RACE FOR THE LINE
Rocket car racing at Park High School
On 22nd March, Park High School hosted the local Hub of Race for the Line. This national competition to build and race model rocket cars is run by Bloodhound SSC (the land speed record team), The Army and Microsoft. Students 23 teams of year 7 and 8 students from PHS, John Lyon and Bentley Wood schools competed for two positions in the regional final in April. Students watched in awe as their cars were fitted with rockets and fired one by one. It was a really amazing experience to see students cars reach speeds of up to 25mph. A team from Park High and from Bentley Wood took the 2 spots to go forward to the regional final. The national winners will be taken to South Africa to the Hakskeen Pan to see where Boohound will be racing and hopefully get to watch the land speed record-breaking attempt.
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UKMT Junior Maths Team Challenge
On Thursday 23rd March 2017, Oranus, Sofia, Simran and Sohan, attended the UKMT Junior Maths Team Challenge at Preston Manor School. They had an action packed day and competed amongst 26 other schools, solving a variety of Mathematical problems in a fast paced environment. Many congratulations to them for taking part in this challenge and representing our school!
Congratulations to Grace Byrne Young Musician of Park
We would like to congratulate all the performers from last night's amazing Young Musician of Park. Our students had prepared some truly wonderful, polished performances.
Our winner was Grace Byrne with a beautiful performance of 'Schindler's List'. Our two runners up were Emanuel Filipeanu on trumpet performing 'Hallelujah', and Sigana, Holly and Sonia performing 'Skinny Love'.
Congratulations to all performers as the musical standard was brilliant. Dilani Weerasinghe, 10SL Rikhil Assani 8OB, Kavish Maroo 8OB, Khushal Chudasama 8JA, Milan Madhaparia 8JA, Sagisch Sivaplanan 8JA, Avnish Maroo 12 JP, Kavish Maroo 8OB, Alina Bharde 13HO, Emanuel Filipeanu 9SJ, Avnish Maroo 12JP, Karishma Sadanandan 13ST, Dharini Gorasia and 8OB and Shreya Gudka 8OB
Thank you to Melissa and Jesal for the lights, Rohan for introducing our performers, Phillippa and Penny for accompanying and the premises team for all their support.
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
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
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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.
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