December 2007 School NewsletterDocument Transcript
A SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE
Issue No. 2 December 2007
ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT
CELEBRATED AT EGGAR‛S
We were delighted to invite our The evening was a great success
2007 Leaver‛s back to Eggar‛s on with musical presentations, under
Thursday 15th November for the direction of Mr Farris, from
Presentation Evening. the Eggar‛s Big Band, and the
Our past Year 11 students former Tutors of the pupils
achieved many successes in their introducing them as they stepped
exams this year, which reflect forward to receive their awards.
the strong work ethic of our It was wonderful to see these
students and also the high quality young adults so full of confidence
teaching they receive. and hear of their chosen further
Therefore, it was a memorable educational paths and ambitions
ev e ning wh e n th ey we re for their future careers.
presented with their GCSE The evening closed with the Vote
certificates and prizes by guest of Thanks given by Hayley Ward,
speaker, Louise Brierley, Area Head Girl and Richard Hibbert,
Director, Education and Head Boy.
Year 7 have been seen around the Keep working hard and trying your best
school recently covered in cuts, bruises, to achieve even more next term!
lumps and gashes…not through any The charity reps
fault of their own! Through an inspired have been working
session of Citizenship lessons, which hard this half term
you can read about later in this e s p e c i a l l y i n
Newsletter, Year 7 are learning some preparation for the
very important basic first aid skills, and Senior Citizen’s
from what I can see are doing a great Christmas Party.
job! Well done and thank you to Miss At the time of
Sandeman! writing each Tutor
Miss McCready has been letting group is entering a table decorating
everyone know how successful the Year competition, and I have to say, Miss
7 Netball team have been since the Masterman’s Tutor group have an idea
beginning of the year. Apparently, they which I think will be tough to beat!
are still unbeaten in all of their fixtures As well as this excellent event, Year 7
so far, which is an outstanding are now starting to plan ways to raise
achievement. Congratulations to all of money for our chosen charity, the
the regular players in the team and lets Kware Project. The poverty in this area
keep winning! of Nairobi, Kenya is a massive problem,
Interform sports have kept and the aim of the charity is to provide
all of the form Tutors busy healthcare and education for the people
at Tuesday lunch times this of Kware, which has been ongoing for a
term, with a very close number of years with a new school and
UniHoc competition looking hospital already built. We are
to end soon. As the results stand at the continuing the fund raising in a number
moment, any one of the six Tutor of ways, from sponsored silences to
Groups could win – it is excellent to see magazine making!
such a closely fought event, so make Year 7 have settled in brilliantly to life at
sure you continue to support your Eggar’s, going from strength to strength
groups every match! in all aspects of school life. The
The rewards for Year 7 this progress being made is outstanding and
half term are outstanding, I am looking forward to hearing
with over 10,000 merits continued praise from many subject
being collected – I am sure teachers throughout the school after
this is the highest number Christmas.
ever, which probably Well done on all of your achievements
explains why we have handed out over so far Year 7!
200 merit certificates and 150 subject Mr J Wordsworth
certificates! Year 7, Year Leader
School Calendar 2008 Dates for your diary
January 3 INSET DAY
4 INSET DAY
7 School term begins
SPRING TERM Y11 receive their GCSE Mock results
10 Y9 GCSE and KS4 Information evening from 18:30 in the hall
1417 Y11 Alton College Interviews
17 Y9 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
20 Y11 GCSE Geography Disneyland, Paris Trip cancelled
24 Y8 Xhalf to Natural History Museum
25 Y8 Yhalf to Natural History Museum
February 1 Y9 Trip to National Portrait Gallery
4 Y8 Exam week
Y11 GCSE final Music performances in the hall
5 Y11 GCSE final Music performances in the hall
6 Y11 Reports to parents
7 Intermediate Maths Challenge in the hall
Y7/8 Valentines Disco from 19:0021:00 in the hall
11 INSET DAY
12 Y11 pupils with incomplete coursework to attend after school sessions all
14 Y11 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
15 Ski Trip departs for Austria
18 22 HALF TERM
25 Return to school following halfterm
March 5 Alton College Open Evening from 18:30
10 Y9 KS3 Mock SATs week
11 Date changed from 19.03.07 for Science Lecture Enigma – from 19:00 in the
19 Farnham College Y11 Opening Evening 18:0021:00
20 Academic Review Day 1:1 reviews with pupils, tutors and parents
Bank Holiday 21 Good Friday school closed
Bank Holiday 24 Good Monday school closed
25 Y7 Exam week
26 Y8 Reports to parents
27 Rehearsals all day for Spring Concert
Spring Concert from 19:00 in the hall
29 Selected Music students attending rehearsals at Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke
30 Selected Music students performing at the Anvil Theatre, Basingstoke
31 Y11 Drama exams this week
April 2 Y11 Music Showcase
3 Y8 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
7 18 Easter Holiday
SUMMER TERM 21 INSET DAY
21 Y10 GCSE Geography trip to Calshot departs
23 Y10 GCSE Geography trip returns from Calshot
28 Y10 Exam week
29 Y7 Xhalf Geography/Art trip to Kew Gardens
30 Y7 Yhalf Geography/Art trip to Kew Gardens
Farnham College Y10 Opening Evening 18:0021:00
May 1 Junior Maths Challenge
Bank Holiday 5 School closed
6 Y9 KS3 SATs begin
12 Y10 Work experience begins
14 GCSEs begin in the Hall with Richard Robinson lectures for:
Ys 7/8 – Sense and sensibility
Y10 – Why the one you fancy never fancies you?
