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Celebrating Excellence in Music

Posted on: November 24th 2020

Music Mark logo proudtobe right [RGB]Amery Hill School is delighted to have been nominated by the Hampshire Music Hub and to be awarded Music Mark membership for 2020-21. This is in recognition of our commitment to excellent music provision in the curriculum, as well as numerous out-of-school enrichment opportunities.  

Music Mark is a UK Association for Music Education that works on behalf of its members to enable high quality music education for all children and young people by influencing, supporting and connecting - a vision shared by leaders at Amery Hill School. It is supported by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

Speaking about the nomination, Ms Worwood said, “We are delighted to yet again be nominated by Hampshire Music. This professional recognition is being celebrated by all involved with music education at Amery Hill School.  Music plays an important part of daily  school life and helps build students’ self-esteem and self-discipline. Being part of the Music Mark network will enable us to access a wealth of online resources which in turn will help us further develop and support the delivery of music education for the benefit of all our students.”

In her letter congratulating the school, Bridget Whyte, Chief Executive of Music Mark, commented, “Music Mark works to enable our members and the wider music education sector, to deliver high quality musical and social outcomes for all children and young people. My thanks for all that you are doing and continue to do to support our collective vision.”

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Former students' kind and generous spirit
Posted on: 20/11/2020

Former students' kind and generous spirit

In our new, socially-distanced, mask-wearing society, where large gatherings are prohibited, School Proms have regrettably become a plan impossible to make a reality this year. Blue Year, the most recent Year 11 cohort to leave Amery Hill, were among the many across the nation whose Proms and Leavers' Celebrations had to be cancelled. In the months prior to this, the Amery Hill Prom Committee had been organising events, sales and performances to fundraise money to contribute to their summer Prom. As this money could not be put to use in the initially intended way, the Committee made a unanimous decision to donate the fundraising money to charity. The three chosen causes were Alton’s Trussell Trust Food Bank, NHS ‘Charities Together’ and Broadlands Riding for the Disabled. Speaking on behalf of the Prom Committee, former Deputy Head Girl, Lorna Plumridge, commented “Our chosen charities will benefit hugely from our donations, particularly after a year of such turmoil and with Christmas just around the corner. We are so glad that we can make a positive change in our local community, and that the hard work we put into fundraising will benefit so many individuals”. Whilst Blue Year could not leave Amery Hill in the way they had hoped, the Class of 2020 will be remembered for years to come, not only due to the impact of the unprecedented pandemic on their final year at secondary school, but also due to their generous contribution to the charities. Mrs Winch, Progress Leader for the former Blue Year said, 'Whilst we had a lot of fun raising money for the Prom up until lockdown last year, I am very sad and disappointed that the year group did not get their summer Prom.  The donation to these three very worthwhile charities is a reflection of the year group's kind and generous spirit: something that was fostered throughout their five years at Amery Hill school.  They will certainly never be forgotten.'  View Article