Open Morning - Saturday 1st October
A big thank you to all the students and staff who made Open Morning such a huge success. We welcomed over 600 guests to the school.
In the Library, we produced a Book Tree. Young visitors to the Library were asked to think of their favourite book and add a leaf to the tree.
The Geography Department had a range of activities for prospective students to come and explore. We had various challenges including matching up famous landmarks with their heights, where would you like to go in the world and why, country and capital dominoes and Geoguessr. My year 7 student helpers, Martin and Chloe were fantastic at explaining what Geography is all about. There was also a range of students work to see from homework projects of volcanoes and coastal scenes to GCSE students work looking at Natural Hazards. However, the highlight of the room was the city which was built by the year 8 student helpers Chloe and Anna. They had designed a city in class, which was part of the Settlement topic they are studying. They were inviting prospective students to make something for the city. The youngest helper was 4 years old and even parents were joining in to make something. We were running a competition alongside this to come up with a suitable name for our settlement. We have chosen Lavaland by Erin from SJS, which I think suits it well. Thank you to Ellie and Jodie in year 8 who stayed after school one day to make the volcano ready for Open Morning. It was a very successful morning in the Geography Department so thank you to everyone who visited to help make it so.
Other departments were ably assisted by current students to ensure that all of the visitors had a real taste of the USH experience. Well done to everyone involved - we have received lots of very positive feedback from prospective parents.