1. A SPECIALIST SCIENCE COLLEGE MAY 2007
Issue No. 5
The Eggar‛s School Class of 2007 Leave in Style...
Zoe Kinsman & Tom Cooper James Milburn & Bethany Arnott Ian Craig & Bethan Jones
Wednesday 15th May 2007 will probably be arrived side saddle on her own charger.
remembered for a long time to come. It As usual the event attracted crowds of
was the day the current Year 11 left school well wishers, all eager to see the beautiful
at 11:00am, all smartly dressed in their ‘red carpet‛ dresses and suits.
Eggar‛s uniforms to return to the Grange After dinner, Head Boy, Alex Gillan, made
Hotel that very evening looking stunning! a moving speech thanking his teachers for
Every year the modes of transport used to all their hard work and Sarah Carter,
ferry our students to the Prom get more Head Girl, reminded students of the many
and more adventurous. This year was no good times they enjoyed throughout their
exception. Students arrived in campervans, time at Eggar‛s School.
stretch limos (including a stretch police It was truly a wonderful evening and we
car), vintage Rolls, various sports cars, a wish all of Year 11 every success in their
bus, a motorised sofa(!) and April Gould coming exams.
2. Above: Harry Kaluzniak,
David Mayes, Tom
Husbands, Adam Ellis
Left: Chantelle Bevis, Harry
Yarrow, Meredith Tiala
Rachel Bell, Megan
Above: Ben Bryan and
Above: Jack Stephenson,
Robyn Carroll, Melissa Ogden,
Rob Littlewood, Becky Mclean,
Sarah Blythe, Rosie Joiner
Right: Harry Martin,
Sarah Moore, Emma
Sharpe, Mike Hooper
May and Shaun
3. Above left to right: Dominic Beardsall, Nick Bagley, Zak
Bulpitt, Sarah Carter, Karyn Childs, Meredith Tiala, Tom Van
Dongen, Christopher Boardman, Lauren Ellens
Above: Lee Lucas and
Above left to right: Emma Courtnage, Siobhan Tee,
Kayleigh Whistance, Bethan Jones, Jessica Schonutt,
Jess Thomas and CarryAnne May
Above left: Danielle Owen
and Stuart Gagen.
Left: Hollie Dorans, Katie Jones,
Suzie Davis, Peaches Rimmell
4. Left to Right: Stephen
Langham, Katie Marshall,
James Harrington, Amy Hunt,
Laura Glover, Alex Gillan, Max
Pemberton, Ali Jenner, Harriet
Rhodes and Morgan Fripp.
Right: Eggar’s Head Girl Sarah
Carter and Head Boy Alex Gillan
5. REPTILE DAY Aimee Mackenzie 7JH Update!
In the last Newsletter you may
The Year 7s came remember that Aimee had won her way
face to face with through to the final of the EHDC Show
some lovely reptiles
Off Talent Contest at Horndean
There were a
variety of reptiles The panel of
on display, ranging judges placed
from the Bearded Lizard, a Chameleon to Aimee second,
the black and white Tegu. But the just one agonising
favourite was the Boa Constrictor which point behind the
was over 20’ long...a slight exaggeration winner (also last
there! In fact, the Boa Constrictor was 6’ year‛s winner).
long (just less than 2 metres if you are into Aimee won £100
the metric system) and had a diameter of for her efforts.
20cm. Many students who were scared of
Unlucky this time
snakes conquered their fears by touching
Aimee — but congratulations on your
and stroking the snake. There were no
casualties or snacks for the snake luckily!! success!!!
Mr Rabani said that the students were Aimee will be performing over the
fantastic in their enthusiasm and listening Summer at the Orchard House Summer
to the reptile expert. Show on 26th July.
A huge thank you must go to Mr Rabani
for organising the day. More Musical Success!
Hannah Smith and Tom Rudman
7JW successfully passed their
A note from Mr Wordsworth… Grade 2 music exams for the flute and
alto saxophone. Congratulations to them
Well done to the amazing both!
pupils in my Tutor Group 7JW Judo Chop!
who have earned over 300 Hannah Steel 7JW
merits already:- gained her yellow belt
Becky Brown, Evie Day, for Judo.
