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Edexel Project Class in PE researches Pétanque at Aylsham Recreation Ground.

Edexel Project Class in PE researches Pétanque at Aylsham Recreation Ground.

Our Edexcel Project class is researching sports games and how they can be adapted for different people depending on age, disability or experience.  We went across to the Aylsham Recreation ground to have a coaching session in the game Pétanque on the Pétanque ‘terrain’. The game falls into the category of boules sports.  It consists of releasing hand sized metal boules, with the winner’s boule ending up nearest to the small jack ball. The group were led expertly by Keith Hilton from Aylsham and District Petanque Group. It was an amazing experience which became very competitive indeed!!

Indulgence Evening

Indulgence Evening

Indulgence Evening

14 November 2019

6:30-9:30pm

Aylsham High School

Public event

Tickets: www.eventbrite.co.uk

 

Eleanor selected for Norfolk to compete in tennis against other counties

Eleanor selected for Norfolk to compete in tennis against other counties

Eleanor was selected to the Norfolk girls under 12 County cup side for the 29 & 30 June weekend.

She fought through a playoff for selection and was one of three Norfolk girls selected for the team.

It was a busy weekend with matches against Bedfordshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire and Suffolk. Eleanor had tough matches all against players rated higher than her, but put in some great performances almost beating her Suffolk opponent who was 2 divisions higher. Highlight of her weekend was winning her doubles match against Gloucestershire 10/4 in the Championship tie break - with Gloucestershire being the overall winners of the weekend.

A great experience for her to gain exposure to this level of competition to inspire her to improve.

Well Done Eleanor.

 

Conrad won the long jump with a personal best at the South of England Inter County Championships

Conrad represented Norfolk in the South of England Inter County Championships at Oxford. This was against Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex.

Conrad won the Long Jump with 5.99m with a personal best and came 3rd in the triple jump with 12.38m with another personal best.

He also represented CONAC in the EAL League Final at Bury St Edmunds. Conrad came 1st in the triple jump with a new personal best of 12.53m, he also won the Javelin with 40.37m and came 4th in the shot putt with another personal best of 11.91m. He was up against the 1st, 3rd and 7th ranked shot putters in the UK. He also ran in the winning 4x100m relay team.

Well done Conrad!

 

 

Eleanor wins the Norfolk under 12 girls tennis doubles

Eleanor wins the Norfolk under 12 girls tennis doubles

Eleanor and her doubles partner Anghela, won the Norfolk U12 Girls doubles title last week. Eleanor lost in the singles semi-final to Anghela in a very tight match, but then went on to win the consolation.

She has also been selected for the U13 Girls Norfolk Hockey Academy centre starting this weekend, one step closer to representing Norfolk in the team which may happen at the Festival in November.

Congratulations Eleanor!

 

Centre of Excellence for Financial Education

Centre of Excellence for Financial Education

Aylsham High School is now in their second year of being a centre of excellence for financial education and the credit system introduced last year has already improved. The idea was to simulate a bank where the students can earn credits, save them up and then spend them on their chosen reward. To ensure students learn to have a good work ethic in the process, we decided to reward credits for having good attendance, working effectively in lessons, producing an outstanding piece of work and by giving up their own time to help out the school. Many students have been saving their credits to spend them on the end of year BBQ. In previous years this was funded by the generosity of the Aylsham community and we at Aylsham High School just want to thank Wrights Coaches, RAK Accountancy, Clear View Financial and The Conservatory for their kind donations. We are always looking for new sponsors if you would be interested in sponsoring this event or future rewards events please contact twiseman@aylshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk we have already expanded the rewards to include access to the schools sporting facilities and allowing year 11 students to win a free prom ticket.  We are hoping to have Christmas party in December where students can trade in their credits to join this event.  We would like to say a huge thank you to Sue & Giles Margarson and David whom support the BBQ each year.

Karl Thomas maths Teacher Aylsham High School

 

Making Music Day

Making Music Day

Friday 21st June was the first ever ‘Making Music Day’ organised by the Norfolk County Music Service. Musical activities took place across the entire of Norfolk, with Aylsham Town Council organising a day of musical performances on the recreation ground. Various students from Aylsham High took part covering the following instruments:-

Louis Dawes - euphonium
Milly Hudson - Solo vocals
Emily Cushion - Vocals & ukulele
Lola-May Wright - Vocals - trio
Esme Harlow - Vocals - trio
Purdy Harlow - Vocals - trio
Lottie Sayer-Pardoe - Solo vocals
Cole McKinna - euphonium
Lyra Evans - Vocals & guitar

 

Talented AHS musicians perform at St. Michael’s Primary school

Talented AHS musicians perform at St. Michael’s Primary school

Several talented musicians were invited to perform in assembly at St. Michael’s Primary school to inspire the younger students to take up a musical instrument. Seven Aylsham High students gave a talk about their instrument, performed a piece and answered any questions. The students from St. Michael’s Primary were wowed by the performances and had a lot of questions. The visit went down so well, that we were asked if could make Aylsham High students performing in assembly a regular feature. Performers included;

Beth Wedge-Clarke - Flute
Summer Gotterson - Clarinet
Poppy Spalding - Violin
Louis Dawes - Euphonium
Cole McKinna - Euphonium
Lucia Gasse-Coupe - Ukulele and singing
Harvey Collins - Guitar

Cyber Discovery

Cyber Discovery

Bailey Findlay has successfully gained a place on the Cyber Elite stage of the Cyber Discovery Competition.  28,000 young people entered the competition and only the top 180 gained places in the final stage, and this involves a six day residential at the University of Westminster which will enable him to complete the GIAC Certificate and exam, usually costing £2000. A fantastic achievement and well done to Bailey.

DT Engineering Captain 2019-20

DT Engineering Captain 2019-20

My name is Harvey Collins and I have been chosen as the next DT engineering captain, this role is one I’d been hoping to attain at the start of my DT engineering GCSE. Both D.T woodwork and D.T metal are courses that anyone with knowledge and an interest of engineering, can take with certainty of a good experience in the classroom, all while learning skills and useful information about how to make different products. With help from three very involved and knowledgeable staff, my class and I were able to achieve strong grades that matched our hard work. As engineering Captain, I will work closely with the DT teachers to complete department training which will be set for me on a weekly basis. I will be attending lunchtime and after school STEMM clubs, and promoting DT engineering in the school through project development and coaching younger students. I am also looking forward to my involvement in F1 this year where I will be taking on the design engineer’s job using an industry standard CAD drawing package called solidworks.

By Harvey Collins, year 11 engineering captain