We were thrilled to welcome visitors to our April Open Morning and pleased that the wet weather did not dampen spirits.
In typical Warminster fashion each department showcased their subject, specialist teachers and pupils. Over in Prep, it was a hive of activity and families were delighted by the STEM activities on offer. The Headmaster, welcomed visitors to the School – and was surprised when he had to follow a drumming flash mob!
Head Girl, Abbie Cadwallader, welcomed guests with her thoughts on the Warminster community and her educational journey:
“As the Headmaster said, my name is Abbie and I am head girl here at Warminster. I joined the school almost 12 years ago as a Year 2 pupil from a very small local primary school. On reflection, it’s fair to say I have grown up dramatically since first walking through the School gates, and I honestly believe that it’s Warminster’s unique community that has helped to shape me to be the person I am today.
I started Warminster with the perception that there wasn’t anything that I really excelled at: I’d never played any major sports, I used to hide behind more confident pupils in my classes, and much to the displeasure of my parents I had no idea how to tell the time.
Did any of this matter when I first joined? Absolutely not! Well, maybe telling the time. I was quickly thrown straight into Warminster life, which emphasises giving everything a go, questioning what we are told and never thinking you are incapable of something. Now in my final year of school my maths ability has come on enormously since Year 2 and thanks to the amazing support of the teachers here, I am now working towards an A level in Maths alongside French and Geography, I am an avid netball player and I try to take full advantage of every opportunity my teachers offer me.
Something I am always asked when touring parents around our School, is what do I think makes Warminster so special? For me, what makes Warminster so special is its ability to keep giving. Pupils are offered endless opportunities to develop into independent, inquisitive and open-minded young adults and enrich ourselves in all aspects of school life. In addition, one of the great things about being educated in a relatively small school is that there is no hiding away: you simply must get involved in everything.
At Warminster, you are expected to operate outside your comfort zone and contribute fully to the wide range of activities on offer, and that can only be a good thing.
I think it’s important to see today as an opportunity to look past our beautiful buildings and campus: yes, they are the physical components of our school, but it is definitely our warm community that makes Warminster.”