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What’s Inside  Leavers’ Assembly and Ball  Trip to Berlin  The School Sports Colours  Trip to Winchester University  And more…………..


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Message from the Headteacher

Dear Parents and Carers, Welcome to our summer newsletter, I am sure you will enjoy reading all about the many activities that have been taking place. I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone and that the summer holidays will be upon us shortly. One of our highlights was being judged as GOOD across the board by OFSTED in February. Our challenge now is to continue to make progress and to continue to improve further. We are all committed to this and my thanks go to our staff for their hard work and dedication. In September we will be known as Aldworth School and we are currently ensuring that this is reflected around the school. We are also in the process of redeveloping the school website to make it more user friendly for you as well as providing other users with the opportunity to find out more about us. We are over-subscribed in Year 7 for September 2013 and will therefore have 200 students in Year 7; this is our maximum permitted number in any year group. Next year we are celebrating our 50 t h year anniversary and there is a message from one of our governors later in this newsletter. Plans are already underway to produce our new prospectus which will be ready for our next round of open evenings and mornings. There will be an electronic version available on our website from mid-September if you are interested in viewing it. We have been working closely with Hampshire County Council Property Services and are in the process of planning a £1.2M external re-cladding project of our largest building, the Dartmouth Block. This will begin in May 2014 and should be completed by Autumn 2014. Dartmouth will be completely transformed and we are refurbishing some of the internal areas as well. I will keep you informed of progress. Recently we held interviews for senior positions within our prefect system and have made the following appointments:-

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Head Girl: Lauren Wiltshire Head Boy: Paul Smith Deputy Head Girl: Daisy Catling-Allen Deputy Head Girl: Isabelle Kersley Deputy Head Girl: Ellen Martin Deputy Head Boy: Harrison Farthing Deputy Head Boy: Patrick Warren Assistant Deputy Head Girl: Megan Johnson Assistant Deputy Head Girl: Rhiannon Taylor Assistant Deputy Head Girl: Celine Williams The actual process was rigorous and all of these students interviewed extremely well. I am looking forward to working with them over the coming months as they are excellent ambassadors for our school. At this time of year we sadly have to say goodbye to a number of staff:Miss H Mansbridge (Advanced Skills Teacher, Head of Geography) is leaving to take up an Assistant Headteacher position at another Hampshire school. Miss Ricci (Head of MFL) leaves us to take up a position in another Hampshire school. Miss Findlay (English) has secured an English position in a school closer to her home. Mrs Chapman (Mathematics) has secured a Mathematics position closer to home. Miss Phin and Mrs Hazell (Miss Lannon) have been training to become teachers and have successfully completed their courses, we wish them well in their future teaching careers. Mr Smith (one of our cover supervisors) leaves us to become an accounts manager for a company in Marlow. Mrs Muriel Boyes is retiring from her position as Clerk to the Governing Body. Muriel has been at Aldworth for more than 15 years and we wish her a long and happy retirement. We wish all of them well and are grateful for their contribution to school life. As some staff leave, we welcome a number of newcomers who will be joining us in September: Miss J Mansbridge has been working on a temporary contract as a teacher of Science and her position becomes permanent in September. We are also able to retain a number of our trainee teachers who are: Miss Allen (History), Miss Barnes (English), Mr Greene (ICT) and Miss Kent (Science). All have been excellent in their work to date and we are looking forward to them becoming permanent members of the teaching staff. 3


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Other appointments:Miss Beck (Geography), originally from Australia, has taught in a number of UK schools. Miss Bishop (Mathematics, Numeracy Across the Curriculum Co-ordinator) joins us from another Hampshire school. Miss D Smith (MFL) joins us from a school in Reading. Mr Warrington (Science) joins us from a school in Southampton. Mrs Stratton (Hair & Beauty) is here for a fixed term maternity cover. Mr Cooper (cover supervisor) is a former student who has been working with our PE Department. Mrs Alison Goodall (Clerk to the Governing Body). We are looking forward to working with all of them and I am pleased to say we are fully staffed for September. I hope you and your family have an enjoyable and restful summer holiday. Thank you for supporting Aldworth and I look forward to working with you next year. Finally I will leave the last words to our Head Girl and Head Boy, who have written the following for our new website:“I came to Aldworth four years ago, as a quiet and fairly shy 11 year old who had no idea what the next few

The Months Ahead Tue 3 Sept

INSET DAY

Wed 4 Sep

First day of Autumn Term

confident girl who has more idea

Tue 10 Sep

Yrs 8/9 Parents Information Evening 6.00pm Yr 10 Parents Information Evening 7.00pm

about the future” (Lauren Wiltshire)

Wed 18 Sep Yr7 Parent/Tutor Eve 4.00pm - 6.00pm

“My time at Aldworth has been truly

Tue 24 Sep

Open Evening 6.00pm - 8.30pm (Early closure 12.40pm)

