Lockdown activity

Our staff and students enjoyed a hugely productive Easter break, as the gallery below clearly shows. Whether it was baking, gardening, needlework, unicycling, dog training, poetry, writing or model making - their efforts demonstrate just how hugely talented, resilient and creative the Weald school community is.  

  • Elephant1

    Elephant1

    Year 7 Amelia crafted this wonderful elephant

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    Elephant1
    Year 7 Amelia crafted this wonderful elephant
  • Elephant2

    Elephant2

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    Elephant2
  • Elephant3

    Elephant3

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    Elephant3
  • Thinking Bug

    Thinking Bug

    Year 7 student Mimi made this excellent bug box.

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    Thinking Bug
    Year 7 student Mimi made this excellent bug box.
  • Slam dunk

    Slam dunk

    Maisie in Year 8 made these donuts

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    Slam dunk
    Maisie in Year 8 made these donuts
  • Handiwork

    Handiwork

    Year 12 student Sebastian was instrumental in helping Slade Primary School's virtual choir feature on BBC News. He used his editing skills to synchronise the voices of staff at the school. Well done Sebastian.

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    Handiwork
    Year 12 student Sebastian was instrumental in helping Slade Primary School's virtual choir feature on BBC News. He used his editing skills to synchronise the voices of staff at the school. Well done Sebastian.
  • Winging it

    Winging it

    This family of geese obviously hadn't heard that Weald is temporarily closed and somehow got into the main building at Tonbridge over the Easter break. Maybe they're just taking a gander?

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    Winging it
    This family of geese obviously hadn't heard that Weald is temporarily closed and somehow got into the main building at Tonbridge over the Easter break. Maybe they're just taking a gander?
  • NHS support

    NHS support

    Holly in Year 8 made this cake during lockdown in support of brilliant NHS staff.

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    NHS support
    Holly in Year 8 made this cake during lockdown in support of brilliant NHS staff.
  • Stepping Stones

    Stepping Stones

    Hannah in Year 8 helped to make these mosaic stepping stones.

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    Stepping Stones
    Hannah in Year 8 helped to make these mosaic stepping stones.
  • Pond visitor

    Pond visitor

    A camera postioned near Weald's pond in Tonbridge has captured images of this Easter visitor.

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    Pond visitor
    A camera postioned near Weald's pond in Tonbridge has captured images of this Easter visitor.
  • Easter treat

    Easter treat

    Hannah in Year 8 made this Easter Cake.

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    Easter treat
    Hannah in Year 8 made this Easter Cake.
  • Appreciation cake

    Appreciation cake

    Amelia in Year 13 made this wonderful rainbow cake for her sister's birthday!

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    Appreciation cake
    Amelia in Year 13 made this wonderful rainbow cake for her sister's birthday!
  • In the pink

    In the pink

    Evie (Year 7) made this cake for her family at Easter. Lucky family!

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    In the pink
    Evie (Year 7) made this cake for her family at Easter. Lucky family!
  • Freya cookies

    Freya cookies

    Cookies by baker extraordinnaire Freya (Year 7)

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    Freya cookies
    Cookies by baker extraordinnaire Freya (Year 7)
  • Flour power

    Flour power

    Bread by Freya too (Year 7)

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    Flour power
    Bread by Freya too (Year 7)
  • Cake by Mrs Bone

    Cake by Mrs Bone

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    Cake by Mrs Bone
  • Delicious

    Delicious

    By Eowyn (Year 19)

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    Delicious
    By Eowyn (Year 19)
  • Simply the Brest

    Simply the Brest

    A Paris-Brest, also by Eowyn

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    Simply the Brest
    A Paris-Brest, also by Eowyn
  • Polly and Libby's fund-raiser

    Polly and Libby's fund-raiser

    Year 8 student Polly, along with classmate Libby (pictured inset), managed to raise more than £1,000 for NHS Charities Together. The tireless twosome completed 19 hours of exercise in two days. Well done girls!

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    Polly and Libby's fund-raiser
    Year 8 student Polly, along with classmate Libby (pictured inset), managed to raise more than £1,000 for NHS Charities Together. The tireless twosome completed 19 hours of exercise in two days. Well done girls!
  • Cat's entertainment

    Cat's entertainment

    A stunning Czech brioche somehow arouses the suspicion of Year 7 Freya's cat.

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    Cat's entertainment
    A stunning Czech brioche somehow arouses the suspicion of Year 7 Freya's cat.
  • Yum-Yum M&Ms

    Yum-Yum M&Ms

    A stunning M&M cake/sculpture by Clemence (Year 10).

