Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ski Trip 2018

The 2018 Test Valley School Ski Trip to Austria Zell am See was enjoyed by pupils and staff. The ski resort was amazing and the pupils were fortunate enough to be skiing on the glacier for the whole week (3029m above sea level) – you can imagine the views! Mrs Vaughan (Trip Organiser) said it… Read more »

The Return of MFL Film Club

This week has seen the return of the MFL Film Club, this time organised by Sam Hunt and Sydney Reidy who chose to show ‘Mamma Mia’ in French. Pupils enjoyed watching the film and, as the songs were still in English, Miss Williams (MFL Subject Leader) could join in too. Watching a movie in a… Read more »

Here Comes the Sun!

Here Comes the Sun!

  Only a few weeks ago Test Valley School was covered in a blanket of snow and now we are enjoying the Spring sunshine. It was so warm last week that a few teaching groups were able to work outside. Pupils were happy and grateful to be outside and one of our Year 11 pupils,… Read more »

Year 4 PE & Humanities Workshops

Year 4 PE & Humanities Workshops

Test Valley School welcomed a large group of Year 4 pupils from our local primary schools to come and experience Humanities and PE workshops. The morning was packed with various activities for the pupils to enjoy with Year 9 and 10 pupils supporting as well. The sports activities were based on developing and enhancing skills… Read more »

Year 8 Visit to Cheddar Gorge

Year 8 Visit to Cheddar Gorge

It was an adventurous Thursday for a large group of Year 8 pupils, as they made their way to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset to take part in a number of exciting and educational activities.  They split into two groups which allowed them to have a more personalised tour of the caves. The pupils had a… Read more »

Duke of Edinburgh Award Workshop

On Saturday 17th March, Year 10 pupils working for their DofE awards came into school throughout the day. They worked in nine teams to complete their DofE portfolio for the expedition assessment. Each team started by planning their routes, this involved drawing the routes for each day of their expedition and then marking and numbering… Read more »

Year 5 Maths & English Workshops

This week we had fifty Year 5 pupils join us from our local primary schools to attend Maths and English workshops. The Maths workshop was out of this world! A special alien named “Quincey” showed us how the aliens on his planet count using a base 5 number system i.e. the only digits they use… Read more »

Regional Maths Challenge Finalists

Regional Maths Challenge Finalists

This week, Year 8 pupils Kacey Cavill, Rosie Weatherall and Year 9 pupils Bradley Hall and Cerys Hotchkiss from Year 9 took part in the regional final of the UKMT Junior Team Maths Challenge. They completed four different challenges designed to promote mathematical dexterity, teamwork and communication skills. Our goal was to make the top… Read more »

Sport Relief Fundraising Activities

Staff Welly Football Match

This year, Test Valley School raised a huge £756.44 for Sport Relief. To raise this, we had various events taking place throughout the week. We had a non-school uniform day, a cake sale and a staff welly football match. A big thank you to our Charity Committee and all who took part in raising funds… Read more »