On Monday 22nd May we formally said goodbye to our Year 11 students as this was the last day they will be altogether again before the Summer Holidays. We celebrated by holding a special leaver’s assembly which was presented by Year Leader Mr Reed, where all the forms tutors gave a goodbye message. Students received a momentum photograph of their tutor group and a Harrow Way Leaver’s Cupcake, made by Sarah Dunlop from Specialised Celebration Cakes.
Year 11 students were then asked to go to the tennis courts to take part in a balloon release, as a celebration of their time at Harrow Way. A gallery of pictures can be viewed here.
National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government initiative that has the support of schools, colleges and local businesses around the country. It offers a unique opportunity for students aged 16 & 17 to come together with others that life would ordinarily have them pass by. Over several weeks it provides them with an amazing springboard for the future by developing new skills, confidence and a broader set of horizons. Participants do different and exciting activities, meet new people, learn lessons that can’t be learned in a classroom and put their energy and enthusiasm into projects that matter to them.
Places are still available on this years courses for Year 11 students, which take place over 4 weeks, at a cost of only £50! Please see their website for more information and to enrol.
The National Autistic Society (NAS) North Hampshire Branch – Andover are holding their first coffee morning at The Lunar Hare on Wednesday 20th May 2015, 9.30am – 11.30am. They will be located in ‘the snug’ and it will provide a great opportunity to meet their team and find out more information and get support on autism. See the poster for more information.
On Thursday 7th May, 49 year 10 students and 5 staff set off on a History trip to London. Despite the very long coach journey and arriving a little later than planned, we arrived safe and sound in Whitechapel, ready to start our Jack the Ripper walking tour. Splitting into two groups, we set off on our journey through the East End of London, visiting places where Jack had committed his crimes more than a hundred years ago. Standing on the very ground where women such as Mary Jane Kelly and Annie Chapman had been murdered and seeing photos of the victims, really captivated our students. We ended the trip in Pizza Express and had a delicious two course meal before finding the coach to return back to Andover.
Tri Golf has taken over the Harrow Way Sports Hall in recent weeks, with hundreds of balls being putted and chipped!
First it was the turn of the Year 2 children to take part in their festival. In its seventh year, it is still as popular as ever! Three teams from Portway Infants arrived early and gained some extra putting practice time with our Harrow Way leaders. Kimpton’s three teams arrived not long after, just as keen to get practising and playing! Read more…
Congratulations to the participants of the House photography competition. There were some fantastic entries which made for a difficult decision for our judges: Miss Pittman, Miss Herbert and Mr. Manson. Winners are: 1 Emily Baulf (Kestrels); 2 Megan Donner (Buzzards); 3 Josh Ingram (Buzzards).
The staff also got in the mix and first prize went to Mrs. Marsh (Hawks); second to Mrs Collins (Kestrels); third to Mrs Essop (Hawks).
Images can be viewed here.
Harrow Way Community School, alongside Aster Communities and Andover Rugby Club, organised and ran the 9th Andover and District Tag Rugby Festival recently. One of the largest tournaments in Hampshire, it welcomed over 400 children from local primary schools who enjoyed more than 130 matches!
Split into two age groups, mixed Year 3/4 and mixed Year 5/6, school teams from Amport, Anton, Andover CE, Balksbury, Broughton, Clatford, Endeavour, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Kimpton, Knights Enham, Portway, Rookwood, Shipton Bellinger, Smannell and Enham, St Johns, Vernham Dean, Vigo, Wherwell and Whitchurch arrived at Andover Rugby Club, excited to be taking part in this eagerly anticipated annual tournament.
On 6th May, the school voted in a mock election and the students were really enthusiastic about having their own say. Lots of subjects capitalised on this by having politically themed lessons and tutors have been debating the issues with their tutor groups all week.
The school is buzzing with talk about the election and the students want to learn more about politics. One Year 11 student, Alice Hill, said that it was a “great opportunity to take part in the democratic process and to see how our results compare with the general election results”. The results were announced on the morning of Friday 8th May, the Conservatives won, followed by UKIP and then Labour.
Please help us by voting for us in the Aviva Community Fund, we are seeking to build a bespoke Drama and Dance facility that will be a genuine community hub. The new facility will be a separate structure, providing a much needed dedicated space for performing arts lessons, as well as allowing independent access by community users.
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