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Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 23 June

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 23 June

We have had a great DEAR ( Drop Everything And Read) week and I really enjoyed spending Monday afternoon with the Year 8 Carnegie Group talking about the shortlisted books and discussing the merits of the winner of the Carnegie Medal ( Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys) and the Amnesty Award ( The Bone Sparrow by Zana Fraillon) which were also our winners! I also had the pleasure of taking part in the Opening Ceremony for the Chippenham Games this week. These signify…

Pupils Get Healthy at Hardenhuish School!

Pupils Get Healthy at Hardenhuish School!

Hardenhuish School were promoting all aspects of healthy lifestyles last week with their ‘Healthy Hardenhuish Week’. A variety of activities, events and competitions were put on for pupils during the week that focused on all aspects of healthy lifestyles, including physical health, nutrition and mental and emotional wellbeing. On Monday, Year 7 were invited to carve animals out of their favourite fruits. On Tuesday, Greg the Greengrocer from Total Produce, one of the school’s catering suppliers, came to the school to set up a fruit…

Hardenhuish School Gets Even Greener!

Hardenhuish School Gets Even Greener!

At the beginning of the month, Hardenhuish School’s “Green Team” organised Green Week, to encourage pupils and staff to consider ways in which they could adopt a more eco-friendly lifestyle both at home and at school. The School, which was awarded its second Eco-Schools Green Flag Award at the end of last year, held this event as part of its continued efforts to become sustainable. The Green Team is the School’s eco-committee, comprising of Year 7, 8 and 9 pupils, who meet weekly to work…

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 16 June 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 16 June 2017

Over the past five days we have focused on Healthy Hardenhuish with pupils participating in fruit tasting with Greg@total_produce, Wake Up Aerobics, Cycle to School Day and 1500m runs at lunchtime for each year group in preparation for Sports Day next week. It has been a fantastic way to consider how we as a community can become healthier and has firmly established its place on the calendar. I wish Year 10 well with their Statistics exam next week. We have Drop Everything And Read (DEAR)…

Hardenhuish Student Runs From One Marshfield To Another!

Hardenhuish Student Runs From One Marshfield To Another!

On Sunday 28 May, Hardenhuish student, James Warren, ran 48.1 miles from Marshfield in Wales, across the Severn Bridge, to Marshfield in South Gloucestershire. In temperatures of up to 23°C, it took James 9 hours, 36 minutes and 18 seconds, meaning that he averaged 8.59 minutes per mile.   He consumed 9 litres of water and electrolytes and ate lots of pasta salad along the way to keep his energy levels up. James, who is in Year 12, had the idea for this project months ago….

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 9 June

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 9 June

  Cross- curricular day today has been fantastic! Year 7 visiting Caerphilly Castle to further develop their understanding of History, Year 8 have been looking at the various uses for and issues related to Water, Year 9 have taken part in a Green Culture Change and Sustainability Day which is the climax of Green Week and has involved a lot of activities to encourage our young people to appreciate our wonderful site. Year 10 are using the day to practice Science Investigations in preparation for…

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 26 May 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 26 May 2017

Today sees the end of another busy term and the end of the school year for our Year 11 and Year 13 (our blue tit chicks have also fledged the nest this week as you can see below!). I wish them all luck in the rest of their exams and as they move on to their new adventures. I hope that you have a restful May break. Mrs Percy Headteacher News Items   Green Week The week after half term is Green Week at Hardenhuish…

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 19 May 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 19 May 2017

On Wednesday, I visited Shireland School in Smethwick to discover more about what it means to be part of the Microsoft Showcase Community. There are some exciting outcomes from this which I will share in the coming weeks but I feel confident that being a part of this innovative network will help us to further develop our use of technology across the school  ( Microsoft or otherwise!). A big thank you to the whole school community for their positive approach to the first week of…

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 12 May 2017

Hardenhuish Headlines Friday 12 May 2017

The exam season is now well and truly underway and there has been a real sense of purpose around the whole site this week. I had the privilege of sitting in a Year 11 Maths lesson yesterday and the pupils couldn’t have been any more positive and engaged in their revision. Good Luck to all those sitting external exams over the coming weeks and thank you to all those providing them with support to do their best either at home or in school. Mrs Percy…

Open Evening 2017

Open Evening 2017

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