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Hardenhuish Headlines

Hardenhuish Headlines

Open Evening last night was amazing!

Helped significantly by the weather and preparations of our staff, the event really did showcase Hardenhuish at its best. A big thank you to all the young people who came back to help and sell their school to our prospective pupils and their parents.

Please do share any achievements from outside of school with us to publish in the Headlines as it is wonderful to be able to celebrate the wide and varied successes of our young people both within school and beyond.

We are raising funds over the next week for causes very close to our hearts. Year 8 will be holding a cake sale on Tuesday to fundraise for CLIC Sargent who are supporting one of our young people, and the 6th Form are fundraising next Friday for a permanent memorial for Ellie to go in the 6th Form courtyard. Thank you in advance to all those who support these events.

Have a restful weekend – only one more “Headlines” until the end of term!

Lisa Percy


News Items

Year 7 Aerospace Trip

On Monday 10 June, 115 Year 7 pupils visited the Aerospace Museum in Bristol where they had the opportunity to travel through decades of aviation history, enjoy interactive exhibits including aeroplanes, helicopters, missiles, satellites, engines and learn about incredible aviation achievements and fascinating tales of ordinary people achieving extraordinary things.

As part of the visit, all of the pupils took part in a workshop entitled ‘Layer it Up’ where they explored the different materials used to make aircrafts through history before making their own composite by layering different materials.  They then tested its properties, including strength, and also learnt how scientists today are continuing to develop materials for a variety of applications around the context of aviation.

The Science Department would like to thank the Chippenham Borough Lands Charity for their generous donation to this exciting and enriching trip.






Biology Field Trip

Last week, the Year 12 Biology students and their teachers spent three days in North Devon on the Biology Field trip.

The trip began with a leisurely 2.5km stroll along Broughton Burrows, a site of special scientific interest to examine the plant species present at different locations on the dunes, such as Marram Grass.  Later, the students were taken to the Ocean Backpackers Hostel in Ilfracombe where they sampled the local cuisine (fish and chips) and explored the local area, including the small beach, which was a two-minute walk from the hostel.

The next day was spent at the beautiful shore of Abbotsham, where they explored species distribution along the rocky shore and delved into rock-pool life. The journey to the shore was picturesque, due to the walk along the cliff edge, before clambering down to reach the slippery sampling site.

The final morning, before a long journey home, was spent wading in a river, collecting different species that live there and discussing their adaptations.






Y7 Maths Games

Yesterday, Year 7 pupils, Corben Bown, Rocco Consentino, Ella Golden, Lilly Jones, Hayden Ponter, Jennifer Wilkinson and James Warr attended a Maths Games Morning at Sheldon School.

The event was led by the Chippenham Town Heads and offered an exciting hands-on maths session which involved working in teams with pupils from local primary schools to solve a variety of mathematical problems. It was lovely to see our Year 7 pupils working together to win as many points as possible and helping others along the way.

A special well done to birthday boy, Rocco, who was in the winning team!






Arts Week

From 24 to 28 June, Hardenhuish celebrated Arts Week.  Pupils and students had some fantastic opportunities to take part in workshops during lesson time including experimental drawing, collage, printmaking and stencilling.  Pupils took part in our Arts Trail competition where they had to try and find out their teacher’s favourite artists! Heather Leach of the Arts Society provided some super creative workshops including etching and papercut techniques that fitted in with our theme ‘From Sea to Sky’.

60 lucky pupils from Years 7 to 10 were selected to take part in a mosaic workshop with visiting artist Joanna Dewfall. The beautiful mosaic birds they created will be proudly displayed on the exterior of C Centre – watch this space!

Our record breaking attempt this year was ‘Masterpiece on a Post-It-Note’ the aim of which was to get as many pupils involved in our exhibition as possible! In total, 860 took part with some very creative and quirky contributions.

We were especially proud to display work in our exhibition on Thursday 27 June by pupils from Years 7 to 11 and it was a delight to see the amazing pieces produced not only during Arts Week but throughout the year.

Thanks to all who came along and supported and thank you to all of our fantastic students!


What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 8 July 2019

Monday 8 July

Year 12 History trip – Hampton Court – 7.30 am

Year 10 Art trip – London

Tuesday 9 July

Camps International Peru trip departs

Wednesday 10 July
New Year 7 Induction Evening – 7pm

Thursday 11 July

Year 10 Longleat trip – 8.30 am

Year 12 Art trip – Bristol

New Year 7 Induction Evening