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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

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