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The Design Department ‘Bird House Competition’ was very well received, the range of ideas and techniques were wonderful! We had ones that had feeders attached, a twig house construction, a blue African weaved fabric house and a bold rainbow coloured lolly stick house. A tough job to judge! However, we came to a decision and here are the results…

1st- Decorated with a cat which hopefully wont scare the birds away by Gregor MacLeod.

2nd –An exquisitely detailed Alice in Wonderland book design by Tamara Euillet

3rd– A beautifully weaved African bird house by Miss Kohlman.

Congratulations everyone and thank you for entering. Look out for the next competition coming soon!

Photography Summer '17 advert

Photography Competition

Calling all Waingels students to enter this competition! For more details please see the link below.


A big thank you to everyone that entered Waingels’ first photography competition on the theme of ‘It’s Getting Cold Outside!’ In total we had an astounding 137 entries and the standard was very high. The competition was judged by Dawn Rodgers from Bradfield College and Naughty Dog Photography who said ‘it was a very difficult decision to make’.

A Particular mention to our First Place Winners: Katerina Hodges (Student Category), Mr Kaye (Staff Category) and Clayton Tagg (Parent Category).



Congratulations to Paris Dixon, one of our Year 13 students for winning Reading’s Secondary Schools Art Exhibition at Rivermead Leisure Complex. Her entry, appropriately titled ‘Fraser Manipulation’ was made up of 4 A3 photographs, printed on glossy photo paper and mounted onto foam board. Her piece was captured using an SLR film camera, which she then developed herself in our dark room. To complete the ‘old rustic’ look she manipulated the negative film using a variety of scratching & mark making techniques which were then able to be scanned into the computer to be finalised on Photoshop.