P.C.S.O David Knowles and retired Police Officer Steve Hawkins from Hampshire Constabulary's special branch visited Year 8s this morning. Pupils were engaged by a short DVD relating to terrorism, radicalisation, the opportunities to intervene and stereo types. A question and answer session followed whereby pupils discussed how this impacts on society and what they should do in that situation. David and Steve said that the pupils were fabulous, asking well balanced mature questions.
Congratulations to Robyn Stanhope (Synchronised Swimming), Emily Goss (Artisitc Gymnastics) and William Barnes (Swimming) who have been awarded Portsmouth City Council Junior Sports Bursaries for their chosen sport.
Awards are made to pupils whose national ranking places them in the top twenty in the country within their sport. Keep up the hard work!
The inter tutor group swimming gala splashes off this morning with the the Year 9s followed by Year 7s this afternoon.
Competitors are timed swimming lengths of the school pool. The pupils with the best times win. Year 8s take part on Thursday.
Results follow after Easter...
Congratulations to 7F, 8S and 9F - the winning Tutor Groups!
Year 9 English students have been studying the short stories written by Sherlock Holmes. They have been inspired to produce detective fiction of their own.
To encourage the creative juices to flow Portsmouth Museum have kindly temporarily loaned us their Conan Doyle collection. Students have had their chance to handle artefacts from this great display.
Thanks to the H.L.F. Sharing Sherlock project!
The Soloman Theatre (specialists in communicating messages that result in crime reduction, improved community safety and the promotion of healthy schools and healthy lifestyles) presented a play to the Year 9s today entitled 'The Power of Love'. The play focussed on relationships, decisions based on these relationships, the consequences of these decisions and the impact of social media.
An hour long workshop followed the play where students were encouraged to debate the important issues raised. The pupils were engaged by an excellent production and follow up.
For more information on Solomon Theatre please visit: http://www.solomontheatre.co.uk/
Year 10s have been getting some serious field work done this week.
Each Geography class have had the opportunity to visit 4 different sites within the Meon Valley - Meon, Droxford, Wickham and Funtley as part of their GCSE Geography Controlled Assessment. Luckily the weather has held out and all trips have been successful - with the exception of a leak in Mrs Lawler's waders!
Congratulations to both of Springfield's girls' indoor cricket teams. The Under 13 and Under 15 teams made it to the Hampshire finals at the Ageas Bowl and both teams ended up coming 3rd on the day. This is the second year in a row that both age groups have made the finals and the fifth year in a row that Springfield has had at least one team in the finals. Well done girls!
Springfield pupils really pulled out all the stops for the show last night and put on a fantastic performance at Portsmouth Guildhall. Portsmouth Music Hub have had loads of feedback from parents via facebook, twitter and emails and it's great to hear how proud they were of their children and how much they enjoyed the show. Please find links below to the photos on facebook.
We are featured in the Education supplement of the Portsmouth News today on page 19. The article relates to our recent re-brand. Thanks to Ester Le Comte, Emily Bone, Jessica Humphrys, Luca Saleh and David Mills for your input!
30 Year 8s visited the Sustainability Centre, East Meon yesterday. They learned about the importance of alternative energy and resource efficiency. Pupils made solar cars and their very own smoothies using a bike!
“I have realised that I love nature, being outside and exploring.” Elouise Crook
“I found today a very amazing experience and I learnt lots. It was fun.” Azhar Baree
Year 9 pupils enjoyed musical theatre classes today run by Chichester University Students. The classes were split into 3 sections including acting workshops, singing workshops and basic dance. The students ran sessions for the Year 10s recently and we were so impressed we invited them back!