enjoyable and inspirational. I have

Tue 1 Oct

Open Morning 8.45am - 11.00am

spent many hours doing music and

Thu 24 Oct

Yr 10 Parents Eve 4.30pm - 7.30pm

relished every occasion as there are

Thu 3 Oct

INSET DAY

a range of varied opportunities” (Paul

Mon 28 Oct to Fri 1 Nov

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Fri 29 Nov

Yr 9 Reports to Parents

Fri 6 Dec

Yr 8, 10 and 11 Interim Reviews to Parents

years would hold. Aldworth has helped me grow into a strong and

Smith) Best wishes

Wed 18 Dec Christmas Concert 7.00pm Thu 12 Dec

REVIEW DAY

Denis McCabe

Fri 13 Dec

INSET DAY

Headteacher

Fri 20 Dec

Last day of School. Early Closure 12:40pm

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The 50 th Anniversary of Aldworth School During the next academic year the school will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and marking it in a variety of ways. The school, then known as The Richard Aldworth School, opened its doors to pupils on the 12th September 1963. The school bears the name of a prosperous East India merchant and Alderman of the City of London who became interested in education whilst a Governor of Christ’s Hospital School, the original Blue Coat School. On his death in 1648 he left money for the founding of schools in Reading and Basingstoke to be modelled on Christ’s Hospital School but on a smaller scale. He was born in Reading and his mother was born in Basingstoke hence the choice of locations. The Basingstoke School was located in Cross Street and the premises occupied by it were demolished during the expansion of Basingstoke to make way for Timberlake Road. The school started with 10 pupils and continued in the town until 1880 when it moved to Sonning. The school, like the one in Reading was known as the Bluecoat School. Since the school closed, the Richard Aldworth Charity has been used to help local people educationally and is now known as The Aldworth Trust Foundation. The present co-educational school was built to serve the needs of the industrial town of Basingstoke during its planned expansion. The original catchment area was South Ham, The Berg Estate, Kempshott, Worting Road West and Buckskin. The first headteacher, Ifor David Trevor-Jones remained at the school until his retirement in 1977. There were originally 12 staff to teach 210 pupils and by the 1970s there were 1700 pupils. Additional buildings were required to accommodate the extra pupils. In 1981 the school became a Community School and set about developing even closer ties with the community and the facilities were widely used at evenings and weekends. As part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary we will be organising a display and would welcome hearing from any past pupils or staff who have items they would be willing to lend for this purpose. Please contact gillteague@gmail.com if you have anything you feel may be suitable. Gill Teague (Governor) 5


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STUDENT LEADERSHIP Student Leadership Workshops The three Student Leadership workshops have attracted

lots

of

students.

The

different

leadership workshops attracted around 40 to 50 students each term.

The idea of the

workshops is to introduce leadership activities to help develop the student’s leadership skills. This has been important in attracting pupils to be part of Student Leadership. Mr Reddy

Film Club Film Club has been a successful addition to the student leadership.

The team have

screened a variety of box office hits allowing the students to have a cinematic experience. The team have asked students to vote on the film which is being screened so pupils have a choice of the film to be screened. The group have made sure

Come to Film Club!!! Our next showing will be Men in Black 3 Thursday 6th December Starting 3pm Finish 5pm Location: Aldworth Bar (off the canteen)

cinematic

the pupils.

The group will continue to

grow next year allowing students an

Mr Reddy

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has

crisps and drinks for the enjoyment of

to

blockbuster films.

Also for sale during the showing: Cans (80p) Crisps (50p) Chocolate (40p – 80p)

this

included selling a variety of sweets,

opportunity

Only £1 per ticket

experience;

of a true

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The Student Leadership Reward Trip The

student

leadership

booklet

has

been

successfully completed by 90 Aldworth Science College

students.

Students

have

Student Leadership Reward Trip to Thorpe Park

attended

To Qualify to attend the student Leadership reward trip Mr Reddy must see your student leadership booklet by Friday 7th June.

leadership workshops, completed school products and been involved in extra-curricular clubs and groups. The students will be rewarded with a trip to Thorpe Park as recognition and praise of their

If you have any queries about qualifying for the trip see Mr Reddy!

efforts in growing themselves and their peers. Mr Reddy

Race for Life Thursday 18th July Aldworth Science College will be holding a race for life during period 6 to raise money for Charity.

50p to enter the race You can walk, jog run or even hop the assault course. The winners will receive certificates for their effort.

Also there will be a non school uniform day with a £1.00 donation from all students.

Girls must try to wear pink Boys must try to wear blue

The Race for Life was organised by the PE department and the Charity group to raise money for Cancer Research. The students were asked to donate £1.00 to charity if they wanted to wear non school uniform with boys being asked to wear blue for testicular cancer and girls asked to wear pink for breast cancer. Finally if students wanted to help raise more for charity they had the option to participate in the sponsored race for a donation of 50p.

Upon completing the race they received a certificate rewarding them for

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Skiing 2013 At Easter we had a fantastic week skiing at Mellnitz in Austria. Despite a few minor niggles with the hotel (using a

different

one

next

year)

we

had

fantastic

skiing

conditions with plenty of quality snow and many available runs – enough to satisfy all abilities. Even after all these years of running this trip it still amazes me how quickly our

pupils

progress

from

wobbly,

unbalanced

and

uncertain beginners to quite a level of proficiency with the stops, snow plough turns and speed control and developing parallel turns. Our advanced group were amazing and covered many miles as they whizzed, with ever increasing skill and polish, around the mountains. We are going to Mellnitz again in February 2014 and currently have two available places. Mrs Corio

STEM - TeenTech On Tuesday 18 June twenty excitable teens travelled to Hampshire Court Hotel to attend the annual ‘TeenTech’ event. The day included app designing,

constructing,

trying

on

and

assembling prosthetic limbs and learning about engineering. The two teams picked up the AWE award, had the best app presentation and won the construction challenge. Daisy Redford in Year 9 won a raspberry pie for the most innovative idea for 2050 (a memory chip for Alzheimer’s patients so they can remember again). The day was very successful and made us all think more about STEM in our futures. Cerys Fisher Year 9 8


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Leavers’ Assembly This

was

held

afternoon

of

on

Friday

the 10

May. The Year 11s came to school in smart casual clothes and went to the hall during lesson 5 at 2.05pm In

the

were

assembly, presented

individual and

pencil

exam

D y d e rs k i

with cases

timetables.

Entertainment provided

they

by and

was Chloe

K r ist e l le

Chant who, despite being nervous, performed very well. This was followed by the traditional balloon release, of which some went 50 metres into a tree! As students returned to the hall ‘The Group With No Name’ showed their great talent on their instruments. The day went off very well with a good, calm atmosphere. Mr Dicker

PSVE/Careers

Congratulations

Our Year 10 students enjoyed an excellent One of our Year 9 students, Edward Van morning at BCOT and were allowed to visit a Meerkerk, has been selected to be part of variety of areas to explore future career the karate England National Squad and has plans.

been asked to compete in the Junior World

We visited just about every area from sports Championships being held this October in to catering, childcare to mechanics, fashion Caorle, Italy. design to forensics, to name but a few.

