Today marks one week since the tragic death of Hardenhuish School student Ellie Gould.
This has been an extremely difficult week for our school and the wider community, but I have been truly humbled by the way students have come together and supported each other. Many tributes have been left in the 6th Form courtyard and I know this has been of huge comfort to Ellie’s close friends and family.
Ellie was a well-loved, popular and bubbly student and in her memory, students wanted to mark the one-week anniversary of her death with a balloon release today. This was a chance for everyone who knew Ellie to come together, support each other and share their fondest memories of her.
As you know, since returning to school on Tuesday, we have provided specialist support to students through a number of different agencies, organisations and charities, and I am extremely grateful to them for the invaluable support they continue to provide.
I would like to take this opportunity to also thank the Hardenhuish staff for the support, professionalism and compassion they have shown during this time – many of them had taught Ellie during her time at the school and they have all been shocked and saddened by the news of her death.
I would also like to thank you the parents for your supportive messages and for your support of our young people at home and attach an updated leaflet of out of hours support.
KS3 Swimming Competition
Both boys and girls joined together for the annual swimming competition which was hosted at Trowbridge swimming pool.
12 schools were battling for first place in numerous different swimming races and we managed to secure a very respectable sixth place which sat us in the middle of the pack.
A massive well done to everyone that was part of the team!
Please do let the PE department know if you play or attend any alternative sports.
How to look after your mental health during revision and exams
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 13 May 2019
Wednesday 15 May
Year 10 History Imperial War Museum trip – London
Thursday 16 May
Year 10 & Year 11 Challenge Lecture Series BAMM Workshop