Monthly Archives: March 2018

Spring Term 2018 Newsletter

We are proud to present the Spring Term 2018 newsletter. You can download a PDF copy of the newsletter, or view it below. Download a PDF copy

Year 11 Motivational Workshops

Year 11 Motivational Workshops

On Thursday 15th March a group of Year 11 pupils were selected to take part in a motivational workshop designed and delivered by Mrs Osborne, Mr Whatley and Mr Langdown. The purpose of the workshop was to help pupils review future plans and how their GCSEs fitted into these. We started with a range of… Read more »

New Age Kurling Competition

New Age Kurling Competition

The Year 7 competition was organised by the Year 8 Young Sports Leaders and the final results were very close. 7G were the winners, scoring full points on all four matches they played. Well done! This yearly event is an introduction to the Sports Leaders course and there will be two taster sessions on Weds… Read more »

Year 4 Arts Master Class

Year 4 Arts Master Class

Last week we welcomed a large number of Year 4 pupils from our local primary schools to for the morning to take part in workshops in Drama, Art and Music. It was a fun-packed morning consisting of making clay fish, mastering their mime skills and trying out an array of many different instruments. They all… Read more »

A View from Inside

ROSLA building work

If you have visited Test Valley School lately you will know our ROSLA building has disappeared. Well, not so much disappeared as hiding under scaffolding and wrapped in plastic making the building itself seem invisible. On Wednesday 14th March, Mike Castle (Construction Site Manager) gave pupils from the BTEC Construction group a view from the… Read more »

International Pi Day

International Pi Day

Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π. Pi Day is observed on March 14th and to celebrate the Maths department hosted various activities throughout the day for both staff and pupils to participate in. This included quizzes, a lunch time computer competition and a staff Pi cake competition. The cake competition… Read more »

Green Global Challenge

Rain

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 »