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BCoT – Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair

February 15th, 2019 Comments off

Basingstoke College of Technology (BCoT) is hosting an Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair on Monday 11 March 2019 from 4.30pm to 7.00pm. The fair will see us host over 50 employers across varying industries, all of which have active apprenticeship vacancies and also expert information for anyone that is possibly interested in doing an apprenticeship.

You can find a full list of the employers attending and further information here. Students can also register their interest for the event at the above link as well. Read more…

Young Musician Competition 2019

February 15th, 2019 Comments off

St Mary’s Church is used the sound of voices raised in song but on Thursday night 13 Harrow Way students nearly raised the roof as they sung their hearts out, competing to be crowned Andover Young Musicians of the Year.

Competing in the Popular Music category, Harrow Way’s Show Choir treated the audience to a high energy rendition of the main theme from this year’s school musical, Little Shop of Horrors. The students’ display of excellent technique and tight harmonies earned the them the 2nd highest scores of the night from the judges, an wonderful achievement in only their second year in the competition. Read more…

Hampshire National Citizenship Service (NCS) – Year 11

February 15th, 2019 Comments off

ncs-hampshire-logo-newNational 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 now available on this years courses for Year 11 students, which take place over 3 weeks, at a cost of only £35!(early bird offer, usually £50) Please see their website and below for additional information and to enrol.

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Hampshire Cultural Trust – What’s On Jan-April 2019

February 7th, 2019 Comments off

This half term we have lots of fun things going on all across Hampshire, for all ages, many of which are free. As well as our annual LEGO family exhibition “Bricktropolis and the Attack of the Mighty Monsters” opening at Milestones Museum on Saturday 16 February, there are loads of events and exhibitions going on throughout half term in the arts centres and all of the other museums too. As well as bookable workshops, most venues have free children’s make-and-takes and quizzes which you don’t have to book, just drop in. We have venues county-wide, the majority of which are free to enter! Please see leaflet for details.

Andover SEND Support Workshop – 5 March 2019

February 7th, 2019 Comments off

Hampshire Parent Carer Network (HPCN) are holding a support day for parent carers on Tuesday 5th March at The Long Meadow Centre, Cricketer’s Way, Andover SP10 5DN. They have SEND specialists CEREBRA coming to share information on what services are in the local area and how parent carers can access them on behalf of their children.

They are charging a small fee, to show commitment to the event, of £2.00 via Eventbrite, which is fully refundable up to 7 days before the event. Please see poster for more details. For more information on HPCN please click here.

Update 2 regarding Ocado Fire for Thursday 7th Feb

February 7th, 2019 Comments off

07/02/2019 07:00: We can confirm the school will be open to students as normal today. Thanks once again to everyone for their understanding and support.

At this point we have had no further update from Pikes regarding their bus service since last night; we currently assume they will be able to run the service as normal.

A reminder that today is also NSPCC number day and that students are able to wear non-uniform in exchange for a £1 donation. The Whitechapel trip will be taking place as planned.

Update 1 regarding Ocado Fire for Thursday 7th Feb

February 6th, 2019 Comments off

06/02/2019 22:00: As has been published in the news today, Harrow Way is currently open as a rest centre for local residents evacuated by the major fire at the Ocado warehouse on Walworth industrial estate.

At this point we expect the school to be open as normal on Thursday the 7th, however we will post an update at 07:00 on the 7th to confirm.

Students that travel to school on the Pikes bus should be aware that the bus company have been in touch and advised that they may not be able to run their usual service as their premises are currently cordoned off by the emergency services. We will provide any updates on this as we have them.

We’d like to offer our support and thanks to the Emergency Services working so hard tonight, the volunteers and council staff involved, our Site Manager for co-ordinating the rest centre and anyone else involved in the effort. We also send our best wishes to any of our local community affected by this incident and thank everyone that has reached out tonight to offer support.

Next planned update: 07/02/2019 07:00

London Provides Artistic Inspiration for Students

February 6th, 2019 Comments off

London provided the perfect backdrop for Harrow Way Year 11 Art students looking for inspiration for their GCSE exam preparations. Exploring the sights and architecture walking the South Bank to the Tate Modern, over the Millennium Bridge to St Pauls, the students investigated the themes of ‘Dwellings’, ‘Boxes’, ‘Signs’, ‘Mirrors’, and ‘Birds’.

Explaining why she chose London as the venue for the important Art trip, Head of Department Chrissy Collins said: “The people, the buildings, the everyday in London is rich in inspiration for these young artists. This is a city famous for its architecture, its history, its fashion and vibrancy all of which provide an exciting dimension to the exam themes. I’m impressed at the creative interpretation, with students who explored the bird theme looking at the kinetic artwork such as Alexander Calder’s mobile for flight and movement and roller-skating angels in the street entertainment along the South Bank. I’m really looking forward to seeing how these ideas and sketches translate themselves to the students’ final submissions.” Read more…

Safer Internet Day 2019

February 5th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way is supporting Safer Internet Day 2019 (SID2019) today, Tuesday 5th February. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. In school, in addition to core KS3 ICT lessons, tutors will be working with all students to continue to raise awareness about Safer use of the Internet during tutor time.

Student Resources
SID2019 Top Tips for 11-18s – Tips and links with some suggestions on how to get you started and help you to stay safe and positive online.

Google Be Internet Legends – To make the most of the internet, children need to make smart decisions. Be Internet Legends empowers younger children to use the web safely and wisely, so they can be confident explorers of the online world.

Hampshire Police – Megan’s Story – Hampshire Police have released a short video highlighting the risk of sending nude images online.

Further links supporting Online Safety and Anti-Bullying.

What Can Parents Do?
Safer Internet Day is a fantastic opportunity to have a conversation with children about using the internet safely, responsibly and positively. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, foster carer, aunt, uncle or older sibling – we can all play a role in empowering children to enjoy their time online!

Information and Online Resources​ – This identifies a variety of organisations that provide information and support. There is also access to resources for parents. Links are provided.

Conversation Starters – This year, the UK Safer Internet Centre is particularly focusing on how consent works in an online context and exploring how young people ask, give, and receive consent online. This could be in their friendships or relationships, how they take and share images and videos or how they manage their privacy and data. These conversation starters are a great way to help you talk about these issues with children.