Christmas Play, day two and a different cast in parts. Well done everyone it was fantastic. Many thanks to all the parents who came along to watch.
Mayville's Christmas Play, " The Magic Box was fantastic. Snowmen, Christmas trees, angels, magic tricks and travelling to different countries with time travel as well. What an amazing effort everyone. The scenery was incredible and the moving sledge full of Santas was fantastic.
Mayville High School’s trip to Munich. It was a whistle stop tour taking in the Allianz Arena, Bayern Munich Stadium, Olympic Stadium and Tower, Schloss Neuschwannstein, and a walking tour of Munich.
Mayville's carol singers paid a visit to St Vincent's Care Home in Southsea. They have been spreading Christmas cheer in the community, and will be singing at the Cascades in Portsmouth today.
Remove Boys paid a visit to Land Rover BAR as part their Science, Technology Engineering and Maths learning . Whilst there they learnt about the carbon cycle by doing experiments and workshops. They also learnt about sustainability and the impact of our actions today on the future.
The Christmas Fair was a great opportunity for Mayville Camps International participants to raise money for their trips to Kenya and Cambodia. Lenny is just one pupil who has enlisted the help of his family to make Christmas gifts. They have been so popular Lenny's mum and grandma have been working round the clock to keep up with orders. Lenny is off to Cambodia in 2020. The next trip is to Kenya 2019 with Mrs Jones Head of Science at the helm. Her energy is incredible.
Mayville swimmers shone at the ISA finals at the London Olympic pool. Naomi won a gold medal in the freestyle relay and Matthew came away with a silver medal in the 200 Individual Medley, gold in the freestyle relay and gold in the individual medley relay. Both swimmers were part of the London West team who were overall champions of the event. Amazing achievement for our swimmers.
Evie in UIV placed 4th out of 43 in the NSEA Eventer's Challenge in the 70-75cm class representing Mayville. Her horse Freya has only just recovered from an injury so hopefully they will be able to move up to the higher classes as she fully recovers. What at a fantastic achievement Evie.
Fantastic performances by all of our swimmers at the recent ISA swimming competition. The stand out performer was Matthew who won the gold in the 200m individual medley and also silver in the 100m backstroke. Rebecca won a bronze medal in 50m backstroke, while Naomi won silver in the 50m breaststroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle. Also a very big well done to all our swimmers who performed very well with some achieving their personal best times.
All kinds of acts of kindness have been carried out by staff and pupils at Mayville this week. It has been "Kindness Week" and to mark the event Poppy from "Trolls" dropped in to see our little ones. Year 10 boys also gave a talk about Wellbeing and Mental Health.
Thirty pupils singing and performing celebrated the opening of Charlotte West House. It was officially opened by past pupil Mataio Austin Dean who is now a student of the Slade School of Fine Art. Head of Mayville Trustees Mr Babcock said, "It has been our custom to dedicate our new buildings to exceptional head teachers who have built on the ethos of Charlotte West." Mayville's new Creative Arts Building is dedicated to Charlotte West, a remarkable young woman who founded Mayville High School.
At the beginning of the school year Mayville High School hosted an anti- bullying campaign inspired by Princess Diana. One aim of the initiative was for Mayville to have its own Anti-Bullying Ambassadors who can help create peer led campaigns. Students have been setting up a photo booth to help create a positive culture. What started in a few classrooms is now continuing throughout the school. Well done everyone.
Portraits by GCSE art student Andre Austin-Dean. Simply stunning.
Good Luck to last year's UV pupils who came to the Mayville High Schools Leavers Ceremony. It was lovely to see you all and we wish you every success for the future.
Our Anti-bullying Ambassadors have been encouraging pupils to come up with their own inspirational slogans. More to come. Watch this space.
Mind mapping, financial literacy, understanding finance, managing debt, and team building at Cockleshell are just part of a whirlwind of fantastic events for our PHSE Day. Our UV pupils have been given tips on how to revise and get to grips with studying before their GCSEs, with the use of mind mapping. The PHSE day also focused on helping pupils to understand financial matters, including looking at the perils of gambling and debt management. Our Remove pupils spent the day involved in team building exercises. At our Cockleshell playing fields our youngest senior pupils took part in team games, relays and a tug of war.