Chef of the Week for Studley Pupils!

Pupils taking the WJEC Level 1/2 Hospitality and Catering and have to complete plenty of practical work as part of their studies! They cook every other week and the dishes, which they prepare, cook and serve are then judged.

They are judged on the way they work, their organisation, confidence, safety and hygiene as well as the finished result.

Chef of the week w/c 12th February:
103/Fd2 – Nathan – very even pancakes
104/Fd4 – Cameron – who drew faces in his pancake mix – very good!
Previous chef of the week winners:
Sophie Cheetham & Alfie Smith (Lasagne)
Abbie Jinks
Millie Dyson
Katie Simcox
Millie won for her Macaroni Cheese, Abbie for her Cinnamon buns and Katie also for Cinnamon buns.

Police Cadets

Warwickshire and West Mercia have been running a Police Cadet Scheme for the last 4 years for 16-18yr olds. The scheme has been well received and has developed across both forces.

The scheme is changing to incorporate young people between the ages of 13-16yrs. The only stipulations are that they have to be 13-16yrs on 1st September 2018 and that they must live within Warwickshire or West Mercia Police Force area.

If you are interested in Policing then please click the link below. There is an email address to find out more or you can fill out the Application form and send it on.

The closing date for applications is 28th February 2018 but the scheme will not start until September 2018.

https://www.warwickshire.police.uk/cadets

What Career, What University Live

As part of our careers education programme, we are supporting the ‘What Career Live? & What University Live?’ event on Saturday 3rd March, at the NEC.

This event is suitable for young people aged 15 to 19. Parents/carers are welcome to attend – a chance to meet the UK’s top employers and universities.

Book now, for presentations:

  • Careers theatre
  • Student advice theatre
  • University theatre
  • Parents’ and advisors’ theatre

Workshops:

  • STEM challenge
  • Mock assessment centre
  • Buskers Corner
  • Cyber security challenge
  • Creative hub

One to one advice:

  • CV clinic
  • Careers advice lounge
  • Parent & Teachers lounge

For further information and to register:
https://www.whatcareerlive.co.uk/birmingham

Year 10 to Gardner Denver

As part of our careers education programme, we offered the opportunity for our Year 10 pupils to visit Gardner Denver, a global manufacturer of compressors, pumps, blowers and other engineered solutions for various industrial applications.

The team at Gardner Denver delivered two presentations, one on work-place health and safety and the other on the different types of roles in the company: human resources, operations, overseas sales representatives, customer service and telephone sales.

Pupils toured the shop floor, where they learnt about engineering roles, saw engineering machines and air compressors and heard about Gardner Denver’s broad range of customers.

“It was very educational and informative, great experience, giving me a better insight into a company”, Lucy Scragg

“It was interesting to learn about all the different career paths just within one business”, Kate Gural

“It was a great experience and the tour guides Martyn and Luke were very enthusiastic! “

“This tour was very popular with our pupils, so much so that we have arranged a second tour.” Miss Sienna , Careers Advisor

Studley pupils win 1st place!

This week, Studley High pupils competed at the South Warwickshire Gymnastics competition at Stratford High School. They were up against Shipston High, Stratford Girls’ Grammar School and Alcester Girls’ Grammar School.

They performed a floor routine and two vaults and competed as an individual and overall team score.

Results:
Ella Garrett – 1st place in the Year 7 individual
Phoebe Hunt – 2nd place in Year 7 individual
Grace Chapman – 1st place in the Year 8 individual
Mia Browning – 2nd place in Year 8 individual

We are delighted to report that the girls also came in 1st place for the ‘Overall’ team – congratulations!


Y8 to Magistrates Court

On Tuesday 6th February, a group of Y8 pupils went to Worcester Magistrates Court as part of their preparations for the Citizenship Foundation Mock Trial competition.

The Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition has been running since 1994 and annually involves over 4,000 students from over 270 schools and 1,700 legal professional volunteers across over 40 magistrates’ courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial Competition is part of the SmartLaw programme which helps improve young people’s life skills, their understanding of the justice system and the legal system, and helps them to understand that the law touches every aspect of their lives.

Our pupils have been giving up their lunchtimes and evenings since November, in order to prepare. Pupils have to dissect a case and witness statements, then act out the roles of Magistrates, lawyers, witnesses, defendants, and legal advisers – against other schools.

During the visit to Worcester, pupils were able to see courtrooms in action as well as gain some practice for their own case, in an empty courtroom. The team were a credit to the school and let’s hope their hard work pays off for the first competition heat in March.

For more information about the Mock Trial: https://smartlaw.org.uk/mock-trials/magistrates-court-mock-trials-teachers/

 

‘Strange and Fantastic’

Last month our Year 11 Photography students created their final pieces for their photography exam, based on the theme ‘Strange and Fantastic’.

Students worked hard showing determination and concentration throughout the examination.

Students have been working on their coursework exploring the theme of ‘Strange and Fantastic’. They have studied the work of photographers and artists to use as inspiration for their own personal photographic work.

Success at County Badminton Tournament!

Fantastic effort from our Year 10 and 11 girls yesterday – representing South Warwickshire in the County Badminton tournament in Coventry. The girls came away with a Silver medal, after remaining unbeaten until the final. The girls showed resilience, sportsmanship and determination all day.

Channel 4 at Studley

Earlier this week, a Camera Producer from Channel 4 came to talk to our pupils about career opportunities in this sector.

Pupils listened to a presentation about creative skills set and career pathways and the sector itself, covering freelance contract work (which is very common), the hours, which can be long and irregular and the work being mainly office-based. Pupils learned that there is the opportunity to visit studios or locations for meetings, however.

Location work can be anywhere in the UK or overseas, meaning travel potentially long periods away from home. Pupils also learned that there are apprenticeship routes in this pathway, as well and University degrees.

Year 9 and 10 took ownership to decide if they wished to attend and it was one of our most popular employer talks yet – a full house!

It was useful to know the types of pathways you can go into in the creative media and hear about what it actually is like to work in the industry.

Hannah Gallimore

This forms part of our schools careers education programme and we look forward to welcoming further employers to inspire out pupils form different sectors.

Miss Sienna, Careers Guidance Adviser

 

Trip to York

On Saturday 20th January, our first History Hunt took place.

A group of Year 11 pupils travelled to York with Mr Hobbis and Mrs Williams. The day with pupils heading back in time and down deep beneath the ground as they entered the York Nuclear Bunker.

York Bunker is one of the best surviving nuclear bunkers in England – a time capsule of the 1960s through to the 1990s – and allowed students to gain an understanding of the nuclear arms race.

After a short video introduction, pupils explored the bunker looking at how the voluntary members would have lived and worked. The bunker would have been open for just four minutes for the volunteers to race to the bunker before a potential strike! Pupils entered the control room, where explosion monitoring took place, to help rescue and recovery efforts once ‘fall out’ had finished.

Pupils then visited the National Railway Museum, stepping aboard a First World War ambulance train. Ambulance trains carried millions of sick and injured soldiers to safety throughout the 1914-1918 conflict. Pupils heard the often untold story, by moving through the carriage and exploring a ward, a pharmacy and a nurses’ mess room.

They also saw Tim Peake’s space capsule which saw the safe return of the astronaut from his recent space mission!

Royal carriages, Japanese bullet trains and even a walk of the Eurostar before heading to York Centre for a walking tour, exploring the Minister and even the Shambles which supposedly inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley.

The final stop was York Castle, with breathtaking views across York.

A truly fantastic day. Pupils were a credit to the school.

Mr J Hobbis