Community Lecture from 19:00 – Why toast always lands butter side down?
20 Y5 Wootey Primary pupils visit for the day
21 Y5 Andrews Endowed primary pupils visit for the day
Y7 reports to parents
22 Y5 Bentley primary pupils visit for the day
26 30 HALFTERM
June 2 Return to school
5 Y7 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
6 Y10 Drama exams
9 Y9 Field studies all week
Y10 L&T visit to Guildford Spectrum and Y10 H&SC visit to Treloars College this
10 Y7 Art experience
11 Y7 Art experience
16 Y9 Field Studies
Y9 Non core exam week
18 Y10 Reports to parents
19 Y6 Induction Evening
20 Y10 Drama exams
21 Eggar’s School Fete
24 Y35 Open morning from 09:15 12:00
25 Y35 Open morning from 09:15 12:00
Farnham College Y11 Induction Day
26 Y10 Parents Evening from 16:00 in the hall
27 Evening with the Big Band
30 Y10 Modular Science exams
July 1 Y10 Repeat Modular Science exams
2 Sports Day
3 Y11 Leaver’s Dinner at The Grange
4 Y6 Induction Day
8 Y7 Xhalf Geography/History trip to Winchester
9 Y7 Yhalf Geography/History trip to Winchester
10 Awards Evening from 18:30 in the hall
11 Y9 History trip to Belgium
Reserve Sports Day
16 Music Challenge in the hall 19:00
22 Y9 Reports to parents
23 Last Day of Term
For regular updates please visit www.eggars.net/calendar
Two years ago a number of pu Feedback from previous projects
pils from Eggar’s and Amery Hill suggests that the pupils find it to be
School participated in a unique an amazing experience which builds
concert called ‘Points of self confidence, opens new horizons
Departure’ at the Anvil Theatre and affords them unique
in Basingstoke. In the fourth and final opportunities to work with some of the
year of the Sarum Orchestra’s residency best musicians in the land.
at Amery Hill School a new project has This is a joint concert involving pupils
been set up to provide an exciting and from both secondary schools in Alton
inspirational musical experience for our and is an exciting yet very expensive
pupils, which will stay with them for the project.
rest of their lives. With this in mind the A major fundraising event for the ‘Out
‘Out of the Oasis’ of the Oasis’ project is a spectacular
project was born. ‘Auction of Promises’ to be held at
During workshops, Amery Hill School on
130 secondary Friday 1st February 2008.
school children will Tables for the evening can be booked
be taught how to for groups (up to 10) and tickets are
respond instinctively available directly from the school
to the music they priced at £10.00 each. Your ticket will
are hearing and learning, through the include a delicious hot supper. Wine
art of improvisation. They will learn the and soft drinks will be available for
5 movement piece ‘Just Deserts’ which you to buy from our bar and
has been written, for them to play, by musicians will be present to serenade
the renowned Jazz Saxophonist and you at various points during the
composer John Surman. The ‘John evening.
Surman Trio’ and the Sarum Orchestra
will join the pupils to perform their
piece at the Anvil Concert Hall in
Basingstoke on Sunday 30th March, in
what will be an unforgettable experi
ence for performers and audience alike.
