Monthly Archives: December 2018

Autumn Term 2018 Newsletter

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

Personal, Social and Health Education

PSHE at Test Valley School focuses on the well-being of our pupils now and in the future. It addresses pupils’ own experience and prepares them for when they leave school. As part of a whole school approach it develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals, family members and members of society.… Read more »

“CoolLED” Prize Winner

During their last PSHE day, Year 11 visited a careers fair where one of the exhibitors was CoolLED. CoolLED designs and manufactures cutting edge LED illumination systems for researchers and clinicians using the latest LED technology. As part of the careers fair, CoolLED ran a competition using images, which had been magnified. We are delighted… Read more »

Change for a Tenner

Year 9 presented Change for a Tenner, a fantastic concept. Small groups set themselves up as company with a role for each member, from managing director through to accountant and, of course, workers. Each group is given £10 to invest in stock to support their concept, an allotted time slot and space at their fair. They then set out… Read more »

Millinery Magic

Year 11 pupils took part in Millinery Magic – our annual fashion show, designed as an enterprise activity. Pupils worked in teams as the managers of a business company. The purpose ofthe activity is for pupils to gain an understanding and appreciation of how businesses have to work within a competitive and collaborative market. As… Read more »

Other PSHE Topics

Other topics explored on the day were: Year 7 pupils reflected on sense of self, body image, racism and unwritten rules.  Year 8 pupils had a Democracy Day where they learned about the voting system. Year 10 pupils discussed relationships, which included deep dives into gender stereotypes, online relationships and inappropriate relationships.

Remembrance Week at Test Valley School

Act of Remembrance 100 Years since the Armistice which ended the Great War ‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.’

Remembering Together in School

Miss Hiscock (Headteacher) led assemblies at the beginning of the week to start us thinking about this important time. During registration times tutors were able to follow this up further with presentations prepared for them by the Humanities team. On Friday 9th November we gathered in the Main Hall for the Remembrance Assembly led by… Read more »

Remembering through Art

Pupil representatives from all Key Stage 3 year groups worked with the Art department and Year 10 pupils to create a Remembrance Mosaic. This will be displayed in school once fully completed to mark this centenary anniversary of the First World War ending.

Remembering in the Library

During Remembrance Week, pupils were able to visit the library and make a poppy for the library display and take part in puzzles, including codebreaking. There were also a number of new displays, featuring fiction and non-fiction books about the First World War.

Remembering with the Local Community

The Head Prefects and Deputy Head Prefects attended the Remembrance Service at St. Peter’s Church in Stockbridge with Miss Hiscock (Headteacher) on Sunday November 11th. The pupils were invited to read the poem The Crosses by Bill Minton during the service and to lay a special poppy wreath at the memorial. A large number of… Read more »