Recent Activities & News
Autumn Term 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 email@example.com
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!
Mazak Industrial Cadets Presentation - March 2018
On Friday 16th March the students who took part in the Industrial Cadets Programme at Mazak did a presentation of their experience. They were very enthusiastic talking about what they did at Mazak and we already have plans for some other students to take part next year. Tara Tinton worked really hard supporting the students both at Mazak and back at school to help them prepare for the presentation. The students were presented with their Bronze Award EDT qualification and received a certificate and badge. We are all very proud of their achievements.
Life Beyond School Event - March 2018
Thank you to everyone who attended this event. There were a lot of different providers giving students, parents and staff useful information regarding options available when students leave Regency High School. The stalls at the event were - Young Adults Team (Social Care) Muddy Boots Heart of Worcestershire College, Wild Goose, Mencap / Employ me Kidderminster College, Corran Dean, Queen Alexandra College Spectrum days, Dimensions, Glasshouse College Myriad, Exalon, Derwen College Amber Centre, Our way, Connect Centres Lift training, WCC Travel assistance and Speak Easy Now. If you would like to discuss transition or have any other questions about the information provided from the event please contact Tom George on 07837 737561 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snow at Regency High School - March 2018
Below are photographs of the Regency High School carpark during the heavy snowfall on the 1st and 2nd of March. Our fantastic site management team managed to make the site safe enough for children to return to school on the following Monday.
Duke of Edinburgh Training - March 2018
Regency High Schools D of E group ventured out of school in the snow to carry out some training for their upcoming expedition.
Worcestershire Skills Show - March 2018
On Wednesday 7th March 40 students from Years 10–14 went to the Worcestershire Skills Show which was held at the Chateau Impney Hotel. This event gave them the opportunity to interact with Worcestershire's employers from a variety of industries including: Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths, Hospitality & Catering, Advertising, Marketing Professional Services and Public Services. They were given the opportunity to gain an understanding of the career pathways available to them and to find out about the skills and qualifications that employers are really looking for. It was an excellent event and the students really enjoyed taking part in the ‘have a go’ activities.
Mazak Industrial Cadet Programme - February 2018
This is the first time Mazak had students from a special school on their Industrial Cadet Programme. It was a fantastic opportunity for six lucky students to participate for a whole week at Mazak and were even supplied with uniforms! They had a factory tour and learnt all about what Mazak do and make. They did teambuilding tasks daily which were fun building games. They all had a day each in Sheet Metal where they learnt to cut, bend and weld metal and in the electrics department where they soldered wires and made all the parts for an Electrical Sub Assembly! One group had their electric jobs signed off and will actually be used somewhere in the world in a Mazak machine! They all had a fantastic week and learnt so much as well as thoroughly enjoying themselves, especially with all of the amazing food that was given to us every day! Chris Morris the Learning and Development Advisor from Mazak said it was an absolute pleasure working with our students and that they were an absolute credit to our school.
Mock Interviews - February 2018
On Wednesday 28th February we held our first mock interviews at school for twenty two year 12 and 13 students. We have excellent links with a local company called SouthCo and four of their representatives ran the interviews. The students were given both written and verbal feedback and it was a very successful event. The interviewers found this a very rewarding experience and really enjoyed working with the students. Here is some of the feedback from the students: 'It was the best experience I have ever had', 'It was really useful because I have a college interview this week', 'It was a great experience', 'It went really well' & 'It was amazing'.
Pancake Day at MSF Afterschool Club - February 2018
The children made the mixture and then cooked their own pancakes. Everybody thought they were delicious and most went back for seconds!
Autumn Term 2017
Christmas Lunch - December 2017
On the last week of term all staff and students enjoyed a delicious Christmas Dinner together, cooked by our fantastic kitchen team. The school hall was decorated with Christmas decorations, Christmas crackers and each child used a placemat that they had designed themselves as part of a competition. It was a festive event enjoyed by all.
Christmas Church Service - December 2017
On Monday the 18th of December students put on a brilliant church service to staff and parents at St Barnabas Church, Worcester. The service started with children giving presentations about what Christmas means to them, followed by Carol Singing and then songs were sang by our brilliant choir. It was a lovely event in a beautiful setting.
Christmas Wishing Tree - December 2017
We were kindly donated a fantastic Christmas Tree by Davids Nurseries. The tree has been decorated with 'Wishes for Christmas' from students across school. The tree can be found in reception if parents/carers wish to have a look.
Presentation from Mazak - November 2017
Well done to one of our students in 5TR who won the prize for building the highest tower at the Jobs Fair on 18th October 2017. Mazak presented the winner with a certificate, water bottle, pen and hat on the 24th November 2017.
The World Skills Show - NEC Birmingham - November 2017
On the 17th November 2017 Key Stage 5 went to The World Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham – this is the nations largest skills and careers event. The students really enjoyed it. Some of the words used to describe the event are: awesome, a great experience, impressive, inspirational, challenging, entertaining, amazing and epic.
Certificate Ceremony - November 2017
On the 16th November we held the first ever Certificate Ceremony at Regency High School to celebrate the qualifications that students had achieved throughout 2016 and 2017. It was a great evening enjoyed by current students, previous students, parents and staff. Well done to all of our students all of your hard work, you should be very proud of your achievements.
Children in Need - November 2017
On Tuesday 14th November Malvern Special Families after school cookery club had a visit from a very special visitor. Pudsey bear came along to see what the children had made and stayed for lots of photos and cuddles The children were very pleased to see him and every child that had their photo taken will receive their own photo. If you are interested in joining MSF please go to the Malvern Special Families page on our website.
Remembrance Service - November 2017
The whole school joined together for a special Remembrance Service on Monday 13th November. The service started by a student lighting the Peace Candle followed by another student reading his own poem called ‘Remembrance’. Two main prayers were featured, ‘Lest we Forget’ and ‘We will remember’, the latter one involving the lighting of six candles to remember those that have, and are, affected by war. The choir sang two songs, one called ‘Remembrance’ and the other called ‘A wish for Peace’, with the last one sending tingles up our spines. Dave Waldron, from the Royal British Legion, recited the Exhortation and Kohima to signify the beginning and end of the two minutes silence and the service closed with a Blessing from Reverend Julieann. With the centenary of World War 1 next year, we hope to hold a special Remembrance service in the local church when we look forward to welcoming parents and the wider community to our commemoration.
Monster Ball - October 2017
On Halloween (Tuesday the 31st of October) Team Enterprise in collaboration with Malvern Special Families, hosted a Monster Ball for the entire school. We had spooky dances in the hall, and ‘fingers in rolls’ to eat! We ran a variety of games including…Pin the Nose on the Witch, Yucky Dip, Skeleton Skittles, How many Rings in the Jar. Everyone had a devilishly good time.
Jobs Fair - October 2017
On Wednesday 18th October we held a Jobs Fair at school with the support from Sue Fitzmaurice (SouthCo), Clare Gilkes (Jobcentre Plus) and Tom George (Careers and Transitions Advisor). This was an opportunity for students to find out about different jobs, ask questions and take part in some ‘have a go’ activities. This was a great success and there was lots of positive feedback both from the employers and the students.
Worcester Foodbank Harvest - September 2017