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Class of 2016 Prom Fashion Show - 22nd April

Class of 2016 Prom Fashion Show - 22nd April

 

The Aylsham High School Class of 2016 began fundraising for their prom by auditioning for the annual fashion show, back in September. Rehearsals followed throughout the winter term and alongside their GCSE preparations, school musical and many other extra-curricular activities. Supported by a professional model, the students gave up their free time to ensure their show was successful in every sense.

This year’s show was opened by Year 11 student Olivia Watson who, the same week, signed with a record label and launched her singing career. Also on the catwalk was Tom Owen, who has won a swimming scholarship to train with Olympic swimmers at a school in Exeter, Gemma Ridgway, who has secured a National Grid engineering apprenticeship, and Olivia Talyor who won a drama scholarship to Hurtwood School & a place with the National Youth Theatre. Every student on the catwalk has been successful in securing placements at colleges & sixth-forms across Norfolk, and all this whilst giving their time to support their peers.

Working with the team on the catwalk was Ms Lesley Tate from The Wardrobe in Horsford, who, as a West End costume designer has worked with many actors from the world of film and theatre. Alongside The Wardrobe, we were equally fortunate to be sponsored by Blossom & Green fashions of Aylsham, who showcased their spring collections of day, evening & holiday wear. Also on the catwalk, we were proud to work with Roys of Wroxham, who supplied our models with items from their designer & daywear ranges. We are always delighted and privileged to work with such supportive  companies.

The models' hair & make-up was styled by students from the Aylsham High School Hair & Beauty salon, supported by their tutors Mrs Zagni & Mrs Critten. In addition, students from the Slanted Dance team showcased their examination pieces and astounded us all with some fantastic moves. 

The auditorium, back-stage.front of house & the business auditorium were all managed by students from Year 7 and upwards, each one working giving their time in support of The Class of 2016. Their magnificent efforts raised an amazing amount for the prom fund and Water Aid.

 

Our sincere thanks to everyone who supported this event in whatever way.

 

Wishing The Class of 2016 every success in their future!

 

 

Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser/Fashion Show Producer

@AHSFutures

 

 

Success for Sam Blair in the Premier League International Tournament

Success for Sam Blair in the Premier League International Tournament

 

Sam Blair took part in the Premier League International Tournament in April as part of the NCFC Academy.

 Norwich had qualified with aplomb, brushing aside Man Utd, Arsenal and Southampton a couple of weeks ago, without even conceding a goal. This tournament compromised regional and European group winners, including Feyenord, Genk and Benfica.

 After winning their group unbeaten, (including an injury time penalty in the final game), Norwich faced Man City in the semi final and lost in gut wrenching fashion, 2-1. Man city went on to win the final.

 Norwich then won the 3rd place play off, so finished 3rd in Europe. Not bad!

 A wonderful experience for all the boys and a fantastic achievement. 

 Sam was also on tour with Denmark last week for the Nordic Cup.

 

 

London Marathon Success

London Marathon Success

 

Ex-student Michael Sawyer-Stone completed the London Marathon last weekend in exactly 4 hours, achieving his personal goal!

Michael ran in aid of The National Autistic Society and is well on his way to raising his £2000 target.

He is currently studying Banking and International Finance at City University in London and later this summer he is off to California where he has attained a ‘Camp America’ placement for the summer.

Joanna Tuttle Aylsham High's Director of Business and Community Strategy also completed the marathon on Sunday, well done to you both!

 

 

Olivia Bullen awarded a merit in her grade 6 vocals exam

Olivia Bullen awarded a merit in her grade 6 vocals exam

 

We are very proud of Wolterton student Olivia Bullen who has been awarded a merit in her grade 6 vocals exam with Rockschool.

Olivia is a year 9 student in form WAC. She is a keen actress singer and dancer and has been cast most recently in the school production of The King and I in March 2016. She also performs on stage in her leisure time outside of school.

Well done Olivia!

Annabel Crook

Eggburt and Friends

Eggburt and Friends

 Eggburt and friends arrived with perfect timing, just before the Outdoor Learning / Eagles family learning day.

