The Spring Concert on Monday evening was an absolute delight. The musicians performed brilliantly and as always we are grateful to our wonderful peripatetic teachers and our Music team for nurturing their talents. Thank you also to you as parents for the support you give them at home to practice for these events.
Please see below a letter from the Learning Manager Team re-iterating our expectations with uniform. Please take time to go through this with your young person.
I am looking forward to seeing Oliver Twist next week, it will be lovely to see the hard work of our young people and staff come to fruition. It is also Charity Week with lots of fun activities (and the now traditional Krispy Kreme sale!) for everyone to get involved with – although I have declined the very kind invitation for Splat the Teacher!
I wish our Year 9 historians well as they head of to the Battlefields next week. I look forward to hearing about their adventures when they get back as this is always such an amazing experience.
Have a good weekend and if you are spring cleaning and come across any unwanted uniform or Lego these would be gratefully received.
On Tuesday 14 March Hardenhuish School celebrated National Young Carers Day.
We have many Young Carers who look after family members who are ill, disabled, or misuse drugs or alcohol. They fit in their caring role around their school day. Hardenhuish recognises the valuable work they do and offers support. Pupils took part in a badge making activity in lunchtime to raise awareness of the role of a Young Carer.
We run a weekly Young Carers Drop-in session on a Thursday lunchtime where pupils can come along, bring their lunch and are welcome to bring a friend. We also have a noticeboard in L Centre which pupils can check for information and events.
If you would like to register your support for Young Carers please fill in the pledge using the link below.
The importance of Young Carers will be raised in the House of Lords this week.
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Many thanks to everyone who purchased items at our recent Scholastic Book Fair. We took a grand total of £890.69, another tremendous figure and a great indication of how popular reading remains at Hardenhuish. As always this allows us to choose a wide range of new books for the library shelves so keep a look out for lots of these additions over the coming weeks.
We hope you all enjoy your new novels and stationery items. Rupert certainly always loves his visits to the Book Fair and this year was no exception!
The previous week saw World Book Day itself take place and there were plenty of fantastic costumes on show from staff across the school, from 19th century inspiration to modern-day favourites. We hope everyone enjoyed spotting the different literary characters and finding out about the important World Book Day messages for 2023.
The literary events continue as we head through term 4 with the launch of the 2023 Carnegie Shadowing scheme in Year 8. The shortlist has been announced today and the first meeting will take place in the next couple of weeks with those who have signed up for the scheme. The shadowing runs right through to the announcement of the winner in mid-June.
Climate Change Conference
On Monday this week our sustainability team attended the Climate Change Conference for Schools at County Hall in Trowbridge. The students were given a series of talks by councillor Caroline Thomas, Cabinet member for transport and Ariane Crampton, who is the Head of the Climate Change Programme at Wiltshire Council. The students were then involved in a series of workshops where they collaborated with students from other schools and identified the barriers to active travel and the possible solutions that could be put in place. This gave the team a great opportunity to come up with a series of ideas that could be implemented within our current school travel plan which Is currently being updated. The day was enjoyed by all and the team found the experience of engaging with other students really enjoyable, and the teams looks forward to working with Wiltshire Council again in the future.
The team are always on the lookout for new members so if this is something your child may be interested in please encourage them to attend our meetings during Friday lunch.
Next week is Charity Week at Hardenhuish! We have lots of fundraising events planned to raise as much money as we can for our school charity of the year – Cots for Tots.
U15 Girls Crowned County Cricket Champions 2023
On Friday 3 March Sheldon, Corsham, St Johns, Kingdown Warminster, Clarendon, Trafalgar, Godolphin and Hardenhuish Schools all competed in the U15 County Cricket Championships at the Dome in Chippenham.
The competition format was 8 players per team and 8 overs per side.
Results of round 1
Clarendon Academy 18 all out. Hardenhuish School 19-1.
Trafalgar School 38-7. Hardenhuish School 39-0.
Hardenhuish School 84-6. Godolphin School 41 all out.
St Johns Marlborough 40-7. Hardenhuish School 42-1.
Hardenhuish School 107-4. Godolphin School 81 all out.
As can be seen from the results Hardenhuish dominated throughout the competition; the standard of batting, fielding and bowling was exceptional. Several members of staff from other schools commented on how impressed they were with the performance from the Hardenhuish Squad. Not only did the squad show outstanding cricket skills they were also a credit to Hardenhuish in their team spirit and sportsmanship.
Huge congratulations to the U15 Squad on being crowned County Champions for the second year running.
Hardenhuish will represent Wiltshire at the Southwest Championships in Bristol on Tuesday 25 April. We wish the girls the best of luck in this next round, they will be competing for a place in the National Finals at Lords!
Brilliant play was seen by Year 7 pupil Imogen Drew who was the youngest team member in the Wiltshire Badminton Yehlex Inter District U18 match last Sunday in Tidworth. Mid Wilts beat Salisbury and Imogen won her girls singles, girls doubles and mixed matches. Congratulations on this continued success Imogen.
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