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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

Fishing Competition at Barford Lakes

Fishing Competition at Barford Lakes

On Wednesday 19th June, 6 students and 2 teachers from our high school set off for a fishing competition at Barford Lakes. The competition was one of many different sports being run by the Norfolk School Games.

When we arrived, we were split into two different teams. Josh and I were chosen as captains and asked to draw out our pegs. Once drawn, we all set off to our respective pegs and set our fishing equipment up. I personally, used a Maver pole and a feeder rod, other people used a mixture of poles, feeder and float rods.

After a delayed start, the whistle blew and it signalled the start of the match. Josh and  I were fishing the match lake, but other students from Aylsham High School were fishing the pleasure lake and top lake. We all used a variety of bait - maggots, sweetcorn and pellets provided by the owners of Barford Lakes.

I started well on the pole, catching Carp, Roach and Bream before my swim went quiet, at this point I tried the feeder rod but to no avail so returned to the pole.

At 1.30pm the whistle blew signifying the end of the match. While waiting for our haul to be weighed, I packed up my fishing equipment.

This has been a fun experience and I thoroughly enjoyed my day of fishing.

Sadly, we didn't make it into the top places but our teams came 10th and 12th out of 15 teams. With over 40 anglers taking part.

The weighs taken from the Norfolk School Games website are -

  • Jack Payne - 4oz
  • Oliver Curry - 4oz
  • Josh Goodman - 11oz
  • Harry Schuel - 15oz
  • Jake Greatbatch - 1lb 3oz
  • Lydia Bean - 13lb 5oz

 

By Lydia Bean

Road to Wimbledon Competitions - Under 14 Boys and Girls

Road to Wimbledon Competitions - Under 14 Boys and Girls

On Tuesday and Thursday last week, we held the U14 Boys and Girls 'Road to Wimbledon' competitions. The idea is that students compete in an in-school tournament against other students. The winners and runners up from this competition then progress onto the next stage to the county finals. If the students are successful at the county finals, they win the opportunity to play the national finals on the grass at Wimbledon. We had 10 boys competing on the Tuesday and 13 girls competing on the Thursday. They were two fantastic competitions with a very good standard of tennis on display.

Congratulations to our winners and runners up and good luck in the next round! 

Under 14 Boys winner: Jim Crossley

Under 14 Boys Finalist: Charlie Blair  

Under 14 Girls winner: Eleanor Tomkinson

Under 14 Girls Finalist: Lois West

 

Miss McKenna

 

Health and Social Captain 2019-20

Health and Social Captain 2019-20

I am Lucy Manning, I was chosen to be Health and Social Captain next year as well as being prefect. Since I started the Health and Social course last year I knew it was a subject I was going to love. Health and social is by far one of my favourite classes as the atmosphere in the classroom is amazing and the people in it are so lovely as well as having an amazing teacher. One of the things that helped me the most during the course was Quizlet. Quizlet allowed me to test myself on the core knowledge and keep track of my progress. The link to Quizlet is here https://quizlet.com/aylshamhealth .  I hope to explore aspects of Health and Social further at college to help me in the future to achieve my goals. Being chosen to be captain for Health and Social is incredible and I can’t wait to get started. By being captain I aim to support Mrs Wiseman as much as possible and offer my help where ever it is needed. Next year I will help Mrs Wiseman by helping at revision nights and offering my support to the students who are taking the course. As well as this I will help Mrs Wiseman to run the Health and Social twitter page.

Lucy Manning Year 10 Health & Social Captain

Eleanor playing for the Under 12 Girls Regional Championships

Eleanor playing for the Under 12 Girls Regional Championships

Eleanor played for Dereham last week at the under 12 Girls Regional Championships at Harleston Magpies. Her team qualified after coming 2nd in the County Championships earlier in the year.

The Dereham team came fourth out of six in a tough group, but beat the Suffolk County Champions and drew with Cambridge City (the Cambridge Champions).  They won 2 , lost 2 and drew 1.

This match was the end of the club season for Eleanor, which also culminated in her being voted Dereham under 12 player of the season.

Fantastic Achievement in Althletics for Conrad Winter

Fantastic Achievement in Althletics for Conrad Winter

On 27 March 2019, Conrad Winter was awarded the Norfolk County Athletics Award for Under 15 Boys Sportshall Athlete of the Year.

Conrad won all three Norfolk County League meetings.  As an Under 15 athlete he competed in all six events (2 Laps, Long Jump, Shot Put, Triple Jump, Speed Bounce and 4 Laps). In the final league meeting, Conrad won five out of the six events and came 2nd in the Speed Bounce. In the County Championships Conrad won the 4 Laps, Long Jump, Triple Jump and Shot Put. He was selected to represent Norfolk in the East of England Regional Championships in February against Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. Norfolk won the team competition and Conrad came 2nd in the individual competition. On April 14th Conrad also took part in the National Athletics Sportshall Championships in Manchester.

In preparation for the summer, Conrad has already broken the Norfolk County Indoor Triple Jump record, which has stood for 21 years. He is currently ranked 3rd in the United Kingdom for Triple Jump with 11.36m and 6th for the Pentathlon (60m Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump and 800m).