We would like to wish all the current Yr 11's the best of luck in their GCSE exams. Keep going everyone.
Mayville’s Eco Car team did fantastically well in the Green Power F24 Competition at Goodwood. Out of a field of 40, Mayville’s team consisting of William, Jacob, Jed and Dylan, came in 1st in their opening race and then 15th in their second. Many thanks to pupils, parents and grandparents who came along to support and help them compete.
Well done Mayville cricketers. We took on Boundary Oak School in the boiling hot sun and having won the toss our captain Lenny chose to bat first first. After facing 16 overs, we managed to gain an impressive 85 runs. Lenny and Harrison were our star batsmen scoring 30 runs each. The roles then switched and the task was simple. We had 16 overs to stop the opposition from scoring more than 85 runs. Our bowling and fielding were top class and we managed to get their entire team out for 57 runs. Our wickets were taken by Freddie, Harrison, Zach, George, Harry, Lenny, Matthew and Oliver. Overall, it was a great game of cricket and a convincing win. Well done everyone.
Mayville's 96 sheet billboard advert in Hope Street is up and looking fantastic. It can be seen as you drive out of Portsmouth. Many thanks as ever to Neil Hardcastle for the artwork.
Mayville's Harrison is following in the footsteps of International pop stars Sam Smith,Ollie Murs, and Pixie Lott. He has been offered a place on Charthouse Music's artist development programme after being spotted online. He also has a solo slot at Victorious Festival for the third year running on Saturday 24th August on the Strong Island Stage at 2.40pm. Congratulations Harrison.
Well done to Upper 3 girls in their cricket fixture against Kingscourt U11 team. It ended in a draw. Great achievement girls.
We now have Swift boxes on the outside of Kenilworth Lodge, thanks to Dave Warner from Hampshire Swifts. Miss Flower has organised the initiative at Mayville in conjunction with him. Pupils in her class have been learning how there has been a decline in swifts due to the loss of old buildings and roof spaces over the years. There has always been a community of swifts at Mayville and these boxes situated up high will help them when they start to nest this year. We are also hoping to get mini cameras installed so they can be monitored. Let's hope Mayville can preserve the swifts that visit. What a fantastic effort.
MIII girls using Pro - Bot Cars with Director of IT Mrs Mills. They are learning how algorithms using decomposition can programme their cars.
Congratulations to Merson who was offered a place at both Portsmouth and Brighton Academy. He opted for Portsmouth. Well done to Merson and family.
What an incredible effort from Mayville's Duke of Edinburgh Award team. On their practice expedition for the Silver AWard 11 pupils from Yr 10 camped out overnight in a storm in the New Forest. They walked 18 kms on the Saturday and still kept smiling. Well done to staff and pupils. You are ready for the real trip soon.
What an amazing sight, pupils and teachers on the steel pans dressed as Marvel Superheroes. Jim Bernadin’s two day drumming workshop coincided with the Marvel Superhero Day. Pupils,teachers and staff all got to play the steel pans. Many thanks to Jim for a great two days.
Marvel Superhero day at Mayville High School today. Wonderful costumes from Pre-Prep, Juniors and teachers. However even superheroes need to stop for lunch. The Superhero day was the idea of two Yr 4 boys both named Dylan who had to petition hard for the day to happen. Pester power does work.
Today at Mayville we are launching something completely new in our Performing Arts Department. As an approved RSL centre for specialist performing arts provision #RSL, we will be offering Performing Arts Vocational Level 2 qualifications internally and also for external pupils from September 2019 #school #dance #drama.
For external pupils these classes will run after school and are open to all budding performers. These qualifications fulfil entry requirements for both academic and vocational post 16 courses (alongside GCSEs) #vocationalcourses. For more information email email@example.com.
We are offering our pupils the fantastic opportunity to take a master class in dance with world renowned professional Wayne Sleep. We are so excited to welcome dancer, choreographer, director and actor Wayne Sleep on Tuesday 18th June, and he will be taking Junior and Senior Jazz classes and Junior and Senior Ballet workshops. Forms have been sent out and need to be returned to the office by Friday 10th May. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
As reported Lois won the Audrey Vowles Prize for the Best Junior Performer in the ISA Drama competition, however the judges were very complimentary about Mayville's other performers. They said in the Wizard of Oz, " The introduction of the Scare Crow and Tin Man were cleverly staged and beautifully played. The Scarecrow’s wobbly physicality was a delight. Once the Lion had appeared this happy company was well on their way to a successful trip up the Yellow Brick Road… it was a delight to see and hear young actors listening and talking to each other and sustaining their accents throughout."
Mayville's seniors actors in Blood Brothers were also praised. The judges said "Vocal clarity and energy allowed us to share every intimate moment as the ladies gave us two very assured performances. The downstage meeting of the brothers was a delightful scene. Both actors managed to convey their youth with both physical and vocal techniques and were well energised and maintained. It was a treat to witness the young cast, talking and reacting with their fellow players."
A moment captured in time. Our smallest pupils to our oldest pupils gathered along with staff to take part in the whole school photo at our playing fields at Cockleshell. What an achievement to get the whole school together for a photo. Well done everyone.
The results for the ISA Drama have arrived and The Audrey Vowles Prize for Best Junior girl performer Mayville High School goes to Mayville's Lois who played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz. The judges comments described the performance as "Well directed, well acted and supremely watchable." They added that "Dorothy led the action forward with an energised and natural performance - no mean feat in this difficult role,but played with a lovely light touch." Excellent result Lois, you should be very proud. Another fabulous result for Mayville's Performing Arts Team.
Mayville’s Eco Car team has been to Portsmouth University to get some top tips on how to make their Eco Car a better faster machine. Portsmouth University’s “Formula Student” team builds its own racing car to take part in Europe’s biggest Motorsport events. Engineering students throughout the university take part in the project. Mayville students had a wonderful time looking at the facilities and looked at way they could improve Mayville’s Eco Car.
It was a chance for Mums and Grandmothers to come into L1 boys and girls classes to celebrate Mother’s Day at Mayville. There were drinks and biscuits and a chance to do crafts. The real test was for pupils to look at pictures of all of the mums as children and see if they could match them to who they are today. It was a wonderful day.
Mayville's Head of Science Mrs Jones led pupils as they took part in the Great Big School Clean #GBS . Following on from the success of last year’s national event pupils were called on to stand together with others from around the country declaring a war against litter. Pupils analysed the litter looking especially for crisp packets and all data was submitted so a national survey can be published. Waste Week continues this week where the battle against waste, particularly plastic continues.