Monthly Archives: March 2018

Green Global Challenge


Year 7 were recently presented with a Green Global Challenge to come up with ways to make Test Valley School more environmentally friendly, reduce our energy bills and reduce our carbon footprint. During their learn-to-learn lessons pupils have been working in groups to research ideas, investigate solutions and present their ideas in a persuasive way. On… Read more »

Year 9 Digital Industries Event

Year 9 Digital Industries Event

On Thursday 8th March (International Women’s Day) Year 9 went to Andover College for a fantastic event to enable Year 9 pupils to become aware of the vast range of fantastic opportunities available to them within the digital industries world of work. In the lecture theatre pupils were bombarded by a series of high speed… Read more »

Design Challenge Competition

Design Challenge Competition

On Wednesday 7th March, sixteen Year 7 pupils represented our school at the annual Test Valley Rotary Club Design Challenge. Pupils worked in teams of four but do not know what the challenge will be until they arrive. This year their task was to design and build a space capsule launch system with the space capsule… Read more »

School Library Service Literature Quiz

School Library Service Literature Quiz

Miss Needs (Librarian) took a team of four pupils to Romsey School on Wednesday 7th March to take part in the Literature Quiz organised by the School Library Service. The event has been running for many years, promoting the enjoyment of reading by allowing those enthusiastic readers in schools to take the spotlight and represent… Read more »

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th every year. It commemorates the movement for women’s rights. The first observance of this date was on February 28th 1909 in New York. The Library has a display of books to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women all over the world. Come and take a… Read more »

World Book Day Activities in the Library

World Book Day Display

The snow meant that the World Book Day activities originally planned for Thursday 1st March had to be re-arranged to Thursday 8th March. During lunchtime pupils from all years took part in a Book Quiz and Design a National Book Token competition. Sam Hunt won the book quiz and we had some great artistic entries… Read more »

Year 9 Futures Event

Year 9 Futures Event:

Research shows that on average people now change their jobs every 4 to 5 years. What ever happened to the job for life? Technology and efficiency came along removing the need for many traditional jobs and replacing them with different jobs. This leaves our current school pupils posing the question: What can I do for a… Read more »

Race for the Line

On Tuesday 27th February Year 7 pupils took part in the Race For The Line Competition race day. This involves a team from RAF Odiham visiting the school to facilitate the launch and timing of rocket cars designed and built by Year 7 teams back in December. This is a STEM competition run by the learning partnership and… Read more »

Winter Wonderland

Last week school was closed for two days due to the snowfall we experienced. Test Valley School had a white blanket of snow covering it for a few days.

‘Snow’ Much Fun for the Y7 Football Team

Y7 Football

On Tuesday the Year 7 football team played Testbourne in the Andover and District Schools League. The boys braved the ‘Beast from the East’ to play their fixture. They conceded an early goal but showed great resilience and determination to fight back and equalise just before half time.  With the wind behind them the boys… Read more »

Primary Indoor Girls football

A team of Year 10 Sports Leaders helped to organised and run the annual indoor girls’ football event. The Leaders were refereeing, scoring and encouraging all the Primary Schools that attended. It was a very close competition with Broughton School becoming the winners for 2018 with Wallop as runners up.

Primary Basketball Coaching

The Year 10 Sports Leaders gave a coaching session to six local primary schools as part of their on-going leadership assessment. They were assessed on their ability to teach a basic warm-up which was basketball related and the three key skills of: Shooting, Passing and Dribbling. The session was during the morning with two hours… Read more »