On Friday 20th November a group of four students took on the role of the Hampshire police and crime commissioner, as part of a Takeover Day and four students visited Andover Police Station. Takeover Day is a national project that encourages businesses and organisations to open up their doors and put children and young people into decision-making positions. The project gives the young people involved the opportunity to share their views and gain an insight into the adult world. The organisations taking part benefit from a fresh perspective on their work.
Students got experience the life of the Police Crime Commissioner, Simon Hayes, completing tasks throughout the day. These included decision making on police funding, dealing with the media in mock interviews and community action project planning, which their task was to create something which they could then action back at Harrow Way. Our students created a project on stopping vandalism on the school site.
During the day, the four year 9 students, Jason Burkwood, Dan Gregory, Harry Hersom and Joesph Smith got to ask the Police Crime Commissioner questions at a police and crime panel to find out more about their jobs and justifications on decisions they’ve made.
Student Joe Smith summed up the day: “As a young person, I have learnt the roll of the Police Commissioner, how they deal with financial cuts and how they also deal with the public. I found gaining the knowledge of the police commissioner very interesting, as well as finding out how he became the commissioner.”
Please click here to view a list of Harrow Way Community Education courses, starting January 2016.
Information on courses can be found here.
On Thursday 19th November, Harrow Way took 2nd place in the Andover District KS4 hockey tournament at John Hanson School. The boys went into the fixture with little experience but played positive hockey throughout. They managed themselves well on the pitch and ran out comfortable 3-0 winners in their first match versus Rookwood.
With confidence high, the team turned on the style against Winton, with play on the right flank providing a bucket load of chances. Harrow Way cruised to an early 2-0 lead and finished up 4-0 winners. In the deciding fixture versus John Hanson the boys conceded their first goals early on. However, after a rallying five minutes spell Harrow Way found themselves level at 2-2 before taking the lead midway through the first half. John Hanson struck back late to make it 3-3 at half time and momentum seemed to die for the away side. The second half played a similar story, John Hanson pushed ahead before Harrow Way levelled at 4-4. In the final moments John Hanson’s experience on AstroTurf prevailed and they stole the winner and 1st place with moments to spare.
Harrow Way welcomed back its out going Year 11 students to their Presentation Evening on Monday 16th November. We invited back guest speaker Jim Roberson, a motivational speaker and behaviour coach, and ex-student Jenna Barrett, a British Gymnastics Champion, to present the awards and certificates.
Students were presented with their GCSE certificates, before the subject awards were announced. Subject awards are chosen by the Curriculum Leaders for students that have shone in their subject areas by putting in maximum effort and achieving beyond their personal goals.
The Annual Trophy Awards were presented by Headteacher Mr Serridge. This year there was a couple of new awards, including The Rob Hudson Cup for outstanding contribution to PE and school sport, and The Partner West Africa Award donated by Sandy Craig, for Rights Respecting commitment. A list of achievements can be viewed here.
A gallery of pictures can be viewed here.
This week due to our link with Chelsea Football Club, 30 Year 9 GCSE pupils visited Chelsea’s training facility at Cobham. Activities for the day included a 1 hour skills session with a club coach and workshops from the clubs dietician, physio and Under 21 Academy Manager. The pupils also witnessed the first team training facilities, that were very impressive.
Harrow Way had a large number of participants for the District Minor Cross Country Championships held this week. The pupils ran a 2.5 mile course in difficult conditions and performed very well. Congratulations to Josh Banks Williams and Victoria Butler for qualifying for the Regional Championships.
The Year 10/11 Netball had an away defeat to Testbourne School on Wednesday 4th November, losing by two points: 21 – 19. The coaches player of the match was awarded to captain Keira Grimison.
Team: Jess Lee, Rebecca Barnes, Kiera Grimison (c), Holly Healy, Tia Dewhurst, Georgia Healy, Ella Taylor, Leonie Pitts, Shelby Truscott, Louisa Jones, Ella Shadwell.
On Tuesday 17th November, Harrow Way’s Year 9 Netball team played a home match against Wellington Academy, winning 20 – 7. The players player was awarded to Eliza Simmonds and the Coaches players was Holly Phillips.
Team: Eliza Simmonds, Emily Tunney (c), Katie Jenkins, Kayleigh Wheeler, Holly Phillips, Tash Henry, Rebecca Tommony, Amy Knight, Jade Joy, Caitlin Owen.
As part of our Home – School Partnership, we are pleased to invite parents to the above workshop, to be held on Tuesday 1st December 2015, between 7.00pm – 8.30pm.
This workshop will provide an opportunity for you to gain an insight into how we teach Literacy and Numeracy here at Harrow Way and we would encourage you to attend in order to support your child’s learning.
If you wish to book a place on this workshop, please call Main Reception on 01264 364533.
We look forward to welcoming Year 7 parents to this event.
On Thursday 12th November, HWCS took part in the KS4 hockey triangular. The competing teams were HWCS, Rookwood and the experienced John Hanson side on home turf. Harrow Way took an inexperienced but enthusiastic side to the tournament with hopes of learning a few new things and coming away with a valuable experience. What played out were two exciting matches for our girls in which we picked up a win and loss. In the first match against John Hanson, Harrow Way took an unexpected lead through some good pressure and then held on for two all at half time. After the break John Hanson came out focused and flooded the Harrow Way “D” with players eventually running out 5-3 winners. Read more…
Anti Bullying Week at Harrow Way School 16th- 20th November 2015. The theme this week is “No Bystanders” and making sure that if someone says something or does something that you don’t like, you don’t retaliate, you tell someone. Students are carrying out a range of activities from quizzes to writing Anti Bullying Tweets.
Assemblies are being led by the UNICEF peer educators, this is one of their presentations.