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.
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.
On Friday the 21st of September, Aylsham High School's Student Council held a mufti day in order to raise money for the current refugee crisis. Students also brought in donation bags to send off to the refugees with the whole day a great success!
In total, Student Council raised over £1,035 and a minibus full of donation bags was delivered to the church where they will be sent off to the refugees.
Thanks to all who helped organise this event, and of course those who took part.
Lottie Bowles - Student Council Captain
Well done to Alex Tomkinson (year 8) who has gained a place in the Norfolk County under 14's tennis squad. A great achievement as he is still only 12!
Ex pupil Lizzie Wood came in to talk to the current BTEC Music group about performance technique and offer advice about applying to Access to Music, where she is currently studying for her Level 3 performance course. She played some of her own compositions and answered questions.
It is always great to have ex-pupils back to inspire.
Back row Left to right: Livvy Watson, Sasha Hartwell, Olivia Armstrong, Kieran Buck-Read, Alice Lines, Harry Biss, Ruben Antunes. Front row: Lizzie Wood
Caryl Taylor (left) and Caroline Bull (right) from the Aylsham Singers delivering the new Aylsham Singers Cup for Musical Excellence to a representative of the music department, current Music Captain, Bethan Phillip-Pritchard.
The new cup will be issued each year to any musician who has shown outstanding performance skills over their time at Aylsham High, with the first recipient a closely guarded secret until the Class of 2015, Year 11 Celebration of Success awards evening on Thursday. The cup was generously donated by the Aylsham Singers, organised and financed by retiring chairwoman Caroline Bull, which will be continued by new chairwoman Caryl Taylor.
Information about the Aylsham Singers can be found on their web page www.aylshamsingers.co.uk
Our Outdoor Learning groups have been busy learning how to light and extinguish fires safely. They have learnt to risk assess and manage hazards for themselves. They have sampled a range of fabulous campfire cooking including Damper bread, folded pizzas and of course marshmallows on sticks.
Aside from the delicious food, students are developing a wide range of skills including problem solving, teamwork, communication, numeracy and literacy skills. All of these are skills which employers say they need young people to have.
Outdoor Learning at AHS, good food AND improved employability!
AHS Outdoor Learning students have been on the first of their trips to Redwings. They had the opportunity to learn about Personal Protective Equipment, the five animal freedoms and how to understand horsey communication. This work contributes directly towards a qualification in working with animals. They also had a chance to get up close and personal with some horses, some worms and some poo, all in a days work for an Outdoor Learning Student!
The students were superb and as always, rose to the challenge. Thanks to our colleagues at Redwings for supporting this partnership.
More trips coming up soon.
My name is Mollie Smith and I am in Year 10 in FEA. I am a keen swimmer and I practice every week. I swim for North Norfolk Vikings and I compete regionally for them. Over the summer holidays I have been selected for the County International swim team (nationals). I got selected by swimming the fastest in Norfolk, this was an open event and I was competing against all age groups from 12-18. I am really happy to have been selected, I know this will mean lots more hard work and training but I am looking forward to the challenge.
Class of 2015 Scholarships
Many congratulations and Good Luck to all our Leavers as they take the next steps towards their futures. All students have offers of college places or apprenticeships. We hope all our Leavers will remain in contact via http://www.futurfirst.org.uk/
We are extremely proud to share with you the news that the following students have been successful in winning prestigious scholarships – in some cases, against international competition:
Hannah Cooper Harpreys College Rowing Scholarship
Pippa Randell Gordonstoun School Drama Scholarship
Millie Duniem Millenium Performing Dance Scholarship
Beatrice Little Laine Theatre Arts Ballet/Dance
Freya Giles St Felix School Shooting/Equestrian
To succeed in being awarded a scholarship requires talent and determination. We wish these amazing young people every success for their futures.