Year 11 leaver Sofia Bruni along with assistance from fellow leavers Thonkhaw Sriperm and Esther Le Comte organised a staff cake competition which was held at lunchtime today in our TCC. Staff paid £1 to enter the competition and bake a cake or cupcake/traybake selection. Sofia is raising funds to create a mural celebrating diversity and equality which will be situated outside the school library. Staff baked a great selection of cakes which were sold off at the end of the competition. Ms Spivey and Mr Wharton judged the cakes and announced the three winning entries (pictured below). Well done to Sofia for a very successful event.
It was perfect weather this year for our annual Sports Day. Tutor groups have been working hard over the last week preparing flags and torches with the 'Ceremonial Counties' theme. Pupils paraded onto the school field to some fantastic tunes provided by Music pupils. Field events took place over the past weeks and today we focused on the track races. Well done to all the medal winners. A huge congratulations to Lauren Jervis, 9E, who won the Sports Day trophy for a great overall performance.
Calling all parents/carers (in particular Year 6) Please be aware that as the swimming pool is now closed pupils are not required to have a swimming costume/swim shorts or cap as part of their PE kit.
Ms Spivey, Headteacher
Year 7 have enjoyed a day focusing on safety today. Pupils were engaged throughout the day in sessions run by RNLI, St John Ambulance, Springfield pupils, British Transport Police in association with South West Trains and Mrs Mandrill. Pupils experienced a great array of sessions including learning the recovery position and other First Aid skills led by St John Ambulance as well as CPR thanks to Mrs Mandrill. Year 10 pupil volunteers also presented excellent self-esteem ‘change maker’ sessions. Pupils learned the dangers of the sea thanks to an informative session run by RNLI. It was been a great day full of pupil participation – thank you to all the volunteers who gave up their time today.
A special thank you to all who have contributed to the appeal for items for a new secondary school in rural Zambia. The contributions were collected this afternoon and will reach Zambia in the next 3 months. For more information about the charity please visit www.vinjeruschooltrust.org
Year 6 pupils arrived this morning to start their two-day induction at Springfield. Pupils were greeted by their tutors-to-be and were escorted to their new tutor bases. Year 10 tutor group pupil assistants then gave thorough tours of the school. The rest of the day gave them an insight into Springfield school life. Sessions included a great drama production by Soloman Theatre Company and a trail as well. Needless to say they will all be exhausted by 3.30pm. The fun continues tomorrow!
Year 6 parents/carers - do not forget that the Parent Induction Evening takes place on Wednesday 5th July 2017, your child will be bringing a letter home with them tonight giving more detail.
Springfield pupils will be performing at the Portsmouth Schools' Music Festival concert at the Portsmouth Guildhall on Tuesday 4th July. Tickets can be obtained in advance using the link below (recommended) or you can buy tickets at the door on the evening.
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Year 10 pupils had the opportunity to sample life at Highbury College, Portsmouth College and Southdowns College today. The taster day allows pupils to get a feel for the college of their choice and find out a bit more about the courses on offer. Thanks to the colleges for letting us visit!
Pictured above pupils finding out a bit more about 'Animal Care' at Highbury College.
Many pupils have been spending their lunchtimes busily practising in the music department for upcoming grade exams. Good luck to all the pupils who are taking practical music exams at the moment!
Mrs Latif, Head of Music
Thank you to Scottish and Southern Electric (Havant branch) for visiting our Year 10 pupils today and giving them an insight into the interesting variety of jobs available. Pupils had the opportunity to sit with guests and question them about their specific job role and organisation. Pupils found out everything from how the electricity is generated and provided to households, the customer services roles as well the skills required to become an employee of Scottish and Southern Electric. Many thanks again to Scottish and Southern Electric for giving up their time to visit us today.
We said a fond farewell to our Year 11s today. Ms Creighton and Mr Franklin sent them on their way with an up-beat leavers' assembly reflecting on the year group's time at Springfield. The assembly was a celebration of the pupils' school life over the past five years with alternative Springfield awards, subject awards, a story incorporating every pupil's surname, some great photos (Year 7 to present day) and lots of reminiscing. Year 11 pupil Deborah Mathew also treated everyone to an uplifting musical performance of 'Rip Tide'. The assembly was enjoyed by all. Goodbye and good luck Year 11 - the future starts here!