Year 11 Prom

A date for your diary – Wednesday 17th June 2020. Ashton Park Year 11 Leavers’ Prom. 7pm midnight at the Bristol Royal Marriot Hotel.

We would love to see all Year 11s there in their suits and prom dresses to celebrate the end of their five years at Ashton Park.

The cost is £38 which can now be paid on Parent Pay either in full or in instalments.

Careers Fair

Ashton Park School will be holding their annual Careers Fair on Thursday 13 February 2020 from 4.45 pm -7.15 pm. This event is open to any student, parent/carer or member of staff from any Bristol school and surrounding areas.

The careers fair has grown enormously in size over the last few years and with over 60 exhibitors attending this year from a cross-section of; industry, HE and FE organisations, apprenticeship providers, individual organisations, voluntary sector and the uniformed services, it looks to be another success.

The event is again aimed primarily at Years 9 to 13 (13-19-year-olds) and coincides with Year 9 Options in many schools, this being a key time for students considering their GCSE subjects. However, as all students in KS4/5 are considering their futures being able to access such a wide variety of organisers will give students an excellent choice and insight into various career pathways.

Location of Exhibitors
A Corridor (Ground Floor)
B Corridor (Upper Floor)
Link Corridor
Tui – Travel UWE – University West of England Signing in desk & Prize Draw
NCS – National Citizen Service University of Bristol SUW
Step & Stone University of Gloucester Army Careers Centre Bristol
Reflections Training Academy – Hair Bath Spa University Speak with influence
Reflections Business Development UCW – University Centre Weston Kitchen Titbits
South West Shared Apprenticeships USW – University South Wales Empowered Fitness
Midas Construction Bristol City Council Childrens Service RAF – Royal Air force
Wessex Water WORKS – Bristol City Council Royal Navy & Royal Marines
JTL Training Babbasa
Alun Griffiths Construction Civil Service – DWP – Dept Work & Pensions
Babcocks International Group Civil Service – HMRC – HM Revenue & Customs
Baker Hughes Barnett Waddingham
GKN Aerospace Engineering Haseltine Lake Kempner LLP
Peter Brett Associates (STEM) Savills
Amey Consulting Bath College
Sweet Construct Ltd. City of Bristol College
Bell Group Lloyds Banking Group
Tercon Ltd. Computershare
Avon Construction Training Group Ltd. BT – British Telecom
Wood Environmental & Infrastructure Access Creative College
Solutions Boomsatsuma
AWW UK The Big Act Academy of Theatre Arts
Arup Falmouth University
Didac BIMM Institute
Taylor Wimpey Ashtonsixth
On Site BCRF – Bristol City Robins Foundation
The Marriott St Brendans Sixth Form College
St Monica Trust SGS – South Gloucester & Stroud College
UHBT – University Hospital Bristol NHS
Foundation Trust
Refreshments Available on A Corridor  – provided by the Parent Hub

If you have any questions please contact: Kathy Jemmott, Ashton Park School Careers
Co-ordinator on;

Email – kathrynjemmott@ashtonpark.net
Tel – 0117 3772843 (direct)

Moon mission a success!

We look back on a fantastic series of events which saw over 2000 people visit the moon installation. Those fortunate enough to be at the launch night heard from Luke Jerram himself and enjoyed good food and a wonderful evening that culminated in an outdoor gathering to enjoy the soulful blues of Kiris Riviere and the Dambusters.

The Friday night brought us the Arts Soiree where we were entertained by the Handfuls of Harmony core choir. This was merely the warm-up act for a series of performances from Ashton Parks up and coming drama and musical stars. The weekend saw hundreds of the public streaming into school to enjoy the delights of the Museum of the Moon with its fantastic atmospheric soundtrack.

Throughout all of the events visitors marvelled over the quality of the art and photography on display in our Arts exhibition. Many people enquired about buying the work on show which was a fitting tribute to the skill of our young artists and the staff teaching them.

We are pleased to announce that the events raised a magnificent £8475.09. This money will go towards the installation of new sound and lighting in the schools main hall. Further events to raise funds for this cause are planned for the next school year. Many thanks to all of those who contributed.

Steve Moseley

Sports Day

We hope everyone enjoyed the two days of sport! The PE teachers were delighted with the performances and the determination shown by everyone. Positive sportsmanship was demonstrated perfectly on both days with handshakes, cheering and respect for competitors. Ashton Park teachers are very proud of our athletes and supporters. Well done! The weather was fantastic, the music playlist helped get the crowd going on the Track day and we had records broken on the Field events day.

