating against a team from The Manchester Grammar …

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  6. A fantastic 15 offers from Oxford and Cambridge

    Fifteen Withington students have secured offers to study at the universities of Oxford or Cambridge this year, with the majority of the Upper Sixth already celebrating offers from the universities of their choice.

    Of the Oxbridge offer-holders, 11 (representing one-in-six …

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  7. Arts Award Discover

    Congratulations to the 43 Junior pupils who have successfully completed their Arts Award Discover course! The girls received their certificates in a special assembly presentation this morning. Throughout last term, the girls have shown great enthusiasm and have created artwork …

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  8. Juniors’ Let’s Make Music Day

    The halls of WGS have been filled with the sound of music today. Girls in Years 3 to 5 have been trying out different instruments, including the violin, oboe and harp to name but a few. The perfect way to …

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  9. Cerrie Burnell visits the Junior School

    Today the Juniors had an inspirational talk from author Cerrie Burnell. She discussed what made her become an author, what inspires her writing and gave the girls some ideas for their own story writing.

    Cerrie, who is well known as …

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  10. On the map at Table Tennis!

    This weekend, the newly-formed Withington U11 table tennis squad took part in their first-ever major competition: the regional round of the National Schools Table Tennis Tournament, held at St Bede’s High School in Blackburn.

    And what a brilliant debut it …

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