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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

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