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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

Friday 11th March, 2022

A MESSAGE FROM KATHERINE

Dear parents,

On Tuesday it was International Women’s Day and I wanted to share with you an inspirational woman in my life. In a school like Frensham, we want every individual to work hard and feel like the world is their oyster. My sister-in-law Katie very much embodies the ability to give back to her community and work hard to achieve her goals. She wanted to be seen for her amazing skills not the gender she was assigned. She is a real problem solver and team player and these attributes have supported her to achieve her goal of becoming a Firefighter.  

Below is her story: 

"I joined the Fire and Rescue Service in 2016 as a Retained Duty Firefighter. I initially applied as I wanted a new challenge, and perhaps more importantly I wanted to give back to the local community that had supported me through my self employment. At the time of application, it didn’t really concern me that I’d be the only woman working on the Fire Station. Life is too short to follow the status quo, and the emphasis in the Fire Service is entirely on your capability as opposed to gender identity. Any reservations that I did have about being the only woman were needless as I instantly felt a part of the gang and quickly realised that I wanted to pursue firefighting as a full-time career. 
 
Now five years later, I am a full-time Crew Manager and fortunate to be able to work alongside some incredibly supportive colleagues. My favourite part of the role is probably that no two days are ever the same as we respond to such a wide variety of incidents. It is extremely rewarding to go home after a shift knowing that you’ve been able to have a positive impact in what is often a distressing situation. I firmly believe that the attributes brought into my profession are unique to the individual as opposed to gender, and everyone really does have something to offer. 
 
It’s a privilege to be able to promote the Fire and Rescue Service as a career path, and the skillsets and development opportunities available really are limitless. My advice to anybody considering a career in the Fire and Rescue Service would be to absolutely go for it. If it scares you, excites you and makes you grow, then the likelihood is it is going to be a worthwhile adventure! "

Have a lovely weekend everyone and remember to follow your dreams! 

Katherine 

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SCHOOL MESSAGES

DANCE CONCERT - 16TH MARCH

We are looking forward to the dance concert on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 pm.

Please came and join the party. Book your place below.

https://www.frensham.org/events

SCIENCE WEEK
14th - 18th March

British Science Week is coming to Frensham Heights!

Click here for a schedule of what's happening next week
Click here for challenges you can do at home
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FRIENDS OF FRENSHAM COLLECTIONS

It's a 2 for 1 deal - Foodbank donations and Second Hand PE kit.

FOF are collecting for Farnham Foodbank and also collecting second hand PE kit. 

Find Out More

FOF are also looking for some volunteers to help with the collections of Foodbank donations and second hand uniform. We need 2 volunteers at each drop off point on Wednesday 16th March and Friday 18th March from 8am till approximately 8:30am.

If you are able to help out please sign up on the doodle below- many thanks for all your support.

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Outside Junior School Office Doodle
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TOY SALE - FRIDAY 18 MARCH

We are holding another Toy Sale in the Nursery to Year 3 hall at 3.20pm on Friday 18th March. There will be plenty of books, toys and games to choose from at very reasonable prices!

All proceeds will go to the two school charities, Malawi Schools Trust and Happy Space.

Look forward to seeing you there!

 

MALAWI CALLING!         

We are holding a Malawi Information Evening on Tuesday 29th March in the Ballroom at 7pm.

Anyone who has signed up for the trip next year, or who is still undecided, is welcome to come along as are parents. Remember, you need to be in Year 11 or above in September this year. Any queries, please email me, sallyheighington@frensham.org

Look forward to seeing you then,

Sally

SHYNEFEST

Run by Frensham parents, Shynefest is a family-friendly music festival happening on 3/4 June in Guildford. Click here for more info.

 

DANCE CONCERT

Wednesday 16th March

Join us for another celebration of dance.

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A NIGHT AT THE WEST END

22nd March

A wonderful array of musical theatre numbers that have been directed and choreographed by Frensham Sixth Formers for a committed group of Year 7-12 to perform for you.

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ROCK & POP GIG

31st March

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TEDxFRENSHAM

30th April

An inspiring local community event bringing together a diverse array of speakers to share ideas and stories.

Tickets are on sale now! Early bird tickets end on 20th March.

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THIS WEEK AT FRENSHAM

 

NETBALL TOUR

We had a fabulous 2022 netball tour to Manchester Thunder last weekend. It was an action packed tour from the outset and the girls had a wonderful time. It was so great to be able to offer this kind of experience for the girls who have worked so hard on their netball since being back on the court.

