Our Year 11 left us yesterday to ensure that they spend their time after the break focusing on revision for their remaining GCSE exams. I am confident that they will work hard and do their best during the rest of the exam season and wish them well for their futures.
I’m delighted to announce that further to significant work by Sheila Copeman, one of our Governors and Joe Wood, we have received confirmation that our application for TAOSJ funding has been officially approved.This means that the work to improve the crossing at the bottom of Hardenhuish Lane and the installation of the 20mph signs is scheduled to take place between 24th October- 1st November 2019. Thank you to Sheila and Joe for all of their hard work to help keep our young people safe on their journeys to and from school.
I would like to finish by wishing you a restful May break and by thanking you for your continuing support during what has been a challenging term. Please find the support leaflet issued earlier in the term here if your young people need to access any support during next week.
Click here to read about another busy term for Rupert
Year 10 Rounders
What a great start to the Year 10 Rounders season, coming away with two wins and a loss. The girls all showed fantastic fielding skills with Pixi N-M taking some great catches in the deep. The post work by Amelia S, which was supported by Lauren S, was brilliant with lots of low scoring games.
Bella S and Cerys T linked well getting some quick outs on post 4. There were some big hits from Toni C and Rachel W with them working hard to keep our rounder rate ticking over. Abi D was calm under pressure, as always, when we were left with three people into bat just making sure she didn’t take any risks.
Overall the girls worked hard and really showed how much they have improved in the last year with their skills and their tactical knowledge especially Summer L. Well done girls- what a great afternoon of rounders!
Year 10 Imperial War Museum History Trip
The History department took Year 10 pupils to the Imperial War Museum this week and last to explore the impact of war on medicine and on groups of people, through the First World War and Holocaust galleries. Their aim was to look at what procedures were introduced to assist medical breakthroughs during the First World War. Alongside this they were given a workshop on the history of the Holocaust with an introduction to the topic before pupils explored the Holocaust exhibit with the help of an excellent audio guide.
We were immensely pleased with the questions that pupils raised and the excellent way they moved around the museum. It was a fantastic experience, which will give pupils a greater understanding of the atrocities linked to the persecution that took place under the Nazi regime.
This term Hardenhuish welcomed back our friends from Sintermeerten College for an afternoon exploring the school and interacting with our pupils. The students from Sintermeerten had originally joined us in visits to the battlefield sites of the First World War over the last three years, in a project known as Warhorse. The aim was to share an understanding of the First World War and create links with a European country. Their recent visit with us was continue the links we have made as an international school and give them a sense of what Hardenhuish is like as a school. For the afternoon of their visit, they were given a tour of the school by Mr Cobbold (Assistant Headteacher) and Mr Arkinstall (Curriculum Leader for History), followed by a visit to Key Stage 3 lessons. It was exciting to see students who had been on the original battlefield tour again and to welcome new colleagues.
Junior Maths Challenge
A big well done to all 24 Year 7 and 8 pupils who sat the Junior Maths Challenge at the end of April. The 60 multiple choice questions that had to answered in one hour were no mean feat! Pupils have been informed of their results in their maths lessons but a special congratulations to the six pupils who achieved a bronze certificate, the five who received a silver certificate and the three who achieved a gold certificate.
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 3 June 2019
GCSE & GCE EXAMS ALL WEEK
Year 9 end of KS3 Exams
Tuesday 4 June
Duke of Edinburgh Parents meeting – Peter Thompson Hall – 6.30 pm
Thursday 6 June
Year 10 Geography Field trip – Forest of Dean
Friday 7 June
Cross Curricular Day