Monthly Archives: March 2019

English Presentations

Year 10 have recently delivered individual presentations to their class as part of their GCSE English course.  The highest achievers in each class were invited to present to the whole year group. Presentations ranged from Freddie Mercury and Muhammad Ali to a good cup of tea. The standard of work was excellent and the pupils should feel… Read more »

New Additions

New Additions

Year 7 pupils have had the privilege of helping our new chicks acclimatise to the school environment.  The pupils have been learning about the life cycle and being able to watch the eggs hatch into these adorable chicks has been very educational and exciting.  Getting the chicks used to being handled is an essential part… Read more »

Theatre Trip

On Saturday 16th March, Mrs Stubbs took a group of year 9-11 pupils to the Theatre Royal in Winchester to see Charlotte Keatley’s ‘My Mother Said I Never Should’ – a play following 3 generations of women in a family and the immense social changes that affect their lives. The pupils were extremely impressed at… Read more »

World Book Day 2019

As part of World Book Day 2019, each pupil received a book token, which they could exchange for a free book at their local bookshop or receive £1 off a book priced £2.99 or more. On World Book Day there were three quizzes available in the library, ranging in difficulty, which pupils could enter individually… Read more »

Test Valley School Trip to New York and Washington

Last month, some pupils from various year groups went on a trip of a lifetime to New York and Washington DC. In New York, the pupils visited The Statue of Liberty followed by a visit to The Empire State Building, a walk through Central Park and a trip to see The Phantom of the Opera… Read more »

Rotary Young Writers

Well done to our three finalists in the Rotary Young Writers Competition 2019. The title for this year was ‘My Inspiration’ and with over 70 entries we are extremely proud that the writing of Abbey Barton (Y11), Andreea Hagiu (Y11) and Betsy Heath (Y7) was celebrated at a ceremony at The Guildhall on Wednesday evening.… Read more »

Arts Masterclass Workshop

Over fifty Year 4 pupils from our neighbouring primary schools attended the Test Valley School Arts Masterclass Workshop this week. The pupils had an Arts workshop where they handcrafted clay fish and used a number of creative and decorative techniques to make them all unique. The clay models will be fired, glazed and returned to… Read more »

Zippy the Goat

It is with sadness that we bring you the news that Zippy the pygmy goat passed away peacefully of old age this week. Zippy was one of the original four pygmy goats, along with George, Bungle and Dora, who joined Test Valley School in the spring of 2007. Both current and former pupils and staff… Read more »