News about ‘Trips and Visits’

Y9 Modern Languages Present to Stockbridge Primary

Faith Marriott, Ella Milligan and Ally Perez-Allen

On 16th of January 2017, three Year 9 MFL Leaders visited Stockbridge Primary School to promote the links between our schools and languages for younger pupils. Faith Marriott, Ella Milligan and Ally Perez-Allen planned a one-hour lesson for Year 5 pupils which they headed with confidence. Here is what they thought of this special experience:… Read more »

Year 8 Trip to Neasden Mandir

On Friday morning, 44 Year 8 pupils, along with four members of staff made their way to Neasden Mandir in north-west London.  The pupils were looking forward to visiting the Hindu Temple as many had never been to one before. On arrival many of the pupils were in awe of the beauty of the Mandir… Read more »

Taster Day at Sparsholt College

The 12th January was a very wet and windy day, nevertheless thirty-four of our Year 9 pupils visited Sparsholt College for their 14-16 College Open Day. There were a range of courses on offer from Equine, Animal Management and Fisheries, the more technically minded courses of Engineering, Motor Vehicle Mechanic and Agriculture. All pupils had… Read more »

Ice Skating

Winchester Christmas market

Year 9 pupils had the opportunity to go to Winchester Christmas Market and ice skating rink on the evening of Wednesday 14th December. After spending time browsing the market the group headed for the ice rink. The ability level of the group ranged from total beginners to those who looked like they were born to… Read more »

Mapping the 20th Century

British Library trip -- Mapping the 20th Century

Year 11 GCSE History group visited the British Library in London to attend a workshop on ‘Mapping the 20th Century’. This was a challenging and intensive look at the way maps have been used in times of war and peace during the past century. The group were introduced to maps that had been used in… Read more »

Report on WWI Battlefields Visit

Report by Kira Nash, 10G On the 5th– 7th October Izzy Woodfield (Year 11), Mrs Allsopp and I (Kira Nash Year 10) went with 30 others from different schools in Southampton and Bournemouth to France and Belgium. While we were there we visited various locations where fighting took place in WW1. On the first day… Read more »

Computing Department Visit IBM Hursley for Ada Lovelace Day

Test Valley School Computing Department Visit IBM Hursley for Ada Lovelace Day

Ten Year 9 girls were given the opportunity to visit the ‘Ada Lovelace Day’ celebrations at the IBM Centre, Hursley in October. Ada Lovelace (1815 – 1852) was a controversial mathematician and pioneer of computational thinking. Not only was she the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron, Ada became one of the world’s first… Read more »

Computing Department Visit Local Primary Schools

Kodu logo

The Test Valley School Computing Department have been very active within the local community this term. Test Valley School have been collaborating with local Primary Schools to develop innovative Computer Science sessions, designed to increase pupil engagement and interest in the cutting edge field of Computer Programming and Game Design. This term, Test Valley School… Read more »

Year 7 French Trip

TVS Y7 French Trip Dining at Chateau Baffy

The Year 7 France trip has arrived safely in Caen. Mr McDaid has been tweeting the group’s progress: Y7 France Trip, arrived in Caen, some fantastic sports cars heading back 2 the UK! — Test Valley School (@testvalleysch) July 7, 2014 We dined at the fab Chateau Baffy this evening, hmmmm! pic.twitter.com/myfNbuJWDd — Test Valley… Read more »

Theatre Trips, 26th June

Covent Garden London

On the evening of 26th June three coaches left Test Valley heading for London’s West End. After a short stop in Covent Garden to get tea and experience the multitude of cultural shows that were on offer, the group split up with fifty Key Stage 3 pupils heading to see ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’,… Read more »

Rights Respect and Responsibilities and Pupil Voice Conference

RRR and Pupil Voice Curriculum -- At the Conference

On the 30th June, six pupils from the Pupil Rights Committee joined nine other schools at a Rights, Respect and Responsibilities Conference at Wildern School. Pupils took part in interactive quizzes and tasks, had a tour of Wildern School to see RRR in action, listened to presentations given by pupils on how they have ensured… Read more »

Kieran Hannan wins silver at British Sled Dog Sports Federation event

Kieran Hannan British Sled Dogs Championship

Kieran Hannan took part in the British Sled Dog Sports Federation & International Sled Dog Sports Federation event at the weekend. The event was held at Thetford, Norfolk. The event had a large turnout with 232 entrants taking part as it was the qualifying event for the World Championships which will be held later this… Read more »