Welcome to our latest newsletter that shares some of the hard work and effort students and staff have been putting into teaching and learning over this half-term. It does not show the huge work effort going on with remote learning, but does give you a window into some of the activities students have been taking part in and some of the work they have produced.
It is great to see students still completing their Duke of Edinburgh awards as there has been a great opportunity recently to do charitable and community work. It is good to see that students are getting other experiences from our virtual trips, including Angkor Wat, the First World War Trenches, or speech and language trips, as examples.
We continue to be amazed by the resourcefulness, creativity and excellence students continue to show. This may be through ‘pancakes’, a video collaboration for the National Film and TV school, art, textiles or photography. I particularly like the photo of the bumble bee on the flower as I think it shows the pleasure and beauty one can get out of stopping and really being curious about what is around us.
At the end of another unusual and almost surreal half term I leave you with a quote from Mahatma Gandhi, “There is more to life than increasing its speed”.
We wish you and your children a safe and slower half term break, filled with curiosity because you have definitely earnt it.
Year 7 Art have been working on a cross-curricula Art/Science project, making drawings and other creative work related to plant cells. As part of this project, the students were asked to research artists who were inspired by science.
As part of Enrichment last term, a group of us in Year 12, supported by Mrs Rogers the school Careers Adviser, took part in the NFTS (National Film & Television School) Commercials Challenge against 9 other schools in Bucks to create a commercial for our Sixth Form. This required...
Library services continue to support learning and reading for pleasure throughout the lockdown, and you will find links to free reading resources, subject knowledge reading and support on the Library Page of the HGSS Website: https://www.hgss.co.uk/page/?title=Library&pid=1045
Therapy, of any kind, does not lend itself well to the virtual world. However, in Speech and Language Therapy, we have adapted some of our approaches to meet the demands of the current situation. To help students with their reasoning skills, we took some year sevens on a few trips...
We were delighted to be able to congratulate 34 students with completing their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award and 25 students with completing their Silver Award. All these students will receive certificates and badges in recognition of their achievements.
During this lockdown, I wanted to encourage Year 9 to appreciate the small things through a weekly photography competition. Each week, I gave Year 9 a theme and they had to go away and take a photograph linked to that theme.