Studley Gymnastics update

This Saturday, Ella Garrat and Mia Browning came 4th in the paris routine at the West Midlands schools sports acro and tumbling competition.

Head Coach, told us:

“The standard was very high and also they were against professionally trained sports acro gymnasts so they did very well. The Studley gymnasts did the school very proud.”

Ella and her partner from another local school – Reuben Bishop,  came 2nd in the disability pairs section and are now off to Nationals in May.

Ella also entered the Tumbling Competition and came 7th. She performed 3 very clean tumble passes.

 

Basketball at The Arena

The PE department took 42 pupils from all year groups, to the British Basketball Cup Finals at The Arena in Birmingham on Sunday 27th January.

Pupils watched a fantastic Women’s Basketball Final – which saw the Sheffield Hatters snatch victory with 0.9 seconds left on the clock. This was followed by the Slam Dunk competition and finished with the London Lion’s dominating the Glasgow Rocks in the Men’s Cup Final to be crowned champions.

Those who attended will have further developed their passion for both men and women’s basketball and be tempted to attend the after school club for all years (Thursdays after school.)

Please see a member of the PE department for more information.

Click below for a snippet of the incredible atmosphere in the Arena!

Studley High @TheArena Basketball Jan19

Personal Development Day

Last Thursday was PD day at Studley High School.

  • Year 7 spent the day learning about healthy lifestyles. This included looking at diet, hygiene, drugs and sessions of physical exercise in the sports hall.
  •  Year 8 were supported by Brook who helped deliver the relationships topic.
  • Year 9 spent the day on “Dutsley Island” completing challenges and learning to work and learn together. This ranged from erecting flagpoles, performing dance routines, designing T-Shirts and even building shelters.
  • Year 10 spent the day learning about justice and the law. This included meeting and speaking to prison officers and prisoners from HMP Hewel.
  • Year 11 had a packed day with mock interviews by various local employers and colleges. NCS came in to support with revision skills, the Police presented on the dangers of drink and drugs when driving. We also had the charity ‘Life’ come in to help teach about abortion and parenthood.

Sam Lynn to Gambia

Sam Lynn in Year 9, has organised an incredible trip to Gambia, in West Africa, at half term.

He came up with a plan to visit a school there to support children who are less fortunate and have limited opportunities, to try and make a little impact on their lives. He is asking for any donations from pupils, parents, staff or local community in the form of pens, pencils and stationery.

This could include:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Erasers
  • Rulers
  • Safety scissors
  • Pads, note pads, paper
  • Marker pens
  • Highlighters

You can leave any donations of the above with Mrs Grubb in reception.

Good luck Sam!

 

Pheasant Learning in Food Tech

This week, our Catering Manager, Mr Prince came support to an extra curricular Food Masterclass to show Year 11 pupils how to bone and fillet a pheasant.
Pupils removed the legs, learning where to split them into a thigh and drumstick and breasts as well as learning to find the scallop on the base of the pheasant (which is a delicacy!)
Mr Prince showed pupils how to season the breast with salt, pepper and herbs and pan fry in butter. The feedback was, ‘very tasty’!
Over the next two weeks, our Year 10 groups will be boning pheasant and making a selection of dishes. Next week, we have a visiting butcher from a local butcher shop supporting the Year 10 pupils. Watch this space for images of the dishes produced!

Year 10 to the RSC

Last week, Mr Rushton, Mr Hobbis, Mrs Evans and Mrs Dudley accompanied 50 Year 10 pupils to the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stratford to watch a live production of ‘A Christmas Carol’.

This was an important chance for pupils to see a live performance of a set text they are studying as part of their English Literature course.
Taking on the role of miser Ebenezer Scrooge, for the first time, was the actor Aden Gillett.

Returning to play Scrooge’s long suffering clerk, Bob Cratchit, was the actor Gerard Carey. He received the biggest laugh of the night after finally giving vent to his pent-up feelings on Scrooge’s mean spiritedness when he thinks he’s been sacked – only to return when he belatedly realises his employer is actually giving him a raise.

Charles Dickens made an appearance, which gave the students some insight into the social and historical context.

Afterwards, Year 10 pupil Ella Hawkesford commented: “It was a great production, with an original twist. I particularly liked the innovative staging and brilliant performances.”

James runs to success

Huge congratulations to James Mucklow, finishing 3rd in the Warwickshire County cross country this week, representing Studley High School.

He now goes on to the National Championships

James started Cross Country, after being entered for his first competition by us, in November 2018.

Since then he’s grown from strength to strength and now trains 3 times a week with the Stratford Triathalon Club. James is also a keen swimmer and the two skills means he often competes in Aquathons (his next one is in Feb).

The National Championships are in March and James will compete against Y10-Y13s from across many counties. We wish him the best of luck!

 

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.