Wightwick Hall School

A Business & Enterprise College

Developing Life Skills through Ethical Business Education

Tinacre Hill, Compton,
Wolverhampton, WV6 8DA
Tel: 01902 761889 or 761658
Fax: 01902 765080
Email:
officeØwightwickhall.staffs.sch.uk

23 July 2017

Current and upcoming events

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20th Jan 2017: Cameron Enters World Junior Rankings at No. 2


Cameron is in year 11 at Wightwick Hall School and competes at National and International level in disability figure skating and ice dance. The first World Rankings were issued by Inclusive Skating in January this year and Cameron is ranked 2nd in the world in the men's junior category and third overall.

Cameron started skating competitively in 2014 when he was chosen by Special Olympics GB to represent Great Britain in a Special Olympics International in Vienna, Austria, where he went on to win a silver medal. He is now a multiple gold medallist in both Special Olympics (for those with learning disabilities) and Inclusive Skating (which brings all disabilities together).

In December 2016 he won a gold trophy in the Special Olympics International Open in Tampere, Finland, for the third year running, followed two days later by a trip to Canada for the first ever Inclusive Skating International in North America. It was held as part of the World Figure Championships in Toronto and Cameron met numerous icons of the sport including previous World and Olympic Champions, as well as having the opportunity to skate at the world renowned Toronto Cricket Skating and Curling Club, home of the current World and Olympic Champions. Cameron won 3 gold medals at his competition, judged and presented by Don Jackson 1962 World Champion and Olympic bronze medalist and Barbara Wagner 1960 Olympic Champion, 4 times World Champion and 5 times Canadian Champion.

Cameron's next competition will be in Glasgow in April, an Inclusive Skating International and Special Olympics National competition, as well as British Championships. Cameron trains 3-4 times a week at Cannock, Solihull and Coventry ice rinks with his coach Sarah Carter.

17th Sep 2014: Sleuth
Wightwick Hall launches a new web-based behaviour management system to allow identification of patterns and triggers and contribute to a more productive school day.

28th Mar 2013: Safety first
Wightwick Hall continues to improve working conditions for staff and pupils. An inspection carried out by the County's Health and Safety Advisor has moved our Health and Safety rating from Satisfactory to Good.

14th Mar 2013: Red Nose Day
Wightwick Hall School would like to thank students, parents, carers and staff for participating in "Red or Bed," our fundraising event for Red Nose Day, which raised a total of 269.69 for Comic Relief!

1st Mar 2013: Firebirds are GO!
The Wightwick Hall School website gears up for a rather quiet launch!

14 Dec 2012: An Inspector Called.
We eagerly await the verified and published report for our Inspection which took place over the previous two days.

6 Dec 2012: Wightwick Hall's New Website nears completion.
Contribute now! Send me all ideas, pictures, news and all other materials you want published on the web. Peruse these pages for ideas but please don't limit suggestions to the menu titles/areas that you see.

I'm quite keen to replace the photographs I'm currently using (from 2005). At the moment only the Maths, English and Science curriculum pages have a custom picture specific to their subjects, and I invite all teachers to submit a suitable graphic/photograph to represent their department, and also to review their current subject statement.

4 Dec 2012: New Photocopier and Printing System.
Ricoh representatives visited the school ahead of finalising the last details for installing three photocopying units. These efficient machines will replace the vast majority of our eclectic collection of twenty-two networked printers and should drastically reduce our overall printing costs.

30 Nov 2012: Spellathon!
English has signed the school up for an exciting website featuring Stephen Fry. It combines spelling, learning, competition and the chance to win cash for charity and for the school! Log on and start spelling right now!

15 Nov 2012: Science acquires Data logging capability.
Science has just had a boost to its experimental range with a new data logging unit from AcquireD. Now not only can results be captured digitally, but it can also capture data for the fastest and slowest experiments!

6 Nov 2012: New Identification Cards.
The first of our new staff ID cards rolled off the printer today. Designed and printed in-house they provide instant identification for any adult in and around the school.

24 Oct 2012: A breath-takingly spooky display.
Science wowed the school by producing eerie fog effects using pumpkins, warm water and solidified carbon dioxide. An excellent mood setter for the evening's Hallo'ween party!