Adventures in Drama… the year so far…

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The Drama department has been a busy place since September with a huge variety of things going on. We started this school year with visits from the Guildhall Creative Roadshow for Year 9 who came and did a workshop with both Year 9 Acting groups about careers within the Creative industries and various pathways. These […]

Friends of ALNS Events

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Jenny Docherty Clairvoyant Evening Friday 9th November 7.30pm. Over 18’s only. We still have a few tickets remaining for this event, if interested please contact [email protected] for tickets, only £5 each.   The Friends would like to thank the Parents who have kindly donated to the PE equipment request, we will continue collecting until the end […]

Friends of ALNS – The 100 Club

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The Friends made the first draw today with the winning numbers being: 1st Number:  34  2nd Number 48 Mrs Holness and Mrs Walker have both received their winnings.  We would still welcome additional members and if you would like to join us please contact [email protected] for details. All money raised after paying out winners will […]

Hot Chocolate with the Headteacher – 19th October 2018

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This week Mrs Hardingham and Mrs Holness were joined by five students for the last Hot Chocolate Friday of this Half-Term!   Callum, Dianna, Sam, Tyler and Zoard were all nominated by their Heads of House for going over and beyond this past week.   All photos can be used by using #HotChocFri on Twitter! […]

Year 7 & 8 Disco

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After discussion with students the Disco on 2nd November will not be fancy dress. Tickets are £5 and will be on sale before school every morning 7.50-8.20am until Tuesday 30th October, no tickets available on the night. Money raised from all events will provide resources to benefit students. Thank you. Jan Andrews Chair of the […]

Friends of ALNS – Upcoming Events

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Year 7 and 8 Disco – Friday 2nd November: Tickets are available before school on Monday 15th – Friday 19th October. There will be no tickets available on the door. We are also collecting any unwanted toiletries for a stall to raise funds for our Rock Challenge Team, any donations can be left at Reception. […]

Personal Development Day 2

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On Wednesday 3rd October we had our second personal development day of the year. Personal Development Days are an opportunity for our students to undertake a range of different activities exploring different issues and learning styles. Year 7 either went to the Weald and Downland Museum or undertook their CAT tests followed by an afternoon […]

Teach Portsmouth week in Performance

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The week beginning the 1st October saw the beginning of “Teach Portsmouth” week. Within Performance at ALNS we decided we were going to make this a really special week full of unusual opportunities for our students and teachers. The week began with compiling videos recorded by our ex-students, many of who are now teachers, dancers […]

Hot Chocolate with the Headteacher – Friday 5th October 2018

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  This week Mrs Hardingham and Mrs Holness were joined by six students for a very busy Hot Chocolate Friday!   Alesia-Theodora, Arman, Ethan, Molly, Daisy and Holly were all nominated by Senior Leaders and Heads of Houses to receive the Award.   All photos can be used by using #HotChocFri on Twitter!   Well […]

Teach Portsmouth – Students Leading Learning

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Today as part of the Teach Portsmouth Week (a city-wide event celebrating teaching) Our amazing triple science pupils were set the task of researching, planning and delivering a Science-related story from the news to their peers. Given the freedom to research any relevant aspect of Biology, Chemistry or Physics, the topics varied from recently discovered evidence […]

Teach Portsmouth – Songwriting Session with Billy Gregory

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Yesterday as part of the Teach Portsmouth Week (a city-wide event celebrating teaching) our Year 10 Music class were very lucky to have ex-student Billy Gregory join them and lead an afternoon of songwriting. Billy, who studied songwriting at university and is pursuing a career in music, shared his expertise and passion, inspiring our students […]

Teach Portsmouth – Public Speaking with Hayden Taylor

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Yesterday we were very fortunate to be joined by Hayden Taylor, an ex student and current Governor, who led a session on public-speaking for our Prefect Team. Hayden is the founder and Managing Director of UNLOC which is a student enterprise organisation that provides opportunities for young people to develop their skills as leaders, future […]