We would like to congratulate Edward on

Year 10 were also offered the opportunity to being selected and wish him every success tour QMC on Tuesday 16 July. This again in this event and for the future. was a successful and informative morning.

Mr Dimond

Mrs Corio

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Leavers’ Ball

Test Valley Golf Club provided the venue for the Year 11 Leavers’ Ball. Students came in formal dress and what a display they put on. Gone were the students of May in school uniform and in were suits, ball gowns and terrific hair do’s of young adults. If you see the photos from the evening you will know what I mean. Students had a formal sit down meal but were able to go on the patio and dance floor to let off steam during the meal. I gave out some ‘different’ certificates which were all accepted in good spirit, students then danced, or talked, the night away. A very successful and enjoyable evening.

Mr Dicker

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University of Winchester Trip Year 8 students visited the University of Winchester on Thursday 4 July. excellent trip.

Our first workshop was creative writing.

It was an

A big sigh went out

but .....

award winning children’s author, Judy Waite, who has written over 40 books and lectures at the university, was our tutor.

After explaining

what would be involved if we took a creative writing degree at Winchester she started us off on our own creative writing journey.

First we chose

which age group we wanted to write for, we picked, lucky dip style, a genre out of a hat. Then in silence we went into the adjoining room which had been set up to feed our imagination with ideas.

A ghost train, a fantasy carousel and a

mirror maze. After 10 minutes we returned to the lecture room and began to write our stories. The time whizzed by and before we knew it, it was break time. I heard comments like ‘I’m going to finish this off at home’ and ‘That’s the first time I really enjoyed writing’. During break we all agreed to finish our stories and ask an English teacher to judge them to find the best story, which we hope will get printed in Noted, our school magazine.

We agreed to e-mail our stories to

Judy Waite and ask the librarian for books by Judy Waite. After break we went to the performing arts studios and joined a dance class.

After a fun warm up we

choreographed our own dances using props, umbrellas and newspapers. This session also ended too quickly. Lunch and refreshments were provided then it was off on a tour of the campus to see the new halls of residence being built. It was up hill all the way, we couldn’t believe how many stairs, but we made it. Sam was the first person to test the bed! On the return journey we visited the library, radio station, the zone, the vault and finished back at the stripe. A university quiz followed, which was great fun. Competition was strong, all groups were trying to trick the others by whispering loudly the wrong answers. Everyone had a great time. Carol Wakeling

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Trip to Germany 2013 During May half term, several Year 10 students took a trip to Berlin. We all thoroughly enjoyed the trip at the same time as learning a lot about the hugely historic city. We arrived on Friday evening very tired and hungry after 20 hours on a coach. Having checked into our hotel, it was straight around the corner for a delicious buffet meal at a restaurant. We then took a quick trip round the streets of Berlin, taking in some of the most famous shopping streets and their stores: the city looked beautiful, all lit up in the dark. Saturday morning brought some drizzle but that was not enough to deter us plucky Brits. We began by visiting Checkpoint Charlie and the accompanying museum, where Mr Crooks looked delighted to be hugging a pretty blonde…..mannequin. There was a lot to learn about the aftermath of the Second World War and all the treaties that followed it. There were also some incredible stories of how people were smuggled out of Berlin under converted car bonnets. Next stop: The Reichstag (government building) and its striking Norman Foster dome, providing 360 degree views of the city, albeit obscured by raindrops. This was a very interesting visit and helped us find our feet in the city and recognise landmarks on later occasions. The reflective core of the dome provided the ideal opportunity for some clever photos before we returned to the coach. We took the opportunity to pop into the enormous KaDeWe Department store (equivalent to Harrods) where free Lindt chocolate samples literally had the teachers running through the crowds! We then travelled a short way to the ‘Story of Berlin’ museum, which included a 1970s nuclear bunker designed to hold 3500 people for two weeks in the event of a nuclear strike on the city. Some were caught out in the entrance by a sign reading ‘Please remove clothes and shower’ which is what would have had to be done upon entering the bunker for the first time. A hard day on our feet was rewarded with another huge meal but that was not the end. We visited some preserved sections of the Berlin Wall, now called the East Side Gallery. We did try to go up a watchtower to see where the wall had run but it turned out it was closed. 12


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The teachers then decided that we ought to let off some steam with some sprint races, which the girls somehow turned into skipping races – congratulation to our winner – Elliott Kerwick! Sunday started with another delicious continental breakfast provided by the hotel, which was also providing our lunches. Then it was time for a sobering visit to the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. It was a shocking thing to be in such a place and see for ourselves just how badly Jews and so many others were treated before, during and after the Second World War. All of us were moved to the edge of tears and I certainly will never forget the deep sadness and shock I experienced during my time there. Things were brightened by a very peaceful boat trip through Berlin, offering a different perspective again on some buildings which had become familiar during our coach journeys. One of the highlights of this was some cheeky little birds taking a bite at some pieces of fallen ice cream cone on the deck of the boat; they even posed for photos! The

trip

would

not

have

been

complete

without a trip to the famous Brandenburg Gate,

where

we

all

enjoyed

souvenir

shopping, watching people duel with Darth Vader and a man making enormous bubbles for the huge crowds. The day was rounded off with a trip up the iconic TV Tower. Unfortunately, the view was almost completely obscured by low cloud but it was still a great experience to be so high up and in such an incredible building. Luckily, there is a very fast lift rather than stairs to scale the 368m tower. Sunday, the final day in Berlin, meant using public transport so the coach drivers could rest. We first took in the awe-inspiring Pergamon museum, which comprises of hundreds of ancient artefacts and reconstructed buildings. I got into trouble with the staff for stepping over a line on the floor to take a close up photo – oops! Finally, we were let loose for a quick final shopping spree in a very quiet shopping centre (where it seemed only McDonalds was open) or the numerous local souvenir shops. The trip was so enjoyable and worthwhile. I am sure I speak on behalf of all those who went in highly recommending the trip for future years and thanking Mrs Wallwork and Mrs Williams for all the hard work they put into organising and running this fantastic trip (and putting up with us all). Daniel Reid—Year 10 13


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New Young Interpreters’ Training Imagine

being

completely

dropped strange

in

a

place,

somewhere in the other part of the globe.

