ASPIRE Launch

Last Wednesday, parents of our ASPIRE pupils came to school for the Parent Launch of our new ASPIRE programme for which 27 students in Year 7 & 8 have been specifically selected to join.

Extra-curricular activities already on offer at Studley were discussed, the opportunity for peripatetic music lessons, attendance, house points and negatives were also shared with parents/carers – driving conversations with their child about their performance so far this year

ASPIRE pupils then spent time with their parent/carer reviewing personalised targets suggested by their teachers and summarised 3 key targets they would like to work on. They completed their target card together and from Monday 21st January for a 2 week period, they will strive to reach all 3 targets. This will be monitored and reviewed by the pupil and their tutor/parent daily. The target will then be refreshed for another 2 weeks, with the final review being completed before the end of this half term.

The ASPIRE programme will continue to communicate with parents regularly throughout this academic year and support their child with their confidence, resilience and independence.

D of E Parent Meeting

On Wed 30th January at 6pm, we are holding a meeting for parents of all Bronze and Silver D of E pupils.

We only need half an hour of your time to discuss:

  • Programme structure and dates
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Skills
  • Equipment
  • Physical
  • Expedition information

Please come to the School Hall, contact Mr Dovey if you have any questions.

SHINE design for Neighbourhood Plan

Studley residents and Parish Councillors are currently working on the development of the Neighbourhood plan. This plan is designed to better shape the place local residents work, live and help influence the type, quality and location of the development, ensuring that change brings with it local benefit.

As part of SHINE at Studley High School, our students were invited to design the front and back cover for the Studley Neighbourhood Plan.

Below are two fantastic designs submitted by Jacob Tagg (Year 7) and Harriet Tracey (Year 8). The aim of the design was to depict Studley past, present and future, so this involved our students researching the history of Studley. Both students stand a chance at having their design selected and will be awarded gift vouchers if successful. Well done so far Jacob and Harriet!

Worcester Warrior

This week, our Y7 rugby team enjoyed their introduction to ‘tackling’, supported by Jamie Southwell from the Worcester Warriors.

Jamie is a Community Coach for the Warriors. He was coaching our Y7s on how to tackle, where only the ball carrier can be tackled by an opposing player. A tackle occurs when the ball carrier is held by one or more opponents and is brought to ground.

 

Studley High Rugby

Christmas Netball Tournament

This week, the PE department held a Christmas Netball Tournament.

There were 8 teams who entered from all year groups, with nearly 60 students taking part.

It was definitely a fantastic festive competition, enjoyed by all – especially the teacher team, comprising: Miss Dempster, Mr Howitt, Miss Blake, Mr Hobbis, Miss Baker, Miss Hinde, Miss Hughes, Mrs Barlow, Mrs Hulburd. Teachers won 5 matches and lost 1 to the amazing year 11 team!

Congratulations to the ‘Terrific Turkeys’ for winning the KS3 tournament and the unbeaten ‘Smiley Santas’ who came in first place in the KS4 competition.

Terrific Turkeys

Christmas Dinner Poster Competition

Last week, Mr Prince, Catering Manager at Studley High, launched the ‘Christmas Dinner Poster’ competition.

Open to all year groups, pupils were invited to design a poster to represent what Christmas means to them. The winner received a free Christmas dinner!

Mr Prince was inundated with fabulous entries, so 3 winners were chosen.

Congratulations to:

Isabella Ebbon  C2

Evan Fitzgerald-Harris A6

Elyssa-Alabama Hazelton A6

Well done everyone who entered!

Evan

Isabella

Elyssa

 

 

 

Year 7 win Maths contest

We’re delighted to report that Y7 won a Maths competition this week!

Y7Ma6 entered the ‘Sumdog Warwickshire Maths Contest’ and won the highest scores throughout the contest for this period, against other local schools.

Nathan Soden was the highest scoring student throughout the competition!

Sumdog Maths is designed to help children aged 5-14 practise and improve their maths skills using fun and engaging games that motivates them to learn.

For 7-13 December, 23 classes entered and Y7Ma6 came first. In total, 202 students answered 23,597 questions correctly across the competition.

