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Amery Hill Prom - sunshine, sparkles and sophistication
Posted on: 27/06/2018

Amery Hill Prom - sunshine, sparkles and sophistication

Amery Hill’s Year 11 students celebrated the end of their secondary school education with a sophisticated dinner and dance at Froyle Park, Upper Froyle. Everything was perfectly in place from the suits and the bow ties, the beautifully elegant dresses to the handbags, the heels and the make-up! Talking about the event, Progress Leader, Mr Owain Lewis, commented “The arrangements for the evening were led by the Student Prom Committee, who organised the event like a team of professionals! Having worked so hard over the past few months for their GCSE exams, it was lovely that the students could celebrate together. They had a fantastic evening and it is definitely one they will remember.” The evening opened with an impressive array of transport for the traditional arrival at Amery Hill School, including a fantastic display of vintage vehicles, a variety of sports cars and even a tractor, a doughnut-performing Rotax kart and an articulated lorry cab, more commonly used to haul a 44 tonne trailer! The fly past by a yellow tiger moth biplane seemed coincidental, or was it?   It was wonderful that so many members of the community came out to wish them well and make them feel special for the evening. Tutors and students enjoyed a reception in the wonderful surroundings of Froyle Park before sitting down to dinner which was followed by the presentation of awards and speeches. The evening was rounded off at Froyle Park with plenty of photo opportunities and dancing.   To view the photos from the evening click here If students would like electronic copies of their own photos please contact Mrs Rose in the ICT Department.View Article
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

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