With the environment being celebrated as the theme of this year's National Poetry Day, we are excited to launch a poetry competition for our partner primary schools, run in conjunction with local wildlife charity the Cameron Bespolka Trust. Children have been invited to write their own poem on the subject of birds: perhaps to describe their favourite bird, or their earliest memories of birds, or the joys of experiencing birdsong at dawn.
The first prize is a trip to New Forest nature retreat Cameron’s Cottage for the winner's class. Runner-up prizes include a class trip to Brownsea Island, a wildlife haven in Poole Harbour. All competition entrants and their parents and carers will be invited to a celebratory afternoon tea in College Hall on Wednesday 2 November.
Renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville will judge the competition, and present the prizes at the afternoon tea. On the same day, Roger will also be giving our annual Cameron Bespolka Memorial Wildlife Talk on 'Beavers and Buzzards; nature adventures on a very long walk’. Roger has a deep interest in the restoration of British biodiversity and a passion for birds; he successfully retraced Shackleton's journey across South Georgia for the first time, and is a founder of the charity Curlew Action.
All primary school pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 are welcome to attend the talk. Please contact Clare Talks for more information.
29th November 2022
470 children from local primary school experienced the wonder of an orchestral performance at our annual Primary Schools Concert.
22nd November 2022
Year 6 primary school pupils were invited to take over our museum, Treasury, and create their own pop-up art exhibition.
7th November 2022
Renowned ornithologist Roger Morgan-Grenville gave our annual wildlife lecture, which was attended by 450 primary pupils from across the county. Primary pupils' poetry was recognised at a prizegiving tea after the talk.
30th October 2022
Staff and pupils, working in partnership with Winnall Primary School, celebrated UN World Food Day by exploring sustainability in food production and preparation.
18th October 2022
On Monday 17 October, Winchester hosted an Eco Conference for 250 state school pupils and staff from across Hampshire, focused on topics related to climate change and sustainability.
20th September 2022
The whole school is aiming to run and walk a total of 4,000km on the morning of Friday 23 September to raise money for a water pump at Basgo Nunnery Orphanage in rural India.