Recent Activities & News
Spring Term 2019
Parliament Box - January 2019
This week, classes have been encouraged to inspire debate, deepen their understanding and create memorable learning experiences to the work of Parliament by using a wonderful Parliament loan box all the way from London itself! The loan box contained various items including: a Division Bell, Dispatch Box, cloth backdrops of the House of Lords and The House of Commons. It also contained a wig and The Speaker's Robes. Some pupils have been able to take part in their own House of Commons style debate and explore the process of how a Bill becomes law. See pictures of pupils and staff from 5EM!
Autumn Term 2018
Today we concluded our week of festive fun with discos. We would like to wish the families / carers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at Regency High School. We look forward to seeing everyone back in school on Monday 7th January 2019.
Thrive - December 2018
Today the Thrive Gardening group visited Webbs of Wychbold. We visited the animal department and focused on how to care for hedgehogs in the wild, especially with the forthcoming cold winter months. Clare allowed us to stroke the hedgehog who we temporarily named 'Amy'.
Victorian Market, Worcester - December 2018
5SJ and 4DT visited the Victorian Market in Worcester as part of their 'Out and About' and 'Learning about Money' modules. It was a fabulous day with lots of wonderful sights and sounds. The pupils were able to choose and buy gifts and cakes from the wonderful array of stalls.
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe - December 2018
4DT and 5KF been combining music and art to create themes, sound tracks and environments. We have used the sounds and sights in a rainforest to make instruments and music and The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe to build Narnia and make our own sound track.
The FA Disability Football Skills Event - November 2018
Worcester Christmas Lights Switch-on - November 2018
One of our students helped the Mayor, Councillor Jabba Riaz, to switch on the lights in Worcester on 22nd November 2018. To read more please click the following link in the Worcester News.
Certificate Ceremony - November 2018
On Thursday 22nd November we held our second Certificate Ceremony for students to collect their certificates for the qualifications and accrediations achieved during 2017/18. It was a lovely evening enjoyed by all!
Worcester University Sports Event - November 2018
On Monday 19th November, 7HC and 7TB took part in a sports event session held at the Worcester University Arena organised by the students of Worcester University. Regency High School students got to experience sessions in golf, volleyball, table tennis, curling and wheel chair basketball. The students have been able to access some new sports and interact with students from other local secondary schools. Well done to all of the students who took part in the sessions, efforts were excellent. Thank you to all staff and students at Worcester University for hosting the event.
Children In Need - November 2018
Thank you everyone for your help and generous donations in Children in Need this year. We have managed to raise £443.50 for this wonderful cause!
MAC Birmingham - November 2018
Students have been working with the MAC Birmingham staff to write and record their own song "Be Brave". This is a work in progress and students will be performing the completed song at the Christmas service. They have worked very hard on this and we think it's fantastic! We hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
"Hoop Guy" - November 2018
Staff and students had a fantatsic time at the hoop assembly, led by John Parnell "Hoop Guy" who contested on Britains Got Talent (video link here!). We were so pleased to have won the opportunity for him to come in and both demonstrate and teach his hooping skills! Well done to the staff and students who all shared their hoop demonstrations brilliantly!
Regency Remembers - November 2018
Regency High School held their Annual Remembrance Service to honour all those involved in the First World War and subsequent conflicts. The Service had a special twist to mark the Centenary of the ending of WW1. Members of the Royal British Legion and the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association (WSFRA) attended the service, parading their standards and adding an extra special feel to the whole ceremony. Mr. Nigel Fish, Chairman of the WSFRA, also played the bugle to mark the one minute’s silence. Pupils learnt about how the Worcestershire Regiment was involved in the First World War and how they could visit the Norton Barracks and follow an information trail around the village as well as enjoying a Commemorative Garden at St. Peter’s Garden Centre in Norton. In addition, pupils now know that the Regiment’s ‘colours’ (battle flags) can be seen in St. George’s Chapel in Worcester Cathedral. The Pupils of Regency ‘wowed’ the audience with their poems, dedications, ‘Thank Yous’, candle lighting, wreath laying and art work. The choir sung two beautiful songs which brought a few tears to people’s eyes. Every pupil in the school had made a poppy which then provided a stunning back drop to the whole proceedings. Thank you to all staff and pupils, and Rosie the Dog, who showed both respect and gratitude to all those involved in the wars. A memorable and befitting Remembrance Service to mark the Centenary of the end of the First World War.
Well done everyone!