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    Yum-Yum M&Ms
    A stunning M&M cake/sculpture by Clemence (Year 10).
  • Wheelie saying something

    Wheelie saying something

    Year 7 Betsy has been learning the unicycle.

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    Wheelie saying something
    Year 7 Betsy has been learning the unicycle.
  • Unique horn

    Unique horn

    A work-in-progress unicorn by Mrs Thurstans. When finished, it will be framed to take pride of place in her daughter's bedroom.

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    Unique horn
    A work-in-progress unicorn by Mrs Thurstans. When finished, it will be framed to take pride of place in her daughter's bedroom.
  • Modelling clay monsters

    Modelling clay monsters

    Modelling clay monsters by Mrs Thurstans and family.

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    Modelling clay monsters
    Modelling clay monsters by Mrs Thurstans and family.
  • The art of the meal

    The art of the meal

    Garlic and Rosemary focaccia, by Mrs Thurstans.

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    The art of the meal
    Garlic and Rosemary focaccia, by Mrs Thurstans.
  • Farewell Olaf

    Farewell Olaf

    Frozen's Olaf by Mollie in Year 11.

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    Farewell Olaf
    Frozen's Olaf by Mollie in Year 11.
  • My art will go on

    My art will go on

    Mrs Cope (and family) spent time doing the Getty Museum Challenge, where participants recreate famous art works using props you'd find at home. First off, here's a lockdown reimagining of Ophelia by John Everett Millais, featuring Mrs Cope.

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    My art will go on
    Mrs Cope (and family) spent time doing the Getty Museum Challenge, where participants recreate famous art works using props you'd find at home. First off, here's a lockdown reimagining of Ophelia by John Everett Millais, featuring Mrs Cope.
  • Life imitates art

    Life imitates art

    And here's a hilarious take on American Gothic by Grant Wood, reimagined by Mrs Cope's children.

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    Life imitates art
    And here's a hilarious take on American Gothic by Grant Wood, reimagined by Mrs Cope's children.
  • Miss Watford's handiwork

    Miss Watford's handiwork

    Miss Watford created this patchwork quilt after learning that she is soon to become an auntie to a new nephew/niece. Miss Watford's dog Jock has given the quilt his seal of approval.

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    Miss Watford's handiwork
    Miss Watford created this patchwork quilt after learning that she is soon to become an auntie to a new nephew/niece. Miss Watford's dog Jock has given the quilt his seal of approval.
  • River

    River

    River, a poem by Year 8's Emily.

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    River
    River, a poem by Year 8's Emily.
  • British Weather

    British Weather

    British Weather, a poem by Year 8 student Neve.

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    British Weather
    British Weather, a poem by Year 8 student Neve.
  • Fraggle rocks

    Fraggle rocks

    Mrs Jenning's dog Fraggle shows great restraint here during a spot of training. Notice the tempting treats on either paw.

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    Fraggle rocks
    Mrs Jenning's dog Fraggle shows great restraint here during a spot of training. Notice the tempting treats on either paw.
  • Starlight

    Starlight

    Part 1 of a short story based on a YouTube video seen by Louise (Year 7).

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    Starlight
    Part 1 of a short story based on a YouTube video seen by Louise (Year 7).
  • Starlight 2

    Starlight 2

    Part 2 of a short story based on a YouTube video seen by Louise (Year 7).

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    Starlight 2
    Part 2 of a short story based on a YouTube video seen by Louise (Year 7).
  • Starlight 3

    Starlight 3

    Part 3 of a short story based on a YouTube video seen by Louise (Year 7).

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    Starlight 3
    Part 3 of a short story based on a YouTube video seen by Louise (Year 7).
  • Rising to the occasion

    Rising to the occasion

    This impressive 'dome' bread was baked by Year 7 Maia.

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    Rising to the occasion
    This impressive 'dome' bread was baked by Year 7 Maia.
  • Baked Rainbow

    Baked Rainbow

    Perhaps in tribute to the tireless NHS workers, Year 7 Imogen baked this rainbow cake.

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    Baked Rainbow
    Perhaps in tribute to the tireless NHS workers, Year 7 Imogen baked this rainbow cake.
  • Needlework bunny

    Needlework bunny

    A knitted rabbit by Mrs Fricker.

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    Needlework bunny
    A knitted rabbit by Mrs Fricker.
  • Interior decoration

    Interior decoration

    A wall mural created by Rose (Year 12).