This year, Congratulations go to: Lily C for setting the new Y7 Shot putt record with a distance of 8.5m; The record was broken last year, the first time since 1983 by Elif K with a distance of 8.10m. Elif broke another record this year by recording a distance of 8.5m in the Y8 Shot putt. Two records in a row is a fantastic achievement. Evie H Y10 set the new the long jump record @ 4.75m. Well done girls. You should be very proud.​

The trophies for the overall Victor and Victrix Lodorum, (the overall champion in a sports competition) were awarded to : (Victrix) Y7: Lily C; Y8 Domi W; Y9 Lauren G; Y10 Mia R. The Victor Lidorum: Y7 Alvaro R; Y8 Mason B; Y9 Xander P; Y10 Reuben T

The Field events cup was presented to Evie H in Y10 and the George Blackburn Cup, awarded for middle and long distance running was won by Beck H-H in Y9.

After two days of fierce competition, the winners of this year’s sports day, taking over from Red House, with ‘lightning’ speed is ……………… Zeus! Congratulations. A fabulous team effort, from Y7 – 10.

The next round of House competition is rounders and softball in just over a week. Sign up, tell your Captains you want to play.

Kenya Textiles Bag Project – Thank You!!!

Over 400 bags!!!

Thank you so much to everyone that has contributed beautifully made bags and stationery to the project.
We hope you have enjoyed the experience of making them. It has been really nice to hear all the stories connected to the fabrics and decor behind each bag. So much time, creativity and thought have been put into them.

They have all been packed ready for us to take early on Thursday morning alongside the Inspirations Expedition 2018 team.

Without all the community spirit we could not have collected as many as we have! So another big thank you to the SWBCLT who have spread the word.

The project will run again next year. So please keep making and collecting the bags we so often take for granted. They are going to be cherished and admired by so many people in our partnership community and schools in Kenya.

We hope you enjoyed taking part and there will be lots of pictures to share on our return.

Make sure you follow us on our journey in Kenya:

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STEM Wind Turbine engineering challenge

Yr7 and YR8 students took part in a STEM Wind Turbine engineering challenge in collaboration with the BoxED UWE program of events. Students had to design and build a turbine that would generate enough power to run mobile device.

Ashton Park Charity Fun Run 2018

What you need to know!

  • When? Wednesday 20th June, 4pm start
  • Who? Open to everyone!
  • Why? To raise money for our local cancer charity Penny Brohn
  • How far? Full course will be 5km but there will be shorter option available
  • Do I need to run? No, you can run, jog or walk. Wearing fancy dress is welcomed but optional.
  • How do I enter? Simply grab a sponsorship form from PE, The House Hub, 6th Form or reception and raise a minimum of £3. Bring your money along on the day.

Saturday Art Club – Tote Bags for Charity

Get your craft on! Come and join us at the ace Harbourside Hub and set free your creativity at our monthly art workshops for kids!

Saturday Art Club - Tote Bags for Charity

Get your craft on! Come and join us at the ace Harbourside Hub and set free your creativity!

We are very pleased to be providing more art activities for children and their families at Bristol Energy Hub.

// DECORATE A TOTEBAG \\

At this workshop, children get to decorate TWO tote bags with hand stitched felt designs – one to take home and one will be donated to Ashton Park School . Their textiles students have made cloth tote bags to take and hand out to the children in Kenya and Tanzania, when they embark on their annual expedition to build classrooms and provide educational materials. The children were delighted with these bags last year as they have many uses for them, including using them as school bags or for storing their clothes in.

Book your place only £3.50 per child and drop by between 10am -12pm

Very limited spaces so please book early – Free drinks and snacks for kids and grown ups

For more info please call Karen 07974 332213

Please visit here for information about the charity – https://swbclt.org.uk/bags-for-children-in-kenya/

Terms & Conditions

Our activities are suitable for children aged 5 and above.

Grown ups must stay with young children. Any unsupervised children are left at your discretion and are your responsibility at all times.

Limited spaces so book early.

Sponsored By

Bristol Energy

Kenya Textiles Bag Project 2018

Some of you may remember that last year a few year 9 textiles classes had the opportunity to get creative and make their own tote bags. We took these to Kenya to give to children in one of out partner schools – it was amazing and they adored them.

This year we have been hard at work to incorporate the project into our Year 9 Textiles scheme of work again. We are also opening up the project to the wider school and community with the help of the South West Bristol Co-Operative Learning Trust.

We can all get creative and share the experience, so exciting.

The official launch in school is mid April but if you would like to begin making over the Easter holidays please do!

You can get a step by step of how to make a tote bag at home by following the link below:

https://swbclt.org.uk/bags-for-children-in-kenya/

Plus a background as to why we have chosen bags as the context is really important.

Alternatively you can buy pre-made tote bags for as little as 50p in shops such as hobby craft and decorate them – some PSHE groups in school will get the opportunity to do this with Mr.Miller and Ms.Sharma in their lessons!

It is such a great project and brings so much joy through creativity, making and giving! Join in!

Any completed bags can be given to Ms.Sharma. We look forward to seeing all of your amazing creations!

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