I am very proud of the amazing achievements of our young people shared below. It is amazing that as well as working so hard in school, they are able to achieve so much in their own time.
On a similar note the count down to the Camps International Peru trip took place on Wednesday evening and I look forward to sharing their preparations (and hopefully experiences from the trip itself) via Twitter @HHPaddington.
The Year 11 have their last major GCSE exam this morning and I would like to congratulate them on their positive approach to the exams. I hope that they enjoy their celebrations over the coming weeks.
I would also like to congratulate the Year 10 for taking their first Statistics GCSE so seriously and wish them luck for their second exam next week – look after yourselves and make sure you rest as well as revise over the weekend.
I am looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 at the Chippenham Games next week and continuing our transition work preparing them to join us in September.
Well done to Tobin Hewitt who, in his role as the Town Mayor’s Sea Cadet took part in last week’s 75th Anniversary of D-Day commemoration at the Chippenham War Memorial. He accompanied the Mayor to the War Memorial, where she spoke a few words and laid a poppy wreath in remembrance of the men who lost their lives that day in 1944.
Tobin is a member of the Chippenham Unit and will remain the Town Mayor’s Cadet until September.
Congratulations to Benjamin Sutton of Year 9 who represented the England Cricket Association for the Deaf Academy last weekend for the first time.
Barcelona Cup 2019 Achievement
Congratulations to Tia-Chanay Harris who recently competed in the 2019 Barcelona Girls Cup representing her Swindon Town Academy team that came third place winning a bronze trophy. Tia scored an amazing six goals which meant she was the fifth highest goal scorer out of 53 in her age group.
Year 8 Rounders
Last Thursday, our Year 8 rounders teams went into action in a friendly triangular tournament with Devizes and Malmesbury.
The A team played well, showing some excellent fielding skills against some tough opposition. Megan F completed some excellent hits to get us on the scoreboard and Megan P and Lily S had a good partnership between backstop and second post.
The B team took on the challenge of playing the A teams from the other schools and showed fantastic determination. They scored well and again showed some great displays of fielding. Holly P was consistent in her performance, Immie S showed off her tactical ability on second post and Alisha BC was efficient in deep field by constantly backing up post players. It was a lovely evening of rounders and good preparation for their tournament which takes place in the next few weeks.
As always, it was a delight to take such a positive and enthusiastic group to a fixture.
Basketball High Flyer
Congratulations to Alex Milham who continues his basketball success story! Following the completion of trials, he has just been selected for Bristol Flyers U18 team in the starting 5. Bristol Flyers are a professional basketball club competing in the nation’s top tier competition, the British Basketball league. It is a fantastic opportunity for Alex to be involved in their set up and we wish him the best of luck when he starts next year’s season!
Year 7 Rounders
Well done to all of the Year 7 girls who travelled to Malmesbury on Thursday 6 June to play against Malmesbury and Devizes in their first rounders fixture of the season.
The girls have been working hard in training to work on their skills and tactics to perform the best they can as a team, they have all rotated the positions to find the best combinations, some excel at bowling whilst others play at their best as a deep fielder. They are all under pressure to hit well and this has been something we have been focusing on and they have all shown a great level of improvement week on week.
We took two teams of nine to play against Malmesbury and Devizes the A Team won all three matches and the B Team won one and lost two.
Final scores were:
7A won v Malmesbury 6.5 to 2.5, won against Devizes 5.5 to 4.5, won against Huish B 7 to 4.
7B won v Malmesbury 7 to 2, lost to Huish A 4 to 7, lost to Devizes 4 to 6.5
Most Valued Players were: Phoenix, Lily R, Maddie W, Lucy P and Alannah.
Mrs Place and the PE department are looking forward to our next fixture against Corsham, Abbeyfield and Sheldon next Tuesday (19 June) and then the District Tournament on Wednesday 26 June.
This week we have celebrated our annual Healthy Hardenhuish Week. Pupils and students have taken part in a range of events including lunchtime Pilates, tutor time mental health and wellbeing activities, an assembly on how to stay mentally fit, a healthy plate competition and the creation of fruity ice-lollies. We were joined for the third consecutive year by Greg the greengrocer from Total Produce. Greg brought along a range of complimentary fruits for pupils staff and students to sample and it was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
Thank you to everyone who has supported Healthy Hardenhuish Week 2019.
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 17 June 2019
GCSE & GCE EXAMS ALL WEEK
Monday 17 June
Year 9 Business trip – Longleat
Tuesday 18 June
Year 9, Year 10 & Year 12 Dance Arts Award trip – Cheltenham
Year 7 Parent Information, Advice & Guidance meeting
Wednesday 19 June
Year 11 trip – Thorpe Park
Friends of Hardenhuish meeting – Gatcombe room – 7 pm
Thursday 20 June
Year 12 Parent Student Consultation evening – Peter Thompson Hall – from 3.45 pm
Friday 21 June