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Headteacher’s Blog – Week 28 – ‘Fresh Starts’ Harrow Way 50th Year Anniversary

April 28th, 2017 Comments off

As you will be aware this year marks the 50th Year Anniversary, when Harrow Way opened its doors in September 1967. I mentioned this in assembly to the students this week and we had some time reflecting on the decade it all started in 1960!

When looking at this amazing decade, I could have chosen from such a wide range of events, movements, and people – I was spoilt for choice! But for me, the iconic image of the 1960s comes from the end of the decade.

The moon landings still represent the zenith of human scientific achievement. I have written before about the so-called “moonshot thinking” of President Kennedy who, in September 1962, gave a speech at Rice Stadium where he said that America would put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. Read more…

Andover Young Carers Ramble

April 26th, 2017 Comments off

A fundraising ramble is taking place on Sunday 7th May, in order to raise money for Andover Young Carers. A 3 mile walk around the beautiful town of Stockbridge, starting from outside The Grosvenor Hotel and will end back on the High Street. All ages, abilities and dogs are welcome. See poster for further details.

King Henry VIII Brings History Lesson To Life

April 25th, 2017 Comments off

When studying the Tudors where better to visit than the home of the most famous Tudor monarch, King Henry VIII. Harrow Way Year 8 History students recently visited Hampton Court Palace gaining a first-hand insight into the colourful life of King Henry and his six wives.

History teacher Christina Brown explains the value of putting the history lesson into real life context: “Visiting Hampton Court and experiencing for themselves the home where King Henry VIII lived gave our students a completely different perception of the subject than if we’d opened up the text books back at school. The trip brought the lesson to life and greatly aids their understanding as they see for themselves the Great Hall where many a Tudor banquet was hosted and see for themselves King Henry’s personal apartments”. Read more…

Greek Menu

April 25th, 2017 Comments off

The school canteen are providing a Greek themed menu for lunch on Thursday 27th April. Items will include Pastitsio, Vegetarian Moussaka and Lenton Chocolate Cake.

The full menu and prices can be viewed here.

Sports Clubs available to students – Summer 2017

April 24th, 2017 Comments off

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 Haysom or a member of PE Staff.

Around the World Brick Adventure

April 7th, 2017 Comments off

“Around the World Brick Adventure” LEGO event held at Milestones Museum, Basingstoke, until 23rd April. This interactive exhibition features over 100 incredible LEGO models of buildings, animals and treasures from around the world and has plenty of activities to keep children busy, from completing the detective trail to helping us build a giant LEGO Big Ben! There’s also 20% off if you book online and under 5s go free. More information here.

A-FEST 2017

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

A-Fest is being held on Andover High Street on the 23rd April 2017, 14:00-18:00. There will be lots of family attractions, and local bands. This year they are supporting two local charities; Andover and District Mencap, and The Abel Foundation. More information here.

#InspireAndover Skate Jam – Saturday 22nd April

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

An event is being held on Saturday 22nd April 12-4pm at Roman Way Park for young people. The aim of the event is for young people to be inspired by what Andover has to offer.

See the poster for more details, alternatively contact sfordham@testvalley.gov.uk.

The Harrow Way Eagle Newsletter – Spring 2017

April 6th, 2017 Comments off

Our latest Newsletter, including the ‘Head’s Corner’ and a summary of all the news and events that’s happened at Harrow Way over the last term, can be viewed here.

A reminder that school breaks up for the Easter Holidays at 3.00pm on Friday 7th April 2017. Summer Term commences on the 24th April 2017, 8.45am.

Year 7 & 8 Girls Football Tournament

March 31st, 2017 Comments off

The Year 7&8 girls took part in a 7-a-side Football tournament held at Harrow Way on Wednesday 29th March. The schools that took part were Wellington Academy, John Hanson, Winton, Test Valley and Harrow Way. Harrow Way entered two teams as did the other schools. Each team played four games.

Harrow Way 1 played excellently together as a team, with their passing being accurate as well as having good spatial awareness and great work ethic. They worked very hard; winning two games and drawing the other two, keeping clean sheets in each game. Read more…