It was over 18 months ago that the previous Year 11 Unicef Peer Educators came to see me, voicing their concerns about internet safety and other safety issues surrounding social media. Article 17 of The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child states:
Every child has the right to reliable information from the mass media………….Governments must help protect children from materials that could harm them.
The Peer Educators felt strongly that they were not fully protected regarding social media and made the decision to do something about this situation. This led to a partnership with Dr Caroline Anson, Development Officer, Strategic Partnerships, Hampshire Constabulary, and Edward Waller of Realising Rights. The Peer Educators did a tremendous amount of valuable work and when they left in July 2014 the current Year 11 Unicef Peer Educators confidently stepped in to their shoes. They are now preparing to present at a conference on Monday 9th February. This conference includes a number of high profile speakers (Lord Carlile) and current topics (Hate crime and social media). Please see full details below.
Hilary Delany, Curriculum Leader for RE, Citizenship and RR.
Harrow Way has been designated an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme. Global Learning Programme (GLP) Expert Centres are schools that have a passion and expertise for global learning and whole school development, together with strong CPD capability. As well as exemplifying global learning in their own school, the main role of an Expert Centre is to build a local network of like-minded schools, and work with these colleagues to drive global learning across the curriculum, share best practice and host half-termly twilight CPD sessions
We are delighted to announce that we have been designated as a Lead School – Network of Excellence by Computing at School. The Computing at School (CAS) Working Group aims to promote the teaching of computer science at school. CAS was born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with a serious concern that many students are being turned off computing by a combination of factors that have conspired to make the subject seem dull and pedestrian. Our goal is to put the excitement back into Computing at school.
Some Year 8 students have made it onto the Shark Trust’s Wall of Fame, after raising £50 from a cake sale held at one lunchtime at school. the Shark Trust is the only UK registered charity working to advance the worldwide conservation of sharks through science, education, influence and action.
Harrow Way Community School Year 10 Enterprise Club students have reached the regional finals of the Real Business Challenge, a national business competition run by Coco-Cola Enterprises. The six students will be off to Brighton in February for one of only 11 regional finals, where they will work alongside business mentors from Coca-Cola Enterprises on a new live challenge.
Since September the students have met once a week after school. The challenge brief was to form a company and develop a healthy juice with inspiration taken from one of the countries taking part in the 2015 Special Olympics*. Superfruits was the company created which, following market research, took inspiration from Japan to come up with the new drink ‘Rising Fun’ (a play on the loose translation of Nippon as the Land of the rising sun). Read more…
A nursery and day care centre for vulnerable young children from a poor fishing village in Ghana has received a huge cash injection courtesy of students, staff and parents from Harrow Way Community School. Sandy Craig from Partner West Africa (PWA) collected the £1700 during a special presentation held at the school this week.
Harrow Way and PWA have been working together since 2013 when an educational partnership between the Andover based school and Fayef International School in Ghana was set up by PWA. Students from both schools regularly communicate through letter and video and in July 2014 a Harrow Way contingent visited the school in Ghana. It was during this trip that the Harrow Way students were inspired to help children in the local day care centre of a poor fishing village called Oshieye. These children and the centre are now the major focus for Harrow Way’s fundraising activities. Read more…
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 Mr Peters or a member of PE Staff.
Harrow Way Peer educators wanted to continue to raise funds for our partner school, Fayef International School in Ghana. They decided that they wanted to give them gifts for Christmas. As we can’t easily send them parcels, we raised £450 of Virtual Christmas Boxes. Some of the money raised was put towards a trampoline. A video was sent to us of the Children at Fayef having their first Christmas Party:
Our Christmas Fair in December raised a further £1700! We donated this money to Sandy Craig from Partner West Africa on 7th January 2015. This money will go towards helping bring children out of poverty in Ghana. A case study of our field trip to Ghana in July 2014 can be seen here.
Year 8 students have been given a copy of the Spring Term Homework Booklet today.
This is also available to view at this link:
Year 8 Spring Term Homework Booklet