Our Year 9 guides have warmly greeted our visitors this year, making our guests feel very welcome. They have been involved in over sixty individual tours, as well as guiding at our Open Evenings and during Open mornings
The first year of the Duke of Edinburgh Award has been a complete success. Twenty students from Year 10 completed their expedition at South Cerney. they hiked over 15 miles over the weekend, put up their tents and cooked their own food on trangias.
Congratulations to our new Student Leaders 2018-19!
Over the Easter holiday 40 of our students along with a handful of staff had an enjoyable week in Saalbach, Austria learning to ski or improving their skiing.
Thursday 16th March saw the 11th annual BBC School News Report Day. Over 900 schools around the UK took part, including Maidenhill. Some students from Year 7 were selected to report about what is happening in school, online and around England.
On Thursday 2nd March Maidenhill celebrated World Book Day. This year was extra special as it was the 20th anniversary, so students were given numerous opportunities to get involved with various activities across the school. Every student was entitled to their £1 vouchers and Key Stage Three students got to pick their book; with a special delivery arriving first thing Wednesday morning.
In term five, 7E2 were set a home study task....
Billy Shilton is looking to start his international campaign.............
After winning the local heat in the Rotary Young Chef competition held at school Eleanor Banks, a year 10 student, then went on to the district semi-final at Marlwood School.
On Thursday 12th February, author Christopher Edge visited Maidenhill School to talk to all Year 7, 8 and 9 students about his work, his life and his inspiration for producing such phenomenal literature.
On the 28th January two year 10 classes were shown a demonstration of how to cook a chicken dish and a fish dish from “Chefs on Tour” Head Chef and lecturer Shaun Naen.
Saskia Poole has come runner up amongst hundreds of other students in the "Lost Art of Letter Writing" competition run by First News and Pushkin Children's Books. Her winning letter is below.
Abbie Phipps has won a prestigious prize in an RSPCA competition for young photographers of the year. She won in her category "Making Life Better" with a photograph of her sister and dog, Dolly, which she called "Our Little Survivor".
Well done to the year 7 rugby team who competed in the Stroud schools year 7 tournament on Saturday 8th November at KLB School. As you can see we all got extremely wet and cold.
During November year 8 students took part in Stonehouse based firm, Dairy Crest’s competition to design a new flavour of Frijj milkshake. Teams needed to decide on the target audience, the flavour of FRijj they would like to make and the shape and design of the bottle.
On Friday 14th November I went to Calcot Manor to look around the restaurant and kitchens. The kitchens were very big and had three different sections.
Former year 11 students returned to be awarded their GCSE certificates as well as prizes, subject awards, shields and cups.
To celebrate National Poetry Day this year, students across the school were given the opportunity to travel in the realms of gold with a new challenge in collaboration with The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
Maidenhill School in Stonehouse has launched a new network especially for former students, which can be accessed through the school website. The portal will include priority invitations to open events, as well as news of all that’s happening in this forward-thinking school.
At the end of term 6, a group of year 9 and 10 students visited @Bristol. Firstly we did an experiment which involved gel electrophoresis of DNA. We had to use micropipettes to inject DNA into a special jelly. About half an hour later we could see through the jelly, using a UV light to compare the DNA and find the criminal. We could look around the whole of @Bristol and make some creative things. My favourite thing was a room on a slope, it felt really weird.