Naval Cookery School - KS4
To support the work with Job Centre Plus that KS4 are accessing, Mrs Shuff’s class took part in a ‘Ready Steady Cook’ type activity on Monday 25th February with 4 members of the Catering and Hospitality Crew of the Naval ship HMS Queen Elizabeth II which is currently based in Portsmouth.
The pupils were split into 4 groups and given the choice of 3 recipes to cook during the morning.
Each group had to work as a team to decide which ingredients they would use and follow the recipe as independently as possible.
All groups chose to cook Chicken soup and either Chocolate chip cookies or Strawberry cheesecake.
A member of the naval crew that came to visit supported each group.
At the end of the cooking session, the pupils were given the opportunity to ask the naval crew some questions about how long they had been serving in the Navy to include how old they were when they signed up, what their job role was and how long they were intending to serve in the Navy.
It was an extremely enjoyable morning and a huge privilege for those who took part.
In KS3 we have been learning about the Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. He was an artist who painted abstract paintings using line, shapes and colours. We concentrated on his painting called ‘squares with concentric circles’. We used different techniques to make the concentric circle, for example we used paint, and we made a collage, and we used felt tips or coloured pencils and we used the program paint on the computer. In the hall some of this work is on display.
Hindleap Warren YR9 residential
On Wednesday 14th November until Friday 16th November a group of Year 9 pupils set off for Hindleap Warren, an outdoor and adventurous activity centre for a residential Trip. We took part in lots of activities including indoor canoeing and swimming, archery, orienteering, high ropes, wall climbing and the zip wire. These activities gave all the children a chance to challenge themselves personally and everyone appeared to have a great time .We stayed in dormitories and had to do a little housekeeping by making our own beds upon arrival. We all slept very well after spending lots of time outside and completing lots of physical activity.
On Friday 29th June, we held our annual Prom.
The theme was Gold, Silver and Bronze, reflecting on the Commonwealth Games and other sports competitions that are being held this year.
All pupils from KS4 and FE were invited for a fun filled evening of friends, music and food!
The pupils arrived in their best dresses and suits in a variety of vehicles as is traditional to proms.
We ate a 3 course meal and danced to live music from D – BEEZ. This was the final event for our Leavers and we wish them all well as they move on in their lives.
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Since September our KS4 pupils have been working towards their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh award by completing 4 sections, volunteering, physical, skills and expedition.
They have had to complete different challenges for each section:
Volunteering - organised Childen in Need day at Hollywater School for 2017
Skill - they learnt how to cook simple snacks independently and together with adult support cooked a christmas meal
Physical - pupils have completed extended walking tasks, to get fitter for their expedition
Expedition - pupils had to complete a 1 night away sleeping in tents expedition, that required 6 hours of walking and activities on both days.
Here is our local paper reporting on their achievements.
KS3 Wayfinding and Healthy Street Project
We were introduced to the Wayfinding and Healthy Street Project by Urban Place Lab, who were working with East Hampshire District Council and the Whitehill and Bordon Regeneration Company to be part of the Bordon-Whitehill Regeneration. Our classes went on a walk to identify dangers and non-dangers along the pathway to Chalet Hill. In groups we found dangers like trip hazards that we had to give suggestions for improvements. Back at school, we looked at a big map of Bordon altogether and marked it with green and red plastic pebbles. The green pebbles were for areas that had good safety measures. Red pebbles were used for places that needed improving.
Written by Cameron, Chris, Alfie
People from the Wayfinding project came back to visit us at Hollywater School for a workshop. They talked about Bordon and asked for our ideas to make the area a better town. We had lots of different hexagonal templates to choose from. We created lots of amazing artwork with a healthy outdoor theme to contribute to the project.
Written by Caleb, Michael, Zack
We walked from school to meet the Wayfinding project members to plant fruit trees for the community to enjoy. There were 5 fruit trees; pear, plum, apple, cherry and damson. A few of us wrote signs to label and represent Hollywater School’s contribution to planting the trees. We also saw them upgrading the path with a massive sticker that included our artwork along with other schools’ artwork. Furthermore on the journey to Saville Crescent we recognised more of our artwork on the lampposts and fences. They also shared the future plan of the area with us.
Written by George, William P, Ryan
A small group of KS3 and 4 pupils went on a fishing trip to Meon Springs organised by The Masonic Fishing Charity. The pupils were treated to this special day, due to their continued good behaviour and for consistently working hard in the year. We all caught at least 2 fish. We learnt how to hook a fish and bring it in. The fish were very strong. We also learnt how to catch it in the net. We had a BBQ for lunch. We all had an amazing day and got a medal at the end.
Miss De Carteret's class had the amazing opportunity of stone carving with Graeme from Heathlands Reunited Activities.
The students shocked themselves with what they were able to produce. The students were engaged throughout the 2-3 hours they were stone carving for. They were very pleased with their final product. The way in which Graeme modelled the activity made it clear and simple for our students to follow and this meant our students were able to 'pick up' the skill easily and achieve what they did. Needless to say they were extremely exhausted by the end but very proud and happy with their work. They also enjoyed learning about the heathland.
KS3 Visit Rural Life Centre Farnham
Just after half term the KS3 classes went for a history trip to the Rural Life Centre in Farnham. First Mr Dedman’s class and Miss De Carteret’s class went. They were welcomed by people wearing Victorian outfits. In the morning they did a workshop, after that they had time to look around the buildings and after lunch there was another workshop. They learned about farming in Victorian times and they learned about the Wheelwright.
In both workshops they learned a little bit about the tools they used and they could handle these tools.
The next day it was Mrs Appleton’s class and Mrs Sawford’s class turn to go. They did two different workshops. One was about housework before electricity and the other one about doing the washing before we had a washing machine. Both workshops were very practical and we were able to do a lot of work.
We even had some time to try out the playground!
Moneysense workshop - Natwest
In conjunction with Natwest, we held two Moneysense workshops, one called ‘How we use money’ and the other named ‘It’s party time’. Both workshops were delivered by Miss D with 3 volunteers who work in the finance industry.
KS2 and some of KS3 took part in ‘How we use money’ where they learnt that money can be either spent, saved or donated. They also discussed needs and wants by identify what are needs are to survive; food, water, shelter and clothes. We decided special events and toys were wants and that we can survive without them but the internet was a big debate. Is the internet a need or a want?
Some students in KS4 and KS3 took part in ‘It’s party time’. This was a very interesting session with students asking the experts many intriguing questions, e.g. ‘How old can you be to have a bank account?’. The students had to work in teams to budget for a birthday party. They had to decide who the party was for, how many guests would be attending and what it would cost to purchase items like birthday cakes, hiring a venue and providing food or favours for guests.