Monday saw the launch of Adeyfield School’s annual Enterprise Week.
Students from all years will be involved in a number of enterprising activities, which span over five days encouraging them to use the enterprise skills they are introduced to throughout their schooling at Adeyfield, which specialises in Business and Enterprise.
All week within their English lessons Year 7 will be working on a newspaper challenge in which they will be taught skills such as interviewing, article writing and research gathering so that on Friday they will be able to spend the day with the English staff completing a newsletter about the week to distribute to parents/carers and the local primary schools.
On Monday, 30 Year 10 students worked with The Espresso Lounge in Tring to create their own beverage.
Students worked in teams to create everything from the design, packaging, pricing and promotion of the drink.
The owners of The Espresso Lounge visited the school to launch the project, work alongside the students and then judge the work to find the winners of the challenge.
The wining group will then be given the chance to visit The Espresso Lounge where they will see their drink being made and given the opportunity to ‘taste their success’. The winning drink may even make it on the menu at coffee outlet.
Today is the turn of Year 8 students who will be working within the textiles department. The 30 students will be given the challenge, in teams, to design and make an outfit completely out of newspaper. The outfits will then be displayed to the rest of the year group in a fashion show and judged by a retailer.
Finally, to round off the week all Year 9 students will take part in a work shadowing day where they will go to work with family or friends to gain insight and knowledge into the world of work while a number of Year 11,12 and 13 students will be attending the Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
The show is a unique annual celebration dedicated to offering exciting opportunities in further education, skills, training and apprenticeships. The event is aimed at inspiring the fashion designers, web developers and engineers of tomorrow.
The students are set to gain invaluable insight and experience from the week, which they should be able to bring to and utilise within the classroom.
Kings Langley School
Awards in memory of students whose lives have been cut short were presented to students.
Teachers awarded the Dale Tennent-Butler Trophy to 18-year-old Anna Rolfe for her outstanding commitment to extra-curricular activities.
She represented Kings Langley School in several sports including netball and hockey. Anna has now left the school to embark on a university course in London.
The award is now in its third year and remembers 18-year-old Dale, a keen footballer, who died suddenly when he collapsed while playing the game he loved.
During the same sixth form presentation evening the Antony Bonito Memorial Trophy was given to Andrew Burnell, 17, for outstanding success in football and cricket. The Year 12 student plays the sports at county level.
The award is presented where the ‘success is down to real dedication and desire – attributes that epitomised Antony’. The 18-year-old died when he came off his scooter.
During another awards evening hosted by the school in Love Lane, the Billy Dove Friendship Award was presented for the first time. It was given to 16-year-old Chloe Green who has been very supportive to younger students taking part in the performing arts competition, the Rock Challenge.
The accolade has been launched in memory of 21-year-old Billy, who was murdered in Hemel Hempstead last year.
The trophy is presented to a student who has shown true friendship to peers – a kind and caring student, supportive and approachable, considerate and calm, with a smile for everyone, characteristics shown by Billy.
School spokesman Tracey Middleton said: “Billy was very supportive and approachable and everybody you talk to about him has a smile for him as he did for them.”
Lockers Park School
The school’s annual Set Music Competition was a great success.
As well as individual performances, each set (house group) performed a song from either Cats or Joseph.
This year’s visiting adjudicator to the Lockers Park Lane school in Hemel Hempstead was former headmaster David Lees-Jones.
He awarded the prize for best song to Mountbatten for their brilliant rendition of Any Dream Will Do.
The junior prize went to Sebastian Dixon, pictured left, and the senior prize was awarded to William Hargreaves.
Well done to all of the boys on some very enjoyable performances.
The Reddings Primary and Nursery School
The learners from the nursery class of The Reddings Primary and Nursery School have been planting trees that they were given to them by The Woodland Trust as part of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Youngsters had a lot of fun planting some of the 60 rowan, birch and cherry saplings that the Bennetts End Road school was given, but they especially liked planting the special oak sapling that had come all the way from the Queen’s garden.
The children cannot wait to see the trees growing and they know that they have helped to make the grounds of The Reddings even more beautiful than they already are.
Chambersbury Primary School
The weather stayed kind as the spectacular fireworks and warming bonfire lit up the night sky of Hemel Hempstead on Friday, when Chambersbury Primary School in Hill Common held its annual firework display.
Wrapped up warm and enjoying the thrill of the booming explosions of the fireworks display, visitors, parents, pupils and staff were also able to enjoy music and a delicious barbecue and refreshments.
Bishop Wood School
Pupils at the primary school in Frogmore Street, Tring made poppies to create a wreath to lay during the Remembrance service at St Peter and St Paul’s Church on Sunday.
The workshops held last week included the construction of a Remembrance Day mural that was made up of memorabilia, including letters and artefacts from the Second World War.
The youngsters also benefited from a visit from two war veterans, Flight Officer Jack Easter and Flight Lieutenant Tom Payne, who gave a talk about their experiences.