On the 6th July, our Year 11s attended their ‘Leavers Prom’ with all the glitter and glam that exists at a Hollywood gala! The night got off to a exciting start as the creative vehicle choices arrived at ‘The Limes’ in Earlswood, drawing up to a red carpet.
From ice cream vans to a cavalcade of motorbikes, a Police riot van and classic cars, the pupils were determined to impress. Outfit choices also stood out with the pupils (and staff!) looking stunning.
Here is a selection of the 2018 Prom photos (full official photos can be found here)
Sports Day was a huge success this year, with involvement from everyone, excellent behaviour and plenty of our “Whole School Records” were broken.
In the morning we had our field and long distance events, with James Mucklow breaking the 800m school record with a fantastic time of 2:25 minutes and Elliot Dennis breaking the Triple Jump record with a jump of 10.60m.
Over on the girls side, we had a fantastic 4 school records broken in the morning, with Lizzie Kingham’s Shot-Put throw (7.64m), Ellie Fisher’s Discus throw (16.60m), Georgia Fisher’s Triple Jump (7.75m) and Alice Kerridge and Mia Bick jointly holding the Long-Jump record (4.00m).
In the afternoon, we had half the school competitively taking part in the new ‘House bench-ball tournament’, with the other half competing in the sprint track events. The “Whole School Records” broken in the afternoon were:
This summer, the PTA at Studley High School purchased a new piano for the music department.
We had been in need of a new electric piano for some time and as they are expensive we thought we may have to wait a while longer. Luckily for us though, the PTA kindly agreed to fund the purchase of a new Roland digital piano which will be housed in the main Music room.
It has already been put to good use as it was delivered just in time to be played for the opening night of our recent ‘Grease’ production. We would like to say a huge thank you to Mrs Kirk and the PTA for their fundraising efforts throughout the year which means that we now have a high specification digital piano that many students will benefit from playing in the years to come.
Last week we had Law students from Warwick University visit the school to deliver a Law Workshop. The students debated the Regina Vs Dudley and Stephens case, which was titled “The case of the cabin boy who got eaten“.
Students acted as either the defence or prosecution and debated their side of the story. This was a fantastic opportunity for the students to explore and use a wide range of skills, whilst delving into a career in Law.
On Friday 13th July, a group of SHINE students completed the final stage of their ‘Research Project’, which they have been working on for the last 12 weeks, in their spare time. The research project involved researching and writing a dissertation style essay and then presenting this to Alcester Grammar Sixth Form students.
The Sixth Form students posed questions at the end of each presentation, to further challenge our students knowledge and then chose a first and second place.
A massive congratulations to Zac George, who was awarded first place and received a £20 ‘Love to Shop’ voucher, for his project “Why is 95% of the ocean still undiscovered?”.
Also, congratulations to Ellie Fisher, who was awarded second place and received a £10 ‘Love to Shop’ voucher, for her project “Do men deserve to get paid more in sport?”.
We were so impressed with all the students commitment to learning and their desire for further challenge. All students have developed their ability to research, write and critically analyse a given area. Congratulations!
Hopefully see you all in our sixth form sometime in the future. This is an excellent initiative and we’re delighted to be invited to it.
Clive Sentance, Principal of Alcester Girls’ Grammar School
This week, Yr 7 & 8 pupils were treated to a showcase performance today, thanks to Future DJs with guest DJ, Lisa Lashes.
Future DJs is an education business with a large social impact for young people supplying professional visiting DJ and Music Production tutors to schools nationwide (in the same way as traditional instrumental tutors).
Tutors deliver a unique programme of study created by professionals, starting at Key Stage 2 and running through to Key Stage 5, in accordance with the new AQA, OCR and Eduqas GCSE music specifications.
One of the key focuses of the organisation is simply to get more young people into music, and in turn more students taking GCSE and A-Level Music.
Future DJs site
The ‘Pop Up’ Roadshow is highly engaging for students. Austin and Scott Smart came to Studley to show our pupils some DJing essentials. Lisa Lashes then showed off her mixing skills and some of our pupils were invited onto the stage to try the decks.
After the event, pupils registered their interest in joining our peripatetic programme, starting in September.