300 primary school children will learn
the oratorio ‘Songs of the Forest’ If you feel you could donate a
written by Howard Moody and inspired promise, no matter how small, please
b y o u r w o o dl an d e n vir o n m ent . contact Karen Magill or send her an
Inspirational professional musicians will email:
conduct workshops in all of our local
primary schools. They will compose firstname.lastname@example.org.
their own music and perform it within If you need ideas – she has a list
the community as well as performing at of suggestions!
the Anvil in March. They will also sing Mr M Farris
in two movements of ‘Just Deserts.’ Music Curriculum Leader
Autumn term is now at an end and so are the In November an intrepid
mock examinations for Year 11. I expect we group of Year 11 students took
are all waiting with bated breath for the part in an activity trip to the Brecon
results in January. Especially as this year Beacons in South Wales.
Our accommodation was an isolated Welsh
for the first time, students will be given cottage on a self‐catering basis, so the
their results in a brown envelope, very much students had to cook and clean for
like the actual results in August. It has themselves during the trip—so no pizza
proved to be a successful venture with take‐away that weekend!
A few of our tasks included negotiating a
other comprehensive schools and I know very deep river valley that eventually led to
that it has raised expectations with the a position from which to ascend the highest
majority of Year 11, so I feel it will be a mountain in the region, Pen y Fan; posting
each other through a tiny gap called,
worthwhile experience for all.
appropriately enough, 'The Letterbox' in a
We also had a Revision Seminar this term deep an extensive cave system; and also
with Learning Performance which has proven managed to go underground at the 'Big Pit',
to be beneficial to our students in the past. and old coal mine.
It was a very packed weekend indeed and
Some very valuable tips were discussed and the adventurers are to be congratulated for
put into practice but the most important the mutual support which led to the success
idea of all was to be organised. However, that they all achieved at every activity that
this and the knowledge that pupils gained we tackled.
from the session must not be forgotten as
they will be valuable in the approach to the
GCSE examinations in May and June. It
seems a distant prospect at the moment but
considering how quickly the Autumn term
has passed I expect the Summer term will
be here before we know it!
I wish everyone a very Merry Xmas and
Happy New Year and here's to a successful,
if busy, 2008.
Miss N Curtis
Year 11, Year Leader
Miss J Sandeman
Merit Success! Football Glory
Congratulations go to 8OW for the Tom MarkhamSole (8AL) was
highest merit total this half term with selected for the Aldershot &
1,905 merits. Overall, Year 8 gained District football squad. He is now
9,507 merits for the half term. Well part of a 16 man squad selected
done to you all! It has been well from 50 players. This is quite an achievement
deserved. Further congratulations go as the selection process is highly competitive
to 8OW for having the highest attendance and the standard is high. Congratulations
figure for the second consecutive half term. Tom!
Well done! Connor Rimmell and Tom Kingshott (both
Interview with Miss Lewis from 8JH) will be off to Holland next year, to
Miss Lewis joined Year 8 team in September take part in a football tournament involving 90
this year. Francesca Godenzi, Alice Hiller and teams from the UK, Holland, Germany and
Fleur Walker interviewed Miss Lewis to see how France!!! They both play for Farnham United.
she has settled in. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
Q: How did you find out about the job at Netball News
Eggar’s? Tutor group 8AL organised a charity
A: I stayed at the hotel over the road, and read netball game of girls versus boys. The
the job advert and applied. game was to raise money for Naomi
Q: Where did you work before? House. Miss Lewis played for the
A: I worked in Basingstoke. girls, whilst boys were joined by Mr
Q: How do you like Eggar’s compared to your ColburnJackson and Mr Wheeler. It was a
old school? highly competitive game. Some of the boys
A: Eggar’s is a lot smaller and friendlier, so you struggled a little with the rules. The girls
get to know more people. eventually won 42. Well done to the girls!
Q: How have you found the school? Maths
A: I have found it very friendly, but I still don’t Amy Thornley and Naomi Hide
know my way to Technology! (both of 8CG) attend a ‘Better
Q: How is the new room? Maths’ club every Thursday at
A: It’s nice to be in my classroom, it was a little Alton Community Centre from 4.306pm.
tricky in the library. Naomi said that the club has helped her Maths
Q: Did you always plan on being an English skills. If you would like further details, please
teacher? speak to Naomi.
