GCSE Citizenship Exhibition
Upper Shirley High Invites you to:
GCSE Citizenship Exhibition
Can we make the world a better place?
Wednesday, January 25
2pm – 3pm
The students have been taking action to promote community cohesion, promote equal opportunity and discourage discrimination in the school or local community.
They have investigated and built resources to try and stop discrimination around race, disability, gender and age.
Come, see the results, share the experiences the students have had and celebrate the hard work the students have completed to make the world around them a better place.
Citizenship Feature: A guide for any Upcoming year 7s
Secondary school is a big change from junior school; there are a lot more boundaries, but even more freedom. To be able to have the best possible time there, you will have to know your limits, but more importantly you will have to know how to make the most out of your secondary school life.
Perks and new experiences
The amount of boundaries or restrictions at secondary school are nothing compared to the great time you could have. Hopefully this guide will give you a little bit of advice into steering out of trouble, but most of all show you just some of the perks that come with the next stage in your school life.
Harry Bowman, Hamish Hannah and Brandon Wragg
USH Achieves Silver School Games Award
The school has just achieved the ‘Silver School Games Award’ which is given to schools in the area that meet a wide range of criteria in sport. We have been recognised for being an inclusive school by providing sport for all. This has been achieved by a dedicated PE team that take our students out to fixtures on a weekly basis all around the Hampshire area in sports this year such as Netball, Football, Rowing, Athletics, Basketball and Rounder’s. This is a huge success for USH as we have improved from our Bronze last year giving our students the best opportunities in sport. We will continue to strive in sport and continue meeting these high standards.
Head of Physical Education
Countdown to World Book Day
We are already looking forward to a range of events that will be happening at USH to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. Students in Years 7-9 will be given free £1 Book Tokens which they will be able to spend at our special Book Stall in the Library. We will be running various competitions for students, with prizes, including ‘Guess Who’s Reading’ quiz and ‘Design a Book Cover’. We will also be producing a spectacular Book Tree: students and staff will be asked to name their favourite book and add a leaf to the tree. Once finished, the Book Tree will be on display near the school entrance - a visual celebration of our whole-school reading culture.
Forthcoming Year 7 Visits
Information will be coming out in the next week about a proposed camp in July for Year 7 and the Paris trip in October this year. Letters will be distributed in tutor time next week.
The camping trip will be a two day, one night stay in the New Forest with a range of adventurous activities set up for the students, set to run in the final week of the summer term.
Paris will run in the middle of October, prior to half term at the start of Year 8. It will be four days, three nights taking in a tour of the city and a day in Disney.
If you have any questions, please get in touch,
Naomi House Children’s Hospice
A number of staff donated £5 to Naomi House instead of sending Christmas cards to each other. We were very pleased to send a cheque for £140 to the charity.
Thanks to the generosity of staff, we have raised more than £3,500 over the years for this worthwhile organisation.