Weekly Blog

11th March – 15th March

World Book Day 2019

As part of World Book Day 2019, each pupil received a book token, which they could exchange for a free book at their local bookshop or receive £1 off a book priced £2.99 or more.

On World Book Day there were three quizzes available in the library, ranging in difficulty, which pupils could enter individually or as a team. Each entry received a chocolate prize and the five winners received stationery items from Paperchase.

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 on Broadway.

The pupils then travelled to Washington DC via Philadelphia. In Washington, they toured the city taking in the sites of The Monument and The White House amongst others. Other Washington highlights included several museum visits, a professional baseball game and to top it off, a snowball fight in the snow!

What an incredible and memorable adventure.

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.

Abbey and Betsy’s work was highly commended. Andreea was the overall winner in the senior section.

Congratulations – what talent we have at Test Valley!

Arts Masterclass Workshop

Over fifty Year 4 pupils from our neighbouring primary schools attended the Test Valley School Arts Masterclass Workshop this week.

The pupils had an Arts workshop where they handcrafted clay fish and used a number of creative and decorative techniques to make them all unique. The clay models will be fired, glazed and returned to the pupils as a souvenir from their day at Test Valley School. In Drama, the pupils worked in pairs to perform a mime of people on a rollercoaster.

The event was supported by some of our own very talented Year 9 pupils who gave an impressive mime performance to illustrate how timing, expression and interpretation are all vital elements in producing a realistic and entertaining performance.