A: No. I wanted to be a lorry driver, and then a ‘Ups and Downs!’
lawyer. But I cannot imagine my life without Nathaniel Ward (8JH) recently
teaching! achieved third place in a
Q: What do you like about teaching English? r e c e n t t r a m p o l i n i n g
A: It’s very rewarding to see people do well competition on the Isle of Wight. Well done
and try. Nathaniel!
Q: What don’t you like about teaching English?
A: There is a lot of marking. But it means that
students are writing a lot, which is great. Have a safe and happy Christmas and
Q: What do you think makes a good teacher? a wonderful New Year! I look
A: I do not give up on anyone. f orward t o sh aring th e new
Q: And finally, what else do you enjoy doing challenges and opportunities of 2008
apart from being an English teacher? with you.
A: I like to play netball. I like to read, Mr A Wheeler,
especially murder mystery stories and I enjoy
thriller films. Year 8, Year Leader
On Tuesday 11th December the school was Following an excellent lunch
filled with festive excitement in prepared by Mrs Varney
preparation for the annual Senior Citizen and her catering assistants,
Christmas Party. the guests were
The Tutor Charity Representatives did a entertained by our Year 11
fantastic job of each decorating a table Prefect s and their
for our guests, which ranged from the rendition of the ‘12 Days of Christmas‛,
traditional to jungle themed and one even the Year 8 singers and also the GCSE
had a santa‛s grotto at the end of the Dance Group.
table, and we mustn‛t forget the chocolate
fountain and marshmallows!
With over 100 guests arriving for a
traditional Christmas lunch at 1:00pm
there was much to do and thanks must go By mid-afternoon the Big Band sprang
into action lead by Music Curriculum
Leader, Mr Farris and was followed by a
dance performance by Poppy Allen (10DS)
and Lauren Eade (8AG).
to Mrs Smith for co-ordinating this event,
along with our Teaching Assistants, PSA,
Mr Farris and Mr Smith from the Music
Department and our Caretakers Dal Pun
and Stuart Campbell for ensuring
everything went smoothly.
After a short break for Tea
and Mince Pies, Music Teacher,
Mr Smith, continued the party
with plenty of audience
participation and some ‘rocking
‘n‛ rolling around the Christmas tree.‛
The finalé was a raffle of excellent prizes
donated by Waterstone‛s of Alton, the
Candle Barn of Oakhanger and Eggar‛s
Office Support Staff and Teaching
At the end of a wonderful festive
afternoon many of our guests were
returned home by the kind generosity of
Thank you to the pupils, parents,
PSA and staff in supporting this
We recently had a very interesting letter The old school song, ‘With Eggar’s make
from an ex-Eggar‛s pupil, who now at the age the valley ring, from Farringdon to Froyle,
of 86, lives in Washington, USA and gives a for Green and gold our watchword bold, to
fascinating view of life many years ago. Eggar’s we’re loyal’, was introduced by my
father – also the Boy Scout troop, the scout
I suspect this letter has caused you to master was Frank Wood, a friend of Baden
wonder! Recently my Niece and her Powell (founder of BSA) who started the
husband, Ann and Roger, visited Alton, Girl Guides, visited Eggar’s.
and sent me the local newspaper, which I was interested to see some names I
incidentally used to be the Hampshire recognised, eg Bowtell at East Tisted, in
Herald. my day Primrose Bowtell, who had long
My father, Charles W Wheatley was fair hair, and her Cousin David were pupils
Headmaster at Eggar’s from 1929 until he in the ‘30s as was a Kemp, Alan Stoodley
retired in about 1959 – I went to school at (Jeweller) Fenton (garage) was red‐headed!
Eggar’s until I was 13, when both my Kenidge, Pitt, Rapkins, Rolfe (butcher).
sister and I were sent to Boarding School I was married from St Lawrence Church,
– being the ‘Heads kids’, was not too where Dad held Founder’s Day services.
envious a position. My brother, Avery The three ‘houses’ were White’s (green)
Wheatley, was born in the Headmaster’s after Gilbert White, Naturalist from
house, part of the original building. I was Selbourne, Curtis of Crown Hill, opposite
married from there in 1943, had all three of the museum and Bickenton , biologist, Red.
my sons from there, and later emigrated In my day the playing field was huge and
to Canada in 1952. across the road from the school, and an old
My Brother, Avery Wheatley, who lives army hut held a music room, carpentry
near Portland, was a chorister at shop, first grade classroom and boy’s
Winchester Cathedral, and was in the changing room. There were tennis courts
Navy for a while and then worked for the at the back of the school, with grounds
Civil Service, finally for the 2nd Sea Lord. running down to the railroad.
