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Year 7 Awarded Grant for STEM Project

Posted on: May 22nd 2017

Stem Donation smlWe have recently received a grant for £900 from The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund which will be used to support our incoming Year 7 STEM identity project.  Initially founded in 1664 to regulate the glass selling and pot making industries within the City of London, today the company promotes the use of glass in arts, crafts, science and technology and actively supports education.

Students will learn about the science of glass as a substrate and the design possibilities its properties provide. They will be encouraged to use their imagination to design and create glass tiles, using a variety of glass products and other materials, which will form a permanent art installation in the school.

Photograph shows Mr Andy Brockett, a trustee of the charity, presenting the cheque to Mrs Elizabeth Wylie, Headteacher, with students from the school.

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Remembrance Day
Posted on: 10/11/2017

Remembrance Day

For many years, students from Amery Hill School have assisted local historian Tony Cross remember the casualties of the two world wars who are buried in Alton Cemetery. This year, volunteers from Year 9 cleaned the distinctive Commonwealth War Grave Commission headstones and placed a Cross of Remembrance on each grave in advance of Armistice Day. In doing so, they learned something of the simple design of the headstones and the circumstances associated with the reasons why the men were buried in Alton, rather than on traditional battlefields. The presence of a WWI memorial plaque on a traditional headstone, gave students an insight into the grieving of local families who had no burial place for their loved ones. Other inscriptions on family headstones tell of a young man who perished with the loss of HMS Hampshire in 1916; another who died as a prisoner of war whilst in captivity in Turkey following the surrender of Kut the same year; and a young man who died on D-Day, 6 June 1944. All of these inscriptions brought home the scattered nature of the losses suffered by Alton’s families in the time of war. Passers-by who were interested in what the students were doing seemed impressed by their selfless actions: a notable feature of our community-spirited students. Wearing a Poppy is the traditional sign of remembering those who died in the service of our country; giving one’s time to ensure the memory of those who were lost in past conflicts is maintained, is something more pro-active.View Article