Cameron Reid, Fleur Walker Well done Hannah!
and Hannah Steel, also a
special congratulations to
Have a relaxing and safe half
Beth Martin who has actually gained over
term! Mr A Wheeler
Keep up the good work. Year 7, Year Leader
6. This term has certainly been jam packed
and has flown by very quickly. Year 8 are
working extremely hard in all their lessons
and are making excellent progress. Thank
you for supporting the parent‛s evening in
April, it was great to have the opportunity
to meet so many of you again.
We have just had a very
exciting and busy few days in Calshot. All
the pupils who went enjoyed their few days
away and many wished they had had longer
“Kayaking was my favourite. It
was great fun!”
Olivia Walton 8SMo
“The instructors were really help
We were relatively lucky with the weather ful and gave me feedback on how
which brightened up towards the end of the to improve. It was really fun!”
Vanessa Anderson 8KN
All of the Calshot staff were impressed
with the pupils‛ team working skills and
enthusiasm on each activity. Pupils even got “Calshot was a great experience
to see me climb and ski — even though for and if I got the chance to go
most of it I was on the floor! again I would.”
I look forward to our busy final term as
Laura Fitzgibbon 8RCo
Miss L Rogers
Year 8, Year Leader
7. By Harriet GranvilleJones 8KN
On Monday 14th May Year 8 went to Calshot. Afterwards we chilled out in our rooms before
A few Year 7 and Year 9’s came too and going to do our evening activity… ‘Egg Drop!’
many people helped to organise the trip. When in our groups we had to decide on a
Everyone was really excited and couldn’t team name and then prepare for the
wait to find out who was in their group and auction! Each group was given some pretend
who they were sharing a room with! Once money and had to bid for different pieces of
we arrived at Calshot we unloaded the rubbish. We then had to use our rubbish to
coach and found out who we were with and create a support system for an egg that was
then rushed inside to our dormitories. Eggar’s to be dropped from the velodrome onto hard
School was in Lawrence House and there flooring! Points were awarded for
were also a couple of other schools in presentation, teamwork, and how well our
different houses. There were seven different creation worked. In the end our team drew
groups, each with a teacher and Calshot first place with a Year 9 group! We then went
leader. into the Schneider hangar to play and relax
Our first planned activity was sailing but it was before settling into our dorms.
way too windy so we did archery instead. Day two and we were woken up early for
Archery was really fun even though I wasn’t breakfast and then hurried outside to go
very good at it! Our leader, Fenia, thought kayaking. We had to wear wetsuits over our
up different games for us to play. One of my swimwear and they were really tight and it
favourites was ‘where, how, who’. Fenia took us ages to get in them. Once we had our
drew up a table on the board, explaining buoyancy aid on as well we could hardly
where you would go on holiday, how you move and I felt like a robot. We all had great
would get there, and who you are going fun playing in the water. After lunch we went
with. If all three of your arrows landed on skiing. I was really excited and couldn’t wait
gold you would go to Australia by private jet to get started! Once on the dry ski slope we
with Brad Pitt, if you got all white you would were taught the basics. Next, we went up the
go to the sewers by piggyback with Fenia! I hill using the button lift and skied down. For
was somewhere in the middle, going to Spain more advanced skiers, Fenia set us challenges,
by parachute with Mrs Martin! some included jumping whilst going down,
After this we went to the initiative course. This and even bending back and resting our
involved a large tyre suspended a bit off the elbows on the skis!
ground by some chains. Our first task was to Following the skiing we moved onto the three
get our whole team through it. Easy! But climbing walls. I was quite scared on the third
then it got harder. Fenia told us to get one but Miss Hocking helped me find my way
through it but with all of our team holding up to the top. After all the groups had finished
hands! We then moved onto the spiders web. we went to the Schneider hangar to play
This was a wooden structure with ropes some games for the evening.
