Letting off steam at secondary school

From political debating to a virtual lesson in outer space, primary school children from across the New Forest were given a fun day’s introduction to the world of secondary education. The youngsters were attending the annual STEAM Day (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) hosted by The Arnewood School in New Milton. More than 300 Year 5 students from New … Read More

Knight and a week to remember

Wannabe politician Leon Gould had a knight and week to remember when he trod the corridors of power with his local MP. The Arnewood School Year 10 student, Leon, spent his work experience in the Palace of Westminster under the guidance of New Forest West MP Sir Desmond Swayne. And the experience has cemented Leon’s ambition to one day follow … Read More

Students shine on speech day

Five sixth form students from the New Forest roused audiences with their new found public speaking skills. The talented Year 12 students from The Arnewood School in New Milton gave speeches Winston Churchill would have been proud of, thanks to an intensive six week course on public speaking. Their training culminated in a speech day when the teenagers had to … Read More

Virtual school trips are out of this world

Hundreds of New Forest school students were whisked away to the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu and even the solar system – and all without leaving the classroom. This virtual trip around the universe was made possible when Google paid a special visit to The Arnewood School in New Milton. The internet giants were in the school as part … Read More

Shining a light on the arts

Students from a New Forest school were given the chance to shine when they spent the day at a local arts centre. The Year 7 students from The Arnewood School in New Milton spent the day at the nearby Forest Arts Centre to get creative in many different art forms. Their day included a visual art workshop where they worked … Read More

A grand day out

It was a case of deja vu for some visitors when a New Forest school opened its doors to grandparents. Among the many proud granddads and nans who were at The Arnewood School for its annual ‘grandparents’ day’ were two former students. Christine Vibert and Elaine Cawley were the first of three generations of their families to attend Arnewood and … Read More

Jolly hockey sticks

Primary school children from across the New Forest were given a ‘quick’ introduction to hockey. The Arnewood School in New Milton played host to a ‘quicksticks’ hockey tournament and welcomed 90 children to its multi-sport astro turf pitches. There were eight schools competing – Blackfield, Brockenhurst, Hordle, Marchwood, Milford-on-Sea, Our Lady St Joseph, St Luke’s and Western Downland. And in … Read More

Sixth form is in top form

The Arnewood School’s sixth form is celebrating a record year of results. Arnewood’s AS-level results has puts the school in the top 10% of all sixth forms in the country for achieving high grades. There were also successes for the ‘upper six’. More than 80% of last year’s A-level students got into their first choice university and 52% achieved A* … Read More

Out of Africa

After two years of planning and fundraising a group of New Forest students finally got their chance to make a real difference to communities in Africa. Sixteen Year 11 and 12 students from The Arnewood School, New Milton spent three weeks in Zambia where they helped children in an orphanage, re-decorated an old people’s home, built a student accommodation block … Read More

Another great GCSE year for Arnewood

The Arnewood School in New Milton is celebrating another good year of GCSE results. Overall the school saw 62% of its students achieve at least five A* – C including English and Mathematics. The school also scored highly in those achieving the prestigious English Baccalaureate (EBACC). Thirty-one per pent achieved A* to C in the core academic subjects that make … Read More