Today, Wednesday 7th December, the Year 11 GCSE students completed their Orienteering option at Charlton Lakes, Andover. Here they learnt compass and map reading skills, navigation, using the landscape, estimating distances and scale. In the afternoon they completed a timed competitive orienteering course finding over 30 points using the skills they had learnt in the morning. We would like to say a huge thank you to Ben and Jake from Valley Leisure for running the course for us.
The three Harrow Way House’s were in competition again last week, to find the best bakers out of staff and students! The standard of cakes was high and the 3 year 11 judges found it very difficult.
Congratulations go to Josh Douch 11SBT and Lauren Baugh 10VEF coming joint first in the student competition and winning 90 house points each. Runner up went to Hermione Griffin Pike, Year 9.
Miss Noakes and Mrs Ford came joint first in the staff competition with Miss Pittman and Mrs Downs coming runners up.
The cakes where then sold for charity at the School Christmas Fair on Friday evening.
On Friday 2nd December, Harrow Way held it’s annual Christmas Fair. Students from all years came together to run stalls, including a cake stall, selling crafts they have made, decorating biscuits and selling Christmas Cards, which were the result of our House Christmas Card competition.
You can see some pictures here.
On Thursday 1st December, Harrow Way Year 8 boys football team travelled to John Hanson. This was a must win game for both sides but early on John Hanson were strong up front scoring from a volley early on. This was followed closely by another goal from John Hanson after a great one-two.
Harrow Way were two nil down at half time but determined to get back into the match. The second half was a great battle with Harrow Way goalkeeper, Finn Belbin, making some excellent saves. Good pressure from Harrow Way forced John Hanson to make a mistake and give away a corner. This resulted in a goal from Mason Ardron on the goal line.
Despite fighting hard, Harrow Way were unable to equalise, so the final result ended up 2-1 to John Hanson.
Written by Finn Belbin 8JG
When tasked with creating 3D artwork which fuses animals with mechanical components, where better to conduct some serious engineering research than local company Marder Traction Engines. Harrow Way Community School Year 9 Art students visited the local farm which has seen the renovation of many traction engines and steam rollers over the years.
Using American artist Matt Sesow as inspiration the students were tasked with taking photographs and making drawings of mechanical components for their ‘Mechanimal’ project. ‘Mechanimals’ is the fusing of animals and mechanical components together which the students go on to create in a range of media. Read more…
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Today, Friday 25th November, was our year 7 ‘Harry Potter’ literacy day looking at our literacy DNA strands of iWRITE, iREAD and iCOMMUNICATE across various Hogwarts and magic themed lessons across the school.
This concludes a week of exciting activities that have included educational visits to Warner Bros studios, Roman Baths and Cadbury World as well as our iWRITE literacy day on Tuesday where students worked on perfect paragraphs and extended writing across the school.
The Year 8 and 9 girls had another Football match yesterday against Wellington. The match was played indoors and the girls played two games of 5 a side. The Year 9’s won a staggering 12-0, all playing very well together and passing and moving the ball well. The Year 8’s also won, winning 8-0. The girls were very strong and worked well together as a team.
Player of the match for Year 9 – Lucy Ladd
Player of the match for Year 8 – Katie Rackley
Team: Abi Clark, Lauren Clark, Lucy Ladd, Shannon Durrans, Amelia Kalwajtys, Katie Rackley, Paris McDermott, Leigh Stanbrook, Tumi Moshoeshoe, Rowan Battey, Ruby Pilford, Melissa Andrew, Tyrah Baah