All of your familiar

surroundings

are

gone,

your

friends and relatives left behind. In this new place everything looks different;

the

shops

have

got

strange signs and neon lights. People try and talk to you but it doesn’t make much sense - all double Dutch as far as you are concerned. All the few foreign words that you have learned back at school appear not to help. And then you go to your new school.

The language that you know so little of seems to be everywhere and

feels overwhelming. People even try to be friendly. They smile at you, speak to you slowly and clearly so you can understand but you only just remember a few random words. There

is

remember: new

use

much

to

new classrooms,

teachers,

timetable. they

so

and

a

new

And above all… THIS

unfamiliar

language everywhere!

You

try to concentrate and make sense

of

it.

You

feel

overwhelmed and want to go back

to

where

you

came

from! You felt so much more confident there and KNEW what people were talking about! Being a new arrival in a new country is very difficult. Aldworth have got students who understand how it feels to be a new arrival from a foreign country and are trained to help make those first days in a new school a little easier.

In June a

new group of able linguists and EAL students were trained by EMTAS to be Young Interpreters. Well done to all of them and good luck for the future! Mrs Raeburn - SEN Teacher 14


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Hampshire Book Award 2013 During the summer term, several Year 8 students have been taking part in the Hampshire Book Award 2013. Fifty two Hampshire secondary schools took part in this year’s event. This involves each student reading six books which have been selected by Year 9 students across Hampshire.

This year the books concerned were:

Cracks by Caroline

Green; Burn Mark by Laura Powell; Gladiator: Fight for Freedom by Simon Scarrow; My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher; Department 19 by Will Hill and All Fall Down by Sally Nicholls. On Wednesday 26 June ten students accompanied me to the Final Voting Day Discussion Forum at The Vyne School in Basingstoke where all six books were discussed before each student voted for their favourite.

It was very close (1 vote in fact!) but in the end the

winner of this year’s Hampshire Book Award was My Sister Lives on the Mantelpiece by Annabel Pitcher. I

would

like

to

thank

the

students

concerned for their impeccable behaviour whilst representing the School. were:

Willem

Pindar,

Hannah

They Scott,

Elizabeth Wheeler, Amelia Tanner, Caelan Horne, Megan Barnfather, Bethan Morley, Katie Quattromini, Rebecca Hidson and Eden Poole. All of the above books are now available in the Library.

Mrs Paterson

Bonus Box Trip 10Y3 On Wednesday 10 July the whole of 10Y3 were treated to their Bonus Box trip, which was awarded

for

excellent

work,

atttiude

and

behaviour in class. We went to ‘Little Frankies’ for a tasty lunch, followed by a game of bowling at Bowlplex. The afternoon was excellent and the students excelled themselves by working and socialising in a group which impressed the staff at both locations. Well done 10Y3 you really did us proud! Mrs Tucker and Mrs Mclees 15


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Physical Education Basingstoke Superstars Congratulations to the following students who were picked for and represented the school at the annual Basingstoke Schools Superstars event at QMC. This is an annual gifted and talented event that feeds into a national competition. Year 7 – Jade Clare, Amber Clare, Tyrese Dolton, Adam Lincoln Year 8 – Tierney Lee, Bethan Morley, Thomas Bray, Oliver Rampton Year 9 – Elizabeth Butler-Clack, Tyler Scott, Billy Cochrane, Jacob Cardwell Each school selected 2 girls and 2 boys from years 7, 8 and 9 to compete in a day of events that tested every element of an athlete’s ability. Events included Cycling, Rowing, Sprinting, Swimming, Muscular endurance, Skill shot, Coordination and Agility. Our most successful athlete was once again Elizabeth Butler-Clack who finished 2 n d in the Year 9 girls competition. This was Lizzie’s last year at Superstars; she has achieved two 2 n d places and one third. Overall Aldworth finished a very respectable 4 t h out of 11 schools. Twins Amber and Jade Clare finished 4 t h and 5 t h just outside of the podium places. Mr Birch

Gifted and Talented Visit to Surrey University The PE department once again took 12 gifted and talented students to experience the world class facilities at Surrey University. The students took part in a number of fitness tests, Tyler Scott was the subject of advanced athlete testing usually only for professional and Olympic athletes. The remaining students performed a number of support roles to record data and ensure the tests were carried out properly. In the afternoon the group were put through their paces with a number of field tests, the bus was very quiet on the way home! Mr Birch

Cricket A group of students have regularly attended after school cricket on Thursdays. They have played either singles or doubles games to enhance their skills. Four of the group play games for clubs at junior and/or senior level regularly. Mr Dicker 16


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Basingstoke & Deane District Trampoline Competition Aldworth Science College entered a Year 7 team and some individuals into the Trampoline Competition

held

at

Everest

Community

Academy. The pupils have been training very hard at extracurricular club for the event. Karli McGinn achieved 1 s t place against some very tough competition, an outstanding result for herself and the school. Max Reddin also did very well, although not achieving a top 3 result, his routines improved significantly over the weeks.

The Year 7 teams consisted of

Molly Johnston (5 t h ), Ellie Pope (6 t h ), Taia Steele (8 t h ), Jasmine Jones (9 t h ) and Molly Gatford (10 t h ).

This was a good achievement for the girls considering it was their first

Trampoline competition and there were over 15 girls entered. Miss Watson

Year 10 Sport Leaders Level 1 Course

Year 7 Rounders tournament

This year has seen an overwhelming number The

Year

7

team

took

part

in

the

of pupils participate in the Sport Leaders Basingstoke District Tournament. They won Level 1 course during Year 10 core PE. The all their games in their pool – Sherfield, first group in term 1 did a fantastic job and Testbourne and Brighton Hill.

They then

really enjoyed themselves. The schools the progressed

and

to

the

semi

final

beat

pupils taught PE lessons in were Park View Costello narrowly by ½ a rounder. They Juniors

and

Kempshott

Juniors;

schools

were

very

groups.

Our second batch of Leaders have rounders. Well done girls for getting to the

impressed

with

both played Sherfield again in the final match, the however lost out to the team by a few

currently started teaching in the Juniors and finals, a great team effort by all.  are doing Aldworth Science College proud. Some

pupils

have

a

natural

talent

for

teaching, so watch out for them in the future! Miss Watson  

Miss Watson and Mrs Varley

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Aldworth Science College - U13 and U16 Tennis Team The Under 13’s had a very successful tennis season; this was the third season that Aldworth have been represented in the Basingstoke league. This experience was demonstrated with a dominant win over Brighton Hill followed with a close victory against Bishop Challoner. However, Sherfield School were too strong a side for us to beat where the team lost their first game. This loss obviously affected the player’s confidence, as the boys were then defeated by a Costello side that the team should have beaten.

However, determined not to lose the

final game of the season, the Under 13’s stormed to a huge victory over The Vyne School. The students that represented the U13’s Tennis team were: Alexander Dawson, Matthew Deadman, Adrian Cole, Alfie Jones, Thomas Carpenter, Luca Wade, Willem Pindar and Scott Harman. The Under 16’s team started their season well with a convincing win over Brighton Hill School.

However, the team conceded three narrow defeats at the hands of Bishop

Challoner, Sherfield and Costello.

This was very unfortunate because on all three

occasions the team performed very well. However, their luck changed in the final games of the season beating The Vyne School with ease.

Well done to the constant

determination of the team and professional attitude. The students that represented the U16’s Team were: Daniel Reid, Harry Smith, Harrison Farthing, Nathan Ennis, Sam Waters and Alex Dawson. Mr Reddy

Year 7 and 9 Rounders League The league matches are currently being played by both Year 7 and Year

9

pra ctices

every every

Thursday

with

Tuesd ay.

Both

teams have had many wins; Year 7 have beaten Costello, Bishop Challoner and Fort Hill. The Year 9s have beaten Everest, Bishop Challoner and Fort Hill so far. Miss Watson and Mrs Varley

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Netball Over the Autumn and Spring Terms all year groups entered a team in both the Basingstoke Leagues and Area Tournaments. Year 11 – Reached the semi final of the Tournament Year 10 – Semi final of the Tournament Year 9 – Won the League Year 8 – Semi final of the Tournament Year 7 – Won both the League and the Area Tournament. Progressed to the County Tournament at Russell Howard and came 5 t h overall in Hampshire. A big thank you and well done to all girls who were involved in the Netball, Rounders, Trampoline, Gym/Dance, Athletics and Football this season. Our overwhelming success in Girls extra-curricular sport has proved that training, commitment and dedication go a long way. Let’s hope we have the same success next year, we just have to keep the commitment and training going. Miss Watson / Mrs Varley

Year 9 Rounders tournament The Year 9 Rounders Team took part in the Basingstoke District Tournament. We played three games in pool A, winning two of them. This enabled us to go through to the semi-finals in which we played Everest. We won 5-3. In the final we played Bishop Challoner and were again victorious winning 4 ½ - 2. Well done to all who played. Team: Lakiesha Maxey, Cydney Barlow, Ramsha Javed, Alishba Kashif, Sian Yule, Tyler Scott, Jade Clare and Tuba Kashif Miss Watson

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Physical Education - Student of the Month Below are a list of the recent students who have achieved ‘Student of the Month’ Miss Watson

March

April/ May

June

YEAR 7

YEAR 8

YEAR 9

YEAR 10

Netball Team

Netball Team

Alice Leather

Danielle Purdue

Gym/Dance Team

Adam Lincoln

Sam Brooks

Edward Van Meerkerk

William Hotten

Football Team

Year 7/8 Dance Team

Amy Blagborough

Morgan Saddler

Bethany Stevens

Thomas Carpenter

Leigh Stevens

Connor Turlin

Year 11 Gym/Dance Team

Ananta Kandangwa

YEAR 11

Nathan Goddard

Year 7 Girls Athletic Team

Year 8 Girls Athletic Team

Year 9 Girls Athletic Team

Kieran McNab

Terry Stone

Reuben Lane

Sports Leaders Daniel Reid

Sports Colours The sports colours have been highly regarded by the students, identifying and praising the athletes that have excelled within their sports. The students have worn the new badges with pride around the School. A reminder to the students, the criteria to gain colours are: Criteria for Half Colours in Sport     

Membership of a major school sport 1st team. Exemplary sporting conduct throughout the year. Fixtures honoured and attended throughout the season. Commitment to weekly training throughout the season. Commitment to inter tutor sports competitions throughout the academic year.

Criteria for Full Colours in Sport  

Outstanding representation in a school sport. Outstanding contribution to a school sport. Mr Reddy

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www.asc.hants.sch.uk THE GIRLS SCHOOL COLOURS LIST Athletics Half Colours Yr 7—Amber Clare, Jade Clare, Victoria Butler-Clack Yr 8—Bethan Morley, Madeline Deadman Yr 9—Bethany Horan, Saffron Poulter

Full Colours Yr 9—Elizabeth Butler-Clack, Chloe France, Lakiesha Maxey, Tyler Scott

Badminton Full Colours Yr 9—Daria Cooke, Grace Taylor, Daisy Redford Yr 9—Saffron Poulter

Half Colours Yr 8—Hannah Scott, Emily Kelly

Basketball Half Colours Yr 7—Madeline Orsborn, Elizabeth Hansford, Rachel Roberts, Deborah Hagos, Chloe Keeping, Victoria Butler-Clack Yr 8—Olivia Aston, Ava Kerwick Yr 9— Cerys Fisher, Daisy Redford, Lauren McNab, Aisha Horrobin, Millie Morrison, Lucy Murrells, Tyler Scott, Kayleigh Keenan, Morgan Sadler Yr 10—Bethan Waite, Celine Williams, Danielle Purdue

Full Colours Yr 8— Bethan Morley Yr 9—Eva Dean, Bethany Horan, Elizabeth Butler-Clack, Chloe Tiller, Chloe France, Aisha Horrobin, Millie Morrison Yr 10—Elsa Anderson

Football Half Colours Yr 9—Gemma Crumplin, Elizabeth Butler-Clack, Bethany Horan, Eva Dean, Katy Ambler Netball Half Colours Yr 8—Olivia Aston, Eloise Jones, Grace Scaife, Molly Catling-Allen, Elizabeth Wheeler Yr 9—Lucy Murrells Yr 10—Celine Williams, Elsa Anderson, Daisy Redmond, Daisy Catling-Allen, Sophie Gifford Yr 11—Meghan Jones, Katie Roberts, Sophie Hurst, Emily Hixon, Shannon Jamieson, Rachel Duggan

Full Colours Yr 9—Chloe Tiller, Alishba Kashif, Ramsha Javed, Bethan Horan, Cydney Barlow, Elizabeth Butler-Clack, Lakiesha Maxey

Rounders Half Colours Yr 9—Lakiesha Maxey, Ramsha Javed, Alishba Kashif, Cydney Barlow, Chloe Tiller, Elizabeth Butler-Clack, Bethan Horan, Tyler Scott Table Tennis Full Colours Yr 8—Amy Blagbrough Trampolining Full Colours Karli McGinn THE BOYS SCHOOL COLOURS LIST Athletics Half Colours Yr 8—Thomas Bray

Yr 9—Reuben Lane

Yr 10—Elliott Kerwick, Trent Barrington Badminton

Half Colours Full Colours Yr 8—Harry Tilbury, Matthew Deadman, Adrian Cole, Alexander Dawson, Samuel Brooks, Max Potter Yr 9—Nathan Piper, Adam Beck Yr 10—Paul Smith, Daniel Reid Yr 10—Robert Scott, Harrison Farthing Basketball Half Colours Yr 9—Reuben Lane

Full Colours Yr 10 - Benjamin Chandler, Jake Hargood, Ross Nicholls

Yr 10—Trent Barrington Cricket

Half Colours Yr 8—Luca Wade, Matthew Deadman

Yr 9—Joseph Oates Football

Half Colours Yr 8—Samuel Phillips, Alfie Macken, Thomas Bray, Alfie Jones, Harley Grimshaw, Joshua Smith Yr 9—Joseph Oates, Taylor Hawtin, Tommy Buttle, Ryan Light Yr 10—Bradley Lambell, James Harrington, William Hotten, Harry Phillipson, Finley Hall

Full Colours Yr 9—Caleb Muzira, Sam Harper Yr 10—George Jones, Trent Barrington, Oliver Shaw, Jacob Rudge

Rugby Half Colours Yr 8—Thomas Bray, Oliver Rampton

Yr 9—Caleb Muzira, Daniel Bearley, Samuel Waters

Full Colours Yr 9—Sam Harper Yr 10—Harrison Farthing, Thomas Cohen, Jacob Rudge, Oliver Shaw, Bradley Lambell, Patrick Warren

Table Tennis Full Colours Yr 8—Adrian Cole, Benjamin Kiefer, Scott Harmon, Alexander Dawson, Matthew Deadman Tennis Half Colours Yr 8—Adrian Cole, Matthew Deadman

Yr 10—Harrison Farthing, Harry Smith

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Tutor Group Sports Competitions 2012-2013 Each half term the tutor groups in Years 7-9 have taken part in a sports competition. These have been fiercely contested with tutors also becoming very competitive. Added to these are the athletics positions from Sports Day. Well done to all students who have contributed to their tutor group sports teams over the year. Mr Dicker Year 9

A

C

E

F

H

N

P

S

Basketball

0

6

8

4

2

4

10

6

Badminton

0

8

0

6

6

0

10

4

Unihoc

0

8

0

5

10

0

6

0

Football 5-a-side

4

6

8

2

5

4

10

0

Handball

4

10

0

5

6

0

8

0

Athletics

4

8

3

2

6

5

10

1

Rounders

4

10

0

0

8

6

6

0

TOTAL

16

56

19

24

43

19

60

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Year 8

A

C

E

F

H

N

P

S

Basketball

10

3

4

3

6

5

0

8

Badminton

3

0

8

5

4

8

3

10

Unihoc

8

0

6

4

4

6

0

10

Football 5-a-side

6

2

4

4

10

8

0

5

Handball

5

0

6

5

0

8

0

10

Athletics

4

1

2

4

10

8

6

5

Rounders

3

4

5

3

10

6

0

8

TOTAL

39

10

35

28

44

49

9

56

Year 7

A

C

E

F

H

N

P

S

Basketball

3

6

8

1

3

10

5

4

Badminton

6

4

5

8

4

2

2

10

Unihoc

10

4

1

6

3

3

8

6

Football 5-a-side

5

8

4

0

6

4

0

10

Handball

4

6

0

2

5

3

10

10

Athletics

10

5

1

6

2

4

8

3

Rounders

6

3

8

3

4

3

10

5

TOTAL

44

36

27

26

27

29

43

48

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Cheerleading Aldworth Science College has its first cheerleading squad! This team was established in November

2012,

and

has

developed

fabulously since then. The team trains twice a week and more frequently on the run up to a display. They work on fitness, stunts, tumbles and dance. They are particularly tolerant of their military type coach (Mrs Hazell, aka Miss Lannon) and work extremely hard. They now have an official Aldworth adrenaline

uniform

which

they

wear

at

displays. Hopefully from September they can enter competitions and

show

off

cheerleaders

all

their

hard

work.

used

their

stunt

skills

Some in

of

the

the Rock

Challenge competition which seemed to be appreciated by

the

participants,

competition.

audience

and

judges

at

the

The Cheer team is keen to expand further

to push on the levels they can perform and hopefully compete at. They have performed twice so far once at the Charity event ‘Raise the Roof’ in March and their second outing was at Basingstoke’s ‘Picnic in the Park’ held in June. Mrs Hazell (aka Miss Lannon)

Maths Master Class - Castles and Catapults A number of gifted and talented Year 5 and marshmallows over their own castle and 6 pupils from a variety of local Junior toward other teams. Schools were invited to a Math’s Master All pupils worked well in their groups and Class on Wednesday 5 June 2013. The 26 became really competitive when battle pupils were given the task of designing and commenced. building a keep and defensive wall from An afternoon enjoyed by all. card, and developing a trebuchet from pencils and elastic bands to f i r e Miss Harper 23


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English Department We have had a very busy term and are currently fully occupied in bringing the year to a successful close and getting ready for the next. We would like to share some of our students’ work with you so there follows two stories from Year 7 & 8 students; please enjoy them. If you feel you can do better please have a go! One of our plans for next year is to develop the opportunities to enter competitions such as Radio 2’s 500 word competition or more local Hampshire schools events. Mrs Park Old Smiley by Thomas Mundee 8X2 The moon was high and it was freezing cold as four campers sat around a campfire, their breath crystallising in the air. Kerry, Danny, Charlotte and Joel were all fifteen. They came to Lake Mystrix every year to get away from the city for two weeks. They were chatting quietly amongst themselves when Joel reminded Kerry of an old folk tale that they had heard on a previous trip here. ‘Have you guys ever heard the tragic tale of Old Smiley?’ said Kerry with a light expression on her face. ‘No tell us’ asked Charlotte. ‘Well about forty years ago,’ her voice becoming animated, ‘there was a boy born without a face’ said Kerry. ‘Eeewww!’ exclaimed Charlotte. ‘Well the doctors didn’t know what to do, he was always getting bullied at school and no one loved him, not even his own parents. They just ignored him. Eventually he realised how happy everyone was when he wasn’t around and thought to himself that maybe if he showed he was happy, people would start to like him. He was going mad just trying to fit in.’ Kerry paused for a moment to look around the camp at her mates.

‘So then he took a kitchen knife and sliced himself a smile’ she said making hand gestures.

‘Then what?’ asked Danny rather repulsed. ‘Well in his mouth was a small chamber of blood and a hole in his skull for a jaw and a flap of skin for lips. He went back into school and everyone ran from him screaming. He chased after them trying to shake their hands and say ‘hello’, but the kids were petrified! The police arrived, scaring him off and he fled heading for this lake and in rage he murdered 7 campers, choking them to death by covering their mouths with his and oozing blood into their airways!” she yelled. There was a shocked silence. Eventually Danny wondered, ‘How come the doctors didn’t help him?’ ‘I heard there was nothing they could do, his face was too mashed up’ explained Joel. Suddenly through no reason, the fire went out! Everyone panicked and started screaming. Danny looked around in the gloom. Charlotte was sprinting away and Kerry was following her trying to catch up. Joel was nowhere to be seen. Kerry had lost track of Charlotte when she heard a scream, and followed it. She found Charlotte impaled on a huge branch. She screamed and not stopping to think she pegged it to the lake and tried to swim to the other side; she never made it. Back at the camp Joel burst out behind a tree and Danny jumped, he started to have a fit and Joel didn’t know what to do. Danny frothed at the mouth and turned blue. Joel fell to his knees clawing his hair from his head in desperation. The next morning, a couple walking their dog found Joel frozen in death his mouth filled with blood!

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www.asc.hants.sch.uk 500 Word Story It used to be beautiful but now it isn’t, it used to be peaceful but now it isn’t. Those days are now long forgotten. Lilly was a girl going through the pain of losing her dad in the war but that wasn’t all, her school had been bombed so it was hard and extremely dangerous for her to see her friends. Every night Lilly dreamed that the war was over, life was normal, and everyone was happy, but it never was. Her frightening days caused sleepless nights. Those were the times no one wanted to live in. Times then changed, those petrified children moved, moved to the countryside where it was safe but far away from their parents. Lilly was one of these children who were going to move to where it was so green, quiet and peaceful. Animals freely roamed the fields with no fear about what was going to happen. But people did say animals never knew what was going to happen as far as the people were concerned, to the animals it just seemed like a day with five pinches of mayhem and no pinches of calmness. Just like chips heavily salted. A few days after Lilly was moved she started to get homesick. With all her waiting for the war to be over, it never was. She decided that she couldn’t waste her life waiting for something that she thought was never going to happen she had to create her own adventure and put some excitement into her life. She was going away, far away. Nobody would know she thought, nobody would care it was a chance in her lifetime to change who she was. Lilly was packing when suddenly two of children came into her room “where are you going?” they asked. “Why do you care” replied Lilly. After a lot of discussion the two children named Victoria and John decided that they were going with Lilly, nor would they miss an opportunity of their lifetime. So they all packed and after a while they were all ready for the adventure for them tomorrow. Once the journey started the three children soon became instant friends their long journey seemed like a short stroll they didn’t care where they went as long as they got away from the farm. Finally they got somewhere they found a cargo ship and all climbed secretly on, it was said to be going to France. When they arrived in France they decided that they were going to stop the war, it might of sounded a bit bizarre but they were ready. They travelled across France through Belgium and Holland until finally they arrived in Germany. They were exhausted after walking for over 2 weeks. They had to face there fears and stand up for their country. Who could back out now? They entered into a German soldier’s office. “S ir, you are destroying our lives” said John. “Vwatvoolsvose English, vey send veevweakest of people” sniggered the German soldier… By Natasha Mendelsohn Year 7

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Extracts from war poetry – written by 8Y2 The following lines are taken from poems written by students in 8Y2. It would be impossible to present every poem and so I have selected some really interesting and moving lines from their work. Students found their inspiration from the selection of World War 1 poems we studied earlier this term and many wrote about war in a more up-to-date and familiar context. I hope you are as impressed with this amazing use of language as I am. I have printed Shannon Williams’ poem in its entirety because it brought such a lump to my throat! Mrs Hoole A s t h e p l an e t a k e s o f f  W e cr y an d w a v e t he m o ff   W o n der i n g ab o u t l i f e w it ho u t t h em 

Sh ou ting and be llow ing is all th at I he ar I am scared and worried as I hide from my fear

I fe ll as leep w i th blood hau n ting my d r ea ms 

He look s in th e d istan ce to h id e the p ain 

The bullets fly The shouts and cr ies A s b lo od f l ie s th r ou gh t h e s k y

A s h e f ad es a w ay l i k e a d i st a nt t i d e  H e r em em b e r s u s. . . hi s k i d s  .. .the ones he left behind

I am sh ive ring and my sk in is as blue as a river My hear t is now turn in g to stone

M y m in d’ s a m e s s!  L ik e lo o se puzz le piece s,  M y th o ug h ts are sc atter ed abo ut

Th e gas e ngu lfed th e air. ..

Hope is fading  D efe n ce s ar e wan i n g  B u t w e s ha l l n ev e r g i v e u p !

T h e g as w as cr awl i n g a r ou n d

A he avy b lack g un we dg ed be tween my f i n ge r s No goin g back Co ul d I k i l l? Or have I killed my humanity already?

I hear the trees w histling   While I moan   I fall asleep   I’m all alone

As the siren started to sound M y he ar t s tar ted t o pou nd

T h e w arn ing w h ine of th e air raid alar m Mumm y to ld me to rem ain calm T h e fo llow in g mo rn ing the stre e t w asn’ t ther e The stealthy sten ch of the Germans was le ft in the air

T h e ine v itab le fee lin g o f b e ing struck down Not by the han d of an y man , but th e devil

T h ere , a t B as t i o n , h e w a s pr e p ar e d t o f i g h t  T o a i d t h e A fg h a n s ’ h e lp l es s p l i g ht

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www.asc.hants.sch.uk But You Didn’t Remember that time I dropped your expensive bike? I thought you would kill me But you didn’t. Remember that time I ruined your feelings? I thought you would never come back But you did. Remember when I crashed your Porsche? I thought you would say I couldn’t drive it anymore But you didn’t. Remember when I got you lost in the woods? I thought you’d be furious with me But you weren’t Remember that time when I got you stuck in those wires? I thought you would hate me forever But you didn’t. Remember all those times I nearly ruined your life? I was going to make it up to you When you returned from Iraq... ...But you didn’t. Shannon Williams 8Y2

Authentic Voices On Thursday 7 and Friday 8 March, students finished a six-month project with Anvil Arts with performances at the Haymarket Theatre. Students worked with a director and playwright to develop drama about teenage life in 60’s Basingstoke. The work they did was written into a play and professional actors were auditioned for the adult roles, with our pupils taking on the teenage roles. The students involved then rehearsed alongside the professionals to produce a fantastic performance. More students were auditioned for dance roles, producing a fantastic mix of modern and 60’s dancing for the show. Miss Webster

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Last Christmas the Performing Arts department produced another outstanding show based on the story of Joseph from the Bible. It was full of electric performances, acting, singing and dancing from all year groups. James Davies (Year 9) played the lead role, supported by the narrators who were delivering lines and songs from start to finish. The music was played live by the Gifted and Talented students of ASC. The costumes were bold, bright and made by a professional wardrobe mistress!! Support for the set design was provided by the technology department who made some excellent skeleton sheep on wheels and a huge sphinx. The two nights were very well attended and we thank all for their support. We look forward to producing ‘Annie’ next year! Mrs Jonathan

Vera or the Nihilists On the Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 May, students performed ‘Vera or the Nihilists’ by Oscar Wilde. The play is a political tragedy making it a greater challenge than previous productions in terms of the acting. Those in speaking roles had a very large amount of difficult text to learn and the ensemble was kept on its toes with multiple cues to remember. The students worked incredibly hard throughout the rehearsal time and the cast had some interesting discussions regarding the play and linking the events to modern politics. We also had the privilege of having original music composed specifically for the play by music teacher Mr Truslove. This added another fantastic element to the show. Miss Webster 30


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As You Like It Students have just begun rehearsals for Shakespeare’s comedy ‘As You Like It’. This will be performed as part of the Shakespeare Schools Festival at the Haymarket Theatre on Tuesday 22 October. Tickets are available from the Anvil Arts Box Office. The show is a celebration of Shakespeare’s work and it promises to be a highly entertaining evening. The students look forward to your support in this. Miss Webster

Gifted and Talented Summer Music Concert Wednesday 29 June saw the first ever Gifted and Talented music concert at Aldworth Science College. It was held in the main hall and featured a tightly packed programme of music covering a wide range of styles. The choir sang a selection from Les Miserables and a few contemporary chart songs, while soloists including Caroline Davies, Laura Mathlin and Rhiannon Taylor played beautifully on their own. Highlights included students who had formed their own groups; Year 11 students Stephen Long, Adam Claessens, Luke Burywood and Michael Sylvester returned to perform as their group Test Pilots; William Gray and Belia Finklaire had formed a piano duet and Katie Quattromini and Bethan Morley sang Titanium together beautifully. Special mention should go to Paul Smith, Adam Claessens and Lauren Wiltshire; Paul played a solo piece that required him to switch between clarinet and saxophone. Adam recreated his own original drum composition, which has been entered as part of his coursework for his GCSE Music. Lauren performed an astounding solo that involved her accompanying herself through a video projected behind her – a lot of creative thought and planning had clearly gone into it. The concert was a great success and gave the audience of parents, students and teachers a chance to see the results of the hard work undertaken by the Gifted and Talented students over the past year. Miss Lonn

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Room Hire Are you looking for the perfect place to hold that special event? Or require a room to hold a meeting? If the answer is yes, then look no further! We have the ideal venues and facilities for any of the following:

Anniversaries Birthday Parties* Children’s Parties Engagement Parties Meetings Shows Sports Events Wedding Receptions Work Do’s A large activity bouncer (on site only) and a licensed bar are available for hire

For more details and hire rates please contact the Community Office on (01256) 473698 or community.info@asc.hants.sch.uk

*Sorry but we do not accept teenage Birthday parties. Please note that the College site is a no smoking zone.


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