It was interesting to see the school I am now 86(!!) and still have memories –
blazers, and that there is still a school – it my father loved the school, as did we all,
was mooted to be pulled down, but I and and I am glad it prospers still.
others wrote to the Prime Minister asking
for its preservation, being still a school is Mrs Helen M Spencer
most gratifying. I wonder, are the two Washington, USA
Yew trees in the house garden still in
existence? They are very old and on the
original plots, (available in the Curtis Thank you to Miss Sandeman for kindly
Museum) are depicted in the drawings – taking the time to collate pictures of the old
they were protected by Elizabeth I, as school site and sending these to Mrs Spencer
their wood was used for long bows!! in response to her letter.
A cold and damp night on Wednesday
5 December was warmed up by our
pupils involved in the Advent Carol
Concert in Holybourne Church.
This term has been a very busy term. After a rousing and uplifting opening
Year 9 have been involved in many by the school’s brass ensemble
activities including intersport and performing ‘Trumpet Voluntary’ parents
musical concerts. settled down to an hour of music and
There have, at times, this term been a festive readings. The choirs sang
few lessons where the focus has been wonderfully under the new direction of
a little off track. Therefore, as this is Mr Smith and notable solos came from
such an important year it is vital that Eleanor Boardman and Kati
when Year 9 return after Christmas they
Whitehead both of 10HR
are ready for 100% focus in all lessons.
Congratulations to all of the pupils
During next term not
involved to help make this such a
only will Year 9 be
wonderful start to the
revising and planning
for their SATs but they
will also need to start
Mr M Farris
thinking about their
Music Curriculum Leader
option choices for their GCSE’s. The
GCSE and KS4 Information Evening will
be held on Thursday 10th January in
the school hall. Over the next two
academic terms we will be hoping to
improve on some of the pupils
attendance, as there is a strong
correlation between attendance and The Lovely Liquid Nitrogen
results. show was a great success. The Year
As most of you will be aware I am going 8 and Primary pupils were amazed by the
on maternity leave at the beginning of cool demonstrations by Margaret
January. In my absence your child’s
Clayton, which not only taught pupils
Tutor will be available for any queries about solids, liquids and gases but much,
you may have and, I am delighted to
much more. The evening community
say that Mr Foley will be taking over
lecture was full to capacity with pupils,
the role as Year 9, Year Leader.
parents and friends attending.
I wish everyone a wonderful Christmas
Margaret commented “You are doing
break and look forward to seeing you all
some wonderful work with your Primary
in the New Year.
schools, much more than any school we
have visited and your pupils have a great
attitude towards learning”.
Mrs L Ashover
Thank you to all those that supported this
Year 9, Year Leader
event. Mr H Rabani
The Year 10 have continued to make an The competition to get through is
impression during this second half term. tough and all members have to pass a
I continually monitor pupils in lessons rigorous audition and give a lot of
and have been delighted with the work
ethic, motivation and enthusiasm for time for rehearsals and
their GCSE subjects. Can I ask that both performances.
pupils and parents look in the Year 10
hand book to check on course work
The two tale nte d girls a re
deadlines. I will be focusing on the performing in the Royal Albert Hall
monitor ing of cou r sework after with Farnham Youth Choir and,
Christmas and it is really important that
all pupils are up to date. playing alongside them will be the
I was delighted to see, at the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. This
Presentation Evening for our ex-Year
exciting event is being conducted by
11s, the number of Year 10 pupils that
were performing in the Big Band. It John Rutter – such is the popularity
takes a lot of time and dedication to be of this concert, all the tickets have
a part of this wonderful band and I am
always in awe of their talent - well done! now sold out!
The recent visit to France by our MFL Oli Jenner played for Eggar‛s Year
students to the Lille Christmas market 10 and 11 rugby team against a
was apparently fantastic, and I hope
that all parents now have some Basingstoke school. This was straight
wonderful Christmas presents as a after he had endured his Year 10
injections! But despite this, the
Merry Christmas to you all and keep up
the good work. team won 41-0 and Oli got a try!
Well done all of the rugby team!
