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Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

Test Valley School Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Year 10 teams set off on Saturday 5th May for their practice expedition in the New Forest departing from Cadman’s Pool. Fully equipped rucksacks, loaded full of everything required to be independent and self-sufficient for a two-day journey with an overnight camp. Teams set off across the forest… Read more »

School Construction Project Visit

School Construction Project Visit

On Wednesday 25th April a group from our Year 10 BTEC construction course took part in a trip to East Anton Primary School. At the construction site Lewis Taylor, the construction manager, gave a short talk explaining how they manage the project before very kindly touring our group around the whole site. We were able… Read more »

Ski Trip 2018

The 2018 Test Valley School Ski Trip to Austria Zell am See was enjoyed by pupils and staff. The ski resort was amazing and the pupils were fortunate enough to be skiing on the glacier for the whole week (3029m above sea level) – you can imagine the views! Mrs Vaughan (Trip Organiser) said it… Read more »

Year 8 Visit to Cheddar Gorge

Year 8 Visit to Cheddar Gorge

It was an adventurous Thursday for a large group of Year 8 pupils, as they made their way to Cheddar Gorge in Somerset to take part in a number of exciting and educational activities.  They split into two groups which allowed them to have a more personalised tour of the caves. The pupils had a… Read more »

Duke of Edinburgh Award Workshop

On Saturday 17th March, Year 10 pupils working for their DofE awards came into school throughout the day. They worked in nine teams to complete their DofE portfolio for the expedition assessment. Each team started by planning their routes, this involved drawing the routes for each day of their expedition and then marking and numbering… Read more »

Visit by Holocaust Survivor

Walter Kammerling

We were delighted to host a talk by Walter Kammerling on Thursday 7th December. Walter, a very young 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, spoke to our Years 9 and 10 pupils about his experiences of the Holocaust and coming to Britain on the Kindertransport two weeks before Christmas when he was 15 years old. Following his talk pupils… Read more »

The Living Rainforest

Living Rainforest

Last week on Monday 27th November over one hundred Year 7 pupils went to the ‘Living Rainforest’ in Newbury for the day. Our favourite part of the trip was seeing the snake coil around the tree and lunch was quite nice too. We also loved the sleeping sloth and the large bird that was allowed… Read more »

St Paul’s Cathedral Visit

St Paul's Cathedral London

A group of 45 Year 10 and Year 11 pupils travelled to London on Friday 24th November to visit St Paul’s Cathedral. After a short break at Covent Garden to have lunch, pupils walked to St Pauls and were shown around the Cathedral by members of the Education Team. Pupils were engaged throughout and asked… Read more »

Test Valley’s Reading Group

Helen Dennis with Test Valley School pupils

Pupils were invited to meet the author Helen Dennis at an exciting event held at Winchester Guildhall on Thursday 2nd November. The event organised by the Schools Library Service was the climax of a busy few months of reading. The current Year 9 pupils, chosen by Librarian Miss Needs, came together when they were still… Read more »

Year 10 College Visit

On Wednesday 11th October twelve pupils studying GCSE German or French went to Peter Symonds for an A-Level taster session. They were taken on a brief tour of the college before the lessons began. Our pupils enjoyed the experience and their brief taste of college life. Rebecca Wansboro said it was good to see what… Read more »

Activities Week

Activities Week 2017

Activities Week provides pupils with the opportunity to tackle different challenges, learn new skills and build new friendships. It is an important part of the school year enabling pupils to develop skills that are useful both in and out of the classroom. During the week we have tried to provide a varied choice of activities:… Read more »

Germany Trip

Germany trip

Sixteen of our Year 8 and 9 pupils spent five sunny days in the Black Forest, Germany. Each day was busy, visiting many different locations including Freiberg, Hasenhorn Coaster, Badeparadiso Indoor Waterpark, Titisee Lake, Triberg Water Falls and Europa Park. Pupils had a wonderful time visiting new places and experiencing different adventures with their friends.