Posts By: Mr P Upfold

A Musical Afternoon

Six keen Test Valley musicians took part in the Clatford School’s annual ‘Music Afternoon’. The performances were interspersed with a range of performances from the Clatford pupils and all of our pupils were exemplary in demonstrating their enthusiasm and talent.  Their performances highlighted the benefits of being involved in extra-curricular music. Year 7 pupil, Marcus Brown,… Read more »

Year 5 Technology Masterclass

This year’s Technology Masterclass was attended by 60 Year 5 Pupils for our local primary schools. In keeping with the ‘Space’ themed masterclass, the pupils enjoyed making rocket-style fruit kebabs. This activity encouraged a discussion around healthy eating and nutrition. Using a pillar drill, pupils then made catapult powered racing cars out of plywood. They… Read more »

Engineering Challenge

On Wednesday 15 May, 11 pupils from Year 9 formed two teams, travelled to the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovil and took part in the area Key Stage 3 Engineering Challenge. This trip was offered to pupils who have opted for GCSE DT. The event set a complicated challenge and required pupils… Read more »

Swimming Pool Fund Raising

Holly Osbaldeston, Year 8 is on a one person mission to help save the school pool. Holly, pictured below, helped by donations from neighbours, attended a car boot sale at the weekend and raised £125 towards helping to save the school pool. This is an impressive amount and moreover a fantastic example of selflessness.  Apparently Holly has… Read more »

Year 10 Sports Leaders Assessment Session

Year 3 and 4 pupils from Stockbridge Primary School participated in a range of fitness exercises here at Test Valley School  to assist our Year 10 Sports Leaders with their Level 1 Health and Fitness Assessment,   The Sports Leaders have been working on circuit training and had set up 10 activity stations for the primary… Read more »

A Star in the Making

Our congratulations go to Daisy Mansfield who recently took part in the British National Dressage Championship.  Daisy achieved 9th place out of a huge class of 32. This is a massive achievement for someone of her age to be placed in the top ten at a National Championship and we wish her every success for… Read more »

KS1 Movement Festival

Earlier this month, over 75 Year 1 and 2 pupils from 5 local Primary Schools attended a festival of fun and activity. The morning session consisted of 7 activity stations ranging from multi skill fun to trampolining and gymnastics air track and inflatables. The KS1 pupils worked with our Year 7 Sports Leaders and completed… Read more »

PE Meets Science

Mrs Vaughan conducts a practical revision session on the heart and how the passage of blood flows through it, with our Year 11 GCSE PE group. The pupils benefited greatly from having a multisensory way of understanding how the heart functions – a great visual way of remembering such a complex system.

Joyeuses Pâques!

An Easter Hunt with a French Twist On Wednesday 3rd April at lunchtime there was a scavenger hunt run by the MFL department. This was part of a series of ‘Easter Challenge’ events put on by the Head Prefects. All KS3 classes had been taught Easter themed vocabulary during their French lessons and then at… Read more »

PE and Humanities Year 4 Workshops

40 Year 4 pupils from our local primary schools took part in our PE and Humanities workshops this week.  The pupils enjoyed a rotation of Geography, Religious Education and PE.  Working with their Test Valley pupil helpers, the children designed a postcard in Geography, learned about the symbolism of a Hindu God in R.E and… Read more »

Religious Education Trip to North Yorkshire

Over the Easter break, several pupils and staff enjoyed a weekend in North Yorkshire, visiting York Minster, touring the Wensleydale Cheese Factory and hiking to Malham Cove.  On the Sunday morning the pupils visited the Holybush Christian Fellowship.  This visit was the main focus of the trip and pupils were given the opportunity to learn… Read more »

Spring Term 2019 Newsletter

We are proud to present the Spring Term 2019 newsletter. You can download a PDF copy of the newsletter.