Weekly Blog

24th April – 28th April

Test Valley’s “Eurovision” Show

Test Valley Song ContestThe Eurovision came to Test Valley School.  On Friday morning Key Stage 3 had the pleasure of watching Test Valley’s version of the famous contest.

The song contest was organised by Sam Hunt and Wilfred Breach, with the idea coming from their love of the Eurovision Song show.  The contest was very enjoyable with five different acts performing from across Key Stage 3.  We had beautiful singers, amazing dancers and talented instrumentalists.

A massive well done to the acts for having the confidence and courage to perform in front of their peers.  We must also take this opportunity to say a very big thank you and well done to Sam and Wilfred for all the effort and enthusiasm they put into this.

Hampshire Book Award

This year’s Hampshire Book Award was launched on 22nd March by the School Library Service and Test Valley School Library eagerly accepted delivery of the six shortlisted books ready to be digested by Miss Needs and the 12 pupils involved in this year’s event.

The Year 8 judges of the award are: McKenzie Simpson, Elizabeth Amos, Eve Wansboro, Caspar Hawkes, Joseph Lovell, Alexander Davis, Connor Perera, Eleanor Weatherburn, Grace Devey, Ruby Snook, Cerys Hotchkiss and James Ashley.

They were all very excited to get started so began reading straight away. The group will meet every two weeks to discuss the stories and record their thoughts and feelings about what they have been reading with a view to finally picking the winner between them. The winning author will be announced in July after hundreds of participating pupils submit their votes at the end of the regional discussion day on 4th July. So watch this space for news on the winning book!

Creative Forces Day

On Wednesday, eight pupils along with Miss Attree and Mrs Osborne made a visit to the University of Winchester to celebrate Creative Forces Day.  Creative Forces Day focuses on children from service families.  The Test Valley pupils were joined by service pupils from a number of different schools.  During the day they listened university students talking about their experience as service children, took part in a creative writing workshop, had a tour of the university and explored lots of ideas on how their school could further support service children.  The pupils enjoyed Creative Forces Day.

Harry Dawson: ‘I loved it all; the creative writing and tour were the best’.

Matt Smith said attending the day has made him think about his future.  Attending Creative Forces Day was very beneficial and has inspired our pupils.

Exam Season


This week has seen the start of the GCSE examinations for our Year 11 pupils with a number of their practical assessments completed. Over the next couple of months, they will be busy revising to achieve the results they have worked so hard for. Good luck to all of you