New £1.75M Sports Centre for Withington Girls’ School

Withington Girls School new Sports Centre - artist's 3d model, October 2017

WGS aims to further boost sports performance and participation levels through the development of a new £1.75m Sports Centre, scheduled to open next Spring. It is a significant investment for Withington and is part of an overall programme of enhancements at the School. . . . → Read More: New £1.75M Sports Centre for Withington Girls’ School

Smiles All Round on Withington’s Gambia Trip

Withington Girls School’s Sixth Form Gambia volunteers under the shade of a baobab tree

Sixth Formers from Withington Girls’ School have enjoyed an action-packed trip to The Gambia where they immersed themselves in a mixture of thought-provoking volunteering work and fun sightseeing activities. . . . → Read More: Smiles All Round on Withington’s Gambia Trip

Withington’s Winning Ways

Withington Girls’ School 2016 successes (thumbnail)

Withington Girls’ School has been celebrating a series of wins in a wide range of pursuits – and the Manchester-based School has also just been ranked as the top school in the North in the latest Sunday Times Parent Power league tables. . . . → Read More: Withington’s Winning Ways

What is Russian Maths?

Parents often ask me what “Russian Maths” is and how is it different from maths taught in England, after all, the numbers are the same. Yes, the numbers are the same, but the methods of teaching mathematics are very different.

Teaching of mathematics in the UK was influenced by Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory. . . . → Read More: What is Russian Maths?

Alderley Edge 100th Music Festival – WGS Crowned Choral Champions!

Withington Girls’ School’s Choir at 100th Alderley Music Festival 2016

Withington Girls’ School’s Choir debut performance at the Alderley Edge 100th Music Festival hit the right note with judges as entries in two classes earned the WGS choristers a coveted first prize. . . . → Read More: Alderley Edge 100th Music Festival – WGS Crowned Choral Champions!

Siemens to help girls get curious about STEM

To mark International Women’s Day (IWD) 2016, Siemens will launch a new education project to challenge gender stereotypes. The SeeWomen (Girls in STEM) project will inspire and motivate young girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). . . . → Read More: Siemens to help girls get curious about STEM

Royal Visit to Withington Girls’ School

HRH The Duchess of Gloucester is shown around Withington's light and airy new central Hub area

Withington’s new Junior School and Central Hub were officially opened yesterday, Wednesday 30th September 2015, during a Royal visit by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the School’s foundation. . . . → Read More: Royal Visit to Withington Girls’ School

New Juniors’ building for Withington Girls’ School

WSG junior New School Building- Entrance 02

Construction work is well underway on a new, purpose-built state-of-the-art Junior School building and central ‘Hub’ at Withington Girls’ School, within the grounds of existing site in Fallowfield, Manchester, costing £4.3m. . . . → Read More: New Juniors’ building for Withington Girls’ School

Science: Is it a Girl Thing?

Dr Francisca Wheeler with girls from WGS, Winners at British Physics Olympiad 2013

Can girls do science? This was a question which Teneeka Mai, Tanya Drobnis and Siyang Weianswered with a resounding ‘yes’ as they claimed victory at the British Physics Olympiad in April, winning Gold Awardsin their age category. . . . → Read More: Science: Is it a Girl Thing?

Mosaic for Children’s Hospital

Fragment of Harrington Mosaic at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

England and Manchester United football legend Sir Bobby Charlton unveiled a magnificent collection of artwork created by pupils at Withington Girls’ School at a special ceremony at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. . . . → Read More: Mosaic for Children’s Hospital