Welcome back to Term 5!
The young people have returned well this week and have settled back in to the routines of school with their usual positive and hardworking attitude. There has however been an increase in the number of young people not bringing a face covering and I would be grateful if you could remind your young person of the need to bring a face covering to school to wear in indoor areas including classrooms to keep our community safe. Please can I also remind you to encourage your young people to continue with the twice weekly testing (Sunday evening and Wednesday evening) and report their results via the gov.uk test service and report any issues to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
It was lovely to welcome the Chippenham Mayor, Councillor Teresa Hutton this week to “open” our Alumni Walls of fame. Thank you to all involved in making this such a wonderful inspiration for our young people. If you know anyone who came to Hardenhuish and would like to join our Alumni, they can sign up here.
Have a good weekend.
Year 11 and Year 13 Leavers’ Day
Please note that the Year 11 and Year 13 leavers’ day will be Wednesday 26th May. This day will finish early for students in these year groups and will be the last day we expect them to attend school. Further details about the programme for Year 11 and 13 during their last three days in school will be shared with students and parents once we have finalised arrangements. We will also share with you, in due course, information about the Sixth Form induction programme and summer work we will expect Year 11 students to complete.
KS3 Sports Clubs
We are pleased to say that we are now allowed to start extra-curricular clubs back within the PE department. Unfortunately we are still not allowed to play any games against other schools and as such the clubs will be more aimed at pupils playing and getting active rather than training for specific events.
Starting from next week sports clubs will run for the following year groups on the following days:
Tuesday – Year 7
Wednesday – Year 9
Thursday – Year 8
Pupils will not need to sign up to these clubs and it is not something that they need to commit to so if they miss a week it’s no problem.
Girls will meet in the gym changing rooms and boys will meet in the sports hall.
Clubs will start at 3:15 and run until 4:15 and the activities for the rest of this term will be a choice of Football for boys & girls (you will need full PE kit plus football boots and shin pads) and softball / rounders (you will need full PE kit plus white socks and trainers).
These clubs open to everyone regardless of ability and whether you have played for the school before. We cant wait to see our young people out on the field after school again!
The PE Department
Art and DT Blog Post 9
This week we are showcasing the fantastic work of our fabulous Artists!
Firstly, Year 8 artists have been studying food Pop Art and recently created a selection of monoprints based on food photography. We had a very messy lesson full of printing ink and coloured paper to produce an abundance of interesting drawings. From burgers, to fruit bowls, and the occasional roast dinner; these tasty dishes have now been immortalised into detailed monoprints. Check out some of these creations in the photographs below.
And secondly, currently studying for their GCSEs, our Year 10 artists have recently completed their final pieces. These self-portraits have been inspired by an independently selected artist and our fabulous young people spent several weeks working on their refined outcomes. It has been very exciting to see the development of portraiture skills throughout this project and we are very proud of these pieces indeed! Take a look at the selection below for a sneak peak at their final pieces.
We hope that you are all keeping well and staying safe.
The Hardenhuish Art & DT Team
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Back on the Road Information
During lockdown, the roads have been a lot quieter than usual and many people have not driven far, if at all. As restrictions ease, more people will be returning to the roads or travelling further afield. This can be a daunting time for any motorist, but especially older drivers (who may have been shielding for a long time) or new drivers (who may not have had much experience in the past few months).
Last year, we saw an increase in collisions following the easing of lockdown restrictions. In our shared effort to keep everyone safe on the roads, we have produced ‘Back on the Road’ leaflets with useful information for all drivers, new drivers and older drivers.
They can be found on our website here: Back on the Road leaflets
Please have a look and share these with family and friends who may benefit from them.
Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service