knotted to form what looked like a spider’s It was our final day at Calshot and the first
web. We once again had to get our team thing we had to do was pack before going to
through; but there were come catches as we breakfast! Our final activity was sailing — and
weren’t allowed to touch the rope, we could yet again we had a fight to get into our
only lift people if there were three people wetsuits! Sailing was absolutely hilarious! My
each side, and we had to do it all in just three sailing partner and I nearly had our heads in
minutes! the water as we leaned over the boat to stop
After all the activities of the day we headed it capsizing! It was one of my favourite
for a well earned tea! The food at Calshot activities at Calshot. After our sailing it was
was delicious and there was always a time to catch the coach back to school.
vegetarian option. The food is also very “Calshot was really enjoyable, exciting and I
healthy as Calshot is following the ‘Jamie learnt things I never thought I could achieve.”
8. School Calendar 2007 Dates for your diary
June 4 School returns after halfterm
7 Y10 GCSE Drama
Y7 Parents Evening
11 Y9 Non core exam week
12 Y10 Leisure & Tourism visit to Guildford Spectrum
Y10 H&SC visit to Treloar College TBC
14 Y6 Induction Evening
19 Y4, Y5 & Y6 Open Mornings 9:0012:00
20 Y4, Y5 & Y6 Open Mornings 9:0012:00
Y10 Reports to Parents
Parents Dropin Session in the Library 17:3018:30
22 Y7 Modern Foreign Languages trip to Boulogne
23 School Fete PSA 13:0017:00
25 Y10 Modular Science Exams
26 Y11 Repeat Module Science exam
Y6 Induction Day
27 Sports Day
28 Y10 Parents Evening
29 Evening with the Big Band 19:30
July 3 Founders Day
5 Awards Evening
6 Y9 Belgium Trip
9 Music Tour of the Black Forest, Germany departs
13 Music Tour of the Black Forest, Germany returns
16 Y7 XHalf Science trip to Marwell Zoo
17 Y7 YHalf Science trip to Marwell Zoo
18 Dress rehearsal for Music Challenge in Hall
19:00 Music Challenge in Hall
20 END OF TERM
9. It was another spectacular performance It was quite a painful experience waiting
from the mock-trial team at for the verdict at the end of the day. I
Southampton Magistrate‛s Court. can guarantee that every person in that
On Saturday 19th May we arrived at the colossal board room was thinking the same
court, nervous, excited and determined to thing; “Please, please let it be us!” After
have a good time. Our two new participants what seemed like an age, the High Sherriff
Kathryn Taylor 8KN as the Witness and announced that the winner is….
Mark Elson 8LH, who had volunteered as a “Edgar‛s School”
reserve but played the part of Defence It took about two seconds for the penny to
Lawyer, were particularly anxious as they drop. The team suddenly realised that she
didn‛t want to let the team down. I think all had pronounced it incorrectly and she
present on the day will agree that they really meant Eggar‛s School. The place
were a credit to the team! erupted. I‛m certain that Emily Wang
Competing at the regional round meant that 8SWa bounced off the ceiling a few times!
we were up against five other schools from Tom Rasburn 8RCo quickly reminded me
all over the South East. The sight of so that the promise of onion Bajjis was the
many pupils and supporters was enough to only reason we had won. Yes, I admit, I
make the already tense pupils go into had been bribing them but at that moment
over-drive. An anxious Charlotte Pugh I was willing to cook up a feast for them
8SWa whispered to me, “Miss, they look not just a few onion Bajjis! They certainly
really good” with a worried look on her face. deserve it.
I tried to reassure her that they were There were many congratulatory hand
probably thinking the same about us. shakes, hugs and a few tears of joy. All in
Needless to say, Charlotte was as cool as a all, it was a fantastic ending to a brilliant
cucumber when cross-examining a witness day. The hard work had certainly paid off
from the opposing team. and we left Southampton floating on cloud
It quickly became apparent that the nine. Now it‛s off to Nottingham to
quality of performance at this stage of the represent the South East!
competition was extremely high. The team “Congratulations to all of you for getting
seemed to have adopted a mantra, this far and good luck in the final round!”
reassuring each other that, “it‛s about
having fun so it doesn‛t matter if we don‛t Mrs K Nessa
win”. However, I could clearly sense a steely English Department
determination that revealed their true
“We will win, no matter what it takes!”
