Celebrating the school staff who go the extra mile

TV historian Dan Snow helped celebrate the recent past successes of a Hampshire education trust. The well-known academic, who lives in the New Forest, helped to say thank you to the dedicated staff across the Trust who go the extra mile every day to inspire hundreds of children in Southampton and on the Waterside. Dan was the special guest of … Read More

Hats off to school performance

Audiences went mad for a fantastic school production of Alice in Wonderland. Hightown Primary in Southampton chose the Lewis Carroll classic for their annual after-school club, Stage School performance. A cast of 23 took to the stage where they wowed audiences over two performances. The talented youngsters were supported by a team of staff volunteers who gave up their time … Read More

Children put their art into remembrance

Children from across four Hampshire schools came together to create moving pieces of art to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. The event was organised by Inspire Learning Partnership for its four schools – Blackfield Primary and Fawley Infant on the Waterside and Hightown and Kanes Hill primary schools in Southampton. Dozens of pupils … Read More

School children have their voices heard

Southampton school children made sure their voices were heard when they joined a choir of thousands. The youngsters from Hightown Primary School, part of the Hinkler Academies Trust, helped to fill the huge O2 arena in London with the sound of young voices. They were participating in the annual Young Voices extravaganza, which attracts thousands of school children every year. … Read More

Learning in the great outdoors

Youngsters from a Southampton primary school are taking part in a month-long project to enrich their learning in the great outdoors. Every Friday, the eight and nine year-olds from Hightown Primary School are attending a special ‘forest school’ in Bishopstoke where all their learning occurs outside. Run by the organisation Youth Options, the Year 4 pupils are engaging in a … Read More

Sail away from the classroom

Children from a Southampton primary school set sail from the classroom to enjoy a shore-side geography lesson. As part of their topic ‘Exploring Southampton,’ Year 6 children from Hightown Primary School spent the day at the city’s famous Boat Show. From mingling with exhibitors to enjoying the top deck of a multi-million pound super yacht, the youngsters rode on a … Read More

Hall filled with the sound of music

Dozens of Southampton children hit the high notes when they filled their school hall with the sound of music. Nearly 90 pupils from Years 3, 4 and 5 of Hightown Primary School put on a ‘Big Sing’ event for their parents and family. They sang songs from around the world and from different eras, including I can See Clearly Now, … Read More

The green’s a stage for young Shakespearean players

Children from two Southampton primary schools made a sonnet and dance about Shakespeare in an outdoor performance of Hamlet. The youngsters of Kanes Hill and Hightown primary schools performed this most famous of plays on Hinkler Green to a packed audience. And thankfully the weather was very kind so there was no question of ‘to be or not to be.’ … Read More

Children get set go for sports roadshow

Hundreds of Southampton primary school children were challenged to test run a range of games and activities during a special sports roadshow. From fencing to dancing, the youngsters at Hightown Primary were treated to a day of activities hosted by Southampton Solent University’s School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences. The university brought its sports roadshow and expert coaches to … Read More