Videos from Mayville High School

At Mayville High School, we love documenting what we do through short films, and often use video as a learning tool in the classroom — a modern medium which pupils love. Here is a gallery of some of the videos we've created, or broadcasts which feature the school.


One family, one spirit

Our latest school film encapsulates all that is great about Mayville. Thank you to all the staff members and pupils involved in the production. Filmed and edited by Team Locals Media.

Welcome to Mayville High School

Mayville is an independent, co-educational day school — located in the in the heart of Southsea. Our size is our strength. We are big enough to offer pupils a broad academic curriculum, yet small enough to ensure every pupil receives a bespoke education.


An insight into life at Mayville Junior School showing pupils and teachers within our unique education system. 

"I go home and I feel like I really know my individual students, and that is what I really value about the small class sizes at Mayville." — Will Schmit, Deputy Head Teacher of Junior School.

Peter Pan production on BBC South Today

“This is no ordinary school production. Mayville High School have decided to swap their school hall with a capacity of 140 to the Kings Theatre in Southsea with a capacity of 1,400.”

In 2014, Mayville High School hosted a theatrical production of the classic story of Peter Pan at The Kings Theatre in Southsea — a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all of the pupils and Mayville staff involved! Pupils promoted the play over the airwaves on local Portsmouth radio station Express FM, through short performances in Palmerston Road and Old Portsmouth, and by appearing in a feature broadcast on BBC South Today, during which the focus was on the flying lessons the pupils who played Peter, Wendy, Michael, and John took part in!

100 x 100 x 100 Charity Event

Hundreds of Mayville children marched hundreds of miles singing It’s A Long Way To Tipperary in 2014 to mark the 100th anniversary of World War One. Pupils, teachers, and representatives from the Armed Forces took to Southsea seafront and walked a mile each to raise money for Help the Heroes and the Royal British Legion. On arrival at the Southsea War Memorial every child chose the name of a fallen serviceman to dedicate their poppy to. Pupils played a football match as a symbol of the Christmas truce match during the war. Ten-thousand poppies were scattered and Mayville’s 'Poppy Girl' Alice Milburn sang Imagine and another song from the album The Poppy Girl. The event culminated with the Last Post being played, followed by a two-minute silence.

Alice Milburn sings at the Southsea Christmas lights switch-on

A year before 100 x 100 x 100, Alice Milburn also performed at the Southsea Christmas lights switch-on in the Palmerston Road high street precinct, singing her group's hit single The Call (No Need To Say Goodbye).

Mayville High School's BBC School Report

Students from Mayville made the news for real on 27th March 2014 as they took part in the BBC News School Report. Students produced a wide range of inserts on a variety of issues. The pupils in Lower Four researched and reported on everything from North Korea's haircut law to the school's 100 x 100 x 100 charity walk for Help The Heroes and The Royal British Legion (video above).

Rock Challenge 2013

Mayville participated in the 18th annual Rock Challenge Competition and achieved some incredible results. With 'Born Without Wings' as our theme, we flew straight to the top, winning the Southern Heats and scoring fourth place in the Southern Final. We were also nominated for four national prizes, winning three of them.

Memories of Mayville

Some of the inspirational memories of our pre-prep and junior pupils compiled into a short uplifting slideshow! 


See more of our latest school videos via our YouTube channel

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