Congratulations to winners, Waddesdon for taking us on a a whirlwind world tour – but a huge well done to all who took part and for some exceptional leadership from our House Captains. Individual awards went to the following: Best vocal solo: Pilar, Waddesdon. Best small ensemble: Stowe. Best instrumental solo: Tink and Freya, Claydon. Best choral arrangement: Stowe. Best orchestral arrangement: Hughenden. Large choral performance: Waddesdon.
Congratulations to our U19 basketballers who won their semi final with a convincing score of 104 – 23 in Blackpool yesterday. They are off to the final in Manchester on 23 March!
It was great to see AHS students involved in launching the Girls Active ‘Step Up For Change’ scheme at Stoke Mandeville Stadium yesterday, where they were educating younger girls about the importance of keeping fit. See the full story in the Bucks Herald: Girls step up for change at launch of new sports programme in Stoke Mandeville
Congratulations to Emma Harrington, Libby Volokh and Maiwa Banda who won the District Intermediate Semi-Final of the Rotary Club Public-Speaking Competition last night at Fulbrook Middle School in Woburn Sands. They faced stiff competition from seven other schools from all over Bucks, Beds, Herts speaking on a range of subjects including artificial intelligence, doping in sport and testing on animals. As in the previous round, the AHS girls chose to speak on the subject of ‘Social Media and Mental Health’.
The girls did themselves proud, speaking with great passion and articulacy about the dangers that social media can have on girls’ mental health and self-esteem. After a nerve-wracking wait whilst the judges retired to consider their verdict, Emma, Libby and Maiwa were named the winners for the 2nd round running. They will now go on to compete in the District Final in March where their next challenge awaits.
Congratulations to our fantastic Rock Challenge team for a brilliant third place and for getting very well deserved awards for choreography, entertainment, stage crew, music, video and student leadership. Thank you very much to everyone who helped behind the scenes from costumes to set and an enormous thank you to Miss McKendrick for all of her hard work and energy.
Well done to Izzy Marshall who has won the U18 National Winter Tour Tennis Finals!
We are extremely proud of our Year 8 students, who pushed themselves out of their comfort zones and really challenged themselves in Aberdyfi this month. Everyone had a favourite experience, whether it was jetty jumping, gorge walking, canoeing, climbing, hiking or staying in a cabin overnight.
We have had a great week being entertained by the Staff Panto, Teacher Karaoke and, best of all, The A Factor. Thank you to all the organisers in Year 12, all our performers, everyone who came to watch and to Mrs Jarrett for overseeing it all. We have raised money for the following charities, voted for by our students: A21, The Alzheimer’s Society, Oxfam, People not Borders and Water Aid.
Congratulations to all involved in our Christmas Concert this week, where we were treated to The Nutcracker Suite from our symphony orchestra as well as many other festive performances from our steel band, percussion ensemble, jazz group and choirs as well as soloists and small groups. Huge thanks to our amazing music teachers, talented students and to all those who helped behind the scenes.
Thank you to all our talented dancers and our hardworking crew for their fantastic performances at House Dance last week and their imaginative interpretations of the theme ‘Life is so much more interesting inside my head’. Congratulations to Claydon House for their winning dance, based on Alice In Wonderland.