Highworth Warneford School promotes excellent working relationships with our primary feeder schools to allow young students the opportunity to experience our facilities and enable them to work with our staff and students over a range of sporting, musical and educational activities held over two days in May. This proves particularly beneficial for the transition of students in Year 6 who subsequently join us in Year 7, but also provides an opportunity for our students to share their knowledge and experience with a younger audience.
Extend Programme 2017
On Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 May we welcomed over 100 Year 6 students from twenty-two primary schools, to experience a taste of secondary school life at Highworth Warneford School. Students were able to participate in four fun sessions over the two days: Café Francais, Musical Mayhem, Pop-Up Cards or Felt puppets, MasterChef Biscuits and Ball Games, as well as making new friends ahead of the new school year in September. Judging from the smiles and laughter, everyone had a fun time and secondary school is not quite as daunting as it may have seemed a week ago! Thank you to our year 10 student helpers who were involved in leading the morning ice-breaker sessions and assisting throughout the two days. Mrs D Tremblin, Extend Co-ordinator.
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On Monday 22 May, KS1 pupils from Eastrop and St Leonards took part in a range of races including sprinting, egg and spoon, hurdles and relay and other events such as long jump and throwing. This was followed by KS2 pupils from Southfields and St Leonards competing in races including sprinting, skipping, hurdles and relay in addition to long jump and throwing. Congratulations to St Leonards school who won both the KS1 nd KS2 events. It was a beautiful day, all the pupils were fantastic, including the 35 Year 9 girls from Warneford who helped to run the activities on the day. Many staff from the primary schools commented how encouraging and organised they were. Mrs Sharps, PE Teacher.
Pupils from Westrop, Southfields and St Leonard’s primary schools have the option to attend our Multiskills festivals held throughout the year at the Rec in Highworth. These festivals are run by our Year 10 BTEC Sports students – looking at teaching Agility, Coordination, Reaction Time, Balance, Strength and CV fitness. These are all key skills which are very important to develop at an early age and each Year 10 pupil is given the opportunity to lead their own personally designed activity. Mrs A Sharps, PE Teacher.
Southfields students learn to play the ukulele
Students from one of our feeder schools recently joined our GCSE music students for a morning workshop on how to play the ukulele, which is part of the guitar family but only has 4 strings. They are great fun to play and all the students really enjoyed experimenting with these ‘cute ukes’. Mrs J Smale, Head of Music.
On Friday 15 November, over 100 year 2 students from Eastrop, Westrop and St Leonard’s primary schools took part in a Dance Festival at the Rec in Highworth organised by Mr Moody, PE Teacher and a selection of girls from Warneford’s year 9 Cheerleadering group. Following a warm up and a short display by the Dance Leaders, each class performed a dance they had been practicing especially for the event including Superman by Black Lace, Roar by Katy Perry, Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny) by The Pussycat Dolls and Azonto (African dance from Ghana). All the year 2 students really seemed to enjoy the event which finished with the Cheerleaders teaching the students a line dance.
Language Leaders Award
On Monday 9 December, Year 9 French Gifted and Talented students visited St Leonard’s School in Blunsdon to teach Year 4 students how to say what they would like for Christmas.
Peer Educators visit to Southfield Junior School, Highworth
On Thursday 11 July 2013, students selected to be Peer Educators, visited Southfield Junior School to work with the younger students on the theme of problem solving. Mrs L Funnell.