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Towards a common future, while remembering the past
Posted on: 8/05/2018

Towards a common future, while remembering the past

With the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting being hosted by the UK in London and Windsor, Amery Hill School students have been learning about aspects of the Commonwealth, its role today and how it has shaped our history. This event fuelled the school’s debating programme, with students taking part enthusiastically in tutor-time discussions, considering the shared global challenges which were discussed by Heads of Government at the meeting. Following this week long focus on the Commonwealth, students and teachers decided to get involved with ‘The Unremembered’ project which was organised by Big Ideas. Two students from each Year 7 tutor group were selected to be  wreath representatives. They chose a theme and created a design for their tutor group's wreath, merging their creativity and knowledge of history to create a number of wreaths which commemorated the dedication of WW1 soldiers and their families from the Commonwealth. Lead teacher at the school, Mrs Lisa Mouland said “The students have worked so well together, coming up with some amazingly creative ideas and designs. The wreaths all looked wonderful. We are over the moon to see the photographs of our wreaths on display and to know that we have contributed to this memorable project. We hope that through our work, the message of the importance of the Commonwealth is passed on.” Mrs Mouland went on to say “We will be keeping an eye open for future Big Ideas projects as our students thoroughly enjoyed the experience – our thanks to the team at Big Ideas for their support and help with funding.”View Article
Royal Albert Hall Performance
Posted on: 3/05/2018

Royal Albert Hall Performance

The musical excellence of Amery Hill School students has once again been on show when they joined forces with more than 1,700 young people and performed at the Royal Albert Hall on St George’s Day. The school has played a key role in co-ordinating elements of the concert, along with colleagues from the Hampshire Music Service.  The Hampshire at the Hall event was a celebration of the musical achievements of Hampshire schools and the Hampshire Music Service’s orchestras and ensembles and included a performance of a massed choir made up from pupils from some of the 200 schools involved. Talking about the school’s involvement, Mrs Debra Mulligan, Amery Hill School’s Lead Teacher for the event said “Amery Hill students formed part of the massed Samba Band of 250 pupils from across Hampshire, as well as performing as members of The Hampshire County Youth Orchestra, the Youth Wind Ensemble, the County Youth Band, Massed Strings and the Youth Choir! It was a wonderful experience to participate in such a prestigious event, rehearsing and performing at such an iconic venue. The mass playing and singing of Land of Hope and Glory in the finale made for a truly memorable occasion for all involved.  As we have come to expect, our students were fantastic ambassadors for the school, mentoring the younger players and thoroughly enjoying the experience.” For many years, Amery Hill School has commanded an unrivalled reputation for excellence in music and has received a number of recent awards which recognise the breadth and quality of opportunities that we offer our students.View Article
Holland Football Tour
Posted on: 25/04/2018

Holland Football Tour

A group of Year 8 boys have returned from their recent football tour to Holland in buoyant mood, being undefeated in all their fixtures. Having organised and completed a number of fundraising initiatives for the tour, including cake sales, running and rowing the distance to Holland and a parents vs. teachers 5-a-side friendly football game, the boys enjoyed training at first class, professional facilities and testing their skills against a number of local teams. This included a convincing win in their first fixture against DWO Zoetermeer and success in a more challenging match against FC Lisse. This final fixture was a much closer game in which the boys found themselves 2-1 down before an inspired second half saw them finish the game victorious, winning 4-2. Talking about the tour, Trip Leader, Mr Chris Board, commented “This has been a fantastic experience for the boys. The standard of football on display has been superb, as has the team spirit and support the boys have shown each other.” As well as training and fixtures, the Amery Hill squad also enjoyed a sight-seeing tour on some of the canals in Amsterdam and had a stadium tour at Amsterdam ArenA, home to AFC Ajax Football Club. This was an amazing opportunity for the boys to see the facilities that professional footballers get to use on a daily basis, as well as experiencing walking out onto the pitch via the players’ tunnel and seeing the dressing rooms, used last by the England national football team. We are already planning future PE activities and trips and look forward to offering these experiences to our students.View Article
Iceland 2018
Posted on: 29/03/2018

Iceland 2018

  Gathering at 5.30am on a chilly March morning with flecks of snow in the air seemed the perfect way for the Year 10 Geographers to set off for Iceland. This trip had been highly anticipated with a record 58 students and five staff attending. Touching down in Keflavik airport, Reykjavik, the group’s first taste of the country was a visit to the North American and Eurasian plate boundary and the remarkable coastline to the east of the Capital. It was a great way to stretch the legs and clear the heads after the journey. The evening’s entertainment included a hotly contested general knowledge quiz. Days two and three included visits to a great number of impressive waterfalls (including the experience of walking behind one), hot springs and the visitor centre at the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. The south of Iceland is known for its impressive waves and walking along the black sand beaches it was not long before it was clear why a 20 metre buffer zone was required between the waves and the students, as several large rogue waves rolled up the beach soaking a few unsuspecting tourists! It was the perfect spot to show the students the ideas and concepts about coasts that they had learnt in the classroom. The weather also played its part with rain, wind, sun and rainbows. The final day before departure was back towards the west of Iceland near Reykjavik peninsula with the famous ‘golden circle tour’ of Geysir, the waterfalls at Gullfoss and the ancient parliament location in the UNSECO protected Thingvellir National Park.  For many students it was a trip of a life time and although very tired on their return most were excited to tell their family what they had experienced. One student stated “It’s boring being back in England, I want to see snow capped mountains every day”. Roll on Sicily 2019 - the big adventure for next year’s GCSE Geographers.View Article
Rock Challenge: Be Your Best
Posted on: 20/03/2018

Rock Challenge: Be Your Best

Thousands of young people across the country have taken place in this year’s ‘Be Your Best Rock Challenge’ event, with Amery Hill participating in one of the regional events at The O2 Guildhall, Southampton last month. The challenge is for the students and their teachers to create and be involved in their own production from conceptualisation through to the live performance. Nine schools from across Hampshire and Surrey competed and attracted a large audience, supported by Southampton City Council and Hampshire County Council. Amery Hill's production titled 'Catfish' secured them 4th place with the panel of specialist judges from the performing-arts industry awarding a number of Awards for Excellence for Choreography, Stage Use, Visual Enhancement, Entertainment, Stage Crew. The piece highlighted an important message about internet safety and the dangers of talking to strangers online. Students worked together creating the choreography, selected and recorded the music for their soundtrack and got involved in costume and set design.  Mrs Haynes, Head of PE said "We are so proud of all of the students who participated in this year's Rock Challenge event, from the performers, back stage crew, to the props, staging and costume team. They all worked incredibly hard and put on a performance which was thoroughly entertaining while delivering a really important message about staying safe when using online media and the internet.  It was wonderful that so many members of the Amery Hill community came out to support our performers and to share in their success; being placed 4th was a fantastic achievement, especially given the amazing talent on show from other competitors."View Article

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