U16 National Champions

Congratulations to our U16 basketballers who came back from 20 points down to win the national final 99-98 in extra time!  What a match!  Well done to Grace who was awarded MVP for her 33 point contribution – but a brilliant team effort all round!  A huge thank you to Mrs Arber and Coach Jenner for their dedication to the team and to all the supportive parents – we hope you still have some nails left!

Climate Change Action

Well done to our Year 7 geographers who met Aylesbury MP David Liddington to hand over their proposals for reducing climate change.

Wildlife Photography Competition

Congratulations to Katherine, Iona and Katharine for winning first prize in the @AHSScience photography competition.  Check out their Twitter feed for more lovely photos.Well done!

Anthony Nolan Volunteers

A record breaking 113 sixth form students were inspired by Anthony Nolan, a charity that helps to save the lives of people with blood cancer or blood disorders, to register for stem cell donations. This recruitment took place on the 1st of May 2019 and is part of Anthony Nolan’s ‘Hero Project’.

Every day, the charity matches incredible individuals who are willing to donate their stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need transplants to save their life. The Anthony Nolan bone marrow register works by recruiting those who are healthy and willing to donate between 16-30 years of age, and they will remain on the register until they reach the age of 60.

It is good news that 69% of Northern European stem cell transplant recipients receive the best possible match, however that falls to 20% for patients of a black, Asian or ethnic minority background. This is because there are not enough people from ethnic minority groups that register themselves on this life-saving register and this is also something that Anthony Nolan are working to combat, so that people of all races and backgrounds have an equal chance of undergoing stem cell transplant that could potentially give gift them their life again.

When asked about how they felt about entering their names of the stem cells donor register, the most common answer from AHS pupils was similar to “it’s a great feeling to know that we can help save a life, who may not even be related to us and it’s amazing that it takes no more than 5 minutes to register to save someone’s life”.

Another pupil claimed that “the extraordinary aspect about Anthony Nolan is that signing up on the donor register is not the only way to help save lives of people with blood cancer. One can donate money, help fundraise money, volunteer and even campaign with them and it all adds up”.

If you are interested or know someone who would be willing to sign up for free and save a life, visit the Anthony Nolan website at www.anthonynolan.org.

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Year 9 STEM

Thank you to EDTUK and the UK Space Agency who ran a fantastic STEM day for Year 9 today.  They competed in several challenges to design and build satellites and rocket launchers.

U19 get silver!

Huge congratulations to our U19 basketball team who came second in the country today at the National Basketball finals in Manchester.  A massive well done to all our students, to Mrs Arber, Coach Jenner and our very supportive parents!

Great Big School Clean

Well done to Year 7 and 8 students who are litter picking in and around AHS this week!  We also have brand new recycling bins for outside waste – so please make sure recycling (and only recycling!) goes in the green bins!

Squash Success!

Congratulations to our KS3 and KS5 squash teams who made it to national finals and came 4th and 6th in the country!  Huge thanks too to Coach Darren and our parent supporters.