New Age Curling Competition - October 2018
On Friday 19th October Regency High School hosted the Worcester schools new age curling competition. Eight primary schools and four secondary schools competed against each other in a round robin tournament. In the Primary school competition results saw Carnforth primary school battle against St Georges C of E in the final play off. Each team then won two ends, going into a deciding end. The game was extremely close with St Georges C of E winning by 1 point. In the secondary school competition was again very close. Regency High schools team of four year 8 boys played extremely well finishing joint 2nd place. In first place was New College Worcester winning 2 games.
The event was run by Regency High School Sports Leaders. The event was extremely successful and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Well done to the winning schools, all participants and Sports Leaders.
Regency High School PE team
Worcester Food Bank - October 2018
Our Harvest Festival this year was a true celebration of generosity. We needed two tables to display our gifts as opposed to the one we used last year. So a very big thank you to everyone for supporting our Festival and, ultimately, families across Worcester who are not as fortunate as us. Please see our certificate from the Worcester Foodbank, who also sent us these kind words: ‘Please find attached certificate of thanks in grateful receipt for the Harvest Festival food donation. We are really delighted and would love for you to thank the children for us'. Our Service was led by our three Year 7 classes, as they have been studying Christianity this term. 7AM started us off with a presentation called ‘Welcome to the Autumn Harvest’, and this was followed up by 7HC who focussed on answering the question, ‘What is Harvest?’ and 7TB read out three Harvest festival prayers. In addition, we had a wonderful presentation from 3JC, who shared their artwork based upon the famous artist Arcimboldo, who used fruit and vegetables as part of his creations.
Finally, a big mention for the choir who were fabulous. Their singing was loud and their signing excellent. We look forward to hearing from them again soon. Well done Mrs.Corteen!
What a fabulous Harvest Festival – well done everyone!
Pizza Making - September 2018
Students in Key Stage 5 made pizza using fresh ingredients. They made the dough base, tomato sauce and then chose four toppings of their choice.
Worcester History Month - 1st to 30th September 2018
Summer Term 2018
Regency High School Leavers Cake - Thank you!
Below is a photo of the magnificent cakes that a parent of one of our students (from Colston Bakery, Malvern) has very kindly baked for all of the Sixth Form students and staff. The class have said "how wonderful to be so appreciated".
Woodland Trust want to make sure that everyone in the UK has a chance to plant a tree. We have been lucky enough to win a pack of trees for the children to plant in the school's grounds. We are looking forward to the delivery of the saplings in November, as well as some exciting Science and Horticulture lessons is the autumn term!
The Generation Can Award - 12th July 2018
A huge Congratulations to one of our Teaching Assistants Anne-Marie for her award from This Generation CAN. This charity celebrates the inspirational stories of everyday heroes: children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and the adults who support them. Anne-Marie said it was a very enjoyable but also very emotional evening and is so proud of her award. Congratulations Anne-Marie - you really deserve it!
A Message for our New Year Group - July 2018
Hi there Year 6!
We are in Year 7 at Regency High School, and we wanted to tell you a little about starting at our high school. Please do not be nervous, we are a really friendly school and are looking forward to welcoming you all starting in September. We have had a great time during Year 7, and have learnt much, it’s hard to believe we were at primary school not so long ago. At Regency High School you will be supported by caring teaching staff, and a school that is well resourced; allowing you to fulfil your potential in a safe environment.
- We would like to share with you some of our feelings to help you to be excited and not nervous:
- We have a swing and a zip-wire, it is fun!
- We play games at break and lunch time. It is good fun.
- You will make a lot of new friends.
- We have a school dog. She is lovely and friendly.
- We have good play equipment outside.
- The teachers are really friendly.
- You will get to use proper equipment, like laptops, computers and exciting things in the science and food tech room.
- There are so many books to read. I like to read.
Summer Exams - 2018
It’s been a busy eight weeks whilst students have been sitting exams that they’ve been working hard for with their teachers and teaching assistants since September. This is the largest cohort Regency High School has ever had since starting examinations only a few years ago. In 2016-17 there were around 200 qualification entries compared to over 370 this year across 38 different qualifications. All of the exams ran smoothly and students remained calm after having questions and answer meetings, stress release sessions and revision slots prior to the exams. The team of trained invigilators, readers and scribes have also helped tremendously with the exam process. Although some results are back there is still an anxious wait for both teachers and students over the summer holidays until results day on Thursday 23rd August 2018.
Well done for all of your hard work.
Duke of Edinburgh Award - July 2018
Towards the end of June a group of pupils successfully completed the Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award culminating in an expedition across the Malvern Hills. The weather was fantastic and the pupils demonstrated all the skills they had developed over the year. Pupils had to carry all their own belongings for two full days; carrying a tent, camping stove, food, sleeping bag, mat and much more. They had to demonstrate to a DofE assessor they could map read, cook a meal and put up a tent in addition to giving a presentation to the whole school during an assembly. Each day pupils had to walk for 6 hours carrying a full size expedition rucksack. Over the year pupils have also had to volunteer, learn a new skill and improve their performance in a sport of their choice. This year eleven pupils have successfully completed their Bronze Award.
