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

 

Red Nose Day

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Thank you to the generosity of pupils, parents and staff, Studley High have raised over £700 towards Comic Relief who fund 1000s of projects around the world. The money will support others with incredibly difficult lives.

Thank you!

Medicine in the trenches

On Thursday 23rd March, Year 9 and 10 History GCSE pupils took part in a Medicine in the Trenches workshop, run by Frontline Living History. Two authentically dressed World War One officers showed the pupils how wounded and sick soldiers in the trenches would have been treated.
Pupils had the opportunity to try on gas masks, become stretcher bearers and handle many artefacts from the trenches, including a Lee Enfield rifle, helmets and some shrapnel.
It was a fantastic day which really brought history to life for our pupils. A huge thank you to David and Richard from Frontline Living History for a well run, interactive and informative workshop.

Year 8 out with a BANG

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On Friday 17th March, 140 pupils from Yr 8 went to the Big Bang show at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

The Big Bang Fair was a voyage of discovery of virtual reality, medicine, marine biology, film and TV, space exploration, explosive chemistry, crime-solving, robots, computer coding, microscopic bugs, giant trucks and more.

Activities included

  • High-octane theatre shows
  • 150+ interactive stands and workshops
  • Inspiring science and engineering projects
  • Careers information, resources and activities
Pupils saw a show on digestion which included a significant amount of biological action. Pupils then took part in the many scientific experiments and investigations to win a variety of prizes.
The activities were inspirational including dead bodies, space, explosions, and engineering.
A great day out.

Libby makes the cut!

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We are proud to report that Libby Harding in Year 7, not only cut her hair off to donate to a very worthy cause, ‘The Little Princess Trust’, but then made it into the news as a result!

Read the article here:

http://www.redditchadvertiser.co.uk/news/15164758.Studley_girl__12_raises___100_and_donates_9_inches_of_hair_to_charity/#

Well done Libby!

Year 10 at University of Warwick

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As part of our schools careers programme aimed at raising aspirations and widening participation for pupils into higher education, some of our year 10 pupils visited Warwick University this week. The event was designed to enable pupils to gain insight into University of Warwick life and see what the university has to offer both academically and socially.  The recruitment team presented to our pupils who also had the opportunity to question to a panel of university staff and meet representatives from the support services, accommodation and finance teams. Our pupils also met student ambassadors who introduced the tour around the campus facilities and buildings.

The aim of the visit, was to reach out to some of our pupils who may not have considered higher education. We believe that by introducing such opportunities to pupils will enable them to explore options and raise awareness of their potential, as well as the options available to them beyond Year 13.

Thank you to Mr Brooks for his support in the selection of the pupils and his time.

 

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Hospitality comes to Studley

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Pupils at Studley High met representatives from The Stratford Hotel and Stratford Manor this week, as part of our Careers education programme during National Careers and Apprenticeship week, this week.

 

Pupils learned about skills for employment in the hospitality industry, the various careers and qualifications available in this field and the history of the hotels in the Q chain. The representatives also explained the range of work experience opportunities available locally to the pupils, for their Year 10 work experience.

Pupils also gained insight into apprenticeships in the hospitality industry generally and progression within the UK and abroad.

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