Well done 7Ma6!

 

Lizzie – Swim Champ

We’ve just heard that Lizzie Kingham, in Year 11 has qualified for 2 events at Short Course Winter Nationals in the ‘OPEN’ age group and will be entering as probably the youngest in that category – turning 16 years on the day of her first race.

Lizzie has also recently:

  • Been selected for England Talent (Phase 2) once again – maintaining her place on the England Talent Pathway.
  • Has qualified for British Championships at Glasgow in April.
  • She will almost definitely qualify for British Championships in July too!

She’s been training so hard out of school and we wish her much luck in her forthcoming events!

Basketball win for Studley boys team

Our Y8 basketball team played very well in the South Warwickshire district basketball tournament this week. The team won 3 out of 4 games to finish winners of group B.

Congratulations to: Abas Kazmi, Billy Hensey, Kacper Wierzchowski, Luke Manning, Louie Manning and Leo Eccleston

Point scorers Abas Kazmi x3, Billy Hensey x4, Kacper Wierzchowski x6, Luke Manning x2

MVP: Kacper Wierzchowski

Studley High Christmas Concert – review

Last week, our pupils from gave a sell-out performance in the annual Studley High Christmas Concert.

The school hall was packed to the brim with parents, staff and friends.

The concert showcased all year groups from Year 7-11 and was open for any student to take part in which meant the whole of Studley came together to put on a show. This gave it a cheery happy atmosphere.

Milllie, Maya, Toyah

What a busy night, with over 200 people squeezing in to the busy and excited hall. Everyone backstage had fun, but tried to manage the noise. Everyone supported one and other it was a really happy and supportive community! Some quotes from family after the show were: ‘..now, I am in the Christmas spirit!’- Sarah Hazelton and ‘…everyone was very talented’ – Raymond Barnes. It was nice to know the audience enjoyed it!

Lydia & Elyssa

The first performances (the advanced choir) were great – ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ was amazing it was one of my favourite songs of the show. I also think that the Year 7’s did a great job with getting up in front of all those people it left me speechless, I would never had done something like that.

I also loved how the drama students joined in to show us the real meaning of Christmas and that it is about giving and not receiving.

To see something you have done come to life and for other people to enjoy makes you feel great.

Hope Carter

Over 85 people performed in the concert in the hall and the atmosphere was filled with excitement. The lights changed the mood of each song or performance piece. There were over 200 people watching the concert, we sold out!

Flynn Cummings-Major

Amongst the many performances this year, Year 9 performed a ‘Matilda’ piece, led by Tanish-Jade Morgan, Hollie Troth and Chavez Wellington.

There was a lovely solo from Jarrad Heath with ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ from ‘The Polar Express’. To close the first half, we had the orchestra with ‘Happy’, ‘Dancing Queen’ and Christmas Carols which the audience joined in with.

The second half was very energetic, opening with the REM group  and followed by Year 11 Mary and Lucy with ‘Baby It’s Cold Outside’. Following up from their phenomenal performance, was the performing arts group with ‘Matilda’ and Year 8 Drama group with ‘Having a Merry Christmas’. We then had two outstanding solo performances by Year 9 Millie Stanway and Year 11 Nathan Chapman. Finally, we had a drama performance by Year 7 and closed with the main choir singing ‘All I Want for Christmas.’

Emily Andrews & Erin Brown

What a lovely way for the Expressive Arts Department to finish this term; the Christmas Concert was an absolute success! It was fantastic to see all year groups supporting and being involved in this special event. The music was varied, showing a range of talented performers. The Year 7 and 8 drama and performing arts club leaped onto the stage with confidence. A special mention goes to the Year 11 performers this year as it was their very last Christmas Concert. Thank you for all of their efforts over the years; the Performing Arts team is very grateful.

Miss Hinde, Performance Director

I’d like to congratulate all 85 students who performed so well at our Christmas Concert. They have worked hard all term in every rehearsal they’ve attended which meant they were able to put on a great evening for all to enjoy. Many thanks also to all the families and staff who came along to support our students – it was great to have a sell-out audience.

Miss Bussey, Musical Director