Monthly Archives: June 2018

Andover Area and District Athletics Event

It was the annual District Athletics on Monday May 22nd at Charlton Athletics ground.  Over 50 of our pupils took part in track and field events.  The Junior Boys & Girls came joint 2nd out of eight schools and the intermediate Boys & Girls came fifth, so on the whole a very successful day for… Read more »

Primary Schools’ Area Athletics 2018

This year we had perfect weather conditions for the athletes taking part in the annual athletics competition which is organised by the Personal Best Education coaching company. Our team of Year 7 Sports Leaders did a fantastic job of scoring and helping to run the track and field events. Over 100 Primary school children took… Read more »

World Cup Comes to the Library

World Cup Comes to the Library

The Library has gone World Cup mad with an eye catching display of football related reading material. Come and take a look and get involved with the World Cup Fever. On Friday 22nd June at lunchtime in the Library there was a World Cup Football Quiz for pupils and staff to come and test their knowledge with a… Read more »

Andover Area and District Swimming Gala

Andover Area and District Swimming Gala

Last week Test Valley School hosted an inter-schools’ swimming gala in the glorious sunshine. I was a fantastic day had by all with over seven of our local secondary schools competing. All the schools did really well but the overall winners were Rookwood School. A big thank you to our PE department who hosted the… Read more »

Reading Award

Reading Award

James Ashley 9N has received a Library Achievement Award by Mrs Needs (Librarian) for successfully reading with enthusiasm 300 books since starting at Test Valley School. This is an amazing achievement and definitely something to be recognised. James visits the Library most days and loves it when there are new books to choose from. He is also… Read more »

The Duke of Edinburgh ‘Bucket List’

Duke of Edinburgh

Bucket lists seem to be the “in” thing these days, so Mr Langdown (our DofE Co-ordinator) has given some thought to the sort of things a DofE candidate might be able to tick off. This will not be an extensive list but hopefully you’ll get the picture. Walking across the New Forest with a rucksack… Read more »

Year 4 Science and Technology Day

On Tuesday 12th June we saw the return of our annual ‘Science and Technology Day’ (previously known as Rocket Day) for our local primary schools. We were delighted to welcome to our school ninety-four Year 4 pupils and they took part in a variety of exciting activities. Pupils were divided into two groups for the… Read more »

Investigating Density

Year 9 pupils were investigating density in their Science lessons by creating a density ladder (a column of different liquids that are stacked according to their density – the most dense is at the bottom, with the least dense floating on top) They further investigated the density of solids by floating paper clips, Lego bricks… Read more »

Harry Potter Experience

Harry Potter Experience

Staff recently gave up their Sunday to take fifty pupils to the Harry Potter Studios near London. It was a wonderful day out for both staff and pupils, who all enjoyed the magic and mystery of how the films were made. It was commented by a number of other visitors how well behaved and polite… Read more »

Our Year 9 Linguists

Our Year 9 Linguists

On Monday 4 June three of our Year 9 pupils, Rory Pharoah, Cerys Hotchkiss, and Kevani Bhoodhoo visited Stockbridge Primary School with Mrs Dover to lead activities in French with a group of Years 4 and 5 pupils. They organised their own sequence of activities and resources based on activities that they have enjoyed in… Read more »

Creative Forces Day

Creative Forces Day

On Tuesday June 5th eight of our Services Families pupils went to the University of Winchester to celebrate Creative Forces Day with Ms Attree.  The pupils had lovely time exploring the university and taking part in seminars.  During the day the pupils attended a workshop on archaeology where they had to compete against each other… Read more »

Year 9 Holocaust Webcast

A number of Year 9 pupils have been taking part in a project called Stories from Willesden Lane. So far they have read a novel about the life of a girl called Lisa who was a Kindertransport refugee sent by her family to the UK from Austria for safety during the Holocaust. This week pupils… Read more »