Monthly Archives: July 2014

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Newsletter Summer 2014

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Humanities GCSE Trip to Southampton University

Humanities GCSE trip to Southampton University

On the 20th June, forty Year 10 pupils who are studying a GCSE Humanities subject visited Southampton University for a seminar on xenophobia and racism within the UK and how it has altered over the course of a century. The unit pupils took part in is usually delivered to second year undergraduate students, however they… Read more »

Area Athletics June 2014

Year 7 Young Leaders at Area Athletics

The Primary Schools’ annual Area Athletics took place at King’s Somborne Recreation ground on June 24th 2014. All seven local Primary Schools took part as the event promised to be ‘gripped’ with competition this year. The Year 7 Young Leaders were the officials for the competition and, although they were in a jovial mood for… Read more »

‘Storytelling’ Dance at Test Valley School

The Dance Festival was another success for the Young and Sports Leaders and they all lived happily ever after…

Once upon a time…   Once upon a time, in a school far far away, there was a group of Sports Leaders who met every Tuesday lunchtime to plan a dance extravaganza for the seven local primary schools. They worked hard to link the theme to stories and developed the ‘Disney’ type of approach with… Read more »

Year 7 French Trip

TVS Y7 French Trip Dining at Chateau Baffy

The Year 7 France trip has arrived safely in Caen. Mr McDaid has been tweeting the group’s progress: Y7 France Trip, arrived in Caen, some fantastic sports cars heading back 2 the UK! — Test Valley School (@testvalleysch) July 7, 2014 We dined at the fab Chateau Baffy this evening, hmmmm! pic.twitter.com/myfNbuJWDd — Test Valley… Read more »

Theatre Trips, 26th June

Covent Garden London

On the evening of 26th June three coaches left Test Valley heading for London’s West End. After a short stop in Covent Garden to get tea and experience the multitude of cultural shows that were on offer, the group split up with fifty Key Stage 3 pupils heading to see ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’,… Read more »

Rights Respect and Responsibilities and Pupil Voice Conference

RRR and Pupil Voice Curriculum -- At the Conference

On the 30th June, six pupils from the Pupil Rights Committee joined nine other schools at a Rights, Respect and Responsibilities Conference at Wildern School. Pupils took part in interactive quizzes and tasks, had a tour of Wildern School to see RRR in action, listened to presentations given by pupils on how they have ensured… Read more »

Brendon Tasker, Year 10 at Tae Kwon Do English National Championships

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Brendon Tasker, year 10, took part in the Tae Kwon Do English National Championships, held at Worcester University. Event 1 – Cadets Black Belt Patterns Brendon was in a pool of 25 other Black Belt Cadets’, age range 15-17. Round one: every cadet performs their pattern and is marked out of 10.0 by three judges.… Read more »