Our Cambodia Trekkers have had a nice chilled day today. They have been to the floating village this morning, and had a close up with the crocodiles! They then visited an artisan workshop this afternoon with a dip in the pool before heading out for dinner, which consisted of a fantastic all you can eat buffet at a 5* hotel!
Don’t make yourself at home, things are set to change in the morning! Tomorrow they head out to camp in the morning and their jungle trek is tagged on at the end of this part of their adventure. They will be out of communication for the duration of this time which is approximately 10 days until they return to Siem Reap.
Everyone is well and looking forward to the less finer things in life after 5* treatment over the past couple of days!
This is absolutely ludicrous!! Why has what a child's got on their feet got anything to do with how they learn, surely as long as they are black and smart that's all that counts, this happens every year with the school,you start sending kids home left right and centre!! Come on hart school
Give your head a wobble!!
Not a bad guidance sheet. It's tough but the do have to get used to wearing appropriate clothes it's all about presenting correctly at the right time
Some of our students are spending the afternoon in Keswick collecting data today, the rest of the group are collecting water data from a local farm. Having a great time, enjoying being outdoors! ... See MoreSee Less
Parents and pupils from Tears 4 & 5 from our local Primaries enjoyed making beautiful card relief African masks on mosaic collage with raffia hair textures, enhanced with gold and silver dry-brushing. The results were fabulous and several parents were even engrossed in making their own masks! Parents said how much they had thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to make things and be creative again, which they had not done since they were themselves at school.
Today we have welcomed children from years 4 & 5 of our local Primary Schools to come and spend the day with us, together with their parents, to try out some practical workshops in subjects that they might not have tried before. We feel that the earlier we can ease children into the process of transitioning to ‘big school’ the better, hopefully making that big step a little easier for them when the time comes. It’s been a really lovely day and the children (and their parents) have all really enjoyed making some fabulous things to take home. We look forward to inviting you all in again soon! ... See MoreSee Less
Anya Tregay and Benjamin Griffiths, two incredibly talented Year 9 writers, were the finalists in the CET Write-Off competition and had the fantastic opportunity to visit London this week. The students went to compete in the final of the writing competition and got to work with a professional screenwriter Harry Oulton.
Students were given one hour to write a script based on a secret that is overheard in school. Their task was to include the professional techniques they had been taught by Harry Oulton in their own script writing. I am delighted to announce that Anya and Benjamin’s script won against six other CET schools across the country. Their winning script is now due to be filmed on Monday with a professional film crew and supported by Harry Oulton who will be visiting The Hart School.
As you are aware we are currently going through the democratic process of electing our new Head Boy and Head Girl for both Upper and Lower School. We would love our parents to be involved in this, and invite you to pop along tomorrow (Friday) to Upper School between 8.40am and 6pm and cast your votes!
Good Luck candidates, you’ve all proved yourselves to be worthy opponents! ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday a number of year 7 students competed in the Year 7/8 Cannock & District Doubles Tennis Tournament as The Hart School for the first time. Most of these students have only started playing tennis this year, however their tennis and their sportsmanship on the day, in all their very first external tournament, was exemplary.
Hannah Richardson and Abbie Larner teamed up in the girls division and their teamwork was simply brilliant, keeping each other up beat and with Hannah’s consistent serve and Abbie’s strong forehand, played brilliantly and even took a game off much more experienced players from King Edwards and Kingsmead.
Daniel Lovell and Nathan Mills paired up for League C of the Boys doubles. Daniel’s serve was on fire as they took the first match against Erasmus Darwin Academy, with Nathan Mills pouncing at the net for any balls fired in his general direction. They were not so lucky when facing the eventual winners from King Edwards, however their sheer determination and commitment not to let any point go, led to some brilliant rallies and they were unlucky not to progress having just missed out on a playoff place.
Ashley Bishop and Lewis Durant renewed their partnership from coming runners up in the Hart School Doubles Championship to team up in League B and their enthusiasm and teamwork with each other, was as positive as ever. The pair, despite instructions from myself to rest in between matches, constantly were practising off court and this dedication showed as they took games from most opponents, showing the form that got them to the final of the Hart School tournament, however they missed out on progressing to the semi-finals having lost to the eventual runners-up.