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At the end of another busy term, I am amazed at the wide range and number of fantastic achievements of our young people – they are an absolute credit to our school and themselves.

I have recently received a number of emails expressing concern regarding pupils and parents using mobile phones whilst travelling to and from school both on foot and in cars and thus reducing their awareness. I am hopeful that a road safety and awareness reminder will prevent a serious accident.

I wish Year 11 and Year 13 the very best of luck as they leave us today for study leave.  It has been an absolutely lovely end to the term I and hope that all members of our community have a restful May break.

Lisa Percy
Headteacher

News Items

British Triathlon Federation Super Series

This year James and Megan Wright are competing in the British Triathlon Federation Super Series events as detailed below:

On Saturday 12 May, Megan competed at Llanelli in the second event of the Series. This was her first beach start and a whole new experience at this level of competition. Starting in position 33 she had an amazing race in all three disciplines, leading her bike group into T2, finishing 25th.

On Sunday 13 May, she took part in the May Mile, slightly closer to home, winning the Under-17 Girls’ event.  Paralympic Tri-athlete David Hill presented her with her trophy.

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Music Exam Success

Congratulations to Millie Pass who got a distinction in her Grade 3 Music Theatre exam.

Team Bath Buccaneers Hockey Team

Congratulations to Abbie Durrant who plays for the Team Bath Buccaneers hockey team.  They won the Avon Junior Hockey League on Sunday by beating Stourport A 3-1 followed by Stourport B after penalties (4-4 after full time with 2-0 on penalties).

NOC Trip

On Wednesday 16 May, 117 Year 9 pupils visited the National Oceanographic Centre in Southampton that included the Marine Robotics Innovation Centre and the British Ocean Sediment Core Research Facility.  Their visit coincided with one of NERC’s research ships, RRS James Cook, being in the dock next to the Centre and so the pupils were able to go on board and meet members of the crew.  As well as seeing the ship’s laboratories, the pupils learnt about all the cutting-edge engineering required for exploration and research in the more extreme environments on earth.  After the trip, one pupil said, “The trip was truly eye-opening, showing us what the UK does for marine science”.  Another said, “It opened up different potential career paths for me to consider”.

St Nicholas Church Visits

This term in PSRE our Year 7 pupils have been asking the question – what would a Church be like for all Christians? As part of their learning, pupils visited St Nicholas Church where they were investigating church features to discover which Christian denomination worships there.

Pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their visits and have even made some discoveries about where names of rooms here at Hardenhuish such as Clutterbuck and Ricardo have come from. Thank you to Charles Carter from St Nicholas for his warm welcome and superb knowledge of the church!

Year 9 and Year 10 Rounders Fixtures

On a beautiful sunny afternoon this week our Year 9 and 10s took to their first rounders fixtures of the season. The Year 10 Girls soon got to grips with their opponents displaying strong hitting skills using the spaces and making sure they stayed focus during their fielding to keep the rounders to the minimum. The girls walked away with 2 wins and 1 loss which was a great achievement.

The Yr9 Girls started the competition well using their skills that they have learnt at training producing some fine catches and quick thinking within the posts. The girls hitting improved throughout the fixtures and both teams excelled themselves. We look forward to seeing you a training after half term.

County Cricket Selection

A huge congratulations to Victoria Stone who has been selected for the Wiltshire Cricket Summer Squad.  The PE department are very proud of her and wish her good luck in her first game!

Chippenham Music Cluster Vocal Event

The Year 10 Vocal group performed on Tuesday 22 May at the Olympiad as part of the Chippenham Music Cluster Vocal event.  The evening was full of performances from local Primary schools and Hardenhuish Year 10 Vocal Group were invited to come and sing to the Primary pupils and audience. They were fantastic and an inspiration to the younger singers.  They performed a version of a Spiritual round and Bohemian Rhapsody and were a real credit to the school.

KS5 Creative Showcase

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Former Pupil Joins Cast of Hairspray

Ross Clifton, who left Hardenhuish in 2014, has recently been selected by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s leading casting director to play Brad in the UK National Tour of Hairspray.  After leaving Hardenhuish, Ross completed three years performing training and was also fortunate to be awarded a place twice with the National Youth Music Theatre.  On graduating, he gained his first job as a lead singer/dancer on an ‘around the world’ cruise ship.  Well done, Ross!

Area Athletics Trials

Congratulations to all the students who represented Hardenhuish at the Area Athletics Trials on Friday 18 May at Bath University.

All our athletes demonstrated great speed, strength or power in their chosen disciplines with the majority of athletes finishing in the top three and many new personal bests being set. The conditions were perfect and we all enjoyed an afternoon of sunshine whilst cheering on and supporting all the members of the Huish Squad.

The squad included: Tom Bell, Isabelle Chappell, Scott Collier, Henri Cotineau, India Ibbotson, Sophie Martin, Charlie Morgan, Aliya Sanders, Archie Saunders, Brady Venn, Oliver Venn, Megan Wright.

Well done to Henri Cotineau, Tom Bell, Sophie Martin, India Ibbotson, Megan Wright, James Wright and Asher Jones who have all been selected to compete at the County Championship in Swindon on Saturday June 9th, we wish them the best of luck in the next round.

Rupert Reports…

The end of another term brings another report from Rupert.  Click here to read it.

Inter-Regional Volleyball Championships

Good luck to Harriet Adams who is representing the South West Volleyball Squad in the Inter-Regional Championships at the National Volleyball Arena in Kettering on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May.  Harriet started playing volleyball in Year 8 and plays for Calne Comets. She has been playing for the South West Regional Squad since 2015.

We wish Harriet and the South West Squad the best of luck and look forward to watching her matches live online!

Hardenhuish in the Press

Year 10 girls attend Women in Engineering event

Please click here to view the full article which is also on page 4 of the May/June issue of The Bath & Wiltshire Parent

Hardenhuish girls take part in cricket session with Susie Bates

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What’s On Information

Week beginning 4 June 2018

Monday 4 June
Start of Term 6
Year 9 Exam Fortnight commences

Tuesday 5 June
Y12 Geography Field Trip
Y7 Music Workshop

Thursday 7 June
Y10 Geography Field Trip
Y9 Music Trip

Friday 8 June
Y7 Caerphilly Castle Trip

Saturday 9 / Sunday 10 June
D of E Assessment Weekend