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AHS Receives School Games Award - Gold

AHS Receives School Games Award - Gold

 

We're very pleased to announce the school has received the 'School Games Gold Award' from the Youth Sports Trust. The award is judged on the following:

 

- Provision & level of participation within lunchtime clubs

- Provision & level of participation within after-school clubs

- Provision & level of participation within school fixtures

- The support we offer to our talented performers

- The opportunities we promote for students to access local club sport

- The level of provision we provide for sports leadership opportunities

 

Students can see our fixtures, interhouse sports events, lunchtime clubs and community clubs boards in the PE department to keep up-to-date and become involved!

 

Simon Claxton

Head of PE

Year 8 Eagles Lecture at the UEA

Year 8 Eagles Lecture at the UEA

 

On Wednesday 10 October 2018, Mr Sweatman and Miss Ducker took two Nurture students from year 8 to speak in a lecture to over 150 PGCE students. Mr Sweatman delivers an annual lecture on ‘Engaging SEND students’ and part of the lecture refers to the various ways staff can support students social and emotional needs.

Lucia  and Jenson, year 8 Eagles, accepted Mr Sweatman’s invitation to join him when delivering the lecture and both spoke in an incredibly calm and confident manner about their own educational journey, whilst sharing ideas that the PGCE students can use within their own placement schools. Shortly after the lecture had finished, Mr Sweatman received the following email from a PGCE student who was present at the lecture;

 ‘I wanted to email you to let you know how impressed I was at the way your two students spoke in the presentation this afternoon. They spoke with honesty and bravery about a topic which is not easy to talk about.

I was talking with some other trainees afterwards and we were all extremely impressed by them. They truly reflect well upon your school and your Nurture program. It was a pleasure to hear them speak.’

 We are all incredibly proud of both Lucia and Jenson. A simply amazing accomplishment.

 

Danny Sweatman

Head of Nurture @AHS_Nurture

@aylshamhigh

The Monday Mile

The Monday Mile
 
We have had 150 people complete the mile long course so far, with many of them doing so multiple times, over this half term. (238 miles completed).
 
Students need to sign in and then walk or run the mile distance during the Monday lunchtime.
 
Results from each half term’s participation count toward intra- and inter- house competitions and individual students credits. 
 
Well done everyone this half term.
 
Julie Zulu
PE Department

Regional Tennis Finals

Regional Tennis Finals

 

After the success of winning the year 9 and 10 Division 2 East Region League, the boys tennis team were invited to attend the regional finals  on Friday 5 October in Redbridge, Essex. The boys played Sharnbrook Academy in a preliminary game with wins from Alex, Albert, Fletcher and Jed in singles and doubles, making the final score in games, 10:2 to Aylsham.

 The semi-final saw Aylsham take on New Hall School from Berkshire. Unfortunately, the team lost their singles and doubles games however they remained extremely positive and supportive of one another. 

 Aylsham, the only team to play 3 schools, fought hard in their final matches against Framlingham College. Alex came away with a strong win in the singles, as well as in the doubles with his partner Albert. The boys finished the day losing 8-4 to Framlingham in some tough, highly skilled matches.

 Overall, the boys managed to finish in 4th place for Division 2 in the Regional Finals. The boys were brilliant all day, encouraging one another and remaining positive no matter what the score was.

Alex, Albert, Jed and Fletcher were a credit to both Aylsham High School and Norfolk, a pleasure to watch and should be very proud of themselves.’

 

Kate McKenna

PE Department

Scholarship Success

Scholarship Success

Congratulations to all our Class of 2018 as they take the next steps towards their futures. All students have been made offers at either colleges, sixth-forms, apprenticeships or training and we wish them well in their endeavours.

 

Huge congratulations to two of our Class of 2018 who have been awarded amazing scholarships outside our region.

 

Olivia  has successfully secured an All-Round scholarship at Gordonstoun, where she has recently started her A levels and continues the journey into fulfilling her dream of becoming a Scholar of History.

 

Adam, also Class of 2018 competed against many candidates and has been awarded The Albert Memorial Award for multi-talented students, at Framlingham College in Suffolk. A huge achievement and very well-deserved.

 

Good luck to all our Leavers. Dream big, fly high & remember to come back to AHS as an alumni, to inspire those following in your footsteps.

