This Wednesday 24th May, Studley High School welcomed Samantha May, an Australian International Netball player, currently playing for Wasps Netball in the UK Super League. Sam lead a coaching session on ‘driving space’ and ‘movement around the court’ with our Year 9 and Year 10 netball teams. These skills are very high level and will support the girls with GCSE P.E, especially with netball assessments.
The girls had a fantastic morning and learned so much from such an experienced sportsperson.
For more information on the Youth Music Theatre: http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/
Mr Brooks held an assembly today with Year 10 focusing on Mindfulness.
Mindfulness is the act of being in the present, not thinking about the past, not worrying about the future. Year 10 spent twenty calming minutes out of their busy day to focus on their breathing and meditation in the glorious sunshine.
Well done to all involved, here’s to being more mindful!
On Friday 28th April, 12 Year 10 Students with a keen interest in Physics attended a practical interactive study day at Aston University on the subject of Lenses and the application of Light.
After a very warm welcome from Jo Burrows and her Student Ambassadors, students were officially welcomed by the Head of the Applied Physics Department, and given a short introduction to the study of Physics at Aston University. Studley High School students then developed their practical skills during a hands-on ‘Practical Light and Lenses’ workshop. The workshop presented by Phil Jones deepened their understanding of reflection; refraction; real and virtual images; convex and concave lenses; ray diagrams and the human eye.
After a break for lunch our students took part in an ‘Optical fibres, lasers and modern communication systems’ presentation, exploring the physics behind optical, or photonic technologies used in modern day communication systems that underpin the internet. They discovered how these technologies allow massive amounts of information to be carried, which has not only shaped the world around us but may lead to exciting career opportunities for those who continue to study Physics.
Our students once again excelled in their representation of the school and would like to thank the organisers of the day for the opportunity given to them to extend their understanding of lenses and the application of light.
Chloe Szubinski, former pupil at Studley High school has hit the headlines recently, winning the ‘Toni & Guy First Year Assistants’ regional champion crown!
Chloe told us:
I began at Toni & Guy in April 2016 and I am so in love with my job. I am doing an apprenticeship which is hard work but learning on the job suits me and the way I learn.
On the 1st April I entered my first competition, where all the assistants from all over the UK compete against each other in different categories. There are 5 heats to begin with and I came first place in my category’ First Year Hair Up’.
I am the first assistant to enter and win from Toni & Guy Redditch since the salon has opened. In September I will be going to London for the final which is judged by the highest, most talented hairdressers in the company. Its all so exciting.
The students just need to remember the sky has no limits and you can do anything as long as you set your heart on it.
Read the article in the Redditch Standard: https://redditchstandard.co.uk/news/redditch-hairdresser-a-cut-above-the-rest-at-toni-guy-competition/
A few weeks ago, Miss Hughes organised for the Redditch Photographic Society to come in to Studley High and work with Y10 and Y11 GCSE students. It was a great opportunity for our students to see the work of an experienced, professional photographer, Stuart Lamb, Chairman of the society and critique his work with him.
As a result of such an invaluable session, we are setting up and planning further collaborative projects with the society. A great chance for our students to work with and learn from professionals within the community.
More information on the work of the society can be found here: http://www.redditchphotographicsociety.org.uk/index.php
Pasha Kovalev from Strictly Come Dancing and his dancers are touring the UK with with a brand new show. Talented pupils from Studley High School star in performances in Redditch (31st March at the Palace Theatre) and again on 23rd and 24th May at the Core Theatre in Solihull. The night promises stunning costumes, great music and excellent performances of course, from our pupils, who are:
Anna Bray, Erin Brown, Charlotte Chambers, Caitlin Chance, Helen Davis (former pupil), Georgia Fisher, Beth Hemmings, Eve Matthews and Lawren Thornewell.
We are delighted to announce that the ‘Shires Alliance’ website is now live.
This is where the work of Studley High as a Teaching School and Initial Teacher Training provider, is showcased along with our partner schools in South Warwickshire.
Studley High became a ‘Teaching School’ last year and over the past 6 months, we (known as the ‘lead school’) plus many other schools in the surrounding area have been working together to create and deliver school development and improvement opportunities, including a high quality teacher training programme, starting in September.
For more information on the work of the alliance, the teacher training programme or schools that are involved, please head over to the site: