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posted by Lucy Forster April 5, 2019 0 comments

On Monday evening the Year 13 Gold Arts Award cohort delivered a fashion show and photography event to showcase their work. The students with technical support from alumnus, Joe, transformed the venue from a school hall into a runway and gallery.  Four of the cohort (Orla , Emma , Sophie  and Lucy ) chose to study fashion design for their Arts Award. Each student designed and created a collection of five outfits including; occasion wear, festival, up-cycled sustainable and urban fashion. Models from Years 9 -12 displayed the outfits on the catwalk and each designer took a lead role in presenting their work and discussing it with the audience.  Molly  studied photography and created a gallery style projection of her work which she then presented. The students explained each of their influences, themes and methods. They showed how their skills had developed into a portfolio of work during their Arts Award journey. The event culminated in a Q&A session where the cohort highlighted topical issues relating to fashion and photography and promoted the Gold Arts Award as a very worthwhile and enriching experience!


Tim STEPS in!

posted by Lucy Forster March 29, 2019 0 comments

Tim, a former FHS student, who is now in his first year at Oxford University, is supporting a group of five Year 12 mathematicians who hope to apply to Oxbridge next year. He is currently preparing them for the Mathematics Admission Test (MAT) for Oxford and the Sixth Term Examination Paper for Cambridge (STEP). When giving a brief review of his work with the students, Tim explained “Due to the in depth nature of STEP, going through questions means we stumble on lots of little gaps in understanding and points of clarification that wouldn’t come out in A Level questions.  Everything we do will no doubt reflect in their A Level work. They’ll be making fewer silly mistakes and will understand the content significantly better.” So whether they sit STEP, MAT or any of the other maths exams, they’ll all definitely come out as better mathematicians!  Thank you to Tim for his valuable support!


Year 7 Read for Good

posted by Lucy Forster March 21, 2019 0 comments

The end of last week saw our library full of Year 7 students celebrating both World Book Day and our sponsored Read for Good event.  Students came along and joined in with activities such as book quizzes, interactive story making, book-themed word searches, designing a National Book Token competition and much more.  The money raised through Read-a-thon sponsorship goes towards bringing the magic of books to children currently in hospital, so we would like to thank all those students who are still reading and their generous sponsors.  Along with these creative activities, a Big Book Swap took place with lots of satisfied exchanges.  Due to its success and appeal, the book swap will continue and any students who would like to join in should go and see our Librarian, Mrs Ambrose, for details.