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Hardenhuish Sees The Dark Side Of The Moon!

Hardenhuish Sees The Dark Side Of The Moon!

The atmosphere crackled with a sense of anticipation as pupils and members of staff at Hardenhuish School gathered as a whole community to enthusiastically watch the much-publicised and long-awaited partial solar eclipse on Friday 20th March. The ‘BBC Stargazing Live’broadcast was streamed live to classrooms from 9:00am and then finally the time arrived and the pupils donned their special eclipse glasses and gathered in designated open spaces around the school. Solar filters were made available to pupils without glasses so that everyone could join in…

Hardenhuish Pupils Turn Reporters For BBC School Report News Day

Hardenhuish Pupils Turn Reporters For BBC School Report News Day

Budding Year 9 journalists at Hardenhuish School were digging for news stories as part of the BBC’s annual School Report News Day on Thursday 19th March.  This year, the BBC worked in partnership with more than 1,000 schools to bring young people’s voices to its mainstream news output. 30,000 pupils from around the UK were involved in this exciting initiative which gives 11-16 year-old pupils the chance to make their own news reports for a real audience. Pupils from all over the UK also appeared…

Hardenhuish Looks to the Future

Hardenhuish Looks to the Future

Hardenhuish School gazed into its ‘crystal ball’ when it hosted a brand new initiative recently: ‘Futures Festival’ to coincide with National Careers Week (2March – 6 March) and National Apprenticeships Week (9 March – 13 March). The purpose of the fortnight’s activities was to encourage a whole school focus on career exploration with pupils primarily from Years 10 to 12. Central to the festival at Hardenhuish was a series of ‘My Future’ talks presented at the school by local employers and educational establishments. Each day…

Hardenhuish Literature Festival Gets Pages Turning!

Hardenhuish Literature Festival Gets Pages Turning!

Pupils and staff at Hardenhuish School took part in a huge range of book-based activities as the school celebrated its first ever Literature Festival last week coinciding with World Book Day on Thursday 5 March. Year 7s raised money for school charities by taking part in a Read-a-thon, whilst pupils were also treated to a variety of book-themed competitions and workshops with local Science-Fiction author and screenwriter Katy Krump and poet Leo Aylen. Both visitors provided unique insights into their working lives and passed on…

Hardenhuish Girls Badminton Team Are Awarded Silver In South West Competition

Hardenhuish Girls Badminton Team Are Awarded Silver In South West Competition

Hardenhuish girls badminton team came second in the South West Regional Badminton Competitionheld in Exeter on Thursday 12th March 2015. The girls won many of their first games at the tournament before they lost in a fiercely fought final against Bournemouth, who went on to win the regional round. Jess Purvey, one of the Hardenhuish players said, “The atmosphere was very competitive and challenging. People had come from all over the South West of England so the competition was tough. Coming second was a great…

Hardenhuish Celebrates 'Global Partnership'

Hardenhuish Celebrates ‘Global Partnership’

Hardenhuish School celebrated their international links with a school in Sandwip, Bangladesh, with a visit from a teacher in the partner school and a range of multicultural activities for pupils. This is one of many such projects carried out over the year in which pupils are encouraged to see themselves as ‘global citizens’ and learn about different cultures and through which teachers can share good educational practice. As part of the process to identify similarities and differences between the partnership schools and their respective countries,…

Love is in the air!

Love is in the air!

The Year 11 Prom Committee played ‘Cupids’ whilst raising money for their forthcoming prom to be held at Grittleton House on Thursday 25th June. Knowing everybody loves cakes, the committee and their friends baked delicious valentine’s themed cakes and cookies for hungry pupils on the day before Valentine’s Day. Trade was understandably very brisk! The final magnificent total of £93 was boosted by a ‘Guess the name of the bear competition’ which was won by Year 8 pupil, Ella Reed (8PRF), with an aptly named…

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