On Friday, after a long coach journey, the girls were straight on court. This session was led by Thunder Academy coaches and they focused on the girls attacking play. We then finally got to our rather lovely hotel and after dinner, it was an evening of bowling. The girls were just as competitive here! It was great to see them all having a good time together after being unable to be away with their friends for so long. Saturday was busy from start to finish. It began with a session with the Manchester Thunder players, Shadine Van de Merwe and Ella McCormick who had just come back from a game again Bath. The girls then went straight into a fixture against a local club team. They were one team down so the U15/U16 squad and the U14 teams were first on court, followed by another match for the U13's (against the U14 team) and a mix up for the U15/U16 team playing amongst the club players. Both matches were competitive and made the girls work for every goal. We then went straight to the Trafford Shopping Centre for some retail therapy before a late meal and return to the hotel. Sunday was another training session with the U15 Thunder Academy coach working on their movement and defensive play, before venturing home. Excellent coaching, a wonderful experience and happy memories made!

We are looking to run another UK netball tour, weekend commencing 30 September. More details coming soon.

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YEAR 6 MUSEUM

Last week, the Ballroom was transformed by our Year 6 children into a beautifully curated Prehistoric Animals Exhibition. The children's handmade 3D sculptures were part of their current 'evolution' topic and sat alongside a handwritten 'museum notice' containing lots of interesting facts.

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REGENCY ART

Students in years 7-9 Art and Ceramics lessons last Thursday for Regency Day focused on creating collaborative portraits of significant figures from the Regency period, our focus for World Book Day.  Those who had made significant contributions to the world, be it in art, literature, law, leadership and medicine were represented and celebrated.  Writing cards, letters and invitations as well as books was a key way to record events and communicate within upper Regency classes, so we took inspiration from this. 

Students used ‘flourishes’ and calligraphic writing recording quotes, texts, facts and figures, to build and draw out features in these portraits, using dip pen and ink that would have been used at the time.  We think they look striking from a distance then reveal more subtlety and information about the individual the closer you get to them.

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TAIKO PERFORMANCE

The Aldridge Theatre came alive this week with the energetic beat of Taiko drumming. Wednesday evening's performance was partly a culmination of workshops for students and staff from Frensham Heights and Bordon Junior School. Our Year 2 and 4 and some of our Senior School students took part in the workshops. They were joined at the performance by Taiko Meantime groups from Potter’s Gate and Weydon schools.

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TUESDAY TAIKO FUN FOR THE COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE FACULTY

Under the incredibly talented, watchful, and patient eye of Mark Alcock, the faculty got together for a workshop designed to explore the communication skills needed for impactful drumming and to learn more about the cultural heritage of Japanese taiko playing and performance. As absolute beginners, what we may have lacked in raw talent and basic coordination, we certainly made up for in our enthusiasm, collaboration, and a good dash of laughter too! It was a fantastic way to share our faculty spirit..

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YEAR 4 DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY

In Year 4 group 2 made gas masks in DT. They learnt what the gas masks were used for and then built their own masks, closely following instructions.

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YEAR 10&11 HORIZONS

On Monday Years 10 and 11 had some powerful talks about substance misuse and harm reduction. Both year groups heard from Zoe Shuttleworth from It Happens Education, who spoke to them separately on this issue. Year 10 engaged really well with Zoe’s talk, asking insightful questions and demonstrating good listening skills. Zoe spoke to them about some of the dangers of alcohol as well as illegal substances and the student feedback was positive. Year 11 heard first from Fiona Spargo-Mabbs whose personal story was powerful and moving. They then heard from Zoe whose expertise was evident in the valuable insights and information she was able to share with them about the dangers of substance misuse and also how their choices and behaviour can reduce the potential for putting themselves in harms way. We really encourage you to take this opportunity to ask your children in these year groups about the talks as way in to having these important conversations with them about this issue.

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YEAR 8 ART - RUST DYE ON FABRIC

Natural dyes have been with us for ever. Year 8 try their hand using rusted objects. Many found the process too smelly (vinegar, tea, soya milk). 

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GREENPOWER UPDATE

This week we continued to work on the communications, and they are coming along well! To test them we went from one end of the school to the other side to test range and quality, this will be especially important for tracks like Goodwood and Castle Coombe that are larger. 

 

Leo took over from what George started last week and further developed the chain guard and took all the measurements for it, so it fits around the axel flywheel and the motor sprocket. This is a very fiddly job and one that needs to be very accurate, so the rear cover fits on snugly.  

 

Our engineers worked on getting the front stub axels attached and the font wheels attached too! We almost have a rolling chassis!  

 

Team clothing was discussed and Hoodies and Polo T-Shirt colours agreed. During the races we will have a telemetry box fitted to the car, provided by Greenpower that tracks our live progress. Alex researched the company that provides us with this information and got familiar with the races that Frensham Heights competed in last year. (TSL Timing)  

 

Next week we hope to get the steering set up, continue with the communications and hopefully finish the chain guard prototype, ready to manufacture in the selected material.  

 

Written by Callie Jones 7SVC 

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INFORMAL ACOUSTIC CONCERT

We had another wonderful acoustic concert this week leading up to our Rock and Pop Gig in a couple of weeks time. Well done to all the talented musicians and singers.

