Despite the cloudy and windy start this morning this pupils enjoyed our annual Sports Day. Tutor groups have been working hard over the last week preparing flags and torches with the 'Major Olympic Medal Winning Countries' theme. Pupils paraded onto the school field to some fantastic sports-themed tunes provided by Music pupils. Field events took place earlier in the week and today we focused on the track races. Well done to all the medal winners. A huge congratulations to Harlan Randell, 10F, who won the Sports Day trophy for a great overall performance and achieving a new Year 10 boys' 100 metre record!
Dear Parents/Carers of Year 9 Geography pupils. Unfortunately there was an mistake in printing the Naples letters. Please be advised the total cost of the trip is £568 with a £100 deposit (unless pupils have a named letter). New letters will be issued, apologies for any confusion.
Miss Harvey, Teacher of Geography
Year 7 have enjoyed a day focusing on safety. With special thanks to RNLI, SC Ambulance, Springfield Water Explorers (Emily Waldron, Finn Murphy, George Marston, Ridley Coote, Sydney Walker, Zoe Bowbrick, Anna Merel) the Transport Police and Mrs Mandrill. We will be publishing a special report written by Year 7 pupils shortly giving more detail about the day. Thank you again to everyone who gave up their time.
We were very excited to welcome Toop Studio back to Springfield yesterday to complete the final day of 'green screen' filming for a short film about the school. Thank you to Shadric and Bip for working tirelessly to complete all the scenes and to the skill, dedication and patience shown by the Springfield pupils who participated. We are excited to see the finished results next academic year!
Well done to all of the pupils who have worked hard to prepare for grade exams this term and good luck to everyone who is taking their music exam this week.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
To all Year 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 parents/carers.
Please find below a letter which has been sent home today regarding the Industrial Action tomorrow.
Despite the rain, our summer arts showcase went ahead on Tuesday and was a great success. Guests enjoyed taking a journey through the four areas of the Year 9 PDL curriculum (Art, Drama, Music and Religious Studies) as well as viewing some superb GCSE work. This is informal ‘gallery style’ event was held to showcase the fantastic work undertaken by pupils. Refreshments were also available courtesy of some of our Year 10 African Adventure fundraisers.
Year 9 enjoyed a great Focus Day on Tuesday, 28th June. Training providers Cragrats ran an 'Olympic' themed workshop. With Rio hosting the Olympics 2016 it was the perfect time to bring this global event to life. CragRats’ provided a fast paced workshop, requiring delegation amongst teams as they acted as bidding cities, hoping to be crowned hosts of The Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024. The workshop tackled relevant contemporary issues such as global citizenship, equality and diversity, sustainability, legacy, entrepreneurship and social responsibility, as well as employability skills. This fun packed workshop developed pupils' core skills as well as injecting a positive, winning attitude amongst them. It was a fun but informative workshop in which the pupils participated enthusiastically. Thank you to Cragrats for taking the time to come and run the workshops.
On Monday, 27th June 2016 the Springfield Choir participated in the Portsmouth Schools’ Music Festival at Portsmouth Guildhall. It was a great night showcasing some of the amazing talent the young people of Portsmouth and surrounding area have to offer. The festival is now in its 90th year. The Festival has given a continuing opportunity for young people from Portsmouth and the surrounding areas to celebrate their talents and their music at an annual gathering. This year the Festival is being held from 27th to 30th June at the Portsmouth Guildhall. Four nights of musical performances have been put together by pupils/students from schools and colleges across the city, including choirs, musical ensembles and dance performances.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Pictured top row from left: Mrs Latif, Keeley Darwin (7N), Chloe Smith (7N), Jessica Luck (7L), Francesca Raine (7F), Mr Quigley.
Bottom left to right : Megan Parkes (8E), Izeb Martin-Nown (7P)
We were delighted to welcome local charity 'Canine Partners' to the school on Tuesday 21st July as part of the Year 8 PSHE day. Canine Partners is a registered charity that transforms the lives of people with physical disabilities by partnering them with assistance dogs. Their dogs bring a greater independence and quality of life to their partners, offering security, companionship, and practical help with everyday household tasks. These life-changing dogs also provide psychological and social benefits including increased independence, confidence, social interaction and self-esteem.
Pupils joined in activities which made them consider what it might be like to be disabled. Bev Scammell and Sheena Wright explained how their amazing dogs are trained which apparently sparked a great deal of interest as many of the pupils have dogs of their of their own. Some pupils said they will try to teach their own dogs some of the techniques! A huge thank you to Bev and Sheena who gave up their time. For more information about Canine Partners and the work they do please visit their website - www.caninepartners.org.uk
On Sunday 19th June our Year 9 and 10 F24 GreenPower car team visited Goodwood Motor Circuit for the first round of racing for this year's season. We have been working on our car after school over the course of the year and used the majority of the day to test it and work out our tactics. Although we could not compete with the more established teams at the circuit we all had a really good time, we look forward to next year's season and to working on the car and improving its performance.
Lewis Wells 10L