Harrow Way Community School’s Elaine Escritt is Hampshire’s Netball Teacher of the Year 2015 and winner of the South Region Teacher of the Year Award 2015. Elaine will now represent the South at the prestigious England Netball National Goalden Globe Awards which will be held in September.
The Goalden Globes recognise the outstanding contribution volunteers make to the sport of netball. The celebration begins at County level moving onto Regional level culminating in a national awards evening. Elaine will join nominees hoping to take home the netball honours for the 11 categories which include the Grassroots Coach Award, Outstanding Netball Club Award and the all-important Teacher Award. Read more…
This year our sports day was held on Friday 3rd July on our sports field. All students in Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 took part in a whole days worth of activities competing for points for their house. Before break was team sports, Tennis, Softball, Rounders and Tug of War. After break was all field events and longer distant track events, this was concluded after lunch with sprint races, hurdles and relays.
The weather was hot but all students had a great time and there was a true team spirit for all houses. The final results were very close and for the first time all 3 houses scored over 1000 points.
1st Place 1333 points – Hawks
2nd Place 1283 points – Buzzards
3rd Place 1214 points – Kestrels
A gallery of pictures can be viewed here.
Roman Way’s Year 4 class enjoyed a great afternoon at Harrow Way recently: a whole afternoon of Rock-it Ball! The afternoon started with lots of games to practise the skills they would need in the game. Exceptionally quick to learn, the children were soon learning Rock-it-ball rules so that they could play the game successfully and safely. Split into four teams, the children then enjoyed a mini tournament with most games very close. In fact, many were draws! In addition, while two teams played, the other players took it in turns to score, time keep, officiate and keep the balls in play, showing super leadership skills. Read more…
Six Year 10 students recently spent a fantastic morning fishing. Some were new to the sport (like Mrs Salmon, surprisingly enough!) and some were quite experienced, but all had a lot to learn from experienced angler Mr Baxter. Mr Baxter loved the morning and was very proud of all the students. His best line from the morning was as he was supporting Liam land his 5lb carp: ‘I haven’t been this excited since Wigan won the FA Cup!’ Liam said he has caught bigger fish, however, this one put up the toughest fight: ‘That fish fought like mad!’ Read more…
Harrow Way Community School’s able Year 7 and 8 Maths students have put their numbers skills to the test in the annual UK Maths Challenge (UKMC), a national competition organised by the UK Mathematics Trust (UKMT). The results are now in and overall 13 students qualified for the Bronze certificate and three qualified for the Silver certificate.
Silver certificate winner Year 7 student Joel Hesslegrave was awarded Best in School and Best in Year. Joel also received a signed copy of Alex Bellos’s book Alex’s Adventures in Numberland. Read more…
This year the Harrow Way Year 11 Leavers Prom was held on the 26th June 2015 at the school. This year the theme of the evening was 1950s America (Grease inspired). Students were treated to American Hotdogs, Milkshakes and a chocolate fountain.
Some pictures are available here, more will be added next week.
Assemblies have been carried out with all year groups to prepare them for Sports Day. Please see below the relevant points from my assembly regarding the day and sun safety that you will be able to help with:
- Every student MUST be wearing his/her full school PE kit
- Bring plenty of drinking water and DRINK IT!
- Bring your sun cream and USE IT! (please, not coloured sun cream/sticks)
- If you are susceptible to sun burn, bring a sun hat and WEAR IT!
- There will be two water tents and shade for those who need it
Thank you for your support, we are looking forward to an excellent day’s competition!
Richard Peters, Curriculum Leader PE
Thoughts of going to University don’t just start at college as Harrow Way Community School is demonstrating with some recent collaborations with The University of Winchester. All year groups, from Year 7 to 11, are taking part in activities designed to provide information that generates enthusiasm and understanding of higher education.
Recently Year 10 students visited the university to take part in a number of interactive workshop looking at higher education and the potential benefits of going to university. Students were encouraged to consider future career choices and whether these would or wouldn’t require a degree and the skills they would need in the workplace. Important information regarding finance and financial support were also explored. Read more…