Congratulations to the 163 pupils who received a grade within the top 10% of the country in the Bebras Challenge and have been invited to take part in the TCS Oxford Computing Challenge. An extra congratulation to Grace Hammond and Milly Henley who have both won a place in the National finals at Oxford University in the new year.
We are thrilled to have been placed as the third most successful state school for sport in the country in the latest edition of School Sport Magazine. Congratulations to our hugely talented and hard working students and staff and thank you to all our parents for their support.
We can’t wait for the Shakespeare Schools Festival on Tuesday 20 November where students from AHS and AGS will be performing their joint productions of Henry V and Taming of the Shrew at the Grove Theatre, Dunstable. Get your tickets from The Grove Theatre on 01582 602080. Start time 7 pm.
Please see our latest edition of Highlights under ‘What’s On’ – it’s been a busy first half of term!
Fantastic performances at House Dance dress rehearsals! Well done to everyone for all their hard work and good luck in performances this week!
It is great to see Year 7 settling in so well and a day at Green Park last week certainly helped them bond with their form groups and make friends in other classes, as well as improve their teamwork. Highlights included Jacob’s ladder, the high equilibrium, crate stacking and orienteering.
We are very pleased to be able to offer a workshop specifically for parents to help them understand the mental health issues many young people face. Delivered by mental health charity Mind, the workshop will cover topics including:
- Basic introduction of mental health issues and the importance of maintaining good mental health for your child
- Spotting potential warning signs and hot spots (eg exams and other stress points)
- Helping to prevent potential problems developing
- How to approach conversations with young people and understanding why young people don’t seek help
- The benefits of physical activity for maintaining mental health
Please note this workshop is only open to parents of students at Aylesbury High School. If you would like to book a place and for more details, please visit:
This year’s entries were based on Malala Yousafzai’s famous words: ‘We realise the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.’ This inspired some spectacular interpretations and performances from Stowe’s powerful call for an end to shootings in America to Waddesdon’s imaginative portrayal of forced happiness in a ‘dystopian utopia’. Congratulations to Ascott’s Sophie Roberts, who won Outstanding Performer and to Claydon for winning overall with their humorous take on three fairytale princesses.
We have recently enjoyed two whole school activity days, where Year 7 participated in a Creative Olympics and constructed wind turbines in a STEM day. Year 8 visited the Black Country Museum to find out more about the Victorian period for work in History and English and spent a Day in Ashridge. Year 9 did Geography fieldwork in Docklands and took part in an Enterprise Day where they completed an ‘Apprentice’ style challenge. Year 10 put on an International Day for local primary schools and then took part in wellbeing workshops, while Year 12 looked to their future, visiting Nottingham University’s open day.