It was lovely to welcome Chris Wade this week, a Hardenhuish Alumni (who has signed up www.hardenhuish.wilts.sch.uk/our-school/alumni !)
and who is now a Headteacher of a school in Somerset. He was very complimentary of the calm and purposeful atmosphere of lessons, good behaviour of the pupils and our amazing facilities. I look forward to a reciprocal visit to his school (where I started my teaching career!) in the near future.
Year 11 PPCE was a focussed event on Wednesday and I look forward to seeing many of the Year 11 pupils and their parents at Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 6th December.
Bath Young Musician of the Year
Congratulations to former Hardenhuish pupil, Katie Bunney, who has won Bath Young Musician of the Year. The article from last week’s Bath Chronicle can be read here.
Year 7 Girls Football – Melksham Oak 3-2 Hardenhuish
This was a fantastic team effort from all the girls.
We started positively, and the girls settled well into the match. There was some fantastic link-up play between Tilly R, Phoenix H and Tia H. The girls pushed up the pitch following a corner which left a big space for the Melksham Oak striker to exploit making it 1-0. The girls came straight back and were able to force their keeper into a fine save to keep it at 1-0 going in at half time.
The girls were very positive, and they started the second half strong, however, unfortunately Melksham were able to double their lead. This somehow kick-started our girls into playing some fine football with the girls passing the ball out wide and Eloise A-M produced a fantastic run to get in behind their defence and Tia H slotting it home. The girls found themselves back in the game with Gabi F and Lily R putting in some fantastic tackles and preventing them from breaking us down. Madeleine W stood tall in the goal which put off their striker when she found herself one on one. Tia H then produced a fantastic solo run through the middle and shot producing the second goal. Ellie Q and Ruby C were working tirelessly upfront and dropping back to help the girls when needed. With the light fading fast the girls kept plugging away.
The girls worked so hard right up to the last minute of the game and a mix up at the back allowed the Melksham players to score their third goal with 30 seconds to spare. The girls dusted themselves off again and, from the restart, pushed the Melksham players deep. Jocelyn C put a lovely through ball to Tia H who then found herself through on goal looking likely to make it 3-3 but an amazing tackle allowed Melksham to break away and play out the final few seconds.
The girls should be so proud of their performance as this was their first game as a Year 7 team. Things are looking exciting for the future! Well done girls!
The first round of badminton was hosted here at Hardenhuish on Tuesday in which four other schools entered boys and girls into the tournament
Both of our teams put in excellent performances but, unfortunately, didn’t progress into the next round.
Boys Team – 2nd place
Girls Team – 3rd place
A Tribute to Eddie Cochran to Inspire Young Musicians
As many of you will be aware, Eddie Cochran died following a car accident on Rowden Hill in Chippenham in 1960. He was a pioneer of Rock ‘n’ Roll music and his music has been a huge influence on rock music. In his short life, he created hits like Summertime Blues and C’mon Everybody.
Many fans of Eddie Cochran raised money for the new memorial at the place of the accident along with local businesses such as DeMarchi Engineering, Prangle and Carey and Sterling Services who were involved in the build of the memorial.
As part of this project, they have also generously donated guitars to various schools in order to inspire young people and we were delighted to have been chosen as one of the schools. Mark Collins of DeMarchi Engineering and a former Hardenhuish pupil came to school on Tuesday to present the guitar to pupils.
It is a beautiful instrument and, judging from the reaction of those present, it will be undoubtedly in high demand from our guitarists and will certainly inspire them.
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 3 December 2018
Tuesday 4 December
Year 10 GCSE Science in Action – Warwick University – 7 am
Year 7 Gurdwara Trip – Swindon – 12 pm
Thursday 6 December
6th Form Open Evening – Peter Thompson – 7 pm