Weekly Blog

5th November – 9th November

Ruby and her Chickens Make Headlines

Ruby and her chickens make headlinesEnvironmental Science Club has been very popular this term and the goats, chickens, guinea pigs and rabbit have been very well looked after by our group of eager volunteers. Being a school located in rural Hampshire means that many of our pupils arrive in Year 7 having already accumulated a wealth of knowledge and experience in animal husbandry that they can pass on to their peers. Ruby Allison in Year 7 is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to looking after chickens because she keeps a flock of her own chickens and ducks at home. She recently sent some photos of herself with her chickens to the readers’ photos pages of ‘Your Chickens’ magazine and her photos were picked to be published! Well done Ruby.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme

Saturday 3rd November saw our new Year 10 DofE teams (8 teams) take part in their first outing of the season, a local area day walk around the South of Winterslow and Broughton Down. The purpose of the day walk was to practise map reading skills, test out their team stamina was like and start the process of working together as a team.

The DofE offers a wide range of opportunities for those who take part and one of the key things is developing independence and making some special memories in the process.  The team Mr Steve Langdown walked with had a great time together and he could see the buds of those special memories starting to grow. He commented

“I am sure all those who took part cannot wait for our next outing.”

Sports Teams Fixtures Well Underway

U13 Rugby team beat Romsey 40 – 30 and Eben Bircham was named Player of the Match!

Depleted U16 football team lost 5 – 1 to John Hanson.

In Netball, Year 9 girls lost 19 – 7 and Year 10 9 -5 to Harrow Way.

Next week’s fixtures:

Tuesday 6th Nov

  • Boys U16 Basketball at Swanmore
  • Year 8 Football at home vs. The Clere

Wednesday 7th Nov

  • Year 9 & 10 netball at home vs. The Clere
  • Year 7 football at John Hanson
  • U16 Girls basketball at home vs. Oasis School

Thursday the Nov

  • U14 Boys basketball at home vs. Crestwood