News about ‘Trips and Visits’

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 »

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 »

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 »

Our Day at Peter Symonds College

At the end of June, our ‘Rising 9s’ group (Year 10 pupils who are predicted at least one GCSE grade 9) travelled to Peter Symonds for a PPE day. This was a day wholly comprised of politics, philosophy and economics. Peter Symonds College in Winchester has the largest philosophical department in the country. We were… Read more »

Activities Week

Activities Week 2018

Last week saw the return of our annual activities week. This included residential trips to France and central Europe as well as non-residential activities to join in and out of school. Pupils on the residential trip to France spent an exciting week at Château Du Baffy, this is an education and language centre situated in… Read more »

‘Think IT’ STEM Event at IBM

‘Think IT’ STEM Event at IBM

This event took place over two days giving a group of girls in Year 9 the opportunity to participate in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) activities. They worked in teams with other schools. On the first day they were given a scenario and went through the processes to develop and target an app using… Read more »

Hampshire Book Award 2018

Hampshire Book Award 2018

On Thursday 28th June pupils involved with the HBA since March visited Kings School, Winchester for the grand final. The group have been meeting and reading the six shortlisted books and finally got the opportunity to vote for their favourite book. The event is run by Schools’ Library Service and involved 43 Hampshire secondary schools.… Read more »

Year 10 Geography Visit to Hengistbury Head

Year 10 Geography Visit to Hengistbury Head

Year 10 Geographers visited Hengistbury Head in Dorset as part of their GCSE course.  Pupils investigated how various risks are being managed.  As a stretch of coastline with one of the highest rates of erosion in the South of England the local authorities and the Environment Agency spend millions of pounds each year reducing the… 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 »

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 »

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 »