Mia Annesen-Wood actually has a painting exhibited at Modern Art Oxford! She actually, actually has!

Mia, in Year 13 (Wallingford School), has been working hard with the MAO Young Creatives initiative for just over a year now. Mia’s painting ‘Looking’ was a project in constant evolution. It was built up with layers of colour, each time a different shade or shape until it finally appeared finished. Mia says, ‘All of a sudden, it was as though she was really looking, looking into the future or, as Yoko Ono said, “The next beautiful world.”‘

Year 12 Wallingford School students, AJ, Alex, Bethany, Lorna, Saoirse, and Rob, took part in a Public Speaking Workshop on Thursday 20th January in preparation for the Final of the Merchant Taylors' Business Competition taking place in London on Tuesday 1st February.

The students were expertly tutored by Jenny Stewart-Cosgrove, who gave them a variety of tips to improve their presentation skills. The students had a enjoyable day and feel more confident going into the Final.

Ms McGowan, Teacher of Business, Wallingford School

A report from two Wallingford School students:

On Monday, we went to the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London to compete against 2 other schools in the Livery Awards. The idea of this award is to encourage a group of students to develop an environmentally friendly business idea and present it to judges. The three judges were: Jana Mackintosh, Nick Hewer (from the Apprentice!) and Tim Vallings. The six of us that took part were: Bethany, Lorna, AJ, Robert, Saoirse and Alex.

Merchant Taylors’ Oxfordshire Academy Trust is delighted to confirm the transfer of Buckinghamshire University Technical College into the Trust from 1st November. The UTC, based in Aylesbury, becomes the third school within the Trust in addition to Wallingford School and Brightwell-cum-Sotwell CofE Primary School.