Exam season begins today with the Year 10 and 12 mocks. Thank you for all of your support as our young people revise, thank you to the Exams team for all of their work and well done to all of the pupils and students for their positive attitude and revision – take this opportunity to prove how wonderful you are!
A group of staff are taking on the Three Peaks Challenge this weekend for two very worthy causes, if you would like to show them your support, I am sure that they would be very grateful https://www.justgiving.com/teams/Hardenhuish3peaks .
Enjoy the long weekend!
Dealing with Anxiety – Free Booklet
To support the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during the exam season, here is a link to a free booklet about how to deal with anxiety, published by Dragonfly: Impact Education: www.dragonflyimpact.co.uk/anxiety-booklet-pdf
County Success for Huish Gymnasts
On Wednesday 24 April, a squad of 15 gymnasts travelled to the Wiltshire School of Gymnastics in Melksham to compete in the County Level 3 Gymnastics Competition. Following their success at the Level 2 district competition in January, we had three teams competing.
KS3 and KS4 Trampolining
Pixi Nickless Mooney
The timetable for the competition was jam-packed and the girls had to work as a team to make sure they followed the rotations. For the gymnastics competition each performer had to do a floor routine as well as two performances over the vault. The gymnasts held their nerves well and didn’t let performance anxiety get in the way, the floor routines were especially tough as they had to perform them on their own with the room full of spectators, coaches and the judges panel analysing every move.
The trampolinists had a set routine which was the same for all performers and then they had to perform a voluntary routine which was a chance for them to include more difficult moves including twisting somersaults to gain extra points as part of the difficulty tariff. Trampolining is another sport where not only do you need the high level of skill to perform but also the focus and control. Performing in front of a panel of six judges and a room full of spectators is not an easy task!
It was a pleasure to watch all the Huish Squad supporting each other and the more experienced amongst them helping out to ensure everyone had a great day.
The podium was set up and the results were in, everyone was happy with their performances but we knew the standard across the competition was extremely high.
In the Intermediate Gym Comp Alannah won Gold, Cerys took Bronze and the team were crowned overall winners.
In the KS3 Intermediate Trampolining Competition Maisie took Bronze, In the KS3 Elite Trampolining Competition, Amber took Bronze.
These were a fantastic set of results which were the result of lots of hard work and commitment that the squad have shown since September.
Gymnastics Club has now finished for the summer and will start again in September, new members are always welcome.
Congratulations to Xavier Abbots who was placed 15th representing Hardenhuish School at the NSEA Championships show jumping.
Xavier qualified as an individual in the regionals at West Wilts Equestrian Centre in February. Xavier , riding Chocolate Truffle, faced stiff competition from schools as far flung as Surrey, Humberside, Cumbria, and Norfolk.
Well done Xavier, a great achievement!
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 6 May 2019
Monday 6 May
Bank Holiday – school closed
Tuesday 7 May
Y7/8 Swimming Gala – Trowbridge
Friday 10 May
Y9 PE Sports Science Trip, Bath University