Willow Boat Trust Trip - 4th July 2018
Class SC went out on the Willow Boat on the 4th July 2018. The children had a chance to drive the boat and sit out on the deck. We saw swans and ducks and waved to other people as they passed us in their boats. The weather was beautiful and we all had a lovely day.
Sports Day - 3rd July 2018
Sports Day afternoon was fantastic. It gave the students a chance to compete in events that they have been learning within PE lessons and was well attended by parents. Events included the 60m hurdles, 60m sprint, a 200m and a 400m run, javelin throw, Long jump and the exciting relay races. The events were highly competitive and extremely entertaining. 3SC and 5BA played volleyball in the sports hall. Parents joined us for a competitive game between all four houses. It was a tight game but BLUE HOUSE won overall. #
The overall results were YELLOW 123 (WINNERS!), RED 120, BLUE 117 and GREEN 120.
Worcestershire Educations Awards - 20th June 2018
A massive congratulations to our 'Unsung Hero' finalist Kevin Beck, Site Manager, who came second in the Worcestershire Education Awards. Congratulations Kevin, on behalf of all of the staff and students at Regency High School we all appreciate everything that you do for us on a daily basis.
Stop Motion Animation - June 2018
One of our classes created a stop motion animation as part of their English project in the Spring term. They developed story ideas including narratives, characters and settings. They then worked together to make the animation which required them to effectively use their speaking and listening skills.
THRIVE Gardening Group at BBC Gardeners' World Live - June 2018
Regency High School's Thrive Group have been working hard this week to design and create a wonderful garden feature at the BBC Gardeners' World Live Event held at the NEC in Birmingham. Their ideas have created a path called the ‘Garden of Celebration’ that represents different aspects including a pond area as a quiet place to reflect, a sensory path with lots of lavender and herbs, a tree to represent the support of the Thrive therapists and volunteers and a celebratory area where students made a cake out of moss and plants! Whilst designing their garden, the students have considered the use of space and the therapeutic aspects of horticulture by using plants to improve physical and mental health, as well as communication and thinking skills.
After the judges had made their decisions the students were delighted to find out that they had won a Silver Merit and the 'Best Outdoor Feature'. The garden area is available to see at the NEC until 17th June 2018 where you can write your own quote on a leaf and hang on a wooden tree.
"We are so proud of our pupils and the amazing work that they do with the Thrive project. Thrive is a charity offering Therapeutic Horticulture, and runs from Kings Heath Park in Birmingham. Pupils and staff have visited the project, on a weekly basis since September and have worked through all weathers to learn the skills that have helped them to achieve this fantastic award at Gardeners' World Live, it is well deserved by all involved." Sara Harding, Headteacher.
Team Enterprise - June 2018
As part of a Team Enterprise Project we are making keyrings made with your own personal photos. Order your keyrings for just £2.50 each by sending in your choice of photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org
Worcestershire Education Awards 2018
Kevin Beck our Site Manager has been shortlisted in the Unsung Hero category of the Worcestershire Education Awards 2018. Congratulations Kevin for all of your hard work!
Royal Wedding Union Jack - May 2018
As part of a Thrive activity some students chose to draw a union flag to celebrate the Royal Wedding on Saturday 19th May 2018.
Spring Term 2018
Easter Celebration - March 2018
The Easter service was a great success with over 40 parents and visitors attending. The celebration started with the upbeat song ‘Jubilation’ with pupils from 3SC bringing Christian symbols and artefacts to the front altar. Reverend Julieann and Reverend Kalantha then shared with us the meaning behind lots of interesting items in their large Easter basket. This was followed by Alex Dearn reciting an Easter prayer. The main focus of the Service was on other Faiths’ religious festivals and how they compared to the Christian Easter Festival. Pupils shared with us information concerning Ramadan, Diwali and Hanukkah. We watched videos, listened to recordings and powerpoint presentations as well as admired some creative large sized candles decorated with key words, pictures and symbols from the four different faiths studied. The Easter Service not only served to remind us why we celebrate Easter but helped us understand the practices and customs of others, thus, hopefully increasing our respect, tolerance and awareness of other people, a key aim of the school. All the pupils involved helped make it a wonderful celebration and Reverend Julieann did comment that she felt it would be the best Easter Service she would attend this week.
Well done everyone!