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Historic Krakow

Posted on: March 7th 2017

Poland wieliczka photo from salt mineYear 10 and 11 students have recently had the chance to visit the historic city of Krakow in Poland, which provided an exceptional opportunity for the students to experience and reflect upon the issues raised during WWII and the Holocaust.  With guided visits to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Auschwitz and Birkenau, tours of the salt mines at Wieliczka and the Old Jewish Quarter at Kazimierz, the students’ GCSE studies were enriched by the experience, with the visit described as “life enhancing” by Head of Religious Studies, Ms Rachel Stobbart.

“Our excursion to the Wieliczka Salt Mine took us 130 metres underground to experience its incredible chapels, painstakingly carved out of salt by the miners over many years. The detail and intricacy of these chapels were spectacular to see and left all of us astounded at what can be achieved in such unlikely places. In stark contrast, our tour of Auschwitz and Birkenau was most poignant, with students experiencing many emotions. Our trip really was eye opening and an experience that I am sure we will never forget. As George Santayana said “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”; we hope that by making this trip we ensure such acts never happen again.”

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Presentation Evening at The Maltings
Posted on: 16/01/2018

Presentation Evening at The Maltings

It was lovely to welcome so many former students to the Alton Maltings for last year’s Presentation Evening and to hear about their current studies and ambitions for the future.  Our thanks to the Amery Hill Association for kindly providing the  refreshments for the evening and for donating all the Award Prizes. Ms Keen introduced students who were presented with their certificates and special Subject Achievement Awards were introduced by Heads of Department. Effort, contribution and achievement were celebrated throughout the evening. A massive thank you to everyone who supported the event, including those who donated to the retiring collection. A fabulous £197.85 was raised for ‘Make a Wish Foundation’, a charity this year group have supported throughout their time at Amery Hill School.  We look forward to hearing about this year groups’ progress in future years and wish them every success.  Award  Recipient  Art  Rebecca Gordon  D & T: Electronics & Control Systems Kyle Barber  D & T: Resistant Materials Phoebe Neville  D & T: Food Technology Gemma Elliott  Drama Jamie Walker  English Dylan Brown & Eliza Gange  Geography Gemma Elliott  History Ed King  Computing Monty Moran  ICT CiDA Jo Pasfield  Additional Maths Monty Moran  Maths Freya Cannings  Media Studies Alisha Frost  Creative Digital Media Production Ben Walker  MFL: French Lucy Bayliss  MFL: German Alf Hamer  MFL: Spanish Siriol Whomsley  Music Charlie Bray  PE Paloma Sims  Religious Studies Asher Smart  Science: Biology Giles Hartley  Science: Chemistry Molly Bennett  Science: Physics Francesco Tesolin  Health & Social Care Bria Ferne  Outstanding Attendance Megan Ameer-Beg & Katrina Cave  Head Girl Lucy Bayliss  Head Boy Giles Hartley  Progress Leader Prize Shannon Bulbeck  Governors' Prize Dylan Brown  View Article