10. BEHAVIOUR & June Open Mornings for
LEARNING Years 3, 4 and 5
SESSIONS Once again this Summer we open our
SUMMER TERM 2007 doors to welcome parents and pupils of
our primary feeder schools to come
EDUCATIONAL and visit our school.
PSYCHOLOGY We are always happy and proud to
NORTH HAMPSHIRE show visitors the excellent facilities and
opportunities on offer at Eggar’s School.
COMMUNITY TEAM Please come along between 9am and
TEACHERS...LSAs...PARENTS 12pm on either Tuesday 19th or
Wednesday 20th June.
Would you like:-
¨ Support with behaviour and learning
‘Black Tie Ball’
¨ To prevent small ‘rumbles‛ of
behaviour from becoming ‘large Saturday 16th June
shouts‛? The Grange Hotel
¨ To work in a confidential manner with
Educational Psychologists? The Parents, Teachers and
Friends Association of
If so, the North Hampshire Community Andrews’ Endowed School,
Holybourne would like to
Team is offering:- offer the opportunity to
Regular, bookable Consultation sessions Eggar’s parents and staff of
to discuss your concerns, clarify issues and a ‘Black Tie Ball’ at the
together generate possible courses of Grange Hotel on Saturday
16th June 2007 to raise funds for Andrews’
action. If concerns relate to an individual
Endowed School, Holybourne.
pupil, we find the sessions are most The evening will begin with a complimentary
effective if parents are involved in them. drink on arrival followed by a sumptuous
If you wish to discuss a named pupil, please three course dinner. Once the meal is over you
do ensure that parents provide consent are free to enjoy dancing in the Saxon Room or
the excitement of the casino in the Garden
before making a booking with us. The Terrace Room.
sessions can also be used to discuss The two people who are the most successful
broa der (i .e non chil d- sp ecific) on the Casino Tables by the end
classroom-based issues. of the night will win ‘Dinner for
A number of sessions will be available two at Tylney Hall’ or a
‘ M e t h u s e l a h o f
during the Summer Term at a range of Champagne’ (6 l itre ‐ 8 bottles).
venues across the Basingstoke & Alton/ To book tickets please contact
Bordon areas. Sarah Cross ‐ PTFA Secretary on
01420 543504. You will receive a
full booking form and menu choices, tables of
TO BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
10‐12 are also available should you wish to fill
SESSION, please telephone a table.
Sue Turner on 01252 814728
Book early to avoid disappointment!
There has been a lot to celebrate in Year 9
over the last half THE
I was very pleased
with the results from
the mock SATs and This valuable area of land continues to
h ow th e pu p ils develop apace. At the present time,
conducted themselves railway sleepers enclose a series of growing
in the actual external examinations. It was areas, and a dedicated growing team under
very obvious that the year group has the direction of Chris Best 9HR and Ryan
matured by the amount of revision and
Heighes 9AV are planting a range of
time spent on Sam Learning.
vegetables and flowers. They assure the
Some of our Year 9 Students Science Team that this will allow the
will be in Barcelona, Spain testing of the
with the Modern Foreign effectiveness of
Languages Department from fertilisers and enable
24th to 28th May which will, them to cross pollinate
I’m sure be an amazing
to select Lupin colour,
experience for them. I am
very jealous that I am not going — I but we suspect that the
thought I may have been invited as my motives may have more
wife is organising it!!! I look forward to to do with the BBQ in the corner! Home
hearing about the visit to Spain on their grown vegetables, a jar of fresh flowers —
return. what more could anyone want?
The pond site is soon to be invaded by the
This is an exciting time for Year 9, with
GCSE’s just around the corner. Some of Year 9‛s who have begun their GCSE course
the GCSE coursework (mainly core this term with a unit on ecology and
subjects) will be started straight away and environmental studies. The
with the Year 11’s leaving we are now decking throughout this area
officially the second eldest year group in makes the eco-centre an ideal
the school. habitat for exploring students
armed with sample bottles, data capture
Keep up the good work Year 9!
kits and microscopes. All we need is the
Richard Eost weather to suit what should be a wonderful
and productive field study week!
