Park School News

Scheherazade Prep Production

Congratulations to everyone involved in the musical production of Scheherazade that took place at the end of term.
Released On 4th Apr 2019
Scheherazade Prep Production

Castles & Dragons Trip

One of the benefits of teaching History is that I get to organise trips to great places and this week Mrs Stonier and I took Year 7 to Wales where we met the newest resident of Caerphilly Castle - a smoke-breathing dragon!  

We visited the castles at Caerphilly and Chepstow and students completed a booklet to build on knowledge from their lessons. For example, they identified different types of defensive features, looked at how the castles were used as both homes and seats of power and considered how looking at the architecture (in particular the shape of arches) allowed them to date the different phases of castle development.  This will greatly help them with their homework project next term which will be to build a castle!

Some of the students even learnt a little Welsh too.... ask them if you see them! A good day was had by all, and the warm sunshine and ice cream made it even better!

SEE A GALLERY OF PHOTOS FROM OUR TRIP HERE.

Mrs Richards
Head of History

Released On 26th Mar 2019
Castles & Dragons Trip

Fossil Finds in Lyme

On one of the lowest spring tides of the year, Year 3 and 4 took a trip to Lyme Regis.
Released On 25th Mar 2019
Fossil Finds in Lyme

Bells-a-ringing!

Here at The Park School, we are able to take advantage of our close proximity to St James’ Church, Chilton Cantelo, by offering bell-ringing as an after-school activity.
Released On 22nd Mar 2019
Bells-a-ringing!

Good News!

Park School Head, Jane Huntington, and the Board of Governors are delighted with the news that The Park School has favourably passed its Regulatory Compliance Inspection that took place on 6-7 March 2019.
Released On 22nd Mar 2019
Good News!

Students represent at MUN

On Saturday 16th March five of our students represented The Park School at the 8th Model United Nations Conference, hosted by Queen’s College Taunton. Together they made up the delegation from Canada. It was an amazing day, impressively run by young people.

Conferences like the MUN can inspire young people to become tomorrow’s world leaders. MUN showcases the pinnacle of their generation and is full of young people who have a desire to make a difference in the decades to come.

In the morning, Park School delegates took part in a variety of debates on the following issues: The Issue of Territorial Disputes in the Arctic; The Question of the Freedom of the Internet; The Issue of Stateless People; The Question of the Rohingya Crisis; The Issue of Biological Warfare; The Question of Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS); The Issue of Trump’s Potential Trade War with China; The Issue of Controlling the Dumping of Plastic Waste into the Oceans  - all of immense relevance today.

CRISIS Joint Committee meetings were held in the afternoon where delegates had to react to, and make decisions on, the breaking news that Spain had (hypothetically) invaded and annexed Gibraltar, which resulted in a heated debate.  

It was exciting for our students to witness and participate in such an event. In a world where politicians and world leaders are behaving like children, and our children are taking to the streets to defend their own future, it is reassuring to know that the children and young people of today, like our Park School delegates, are ready to step up and take over.  Warm thanks to Mr Cudworth for organising the trip.

Released On 18th Mar 2019
Students represent at MUN

Italy Ski Trip

Looking forward to skiing in Italy...
Released On 15th Feb 2019
Italy Ski Trip

Bovington Brings History To Life

Earlier this week Year 9 and Year 10 Historians spent the day at Bovington Tank Museum. The students participated in workshops investigating the role of Tanks in 20th Century Warfare, Medicine on the Western Front and the Rise of Hitler.
Released On 18th Jan 2019
Bovington Brings History To Life
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