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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).

 

Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project Report 2019

Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project Report 2019

Aylsham High School offers the Edexcel Level 2 Higher Project Course as an option subject. The groups in previous years have looked at the possible legacies of hosting a sporting event, have planned, organised and led a dodgeball festival for the Aylsham Cluster year 6 primary school pupils and looked at school transition from year 6 to year 7.

This year, 5 students from year 9 decided to work as a group to focus their thoughts onto the health and fitness of year 6 primary school students.

The project class have been conducting on-line research about a variety of issues surrounding health and fitness in younger children and devising ways to increase health and fitness. They visited each of the cluster primary schools and deliver a session on what health and fitness are. They made a health and fitness flyer to give to each of the year 6 children and directed their attention to the government website Change4Life which has lots of good ideas. They also made a fitness DVD for the primary schools which can be used in a classroom behind a desk.

During each school visit they led fun dodgeball games, which helped the year 6s think about a few dodgeball throwing techniques. These games were well organised and they were able to adapt their sessions to suit the size of school hall, the number of students in a class and the ability of the students.

During the year, they helped to lead sporting team challenges at a year 6 induction day and helped officiate at our year 7 interhouse dodgeball competition.

Then on Tuesday 5th March 2019, after many meetings and much preparation, they hosted the Aylsham Cluster year 6 dodgeball tournament with 80 students from 6 primary schools attending. The teams competed in a round robin tournament. Additional sports leaders from the GCSE Physical Education class helped to officiate each of the games, ensuring that the games ran smoothly. The standard of play was exceptional.

The winning teams this year were; in 1st place Colby School; in 2nd place Aldborough; and in 3rd place Bure Valley. Each team took away medals, trophies and certificates.

As this is the 3rd year of the tournament, thought will go into evaluating this year’s successes to make it even better event for next year. Just one of the many activities run within the school cluster between the high school and the primary schools.

Regional Finals for the Under 16/17 Year old Boys.

Regional Finals for the Under 16/17 Year old Boys.

Well done to Alex Tomkinson who represented Norfolk in the regional finals for the under 16/17 year old boys at Old Loughtonians Hockey Club. The tournament is the culmination of the county season, in which Alex was selected after performing for the county in previous matches. It was a day of mixed results where they managed a draw with the eventual winners.

National English School Cross Country Championships in Leeds.

National English School Cross Country Championships in Leeds.

On Saturday 16th March, Grace Buchanan and Emily Haslam competed at the National English School Cross Country Championships in Leeds, representing Norfolk. They did brilliantly despite all the mud, rain and strong winds!

Ex AHS student is awarded Norfolk Apprentice of the Year 2019

Ex AHS student is awarded Norfolk Apprentice of the Year 2019

We are delighted to announce that our alumni Business and Enterprise Captain of the Class of 2017, Peter Savory, has been recognised as the Norfolk Apprentice of the Year 2019.

Peter was presented with this achievement at the awards ceremony, hosted on Thursday 7 March at the University of East Anglia. Peter, who is employed through TrAC Apprenticeships Norfolk, works as a Business Administration Apprentice at the KindaKafe in Norwich. KindaKafe is a buzzing café on Norwich Castle Meadow, as well as hosting a range of community groups and events, even historic guided tours!

Peter was one of eight finalists considered for the title of Apprentice of the Year.

We are so proud of Peter and what he has gone on to achieve. Many congratulations from us all at Aylsham High School.