Weekly Blog

23rd January – 27th January

MFL Film Club

This week saw the return of the Modern Foreign Languages Film Club. Pupils are invited to take their lunch with them and enjoy the experience of watching a film in another language during their lunch break. This week was well attended as many pupils came to watch “The Pirates of the Caribbean” in French with English subtitles.

Miss Williams (Subject Leader, Modern Foreign Languages) commented:

“It is always lovely to see so many pupils attend such occasions and embrace the other languages”.

Watching a film in a foreign language is a great way to improve listening skills as well as pronunciation and we highly recommend trying this out at home with your children. You could always watch it in English with French or German subtitles to develop their reading skills.

A Sporty Week for Test Valley

FootballOver the past week there have been many sporting events that Test Valley pupils have participated in, ranging from football matches to basketball matches, all of which have been played in good spirits whether it be rain or sunshine.

A breakdown of the results from this week are as follows:

  • U14 Boys Basketball : Test Valley 18 – St. George 27 with Patryk Palmer & Oliver Holdich both achieving Man of the Match
  • U16 Football: Henry Beaufort 3 – Test Valley 2 and Ben Findlay achieving Man of the Match
  • U13 Girls Basketball finished 4th out of 5 in the Andover & District 3v3 Basketball.
  • Year 9 Football match: Harrow Way 14 Test Valley and Edward Duffield as Man of the Match
  • Year 7 & 8 Netball against Testbourne School.
    • Year 8 won 14 – 4 — Player of the Match: Larnie Gask.
    • Year 7 lost 7 – 4 — Player of the Match: Abby Standfield.

Hampshire Schools Cross Country Race

On Saturday 21st February, Nile Battey in Year 9 competed in the Hampshire Schools Cross Country Race representing Andover District. We are really proud to announce that Nile came 6th out of approximately 60 other runners. Well done Nile!


A Visit from Icknield School

Most Friday lunchtimes, a group of pupils from Icknield Special School come to Test Valley School to work with a small group of our Year 10 and 11 pupils.

Icknield School caters for children and young people from 3 – 19 with severe learning difficulties including autism and complex needs. Our pupils play a range of games and undertake activities such as painting and singing. Working with pupils in mainstream schools of a similar age helps to develop their social and communication skills. The visits also impact on our pupils, helping them to become confident young people who are happy to help and work with others.