Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sport at Test Valley

Swimming champion At the weekend Katey Dallolio competed in the Hampshire championships in which she swam a total of six races. Katey achieved new personal bests in all of her races, and in breaststroke this resulted in her qualifying for the regional championships in May. Well done Katey! Cross Country Running A massive congratulations to… Read more »

MFL Masterclass

On Wednesday 8th February the MFL department welcomed a group of Year 5 pupils from our local primary schools for a masterclass in German and Spanish. Mrs Newland taught the pupils how to greet each other – they had conversations with puppets and sang a song. They also learned how to sing ‘Heads, Shoulders, Knees… Read more »

New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling

This week saw the finals of the Year 7 New Age Kurling competition. It was a very close competition with two teams taking fourth place and a close battle for first and second place. The final scores were: 2017 Winners were 7A Second place to 7S Third place to 7D Joint fourth place to 7G… Read more »

Hampshire Youth Speaks competition

Our Year 11 Youth Speaks team (Charlotte Thorpe, Callum Giles and Laura Keane) took part in the next round of the Rotary Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, 8th February.  The team delivered a speech entitled ‘Not so Smart’, and posed the question: are we all guilty of spending too much time on our smartphones? The… Read more »

Blind Date with a book

Next week the school library will be encouraging pupils to have a blind date with a book, in order to try and encourage our pupils to read something a little different from what they might normally chose. The idea is that they chose a covered book from the library, read it and discover something new.

Bronze Ambassador Day 2017

Nominated Pupil Ambassadors from local primary schools arrived at Test Valley with the expectation of a full and varied day. Four pupils from each school had been selected for this day by their primary school teachers as these pupils who had the required qualities to make a good Ambassador. The Young Sports Leaders from Test… Read more »

Primary Indoor Girls’ Football

Earlier in the week, ten of our Sports Leaders from Year 10 helped to organised and run the annual indoor football event. The Leaders were refereeing, scoring and encouraging all of the six primary schools that attended. It was a very close competition with Wherwell School becoming the winners for 2017 with Wallop as runners… Read more »

New Age Kurling

New Age Kurling

The Year 7 New Age Kurling competition continues with the tutor groups competing against each other in a very tight and close event. With only one week left to the final matches, three teams have equal points: 7A / 7D and 7S, so it could all be down to the scoring of each match with… Read more »

Test Valley Writing Group

Pupils are very excited about the new extra-curricular activity now available to all year groups. This is a writing group for those who wish to take part in writing competitions, maybe try their hand at journalism or if they just need a little extra help and guidance with their Home Learning Tasks. Mrs March is… Read more »

Wyrd Sisters Rehearsals

Over the last few weeks many of our staff and pupils have been giving up their own time to rehearse for this year’s performance of Terry Pratchett’s “The Wyrd Sisters”. Clare Stubbs (Subject Leader, Drama) commented: “Each year I am impressed with the dedication and professionalism of many of our pupils, and this year has… Read more »

Year 7 Food Technology

Recently, our Year 7 pupils have been making basic scones in their Food Technology lesson, but this week we wanted to try something new and ignite their culinary imaginations. They were given the opportunity to make a different flavour or shaped scone — either sweet or savoury, using an additional two or three ingredients. Mrs Cross (Subject… Read more »