Over the last few weeks our Year 9 and Year 11 pupils have been doing their practice exams with Year 11 due to take their final GCSEs in only a few months.
It was a nerve-wracking time for many of the pupils but we hoped provided a good opportunity to build up their examination skills. Staff were impressed with the respect other pupils demonstrated by moving around the school quickly and quietly between lessons.
Many of our pupils on the Environmental Land Based Study (ELBS) are making the most of the few days of sunshine we have recently had to start planting various delights such as tomato plants, chilli plants and courgettes. One pupil said:
“It is good to be able to learn outside of the class room and see our hard work come to fruition later in the Spring.”
They have also been busy out in the farm tending to the animals — with goats, chickens, rabbits and Guinea pigs to look after there is always lots to be done.
On Thursday, our Year 7 boys got through to the final of the Eastleigh Andover and Winchester Cup, after beating Henry Beaufort 5-0 in the semi-final. All of the team played exceptionally well, but player of the match had to be Luke Findlay.