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History Lesson Follows in the Footsteps of Jack the Ripper

March 15th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way Community School history students were given a grisly taste of London’s historic crime scene during a recent trip to the capital. Year 10 students followed in the footsteps of the serial killer Jack the Ripper, visited the Tower of London, notable for its famous and infamous prisoners, and explored life behind bars at the Clink Prison, which, dating back to 1144 is one of England’s oldest and most notorious prisons.

Commenting on the trip designed to give the students an insight into crime and punishment from 1000AD, Curriculum Leader for History Christina Brown said: “Thankfully London 2019 is very different to London 1144 and indeed the 19th Century when the Ripper was roaming the streets. Equally, the legal and prison system are also very different and visiting these famous locations, giving students a sense of the crimes carried out all those years ago and the means of punishment was captivating for our students and when we manage to do that, we find the learning truly comes alive!” Read more…

Year 7 Rugby – Excellent Second Half Come Back

March 14th, 2019 Comments off

The Year 7 Rugby Team hosted Wellington Academy in the District Rugby Competition on Wednesday 13th March. At half time they trailed 5-25 with the visitors dominating open play. The defence was restructured and from this the team built in confidence playing some good open running Rugby.

Albie Head commanded the team from Scrum Half, with all the players rising to the occasion. Joby Hayes and Jordan Davies tackled superbly with Archie Anderson running in 5 tries! Final Score: Harrow Way 25, Wellington 35.

National Careers Week, 4th – 8th March 2019

March 11th, 2019 Comments off

National Careers Week (4th – 8th March) has been a whirlwind of activity at Harrow Way; we have welcomed in over twenty five different professionals who have delivered forty sessions to students from Year 7 all the way up to Year 11.

We have had an impressive range of guest speakers: a scriptwriter, barrister, psychologist, occupational therapist, cyber security specialist, engineer, dentistry careers and many more. We have had hands on Martial Arts sessions, a practical session from a make-up artist who works in the West End and a visit from the Fire Service. The feedback from both students and guest speakers has been overwhelmingly positive.


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Harrow Way’s Dmitrijs Meiksans Elected to UK Youth Parliament

March 8th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way’s Dmitrijs Meiksans has been successful in his bid to win a seat in the UK Youth Parliament. The Year 8 student stood for election and following a successful campaign with over 1000 votes cast by young people for the contested seat, is now the elected MYP (Member of the Youth Parliament) for North West Hampshire.

Six seats were up for election throughout Hampshire with all secondary school and colleges invited to take part. During the month-long voting process 4367 votes were cast in total across all the districts. Read more…

KS4 Girls Football Tournament Success

March 6th, 2019 Comments off

Harrow Way’s team, made up of players from Years 9,10 and 11 were victorious in a triangular tournament held at John Hanson on Tuesday 5th March.

The girls won the first game, against John Hanson, 3-0, with Sky scoring early on in the first and second half and Katie scoring the third.

The second game against Winton was a much closer affair. Winton held on until late on in the first half when Sky slotted in her third of the tournament. Amelia had a cracking long range shot just go wide. However, Lucy sealed the 2-0 victory late on in the second half with a great finish.

A great result in the final event as a team for these girls.

Squad: Shannon D, Lucy L, Amelia K, Sky H, Ruby P, Katie R, Tumi M, Paige M.

Finalists in the District Year 9 Basketball Competition

March 4th, 2019 Comments off

The Year 9 team played extremely well to qualify from their group with good wins over Test Valley B team and Rookwood to gain a place in the Cup Semi-final. Here they played Test Valley A with the scores tied at half time. The game went into a sudden death play off where Harrow Way eventually sunk the winning points. In the final they played very well with some great ball handling but they eventually lost 7-4 to John Hanson in the final. The games were played in great spirit with fantastic team work from all.

Good Win for Year 10 Rugby Team

March 4th, 2019 Comments off

On a lovely Spring like day, the Year 10 rugby team produced a great performance that showed immense character and team work. Toynbee School scored the only try in the first half to lead into the second. However, a rousing performance built on a dominating scrum and breakdown helped Harrow Way score two tries, one an individual effort from Billy Morledge from our own 22 yard line and the other a powerful line break from Rob Blake. Both were converted well by Max Graham. Final score Harrow Way 14 – Toynbee 12.

Imperial War Museum Brings WWI and WWII to Life for Students

February 26th, 2019 Comments off

A recent trip to London’s impressive Imperial War Museum helped bring World War I and II to life for Harrow Way Year 8 History students. The Museum, with its incredible collection of objects, gave students a unique insight into the wars as they explored human stories of the time, discovering how the conflicts shaped today’s world.

Commenting on why she places high value on such field trips, Curriculum Leader for History Christina Brown said: “Nothing we can do in the classrooms here at Harrow Way can ever demonstrate so effectively what life would have been like for those men fighting in these dreadful wars and for the families they left behind living in conditions unimaginable to the average 12-13 year old of today. However, having immersed themselves in the exhibitions and artefacts at the Museum the students definitely have a greater sense of the war, as they were able to see it through the eyes of those who lived it. Read more…

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…