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Posted on: June 21st 2017

Royal Institution Mathematics Masterclasses come to Amery Hill School

Ri masterclass newsheaderAmery Hill School is delighted to have hosted a series of The Royal Institution’s Mathematics Masterclasses, involving students from eleven schools across Hampshire. The talented students from Year 9 had the chance to flex their mathematics skills with workshops led by enthusiastic speakers from industry, higher education and The Royal Institution itself.

The collaborative project, led by Amery Hill School with support from Southampton University, saw youngsters encouraged, inspired and engaged in the art and practice of maths. Talking about the masterclasses, Lead Practitioner and Project Organiser, Miss Gillian Staerck from Amery Hill School, said “The students have thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual challenge that the programme has provided. We look forward to welcoming the Royal Institution back again next year.”

Speakers included Professor David Cohen, Royal Holloway, University of London; Samantha Durbin, Royal Institution; Christine Currie, University of Southampton; Phil Ramsden, Imperial college and George Engelhardt.

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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