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UKMT Maths Challenge - Parkside pupils win 5 gold, 13 silver and 21 bronze certificates.
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Year 7 Events
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
Year 7 Trip to Upton Warren

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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.


Spring Term 2018

Ski Trip to Pila - February 2018 

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Friday 26th January: Theatre in Education
On Friday, 26th January 2018, Year 7 were lucky to have the Theatre in Education group 'White Socks' come into school for a performance and workshop entitled 'Borrowed Time'. The performance was commissioned by the Illegal Money Lending service, to raise awareness about loan sharks and illegal money-lending. Pupils were provided with the opportunity to engage and recognise the relevance of this issue, through the medium of forum theatre, as part of their SEAL lesson. Pupils were enthused after the performance; we will be following this performance with some additional reflection in their SEAL lessons.


 

 

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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