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Year 7 Events
Spring Term 2021

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 Spring Term 2020
Year 7 Netball Team Win District Tournament

On Wednesday 4th March Parkside pupils competed in the Bromsgrove and District Year 7 Netball Tournament at St John’s Middle School. They won all the matches they competed in becoming District Champions.

The results can be found on our Sports Results page. Well done girls!
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Ambassador for Peace and Education visits school
On Wednesday 29th January, KS3 has the pleasure of observing a powerful speech and taking part in a question and answer session with Ahmad Nawaz. He campaigns globally for peace and education for young people and has spoken about these issues at the UN World Merit360 summit, the House of Lords and over one hundred schools and colleges, including Eton College as well as Cambridge and Oxford Universities. 
 

Ahmad is now running a campaign globally for youth empowerment and is the first-ever young person to be invited by the President of Portugal to speak at the Global Estoril Conference in May 2019, where he met with other heads of the state and some Nobel Laureates to discuss youth role in the society. 
 
We are grateful to Ahmad and his father for taking the time to visit us and speak so candidly and powerfully to our pupils at Parkside. Listening to such a young motivational speaker had an enormous impact with KS3 during an inspirational week 'The difference that we want to make starts with us.'
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Autumn Term 2019
Victoria Cleland from the Bank of England Visits Parkside.

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On Friday, 22nd November, Parkside were privileged to welcome Victoria Cleland into school to speak with our KS3 pupils about her career within the Bank of England. Victoria Cleland is the Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Innovation, and Chief Cashier at the Bank of England. As well as having responsibility for all of the Bank’s involvement in banknotes (from design to distribution), she leads the Bank’s work on digital currencies. Victoria has a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford and an MBA from Imperial College London. Her career has been based at the Bank of England, covering a range of roles including: oversight of payment and settlement systems, financing of small businesses, graduate recruitment, Private Secretary to the Deputy Governor and immediately prior to heading the Notes area, Deputy Head of the Special Resolution Unit.

In her presentation to pupils, Victoria explained the function of the Bank of England and spoke to pupils about how Economics within the country operates. She also told us about Titan notes and some of the aspects of bank note and digital currency design. Pupils were then invited to ask some insightful questions. All of KS3 enjoyed this unique opportunity to speak with her and we learned a considerable amount about the economy and the role of the Bank of England.


Year 7 Trip to Warwick Castle

Year 7 were fortunate enough to visit Britain’s ultimate castle!

Dating back to 914, Warwick Castle has stood as an impressive mediaeval fortress on the banks of the river Avon for the last 1100 years. Attacked in 1264, besieged in 1642 and damaged by fire in 1871, the castle has survived the changing fortunes of history and remains one of the most well-preserved mediaeval castles in the UK. We saw the beauty of the landscaped gardens, the mediaeval vaults and the stunning Great Hall. Buzzing with energy and excitement, we climbed to the top of the towers and ramparts which offered breath-taking views of the English countryside.

Our visit was amazing because we watched the magnificent Birds of Prey fly over our heads and we learnt all about the world’s largest trebuchet.

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Pupils Meet Author Robin Stevens

On Thursday 3th October, a group of Year 7 and 8 pupils were given a wonderful opportunity to visit Malvern St James Girls’ School in Great Malvern to meet Robin Stevens, the author of the award winning 'Murder Most Unladylike' series.  The American-born author gave an inspiring talk about her books and her own journey to becoming a crime writing children’s author in the UK. The children were also given the opportunity to buy and have a personally signed and dedicated copy of one of her books.

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Summer Term 2019
Year 7 Trip to Upton Warren

Year 7 had an amazing day out to Aztec Adventure, Upton Warren. Pupils took part in activities such as sailing, archery, crate stacking, tunnelling, climbing, canoeing and the king swing, to name a few. Pupils were a credit to the school, they worked successfully in teams and many overcame their fears.

“The day was all about team work, we worked with our friends, but others in the year too.” EM 7AF

“The leaders were friendly and knowledgeable; it was a really fun day.” EW 7AF

“Upton warren introduced me to new things and was so much fun.” SE 7RW

“Very inspiring!” OH 7RW

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Year 7 Pop Art
In Year 7 we are currently working on our theme of consumer objects as Art!
We are currently planning our food sculptures - here are our yummy test pieces.
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