12. DUKE OF
Eggar’s school will officially be recognised as
running an Award Group from the end of May
2007. Adult helpers will have a meeting and
then current Year 9 pupils who wish to
As we approach the end of the
participate in the Award Scheme are invited academic year, some of you will be
to apply in Year 10 from September 2007. planning to move and relocate. If your
It is very exciting to see the Duke of child is to change school, it is obviously a
Edinburgh’s Award Scheme at Eggar’s sensible decision to plan such a move
School, which offers personal development to during the holidays in order to minimise
our young people. disruption to your child’s education.
Many thanks to those who have already It is essential that you inform us as soon as
volunteered and for your continued you know that your child will be leaving so
support. that we can send the relevant records onto
Jill Sandeman the new school.
Please can we remind students not Eggar’s School Fete
to bring valuable belongings to Saturday 23rd June 2007
school. If you need to bring your From 1pm
mobile phone, iPod etc please leave
Come along and join in the fun!
this for safe keeping at the school
Stalls, refreshments and
office and collect at the end of the competitions plus Eggar’s Big
day thank you. Band will be performing
throughout the afternoon and
don’t miss the fantastic Art
Exhibition in the school foyer.
If you are interested in helping on
the day or would like to make a
donation for a stall please contact
We would appreciate, where possible, EPSA@eggars.hants.sch.uk
payment of trips, extracurriculum activities
etc paid by cheque to ‘Eggar’s School’ with New members are always
your child’s name and tutor group on the welcome!
reverse. The school does not have the facility
for giving change. Payment by cheque
We look forward to seeing you
ensures students are not carrying sums of
money in school. there!
Thank you for your cooperation — Finance
13. All the compositions were fantastic.
GCSE Music It was really good to see how to make a
super piece from the choices we have.
Showcase They were all great at their
performances too. They all looked like
Year 11 GCSE Music students
entertained a small yet they were born to be on stage. I would
enthusiastic audience earlier like to say on behalf of all the music
this term in Eggar’s first ever students in Year 10 - ‘well done and good
Showcase. luck in your exams!‛
The evening was dedicated to By Hayley Ward 10CB
the work of the students who performed
compositions and pieces which they had
prepared for their coursework.
The evening was hosted by Bethan Jones, who
did a superb job in introducing each musical
item. As the performers stepped forward they
shared with the audience the reasons for their
choice of piece, or the brief to which they had
Memorable performances came from Daniele
Owen who mesmerised the audience with the Back by popular demand, the 5 th
song ‘Arms Of An Angel’, Harry Yarrow and his Great Music Challenge has been
band performing his own composition launched to hunt out the most
‘Reggaefied’ and Tom Van Dongen’s excellent talented performers in the school.
rendition of the rock classic ‘Smoke On The
Pupils have already signed up for
Such was the success of the evening in giving
their chance to reach the final and
parents and pupils the opportunity to hear will now have to impress at the
some of the pieces Year 11 musicians produce audition stage in June.
for their GCSE, Year 10 music students have The successful acts will then perform
already been informed that it will be their turn live to a packed hall on Wednesday
next year! 18 July at 7.00pm.
Matt Farris and Lisa Hampson When tickets go on sale for this
Music Department popular event snap them up quickly
as every year has been sold out at
least a week before the show.
On Wednesday 25th April I watched a
showcase of all the current Year 11‛s music
work. It was amazing. Some of the work was
to such a high standard it was worrying to
think that we would have to do that next year.