After a fantastic day which included an interview with the EDP, opening his own twitter account and meeting lots of lovely people, Eggburt and the chicks went to spend Easter weekend with some very excited children!  Forget chocolate, real fluffy chicks are so much more fascinating. 

In just a few days the chicks had learned to peck and drink and were developing little feathers.  They are now rehomed with Mrs Goodliffe and enjoying life. 

Thank you to all those who were involved in this fantastic project, especially the Nurture staff and cleaning staff who acted as midwives in those tense first moments!

 

Diana Clark

Outdoor Learning

Debut Album for Year 11 Student Olivia Watson

Debut Album for Year 11 Student Olivia Watson

We are excited to share the news that our Year 11 student Olivia Watson will be releasing her debut album for a record company and is opening performer at the Class of 2016 Fashion Show on Friday 22nd April at 7.30pm.

Tickets for the event are available from Reception.

Olivia has been performing since she was a small child and now sings professionally at local events. She has entered a number of competitions recently, and is steadily working her way towards her dream career of becoming a musical performer.

We wish Olivia every success in her up-coming GCSEs and in her undoubtedly glittering future.

 

Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser

Charity Staff Football Match

Charity Staff Football Match

 For part of my Duke of Edinburgh Award project I held a charity football match between the teachers at my school which was linked with the school mufti day.

The charity I chose to raise money for was Starlight. I chose this charity as it helped my friend through his treatment when he had mouth cancer. After he had recovered he got to go to Kennedy Space Centre.

With the mufti day and the money from the football match we managed to raise £822.74! I’m very grateful to everyone who has helped make this happen and hope that we can do more events like this in the future.

 

Harley Dyson

Silky hens are on their way!

Silky hens are on their way!

 

We have some exciting news from the joint egg hatching project between our Outdoor Learning students and Eagles.

Today we could hear cheeping coming from the eggs and they were wobbling about!  Due day is Thursday.  Fingers crossed we shall get to meet our Silky hens very soon.

 

Diana Clark

Charity walk for Mesothelioma

Charity walk for Mesothelioma

 

On Easter Friday Joe and Ellie will be walking Marriotts Way from Aylsham to Drayton in aid of the Mesothelioma charity.

 Unfortunately Joe and Ellie's grandfather passed away earlier this year from this disease after a hard fought battle. This type of cancer can be brought on by exposure to Asbestos over several years, a material that is now highly regulated.

 Joe and Ellie really wanted to highlight this slightly less known cancer, and wanted to do all they can to raise money so that other sufferers may benefit. In conjunction with the Mesothelioma charity, which has supported them all the way, and with family, friends, and teachers sponsoring them, the two hope to raise a minimum of one thousand pounds. With help from Aylsham High School Joe and Ellie hope to make this a reality.

 A bucket collection at the performances of the King and I will be split between two charities, one of which will be the Mesothelioma charity. Other events are being planned which will all help towards the final total.

 Joe and Ellie would like to thank all their friends,  family and teachers who have supported and sponsored them.

 

Tanya Wiseman

Phenomenal success for George Townsend in his shooting career

Phenomenal success for George Townsend in his shooting career

Year 11 student George Townsend has had phenomenal success in his shooting career so far and is currently

British Sporting and Sportrap High Gun Champion, British Classic Sporting Colt High-Gun Champion and 3rd A Class British Open Sporting Champion.

 In addition, George has also achieved 2nd in World Sportrap Colts Championship  & 2nd in the World Prelim Colts Championship 2012. George was British Sportrap Champion Colt 2012 – 2015, Norfolk Supreme Champion 2013 – 15, 9 times holder of County Title as Junior Champion 2012 – 2015, Champion British Open Sportrap C Class 2015, 3rd A Class British Open Sporting & Winner of the B Class & Colts Game-bore Gold Cup 2014.

 There are a number of further successes George has also achieved, alongside securing his GCSEs to enable him to take an A level pathway at Paston College and part-time work in an Outdoor Activities Centre.

A truly remarkable young man, George hopes to continue with his shooting success and become a professional sportsman. We wish him continued success in his career pathway, and future.

 

Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser/Scholarship Coordinator