D of E Bronze expedition

20170522_133323Last weekend saw 14 Year 9 Bronze candidates and 5 Year 10 Bronze candidates heading from Shipston to Stow-on-the-Wold on their D of E Practice Expeditions.
The weather was ideal for walking and the pupils were an absolute credit to the school. Toasted marshmallows were enjoyed around the campfire and despite some dubious navigating from one of the groups, all made it back alive!
Happy camping days are here again!

International Netball Star comes to Studley

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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.

Star Quality for Year 8 student – Kirsty Vale

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I am absolutely delighted to inform you that Kirsty Vale in Year 8 has gained a place in Youth Music Theatre.
For those of you who don’t know, thousands of young people aged 11-21 audition for a place and they can only give places to a very limited number! She will be leaving her home to go to Plymouth during the summer holidays for an intensive musical theatre course, leading to an end production.
The likes of Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were involved in Youth Music Theatre!
We are very proud of your hard work and talent Kirsty and can’t wait to hear about the final production!

For more information on the Youth Music Theatre: http://www.youthmusictheatreuk.org/

 

Junior Maths Challenge

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Hot off the press, the Junior Maths Challenge results are in and we couldn’t be more proud of our Y7 and Y8 students!
We have had some brilliant personal achievements:
Natasha Bowen achieved a gold certificate, and we have also had silver certificates for
Danny Hunt, Mia Bick, Alice Kerridge, Evan Miles, Matthew Esler, Riley Haywood, Leon Nolan and Mia Browning.  Bronze certificates were awarded to Danny Eden, Ethan Betteridge, Myles Fereday, Abbie Staples, Jonathan Longshaw, Freya Coleman, Alice Hurcombe, Samuel Jeff, Will Hopkins, Daniel Bryan, Amy Styler, Toby Reading, Joseph Harris, Caitlin Chance, Jasmine Frost, Oscar Foxall and Jessica Harley.
1 gold, 8 silver and 17 bronze certificates is an amazing result- well done everyone!
Housepoints will be awarded (20 for gold, 10 for silver and 5 for bronze) and they will also receive certificates as soon as I have them, and postcards home.
By way of comparison Y9 and Y10 got 1 gold, 4 silver and 10 bronze in the Intermediate Maths Challenge so Y7 and Y8 really have done very well!

Mindfulness

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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!

 

Year 10 to Aston University

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.

Former Studley pupil is a cut above the rest!

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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/

The Redditch Photographic Society @Studley

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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

Studley on Stage

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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.

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Shires Alliance site launch

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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:

www.shirestsa.co.uk