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Year 9 and Year 10 students secure places on this years Ogden Physics course

Year 9 and Year 10 students secure places on this years Ogden Physics course

Students from years 9 and 10 have secured places on this years Ogden Physics course. The sessions are aimed at students who show enthusiasm, motivation and an aptitude for science.

Our students will be working with staff from Norwich school. They will be involved in a range of hands-on lab sessions and/or sky-watching sessions which all take place on Saturdays, starting this month and running through until May next year. 

Our students will have the chance to learn about the connections between Usain Bolt, window panes, Britain’s first Cosmonaut and smashing sweeties in the first session. They will go on to learn about how some professional astronomy is done and how citizen scientists are helping to beat diseases. They will get the chance to listen out for ET, model the Large Hadron Collider and predict climate change. It is hoped that the mysterious, bizarre sub-atomic world will unfold in one session and that the students will try and answer the question "can you blow your own sail?", when this and other myths are explored in the final session.

 

The students are looking forward to this amazing opportunity.

Black Belt First Dan success for Kyle Buck

Black Belt First Dan success for Kyle Buck

 

 We are delighted to congratulate our Year 11 student Kyle Buck on successfully completing training to be awarded a Black Belt First Dan in Martial Arts.

 

Well done Kyle on such a tremendous achievement!

 

Dianne Wade

 

Year 8 Life Skills Day

Year 8 Life Skills Day

Year 8 Life Skills Day

 

On Wednesday 4th November, all Year 8s took part in the Barclays Life Skills Day, working with a team of advisers from the Life Skills Team and on the crucial soft-skills every young person needs to develop, to progress into a future of their choice.

 

Each session involved topics such as Body Language, Personal Presentation, Non-verbal communication, Tolerance etc. The majority of students had the opportunity to stand up and speak about themselves, therefore developing in confidence.

 

Our sincere thanks to Charles, Nina and the Team from Barclays Life Skills for their continued support and guidance

 

Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser/CEIAG Coordinator

Golf Success for Jasmine Campbell at Quinta Do Lago

Golf Success for Jasmine Campbell at Quinta Do Lago

We are delighted to announce Jasmine Campbell’s success in the recent Telegraph Junior Golf Tournament. Jasmine finished the tournament 3rd in the girl’s competition and 9th in the overall tournament.

Jasmine said “It was a fantastic experience, I learnt so much about playing abroad and the differences from playing in the UK. I am really happy with my finishing position and with my overall performance during the tournament. The girls I played with all had more experience than me, the winner being 14th in the world! I only had one bad hole that cost me a few shots so I can honestly say I played my best. Now’s the time for practice during the winter and I will start competing again next March. This was a great end to the year and I really enjoyed the whole experience in Quinta Do Lago.”

Coverage of the tournament will be aired this weekend on Sky Sports 4, the programme starts on Saturday 7th November at 6pm.

This is a fantastic achievement and we are so proud of Jasmine’s success.

Emmalucy Auber

Young Chamber Business Breakfast 11th December

Young Chamber Business Breakfast 11th December

On Friday11th December the Aylsham High School Young Chamber will be holding a Business Breakfast. It is a great opportunity for businesses to network and make new contacts. If you are interested in attending the breakfast, please contact communications@ahs-yc.co.uk

 

Elizabeth Meyer 

Year 9

Outdoor learning students help National Trust staff

Outdoor learning students help National Trust staff

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." (Neale Donald Walsh)

Outdoor Learning students help National Trust staff to clear the old railway cutting at Abel Heath ready for the development of a new footpath. Lots of sharp tools, brambles and nettles. Once again our students rose to the challenge!

 

Diana Clark

Emelie Medler takes on Marriott's Way challenge

Emelie Medler takes on Marriott's Way challenge

My name is Emelie Medler and I am this year’s Duke of Edinburgh Captain. After completing my bronze award I received an email from the Duke of Edinburgh team telling me about the Duke of Edinburgh Diamond Challenge. I decided to take on this challenge and in 2016 my dad and I will be walking Marriott's Way -26 miles, in a day, to raise money so young people from disadvantaged Communities can do their bronze award. It would be so great if more young people (and older ones!) could do their own fundraising and make a difference to people’s lives.  For more information visit:https://dofediamondchallenge.org

 

If you feel able I would be very grateful if you could spare a few coins to sponsor my dad and I in our challenge.

www.justgiving.com/EmelieDiamondDofE

Nominate AHS for Active Norfolk's Sports School of the Year

Nominate AHS for Active Norfolk's Sports School of the Year

 

Active Norfolk’s Sports School of the Year' - Nominations

Please step up and support us in becoming Active Norfolk’s 'Sports School of the Year' by nominating us via the new link at http://www.activenorfolk.org/nominate2015. The attached letter Click here highlights our sporting provision and the new link at the end of the letter can be followed to nominate. The deadline is Friday 9th October.

Jasmine Campbell qualifies for Daily Telegraph Junior golf championships in Quinta Do Lago

Jasmine Campbell qualifies for Daily Telegraph Junior golf championships in Quinta Do Lago

My name is Jasmine Campbell, I am the sports captain of Felbrigg and I am in form FDK. I have only been playing golf for 4 years and in that time I have won many competitions. I have represented both Norfolk and England in tournaments. I have achieved my County Colours badge, this recognises the fact I have won the most competitions in Norfolk for all female competitions, both junior and senior. In 2013 I won the Abraham Trophy which is awarded to the best under 18 female golfer in England, I was the first junior female golfer from Norfolk to win it in over 30 years!

I have now qualified for the BMW Daily Telegraph Junior Championships in Quinta Do Lago. I fly out on the 12th October 2015 to the 17th October 2015. I qualified for this event by winning the Norfolk Junior Championships for the 2nd year in a row with a 2 under par finish, this then meant I went on a leader board along with other girls from around the country to try and stay in the top 9. All top 9 finishers automatically qualify for the event, I finished the tournament in 5th position meaning I qualified for the Championships in Quinta. This is a great achievement as I am the only girl from Norfolk to ever gain a place since Norfolk have been entering the tournament. As part of my success in qualifying for the tournament I get all flights and accommodation payed for as well as getting 4 t-shirts, a wind-stopper, a golf bag, pair of shoes, golf balls, towel, umbrella, a hat and a glove all sponsored by Taylormade/Adidas, BMW, Daily Telegraph and Quinta Do Lago.

I am extremely excited and I know this will be an amazing experience, at the moment this feels like a once in a lifetime opportunity, though I am hoping my playing career will open up for other incredible experiences like this one. I am hoping to make the most of my time in the Championships and I would really like to win, though I am really happy just to qualify and be part of this amazing experience. I fell into playing golf by complete accident. I really enjoyed pitch and putt and my uncle commented I had a natural swing. From there I joined a club and started having lessons. I would urge anyone who’s interested to give it a go. I love golf and I know it will always be a big part of my future.

Jasmine Campbell

Swimathon for Nelsons Journey

Swimathon for Nelsons Journey

Aylsham High students Tom Owen, Mollie Smith, Liam Blatch and Harry Barwick each took it in turns to swim part of the 24hr swimathon and raised lots of money for charity Nelsons Journey .

They all swam for a solid 30 minutes against jets which was really hard work but for a great cause.