14. Miss Ross, our fantastic singing teacher at
Eggar‛s school, arranged a concert at the In preparation for
Petersfield School for her Eggar‛s and their tour to the Black
Petersfield students. This was a great Forest in Germany, Eggar’s
night full of enjoyment and laughter. Big Band will once again host an
There were many talented singers there evening of music on Friday 29 June.
and some I never knew had such amazing However, this year will see the evening
voices. It was awesome being on the stage being shared with a professional Big Band
doing what we all loved with all the lights led by trumpeter Phil Singleton.
shining on us. Phil is a composer, arranger and
Miss Ross helped us choose our inspirational performer
songs and gave us ideas of how to who works at Alton
sing them in our own way and College as brass tutor. A
putting our own variations in, like
couple of the band
members are exEggar’s
harmonies. This worked really
pupils whose musical
well as we were able to make our
talents have continued to
song our own. Many of her students had
develop. This evening will definitely be
never sung in front of a crowd before and
one to see and hear!
were slightly nervous but Miss Ross made
As before, the audience are encouraged
the environment on stage calm and
to bring along food to enjoy as the bands
everyone started to relax. Miss Ross made play.
the evening really fun, especially with the
great treats in the interval!
By Katie Brook 10SL
My first year at Eggar‛s has been great
and Miss Ross has made every Tuesday a
lot of fun! She‛s a fab friend, a great
person and an amazing singing teacher.
Just recently Miss Ross put on a concert
for us to perform at the Petersfield
School. I opened the show as a proud pupil Trust me, because when you see the
from Eggar‛s singing songs about the sea. effort some tables go to, you will be
Throughout the show we all supported each hungry if you forget (just ask Mrs
other and everyone who sang was amazing. Martin!)
As well as being a fantastic experience it
was great fun and a huge success. Matt Farris
Music Curriculum Leader
By Evie Day 7JW
15. Monday 23rd April, we set off in the morning That evening we learnt how to use Spearman‛s
for our trip to Calshot Field Centre (part of the Rank to do a statistical analysis on our data and
Calshot Activities Centre) for our GCSE we rounded off the evening with the Funky
Geography Coursework. Mr Wordsworth Welly Competition. This was declared a draw
accompanied us on the trip and we were soon to between Toni and Ruby whose efforts included
discover his hidden talents! leopard skin wellies and a night scene with stars
The weather had been wonderful and so of over a town – both very impressive!
course Monday morning it rained. That always Day three and this is where we relaxed and
happens; mention the word “fieldwork” and the enjoyed the other facilities Calshot has to
heavens open! Luckily for us by the time we offer. The students did a selection of skiing,
arrived at Calshot it was dry and the skies were climbing, cycling in the velodrome and archery.
clearing. Mr Wordsworth and I had looked forward to
After lunch we started work straight away and watching the students enjoy themselves but our
learnt about the New Forest area and what plans were hijacked and we joined in the
work we would be doing over the next two days. archery. Mind you, I did quite enjoy myself as I
After a briefing we went to our first river site, ended up having a “shoot-out” with Ricky for
Ocknell Plain; one of the highest points of the first place. In the end he beat me fair and
New Forest and the source of the River square - not by much though!
Lymington. Before we said our good-byes we allocated the
Our course tutor, Andy, had forewarned us that “Thalweg Award” to the person who we felt
it would be boggy and marshy but this didn‛t contributed the most in the classroom and the
stop the inevitable happening… someone (Toni) field and that went to Lyssa Badger 10MR, well
got their welly stuck and had to be rescued as done Lyssa!
the mud started creeping up her thighs! I We arrived back at Eggar‛s with plenty of data
believe there is photographic evidence for our coursework and eager to start writing it
somewhere... up! All the pupils were exceptionally well
The students set about collecting data on the behaved and were a credit to themselves and
river including velocity, depth, width and Eggar‛s school. Mrs A Sutehall
wetted perimeter. That evening we collated our Geography Curriculum Leader
results and started working on cross-sectional
profiles of the river.
Once all the work for the day was completed we
went to the Schneider Hangar for some R&R
and started playing football. It was here that
we discovered the hidden talents of Mr
Wordsworth - a fantastic football player! Well,
perhaps that‛s a little generous, but he
certainly threw himself into the game and after
an hour most people were quite exhausted and
went quietly off to bed.
Day Two and we set off to visit all the other
river locations and were able to collect plenty
of data. We then had a picnic lunch whilst Back Row: James Flanagan, Richard Jarvis, Joshua Cole,
Peter Allen, Shaun Littlewood, Joseph Lambton, Gemma
watching a herd of deer grazing peacefully in Singleton, Lyssa Badger, Ruby Clarke, Toni Russell and
the fields. James Luff.
