Lent term 2020
Today marks the first day of our Lent term, with pupils, students and staff welcomed back to our School following the Christmas break.
While lessons and extra-curricular activities start again, Year 11 also began their day with an assembly, led by our Headteacher, Mr Broughton, on their future goals and aspirations as they prepare to undertake their GCSE examinations this summer.
However, the start of a new term also provides an opportunity to reflect on our School’s end-of-term service, which took place on the last day of our Michaelmas term. Our annual end-of-term service, at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey, helped draw our School community together to celebrate achievements and the Christmas message.
During our service, our Striving for Excellence Awards were given to five pupils – congratulations to Kavitharen V (7K), Joel D (8K), Malachi O (9W), Stefan C (10 S) and Charles S (11W). Our Striving for Excellence Awards are awarded each term for academic progress and excellence. Recommendations are made by subject leaders, following nominations within their departments. All nominations are then collated and passed onto each Head of Year for a final decision.
Our end-of-term service also included readings in Arabic (by Year 7 pupil, Antonio), Polish (by Year 9 pupil, Gabriel) and Swahili (by Year 10 pupil, David), reflecting the international links of our pupil body. At Westminster City School, we are proud that our pupils and students have connections to over 100 different nations.
As well as joining together as a school to sing carols like O Little Town Of Bethlehem and While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night, there were performances by our School Choir and numerous musical ensembles, before pupils were dismissed to start their Christmas holidays.