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Parkside has recently received an excellent Quality Mark visit and report.
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Year 7 Events

Summer Term 2019
Year 7 Trip to Upton Warren
Year 7 had an amazing day out to Aztec Adventure, Upton Warren. Pupils took part in activities such as sailing, archery, crate stacking, tunnelling, climbing, canoeing and the king swing, to name a few. Pupils were a credit to the school, they worked successfully in teams and many overcame their fears.

“The day was all about team work, we worked with our friends, but others in the year too.” EM 7AF

“The leaders were friendly and knowledgeable; it was a really fun day.” EW 7AF

“Upton warren introduced me to new things and was so much fun.” SE 7RW

“Very inspiring!” OH 7RW

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Year 7 Pop Art
In Year 7 we are currently working on our theme of consumer objects as Art!
We are currently planning our food sculptures - here are our yummy test pieces.
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Spring Term 2019
Parkside Year 7 Boys Win Rugby Tournament
After enduring some very unpleasant conditions whilst training, the sun decided to make an appearance for the annual Redditch and Bromsgrove rugby tournament held at Redditch RFC.

After 3 warm up games and 3 victories the Year 7 team were in good spirits arriving at the tournament. To progress to the final we would have to win our group which consisted of Parkside, Woodfield and Birchensale. The boys were fantastic from the first whistle to the last, comfortably beating Birchensale 35-0 and Woodfield 42-0 to progress to the final.

The final was played against Alvechurch. They were also unbeaten in the group stages. The teamwork and commitment on display from Parkside was immense and we found ourselves 21-0 up at half time. Alvecurch rallied in the second half, scoring early in the half to make it 21-7 but Parkside were determined and scored again to make the final score 28-7.

History was made and for the first time ever Parkside were Year 7 District Rugby Champions!Rugby Winners


 UKMT Challenge - 2019
Pupils from Year 7 and 8 took part in UKMT Junior Individual Challenge at the end of April. The Challenge encourages mathematical reasoning, precision of thought and fluency in using basic mathematical techniques to solve interesting problems. Over 250,000 pupils from around 3,700 schools took part this year.

Congratulations to all the pupils who gained certificates and to Theo Lindsay from Year 7 who was one of the 5 Parkside pupils who gained Golds. 


Autumn Term 2018
Year 7 Trip to Warwick Castle
Year 7 enjoyed a trip to Warwick castle in September. The pupils were able to walk up the 520 steps to the top of the castle; they saw the launch of the mighty trebuchet and learnt about what life was like during the Middle Ages. They also saw the birds of prey show and got to watch the skilful bowman in action. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and memorable trip which really inspired the children to continue learning about Medieval Britain.Warwick Castle 0Warwick Castle 1Warwick Castle 2Warwick Castle 3


Summer Term 2018

UKMT Maths challenge
On Thursday 26th April a group of year 7 and year 8 mathematicians took part in the Junior UKMT challenge. The competition is aimed at pupils in year 8 or below, and is the UK’s most popular mathematical competition with over 300,000 students taking part.

Overall we achieved 22 bronze certificates, 17 silver and 3 golds which is a fantastic achievement but a special mention must go to Callum Stone and Sam Taylor who have both qualified for the next round on 12th June.


Portraiture Through the Ages
In our current Year 7 Art project we have been looking at Portraiture through the ages.
We have explored various contemporary and traditional artists and art styles.
Our final piece was based upon our own images seen through a bendy mirror. We observed the distortion and applied accent shading, light and dark.

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