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ADFAS funding benefits Amery Hill students

Posted on: June 14th 2016

Presentation of cheque newsheaderA discussion following a staff training session last autumn has blossomed into the renewal of a relationship between Amery Hill School and the Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society (ADFAS), which was first established some three years ago. Acting Head of Art, Mrs Alison Miller, explained that she was keen to incorporate printing as an option for those undertaking GCSE Art, but without a printing press there seemed little hope of this being achieved. That’s when ADFAS got involved again and in addition to their Committee agreeing to donate £500 towards the anticipated cost of £1100, they secured a further £350 from the Hampshire branch of their national organisation and an additional £250 from the London HQ. At a recent presentation to the Art Department, ADFAS Chairman Niven Baird handed over a cheque which has enabled the printing press and associated materials to be ordered ready for the printing of students’ work to take place from September. For further information about ADFAS including their well-received lecture programme, please take a look at their website - click here

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Amery Hill students turn reporters for the day
Posted on: 22/03/2017

Amery Hill students turn reporters for the day

Amery Hill School hosted its fourth annual BBC School Report event this month, with 30 students experiencing what it is like to be a journalist for the day. The students worked in small groups and had the chance to research some interesting topics as well as learn the techniques of constructing and conducting a good interview. The reports covered a variety of topics, from the serious issues of a lack of diversity in the media and stereotypes about specific groups of people, to a more humorous representation of Donald Trump and his leadership style.  Speaking about the day, student reporter Alisha Frost said “For the fourth year in a row, this exciting day was planned and led by Mrs Winch, Head of Media Studies. To give us a real feel for what it would be like to work for a newspaper, live BBC news reports were actively displayed during the time, adding to the experience.” Students had the chance to develop their journalism skills, carrying out research, interviews and filming during the course of the day. Alisha added, “It was a fun day filled with exciting experiences for all!  On a personal note, I feel privileged to have taken part in this amazing opportunity for three years in a row and hope it continues for many more years to come.” Many of the students are core members of the school’s reporting team and have been instrumental in launching the student newspaper, ‘The Amery Quill’. We are looking forward to the next edition of their thought-provoking newspaper which will feature their articles and interviews from the BBC School Report Day. Click here to visit our BBC School ReportView Article