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    Interior decoration
    A wall mural created by Rose (Year 12).
  • Bug box

    Bug box

    Bug box by Alexa (Year 7).

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    Bug box
    Bug box by Alexa (Year 7).
  • Painted Stones

    Painted Stones

    Painted Stones by Alexa.

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    Painted Stones
    Painted Stones by Alexa.
  • Cheese treats

    Cheese treats

    Year 7 Amy's cheese muffins.

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    Cheese treats
    Year 7 Amy's cheese muffins.
  • An eye for art

    An eye for art

    A few pieces of Year 8 Millie's artwork.

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    An eye for art
    A few pieces of Year 8 Millie's artwork.
  • An eye for art

    An eye for art

    A few pieces of Year 8 Millie's artwork.

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    An eye for art
    A few pieces of Year 8 Millie's artwork.
  • Going for gold

    Going for gold

    "Sid the Snail" by Miss Hardman, a work-in-progress created using the goldwork embroidery skills that Miss Hardman learned last year at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace.

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    Going for gold
    "Sid the Snail" by Miss Hardman, a work-in-progress created using the goldwork embroidery skills that Miss Hardman learned last year at the Royal School of Needlework in Hampton Court Palace.
  • Worthwhile handiwork

    Worthwhile handiwork

    Thoughtful Design and Technology teacher Mrs Tomlins was busy over the break using her textile skills to make PPE from new fabric and donated bedding. She's part of a volunteer group that's been making gowns and scrubs for NHS workers and care homes throughout Kent.

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    Worthwhile handiwork
    Thoughtful Design and Technology teacher Mrs Tomlins was busy over the break using her textile skills to make PPE from new fabric and donated bedding. She's part of a volunteer group that's been making gowns and scrubs for NHS workers and care homes throughout Kent.
  • Life on the hedge

    Life on the hedge

    Year 7 student Francesca's hedgehog horror cake.

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    Life on the hedge
    Year 7 student Francesca's hedgehog horror cake.
  • Dig it

    Dig it

    Mrs Hewett has been digging up her lawn to create a new vegetable patch. So far, there are four x 1.5mx3m beds excavated so far.

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    Dig it
    Mrs Hewett has been digging up her lawn to create a new vegetable patch. So far, there are four x 1.5mx3m beds excavated so far.
  • Marblellous

    Marblellous

    Year 8 student Maria's marvellous marble cake.

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    Marblellous
    Year 8 student Maria's marvellous marble cake.
  • Fly photography

    Fly photography

    Patient photographer Eve (Year 7) carefully recorded the emergence, from its larva, of this stunning Damselfly.

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    Fly photography
    Patient photographer Eve (Year 7) carefully recorded the emergence, from its larva, of this stunning Damselfly.
  • Fly photography 2

    Fly photography 2

    Patient photographer Eve (Year 7) carefully recorded the emergence, from its larva, of this stunning Damselfly.

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    Fly photography 2
    Patient photographer Eve (Year 7) carefully recorded the emergence, from its larva, of this stunning Damselfly.
  • Drawing challenge

    Drawing challenge

    Library assistant Mrs Carter (and her family) joined in with a drawing challenge, including writer Rob Biddulph, over the Easter break.

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    Drawing challenge
    Library assistant Mrs Carter (and her family) joined in with a drawing challenge, including writer Rob Biddulph, over the Easter break.
  • Easter Geography Competition winners: River basin

    Easter Geography Competition winners: River basin

    Year 7 student Louise was the winner (in her year) of a Geography competition. Here, Louise did a lovely painting of a river basin, complete with labelling and a great perspective.

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    Easter Geography Competition winners: River basin
    Year 7 student Louise was the winner (in her year) of a Geography competition. Here, Louise did a lovely painting of a river basin, complete with labelling and a great perspective.
  • Easter Geography Competition winners: River basin

    Easter Geography Competition winners: River basin

    Year 8 winner (and overall winner) was Gracie with this well-labelled volcano model which shows pyrocastic flow (hot gas and ash).

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    Easter Geography Competition winners: River basin
    Year 8 winner (and overall winner) was Gracie with this well-labelled volcano model which shows pyrocastic flow (hot gas and ash).
  • Easter Geography Competition winners: Coastal features

    Easter Geography Competition winners: Coastal features

    Year 9 winner in the Easter Geography Competition, was Megan with this model of a classic Geography coastal feature.

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    Easter Geography Competition winners: Coastal features
    Year 9 winner in the Easter Geography Competition, was Megan with this model of a classic Geography coastal feature.