Maidenhill School has received a national accolade at the recent Education Business Awards 2015 in London.
Congratulations to former pupil Melissa Prosser on her success in the field of Computer Gameplay Design and Production.
In term five, 7E2 were set a home study task that encouraged them to become strong, independent writers. Their challenge was to write an interesting article based on their hobbies, activities in school or something they enjoy writing about.
Maidenhill School welcomed a group of 37 Japanese students for the week from Matsuzaka High School, Japan. During the week they took part in lessons and collaborated with students in British and Japanese themed workshops which explored cultural identities.
Billy Shilton played well in the Hungarian Open in the week of 13-15th March winning a bronze medal in the singles and a gold for the team. He then headed to Italy for the first factor 40 tournament of the season, the Lignano Master Open.
Year 9 and 10 students excelled in the recent maths challenge, a competition arranged by the UK Maths trust. Oliver Ayre, a year 10 student, has not only achieved a gold certificate which puts him in the top 7% of students nationally, he has also been invited to take part in one of the follow-on Olympiad rounds, The Hamilton
Harmony Warren-Hartley, Y11, was an overall winner for a poetry competition organised by the estate agent Location Location for the local community and local schools.
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.
Year 11 students visited Calcot Manor to look around the restaurant and kitchens and to gain valuable experience of working in a professional kitchen.
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.