9C put their maths into practice yesterday by scaling up the AHS logo onto the school field using a trundle wheel to calculate distances, human compasses to draw circles and a lot of string! They then coordinated Years 7 – 10 to take their places while highereyes.com took photos with their drone. Well done girls!
Congratulations to all involved in athletics events on Friday and Saturday.
Our English Schools Cup Junior Girls Team won the Midlands B final with a score of 342 points. An amazing team effort from everyone and some fantastic PBs.
In the County Athletics Championships Emilia became the Year 7 100 m and long jump champion and broke the 100 m county record. Lucy is the new Year 9 200 m champion and was runner up in long jump. Dejannae came a very well place third in the Year 7 high jump.
A warm invitation to come and see the wonderful work from our GCSE and A Level students. The GCSE exhibition is on Friday 9 June from 4.30 – 6.30 and the A Level show is on Friday 23 June again from 4.30 – 6.30. We look forward to seeing you there.
Congratulations to our Year 13 students who received their Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards at Buckingham Palace today. D of E continues to go from strength to strength at AHS – many thanks to all our staff who put so much energy into running the award.
Well done to Anouszka in 9S, who came first in the UK Under 21 Medium Dressage on Saturday on her horse, Damascus III. She will now be invited to squad training with a view to getting into the GB team.
Congratulations to Folu who has been elected as Youth Parliament representative for MK North. She will be working with the other members on issues such as improving mental health care for young people and will be writing more about her role in the next edition of Highlights.
Congratulations to Emilia in 7S who helped the Bucks team reach second place in the National Cross Country finals!
We are very proud of 8 of our Sixth Form students (Daisy Williams, Ashleigh Stent, Megs Woodward, Julia Barker, Ellie Hardings, Beth Arrowsmith, Holly Harper and Niamh Austin) who are on the Leaderboard of the School Leavers Challenge run by Target Careers. This is a national competition that tests students on their strengths and work readiness. They are among 100 students who have now been invited to the Challenge Final at the BT tower next week. They will be pitted against other competitors across a number of challenges to find an overall winner. We wish them the best of luck!
Year 13 Business Studies students spent a fun and educational long weekend in Barcelona this Easter. They got behind the scenes insight into such businesses as the famous Escriba patisserie and the Torres vineyard, as well as being able to contribute the Spanish economy themselves in the markets of Las Ramblas!
Former High School student Katy Roberts, who set up a children’s charity Child Aid Gambia www.childaid.gm with her father Chris in 2011, has been awarded Honorary Citizenship of the City of Banjul in recognition and appreciation of her outstanding contributions to the people of Banjul and surrounding areas.
Katy, who is on a gap year doing voluntary work at the PACE Centre after being accepted to Lancaster University, won the 18th Jane Brownlee Scholarship last May. Jane Brownlee was a teacher at Aylesbury High School from 1978 until 1998 and Head of Geography. The Scholarship is in honour of her memory and is awarded in the spring every year to a student who wishes to travel abroad. The money Katy received was put to good use in the Gambia this month to improve the living conditions of Gambian street children hit by the recent political crises which saw over 45,000 people leave the country to seek safety in neighbouring Senegal since last December.
Mr. Sandigie Njie, Clerk to the City Council, said that Katy’s hard work and personal sacrifice is instrumental in supporting and working with destitute street children and those suffering great hardship because of personal circumstances in The Gambia. Katy and her father Chris’s charity Child Aid Gambia had funded the D 300,000.00 (£5,525.77) Ndangan Water Project which was started in 2011 and completed in July 2014, which meant that the children and their families living at the shanty town of Ndangan are now able to drink clean safe drinking water which will greatly improve the health and sanitation of the children and the community as a whole.
The mayor Mr. Abdoulie Bah said Katy is an inspiration through her work with disadvantaged children. Her father, Chris said he was immensely proud of all that Katy has achieved with her charity work in the Gambia.
Katy thanked the people of Banjul for their hospitality, and commented that she felt honoured to receive the award and will continue to help support the poor and destitute children of The Gambia through the charity for many years to come.
Anyone wishing to sponsor a child through Child Aid Gambia can do so by contacting them through their website www.childaid.gm It costs just £38.00 per year.