Young Harts Writing Festival
FIVE 10 minute short plays with the theme of 'SECRETS' will be chosen for the festival with a twist.
Students taking part must write a short play with the theme SECRETS with 2-5 characters max
DEADLINE for applications is the 17th February 2017
Winners will be announced on the 24th February 2017
Receive £100 commission
Be allocated a professional writer as a mentor
Receiving a free writing masterclass with Simon Stephens (4th March)
See their play staged in a 2 day festival on the 7-8th April 2017 at the Lyric Hammersmith
One submission per applicant
Submissions CANNOT have been previosly produced
Young Musician of Park 2017
Young Musician of Park 2017
Tuesday 7th March 6:30pm Park High School Hall
Area Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition
All the competitors in Januarys Rotary Young Chef Area Final impressed both our judges.
These were two professional chefs plus visiting dignitaries, the Mayors of Harrow and Barnet.
Both Park High pupils cooked and presented delicious main courses and desserts and did the school proud against ten other students from six local schools.
We are delighted to announce that a Year 8 Park High pupil was the overall winner and now goes through to the District Final.
Rotary Young Chef Competition
The results are in. Despite being incredibly impressed with all our entries into the Rotary Young Chef competition, our judges from the Rotary Club had to select a winner and a runner up:
The winner is a year 8 students who cooked a Thai dish that was full of flavour with well-balanced herbs and spices
The runner is a year 9 student who cooked a really tender meat dish with a hot peppercorn sauce
Congratulations to all who took part and to our worthy winners who go through to the area final to compete against other schools.
Animal Observations at London Zoo
On Thursday 17th December 2016, all Year 12 Psychologists carried out some real-life psychological research at London Zoo. Regents' Park was in full autumn display as luckily the weather held, for most part with a brief shower in the late afternoon.
The students designed and carried out a range of animal observations to gain hands-on experience of event sampling and inter-observer reliability. The students chose their own animals to observe and have worked in groups to present and evaluate their findings to the rest of the psychology classes.
“It is important that students have the chance to carry out empirical research to appreciate the methodological issues involved in psychological enquiry as well as the more complicated ethical issues surrounding extrapolation from animal studies” said Ms Backory, -Psychology Teacher and Trip Organiser.
A year 12 student said that they felt carrying out real life research helped them to embed knowledge learnt in the class, preparing them better for their exams and higher education.
Happy Christmas Park High
Merry Christmas Videofrom the contractors
LIVING with A TEENAGER
Living with a Teenager Course - A course for parents of teenagers and adolescents 12 years+
It can be exciting and satisfying helping our young people grow up into capable independent young adults!
During the sessions we share experiences and look at:
Understanding and acknowledging the needs of pre-teens and teenagers
Practicing ways of negotiating and setting limits
Finding different ways to communicate effectively
Explore peer pressure
Dates: Tuesdays 10 January to 7 March 2017 (8 sessions- not including half term 14 Feb.)
Venue: 64 Pinner Road, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 4HZ
Cost: £50.00/£25.00 Concession (with proof)
Congratulations to all staff and students who successfully put on Hairspray! The atmosphere on the evenings was electric with over 250 tickets sold over two nights. Special thanks to Ms Brewer, Ms Peacock, Ms Hazeldine, Ms Young, Ms Pearn and the school Council.
Mrs L Harris
Operation Christmas Child 2016
Students in Year 7 to 11 have donated an incredible 343 shoeboxes to Operation Christmas Child. The students filled the shoeboxes with toys, educational items and other gifts, to bring Christmas joy to underprivileged children around the world. This is Park High’s third year supporting this charity. Year 11 students have spoken of their commitment to the cause and said this was ‘a joyous experience to help young children and it was amazing to see the school community come together.’ A huge well done and thank you to all students and staff that contributed to such a worthwhile cause.
School Building Improvement
Many of you will know that the school buildings are being improved. During Tomorrow’s Engineers Week we caught up with our helpful Site Manager, Mark Fuller, to find out a bit more. Mark has lots of experience creating, improving and maintaining the structural integrity of buildings and his expertise is being put to good use at Park. Our improvements include new roofs which have been engineered to ensure that water runs efficiently into a new guttering system to prevent any future floods (which the D&T department are very glad about): Repairing the structure of the parapet walls which involved a structural engineer: Plus, the replacement of 240 crittal windows with new double glazed versions which will cut down on our energy consumption making us a more eco-friendly school. Thank you Mark.
Two of our year 7 students astound us all with their coin operated chewing gum machine which they made out of Lego. Thank you for sharing your work boys, we look forward to your next invention.
See it working in this video!
Year 12 & 13 Practice Exam Timetable
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