Andover Rocks is an innovative music event which is being held on April 1st 2017 to raise much needed funds for The Junction and music intervention in Adult mental health. The event consists of a whole day and evening of music and music related workshops being held across 5 venues around the town. The aim is to provide something musical for everyone from well-known acts such as The Torn off Strips and Jon Walsh through to more alternative events like the Gong Bath, Drum Running, Gospel Choir and Poetry to Open Mic. In addition String brokers are providing free 20 minute guitar lessons.
More information can be found here.
In February half term we took a group of students to the beautiful Ski resort of Pila in the Aosta Valley, Italy. The Hotel, location and Skiing was so fantastic that we have already reserved exactly the same for next year.
The hotel was located at the bottom of the valley looking up to fantastic views of the surrounding Alps. The food was great and we even had access to the Swimming pool onsite.
It is probably the best trip that I have ever experienced. – student
After breakfast each day we took a 5 minute coach ride to the Ski fitting centre, collected our boots and Skis and made our way up the mountain in the Gondola. The Skiing challenged everyone and all 3 groups made amazing progress throughout the week. Read more…
On Tuesday 7th March, three Harrow Way students represented the Andover District in the County Cross Country Championships on an unexpectedly sunny afternoon in Basingstoke.
We had one athlete qualify in each event of the Under 13 Girls, Under 13 Boys and Under 14 Girls – Hannah Salter, Bertie Jones and Victoria Butler.
With fields of between 100 and 150 competitors, in each event, from ten districts in the county, the top 15 finishers were to be awarded invitations to represent the county at the next round event.
The course was exceptionally muddy, with a number of competitors falling over or losing shoes along the course. Hannah came in 104th place over a 2.2km course, Bertie finished 74th over a 2.6km course, and Victoria finished an excellent 26th over a 2.6km course. Huge congratulations to all three of you!
The school canteen are providing a British themed menu for lunch on Thursday 16th March. Items will include Lancashire Hotpot, Stew and Treacle Sponge.
The full menu can be viewed here.