Monthly Archives: July 2019

Summer Sizzler

Recently, the PTA held a Summer Sizzler event to provide a fantastic opportunity for our new September intake pupils and families to meet with staff, current pupils and parents in a fun event centred around our amazing pool.   The sun shone and people turned up to enjoy a fantastic evening of swimming, rounders, inflatables, and food… Read more »

French Lesson Experience

On the 8th July, we got the opportunity to go and teach a French lesson to Year 4 and 5 pupils at Stockbridge Primary School. It was a very useful experience and taught us many things about teaching and languages. We also got to improve our speaking skills in French when instructing the pupils. Our… Read more »

Donation of a 3D Printer

This wonderful machine is an Objet Pro, fully professional, 3D Printer kindly donated to the school by a local Stockbridge resident, Rhys Richards, an extremely generous Engineer who wanted his machine to benefit young people.  We are now looking for the support of an engineering company sponsor to help seed the set-up costs of the cartridges to enable us… Read more »

Dance Festival July 2019

This year’s dance festival was based on the theme ‘Movies’ with the Year 10 Sports Leaders making a short introductory film. Unfortunately there were no ‘Oscars’ awarded but the Leaders were keen to perform. The first of the two days of the festival saw very special VIP guests arrive with the Test Valley Mayor, Councillor… Read more »

Lego Engineering Challenge

A number of pupils opted to take part in the Lego engineering challenge during activities week. A day of working in teams to complete different challenges. The first challenge was to build a Lego structure which would scatter the furthest when released from a fixed height.  Two pupils built a system to hold and release… Read more »

Year 10 Geography Visit to Hengistbury Head

Year 10 Geographers visited Hengistbury Head, near Christchurch in Dorset, as part of their GCSE course.  The relatively new exam arrangements mean that the pupils will sit a fieldwork exam at the end of Year 11 and so this visit was vital preparation for them. There were two themes to the visit.  Firstly, pupils assessed… Read more »

Test Valley School Prom

Botley Grange Hotel provided a fantastic venue for the Year 11 prom. The event was attended by most Year 11 pupils and very well supported by members of staff.  Pupils arrived in an assortment of vehicles, including a dancing Tesla and a mirrored Mercedes! Pupils enjoyed a generous buffet and danced the night away, packing… Read more »

Annual Flower Festival

Test Valley School took part in the Annual Flower Festival, held at St. Peter’s Church, Stockbridge.  This year’s theme was ‘Countries’, so we chose a traditional English country garden as our theme. Mrs Gleeson, with the help of some Year 10 pupils, made the planting boxes which were then painted by Mrs Hardy and a… Read more »