Harrow Way Community School vs Hounsdown U12
On the day of the Under 12 County Cup Final, at Aldershot’s EBB Stadium, the weatherman predicted a month’s rainfall in one day, he was not wrong. The rain poured on to the EBB pitch and ensured the players really needed to warm up. However, the players were ready for kick off, the teams were lead out of the tunnel in professional style, and the match was ready to begin. These were the last two teams from a 71 team pool; a high standard of football was to be expected.
The opening exchanges were very cagey as both teams struggled with ball control and their footing. It was a rare error from starting goalkeeper Jake McGowan that gifted Hounsdown the lead. The ball was played over the top and, the usually reliable keeper, slide past the ball and the striker had a tap in. Hounsdown then piled on the pressure in search of a second. McGowan was called in to action on several occasions and he didn’t disappoint, he seemed keen to make up for his earlier error. Read more…
Written by Ella Shadwell and Lois Lloyd.
On Tuesday the 10th May in the sports hall, Harrow Way hosted the annual Tri Golf Tournament for year 5 pupils. The event began with the children (from Portway and Appleshaw schools) doing a short warm up before splitting into their teams.
They participated in different activities run by Harrow Way’s Leadership Academy. Miss Holton, the Leadership Academy manager, said “the activities were designed to test various skills in golf such as chipping, putting, aiming and control but of course for the pupils to have fun!” By the time the event finished, the children were very worn out but still enthusiastic.
“It was really fun and I would love to do it again!” said Abi Clark from the Portway Putters. The winning team, Portway Birdies received a medal each as well as a certificate which were given to every participant. Overall, it was an enjoyable event for both adults and children – one day, maybe one of the children could become the next Tiger Woods!
48 Year 8 students had a great day at the Hawk Conservancy on Wednesday 1st May. The aim of the trip was for students to develop their understanding of predation and to think about the adaptations that some of the birds have to help them in their fight to survive. The students particularly enjoyed holding the tawny and barn owls, low flying vultures and the African Fish Eagle scooping its prey out of the water. Click here for some pictures.
The OPAL (Open Air Laboratories) Weather Roadshow rolled into Harrow Way Community School last week to give Year 7 and 8 Science and Geography students the opportunity to explore the science of climate and weather.
The OPAL Weather Roadshow is a travelling exhibition which examines different aspects of climate, weather and the atmosphere. Alongside professional meteorologists and OPAL scientists students used the latest high tech equipment, to take part in a number of activities such as calculating the wind speed, measuring the temperature of clouds, learning about tornadoes with tornado tubes and creating their own weather forecasts.
A particularly enjoyable part of the day, was the opportunity to record and present a weather report as per those seen every day at the end of the news. Budding weather reporters soon learned their high front from their low front!
Caroline Lowing, Assistant Headteacher said: “The OPAL Roadshow turned the science which sits behind the climate and the weather into a thoroughly enjoyable learning experience. Our students were totally engaged, asked lots of very meaningful questions and as a result took on board the all important academic lessons as well as the wider messages aimed at inspiring this generation to become nature lovers and protectors of the environment.”
More information on the OPAL Weather Roadshow can be found here.
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Please click here to view the range of Community Courses taking place at Harrow Way in the Summer Term.
Click the image to see the extensive range of sporting clubs and activities on offer to students.
For more information on any of the clubs, speak to Mrs Winnett or a member of PE Staff.
SPACE: The Musical! was a production performed at Harrow Way on the 20th, 21st and 22nd March 2013. The show was contained over 80 students, including those from BTEC Drama, BTEC Music, BTEC Dance and the Harrow Way Drama club. Space the musical, takes you into the future to the year 2133, where Captain Buckfast and his crew are in search for life in space.
A gallery of pictures can be viewed here.
Professional portraits can be purchased here. 9 x 6 inch prints can be ordered for £8.95 (inc. P&P) and for every image sold £5 comes back to Performing Arts Department. Buy 2 images get a third free!
On Wednesday 19th March, six hand picked year 10 students (Ellie HAMBLEN, Rahul JAGARLAPUDI, Abbey PEARSON, Adam PORTSMOUTH, Ellie THOMAS and Mark TODD) ventured forth to the prestigious IBM campus near the small town of Hursley to take part in the annual Blue Fusion competition. There they faced an assortment of technological conundrums designed to test their logic and reasoning as well as their team working and initiative skills.
A short video can be viewed here.
Competing against 9 other schools, they were put to the test six times in the course of the day, each test was to be marked out of 100 and the marks collated to determine the winning school.
Event one saw the team on a perilous journey through uncharted waters. A winning combination of team work and bravery enabled them to collect enough treasure and dead sea serpents to score 84 points. A good start.
Event two saw a series of deadly diseases were sweeping the globe and our intrepid team were running a Global Vaccination Program. They had to synthesize and distribute vaccinations in order to combat the infections and allocate funds to various disaster zones around the globe in order to reduce the infection rates. This was a complex, multi-faceted challenge and the team did well to score 75. Read more…