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Gold for Aylsham High Student Matilda Meyrick

Gold for Aylsham High Student Matilda Meyrick

During the last weekend in May I was competing at the East of England Regional Championships in Luton.  It was a 3-day swimming event and as I was the only representative from my club, The Vikings, for 2 of those days, the pressure was definitely on! 

I entered 10 races and got into 7 finals, winning 2 bronze, 1 silver and 2 gold medals.  Winning the Regionals has been a dream, and to be overall winner for the 200M backstroke and 400M is the best feeling.   I hope my efforts are good enough to get me to the Nationals in Sheffield during the Summer, as I am currently seeded 7th in Britain in my age for 200M backstroke, but only time will tell...

 

Matilda Meyrick FTW

 

Wishing you lots of luck from us all at Aylsham High School!

Class of 2016 Scholarship Success

Class of 2016 Scholarship Success

 

(left to right) Thomas Owen Olivia Taylor Lucy Maun & Liam Blatch

 

Many congratulations to all our Class of 2016 who have been successful in securing places for post-16 studies.

Each year, a number of our students are awarded scholarships to schools across the country, and this year that tradition continues.

 

Thomas Owen was awarded a swimming scholarship to Mount School in Exeter, where he will work with the Olympic swimming squad trainers . This will enable Tom to pursue his desire to represent his country.

 

Olivia Taylor has won a Drama scholarships to Hurtwood school in Surrey and in addition, a place in the National Youth Theatre

 

Both Lucy Maun, and out-going Head Boy Liam Blatch will be heading-off to Gordonstoun School in Scotland, on academic scholarships and for A level studies.

 

We are proud of their achievements and to work with supporters from many schools across the country. To succeed in international competitions for scholarships is a testament to the ability and determination of our young people and inspirational to those following them. Many congratulations to our scholarship students. We look forward to learning of their successes and wish them well for their futures.

 

Dianne Wade

Guidance Adviser/Scholarship Coordinator

@AHSFutures

North Norfolk Aquathlon Finals

North Norfolk Aquathlon Finals

 

Last week we took a team of 14 pupils to the North Norfolk trials. 5 Aylsham High School pupils qualified to represent North Norfolk at the Norfolk Aquathlon finals on Wednesday 22nd June after coming 1st or 2nd at the trials.

 

In the U13 Girls Tilly Meyrick was first, Abi Durand was 3rd, Emily Haslam was 4th and Mollie White was 7th

In the U13 boys Alex Skinner was 1st, Alfie Penfold was 2nd George Durand was 6th and Fergus Kelly was 7th

In the U15 Girls Victoria Lloyd was 1st, Mollie Bean was 3rd, Carlie Cooper was 4th

In the U15 Boys Christopher Haslam was 1st, Tom Curtis was 3rd and Harry Ling was 6th.

 

Congratulation to all pupils who took part in the event.

J Riley

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