Making the News!
A selection of articles in the media featuring Weeke Primary School.
Visit to Parliament, Jan 2014
Following a request for an interview from the Weeke Whizz journalists, Steve Brine, MP for Winchester and Chandler's Ford, invited teachers and pupils from Weeke to visit the Houses of Parliament on January 8. Click the link below to read more!
Headteacher Search, Sep 2013
After failing to recruit a new Headteacher, the Governors, staff and children at Weeke made their own advert and used social media to ensure as many people as possible saw it. This resulted in two TV slots on local news channels and, finally, a new Headteacher for September 2013!
Here is the advert:
The video recruitment drive was featured on both BBC and ITV Meridian TV channels - click the link below to see the ITV Meridian coverage:
Publishing firm gives Winchester school children a helping hand, June 2014
Weeke Primary School children took part in a day of producing stories and drawings, working with professional publishers, as part of their extra-curricular activities.
Jumpers for goalposts, November 2014
What an exciting few days for Weeke Primary School! A phone call from Tobey in Year 5 to the Chris Evans Radio 2 Breakfast show sparked huge interest from Chris Evans and his listeners.
What happened next?
An overwhelming number or emails, texts and phone calls to the Breakfast show, a generous gift of fantastic new goalposts from Mark Harrod Ltd, a two hour visit from Chris Evans himself, an assembly, a penalty shoot out against Tobey, a game of football, an interview with the Weeke Whizz journalists and an invitation to Carfest for all our children, staff and parents!
To view some of the videos, photos, read the press coverage or listen to the Radio 2 broadcast about Chris's visit to Weeke Primary School, please click on the links below:
- The Gift of Goal Posts for Tobey and Weeke Primary School
- Radio DJ visits Winchester school for a kickabout
- Radio star Chris Evans helps school boy get goalposts for his school
- DJ will send 1,300 people to festival for free
- Radio 2 DJ to send hundreds of Winchester school children parents and staff to Carfest
- Chris Evans at Weeke Primary - photo gallery