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Harrow Way Students scoop both seats for NW Hampshire in Youth Parliament Elections

February 11th, 2020 Comments off

Harrow Way Community School has had a second student, Charley Kinghorn, elected to represent the 22,000 young people within North West Hampshire following the recent Hampshire Youth Parliament (HYP) elections. All secondary schools and colleges in the county took part in the election, which ran from 6-31 January. Over 4,739 votes were cast across all districts as 14 young candidates stood for the seven contested seats with Charley elected as the Support Member of the Youth Parliament (SMYP).

In her role of SMYP Charley will work alongside the Member of Youth Parliament (MYP) to bring about local change within the community and lobby decision makers, local councillors and politicians to ensure young people are at the heart of every conversation. She now joins the current MYP, Dmitrijs Meiksans, another Harrow Way student, who has been in office for one year and will continue to serve as a MYP until February 2021. Read more…

Harrow Way Students Learn How to Stay Safe

February 7th, 2020 Comments off

Harrow Way Year 8 students spent the day working with former police officer Dean Coady, OBE about the dangers of knife and street crime. Dean, from Urban Pure Solutions, specialises in delivering innovative, interactive workshops designed to engage and educate young people on street dangers.

Commenting on the session, which proved an eye opener for the young students, Head of Year 8 Victoria Ford said: “With the rise in street crimes across the country, we wanted to ensure that our students are as aware as they can be regarding the dangers of knife and street crime. Dean’s session was incredibly engaging and hopefully students are now much more informed on how to keep themselves safe.”
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Safer Internet Day 2020

February 7th, 2020 Comments off

Harrow Way is once again supporting Safer Internet Day on Tuesday 11th February. The aim of Safer Internet Day is to inspire a national conversation about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. The focus this year is designed to empower young people to take control of their digital lives. For 2020 the week will be focusing on online identity and asking young people to consider whether they and their peers are truly free to be themselves online.

Here at Harrow Way School we are continually reinforcing how students can stay safe online. To complement this event the week will include focused lessons in all core ICT classes and assemblies tailored to the year groups on the dangers of being online and preventative measures that can be applied. Read more…

Hampshire Cultural Trust – What’s on Winter 2020

February 6th, 2020 Comments off

This half term The Hampshire Cultural Trust (HCT) have lots going on all across Hampshire, for all ages, much of which is free. As well as our annual LEGO family exhibition, Space Explorers, opening at Milestones Museum on Saturday 15 February, there are loads of events and exhibitions throughout half term in all of the other museums too. As well as bookable workshops, most venues have free children’s make-and-takes, trails and quizzes which you don’t have to book, just drop in. Plus there is lots of fun to be had in the arts centres, including bookable workshops, family festivals and children’s clubs. We have venues all across Hampshire, the majority of which are free to enter!

Click here to view the What’s On Leaflet.

Hampshire Safe

February 3rd, 2020 Comments off

Harrow Way have joined along with other Andover Schools and College on a drug prevention initiative, Hampshire Safe. We believe that by working together we can collectively not only raise awareness of the impact of substance misuse but also put measures in place to stop it from happening at our schools and colleges. You can read a copy of the letter sent to all parents from the headteacher here and view the article in this week’s Andover Advertiser here.

Hampshire Parent Carer Network – Andover Meetings

January 31st, 2020 Comments off

website Hampshire Parent Carer Network would like to invite parent carers of children with additional needs to our monthly get togethers in Andover. See poster and for more details and dates.

PiXL Unlock App – Improving Vocabulary

January 31st, 2020 Comments off

This week has seen the launch of a new educational app Unlock to which every student will have access in tutor time once a week as part of our drive to improve students’ literacy skills. In assembly, Mr Mann and Mrs German talked about the importance of having a wide vocabulary. Did you know that the average person uses between 20000-40000 words every day? Successful people are able to draw on more sophisticated means of expressing their ideas and, as we demonstrated in assembly, using appropriate terminology in exams can lead to far higher grades. Sometimes, we come across new words that have a vague meaning or even different meanings depending on context. We may avoid using new terms to avoid looking foolish. This app teaches words explicitly to overcome this problem. Read more…