Front Row: Adam Carter and Glen Parks.
RUGBY We were very fortunate to have the
Alton and Four Marks Archery Club visit
During the Spring Term a series of
Rugby Charity matches were played Eggar‛s recently and give our students
between each half of each year. the opportunity of a taster lesson after
Overall the 5 year groups raised school. This again was very well
over £330 pounds for various charities. The supported and the students enjoyed this
highlight was the Year 9’s who battled a fierce
contest in freezing cold conditions to end in a sport, which for some was their first
draw. In doing so they raised £104 for experience of archery.
C h i l d r e n i n N e e d .
Over the winter the number of boys
participating in Rugby increased and we now
field teams in each year group.
The Year 7 and 8 teams should be commended
for their commitment to training, and already
both teams have recorded convincing victories
over other schools. With such an abundance of
talent and enthusiasm these year groups are
proving Eggar’s Rugby will be a strong force in
Our thanks go to the Alton and
Four Marks Archery Club for their time.
We will be running an after school
Tennis Club every Friday from
3:30pm to 4:30pm. This session
A big congratulations to all boys involved in
will be open to all pupils and will be
Mr S Gibb taken by a professional tennis
PE Department coach. If you’re interested please
leave your name with your Tutor.
Special thanks should go to Medstead Table
Tennis club who have taken three taster
Table Tennis sessions here at Eggar’s. The
club was really well supported and all
pupils thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Mrs J Greatorex
17. ENTENTE CORDIALE
Despite a football season of mixed fortunes, STRENGTH TO
8RCo’s Matt Berry and Josh Hannon, 8KN’s
Charlie Verrian, 8SMo’s Tom Joy and STRENGTH AT
8REo’s Joe Puddick received the EGGAR’S SCHOOL
Sportsmanship Trophy at Prince’s Hall in On Wednesday 16th May Eggar‛s School
Aldershot. This award was for the Under received a visit from a party of Year 8
13’s NorthEast Hants Region, for their team (or Cinquième students) from the
Alton United Harriers. Collège Marcel Pagnol in Alton‛s French
Captain Josh Hannon said ‘Although the twin town of Pertuis-en-Provence.
boys are a bit disappointed with some of our Mrs Martin welcomed the forty-nine
results this season we are delighted to be French students and their four
awarded this trophy and are teachers to the school with a short
really looking forward to speech in French and was presented
receiving it on Thursday with a beautiful book featuring stunning
24th May.’ views of the Provencal countryside. Our
Well done boys! French guests were then given a tour of
the school during which they were
greatly impressed not only by the
facilities available but by the good
behaviour and friendliness of Eggar‛s
staff and students. Not surprisingly,
they were particularly envious of our
I started dancing back in January with the
Jansu School of Dance in Whitehill and have a sports hall and ICT facilities!
one-to-one tuition for half an hour a week. I Although a walk into Alton had to be
have been learning the cancelled due to inclement weather,
jive since then and on French and English members of staff
22nd April I took a and students from Year 8 were still able
Jive Dance Medal Exam to enjoy a barbeque lunch of (English)
and passed it with a sausages and beefburgers, to which our
Commended Grade. I guests gave their gastronomic seal of
really enjoy the dancing
and other pupils from
In the afternoon, the PE department
Eggar‛s also attend, it
hosted some sporting activities in the
is certainly one way to
keep fit whilst doing sport‛s hall and we were all treated to a
something fun. I am now going to learn some very impressive impromptu display of
freestyle disco dancing and will do a dance exam gymnastics by one of our French
later in the year. I will let you know how I get visitors!
on. Continued overleaf...
Alice Harrop 8KN
18. Year 10 and Year 11
GCSE Art Students
Congratulations to all those students who have
successfully completed their GCSE Art Exams
The Students have spent many weeks
preparing for this last piece of art work, made
on the theme of ‘Wraps‛.
The Art Department is now preparing for
a Summer Exhibition of work in the foyer of
the school. We hope that you will be able to
come and view the fantastic exhibits on
show during the School Fete this summer.