Mr R Eost
Year 10, Year Leader Another nice, caring story is that
Bryony Jones found two domestic
rats dumped at the side of a
motorway in a cage.
Bryony took in the
My Talented Tutor Group two rats and named
Tutor Group 10AV not only have t h e m Jimmy and
excellent sports people but have two Bobby. They are
very talented singers; these being both enjoying their new life and
Emily Hodkin and Emily Pearce who are thriving!
both members of the Farnham Youth That‛s all from 10AV for now but if
Choir. Farnham Youth Choir have been you are in our Tutor group and have
to China to compete in the World any other successes please come and
Choir Olympics, winning England two tell me!
silver medals for their efforts! By Catie Davis 10AV
There is also a big wheel set up in Grand'Place
Years 10 and 11 celebrate (Place du General de Gaulle).
Following a very early start to our Christmas
shopping….at 4:45am and a very ‘choppy’
ferry crossing, we eventually made our way to
Europe's City of Culture.
Students on the visit were able to savour
roasted chestnuts as they experienced
France's finest Christmas markets and stocked
up on traditional handcrafted Christmas tree
decorations, local products and original gifts,
and festive spiced delicacies that make
Christmas in Europe so magical.
Lille, France is at the crossroads of Europe,
offering a wealth of attractions including fine
museums, historic buildings and welcoming
cafes and restaurants.
The Christmas Market that we visited is
situated in Place Rihour, where each day
between late November and late December,
there are usually about 80 different stalls.
After a long but very enjoyable trip it was
time to take another ‘choppy’ ferry back
home. Thank you to all those that assisted
with this trip and I hope you all enjoy your
French festive treats.
Mrs M Rushmere
On Wednesday 17th October, 34 of our Year 9 We arrived back at Monks Bay in time for another
Geography students, Mr McKell (School game of football and sliding down the hill at East
Governor), Mrs Mathieson (TA) and myself set off Dene and then had a well deserved dinner.
for the Isle of Wight. We arrived at Portsmouth in After dinner, Karen recapped our day and the
blazing sunshine and had high hopes for a glori children contributed what they had learned and
ous few days. We were not to be disappointed. I was so impressed with them all. They really
The sun shone down on us over all three days! made an effort and considering what a tiring
This is surprising as usually you only have to day they had had, they really did the school
mention the word “field trip” and the heavens credit!
However, the trip wasn’t without incident! On
the way there negotiating our way to the field
centre proved quite tricky, as the coach had to
go down a very windy, narrow road only to find
a car parked on the kerb blocking our way. So
after a quick phone call to the East Dene Field
Centre, we realised the only way through was
to remove the car, and luckily our driver found
the owner in the Bonchurch Inn supping a pint.
He kindly moved the car and we arrived at the
Centre five minutes later.
We settled in and then went on a walk around
the site and local vicinity. That evening was the
Night Challenge which proved hilarious fun as
the students split into groups and had the task
of negotiating around Bonchurch, collecting
answers to questions as they went. There was Resting after the steep climb to
also a spooky churchyard to go through as well the top of Castle Cove!
as a dark wood!
On Thursday morning after a hearty breakfast
we set off for Freshwater Bay, fully loaded up Mind you, the trip wasn’t over yet! That evening
with field equipment. was Karaoke night and yes, Mr McKell, Mrs
Our Instructors, Karen and Ellie, explained what Mathieson and myself were called upon to round
to do and then the Geographers were off, up the evening with a rendition of “We are the
taking beach profiles, using clinometers, beach Champions!”
pebble analysis, longshore drift analysis, wave Friday morning was survival and we went into the
counts, wind speed measuring and field woods on the site and the children spent a
sketching. morning building shelters, fires, toasting
Following our lunch marshmallows and learning how to bake bread!
at the Botanical Finally, the coach arrived and we departed East
Gardens we Dene and journeyed back to Eggar's School.
walked down to I would like to say a big thankyou to Mr McKell
Steephill Cove and and Mrs Mathieson for all their help and
continued with our involvement over the three days as well as a
coastal work. From huge thankyou to our coach driver, Mick, who
here we walked came to our rescue at the last minute.
back to Monks Bay, The children were a real credit to the school and
via Castle Cove, themselves. The staff at East Dene commented
Ventnor Bay and on how well they participated, how confidently
Wheelers Bay, not they spoke and how motivated they were the
ing all the different whole time. It was a pleasure to take them and I
types of coastal hope they all enjoyed the visit as much as me.
defences along the
way. My favourite Mrs A Sutehall
was the Tetrapods! Geography Curriculum Leader
They look like something out of a Dr Who story!
