Gardner's World: Long Service, Shaping Portsmouth, Young Voices Choir [Archive]

What a cracking start to the new year! I am sending high "notes ♫" of praise to our schools across the Trust that have been singing their hearts out.

Gardner's World: Long Service, Shaping Portsmouth, Young Voices Choir

Furzeham Primary School travelled over 200 miles to sing at the world's largest student choir in Birmingham, while their friends in our Medway primary schools grabbed their glow sticks and shone at the Young Voices Choir at the London 02 Arena. Well done, everyone! 

I was delighted to see our Portsmouth Hub flying the flag alongside the many local businesses and schools at last week's Shaping Portsmouth event. This event is the city's most talked-about business conference, and it's a fantastic opportunity for our schools and central services to meet, collaborate, and partner on innovative projects that help Portsmouth be a great place to live, learn, and work. Many exciting conversations are taking place that will provide new opportunities for students, both during and after school life. Congratulations to everyone who represented the Trust.

School Highlights

Children dream big for Aspirations Week in Portsmouth

It has been brilliant to see hundreds of children from three school communities in Portsmouth dream big for Aspirations Day by dressing up and inviting parents and carers into the school to share stories about their job.

Meon Infant, Meon Junior, and Moorings Way Infant Schools came together to teach children about careers and aspirations. The national awareness week is designed to broaden children’s understanding of the variety of careers they can aspire to have. It encourages individuals to discover the different job roles available across all different industries.

Ready, Steady, Cook with the Navy at Plymouth High

Three Royal Navy chefs paid a visit to Plymouth High's GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition classes recently.

They gave the students some useful information about different career paths in the Royal Navy and then ran a Ready, Steady, Cook competition. They were divided into teams and given just over an hour to produce two dishes and present them to a high standard. They had the chance to develop their teamwork as well as learn about presentation techniques, including spun sugar.

The Navy chefs were very impressed with the attitude of our students and said they were one of the best groups they’d had the opportunity to work with.