 

Please follow @AHSFutures for CEIAG information.

 

 

 Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser

@AHSFutures @futurescaptains

Design and Technology Captains

Design and Technology Captains

Design and Technology Captain - Ashlee, BHC

Having already completed the engineering GCSE last year I have taken the option of DT metalwork for my final year of school. I felt that I knew enough to apply for the design and technology captaincy and would still be learning this year.

The role of design and technology captain means I cover both the DT metal and DT wood departments as well as the STEM school challenge. I will also be guiding the students to help them achieve high grades, supporting my subject teachers and helping out with lunchtimes if needed.

This is an amazing role which I’m proud to have been selected for.

Ashlee, Year 11.

 

Engineering Captain - Buddy Monger, HDB

While doing the engineering GCSE course, I was inspired to become the engineering captain of 2018-19. I felt that this role would suit me because I have always enjoyed engineering and have taken part in the youth STEM award bronze and the F1 in schools challenge, and look forward to taking part in the silver award next year and having a second attempt at the F1 in schools as one of the team captains.

I am happy to help students who require any aid in engineering based areas and put forward any ideas for STEM based competitions that any students come up with.

I am very honoured to have this role and look forward to working with the design & technology captain, Ashlee, and Mr Whiting-Smith, the head of department.

Buddy, Year 11

Women in Enginering and Energy

Women in Enginering and Energy

On June 20th five students took part in a project called  "women into energy and engineering" which was organised and delivered by the Inspired Youth team and held in the DT department at AHS. The challenge was to compete with other North Norfolk schools to create a careers information notice board promoting energy and engineering to their female peers, and to design and incorporate a careers leaflet to be distributed to the whole school.

The notice boards will be judged in July with the winning school receiving a £50 prize. Well done girls and good luck!

Mr Whiting-Smith

Drama Captains 2018/19

Drama Captains 2018/19

 

 Grace White FTW “I’ve wanted drama captain since year 7 and I’ve worked for this position ever since. I am very passionate about the subject and having this role means so much to me. My love for drama has continued to grow since then and I have been involved in productions such as King and I, 42nd Street and many others, I am also hoping to be part of Sister Act next year. Whilst being drama captain I hope to encourage younger students in lots of different ways, this can be done through drama club which I’m so excited about running next year alongside my fellow captain, George. This would also help boost their confidence as it helped me.”

 George Hinson HSC "I am so excited and honoured to be one of this year’s drama captains. I have always had a passion for drama, so this is a great opportunity to share my enthusiasm with others, inspiring them to step out of their comfort zone and try something new. This year I was lucky enough to be part of the amazing cast of 42nd street, which was without a doubt the highlight of my school career and I look forward to auditioning for Sister Act, the 21st Martin and Wiseman production later on this year. I’d like to thank Mrs Martin for this amazing opportunity and I look forward for the year to come.

 We both look forward to seeing you all at the Murder Mystery Evening Saturday 1 December at Aylsham High School 2018 and Sister Act Opening Night March 13 to Saturday 16 March 2019. All enquires re tickets can be made via boxoffice@aylshamhigh.norfolk.sch.uk 

 

Grace and George

Year 11

Maddy - DofE Captain

Maddy - DofE Captain

 

My name is Maddy Bates and I am delighted to have been given the role of DofE captain for Aylsham High School. I applied for this position so I could help other students to achieve their DofE goals and awards.

Over the course of year 10 I have managed to complete my bronze DofE award which involved me volunteering at the local tennis club to help younger children play tennis and improving important life skills such as cooking.

My favourite part of this award however was working as a team to complete our expedition. I have learnt and developed so many skills whilst completing my bronze DofE award such as teamwork, leadership and perseverance; I can't wait to start my silver award as I progress into my last year at Aylsham High!

 

Maddy

Our 2018 Captains...

Our 2018 Captains...

Health & Social Captain Emily  FTW 

Having already completed Health & Social Cambridge Nationals last year I felt I knew enough to be able to apply for this captain title this year. 

As Health & Social Captain I will be able to support the students taking the course this year and help them to achieve excellent grades. I will be able to help them understand their core knowledge and work with them during lunchtimes when required. 

I am really looking forward to this role and I am pleased to have been selected. 

 

Emily  FTW Year 11.