We had a visit from Councillor Steffi Sutters at the end of last term to launch a MyWandsworth campaign for everyone to take pride in their local area. All young, budding artists are encouraged to enter a borough wide poster competition. The winning poster will be turned into posters and displayed across the whole borough.
We were very grateful to Alan from Eagle Heights Sanctuary who visited West Hill this month and spent more than two hours talking to the children about birds of prey. We had the opportunity to meet Sybil the Hawk and Buster the Bald Eagle who both flew around the middle hall, aswell as a peregrine falcon and a barn owl. It was quite an experience!
We had a great visit from Paralympian Kim Daybell this week who inspired the children and put us through our paces in some fitness sessions. He was born with only two fingers on his right hand but despite this disability has become a Commonwealth silver medallist in table tennis. He is also a doctor!
West Hill continues to find new ways to inspire our children through art and we were very lucky to welcome specialist educator Alice Odin from the Courtauld Institute to Year 4 this month. She encouraged the children to look, question and respond to artwork from the Courtauld Gallery and develop their own art skills in a morning's workshop. She will be returning to West Hill later this month and in February to run more workshops with other year groups.