It is lovely to read of so many extra-curricular successes in the Headlines this week. Please do keep us informed of the success of our young people outside of school as it is a real privilege to be able to share in their celebrations and achievements.
We are looking forward to Open Week next week and welcoming our prospective Year 7 pupils and parents for September 2020.
Resource Centre News
It has been great to meet all our new Year 7s and welcome back a number of familiar faces over the past few weeks – we hope everyone enjoyed their summer reading!
The start of term 1 is always a very busy time here in the Resource Centre, with Year 7 library lessons getting underway, our BookBuzz scheme being launched and a huge number of new books being published. A small selection of these new titles is shown below, everything from graphic novels and the latest children’s releases to man-of-the-moment Ben Stokes’ autobiography! The 2020 edition of ‘Guinness World Records’ has also been particularly sought-after over the past few days!
Last Tuesday saw the first meeting this school year for our Hardenhuish Book Group where ‘The Boy at The Back of The Class’ and ‘The Hate U Give’ were unveiled as our two group reads for this first term. If you didn’t manage to attend the first meeting, you can still come along to the next one which will be held at lunchtime on Tuesday 22nd October. New members are always welcome.
Over the next couple of weeks, our normal opening hours will be slightly disrupted due to Year 6 visiting parents during Hardenhuish’s Open Week and then the Liddington residential. We will however soon be back to normal, from Monday 7th October onwards, with all year groups welcome during break, lunchtimes and after school Mondays-Thursdays until 4pm. Keep checking the shelves for the latest titles released during the autumn term and please let Mr Southwood know if you need to reserve a book
Congratulations to the following pupils for passing their music exams before the summer holidays:
Rebecca Harrison Smith – Grade 3 Musical Theatre
Ellie Shepherd – Grade 4 Musical Theatre
Kate Perkins – Grade 4 Musical Theatre
Emilia Snowden – Grade 5 Musical Theatre
Ellie Davey – Grade 8 Musical Theatre
Toby Gray – Grade 3 Jazz Saxophone
Verity Hodges – Grade 4 Clarinet
Thomas Short – Grade 2 Jazz Saxophone
Georgia Webb – Grade 7 Clarinet
Jacob Thurlow – Grade 5 Piano
Megan Shepley – Grade 5 Keyboard
Louise Baldwin – Grade 2 Piano
Senior Show Jumping
Congratulations to the senior show jumping team who represented Hardenhuish School at Rectory Farm in NSEA show jumping on Sunday. The team of four, Harriet Cole, Alice Edwards, Kate Selman and Xavier Asselin-Abbots) competed in the 90/95cm class. It was a huge class with 110 competitors and 22 teams! The team came a commendable sixth place and qualified for the championship plate at Keysoe in November.
Year 11 Netball
The Year 11 netball team had a fantastic first game of the season against tough opponents St Mary’s.
The game started and was quite close, but St Mary’s started to pull away towards the end of the quarter. Team Huish worked hard to keep possession with Georgia, Amelia and Alice making some great interceptions in defence and our mid–court players moving the ball up the court quickly. Due to some injuries, Abi and Bella stepped into the shooting positions with some lovely movement around the D.
After the third quarter the score was 15-5 to St Mary’s and we decided to use the final quarter to try out a new formation. Despite the fact the girls were trailing, they did not let this get them down and fought back, playing with great fluency as a team. Slowly the goal difference started to close, and Huish had the momentum with Becca and Amelia consistently popping up goals. Unfortunately, time was against us and despite scoring most of our goals in the last quarter the final score was 19-15 to St Mary’s.
Player of the match went to Amelia for her fantastic work in attack and defence. Special mention also needs to go to Georgia who had a storming game as GK, putting intense pressure on the opposition with her impressive play and ability to read the game.
All round it was a really strong performance and shows that as a squad they have a promising season ahead of them. Well done girls!
Hardenhuish 6th Form vs St Mary’s Netball
This was an end–to–end game which showcased high quality netball. The Huish girls battled so hard and this is evident in the 20-21 score. Aoife and Katherine worked tirelessly in defence applying pressure to their shooters and intercepting passes. Our mid court players Teigan, Lily and Holly transitioned the ball so well through the mid court with fluency and dynamic movement to ensure our shooters, Sophie and Yasmine, had the best opportunity to convert their hard work. The shooting was so calm and the link–up play with Yasmine and Sophie was very good-even if the sun was not on our side in the fourth quarter. The girls finished the game on a high and were very positive about their first game of the season and looking forward to the next! The most valued player was Lily M.
What’s On Information
Week Beginning: 23 September 2019
Year 13 Research and Independent Study week
Thursday 26 September
Year 13 Parent Information, Advice & Guidance evening – 7 pm – Peter Thompson Hall