Art Curriculum Leader
By Tuesday Moroney 11KM
By Gemma Thompson 10CB
By Jack Burcham 10SL
19. Year 7 Geography and Art visit to the
Our Year 7 visited the The afternoon was met with great
Living Rainforest in enthusiasm as the Year 7 students had
Newbury on the 19th the opportunity to complete artwork
and 20th April. from the abundance of wildlife as well
The visit had two as learning many fascinating facts such
purposes as it was an as the medical properties of rainforest
e xt e ns io n o f t he plants. An example is pictured below,
Geography Unit, where the Rosy Periwinkle which is used to
we have been studying Ecosystems, and
with the Art Department in giving the
Year 7 students an opportunity to
improve their artistic skills.
The Living Rainforest is
a charity that promotes
the welfare of the
rainforests and all the
plants and wildlife that
live in it.
From the Geography
perspective we arranged
an Amazing Adaptations
tour. This tour was very informative
and interesting with the children
learning about the rainforests and how help the survival rates for childhood
animals and plants adapt to their leukaemia.
environment. I was delighted to see the effort put
into the many fantastic pictures of
crocodiles, monkeys and butterflies.
All the pupils were incredibly well
beha ved a nd e njo yed t he da y
immensely including the ‘playtime’ in
the garden area and eating icecreams in
20. The Year 10 Prefect Applications Sparsholt Success!
process was a resounding success this For eight Year 11 boys about to sit their
year with 62 pupils being assigned to GCSE‛s success has come early thanks to
prefect duty. Well done to them all. Sparsholt College, Winchester. Every Friday
We also appointed a Senior Team of 16 throughout Years 10 and 11 they have been
pupils which include: attending the college with the intention of
working their way towards a vocational
Charlotte Withams, Elizabeth Harvey, qualification. Their chosen courses included
Me l i s s a Pi pe r K n ig h t, Hea ther
agriculture, construction skills and engineer-
Rowland, Kerri Fullman, Louise Small,
ing. Amongst this talented group there are
James Flanagan, Nathan Dibley,
Shaun Littlewood, Luke Benton, boys that can now worm lambs, weld sheet
Matthew Smyth and Oliver Aitchison. metal together and plaster a wall with the
best of them! Not to mention injecting piglets,
Congratulations to them all. making a metal funnel from scratch and
building a brick wall that was actually level!
However, I cannot forget the other four They have all worked extremely hard and were
members of the Senior Team who were rewarded with their certificates at a
the successful candidates for the presentation attended by their college tutors,
positions of Head Boy and Girl and the Principal of Sparsholt College and many
Deputy Head Boy and Girl. They were
proud friends and family.
superb in the interview process, as
were the other interviewees, which
made the elimination process an
extremely difficult one. They should
all be proud of their achievements.
They certainly left both myself and
Mrs Martin feeling very proud of them
and of Eggar’s School.
So my sincere congratulations go to:
Head Boy Richard Hibbert
Head Girl Hayley Ward
Deputy Head Boy Richard Jarvis
Deputy Head Girl Rosemary Croft Pictured above from left to right: Michael
Horner, David Andrews, Jack Sholl, Ryan
Year 11 is now approaching and I Knight, Ian Craig, Malcolm Page and Patrick
know that it will be an exciting and Ayling.
successful year to follow. Some of the students will be returning to
Sparsholt in September to continue with
Have a lovely half term everyone! full-time courses whilst others will be taking
up places at other local colleges.
Miss N Curtis
We wish them every success in the future.
Year Leader, Year 10
Mrs C Mathieson
21. Pen-pals were met for the first time and,
after a little initial shyness, plenty more
addresses, e-mail addresses and telephone
numbers were exchanged during the course
of the day.
The next meeting between the two schools
will take place during the Year 8 French/
Science residential visits to the Loubatas
Environmental Centre in October.
Special thanks go to Stuart Campbell, Mrs
Pennington, Miss Sandemann, Mrs
Rushmere, Mrs Eost, Mr Laycock and Mr
Eost for their hard work in making the day
so successful. Thanks also to all the Year
8‛s who helped out on the day.
Mr R Cooper
Modern Foreign Languages