Bank of England

We were thrilled to welcome Dr Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor for Monetary Policy at the Bank of England today for an engaging and inspiring talk on Inflation, the economy and careers.

Here’s to the next 60 years!

It was great to welcome parents, students, alumni, donors, architects and contractors to AHS last night to celebrate the official opening of the Tower Block refurbishment.  Staff and students are really enjoying the updated classrooms and are looking forward to the next 60 years!

Year 8 Outward Bound

Year 8 students have had a fantastic personal development course at the Outward Bound Centre in Aberdovey, Wales.  Despite some pretty challenging weather, our students showed true resilience and truly pushed themselves out of their comfort zones – which is what the week is all about!  Favourite activities included gorge walking, canoe slides, abseiling, rock scrambling and staying at the cabins.  The response from our students has been overwhelmingly positive and it was great to hear how much they think they have learned about themselves – from developing their teamwork, making new friends and realising that they can do much more than they think they can!  The challenge now is to transfer this to their lives back at school and at home!

A Factor

Our Fundraising Week continues with some A-Mazing performances from our talented students.  Results announced in our final assembly!

Staff Panto

Well done to all those brave members of staff who kicked off our fundraising week with their very entertaining panto.  And thank you to our Year 12 team for their very creative writing and directing!

Christmas Concerts

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the fantastic Christmas Concert, from the wonderful Harding House and Chamber choirs to the whole host of groups – orchestra, percussion, rock and jazz as well as the stunning soloists.  We were then treated to a beautiful carol concert in St Mary’s Church – thank you – you really got us in the Christmassy mood!

AHS Election

Thank you to our Year 13 and 12 Politics students, who have worked very hard running the AHS in-school election and analysing the results.

Sporting Success!

Congratulations to everyone involved in Team AHS PE for being ranked at number 5 in the Top 100 Schools (and the number one all girls’ school!)

ReLove Our Stuff!

Thank you to our Eco  Group who ran this brilliant event today and to everyone who donated clothes and who came to browse.  What a great way to clear out your wardrobe and get some ‘new’ clothes for free – and it’s environmentally friendly too!

It’s estimated that more than two tonnes of clothing are bought each minute in the UK, more than any other country in Europe.  That amount produces nearly 50 tonnes of carbon emissions – the same as driving 162,000 miles in a car.

From growing the cotton to the dyeing process, it can take an estimated 20,000 litres of water to make just one pair of jeans and one t-shirt. To put this into perspective, it would take more than 13 years to drink this amount.

So it was great to see clothes being recyled and reloved today and as it was so popular, we will definitely run this again next term – why shop when you can swap?!