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Pupils 'Bowled' Over By Author Visit

Pupils ‘Bowled’ Over By Author Visit

The 2017 Hardenhuish Literature Festival got off to a flying start on Monday 27 February when award-winning author Tim Bowler visited to hold a series of creative writing workshops with Year 7 and Year 9 pupils. Mr Bowler, who won the Carnegie Medal in 1997 for his acclaimed novel ‘River Boy’, read extracts from a couple of his other books, ‘Storm Catchers’ and ‘Night Runner’ to start the sessions and then invited pupils to continue these plots after stopping at a cliff-hanger moment, leading to…

Spring Concert

Spring Concert

Hardenhuish Headlines 24 February 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 24 February 2017

Term 4 has started well and pupils and staff have been very focused this week on our positive rewards, ACEs, as they re-establish learning habits. Year 13 have approached their mocks with maturity and are now fully aware of their areas for concentration over the coming weeks. I am looking forward to our Literature Festival next week which will involve the whole school in an exciting range of literature related events and opportunities. Mrs Percy Headteacher   News Items   News from Hardenhuish’s Green Team…

Hardenhuish Becomes A Microsoft Showcase School

Hardenhuish Becomes A Microsoft Showcase School

Last week, Hardenhuish School announced that it had been awarded the ‘Microsoft Showcase School’ status, only one of 31 in the UK.  As a result, it is now part of a global community of educators who have a vision for transforming the way pupils and students are educated. This new status was the culmination of two years’ hard work during which the school has been promoting the use of exciting technologies to enhance teaching and learning. Office 365, OneNote Class Notebook and SharePoint have been…

Hardenhuish Headlines 10 February 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines 10 February 2017

It has been a busy Term 3 and pupils and staff at Hardenhuish have, as always, taken every opportunity to get involved with an enormous range of events and activities. The articles and links below make for good reading ( an unintended link to the Hardenhuish Literature Festival taking place early next term!) and showcase our diverse talents, interests and skills.  I am already looking forward to the many opportunities signposted below that are taking place in Term 4 but in the meantime have an…

Anything Goes at Hardenhuish!

Anything Goes at Hardenhuish!

Audiences were dazzled this week by the four sell-out performances of Hardenhuish School’s production of “Anything Goes”. The cast of almost fifty pupils has been rehearsing for the production since last September and their hard work and talent was obvious for all to see. More than 400 excited family, friends and staff bought tickets for the show, Anything Goes is a classic, Broadway musical featuring well-known songs such as ‘I Get A Kick out Of You’ and ‘It’s De-Lovely’, as well as comedy hi-jinks and…

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 3 February 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 3 February 2017

The arrival of our lambs at Hardenhuish is an extra opportunity for us to think about new beginnings and I am pleased to announce that we have been officially designated as a Microsoft Showcase school, one of only 31 in the UK. This is recognition of our efforts so far to embrace technology for learning but most importantly, signals the beginning of a focused effort, working alongside Microsoft, to ensure that technology is being used as widely as possible to enhance teaching and learning and…

Hardenhuish Welcomes New Additions

Hardenhuish Welcomes New Additions

This week, Hardenhuish School has welcomed four new arrivals… in the shape of lambs! Leah’s offspring arrived over the weekend followed by Rachel’s two on Monday night. All of the lambs are fit and healthy although they are being bottle fed to help out their first-time mothers.  Meanwhile, their father, Twiglet, has returned to the flock to keep them company as the lambs settle into life at Hardenhuish. Hardenhuish School has kept a flock of six Jacob sheep for several years and they run a…

'Indie' The Mars Rover Visits Hardenhuish

‘Indie’ The Mars Rover Visits Hardenhuish

This week, Hardenhuish School’s STEM (Science, Technology, Maths and Engineering) Club welcomed Cristina Rodriguez, Technical Lead from the Space Division at SCISYS UK Ltd to talk about the software she designed for three satellites that are currently orbiting the earth and recording data on the earth’s magnetic field. Cristina also brought along a test model of a Mars Rover, known as ‘Indie’, whose software she had designed for its collision avoidance algorithm. “It takes an average of 13 minutes to communicate with Mars, so if…

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