The Hurst Community College
We welcomed some Year 5 pupils from three Primary Schools, for an afternoon of physical challenges to test speed, agility and stamina. Pupils took part in 6 challenges ranging from rowing, sprinting and goal scoring. All the pupils performed well and enjoyed the afternoon, but special congratulations go to The Priory as the overall winning school. To complete the afternoon, pupils enjoyed a friendly but competitive game of handball.
Not only was our Winter Spectacular Music Concert a huge success, we have pleasure in announcing that we have been awarded the Music Mark, in recognition of the dedication of our Music Department delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. We would like to thank and congratulate Mrs Long and her team for all the hard work and encouragement given to students. If you have never had the pleasure in attending one of our music concerts, you should take the opportunity to experience the wide range of talent our students have to offer. Keep an eye out for any future music events on the school calendar.
At the recent Skillstree Awards, we are very proud to announce that we won the School's Award in recognition of the success of our careers programme. We arrange a full week of careers related activities for our Yr 10 students to help prepare them for the world of work and to highlight the skills employers are looking for in applicants. The week includes workshops, a small business challenge, communication and team building skills, a careers fair and a mock interview day. This week has proved to provide students with essential skills for the future, thus increasing their confidence. The Mayor of Basingstoke attended the evening which celebrated the time and commitment businesses, schools and colleges invest in projects that support young people's preparation for adult life and work.