We are so sorry that we aren’t able to welcome Year 6 into school today, but please have a good look at all the transition materials we have posted on your page of our website (under the Student tab). We will run our transtion day for you on Friday 3 September, when only our new students will be in school.
We are sorry that we are still not able to welcome you in person, but we have created a virtual open event for you which you can find under the Admissions tab of our website. Hopefully we will be able to hold our in-person events in September – with an open evening on Wednesday 22 September and open mornings on 30 September, 18, 19 and 20 October.
This week a group of Year 7s have been taking part in Bikeability, a cycle training programme. It’s designed to help cyclists gain practical skills and understanding of how to cycle on today’s roads. Bikeability gives everyone the skills and confidence for all kinds of cycling.
After completing their first day of the training and experiencing a cycle around Aylesbury town we received many positive comments.
‘It was such a great day’
‘It was a bit scary being on the roads at first, but it’s really good at getting your confidence up. I now know how to go around a roundabout safely!’
They are looking forward to the rest of the course which will continue until Friday.
On Monday 14th June, we received this heartwarming email from a gentleman who one of our Duke of Edinburgh expedition groups came across at the weekend.
Well done to all of you for showing such care and skills. As the gentleman has said you are a credit to AHS, your parents and most importantly yourselves. Thank you.
One of the last stages of submitting our Eco Schools application is to devise the AHS Eco Code. Many thanks to our Eco Committee, led by Phoebe, for this great piece of work. Do look at the brilliant work they have done on our website at https://www.ahs.bucks.sch.uk/eco-school/
We were inundated with brilliant entries to this competition – thank you to everyone who engaged. You can see the shortlisted pieces here and in more detail on our Celebrating Diversity page https://www.ahs.bucks.sch.uk/celebrating-diversity/
‘The show must go on’ as they say, and with Year 9 being invited to take up the 2021 House Drama challenge – it is in safe hands! The competition naturally had to be re-thought this year to maintain year group bubbles and social distancing and so we entered the English Speaking Union’s ‘Performing Shakespeare’ competition. Instead of the usual group pieces, each participant picks their own 2 minute Shakespeare monologue to learn and perform in addition to explaining why she chose it, what was it that she was inspired by and what does she hope to convey and express in the performance.
Over 30 students are involved from all Houses in Year 9 and are ably supported by the team of Drama Ambassadors who meet with them each week for a coaching session. The next stage will be internal video submission and then a school-based panel of judges will decide which entries are put forward to the national competition! We are delighted to be able to offer a semi-normal event in these difficult times and hope to reveal the finalists towards the Easter holiday!
Mrs Rachel Hughes, Drama Subject Team Leader