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Hardenhuish was full of literary characters as part of World Book Day yesterday which made PPCE interesting for many of the Year 7s and their parents!

Thank you to the Maths team for their organisation of  Maths week which has provided
numerous (excuse the pun!) opportunities for our young people to engage with number-based activities.

Please see the item below for details of the activities that have been planned as part of Science Week next week.

As I am sure you will have picked up from the press today, despite intense lobbying of the Government and Department for Education, matters remain extremely challenging with regard to school finances and I thank you for your continued support in this matter. A particular thank you for the very kind and generous donations that are coming in to the Hardenhuish Education Trust to help support all that we do to provide the many and varied opportunities and experiences for our young people.

This afternoon I am joining other Headteacher colleagues to continue the school funding discussion with Layla Moran, Liberal Democrat Education spokesperson. We are planning to follow this up with a similar meeting with Michelle Donelan, our MP in the near future.

Lisa Percy

News Items


Before half term, a group of Year 8 pupils went on an outdoor pursuits trip to Pencelli in the Brecon Beacons.  Click below to read Spike Hastings’ report.


Intermediate Maths Challenge

Congratulations to all 54 of the Year 9, 10 and 11 pupils who sat the Intermediate Maths Challenge before half term.  The eight pupils who received gold certificates will be invited to sit the follow-on paper on 21 March.  There were also 12 bronze certificates and 15 silver certificates.  A special well done goes to the three pupils who received Best in Year certificates: Tom Elsby (Year 9), Joseph Barnes (Year 10) and Georgia Smith (Year 11)

Science Week

To coincide with British Science Week next week, Hardenhuish’s Science department has been busy organising lots of workshops and events that will take place throughout the week.  This includes the ‘People Like Me’ event for all Year 7 to 12 girls and their mothers on Wednesday at 6.30 pm in the Peter Thompson Hall.

For details on all of the events, please click here.

Lady Taverners U13 Indoor Cricket

On Tuesday, a Squad of nine girls went to the dome to battle eight other schools in Wiltshire.

We started the tournament fantastically well, beating every single school in our group games which meant we topped our group putting us into the semi-final. Unfortunately, we just missed out on the final by 16 runs.

Well done to all of the girls who took part who all put in a brilliant performance for the school.  Mr Tanner is very proud of all of you!

Apprentice Science Technician

Hardenhuish Science Department are seeking to recruit an Apprentice Science Technician.  Please click here for more details.

Year 8 French

This term, Year 8 pupils are learning about French traditions and festivals.

Last week we learnt about ‘La Fête des Rois’.  Several pupils volunteered to bake the traditional cake ‘la galette des rois’ and so on Monday we had the opportunity to do the celebration as it is done in France.

Seven galettes were made by Fin Fielder, Jack Smith, Jacob Still, Bill Bennet, Hannah Fleming, Amelia Johns, Imogen Burnett, Eve Flowerdew, Ellen Rymer and Oliver Leach. Some galettes followed the traditional recipe with almonds while others were made with chocolate or jam. All tasted as good as they looked.

The youngest of the class hid under a table and picked people to have a slice of the cakes. Oli Leach and Jack Taverner found ‘la fève’ and were crowned kings for the lesson.

Resource Centre News

This week has seen the start of literature taking centre stage across the school during March with our annual World Book Day celebrations. We hope you enjoyed all the costumes as staff dressed up as book characters everywhere from English, Science and History to our Senior Management team!

Congratulations to Summer, Ruby and Milly who successfully solved Mr Southwood’s (aka Willy Wonka’s) riddle and found the Golden Ticket in the Resource Centre at breaktime yesterday. Remember to hand in your Costume Quest forms on Monday, if you haven’t already done so, for the chance to win another prize. We have also marked Maths Week with a collection of superb mathematics titles on display, and International Women’s Day today by showcasing influential women throughout history.

Next week sees the return of our annual Scholastic Book Fair. Pupils can come along for a visit from lunchtime on Tuesday 12th March through until 4pm on Monday 18th March to have a browse and grab themselves a bargain, from the latest new releases and classic novels to craft/activity packs, stationery and posters. You can use your World Book Day token (which you should have received from tutors this week) to get £1 off any book at the Fair. Make sure you get saving over the weekend as it is only here for a week!

As well as the Book Fair, we also have a fantastic selection of new novels now available to be borrowed, including the latest in the ‘Extinction Trials’ series, ‘Fing’ by David Walliams and new releases from Melinda Salisbury, Laura Wood and Maz Evans, with lots more to come as we head towards Easter! There are also plenty of other literary events taking place as we head through March, with visiting poet Ash Dickinson, a trio of visiting authors and a book swap scheme during the final week of term. More details on those to come very soon.

What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 11 March 2019

Monday 11 March

Science Week commences

Tuesday 12 March
Y12 UCAS Convention – Bristol
Music A Level Recital Evening

Wednesday 13 March

Science – ‘People Like Me Talk’ – Peter Thompson Hall – 6.30 pm

Thursday 14 March

Battlefields Trip departs

Year 12 Geography Field Trip – Studland & Swanage

Year 8 Tutor Evening – Peter Thompson Hall – from 3.45 pm

Friday 15 March

Year 8 Big Bang Fair – Birmingham

Hardenhuish Quiz Night – Peter Thompson Hall – 7 pm