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The Big Draw – Day 1

October 20th, 2014 Comments off

DSCF0308The Big Draw is all about giving everyone an opportunity to get back to the drawing board. It gets all of us working together; whatever our age, whatever our ability, whatever our inhibitions.
IMG_0601All Harrow Way students and staff have been invited to draw their own house, for one minute or longer, and leave their mark on paper during registration or in the Auditorium at lunch time this week. Join our campaign to prove once again that DRAWING IS IMPORTANT!!!

People taking part don’t need to be an excellent artist. It is open to anyone who can hold a pen, pencil, brush, roller, or anything that would leave a mark. The most important thing is their willingness to participate!

DSCF0306On the back of each drawing Mrs Gibbs is asking each participant to write the name of their street and the bus they take if used.  The idea is to turn the school’s corridors into the streets of Andover. It will include mainly the main streets our students come from or, in some cases, the area or the direction, i.e. King’s Arthur’s Way.

Mrs Gibbs hopes to see everyone during this week join in this fun challenge.

House Quiz Night

October 20th, 2014 Comments off

IMG_1448Last week’s quiz night was a great success and an excellent show case of House pride. Congratulations to the Hawks for having the most points for participants and the Buzzards years 11, 10, and 9 teams for landing 1st, 2nd and 3rd place respectively.

Former pro American footballer ‘touches down’ at Harrow Way

October 17th, 2014 Comments off

P1020472Former pro American footballer Jim Roberson is back at Harrow Way Community School, once again working his motivational magic with Year 11 students. Jim bases his captivating training on getting students to understand the ‘power of education.’ In his own unique style Jim connects with students, engaging them to consider how their education is the key to achieving their very best at school which ultimately leads to a future they have the choice to determine. Read more…

WW1 Poppy Installation

October 16th, 2014 Comments off

Poppy ceremony Underneath the displayStudents from Harrow Way have participated in county wide art exhibitions to commemorate the start of World War 1. An after school club saw students from years 7 and 8 created large scale poppies in card with poignant text and thoughtful embellishments. Year 9s made exquisite poppy collages from a range of materials including magazine cuttings, buttons and poetry. The Year 11 contribution was in chicken wire and mod rock.

A representative group from the after school club was invited to the opening ceremony at The Lights, and Ella Tanner and Michelle Denya read an extract from a poem. The following photographs were taken by Ella Tanner. Read more…

Climbers head to Portland

October 13th, 2014 Comments off

IMG_2579On Sunday, 8 members of the Harrow Way students rock climbing club put the skills they’d gained in our after school club to the test and headed to the island of Portland to try climbing outside on real rock.

Our students provided a group to work with outdoor instructors working towards their SPA instructor award with Calshot Activities Centre. Despite cold weather, everyone had lots of climbs of increasing levels of difficulty as well as an abseil from the top of the cliffs.

The students behaviour and effort was excellent and we hope they enjoyed their first experience of climbing on natural rock.

A few photos of the day are available here.

Harrow Way start the academic year with another new record

October 8th, 2014 Comments off

Harry Smallbones 1Hot on the heels of their record breaking GCSE results, Harrow Way Community School have started the 2014 academic with another new record. According to the awarding body OCR (Oxford Cambridge RSA) Year 9 student, Harry Smallbones, age 14, is officially the second youngest person ever to get an A* in GCSE Computer Science.

As early as Year 7 it was evident to Harry’s teachers that he was a bright boy and that year completed his Level 2 ICT Functional Skills qualification. According to awarding body EdExcel this is a Year 11 qualification which is the equivalent to a B grade at GCSE and Harry was only 12 years old. Read more…

Voice – Speaking Competition

October 7th, 2014 Comments off

Photo 03-10-2014 14 45 55On Friday 3 October Harrow Way held its third annual Voice competition. Congratulations to Alanis Fell of Buzzard House for winning the junior category and Britney Enright of the Hawks for taking the senior title. Each winner has earned 90 points for her house and a £10 Blink Box voucher. Well done to all who participated!

Interested in teaching?

October 6th, 2014 Comments off

Harrow Way is part of the LEARN Alliance, who are looking for anyone who maybe interested in training to teach in 2015-2016. Please see the following links for more details, or visit their website here.

Flyer for information events
LEARN-Teacher Training opportunities

Year 9 PE Students go Kayaking with Sparsholt College

October 2nd, 2014 Comments off

IMAG2943Harrow Way’s Year 9 students who have opted for either the BTEC Sport or GCSE Physical Education course have been given the fabulous opportunity to try kayaking at Lakeside, Eastleigh, delivered in partnership with Sparsholt College, Hampshire. Sparsholt provided the course leaders and our enthusiastic students reaped the benefits on what was probably the last brilliant day of summer. Please click on the thumbnail to view the photos.