Congratulations to all in Year 7 for
more than just another the enthusiasm with which they
have approached their new SAS
Geography lesson... C o u r s e ( S o c i a l A w a r e n e s s
Detention with Miss Whiting? Why Skills). This term has seen classes
else would a group of pupils be sat in emailing pupils in Polish schools
G2 after school on a Friday I hear you to find out about teenage life in
ask? Well, since half-term a group of another European country, pupils
working towards their Red Cross
pupils have chosen to do just that
award by lying seemingly bleeding
because Club Mundo has arrived at
and unconscious in the Science
Translating literally into ‘Club World‛ it
is a club run by students for students
with a little help from Miss Whiting.
We cover a wide variety of topics that
interest YOU in a fun and original way.
Some sessions are run by Miss
Whiting; for instance we have debated
news items and designed our own henna
tattoos; and some sessions are run by
pupils, for instance Peter Harvey corridor to simulate an accident!
Classes examining the different
(8JH) wowed us with his presentation
forms of government across the
about his holiday to Dubai and Bill
world and comparing them with
Baker (7NS) has fascinated us with a this country, Tutor groups working
talk about Ancient Egypt. with the respect resources and
So, if you are interested in taking your learning about self esteem, and
Geography further or you would just classes looking at physical
like to fuel you enthusiasm for all wellbeing and how we can look
things global, come and join us every
It has certainly been a busy time
Friday after school in G2. for us all!
All years are welcome.
Miss H Whiting Miss J Sandeman
Geography Department Citizenship & PSHE Teacher
In the summer term the Science Department Our decision was made, the highly placed
launched the inaugural Wildlife Photography awards of 1GB pen drives went to:
competition and the response put us into quite Shannon Andrews (8CG), Jasmine Weston
a quandary. We had 642 images entered, far (8OW), Lucy Hart (8PJ), Abi Boyce (9REo),
more than we had ever dreamt of and these Georgi Boyce (9KM), Ellie Sorsby (9RCo),
covered a wide range of wonderful subjects. Hannah Martin (9SWa), Matt Cushing (11SL),
It took the Science Department, with the help Scott Woodhouse (11SW) and Michael
of the Art Department, to carefully consider all Ashmore (11SKi).
the entries. The overall winner was an astonishing shot of
From sunlight streaming through clouds to a frog peering out from under a Lily leaf in a
pets, garden insects to birds on the wing, the pond. Hearty congratulations and a USB
range that was entered was breathtaking. Photoframe were presented to James
We eventually managed to select 15 images Headleand (9HR) for his wonderful picture.
as the crème de la crème, the best of the best. Thank you to everyone that took part.
These finalists were a selection from year
groups and taken with a wide range of
cameras from mobile phones to SLR Digitals. Kirstin McAulay
RUGBY NEWS BASKETBALL
Rugby continues to be I have been really
a popular and disappointed with the
successful sport at level of participation in
School. We can now basketball over the
boast outside coaches for Year 7 last half-term. After
& 9 and for Girls rugby. This is an the big strides we took last year I
excellent opportunity for pupils to was hoping to build on this and
get involved, no matter what your perhaps build winning seasons. This
level of ability. These sessions will will only happen if pupils are willing
be continuing after Christmas. to come to practices scheduled at
The U16 squad continued their lunchtimes and after-school. We
excellent run in the Hampshire will continue these sessions after
Cup competition. They Christmas, so let‛s see you there,
comprehensively defeated a so we can build on last year‛s
sp irite d Fo rt Hill School success. Even if you are new to
(Basingstoke) 41 – 0. The try basketball, you can learn and get
scorers are too numerous to involved!
mention but the whole squad have
been committed to training and
this is now starting to ‘bear fruit!‛
We look forward to a home tie
against either Henry Court School
(Fareham) or Priory School Once again, thank you to all
(Gosport). This is a semi-final tie members of staff who have given
against two Sports Colleges so up of their free time to enrich the
our home support lives of Eggar‛s students.
will be vital! Please Have a very happy Christmas and
come and support see you in the New Year!
the boys! Mr S Laycock
PE Curriculum Leader