Every year it gets harder and harder to top the previous school play. This year it was time for a change, instead of a big musical or well-known storylines, we explored elsewhere and “The Wyrd Sisters” was suggested. This was a risky choice as it had a complicated storyline and not that many parts for extras but it was a risk that paid off. Every pupil involved were fully committed, focused and professional. The play was showing for two consecutive nights, both of which were fully packed with support from family, friends, staff and the wider community.
The feedback from all was very positive and the play was a tremendous success. Clare Stubbs (Subject Leader in Drama) said:
“I feel so lucky to be working in a school where Drama is valued for the amazing subject it is and what it offers to so many pupils of all abilities”
Our Year 8 pupils are currently studying Hinduism in Religious Education. Over the past few weeks they have had to learn some particularly difficult words and concepts. During this week’s lesson pupils played a game of classroom ‘splat’ to help reinforce the meanings of the concepts. RE Subject Leader Mrs Osborne said “It was wonderful to see the pupils so engaged in and enjoying learning about Hinduism”.
It was another successful school disco for the Year 7 and Year 8 pupils last week. Not only did our pupils enjoy themselves on the dance floor, they also enjoyed hot chocolate and freshly baked pizzas from our kitchens where parent Sean worked incredibly hard to produce such delights.
Mr Langdown, Year 7 Co-ordinator said:
“it was a fun and enjoyable evening, not only for the pupils, but for parents and members of staff that helped support the event thoroughly enjoyed themselves too. I would like to thank the Friends of Test Valley School and Mr Hill who ran the tuck shop and helped supervised the event”