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YEAR 10 GERMAN COOKING

This This week in Year 10 German we made Currywurst, a traditional German street food. Their verdict: tastes nice but quite flavoursome! It used a WHOLE bottle of ketchup!

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THIS WEEK'S SPORTS REPORT

U11 Hockey Festival 

On Wednesday afternoon the U11 hockey team had a brilliant afternoon taking part in a festival of hockey. We were joined by 4 others schools; Edgeborough, Barrow Hills, Aldro and St Edmund’s.

Under 13s Rugby 7s Festival

The under 13s boys have made staggering progress this year, their first season in competitive rugby. This event was the boys second contest, and 11 other schools joined this 7s tournament. In the opening stages of the group, we were drawn against KEWS, Farleigh and Mayville.

U9 Hockey vs Duke of Kent 

The U9 hockey team came up against a strong Duke of Kent side on Thursday afternoon. It was a tough game, but the sides worked really hard to keep possession of the ball and move the ball using their passing and dribbling skills.

Cross Country 

On Tuesday we took a group of girls from years 4-6 to the St Catherines for cross country. We were joined by four all girls school which provided tough competition but a great opportunity to challenge ourselves against some excellent runners.

Elijah attended the national arena league final to compete as part of the team for Guildford City swimming club. He competed in two relay events and the team came fourth overall.

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U14/15 Mixed Hockey vs Duke of Kent

Farnham Leisure Centre will be launching a Friday Night Project on the 25th March 2022. The Friday Night Project (FNP) is a sport- based youth program aimed at kids aged 11-18 to promote physical activity and access to sports. 

 

The FNP will be run at Farnham Leisure Centre every Friday evening from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be a wide range of activities available from football to table tennis, as well as access to the gym, and spin classes. The cost is £4.00 per child for evening, with discounts available for those who qualify.

Find out more here.

NEWS FROM FRENSHAM KITCHEN

 
Tasting Table

Leeks were on the tasting table this week, with many ways to try it.  We had leek and potato soup, crispy leeks, dauphinoise, braised and a quiche.

Street food

We enjoyed a delicious Chinese chicken stir fry with rice this week on the Street food counter, there was also a vegan alternative which went down very well too.

Theme Day

We had a virtual tasting tour of the USA this week, with Texan bean soup, Cajun Chicken, Jackets with pork and Boston beans, Key lime pie, Reuben sandwiches and Louisiana chicken wings.

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WHAT'S ON NEXT WEEK

 
Monday 14 March

Science Week

Exploration Medicine Course

16:30:  Dance Concert Rehearsal

16:30:  Year 12 and 13 Student Progress Meeting (Staff Room)

 

Tuesday 15 March 

Science Week

14:30:  U14 & U15 Mixed Hockey v The Royal School (Home)

15:45:  U14 & U15 Basketball v Ditcham Park School (Away)

17:30:  Year 8 Academic Parents’ Evening on Teams

 

Wednesday 16 March 

Science Week

Year 13 Photography Students’ Bowling Trip – Time TBC

08:30:  Friends of Frensham Second Hand Uniform and Farnham Food Bank Collection

09:30:  Year 8 to 13 German Play (Aldridge Theatre)

15:30:  U10 Hockey v St Edmund’s School (Home)

16:15:  U18 Hockey v King Edward’s School Witley (Away)

19:00:  Dance Concert Performance (Aldridge Theatre)

 

Thursday 17 March  

Science Week

11:00:  British Film Institute Online Course: ‘Classical and New Holl

11:30:  BTEC and GCSE Drama Students’ Trip: ‘Everyone’s Talking about Jamie’

15:15:  Year 8 to 13 Spanish Play (Aldridge Theatre)

15:45:  U12 & U13 Basketball v Ditcham Park School (Away)

16:15:  U12 & U13 Hockey v Sherfield School (Away)

Friday 18 March 

Science Week

08:30: Friends of Frensham Second Hand Uniform and Farnham Food Bank Collection

09:30: Year 13 Reflexology Session (Staff Dining Room)

10:50: Year 13 Reflexology Session (Staff Dining Room)

 
Saturday 19 March 

12:00:  Outreach: Farnham Assist Lunch (Hale)

FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL

You can follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We also have several Twitter accounts around the school where you can find resources and school info:

Main School account - @FrenshamHeights

Rick - @rickclarke72

Becks - @becksscullion

 

Business/Economics - @getontheeconbus

Careers - @FrenshamCareers

Creative Arts - @ArtsFrensham

Charity, Outreach and Community - @FrenshamCharity

Design & Technology - @FrenshamDT

Junior School - @FrenshamJuniors

Geography - @FrenshamGeog

Maths - @Frensham_Maths

Modern Foreign Languages - @Frensham_MFL

Music - @FHMusicSchool

Outdoor Ed - @Frensham_OE

PE & Sport - @Frensham_PE

PRE -  @FrenshamPRE

PSME/PSHE - @FrenshamPSME

Science = @FrenshamScience