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Dear Parents

World Book Day on Thursday was a great opportunity for staff to dress up and to open conversations about books and reading. As you can see there were some interesting costumes and I am proud of our wonderful staff for getting involved.

Huge congratulations to the Year 7 Team who competed in the Regional Youth Speaks competition last Saturday. They represented themselves incredibly well, getting special mention and an extra round of applause! A fantastic effort and hopefully a team to watch for the future.

It is great to see our young people getting involved in the Wiltshire and National Youth Parliament (see article below) and I look forward to hearing from Zara and Hayden about their involvement and the issues discussed in the coming months.

I hope that the various PIAG and PSCE/PPCEs recently have helped to support you and our young people with various aspects of their school lives.

As always, please contact the Year Office of your young person in the first instance if you have any questions or issues.

A reminder that the Quiz is taking place next Friday to raise funds for the refurbishment of our changing rooms and there are still a few tables left. Please book your team table on Arbor.

Lisa Percy

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Focus on … PSHE

PSHE, which stands for Personal, Social, Health, and Economic Education, is taught at Hardenhuish School to provide students with a  comprehensive education that goes beyond academic subjects. The primary goal of PSHE is to equip students with essential life skills and knowledge necessary for their personal development and well-being. The curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including mental and physical health, relationships, financial literacy, and citizenship, aiming to empower students to make informed decisions and navigate the challenges they may encounter in various aspects of their lives. By addressing social and emotional aspects, promoting healthy lifestyles, and fostering a sense of responsibility and citizenship, PSHE contributes to the overall development of students, helping them become well-rounded individuals capable of handling the complexities of the modern world.

Resource Centre News

We hope you enjoyed all the costumes and special activities for World Book Day yesterday. The literary events continue next week with the return of our annual Scholastic Book Fair on Tuesday. Running from 12th to 18th March, the Book Fair provides the perfect opportunity for you to buy from a great selection of over 200 titles, often at discounted prices compared to bookshops. A brilliant secondary school range of novels, activity packs, journals and stationery will be available as always, so we hope there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

You can use your World Book Day token to get £1 off any book and there are lots of bargains to be had, with around 20% of titles under £5. Every item sold helps us get more books for the library too, so make sure you come along and have a browse during next week.

If you would prefer not to bring cash into school, gift vouchers to use specifically at our Hardenhuish Book Fair are available from the Scholastic website: https://bookfairs.scholastic.co.uk/gift-vouchers.

Discover Economics

On Monday, our Year 12 Economists were joined by four third year students from the University of Bath – Anna, Lucy, Abhinav, and Eliza. They delivered a really informative lecture that included an introductory economics taster lesson, information about studying Economics at university including a sample of their current studies, and a question and answer session where students could discover more about attending university. This fascinating talk gave the year 12 Economists a valuable opportunity to consider their future options.

Wiltshire Youth Councillor Meeting 

Hardenhuish Youth Councillors Zara Petty-Fitzmaurice and Hayden Ponter attended the first Wiltshire Youth Council meeting, held at the county Hall in Trowbridge. Youth councillors from across Wiltshire met together and discussed issues and strategies. Elections were held for a Member of Youth Parliament and Head Secretary, with Hayden winning the position for Member of Youth Parliament for North Wiltshire. 

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